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D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

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November 11, 2013
D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

October 16, 2013 marked the debut of D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, in Chicago, Illinois at the Museum of Science and Industry.  The opening of the exhibit also marked the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives showcases the creativity and innovation that has defined Disney...
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@SamsDisneyDiary #6: Timing is Everything (TTS/MSEP)

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October 15, 2013
@SamsDisneyDiary #6: Timing is Everything (TTS/MSEP)

Welcome to SamsDisneyDiary in the WDWFan Zone, Episode #6 (October 14th 2013)—Timing is Everything:  Tony’s Town Square & The Main Street Electrical Parade.  Check out the video edition of SamsDisneyDiary in the WDW Fan Zone below, then keep reading for more details. Tony’s Town Square, the restaurant made famous by Lady and the Tramp. ...
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Kiddie Couture

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October 4, 2013
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Whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter, packing for children on a Disney vacation can be a harrowing feat.  You could over pack and spend extra money on baggage fees, under pack and spend even more money on expensive items in the park, or save money by planning properly. I admit that I...
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Rainy Disney Days

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August 31, 2013
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Just because you’re going on vacation doesn’t mean you are guaranteed to have great weather although that would be nice. For instance, I have been in Florida traveling all over the state with my family and no matter where we have been the rain has found us every single day. Even if  you’re traveling...
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Planning a Group Trip – Develop a Budget

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August 18, 2013
Planning a Group Trip – Develop a Budget

Remember when I said most people think of Disney and think crowds and money?  Well, they’re partially right.  When you’re planning for a group that includes people who haven’t been lucky enough to visit Walt Disney World before, you’ll have to help them understand what things cost inside the parks so they can plan...
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In the WDW Fan Zone with @SamsDisneyDiary (#3): Visit an empty France Pavilion, any day of the week: Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie

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July 16, 2013
"Delectable treats and tempting delicacies" - That's a quote from Disney.

With little fanfare, compared to Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks, Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie opened in World Showcase’s France Pavilion earlier this year (2013). This “new” quick service dining location features “fresh baguette sandwiches, pastries and baked goods”. According to the official Disney description, you can “Sample delectable treats and tempting delicacies at the traditional...
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Planning a Group Trip – Basic Details

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July 10, 2013
Planning a Group Trip – Basic Details

You’ve figured out the who, what and when now on to the where, why and how.  This is where each family or smaller group can start customizing their own trip.  Let’s start with a brief recap of what’s happened at this point: So far you’ve found an awesome Disney travel agent who’s going to...
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Zero Waste Vacation

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June 14, 2013
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Recently, I took a trip to Orlando, with the added challenge of making my vacation, “zero waste.”  This means that nothing I touched during the course of my vacation would end up in a landfill.  I would also do as much as possible to reduce the amount of other resources used, including electricity and...
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5 Things to Remember as You Brave the Summer Heat

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June 11, 2013
5 Things to Remember as You Brave the Summer Heat

Whew! It’s hot out there, ladies and gents, and we’re just gearing up! Just yesterday in the Kingdom the heat index in Central Florida made the “feels like” temperature almost ten degrees hotter than the actual! And while this certainly means the Mickey Bars are going to suffer, it also means there are some...
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Planning a Group Trip – Where to Start?

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June 8, 2013
Planning a Group Trip – Where to Start?

If you’re traveling with a party of 15 or more, Disney considers your reservation a group.  There are a few things that groups can do that aren’t available to the average visitor: Insert group activities from Disney site Trying to get 15 people to be on the same page can certainly be a challenge,...
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