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Frozen in Chicago…Disney On Ice “Frozen”

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February 11, 2015
Frozen in Chicago…Disney On Ice “Frozen”

Brr my friends! I mean…hello my friends!! I hope everyone is doing good and keeping warm during this latest cold blast of Elsa’s snow and ice! About a week ago, myself – along with Princess Kayla and my Mom, attended the newest Disney On Ice show – Frozen! I wanted to share some of...
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“Imagine” my surprise….

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January 27, 2015
“Imagine” my surprise….

Hello my friends!!!  I hope everyone is enjoying their winter! Here in Chicago, we actually have had a mild winter….unlike our polar vortex from last year! LOL I wanted to share a fun find we discovered on our recent vacation last August! As many of you know from my previous articles, I love discovering...
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A Very Merry Christmas Experience with Olaf and 300+ Dancers:

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January 5, 2015
A Very Merry Christmas Experience with Olaf and 300+ Dancers:

If you’ve ever experienced the thrill of watching a Disney Parade on TV, then you know how special it would be to be part of it.  I was invited to an early morning taping of a dance segment for the “Frozen” theme of the 31st Annual Disney Holiday Parade. My cousin, who works for...
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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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Top Disney Moments of 2014

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December 24, 2014
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For the Disney Parks and Walt Disney Studios, 2014 was a year of grand openings, shocking closings, refurbishments, box-office hits, mediocre media promotions, and a Frozen explosion. Depending on who you ask, not all of these moments deserved a cheer. Matter of fact, jeers were abound for a few of the Disney Parks’ announcements....
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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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Picture Perfect Lights to Brighten Your Nights

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November 30, 2014
Picture Perfect Lights to Brighten Your Nights

. WOW! This picture says it all. I am truly at a loss for words right now. I would love to tell you how wonderfully the Imagineers decorated the parks at Walt Disney World this year, but that wouldn’t give them the accolades they deserve. Perhaps I should continue with a few more pictures to...
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November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

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November 19, 2014
November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

Hello my friends! I hope you all are having a magical week so far!  I know most areas of the country have been “Frozen” over with deep chills and even some snow! Here in Chicago it has been bitterly cold this past weekend! I have found a few upcoming events in Chicago that will help to keep...
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Halloween Dress Rehearsal

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October 26, 2014
Halloween Dress Rehearsal

As if attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party wasn’t enough Halloween fun for one year, I recently attended an exclusive event at our local Disney Store. This event was an invite-only children’s Halloween celebration for Disney Visa card holders. My husband kindly forwarded me an email with a link to sign up for the...
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runDisney Charity Groups

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October 17, 2014
A visit from Mr. Incredible at the Crim Road Race

I’m a sucker for a charity race.  This time of year, my shoes get laced up at least once per week for a local event.  Leave it to the folks at Walt Disney World to help out charities while promoting healthy lifestyles.  The Charity Groups through runDisney are designed to “make your run count!” ...
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