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Riding a Mine Train

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June 1, 2014
SDMT Sign

On May 28th the New Fantasyland expansion officially came to en end with the Grand Opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster.  My family and I had been waiting for this opening for a few years as we watched from behind walls for almost 3 years as it was built.  We had Fastpasses...
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Looking Beyond the Obvious

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May 4, 2014
Metrophone

With this week’s announcement of the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster on May 28th, I wanted to point out a few of the ‘hidden gems’ and not so obvious things to see at Walt Disney World (WDW). Magic Kingdom  Hidden Nautiluses – You can find two references to the Nautilus, from the...
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Review: 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World

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April 27, 2014
Review: 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World

  . Recently, a new research guide was released for people preparing for a vacation to Walt Disney World. Titled 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World by Lou Mongello, the guide is available both in paperback as well as digital format. Now, personally, I usually prefer that feel of...
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D23…Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives…Part 3

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April 22, 2014
D23…Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives…Part 3

Hello friends!! I hope you all are enjoying the first few days of spring! Here in Chicago it is great to have some warmer weather finally after months of bitter cold and too much snow!! I hope everyone enjoyed their spring breaks and holidays! We are almost done exploring the D23 Treausres of the...
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Wonderous Lands of Make Believe to Fill Your Heart With Joy–Tomorrowland

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April 15, 2014
Wonderous Lands of Make Believe to Fill Your Heart With Joy–Tomorrowland

Hello fellow Disney friends and fanatics.  I just keep turning up like a bad penny. If you recall in my last installment, I explained how I was going to systematically walk you through all the lands and kingdoms…one at the time…yep…I plan on being around here a long time ;).  Last installment was Main...
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Traveling With Baby to Walt Disney World, Part 2

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April 10, 2014
Traveling With Baby to Walt Disney World, Part 2

Is taking your infant to Walt Disney World the right decision for your family? Although this is a very personal decision based on your current life situation and expectations for a WDW vacation, I strongly encourage you to give it a try!  Last month, I outlined the issues related to making your initial decision...
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Trip Planning for Star Wars Weekends Trip!

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April 9, 2014
Trip Planning for Star Wars Weekends Trip!

For a few years now I’ve been a member of a Vinylmation trade group, Mouse Traders NYC, that meets every other month in New York City. Last summer some of our members happened to be in Walt Disney World together, and had a brainstorm that we should plan a group trip. All these months...
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Ten Disney World Apps to Know

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April 6, 2014
My Disney Experience

Back in July, 2012 I wrote an article, Disney App-tastic, on great apps to use to make your Walt Disney World (WDW) vacation better.  As technology rolls on, so does that list.  Here’s an updated list of 10 apps to know when visiting WDW.  Please also reference my original list as most of those...
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Marty Sklar Inventive Geniuis Lecture Chicago

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March 13, 2014
Marty Sklar Inventive Geniuis Lecture Chicago

On Sunday, February 16th, I had the pleasure to attend an “Inventive Genius” lecture at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago with Marty Sklar!! (http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/events/marty-sklar/) Let me just start off by saying, I was a total fan-girl attending this event! I had learned about it a few months ago, and anxiously awaited the...
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Save Time and Aggravation with a Private Guided Tour

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March 9, 2014
WDW Guided Tours

As we enter that time of the year when crowds at Walt Disney World (WDW) begin to grow and your time becomes even more valuable, you’re sure to be looking for new ways to make better use of your time while on vacation.  One way to both save time and reduce your stress is...
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