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November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

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November 19, 2014
November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

Hello my friends! I hope you all are having a magical week so far!  I know most areas of the country have been “Frozen” over with deep chills and even some snow! Here in Chicago it has been bitterly cold this past weekend! I have found a few upcoming events in Chicago that will help to keep...
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A Chat with a Princess…

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November 4, 2014
A Chat with a Princess…

Hello my friends! Today’s article has a guest writer…my 8 year old daughter-Princess Kayla! She wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about some of her favorite Disney things. One of her favorite characters is Lotso from Toy Story 3. I asked her to tell me a few things she likes about...
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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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Win Spot It! from Blue Orange Games

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October 17, 2014
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While I am a Disney dad, I am also a gamer. When I was asked to write a game review for Blue Orange games, I was excited, besides, who doesn’t like free stuff? Blue Orange games graciously sent me a copy of the Spot it! game to test drive and review for WDW Fan Zone...
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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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The Hidden Disney Podcast

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September 20, 2014
The Hidden Disney Podcast

Instead of listening to music at work I spend my days listening to podcasts. I juggle about 22 different podcasts on a variety of topics but of course my feed is mostly filled with those on Disney. I know most of us have heard of Lou Mongello, the gang at WDW Today or Ricky...
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Educational Vacationing, Part Three

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September 19, 2014
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The second part of “Educational Vacationing,” discussed how to make your vacation educational, should you decide to take your children out of school for a Walt Disney World vacation.  Specifically, I talked about Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom.  As the third and final post in this series, we will continue the lesson, discussing specifically...
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Recap of a Magical Moment (and more…) at Walt Disney World

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September 18, 2014
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Hi friends!! I hope everyone is enjoying their day! I have a  magical memory to share with you from our recent Walt Disney World vacation, as well as my thoughts on the new Fast Pass + and My Magic Plus! Enjoy! We had a super magical moment with Minnie Mouse during our trip! On...
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Welcome, Foolish Mortals

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August 31, 2014
Welcome, Foolish Mortals

. In 2011, Disney Imagineers expanded the queue area of the Haunted Mansion allowing guests a place to interact with the spirits while waiting for the Mansion doors to open.  With the evolution of Fastpass+ in early 2014, this area was designated as the “standby line” while fastpass guests are now whisked through the original...
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How Do You Measure The Years?

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August 28, 2014
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 Decades of Impressions With my next trip to WDW near weeks away, I sit rocking on my front porch, a bit nostalgic, reflecting on why I adore Walt Disney World and Disney history, in a way that may be more than normal, and recall that it began at a very early age. With each...
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