Disney WAYBACK Machine – Walt at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair Part 3 – It’s a Small World

October 23, 2014
Disney WAYBACK Machine – Walt at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair Part 3 – It’s a Small World

The second of the four attractions Walt did for the World’s Fair that we will look at is “It’s a Small World”. If there is one truly iconic Disney attraction that would be recognized almost universally, it would arguably be “It’s a Small World”. Did you know that this attraction came very close to never occurring? Walt and WED were already hard at work on the General Electric, Ford and Illinois Pavilions and were even planning a 9 screen CircleVision 360 wide screen exhibit for Kodak’s Pavilion. Although this would have improved upon the existing Disneyland Circarama eleven screen 4:3 format attraction the Kodak pavilion attraction was never completed...
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Halloween on the High Seas Photo’s

October 22, 2014
Halloween on the High Seas Photo’s

I recently returned from a cruise on the Disney Fantasy. We had the good fortune of our trip being a part of “Halloween on the High Seas”. I took some pictures to help show off the Halloween decorations that I thought I’d share with you all today. If you would like to hear about this trip please listen to the latest WDW Fan Zone Blogcast, where Diane Butler and I talk about my trip! Share
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New Dessert at Boulangerie Patisserie in France, Epcot!

October 21, 2014
New Dessert at Boulangerie Patisserie in France, Epcot!

Tucked in the back corner of France in Epcot is the delightful sandwich shop and bakery, Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles.  With it’s new (ish) location inside behind the gift shop, it now is larger with more indoor seating (and bathrooms) but it can still get rather crowded.  If you catch it at an odd hour, you will surely find something delicious. On a recent trip, I went for my favorite, the Jambon Beurre Sandwich ($7.50) and a new dessert, the Chocolate Dipped Meringue. The sandwich is on delicious, fresh-baked, hard bread.  If you love bread that you can really sink your teeth into, this is for you!  It is...
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Princess Mission 2014

October 21, 2014
Princess Mission 2014

Hi friends! I hope you are having a fantastic week!   I wanted to share with with you a fun activity we did during our most recent trip to Walt Disney World in August 2014!  We decided to go on a Princess Mission…we wanted to meet all of the Disney Princess, plus a few added favorites! (Check out my previous post-http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2014/07/bucket-list-2014-walt-disney-world/) We LOVE meeting the characters during our trips, and since this was my 35th birthday trip, I wanted to see if we could meet as many Princess as we could! My ultimate dream would to be able to get a picture surrounded by the Disney Princess…but that is a dream that...
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Disney with a Baby

October 20, 2014
Disney with a Baby

In one of my previous posts, I wrote about creating a vintage Disney nursery. Well folks, that’s because this Disney fan is going to have her own little Mouseketeer! You heard it right! I’m so very happy to announce that my husband and I are due with our first baby in April 2015!! We are very excited! So, to get back to all things Disney oriented, here’s how this fits in. We were originally planning to go back down to Disney in December 2015 with my inlaws. And now we are going to be taking an 8 month old with us! I am thrilled! I cannot wait to share...
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Choosing a Costume For Your Next runDisney Event

October 20, 2014
Choosing a Costume For Your Next runDisney Event

  If you have had the opportunity to see photos from runDisney races, there is a very good chance you might have noticed that a few runners wear costumes—okay so, it’s really A LOT of runners that wear costumes. At my first few runDisney events, I can remember being wowed by the groups that had matching t-shirts. Things have definitely changed over the last few years. Participants can now be seen trotting the course sporting anything from t-shirts that are included with your registration to full costumes. If a runDisney event is in your future, read on for some things to consider before choosing your race day gear. First...
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Concierge Sailing

October 19, 2014
Concierge Sailing

On our most recent voyage on the Disney Fantasy we had what I thought would be a once in a lifetime experience; sailing in concierge.  After staying in these accommodations I now believe that this experience is something we will strive to attain again.   Concierge was wonderful!  Yes, it was more expensive; much more so for me since I usually sail with DVC points instead of paying cash, but it was amazing! Booking these accommodations was impulsive and since we booked about 18 months or so before sailing I wasn’t even sure we would hold on to the room, and instead thought we might move down to a...
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runDisney Kids Races

October 18, 2014
Morgana Jade & Her Medals

According to runningusa.org, since 2000 the number of half-marathon finishers in the US has quadrupled.  In 2013 an estimated 1.96 million people finished a half marathon…. no wonder those runDisney courses seem so crowded.   With nine runDisney weekends a year and the need to have the fastest fingers during race registration it seems like everyone knows about runDisney but after 5 years of participating in races I have found that many of the most seasoned runDisney participants don’t know about some of the best (and most entertaining) running events going on at the Kingdom.  No I am not talking about the beeline you make to Anna & Elsa or Toy Story at rope...
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