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Frozen in Chicago…Disney On Ice “Frozen”

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February 11, 2015
Frozen in Chicago…Disney On Ice “Frozen”

Brr my friends! I mean…hello my friends!! I hope everyone is doing good and keeping warm during this latest cold blast of Elsa’s snow and ice! About a week ago, myself – along with Princess Kayla and my Mom, attended the newest Disney On Ice show – Frozen! I wanted to share some of...
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“Imagine” my surprise….

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January 27, 2015
“Imagine” my surprise….

Hello my friends!!!  I hope everyone is enjoying their winter! Here in Chicago, we actually have had a mild winter….unlike our polar vortex from last year! LOL I wanted to share a fun find we discovered on our recent vacation last August! As many of you know from my previous articles, I love discovering...
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Wilderness Lodge Villas

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December 31, 2014
Wilderness Lodge Villas

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, it’s been one of my goals to eventually stay in all of the Disney moderate or deluxe resorts; maybe even eventually including the value resorts. We’ll see. To that end on our most recent trip to Walt Disney World we stayed at the Disney Wilderness Lodge Villas (WLV)....
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Cinderella

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December 30, 2014
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On December 23rd, I was invited to attend a performance of Rodgers and Hammersteins’s “Cinderella” at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago!       Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II joined together in the 1940’s to create the most successful paternership in American musical theater. Oklahoma (1943) was the first musical, the first...
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A Special Trip Down Main Street, U.S.A.

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December 17, 2014
A Special Trip Down Main Street, U.S.A.

As a lifelong Disney fan, I find that my Disney firsts hold a very special place in my heart. Walking under the Main Street, U.S.A. Train Station on my first Walt Disney World visit as an adult, my child’s first glimpse of Cinderella Castle, and my first backstage tour are a few of those...
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Pixar In Concert

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December 16, 2014
Pixar In Concert

  On Friday November 28th, I had the pleasure of attending Pixar In Concert, at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, along with Princess Kayla and my mom! In my last article, I gave mention to this event and encouraged others to attend! http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2014/11/november-in-chicago-has-toys-and-music-disney-style/ This concert began CSO’s At The Movies series, which runs through next...
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Picture Perfect Lights to Brighten Your Nights

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November 30, 2014
Picture Perfect Lights to Brighten Your Nights

. WOW! This picture says it all. I am truly at a loss for words right now. I would love to tell you how wonderfully the Imagineers decorated the parks at Walt Disney World this year, but that wouldn’t give them the accolades they deserve. Perhaps I should continue with a few more pictures to...
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November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

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November 19, 2014
November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

Hello my friends! I hope you all are having a magical week so far!  I know most areas of the country have been “Frozen” over with deep chills and even some snow! Here in Chicago it has been bitterly cold this past weekend! I have found a few upcoming events in Chicago that will help to keep...
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Thank Queue For the Distractions, Winnie the Pooh!

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October 31, 2014
Thank Queue For the Distractions, Winnie the Pooh!

. Recently, we were looking through some old photos and reminiscing about all the great Disney World vacations our family has taken through the years when my wife smiled and reminded me of some of the hurdles we faced to find these joyful memories. While the memory of those big smiles on our childrens’ faces...
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Half Day At Disney and No Tickets – No Problem!

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October 28, 2014
Half Day At Disney and No Tickets – No Problem!

Problem Statement: You have a half-day at Walt Disney World and no extra days on your tickets. This most often happens on arrival and departure days. No problem. Disney’s resort services for onsite guests and the huge array of offerings on property makes it tough to decide just what to do! First up is...
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