Lions and Tigers and Bloody Marys, oh my!

April 26, 2015
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One of my favorite people-watching, thirst-quenching spots at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the Dawa Bar. Situated in a prime (and shady!) location in front of Tusker House, it’s a great spot to take in the atmosphere of Harambe Village and the ideal place to sit, relax and enjoy the wonderful entertainment that is performed adjacent to the Dawa Bar throughout the day. On a recent visit, I discovered another reason to love the Dawa Bar – they have introduced four signature Bloody Mary cocktails, each with a unique twist on the original brunch favorite. I love a spicy Bloody Mary so I opted to go for the African Bloody...
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Quiet Moments

April 25, 2015
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Do you ever savor moments at Walt Disney World? Do you have a favorite spot that provides you with nostalgia of past visits? I sure do. I’ll show you what I mean. Each trip, I look forward to finding new ‘favorite spots’ or revisiting old ones. When I sat down to write this article, I thought, ‘my favorite spot is the little alley in Magic Kingdom next to Uptown Jewelers. I enjoy sitting and listening to the voice lessons being given, or the dance lessons being taken. And the birds singing, I love that’.  Then I thought, ‘no, no, my favorite spot is standing at the end of the...
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A Diamond in the Rough

April 24, 2015
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Have you heard? Disneyland is turning 60 this year. There’s going to be a huge celebration, an amazing new parade and a brand new World of Color show. Guests can experience the magic beginning on May 22nd, but what about guests who have visited in the first half of the year? Any day at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is a good day, but a lot of the usual magic has been missing. In order to get ready for the Diamond Anniversary, an unusually large number of attractions have been closed recently. Some are getting major overhauls while others are just getting spruced up a bit. The entire land...
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Disneyland Paris has swung into Spring!

April 24, 2015
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I have been back from Disneyland Paris around a week or so now… and I’m still enthusing about it’s overall beauty. I must admit I have fallen a little in love with the park. So I thought I would share some photographs to show you why. Firstly, this is the entrance. It is incredibly grand! Also, the Mickey floral is outside the park, which is different to the parks in the USA. Also, the partners studio (Walt and Mickey) is in Walt Disney Studios here (which I will save to review in another post). The park is dressed beautifully for Spring. From lamp-posts, banners and topiaries, the park is...
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Snapchat Disney Fun

April 23, 2015
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When my friend Kristen introduced Snapchat to me in 2013, I was a little hesitant to download the application. Frankly, I did not think it offered anything that I could not accomplish with a direct message on Twitter or Facebook. Additionally, it had the stigma of being a app for teens and tweens. Why on earth would I need another social media app to waste my time on? Regardless of my initial feelings, I went ahead and downloaded it. After almost two years of sending and receiving snapchats, I can now admit that Snapchat has brightened many of my days with fun, goofy moments from friends. As a Disney...
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The Best Things to Eat at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

April 22, 2015
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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge with my parents to celebrate my mom’s birthday. My dad and I really wanted her to feel loved, appreciated, and special, so we ate at all of the restaurants at AKL! I don’t think I ever had a yummier weekend. I compiled a list of my favorite menu items from each restaurant, so that whenever you find yourself staying or visiting there, you’ll have some ideas on what’s great to order. Boma Although dinner at Boma is what gets all the hype, my favorite time to eat there is for breakfast. My first helping...
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Do you TsumTsum?

April 22, 2015
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I have a problem. I am addicted to Tsum Tsum. Have you heard of Tsum Tsum yet? Perhaps you have heard of the adorable plush from the Disney Store. Or perhaps like me, you saw people talking about this new Tsum Tsum game and went to check it out. And got horribly horribly hooked on it. So what is Tsum Tsum? Its this crazy fun puzzle game that started in Japan. It came to the US maybe 6 months ago. The first thing you need to do, if you want to be able to save your game and play with others (which is very helpful!) in addition to downloading...
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Ringing the bells of Notre Dame – in New Jersey!

April 21, 2015
Ringing the bells of Notre Dame – in New Jersey!

Hello all!  A few weeks ago, I was very fortunate to see a play at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.  Although I’m an NJ native/resident, this was the first time I had ever been to this theater.  The show that made me finally break this trend was “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”  I received a flyer in the mail about the upcoming performance, and I jumped at the chance to see it.   This version of Hunchback is done by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Group and features music from the 1996 Disney animated movie (which was done by 2 familiar Disney names: Alan Menken – music...
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