Planning

Disney planning tips, tricks, and advice.

An “Old Fashioned” Disney Day

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December 19, 2014
An “Old Fashioned” Disney Day

Many have moaned about the arrival of FastPass+ and the so called death of spontaneity at the theme park.  I’ve heard things like “All the fast passes for (insert ride here) are gone.  My trip is ruined!” or “The line at the kiosks are huge, we’ll never get any good ones”. Statements like that...
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Mealtime Malice

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December 16, 2014
Mealtime Malice

Whenever I travel, I have an interesting time when it comes to eating. For starters, I tend to be a picky eater and I also have food allergies.  I can’t eat any seafood. Even the smell can make me nauseous. In addition to that, I also have an issue eating turkey, ham, and chicken....
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Pixar In Concert

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December 16, 2014
Pixar In Concert

  On Friday November 28th, I had the pleasure of attending Pixar In Concert, at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, along with Princess Kayla and my mom! In my last article, I gave mention to this event and encouraged others to attend! http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2014/11/november-in-chicago-has-toys-and-music-disney-style/ This concert began CSO’s At The Movies series, which runs through next...
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runDisney: California vs. Florida

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December 12, 2014
Coast to Coast Challenge Complete!

Last month, I completed runDisney’s Coast to Coast Challenge.  It was nothing short of amazing, but what else would you expect from Disney?  For those of you not in on the lingo, the Coast to Coast Challenge medal is awarded to those completing runDisney races, a half marathon or longer, at both Walt Disney...
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Sharing “Sweet Sand Pails” ….

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December 2, 2014
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BLIZZARD BEACH  is my favorite water park at Disney World. It’s located on Blizzard Beach Drive in Lake Buena Vista. Besides the waterpark which is truly amazing and lots of fun for everyone in the family I look forward to sharing “A Sand Pail” full of ice-cream with my grandchildren. The cost is somewhere...
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London Disney Store Get’s Frozen!

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November 25, 2014
Entrance to the Trading Post

                Last month, I wrote about how I kept Disney close to me in between my trips… well the trip counter is still turning and I’m around 35 days away from my next trip. So this past weekend, I decided to visit the Disney Store but not...
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This Is Christmas

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November 22, 2014
This Is Christmas

While I was racking my brain trying to figure out what I wanted to write about this month the theme from Nightmare Before Christmas was stuck in my head I took this as a sign that (1) I took one too many rides on the Haunted Mansion Holiday on my recent trip to Disneyland...
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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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First Things First

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November 18, 2014
First Things First

One of the questions that is often asked of WDW veterans like myself is this: “What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at each of the parks?” Everyone has their own answer to this query, and like most Disney fanatics, I am convinced that mine is right! So today I share with...
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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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