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The Christmas Season at Walt Disney World

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November 6, 2013
The Christmas Season at Walt Disney World

My house is currently filled with the aromas of baking cookies; the pumpkin cheesecake is setting up in the fridge; and gingerbread cookie dough is in the freezer, ready to be rolled out. Holiday baking has started in my home, in large part because we’ll be visiting Walt Disney World in December. It is...
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Travel Periods at Walt Disney World

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October 6, 2013
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There are many preferences as to the best time to travel to Walt Disney World (WDW).  Some will never travel in the summer, some have to visit during the holiday season and others will only visit during special events or race weekends.  This month I’ll look at the different times to visit and what...
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Unleash the Foodie in You!

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September 20, 2013
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  People often ask me why I keep going back to Disney World, year after year.  There are tons of reasons why, but as a foodie, last year’s Food and Wine Festival, made me promise myself that I’d never miss it again.  It looked as if I’d be at home, scrolling through tweets and...
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@SamsDisneyDiary #5: Keys to the Kingdom (Backstage Tour)

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September 17, 2013
Walt has two windows on Main Street...  This one, above the Ice Cream Shop is considered a "closing credit"  the only windows seen as you leave the Magic Kingdom.  Sort of a wave good bye...

Welcome to SamsDisneyDiary in the WDWFan Zone, Episode #5 (September 15th 2013)–Keys to the Kingdom Backstage Tour–Check out the video edition of SamsDisneyDiary in the WDW Fan Zone below then keep reading for more details. The Video Edition of this post, below, features a ride on the Jungle Cruise like no other, and some...
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Aqua Ducky Derby

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September 10, 2013
Aqua Ducky Derby

  Duckies, duckies, duckies!  It seemed like everyone you looked you saw rubber duckies.  Was this some weird hallucination?   No.  It was the Aqua Ducky Derby onboard the Disney Fantasy! Imagine our surprise on our last trip when we started seeing rubber ducks in the gift shops.  We soon learned that Disney was sponsoring...
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In the Zone with @SamsDisneyDiary #2: Walt Disney World Car Masters Weekend: Father’s Day 2013

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June 18, 2013
Rev Up for Car Masters Weekend, June 15-16, 2013

Looking for some www.LimitedTimeMagic.com for Father’s Day?  Disneyland “Gave Dad an Incredible Father’s Day” with Mr. Incredible over at Disney California Adventure (June 10-16th 2013)  WDW on the other hand, missed the opportunity!  At least from a “Limited Time Magic” point of view.   Fortunately, for dads like me that happened to be visiting...
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Birthdays at Walt Disney World – Annual Magic!

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May 28, 2013
Birthdays at Walt Disney World – Annual Magic!

For some, a birthday’s just not a birthday without the party, even if you are at the Most Magical Place on Earth. So how do you go about planning for birthdays at World? If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop option, Goofy’s Candy Company at Downtown Disney will help plan and execute the perfect party...
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2013 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

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May 17, 2013
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Even though I was in Orlando for a conference, I made arrangements to come in a day early so I would not miss the Flower & Garden Festival. I must say, that was the best decision I’d made in quite a while!  Gardening has only recently piqued my curiosity, since we’ve moved to a rural area...
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5 Tips for Maximizing your Star Wars Weekends Experience

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May 14, 2013
5 Tips for Maximizing your Star Wars Weekends Experience

Star Wars Weekends are just around the corner! Beginning May 17, 2013, and ending June 9, Star Wars Weekends (or SWW as they’re sometimes called) can be an absolute blast or a total bust depending on how prepared you are. Below, some handy hints for keeping the Force with you as you vacation. Star...
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Your Best Friend – The Times Guide

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May 5, 2013
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  When visiting any Park at Walt Disney World (WDW), your first stop should always be for the current Times Guide.  These are located alongside the Park Maps at every Park entrance and you should take the time to make good use of them.  Here I’ll walk you through how to best use one,...
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