Coast to Coast

November 27, 2015

For the second year in a row, I completed runDisney’s Coast to Coast Challenge in the span of one week.  The Coast to Coast Challenge medal is earned by runDisney participants, who complete an endurance race that is half marathon (13.1 miles) or better at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland in the same calendar year.  I chose Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon and the Avengers Half Marathon weekends for the second consecutive years for several reasons.  The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is my favorite special event at Walt Disney World.  Having a race during the festival pretty much guarantees my attendance in perpetuity.  This race happens at night...
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Disney History of November 26th

November 26, 2015

Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. There is a great deal of Disney history on November 26th. Here are some of the events that occurred on this day in Disney history: 1937 – Pluto’s Quin-Puplets cartoon written by Earl Hurd and directed by Ben Sharpsteen is released. 1938 – Flora Disney, mother to Walt and Roy O. passed away at the age of 70 due to asphyxiation from a faulty furnace in her new Los Angeles, California home that her sons had built for her. 1943 – Disney’s Home Defense starring Donald Duck and written by Carl Barks and Jack Hannah is released. The short was directed...
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Disney Sports News

November 25, 2015

From college hoops to a global sporting event for wounded warriors hosted by a prince, Disney Sports has lined up a phenomenal 6-month schedule of events and experiences for sporting fans of all ages. Let’s take a look at what Disney Sports has in store at the Walt Disney World Resort and the fabulous 230-acre ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.   AdvoCare Invitational  College hoops and Thanksgiving weekend go together like mash potatoes and gravy. It is no wonder the 2015 AdvoCare Invitational at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is the perfect family feast of Division-I basketball competition at the HP Field House. The bracket-format tournament...
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

November 25, 2015

Disneyland is decked out in style for the season. No, not that season… The Season of the Force. Star Wars has taken over Tomorrowland.   Space Mountain is now Hyperspace Mountain. Guests fly through space to an all new sound track and engage in an X-Wing dog fight against the Empire. Star Tours now includes added scenes from the upcoming movie and the Tomorrowland Terrace has re-opened as the Galactic Grill. The new menu features some inventive new items, like the First Order Specialty Burger, a chorizo and beef burger served on a black bun. Kids can order a Jawa Turkey Sand-wich on Bantha Blue Milk Bread. For dessert,...
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The Art of Something Special!

November 24, 2015

Do you have any Jim Shore collectibles?  My Mom and I have been selecting special pieces for the last few years. It all started when we were in Disney Spring (Downtown Disney) one year and Mr. Jim Shore himself was signing pieces at the Art of Disney. We took a look at all that was offered and found the pieces to be very unique and affordable. Each piece is timeless and there are so many to choose from. Jim Shore is known as a folk artist. His pieces are made of cast resin. He can been seen on QVC and has a very extensive website.  His partnership with Disney has...
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Animal Actors on your list to see at Universal Orlando

November 24, 2015

I don’t understand a lot of things. I don’t understand why people keep encouraging Justin Bieber’s behaviour. I don’t understand why the world says they hate Selfie Sticks, and I see them multiplying like a plague everywhere I go. I mainly don’t understand why so many guests see live action shows as a second thought. They will visit them only when they have done everything else. This mindset needs to change because people are seriously missing out. I love animal acts. I could watch a dog do tricks for hours, and it would never get old to me. That’s probably why I love Universal Studios Florida’s attraction “Animal Actors...
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November Recipe Test Mickey’s Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

November 23, 2015

Hello everyone!  I wanted something different for this years Thanksgiving dessert.  I looked online and found on the Disney Family website Mickey’s Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.  Now my first thought was The Writer’s Stop in Disney Hollywood Studio’s and the Carrot Cake Cookie.  Oh yummy.  I looked at the recipe, I had most everything but the pumpkin & cream cheese for the frosting on hand.  I love to keep food staples in my kitchen to have just for a recipe such as this.  Making the recipe was fairly easy, the hardiest which wasn’t to hard was the piping of the ears for Mickey.  Make sure you have a bowl of...
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Top 3 turkey sandwiches at Disney World

November 22, 2015
Carved Turkey Sandwich - Be Our Guest

Thanksgiving dinner is great and all, but aren’t the leftover turkey sandwiches really the better meal? The only time other than Thanksgiving that I’m so stuffed and regretting eating so much is when I have the Disney Dining Plan!  Its just SO MUCH FOOD – but at least at Disney World you can walk it off.  I can’t say the same about Thanksgiving dinner. That’s where the portion-controlled turkey sandwich comes in – all the great flavors without the excess. I’ve had some delicious turkey sandwiches at Disney World and if I were lucky enough to be there this Thanksgiving here are my top 3 picks: #3: Turkey Leg – okay it’s...
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Finse, Norway - Top of the World

Discovering “Frozen” While Visiting My Family in Oslo, Norway (part II)

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The Haunted Mansion’s Black Widow Bride, Kat Cressida Has a Heart of Gold

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Registering for a runDisney Event

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King Christian

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Putting Your Disney Passion To Work

So many people would love the opportunity to work for Disney. For the extremely...


Idina Menzel (or what John Travolta would say “Adele Dazeem”) at the Walt Disney Theater in Downtown Orlando

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