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Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney – Part 2

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July 17, 2014
Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney – Part 2

  Welcome to the second installment of Searching for Mickey. If you have not done so, I suggest that you start with the first installment as it set the groundwork and explains a lot. In this part, we are headed to the reimagined Disney Magic for a 12 day sail across the Atlantic Ocean...
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An Amazing Disney Year

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July 16, 2014
An Amazing Disney Year

As I was driving into work this morning I fantasized about being on vacation instead.  I’m sure many of you probably do the same thing every day.  Anyway, as I was in the middle of my fantasy I stopped to reflect how really lucky I am because my fantasy becomes reality in 84 days,...
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Cool Disney Finds – Disney Keys at Lowes

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July 16, 2014
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I recently found myself in the local Lowes hardware store looking for a new storm door. Imagine my surprise as I passed the key counter to see a whole selection of Disney related keys! I spent enough money on that shopping trip so I didn’t stop and get one, but I may need to...
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The Ultimate Guide to Starbucks at Disney

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July 15, 2014
The Ultimate Guide to Starbucks at Disney

I remember how excited I was when I heard I would be able to get chai lattes and shaken iced tea lemonades in the Disney parks. It’s hard to believe that there are four Starbucks locations at Walt Disney World already, with hopefully at least two more on the way. Here’s all you need...
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Wild about Wild Africa Trek!

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July 14, 2014
Wild about Wild Africa Trek!

  Are you wild about Disney’s Animal Kingdom? It seems that Disney enthusiasts run either hot or cold in their feelings for Walt Disney World’s fourth theme park, which opened on Earth Day in 1998. I personally love Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Not only is the theming is incredible, with and abundance of intricate details...
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Registration for Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Opens This Week

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July 14, 2014
Registration for Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Opens This Week

Dust off your tiara! It is time to start planning for the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, which will take place February 19-22, 2015. Advanced registration for Disney Annual Passholders opened last Wednesday and registration will open to the general public at Noon (EST) on Tuesday July 15. This will be the seventh...
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Magical Treats Away from the Magic!

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July 13, 2014
Magical Treats Away from the Magic!

Hey all my fellow Disney fans! I thought with summer in full swing why not post about something I love to eat! With the kids home from school and looking for things to do why not bring some Disney magic home. Personally I can’t leave Walt Disney World (WDW) without a few Mickey rice...
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Last Minute Disney Dining Reservations

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July 12, 2014
Last Minute Disney Dining Reservations

Once you tell people you are going to Disney you will start hearing all the places you have to eat. If you have made your plans more than 180 days before your arrival you are in luck to most likely get every reservation you wish to make. Actually if you are staying at a...
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Polynesian Update

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July 11, 2014
Polynesian Update

As you may already know, the Disney Vacation Club is expanding, with the newest villas being built at the Polynesian Resort.  As part of this, there are many changes coming to the resort.  This is including a renaming back to its original name of The Polynesian Village Resort.  As you can see in the...
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Wishful Eating

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July 11, 2014
Be Our Guest...flawlessly executed by Imagineers.

After a short break, it sure feels great to write for WDW Fan Zone again.  While recovering from the birth of our third child, I had lots of time to think about Disney Parks and watch Disney moves, even got a bit homesick with thoughts about how much I miss being there and of...
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