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Disney’s Memory Maker is Simply Magical

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June 29, 2014
Disney’s Memory Maker is Simply Magical

.   A few weeks before our last trip to Walt Disney World, we received a postcard with information about Memory Maker, Disney’s newest Photopass service. With a pre-order discount price of $149.00, Disney Photographers throughout the parks help capture the magic of  your vacation. Whether you pose in front of Spaceship Earth or scream...
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Surviving and Thriving on a Walt Disney World Road Trip

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June 27, 2014
Surviving and Thriving on a Walt Disney World Road Trip

I’m not a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kinda girl. I have planning our Disney World trips pretty much down to a science complete with five categorized packing lists – kids, carry-ons, documents… You get the idea. This trip was no different. Bed at 8pm; alarm set for 2:15 am for a 6am flight to Orlando. Yet, by...
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Traveling the World Solo

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June 12, 2014
Traveling the World Solo

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to Walt Disney World by yourself? Do you love traveling to WDW but have a hard time finding a traveling companion willing to make the trek with you? Perhaps you have considered a solo trip but feel awkward about dining alone. Instead of...
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Review: 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World

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April 27, 2014
Review: 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World

  . Recently, a new research guide was released for people preparing for a vacation to Walt Disney World. Titled 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World by Lou Mongello, the guide is available both in paperback as well as digital format. Now, personally, I usually prefer that feel of...
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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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I’m Sorry, You Don’t Serve Chip Butties!

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April 21, 2014
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As a proud English girl, there is nothing more I like than fish and chips, eaten straight from the paper, smothered in salt and vinegar.  So when I knew the UK Pavilion at EPCOT sold my favourite food I made a visit to compare. First a little back-story… The United Kingdom pavilion, which is...
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Dining Reservations De-mystified

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February 21, 2014
A Family Favorite!

So, you’re approaching the all important 180-day mark before your Disney Vacation, and you want to make sure you get a great set of Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs).  If you’ve never been before, how do you decide what to choose?  If you’ve been before, do you choose new restaurants or family favorites?  Here are...
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Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

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February 14, 2014
Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

  Hello my friends! I hope you all are staying warm admist the cold winter temperatures most of us are experiecning. Hopefully spring will be arriving soon!! I know I for one can not wait! A couple weekends ago, Disney On Ice skated back into Chicago, and I was fortunate enough to attend with Princess...
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How to Beat the Heat in WDW

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February 5, 2014
How to Beat the Heat in WDW

As I sit bundled up in a blanket due to Chicago’s -14o weather tonight (with a wind chill factor of 35o below zero………  BRRRRR!), I’m dreaming of warm, sunny Florida weather.  Although right now mid-90’s and sunny sounds absolutely heavenly, in reality sometimes that level of heat (and humidity) can be almost as hard...
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@SamsDisneyDiary #11: Spice Road Table

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January 28, 2014
Chef delivers my Mogador Sampler


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