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A Day Alone in WDW

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August 10, 2013
A Day Alone in WDW

In just over two weeks I’m going to find myself in a very unusual position…… alone in Walt Disney World (WDW) for the day.  Although Shel and I will be together for a week, just a week or so ago I decided to fly in a day early.   Southwest makes changing your flights very...
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A Pirates Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas

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August 9, 2013
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Our family enjoys games and had a blast playing Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom (SOTMK) as well as becoming members of the Wilderness Explorers Troop at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  When we heard that there would be an interactive pirate themed game in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom, we made sure to include it on...
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Disney Book Review – 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White

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August 8, 2013
Disney Book Review – 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White

If you are a Disney fan and you are looking for a light summer read, I suggest you try 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten Year Romance with Snow White. Ron Miles has penned a heartfelt memoir about his son Ben — a profoundly disabled young man with Autism who rode the Snow White’s Scary...
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In the WDW Fan Zone with @SamsDisneyDiary (#3): Visit an empty France Pavilion, any day of the week: Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie

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July 16, 2013
"Delectable treats and tempting delicacies" - That's a quote from Disney.

With little fanfare, compared to Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks, Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie opened in World Showcase’s France Pavilion earlier this year (2013). This “new” quick service dining location features “fresh baguette sandwiches, pastries and baked goods”. According to the official Disney description, you can “Sample delectable treats and tempting delicacies at the traditional...
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Planning a Group Trip – Basic Details

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July 10, 2013
Planning a Group Trip – Basic Details

You’ve figured out the who, what and when now on to the where, why and how.  This is where each family or smaller group can start customizing their own trip.  Let’s start with a brief recap of what’s happened at this point: So far you’ve found an awesome Disney travel agent who’s going to...
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Finding Characters

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July 3, 2013
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We all know the ‘regular’ places to meet characters at Walt Disney World, but what about some of the lesser-known, ‘out of the way’ places?  Today I’ll run through several that we’ve found.  Enjoy!   Water Parks Most of us never think to look for a character if we hit up a water park,...
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Superstar Street Performers

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June 28, 2013
I'm hoping this guy gives lessons!

Most people go to Disney World for the attractions and maybe even the food.  Children happily carry around their autograph books, searching for their favorite characters while the adults that accompany them are probably looking for the nearest place to get their favorite beverage.  If you have been as many times as some of...
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Planning a Group Trip – Where to Start?

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June 8, 2013
Planning a Group Trip – Where to Start?

If you’re traveling with a party of 15 or more, Disney considers your reservation a group.  There are a few things that groups can do that aren’t available to the average visitor: Insert group activities from Disney site Trying to get 15 people to be on the same page can certainly be a challenge,...
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Counting Down With Countdowns!

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June 5, 2013
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ONLY 2 months and 2 weeks until I am in Walt Disney World! I can’t believe time is moving so quickly! I still have so much to do the next few weeks…booking airfare and making ADRs! I talked to Princess Kayla the other day and asked her what she was most excited about for our...
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Your Other Best Friend – Walt Disney World Park Maps

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June 2, 2013
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Last month I introduced you to the Walt Disney World (WDW) Times Guides.  This month I’ll review how helpful the WDW Park Maps will be on your visits.  Park Maps are located at every Park entrance as well as at the Resort Concierge desks and at Guest Services.  There are Guide Maps available for...
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