Planning

Disney planning tips, tricks, and advice.

Behind the Seeds

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April 29, 2015
A not so hidden Mickey, but one I had never seen before taking this tour!

After many years of waiting and wanting; longing really, I finally managed to go on the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot’s The Land pavilion. If you’ve ever ridden the Living with the Land boat tour in the pavilion, you might have caught a glimpse of one of the tour groups. These days I...
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Disneyland Paris has swung into Spring!

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April 24, 2015
Sleeping Beauty Castle

I have been back from Disneyland Paris around a week or so now… and I’m still enthusing about it’s overall beauty. I must admit I have fallen a little in love with the park. So I thought I would share some photographs to show you why. Firstly, this is the entrance. It is incredibly...
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Post-post- post Disney blues!

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April 21, 2015
Post-post- post Disney blues!

Hello my friends!  I hope you all are enjoying the nicer spring weather in your neighborhood!  Here in Chicago the trees are starting to bloom with buds and flowering trees are blossoming! I am not wearing my heavy winter jacket anymore,  instead now I can wear my Eeyore fleece! #disneyside Even despite the beautiful...
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Preposterous Peanut Problems

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April 17, 2015
friedchicken

After church a couple of weeks ago, someone gave our daughter a piece of candy.  It was a miniature peanut butter cup.  Typically, our daughter avoids peanut butter; she just doesn’t like it.  But this particular Sunday was Easter.  Candy flowed from the children’s classrooms like water from Splash Mountain.  My husband opened it...
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Size Friendly Disney series: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach

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April 16, 2015
Size Friendly Disney series: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach

If you are anything like I am, the idea of going to a water park gives you an uneasy feeling. I know there will be people of all shapes and sizes there. Yet, all I can think of is the wiggle in my step. That is why the next in our series is the...
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The Joy and Pain of Last Minute WDW Travel

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April 14, 2015
The Joy and Pain of Last Minute WDW Travel

Much to my family’s annoyance, I have been moping about since my last Walt Disney World visit in early December because it didn’t look like I would get back to my favorite place on Earth before my annual pass ran out at the end of April. After significant pouting and not-so-subtle hinting, my husband...
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DisneyQuest: A Rainy Day Diversion from the Theme Parks (and the Cold)

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April 5, 2015
DisneyQuest: A Rainy Day Diversion from the Theme Parks (and the Cold)

I had recently been invited to go to DisneyQuest with my cousin who works for Disney and was able to get some free “Family and Friends” passes for us. He works very hard, just like all the Disney Cast members so he’s deserving of this wonderful benefit! I figured, why not! It’s February and it’s cold,...
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Disney Vacation Goers Magical Mistakes – Staying Off Property

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April 2, 2015
Disney Vacation Goers Magical Mistakes – Staying Off Property

Whether it is your first time or 100th time going on vacation to Walt Disney World it should be one of the most incredible experiences in your lifetime. Yet, many people find ways to make their trip to this magical paradise less fun. On this past Friday’s WDW FanZone BlogCast #58 we discussed mistakes...
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Gearing up for Avengers Half Marathon

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March 31, 2015
Gearing up for Avengers Half Marathon

Last year I missed the inaugural Avengers Half Marathon Weekend. Silly things like responsibility and obligations kept me from going. When you’re a Disney Dad, sometimes you have to take one for the team. In this case, my wife was going and I stayed behind with the kids. Wait, my wife just reminded me...
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The Wilderness Must Be Explored!!

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March 24, 2015
The Wilderness Must Be Explored!!

Hello my friends! I hope you all are doing good! It’s finally SPRINGTIME!! We all survived winter! Well, mostly survived! We have one last blast of cold and snow here in Chicago this week, then it will begin to warm up again and hopefully stay on the warmer side! I wanted to share with...
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