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Where Do I Start?

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January 22, 2013
Where Do I Start?

Happy New Year!  Hopefully you found a reason to visit Disney this year.  Several friends of mine are planning trips so I’ve gotten the “Where do I start?” question several times over the past few weeks.  I thought I’d share that information with you as well since it can be so overwhelming to plan...
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Tempting Toddler Tummies: The Quick Service Edition

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January 11, 2013
Flame Tree BBQ: More than enough for our family!

Completely disturbed by the notion of eating any fast food, I have foolishly ignored quick service options for several years.  In the past few Disney vacations, I’ve learned the value of not always going to a table service restaurant for every single meal.  In the past, I’ve always upgraded our dining plan to the deluxe package, but lately,...
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So, The Park Is Closing?

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January 6, 2013
Capacity Closure Sign

As many who have visited Walt Disney World (WDW) this past two weeks have learned, the Parks can close when busy.  Maybe you asked what all the close phases are you’ve heard about.  Here’s a little bit of help for you if you are visiting during a busy period. The first type of closing is when...
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Tempting Toddler Tummies: The Table Service Edition

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December 28, 2012
She isn't too sure about her first encounter with Donald!

Are you planning to go to Disney World and have teeny, tiny, toddler taste buds to tempt and want to take advantage of your dining plan? Sometimes, your best bet may be a buffet, but weird things can happen when one parent leaves the other alone with the children to fix plates.  (Example: Emergency...
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An Open Letter To Bob Iger

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December 21, 2012
An Open Letter To Bob Iger

Dear Mr. Iger, The week leading up to our next Disney vacation is always filled with excitement and anticipation of us once again exploring the magic. We look forward to our favorite attractions as well as new experiences throughout Disney property. This year was a little different as the excitement and anticipation turned to...
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Stroller Strategies

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December 14, 2012
stroller4

If you are like me, spending time deciding which stroller is your best option to take on vacation can be a little stressful.  Over the past three years of traveling with small children, strollers have become a very necessary evil.  To date, we’ve gone to Disney World with a travel system stroller, an umbrella stroller, and...
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Fun with the Wildlife at the Animal Kingdom

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December 6, 2012
Animal Kingdom Map

When you visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom (DAK) do you often find yourself thinking it’s a short day Park with not as much to do?  Well, then sit back and enjoy this little ‘tour’. The Oasis As you enter DAK you first travel through The Oasis, two pathways leading into the Park.  Don’t just rush...
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Homesick…

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November 27, 2012
Main Street USA WDW

 Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Disney FANATIC!  I also am EXTREMELY homesick for Walt Disney World right now!! I have been blessed to be able to visit WDW twice within this past year, but I am still very much homesick over the past few weeks! I know it is because...
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Overcoming Disney Depression

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November 16, 2012
Tired...

As you read this, I am probably on a plane, returning home from another wonderful Disney World vacation.  So much care and planning goes into each and every vacation.  When we return, there’s a noticeable void accompanied by an apparent sadness in our lives.  While I love seeing the Magical Express bus when I...
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Disney HOLIDAY Deals at the Dollar Tree Store…PART 2!

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November 13, 2012
Stocking caps

A few weeks ago, I posted about some great holiday deals to be found at the Dollar Tree store: http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2012/10/disney-holiday-deals-the-dollar-tree-store/ Last week I found a few more items, specifically for Christmas…so over the next few weeks, while you are out shopping for your holiday gifts, be sure to check out your local store to...
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