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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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Plenty To Love At Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

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December 21, 2013
Plenty To Love At Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

  Before the recent addition of “Be Our Guest” at the Magic Kingdom, there were two different places to enjoy a Princess-themed character meal on Disney property. While Cinderella’s Royal Table is considered a must-do by many, the cost and challenging task of finding a table scares many away. If you still have a little...
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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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Why I’d Like to be in the Magic Kingdom Right Now

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December 5, 2013
Why I’d Like to be in the Magic Kingdom Right Now

  I’m missing the Magic Kingdom because, not only is it CRAZY cold here, but………. It’s the holiday season and I know everything is decorated beautifully.  I’d go ahead and take the monorail to see the decorations at the resorts too.   So close to the Magic Kingdom and I just can’t pass up the...
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Christmas at the Walt Disney World Resorts

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December 1, 2013
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There is so much to see outside the Parks during the Christmas season.  Follow along as I bring you information on the happenings at the various resorts. Grand Floridian At the Grand Floridian you can enjoy the sounds of Christmas music in the air as you take in the beautiful views of a Victorian...
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Things I Am Thankful For: The Disney Edition

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November 27, 2013
Things I Am Thankful For: The Disney Edition

  It’s the time of year for us all to reminisce and give thanks. This year, rather than bore you with things from home, I decided to share the things I am thankful for at Walt Disney World:  . Disney Transportation: Bus, Boat, Monorail…Unless you’re either a Castmember or a guest vacationing at the Contemporary Resort, the odds are...
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Ohana Dinner Review

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November 25, 2013
Ohana Dinner Review

  If you have ever eaten at Ohana you will be aware it means family, not just in the blood sense, but also in the wider sense that everyone is a cousin to each other. On hearing this I thought, wow great brief but how will they make every guest feel that way? Read...
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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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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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Put Some Extra Magic in Your Photopass Shots with Magic Shots

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November 3, 2013
Vitek Family With Tink

If you’re looking to add a little fun and magic to your Disney vacation photos, be sure to take advantage of the Magic Shots that are available from Disney’s PhotoPass Photographers.  Magic Shots are photos where special effects are added after a photo has been taken. Most shots are only available in select locations...
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