Touring

A Special Trip Down Main Street, U.S.A.

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December 17, 2014
A Special Trip Down Main Street, U.S.A.

As a lifelong Disney fan, I find that my Disney firsts hold a very special place in my heart. Walking under the Main Street, U.S.A. Train Station on my first Walt Disney World visit as an adult, my child’s first glimpse of Cinderella Castle, and my first backstage tour are a few of those...
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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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Picture Perfect Lights to Brighten Your Nights

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November 30, 2014
Picture Perfect Lights to Brighten Your Nights

. WOW! This picture says it all. I am truly at a loss for words right now. I would love to tell you how wonderfully the Imagineers decorated the parks at Walt Disney World this year, but that wouldn’t give them the accolades they deserve. Perhaps I should continue with a few more pictures to...
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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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Thank Queue For the Distractions, Winnie the Pooh!

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October 31, 2014
Thank Queue For the Distractions, Winnie the Pooh!

. Recently, we were looking through some old photos and reminiscing about all the great Disney World vacations our family has taken through the years when my wife smiled and reminded me of some of the hurdles we faced to find these joyful memories. While the memory of those big smiles on our childrens’ faces...
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Half Day At Disney and No Tickets – No Problem!

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October 28, 2014
Half Day At Disney and No Tickets – No Problem!

Problem Statement: You have a half-day at Walt Disney World and no extra days on your tickets. This most often happens on arrival and departure days. No problem. Disney’s resort services for onsite guests and the huge array of offerings on property makes it tough to decide just what to do! First up is...
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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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Anna and Elsa FastPass+ Tips for the Desperate Parent

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October 16, 2014
Anna and Elsa FastPass+ Tips for the Desperate Parent

  Oh Anna and Elsa, can’t you help us parents out? By now, everyone is clearly aware of the difficulty, bordering on impossibility, of scoring Anna and Elsa Meet and Greet FastPass+ in the Magic Kingdom. With every young princess wanting to pose with the famous sisters, their FastPass+ are a serious HOT commodity...
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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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Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour

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September 24, 2014
Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour

This past summer, Disney unveiled a new VIP tour, The Ultimate Day for Young Families. When I first read the overview, two thoughts came to mind. First, this sounds like an ultimate FastPass and secondly, “Wow that’s expensive!” The Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour lasts from seven- to eight-hours and costs $299...
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