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Princess Mission 2014

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October 21, 2014
Princess Mission 2014

Hi friends! I hope you are having a fantastic week!   I wanted to share with with you a fun activity we did during our most recent trip to Walt Disney World in August 2014!  We decided to go on a Princess Mission…we wanted to meet all of the Disney Princess, plus a few added favorites!...
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Fast Pass +

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October 7, 2014
Fast Pass +

  During out most recent visit to Walt Disney World this past August, we were able to partake in the new My Disney Expereince with the new Fast Pass Plus (FP+)! http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2014/09/recap-of-a-magical-moment-and-more-at-walt-disney-world/ We were able to pre-book up to 3 FP+ for each day of our ticket before we arrived. This was very exciting, as...
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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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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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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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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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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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