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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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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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A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To This Article…

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February 28, 2014
A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To This Article…

. It was 8:00 on Monday evening when I finally sat down to find inspiration for this month’s article.  As I perused the internet, I came across a YouTube video of the “still under construction” Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction at Walt Disney World. Perfect! I’ve got photos from my last trip, I can mention...
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Differently-Abled Disney Characters: How Many Can You Name?

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February 27, 2014
Differently-Abled Disney Characters: How Many Can You Name?

/ Just for fun, how many Disney (or Pixar) animated characters can you think of that are different or differently-abled in some way? I recently posted this challenge to a group on Facebook and, surprisingly, we ended up with a fairly extensive list! I started the list with a few characters that came to...
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Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

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February 14, 2014
Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

  Hello my friends! I hope you all are staying warm admist the cold winter temperatures most of us are experiecning. Hopefully spring will be arriving soon!! I know I for one can not wait! A couple weekends ago, Disney On Ice skated back into Chicago, and I was fortunate enough to attend with Princess...
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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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