How Do You Measure The Years?

August 28, 2014
Photo by Rebecca C

 Decades of Impressions With my next trip to WDW near weeks away, I sit rocking on my front porch, a bit nostalgic, reflecting on why I adore Walt Disney World and Disney history, in a way that may be more than normal, and recall that it began at a very early age. With each trip to WDW, I’m flooded with goose bumps and anticipation. Each trip stitches another memory to the quilt that wraps my past and future self. I find myself scrolling through the collection of memories that stand out in my mind as formative magical moments. My parents first brought me to WDW when I was in...
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Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney – Part 4

August 28, 2014
Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney – Part 4

France Beyond Disneyland Paris For the last part of this series, we turn now to looking at France beyond the Disney Parks. When you are here at home, you can go anywhere and you are likely to see Disney related items. Go to a Hallmark store and you find ornaments, cards and plushes of a Disney related flavor either characters or from movies. Go to a Target or Walmart and you find stickers and kid’s games.  At a Macy’s kids clothes abound with Disney inspired motifs. Recently adult wear has been appearing with Snow White and Maleficent clothing.  Having left the Mickey-saturated environs of Disneyland Paris, we weren’t really...
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Tour Experiences at Walt Disney World

August 27, 2014
Our group during the Fort Wilderness Back Trail Adventure

As a Disney Vacation Club Member and frequent Walt Disney World traveler (I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been!) sometimes I’m looking to do something new and different on a trip to WDW. One of the many tours offered are a great way to see Walt Disney World in a different way. The best way to see the various tour experiences currently offered is the Walt Disney World Tours and Events website. Filtering on “Park Tours” reveals 18 different options as of the writing of this article. Tours can range vary in terms of price, length, and parks visited. They can be as simple as the Epcot Behind...
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Listening Delights – Some Podcasts To Try!

August 26, 2014
Listening Delights – Some Podcasts To Try!

From my first visit to Walt Disney World to now, I can’t believe the quantity and quality of advice there is for the first time visitor. On my first trip, I was mainly reliant on guidebooks, however now there is so much information available within a few clicks but the issue now is quality of such advice. Well this fanzone piece is going to recommend something for your listening pleasure – podcasts. They offer a wealth of advice from everyday folk like myself who in the majority only podcast because they love their subject matter. Unfortunately many people aren’t aware of how to listen or think it’s too complex....
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Remember the Magic!

August 26, 2014
Remember the Magic!

My childhood was pretty eventful. I had lots of things happen to me as a child. I remember very little about my first trip to Walt Disney World, with the exception of the “Mickey Mania” parade (still know all of the words) but my next trip to Walt Disney World was (and still is) one of my most memorable out of my 10 trips to the parks. The year was 1996. Yes, the year of the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney World. I still have tons of video from this trip, mainly covering the parades and fireworks and the ambiance of the parks. I confess, I was 5 years...
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Fall Into Excitement With the Disney Parks Moms Panel Search

August 25, 2014
Fall Into Excitement With the Disney Parks Moms Panel Search

It’s that time of year again…summer is winding down, school kicks into action, and of course, social media sites and online Disney forums are buzzing with excitement about the 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel Search. If you are unfamiliar with the Disney Parks Moms Panel, it is an online resource for vacationers who are looking for advice on planning a Disney vacation. Guests submit their questions about traveling to the Disney Parks through an online form. The questions are reviewed and are then answered by one of the Disney Parks Moms Panelists (although not all questions are answered due to the volume of questions received). The Disney Parks Moms...
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Debating a Disney Cruise

August 24, 2014
Debating a Disney Cruise

We’ve been tossing around the idea of a Disney Cruise to Alaska for a while now. I imagine majestic views, unspoiled nature, and wildlife which seem like the perfect combination for our maiden voyage. The sticking point from moving from daydreaming to reality has been perceived value. On the face of it, the Alaska Disney cruise seems expensive but is it really compared to our typical Walt Disney World trips? I decided to try to find out. The base cost for an Alaskan Disney Cruise for our family of four during the summer when we would typically visit Walt Disney World is $5561.41. The cruise essentially wraps lodging, food,...
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Disney-Created Sporting Events

August 24, 2014
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It’s time for another “Disney Super Sport Sunday.”  Last week we examined my favorite Disney-created series, runDisney.  The fun doesn’t stop with runDisney though.  There are more sports opportunities at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for athletes and fans throughout the year.  Let’s take a look at a few.  First, Disney Fit Challenge is new and coming to the complex in September.  ESPN Fantasy Football Convention just wrapped up this weekend and was wildly successful.  Disney Cup International has inspired youth soccer players from around the world.  And finally the Drew Brees Passing Academy gives high school players the chance to learn from professional players and coaches.  Disney-created sporting events are...
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Listening Delights – Some Podcasts To Try!

Listening Delights – Some Podcasts To Try!

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Stacey J. Aswad, Must Do Disney Host: Get the Latest BUZZ!

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Favorite Disney World Park

Favorite Disney World Park

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Going Back To Disney’s Future

Going Back To Disney’s Future

  My first trip to Walt Disney World was twenty-two years ago. Needless to...

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