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Epcot – World Showcase Shows

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February 12, 2014
Epcot – World Showcase Shows

There are eleven countries comprising Epcot’s World Showcase. Each pavilion has characteristics of the country’s origin that will transport you into their culture from the unique stores to their exquisite food. Some have amazing attractions, and some have wonderful films but, there is so much more to World Showcase. The next time you are...
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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
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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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Pregnant at the Parks

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January 10, 2014
During 2nd trimester, things get easier, but I still took the time to stop, rest and eat!

I’ve spent more time than I care to mention at Disney parks while pregnant. Have you heard the expression, “a rainy day at Disney World is better than a rainy day at home?” Well, the same thing goes for pregnancy. Besides having to deal with common symptoms, fatigue, nausea and hunger like none other,...
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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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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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@SamsDisneyDiary #10: “Jingle Cruise”

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December 23, 2013
The Jingle Cruise (Official Attraction poster)

@SamsDisneyDiary in the WDWFan Zone, Episode #10. What’s that I hear from Adventure Land?  Jingle Cruise, Jingle Cruise, Jingle all the way!   Changing a ”U” to an “I” along with some well-placed holiday decorations and holiday themed narration is all it took to change the “Jungle Cruise” into the “Jingle Cruise”.   I’m sure you’ve...
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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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Faces in the Queue: Meet Mark!

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November 28, 2013
Faces in the Queue: Meet Mark!

Mark Sumonka balks at being called a hero, but he certainly is a hero in my book.  In 1994 Mark sustained a head injury while serving our country as a flight medic with the U.S. Air Force. His injury left him with what he describes as “stroke-like” symptoms that affect both his speech and...
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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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