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Princess Mission 2014

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October 21, 2014
Princess Mission 2014

Hi friends! I hope you are having a fantastic week!   I wanted to share with with you a fun activity we did during our most recent trip to Walt Disney World in August 2014!  We decided to go on a Princess Mission…we wanted to meet all of the Disney Princess, plus a few added favorites!...
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Bye Bye Backlot Tours

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October 2, 2014
Bye Bye Backlot Tours

  Fresh off the heels of Disney’s announcement of Maelstrom closing on October 5th came word that Disney Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour closed this past weekend. This was an original Disney MGM Studio attraction from when the park opened in 1989 but a far cry from the first version.  I remember taking the tour...
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The Hidden Disney Podcast

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September 20, 2014
The Hidden Disney Podcast

Instead of listening to music at work I spend my days listening to podcasts. I juggle about 22 different podcasts on a variety of topics but of course my feed is mostly filled with those on Disney. I know most of us have heard of Lou Mongello, the gang at WDW Today or Ricky...
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Welcome, Foolish Mortals

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August 31, 2014
Welcome, Foolish Mortals

. In 2011, Disney Imagineers expanded the queue area of the Haunted Mansion allowing guests a place to interact with the spirits while waiting for the Mansion doors to open.  With the evolution of Fastpass+ in early 2014, this area was designated as the “standby line” while fastpass guests are now whisked through the original...
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The World of Mary Blair

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June 22, 2014
The World of Mary Blair

This year I was incredibly fortunate to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum, which is in San Francisco. It was showing an exhibition on entitled ‘Magic, Color, Flair: The World of Mary Blair”. As a fan of her work I had to visit and in this Fan Zone post I would like to share...
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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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Marty Sklar Inventive Geniuis Lecture Chicago

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March 13, 2014
Marty Sklar Inventive Geniuis Lecture Chicago

On Sunday, February 16th, I had the pleasure to attend an “Inventive Genius” lecture at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago with Marty Sklar!! (http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/events/marty-sklar/) Let me just start off by saying, I was a total fan-girl attending this event! I had learned about it a few months ago, and anxiously awaited the...
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Walt & Chicago…D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: Part 2

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December 24, 2013
Walt & Chicago…D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: Part 2

In my previous article, I showcased the new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2013/11/d23-treasures-of-the-walt-disney-archives/   I hope you enjoyed previewing what the exhibit has to offer. In this article, in honor of December being Walt Disney’s birth-month, I wanted to showcase the “Early Years”...
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@SamsDisneyDiary #9: Osborne Lights “Glow with the Show”

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December 17, 2013
The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights.  Glow with the Show, New for 2013!

  Welcome to SamsDisneyDiary in the WDWFan Zone, Episode #9 (December 13th 2013).  The Osborne Lights have been entertaining guests of Disney’s Hollywood Studios since 1995, when they first premiered on Residential Street.  The lights started dancing after they moved to The Streets of America in 2006.  For more on the story behind the...
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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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