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Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

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February 14, 2014
Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

  Hello my friends! I hope you all are staying warm admist the cold winter temperatures most of us are experiecning. Hopefully spring will be arriving soon!! I know I for one can not wait! A couple weekends ago, Disney On Ice skated back into Chicago, and I was fortunate enough to attend with Princess...
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Christmas Around the World

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January 9, 2014
Christmas Around the World

Happy New Year my friends!!! I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the first few days of 2014!! Myself and Princess Kayla had a great Christmas and New Year’s…and yes, we found some Disney fun throughout the winter break! We went to the theater and saw “Frozen”,...
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Walt & Chicago…D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: Part 2

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December 24, 2013
Walt & Chicago…D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: Part 2

In my previous article, I showcased the new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2013/11/d23-treasures-of-the-walt-disney-archives/   I hope you enjoyed previewing what the exhibit has to offer. In this article, in honor of December being Walt Disney’s birth-month, I wanted to showcase the “Early Years”...
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Faces in the Queue: Meet Mark!

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November 28, 2013
Faces in the Queue: Meet Mark!

Mark Sumonka balks at being called a hero, but he certainly is a hero in my book.  In 1994 Mark sustained a head injury while serving our country as a flight medic with the U.S. Air Force. His injury left him with what he describes as “stroke-like” symptoms that affect both his speech and...
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D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

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November 11, 2013
D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

October 16, 2013 marked the debut of D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, in Chicago, Illinois at the Museum of Science and Industry.  The opening of the exhibit also marked the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives showcases the creativity and innovation that has defined Disney...
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25 Reasons To Go To Walt Disney World

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October 23, 2013
25 Reasons To Go To Walt Disney World

I wrote my very first blog post on February 6, 2009 titled the Wonderful World of Disney and since that day I haven’t stopped writing about my passion for Disney, my experiences and all the wonderful and amazing friendships that I have made through the Disney fan community.  Also, nearly four years ago on...
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Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room

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October 10, 2013
Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room

This last trip to Walt Disney World marked our second time having Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Tea Room at the Grand Floridian. If you have not tried this lovely treat, I highly recommend it. Tea is served from 2pm-5pm daily, and Advanced Dining Reservations are recommended. This last trip mom and I...
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Faces in the Queue: Meet Maureen!

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September 5, 2013
Faces in the Queue: Meet Maureen!

When Maureen Deal was planning her family’s first visit to Walt Disney World in 2003 she scoured the internet for information about guests with Autism, hoping to make the trip easier for her nine year-old son, Zachary. “There wasn’t very much,” she says, “a page of tips here, an article there” but no comprehensive...
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Countdown to….vacation!!

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August 9, 2013
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Hello friends!!! I hope you are enjoying your summer and staying cool!! Here in Chicago, we have had a pretty mild summer, with only a few extremely hot days! The past few days and the upcoming week seem to be turning hotter again, so it will prepare me for my upcoming Walt Disney World...
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Disney Book Review – 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White

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August 8, 2013
Disney Book Review – 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White

If you are a Disney fan and you are looking for a light summer read, I suggest you try 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten Year Romance with Snow White. Ron Miles has penned a heartfelt memoir about his son Ben — a profoundly disabled young man with Autism who rode the Snow White’s Scary...
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