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The Wilderness Must Be Explored!!

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March 24, 2015
The Wilderness Must Be Explored!!

Hello my friends! I hope you all are doing good! It’s finally SPRINGTIME!! We all survived winter! Well, mostly survived! We have one last blast of cold and snow here in Chicago this week, then it will begin to warm up again and hopefully stay on the warmer side! I wanted to share with...
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The Things You Find Buried In Your Basement…

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January 29, 2015
The Things You Find Buried In Your Basement…

. During a recent purge of our basement storage room, I came across an interesting find. Buried in the bottom of a dusty old box, I found a stash of vintage comic books.     .The first few were from the early to mid-seventies. It’s always humorous to browse the inside cover to read what treasures were being...
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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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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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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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