If I Were CEO Of Disney: Epcot

April 24, 2014
If I Were CEO Of Disney: Epcot

  Ever wish you were in charge of Disney? What kinds of changes would you  make? What would you add? These thoughts cross my mind every once in a while and I kind of do a thought experiment of what I would do if I was CEO of Disney. On a recent trip to Epcot I was struck by the fact that several attractions were either under utilized or in some case not used at all. This seemed like a good time to give some thought to what I would do to change this situation. So without further ado, here is my list of changes I would make at...
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New York World’s Fair 50th Anniversary

April 23, 2014
Worlds Fair 1964

On April 22, 2014, the 1964 New York World’s Fair will celebrate its 50th Anniversary.  This anniversary celebrates a special and meaningful part of the history of The Walt Disney Company.  From April 22 to October 18, 1964 and then again from April 21 to October 17, 1965, the New York World’s Fair was held at the Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York.  Being the largest World’s Fair to be ever be held in the United States, it featured 140 pavilions on 646 acres.  The landmark event had Walt Disney’s signature all over it.  4 of the most revered pavilions were designed by The Walt Disney Company. General Electric’s Pavilion:...
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What I’ve learned about My Disney and Magic Bands Experience So Far

April 23, 2014
What I’ve learned about My Disney and Magic Bands Experience So Far

So right now I’m 42 days away from my June trip. This will be my first trip with Magic Bands and Fast Pass +. As I’m planning I’m learning lots, and thought I’d pass along some of what I seem to be learning. By no means is this “official” about how it works. Just my impressions/observations so far! Linking up with all of your travel party on My Disney Experience is helpful. And a necessity if you are going to book Fast Pass + for the full group. As I have trips coming up in November 2014 and March 2015 that involve friends in another room, I will need...
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D23…Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives…Part 3

April 22, 2014
D23…Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives…Part 3

Hello friends!! I hope you all are enjoying the first few days of spring! Here in Chicago it is great to have some warmer weather finally after months of bitter cold and too much snow!! I hope everyone enjoyed their spring breaks and holidays! We are almost done exploring the D23 Treausres of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit, currently at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago through May 4, 2014! We will explore the Animated and Live Action movie sections  in today’s article, and next month we will finish with the design of the Disney Parks and how you can learn to draw your favorite Disney characters while...
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And The Winner Is….

April 22, 2014
And The Winner Is….

Hello Everyone! April 6th has been and gone and if you didn’t catch the end of Disney’s March Magic, let me tell you it was one hell of a battle. With such tough matches and some surprising upsets the eventual final was between Walt Disney World’s “Gracey Manor Hitchhikers” Vs. Disneyland’s “Caribbean Pirates”. It was a tough decision to make but as with anything there can only be one winner. The First Annual March Magic winner goes to Disneyland! Now I know what you are thinking. “Pirates Of The Caribbean is at both parks so how can Disneyland win?” Well for those who have not visited Disneyland their version...
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I’m Sorry, You Don’t Serve Chip Butties!

April 21, 2014
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As a proud English girl, there is nothing more I like than fish and chips, eaten straight from the paper, smothered in salt and vinegar.  So when I knew the UK Pavilion at EPCOT sold my favourite food I made a visit to compare. First a little back-story… The United Kingdom pavilion, which is found in the World Showcase at EPCOT, is themed around a typical British village and its sponsors are Bass Brewery. The shops sell UK produce even the infamous ‘it will stick to your teeth’ curly wurly (at a vastly inflated price) as well as our favourite non-alcoholic tipple, tea. Entertainment within the pavilion is provided...
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Our “Grand” stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

April 21, 2014
Our “Grand” stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Having stayed at several of the Disney Vacation Club™ (DVC) Resorts, I figured I was beyond the “wow” factor. After all, staying at such places as Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas™, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort™, and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa™, I had already experienced the high level of service and accommodations that comes with a DVC resort. However, once again Disney has exceed my expectations with Disney’s Grand Floridian Villas ™. I have always wanted to stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian™ Resort but it is quite expensive.With our ever expanding family, this became less and less of a possibility both because of the...
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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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