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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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EPCOT Center’s Promise

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September 18, 2012
EPCOT Center’s Promise

Time is the hardest thing to measure. It’s infinite, but has enormous speed, constantly moving forward towards a goal unknown. It has no value unless we give it some. The greatest method we’ve found to do so is by creating “milestones.” Anniversaries, birthdays, marks of time that celebrate the past and raise a toast...
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Walt And Chicago… Did You Know??

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September 15, 2012
Walt And Chicago… Did You Know??

Hello my friends!! It’s the middle of September, school is back in session, so I figured I would share with you another fun connection between Walt Disney & Chicago ( & me!) Walt’s father, Elias Disney, worked as a carpenter for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago! The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition was held in...
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Did you know…the connection between Sue the T-Rex, Chicago, and Walt Disney World?

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July 15, 2012
Did you know…the connection between Sue the T-Rex, Chicago, and Walt Disney World?

As you all know, I live in the south suburbs of Chicago, home to some of the most amazing museums in the world! One of my favorites, even from when I was a little kid, is the Field Museum! I always loved wandering around, looking at all the artifacts from Egypt, American Indians, and...
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The Windows of Main Street U.S.A.

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June 26, 2012
The Windows of Main Street U.S.A.

Main Street U.S.A., its home for all of us who are truly Disney Fans.  As you walk down and smell the fabulous baked goods and see the wonderful storefronts you just feel like “I am finally home!”  But, have you actually taken the time to explore Main Street? I am not talking about the...
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