Dinner at Palo

April 20, 2014
Dinner at Palo

Today I invite you to join me for one of our favorite traditions.  Dinner at Palo!  Please share our dinner at Palo on the Disney Fantasy!  Of course we must start with cocktails!!  However don’t miss the dessert at the end.  I hope you enjoy this visual culinary feast!!     Jo Scholl, WDW Fan Zone columnist, is mom to three wonderful grown children (one of whom is fellow columnist Shelley Scholl), and a small black dog named Mickey Mouse.  Jo is also co-host (with fellow columnist Darlene Nagi) of the WDW Fan Zone Blog Talk Radio Blogcast – DVC Edition, where Darlene and I share our passion for all...
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A look back at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

April 19, 2014
A look back at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Greetings my fellow Disney fans! So as the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios (DHS and formally MGM Studios) approaches I have been thinking about my experiences in the past. Perhaps its the nostalgic part of me talking, but I have been remembering some areas of the park that are no longer there, or have changed for whatever reason. Now don’t get me wrong I enjoy all the current park has to offer, but I thought it might be fun to reminisce about the past. So to carry on with the show let’s look at a few of my favorite attractions/aspects of DHS that have gone by the wayside....
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Picky Palate

April 18, 2014
He asked for ketchup...

As a Disney Dad, there are a lot of things I love about Disney.  Putting the obvious magic that you feel the minute you’re on property aside, one thing stands out with each experience I have had at Disney Parks.  I have food allergies, lots of them.  In addition, my wife thinks I am also a “supertaster,” which means that when I eat food, I experience tastes with much greater sensitivity than the average person, and that makes me super picky (or selective) about what I choose to eat.  There are several things that I enjoy eating and would probably only eat those items daily if it were not...
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Disney Food: Anyone Can Cook!

April 18, 2014
My little sous chef helping prepare dinner.  She loves to cook already!

This has been the longest stretch of time that I’ve been away from Disney Parks, and I’m really starting to miss the place.  For me, a big part of the trip isn’t the character greetings or attractions, it’s the food.  A little mouse once said, “If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff,” and that’s what I miss most about being away from Walt Disney World.  Some of the best, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients combined with expert preparation make dining an attraction all its own. Anyone can cook, and I love to cook.  Everything from perusing the local farmer’s market for...
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Study Spots at Disney Resorts

April 17, 2014
Study Spots at Disney Resorts

There are many perks to going to school in Florida. One of my favorites is the fact that instead of staying in my dorm or going to the library, I can take my schoolwork to Walt Disney World and study there. Often times visitors to the Walt Disney World Resort have to take a break from the attractions to finish up homework or respond to some work emails. These are a few of my favorite places to go at Disney resorts when it’s time to read and write: Grand Floridian- Outside of the main lobby, facing the pools and Magic Kingdom, there are many benches and tables that are...
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Do You Know Disney World’s Magic Kingdom?

April 17, 2014
Do You Know Disney World’s Magic Kingdom?

Walt Disney said of Walt Disney World, “here in Florida, we have something special we never enjoyed at Disneyland, the blessing of size. There’s enough land here to hold all the ideas and plans we can possibly imagine.” My affection for Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom has grown over the years. It is a place I love to go where I can be myself in a magical environment surrounded by family and friends from all over the world. So in this article I thought I would list some interesting facts about the place I consider my home away from home. Do you know that Cinderella’s Castle is...
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A Marriage Made in Magic (Part 2 of 3)

April 16, 2014
A Marriage Made in Magic (Part 2 of 3)

To summarize part 1: Comic book “nerd” boy (I use that term lovingly) meets Disney “freak” girl in a bar.  Dating ensues and ends with a magical engagement in Disney World. The typical stereotype is that girls dream about their wedding day all their life.  I was no different, and every time I rode the monorail past Disney’s wedding pavilion, I thought that was it.  As the reality of planning a wedding set in, I was not quite as sure.  Having grown up in New Jersey and New York, all of our family and friends were here and we knew Florida would not be possible for some people.  Still,...
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Life Inside “The Bubble”: An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Philip B. Swift

April 16, 2014
Life Inside “The Bubble”: An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Philip B. Swift

Trailer-The Bubble: A Documentary about Disney’s Town of Celebration, Florida   “The Bubble,” is a documentary about the Town of Celebration, Florida.  Celebration was developed by The Walt Disney Company in the early 1990′s.  Although Walt Disney had plans to build a “Community of the Future,” Celebration was built long after his death and did not follow his vision.  Some see Celebration as a safe, modern community and others view it as an overly perfect town from “The Stepford Wives.”* I recently spoke with Philip B. Swift, the Director of “The Bubble” to discuss his film and the town of Celebration.  To attend the upcoming screening party for “The...
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