Education

The Walt Disney World theme parks are filled with educational activities. Read tips to bring a little Disney education to your vacation.

More of “Disneyland the Exhibit”

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September 1, 2015
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On this 60th Anniversary of Disneyland, the Walt Disney Archives presented an outstanding exhibit celebrating the history of Disneyland, the park that Walt Disney held so dear to his heart, at the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. During our last meeting, we looked at pictures from Disneyland’s planning, opening day, lands, attractions, and...
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Idina Menzel (or what John Travolta would say “Adele Dazeem”) at the Walt Disney Theater in Downtown Orlando

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August 5, 2015
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  John Travolta lives pretty close to Orlando in a town called Ocala, so I was hoping he’d show up to Adina Menzel’s concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on July 25th.  She was performing in the “Walt Disney Theater” and it was all over the local news, but Travolta was a no...
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Top 5 Reasons to see Tomorowland!

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May 22, 2015
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Hi my friends!  I can’t believe it’s almost the end of May!  Where has this year gone?  Time is flying by so quickly! However,  this weekend,  a new Disney movie is being released that will allow us to go back in time for a while! Tomorrowland opens on Friday May 22nd and, I think, is...
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The Isle of the Lost – Book Review

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May 8, 2015
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Hi my friends!!! I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer spring weather! A couple weeks ago, Stuart and myself were asked if we would review a book for WDW FanZone that is a prequel for an upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie! I was excited to find out that it was for “The Descendants”, which...
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I Want My Space!!

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April 15, 2015
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No I am not talking about more room in the hotels, I am talking about real space…and NASA. I know you are saying what the heck does space have to do with Disney but there are probably more connections than you think. Did you know? – Wernher von Braun (considered one of the fathers...
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The Wilderness Must Be Explored!!

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March 24, 2015
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Hello my friends! I hope you all are doing good! It’s finally SPRINGTIME!! We all survived winter! Well, mostly survived! We have one last blast of cold and snow here in Chicago this week, then it will begin to warm up again and hopefully stay on the warmer side! I wanted to share with...
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Win Spot It! from Blue Orange Games

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October 17, 2014
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While I am a Disney dad, I am also a gamer. When I was asked to write a game review for Blue Orange games, I was excited, besides, who doesn’t like free stuff? Blue Orange games graciously sent me a copy of the Spot it! game to test drive and review for WDW Fan Zone...
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The Hidden Disney Podcast

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September 20, 2014
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Instead of listening to music at work I spend my days listening to podcasts. I juggle about 22 different podcasts on a variety of topics but of course my feed is mostly filled with those on Disney. I know most of us have heard of Lou Mongello, the gang at WDW Today or Ricky...
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Educational Vacationing, Part Three

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September 19, 2014
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The second part of “Educational Vacationing,” discussed how to make your vacation educational, should you decide to take your children out of school for a Walt Disney World vacation.  Specifically, I talked about Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom.  As the third and final post in this series, we will continue the lesson, discussing specifically...
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Disney Teachable Math Moments

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August 22, 2014
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The other night I was at my computer working on my lesson plans. See, besides being a Disney dad in training, I’m also a math teacher. So as I was working on my lesson plans, my wife started talking about teachable Disney moments. The result was my list of tips for teachable math moments...
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