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What to Do Besides the 4 Parks

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February 2, 2014
ESPN Wide World of Sports

Are you looking for interesting things to do while at Walt Disney World (WDW) outside of the Four Theme Parks?  Here are some (hopefully) helpful ideas for you to look into or try. WDW has two water parks; Blizzard Beach (BB) and Typhoon Lagoon (TL).  BB has more options for those with children and...
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The 2014 Dopey Challenge in 48.6 Images

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January 23, 2014
The 2014 Dopey Challenge in 48.6 Images

From January 9-12, 2014, the 2014 Inaugural Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World led runDisney racers around all 4 theme parks in 4 fun-filled days.  In order to complete the Dopey Challenge and receive all the bling (6 medals in all), a Dopey runner had to finish the Disney Family Fun Run 5K, the Inaugural Walt Disney...
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My Favorite Quick Service Restaurants

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January 16, 2014
My Favorite Quick Service Restaurants

Quick service (or counter service) restaurants are great if you are looking for a lower cost meal, or are trying to maximize time and don’t want to spend an hour on a meal.  My husband and I have tried quite a few, and here are our favorites. *Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (Magic Kingdom – Tommorrowland) –...
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Christmas Around the World

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January 9, 2014
Christmas Around the World

Happy New Year my friends!!! I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the first few days of 2014!! Myself and Princess Kayla had a great Christmas and New Year’s…and yes, we found some Disney fun throughout the winter break! We went to the theater and saw “Frozen”,...
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Review of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

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January 3, 2014
Review of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

There are some Disney experiences that have been elevated to near legendary status among Disney fans. Visitors can feel like they are missing out if they can’t say, “I’ve done that,” whatever “that” may be. Dole Whips, Turkey Legs, California Grill during Wishes, and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue come to mind as some beloved Disney...
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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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