Planning

Disney planning tips, tricks, and advice.

Spectator Sport

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January 17, 2015
Spectator Sport

Think about how much time you spend planning for your WDW vacation…now think about spending all that time planning plus training to run anywhere from 3.1 to 26.2 miles.  Now I know that participating in a runDisney event isn’t for everyone, though I will say “if I can do it, anyone can do it”,...
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Wilderness Lodge Villas

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December 31, 2014
Wilderness Lodge Villas

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, it’s been one of my goals to eventually stay in all of the Disney moderate or deluxe resorts; maybe even eventually including the value resorts. We’ll see. To that end on our most recent trip to Walt Disney World we stayed at the Disney Wilderness Lodge Villas (WLV)....
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Cinderella

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December 30, 2014
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On December 23rd, I was invited to attend a performance of Rodgers and Hammersteins’s “Cinderella” at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago!       Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II joined together in the 1940’s to create the most successful paternership in American musical theater. Oklahoma (1943) was the first musical, the first...
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An “Old Fashioned” Disney Day

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December 19, 2014
An “Old Fashioned” Disney Day

Many have moaned about the arrival of FastPass+ and the so called death of spontaneity at the theme park.  I’ve heard things like “All the fast passes for (insert ride here) are gone.  My trip is ruined!” or “The line at the kiosks are huge, we’ll never get any good ones”. Statements like that...
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Mealtime Malice

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December 16, 2014
Mealtime Malice

Whenever I travel, I have an interesting time when it comes to eating. For starters, I tend to be a picky eater and I also have food allergies.  I can’t eat any seafood. Even the smell can make me nauseous. In addition to that, I also have an issue eating turkey, ham, and chicken....
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Pixar In Concert

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December 16, 2014
Pixar In Concert

  On Friday November 28th, I had the pleasure of attending Pixar In Concert, at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, along with Princess Kayla and my mom! In my last article, I gave mention to this event and encouraged others to attend! http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2014/11/november-in-chicago-has-toys-and-music-disney-style/ This concert began CSO’s At The Movies series, which runs through next...
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runDisney: California vs. Florida

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December 12, 2014
Coast to Coast Challenge Complete!

Last month, I completed runDisney’s Coast to Coast Challenge.  It was nothing short of amazing, but what else would you expect from Disney?  For those of you not in on the lingo, the Coast to Coast Challenge medal is awarded to those completing runDisney races, a half marathon or longer, at both Walt Disney...
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Sharing “Sweet Sand Pails” ….

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December 2, 2014
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BLIZZARD BEACH  is my favorite water park at Disney World. It’s located on Blizzard Beach Drive in Lake Buena Vista. Besides the waterpark which is truly amazing and lots of fun for everyone in the family I look forward to sharing “A Sand Pail” full of ice-cream with my grandchildren. The cost is somewhere...
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London Disney Store Get’s Frozen!

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November 25, 2014
Entrance to the Trading Post

                Last month, I wrote about how I kept Disney close to me in between my trips… well the trip counter is still turning and I’m around 35 days away from my next trip. So this past weekend, I decided to visit the Disney Store but not...
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This Is Christmas

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November 22, 2014
This Is Christmas

While I was racking my brain trying to figure out what I wanted to write about this month the theme from Nightmare Before Christmas was stuck in my head I took this as a sign that (1) I took one too many rides on the Haunted Mansion Holiday on my recent trip to Disneyland...
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