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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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D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

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November 11, 2013
D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

October 16, 2013 marked the debut of D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, in Chicago, Illinois at the Museum of Science and Industry.  The opening of the exhibit also marked the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives showcases the creativity and innovation that has defined Disney...
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Travel Periods at Walt Disney World

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October 6, 2013
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There are many preferences as to the best time to travel to Walt Disney World (WDW).  Some will never travel in the summer, some have to visit during the holiday season and others will only visit during special events or race weekends.  This month I’ll look at the different times to visit and what...
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A Tribute to All Queues, But Mostly Jim Henson’s Muppetvision 3D

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September 29, 2013
A Tribute to All Queues, But Mostly Jim Henson’s Muppetvision 3D

This week, we pay tribute to Jim Henson, who would have turned 77 on September 24th. Like Walt Disney, Jim was a creative visionary whose ideas often brought out the best in the people working around him. So I felt this would be the perfect time to take a picture walk through the queue of...
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Unleash the Foodie in You!

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September 20, 2013
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  People often ask me why I keep going back to Disney World, year after year.  There are tons of reasons why, but as a foodie, last year’s Food and Wine Festival, made me promise myself that I’d never miss it again.  It looked as if I’d be at home, scrolling through tweets and...
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@SamsDisneyDiary #5: Keys to the Kingdom (Backstage Tour)

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September 17, 2013
Walt has two windows on Main Street...  This one, above the Ice Cream Shop is considered a "closing credit"  the only windows seen as you leave the Magic Kingdom.  Sort of a wave good bye...

Welcome to SamsDisneyDiary in the WDWFan Zone, Episode #5 (September 15th 2013)–Keys to the Kingdom Backstage Tour–Check out the video edition of SamsDisneyDiary in the WDW Fan Zone below then keep reading for more details. The Video Edition of this post, below, features a ride on the Jungle Cruise like no other, and some...
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What to Expect from Disney’s Newest Meet and Greet, Princess Fairytale Hall

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September 17, 2013
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Walt Disney World’s Princess Fairytale Hall opens tomorrow, the newest in the lineup of visually rich meet and greet locations focused on bringing meeting characters to a new level of interaction. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll see and what you’ll need to know to make the most of your princess visits. Princess...
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Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure

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September 6, 2013
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  So far I’ve covered all of the in park games except Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure, a revamp of the popular Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure.  My husband was a bit disappointed that Kim Possible was gone, because he didn’t finish all the countries, but was thrilled to find out that she’d been...
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Faces in the Queue: Meet Maureen!

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September 5, 2013
Faces in the Queue: Meet Maureen!

When Maureen Deal was planning her family’s first visit to Walt Disney World in 2003 she scoured the internet for information about guests with Autism, hoping to make the trip easier for her nine year-old son, Zachary. “There wasn’t very much,” she says, “a page of tips here, an article there” but no comprehensive...
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