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Walt & Chicago….Did You Know?

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February 12, 2013
SheddAquarium

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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Arrghh, It’s Time for Character Dining Experiences Focused on Boys

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February 4, 2013
Arrghh, It’s Time for Character Dining Experiences Focused on Boys

Are boys between the ages of five and nine Walt Disney World dining’s forgotten demographic? With seven different princess dining options (not including tea) in three locations compared to zero dining events geared specifically to boys, it seems so. I get it – princesses are a seemingly never-ending revenue stream for Walt Disney World....
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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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Homesick…

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November 27, 2012
Main Street USA WDW

 Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Disney FANATIC!  I also am EXTREMELY homesick for Walt Disney World right now!! I have been blessed to be able to visit WDW twice within this past year, but I am still very much homesick over the past few weeks! I know it is because...
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Disney HOLIDAY Deals at the Dollar Tree Store…PART 2!

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November 13, 2012
Stocking caps

A few weeks ago, I posted about some great holiday deals to be found at the Dollar Tree store: http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2012/10/disney-holiday-deals-the-dollar-tree-store/ Last week I found a few more items, specifically for Christmas…so over the next few weeks, while you are out shopping for your holiday gifts, be sure to check out your local store to...
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DisneyQuest

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November 11, 2012
DisneyQuest

If you are looking for something a little different to do while at Walt Disney World (WDW) or need to spend an entertaining rainy day, DisneyQuest can be the place for you. DisneyQuest is located at the West Side of Downtown Disney (DTD) and is five stories of fun.  There is a separate charge...
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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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Disney HOLIDAY Deals At The Dollar Tree Store

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October 16, 2012
Disney HOLIDAY Deals At The Dollar Tree Store

Last month I was so excited when I got an email from The Dollar Tree store that they had a NEW product…Disney themed tissues!! I rushed to the store, well, 2 days later finally made it over, and was so excited to find the end cap halfway full still. I was worried it would be sold...
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37th Annual Festival of the Masters

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October 10, 2012
37th Annual Festival of the Masters

One FREE event that’s a big hit with Walt Disney World Resort Guests and locals alike is the annual Festival of the Masters presented by Michaels, coming to Downtown Disney November 9-11, 2012. Now in its 37th season, this year’s open-air festival promises nearly 150 juried Fine Artists and over 40 Emerging Masters, showcasing...
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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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