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My Must Ride Disney’s Hollywood Studios Attractions!

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May 16, 2013
My Must Ride Disney’s Hollywood Studios Attractions!

In my last 2 articles I wrote about My Must Ride Magic Kingdom Attractions and My Must Ride Epcot Attractions!  In this article I want to share with you my must ride attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Disney’s Hollywood Studios (DHS), formerly known as Disney-MGM Studios, opened at the Walt Disney World (WDW) Resort...
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Walt Disney World 1972: A Picturewalk to the Past: Part III

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March 24, 2013
Walt Disney World 1972: A Picturewalk to the Past: Part III

Welcome back to our third and final chapter of our walk back in time to April, 1972. If you missed chapter 1:  http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2013/01/walt-disney-world-1972-a-picturewalk-to-the-past/   or chapter 2:   http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2013/02/walt-disney-world-1972-a-picturewalk-to-the-past-part-ii/   feel free to take a moment and read those first. As for everyone else, here’s a quick review: It’s April of 1972, I’m 3, my family takes its first trip...
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Going Back To Disney’s Future

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March 13, 2013
Going Back To Disney’s Future

  My first trip to Walt Disney World was twenty-two years ago. Needless to say a lot has changed since then from music, to fashions in clothing, and hairstyles. We’ve seen some new attractions come to Walt Disney World and we’ve seen some go but, there are still some old favorites that remain and...
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D23 Fanniversary Chicago 2013

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March 12, 2013
Chicago Fanniversary

Hi everyone! I hope you all are surviving the final weeks of winter before spring arrives! I know I personally cannot wait for spring to arrive here in Chicago! I just attended an awesome event and I wanted to share with you about my Fanniversary experience! Enjoy! I was soo excited to attend this...
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Remembering Walt Disney World’s Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride And A cool, Fun Fact!

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February 21, 2013
Remembering Walt Disney World’s Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride And A cool, Fun Fact!

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (MTWR) opened at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on opening day on October 1st, 1971.  It was located in Fantasyland and modeled after Disneyland’s MTWR.  Although the ride was similar to the Disneyland counterpart, there were also some differences.  The main difference known was that there were 2 separate boarding...
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Walt & Chicago….Did You Know?

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February 12, 2013
SheddAquarium

Hi friends!! Happy February to each and every one of you! Winter has finally hit Chicago with freezing cold temps and some snowfall one day, and then rain and blustery winds the next…making me daydream of warm weather in Florida and my beloved Walt Disney World! Sorry it’s been a while since I have...
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Remembering Pleasure Island

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February 7, 2013
Remembering Pleasure Island

The Funmeister.  Celebrating New Year’s Eve every night.  A revolving dance floor.  An awesome comedy show.  A wide variety of night clubs.  A neon, leg swinging, larger than life Jessica Rabbit sign.  These are just some of the memories I have of Pleasure Island. Pleasure Island opened at the Walt Disney World (WDW) resort...
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An Imagineering Legends Quiz

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October 19, 2012
An Imagineering Legends Quiz

Recently I have been enjoying one of my many treasures I hauled off from Mickey’s of Glendale at the Walt Disney Imagineering campus in Glendale, California last summer.  Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends and The Genesis of the Disney Theme Park by Jeff Kurtti is a thorough look at thirty legendary talents assembled by Walt Disney himself to...
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Walt Disney World Special Anniversary Celebrations!!

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October 4, 2012
Walt Disney World Special Anniversary Celebrations!!

On October 1st, 2012, Walt Disney World (WDW) will reach its 41st Anniversary.  Over the years so much has changed and yet so much remains the same as it was when it opened its doors on October 1st, 1971.  When WDW first opened it was just the Magic Kingdom and 2 resorts – the...
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The 21st Century Begins…

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October 2, 2012
Mickey

Monday October 1, 1982… …30 years ago on this date, my 2nd favorite theme park opened… EPCOT CENTER!! Happy 30th Anniversary Epcot! I enjoyed spending this past weekend following along on Twitter and Facebook with so many of my Disney friends who were down at Walt Disney World celebrating! I had planned to go...
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