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D23…Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives…Part 3

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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...
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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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A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To This Article…

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February 28, 2014
A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To This Article…

. It was 8:00 on Monday evening when I finally sat down to find inspiration for this month’s article.  As I perused the internet, I came across a YouTube video of the “still under construction” Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction at Walt Disney World. Perfect! I’ve got photos from my last trip, I can mention...
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Differently-Abled Disney Characters: How Many Can You Name?

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February 27, 2014
Differently-Abled Disney Characters: How Many Can You Name?

/ Just for fun, how many Disney (or Pixar) animated characters can you think of that are different or differently-abled in some way? I recently posted this challenge to a group on Facebook and, surprisingly, we ended up with a fairly extensive list! I started the list with a few characters that came to...
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Walt’s Nine Old Men

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February 24, 2014
Walt’s Nine Old Men

Disney history intrigues me, but I guess you know that already.  I love reading stories from the days when Walt was still alive and roaming the halls of Disney Studios, meeting with animators and creating story boards.  The most important of these animators were of course Disney’s “Nine Old Men.” This group consisted of...
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How to Beat the Heat in WDW

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February 5, 2014
How to Beat the Heat in WDW

As I sit bundled up in a blanket due to Chicago’s -14o weather tonight (with a wind chill factor of 35o below zero………  BRRRRR!), I’m dreaming of warm, sunny Florida weather.  Although right now mid-90’s and sunny sounds absolutely heavenly, in reality sometimes that level of heat (and humidity) can be almost as hard...
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Disney Holiday Activities

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January 6, 2014
Disney Holiday Activities

The days leading up to Christmas were filled with all kinds of Disney activity; wrapping Disney themed gifts, purchasing new Disney ornaments and décor (Walgreen’s had some great stuff this year!), spending a day at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago exploring the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, and lastly seeing...
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Walt & Chicago….Did You Know?

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February 12, 2013
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Hi friends!! Happy February to each and every one of you! Winter has finally hit Chicago with freezing cold temps and some snowfall one day, and then rain and blustery winds the next…making me daydream of warm weather in Florida and my beloved Walt Disney World! Sorry it’s been a while since I have...
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Which of the Seven Dwarfs are You?

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January 9, 2013
Which of the Seven Dwarfs are You?

In light of celebrating Snow White 75th birthday (December 21), I thought it would be fun to play a little game. I asked my kids which of the seven dwarfs they think represents them. Each chose a different character, and I think they were right on target! My youngest is most definitely Happy. He...
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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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