Imagination

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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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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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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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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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…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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Things I Am Thankful For: The Disney Edition

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November 27, 2013
Things I Am Thankful For: The Disney Edition

  It’s the time of year for us all to reminisce and give thanks. This year, rather than bore you with things from home, I decided to share the things I am thankful for at Walt Disney World:  . Disney Transportation: Bus, Boat, Monorail…Unless you’re either a Castmember or a guest vacationing at the Contemporary Resort, the odds are...
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