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Welcome, Foolish Mortals

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August 31, 2014
Welcome, Foolish Mortals

. In 2011, Disney Imagineers expanded the queue area of the Haunted Mansion allowing guests a place to interact with the spirits while waiting for the Mansion doors to open.  With the evolution of Fastpass+ in early 2014, this area was designated as the “standby line” while fastpass guests are now whisked through the original...
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Affinity for Girls

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June 18, 2014
Affinity for Girls

Father’s day just passed and I am truly thankful for all three of my little Disney Princesses. My two oldest daughters and I love to play Disney Infinity. We’ve had hours of fun playing either the Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters Inc, and Lone Ranger. Imagine my excitement when I saw the previews...
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Wish Granted!

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June 15, 2014
Wish Granted!

  In May, I was lucky enough to have two and a half days scheduled to visit Walt Disney World. How do you decide what to do when you only have a limited time to visit? For me, there was not a big decision, as I knew one of the days would be devoted...
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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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Going Back To Disney’s Future

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March 13, 2013
Going Back To Disney’s Future

  My first trip to Walt Disney World was twenty-two years ago. Needless to say a lot has changed since then from music, to fashions in clothing, and hairstyles. We’ve seen some new attractions come to Walt Disney World and we’ve seen some go but, there are still some old favorites that remain and...
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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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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’s Art of Animation

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July 12, 2012
Walt’s Art of Animation

Walt Disney is not the inventor of imagination, but his imagination led to the invention of many innovations. Walt wanted sound to accompany his cartoons, but the symphony director had trouble keeping time with the pictures. Walt’s solution? Print a ball on the sound track and on the film and bounce it to the...
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Disney App-tastic

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July 8, 2012
Disney App-tastic

Nowadays almost nothing can be as helpful as a good smartphone app when you are planning your visit and even after you arrive.  I’ve put together a collection of some of the most helpful apps I’ve found for a visit to Walt Disney World. Planning And Park Guide Apps Disney World Lines – Touring...
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