Education

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

Disney Teachable Math Moments

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August 22, 2014
Disney Teachable Math Moments

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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I’m Sorry, You Don’t Serve Chip Butties!

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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...
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Marty Sklar Inventive Geniuis Lecture Chicago

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March 13, 2014
Marty Sklar Inventive Geniuis Lecture Chicago

On Sunday, February 16th, I had the pleasure to attend an “Inventive Genius” lecture at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago with Marty Sklar!! (http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/events/marty-sklar/) Let me just start off by saying, I was a total fan-girl attending this event! I had learned about it a few months ago, and anxiously awaited the...
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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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D23 Fanniversary Chicago 2013

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March 12, 2013
Chicago Fanniversary

Hi everyone! I hope you all are surviving the final weeks of winter before spring arrives! I know I personally cannot wait for spring to arrive here in Chicago! I just attended an awesome event and I wanted to share with you about my Fanniversary experience! Enjoy! I was soo excited to attend this...
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An Imagineering Legends Quiz

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October 19, 2012
An Imagineering Legends Quiz

Recently I have been enjoying one of my many treasures I hauled off from Mickey’s of Glendale at the Walt Disney Imagineering campus in Glendale, California last summer.  Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends and The Genesis of the Disney Theme Park by Jeff Kurtti is a thorough look at thirty legendary talents assembled by Walt Disney himself to...
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Walt And Chicago… Did You Know??

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September 15, 2012
Walt And Chicago… Did You Know??

Hello my friends!! It’s the middle of September, school is back in session, so I figured I would share with you another fun connection between Walt Disney & Chicago ( & me!) Walt’s father, Elias Disney, worked as a carpenter for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago! The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition was held in...
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Did you know…the connection between Sue the T-Rex, Chicago, and Walt Disney World?

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July 15, 2012
Did you know…the connection between Sue the T-Rex, Chicago, and Walt Disney World?

As you all know, I live in the south suburbs of Chicago, home to some of the most amazing museums in the world! One of my favorites, even from when I was a little kid, is the Field Museum! I always loved wandering around, looking at all the artifacts from Egypt, American Indians, and...
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John Hench’s Final Tale

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May 3, 2012
John Hench’s Final Tale

When arriving at a Disney Park, we often check our notion of truth at the ticket gate.  Fanciful stories consume us and we are able to leave behind the sorrows and troubles of our everyday lives.  It is an enchantment.  It is a place where Imagineers direct our thoughts and allow us the chance to “suspend our beliefs” by immersing us in atmosphere...
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Hot, Hot Hot

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May 1, 2012
Hot, Hot Hot

As we quickly approach that time of year when the temps heat up and the humidity builds here in FL we all want to remember to ‘stay cool’ when it comes to our Disney time.  Here are a few helpful hints. First, and most important of all, stay hydrated.  It is very important in...
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