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Stacey J. Aswad, Must Do Disney Host: Get the Latest BUZZ!

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March 5, 2014
Stacey J. Aswad, Must Do Disney Host: Get the Latest BUZZ!

Every Disney fan knows Stacey!  If you’ve travelled to the Walt Disney World Resort and had a moment to sit in your hotel room and turn on the TV, YOU KNOW STACEY!  She’s the energetic, loveable host of the Must Do Disney show!  How many of us have watched the loop of her touring...
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My Go-To List of Quick and Kid-Friendly Walt Disney World Dining

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March 3, 2014
My Go-To List of Quick and Kid-Friendly Walt Disney World Dining

It’s hard to say whether I enjoy cooking or eating good food more. Disney World has delicious food aplenty and with many different cuisines represented across the Walt Disney World property, planning where and what I’m going to eat is as almost much fun as the dining itself. But, I don’t travel alone and...
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Dine With An Imagineer Package

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February 23, 2014
Dine With An Imagineer Package

Have you ever considered how much fun it would be to dine with imagineer? Well in 2013 I had that very opportunity, so read on and be ready to drool over the food and the experience! For the package you can choose The Flying Fish or The Hollywood Brown Derby. I chose the latter...
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Dining Reservations De-mystified

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February 21, 2014
A Family Favorite!

So, you’re approaching the all important 180-day mark before your Disney Vacation, and you want to make sure you get a great set of Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs).  If you’ve never been before, how do you decide what to choose?  If you’ve been before, do you choose new restaurants or family favorites?  Here are...
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Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

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February 14, 2014
Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

  Hello my friends! I hope you all are staying warm admist the cold winter temperatures most of us are experiecning. Hopefully spring will be arriving soon!! I know I for one can not wait! A couple weekends ago, Disney On Ice skated back into Chicago, and I was fortunate enough to attend with Princess...
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Frugal Fare

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February 7, 2014
Charred-glazed Filet of Beef at Hollywood Brown Derby, $43.00

“Cheap food isn’t good, and good food isn’t cheap,” is one of the phrases my family lives by, but we are also realists.  Dining plan or not, we have no plans to eat at Signature Dining restaurants like Narcoossee’s and Flying Fish Café every night.  While the meal may be covered, gratuities are not...
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How to Beat the Heat in WDW

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February 5, 2014
How to Beat the Heat in WDW

As I sit bundled up in a blanket due to Chicago’s -14o weather tonight (with a wind chill factor of 35o below zero………  BRRRRR!), I’m dreaming of warm, sunny Florida weather.  Although right now mid-90’s and sunny sounds absolutely heavenly, in reality sometimes that level of heat (and humidity) can be almost as hard...
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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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