Posts Tagged ‘ Jodi Whisenhunt ’

Disney’s Helping Kids Shine Awards $1.5 Million in Grants

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April 10, 2013
Disney’s Helping Kids Shine Awards $1.5 Million in Grants

On March 27, 2013, Disney Cast Members joined Mickey Mouse and his pal Goofy onstage for a very special presentation. The Disney Helping Kids Shine grants program awarded 59 of Central Florida’s most deserving children’s programs, organizations, and school districts more than $1.5 million! “We really want to build great children,” said Nancy Gidusko,...
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Flower & Garden Recipes & Crafts

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March 10, 2013
Flower & Garden Recipes & Crafts

This week’s opening of the 20th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival reminds us that spring is just around the corner! While fans in northern regions of the United States are shoveling fresh-fallen snow, visitors to Walt Disney World are soaking up sunshine and taking in the sights and scents of more than...
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Why Walt Disney World is “Home”

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February 11, 2013
Why Walt Disney World is “Home”

While my mail is addressed to a house in Texas, I prefer to call Walt Disney World “Home.” Even though my family only visits the World about one time per year, how can it not seem like home to me? Every time a Walt Disney World Transportation bus drops me at my resort, they...
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Which of the Seven Dwarfs are You?

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January 9, 2013
Which of the Seven Dwarfs are You?

In light of celebrating Snow White 75th birthday (December 21), I thought it would be fun to play a little game. I asked my kids which of the seven dwarfs they think represents them. Each chose a different character, and I think they were right on target! My youngest is most definitely Happy. He...
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Downtown Disney Festival of the Seasons

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December 11, 2012
Downtown Disney Festival of the Seasons

The Parks are not the only places to find a holly, jolly atmosphere. Downtown Disney celebrates year-round! Holiday merchandise is available 365 days a year at Disney’s Days of Christmas, but from mid-November through the first week of January, the rest of Downtown Disney is adorned with decorations galore. (Either that, or all the...
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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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November 12, 2012
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey and his pals celebrated the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) of 2012 this past Friday with a sold-out crowd of friends and fans at Magic Kingdom Park. This special event kicked off the holiday season with festive fervor. An enchanting Castle Dream Lights display on Cinderella Castle set the stage for...
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37th Annual Festival of the Masters

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October 10, 2012
37th Annual Festival of the Masters

One FREE event that’s a big hit with Walt Disney World Resort Guests and locals alike is the annual Festival of the Masters presented by Michaels, coming to Downtown Disney November 9-11, 2012. Now in its 37th season, this year’s open-air festival promises nearly 150 juried Fine Artists and over 40 Emerging Masters, showcasing...
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It’s So REAL!

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September 7, 2012
It’s So REAL!

My family and I are at Walt Disney World right now! When I was preparing this article, my kids kept interrupting to share their excitement about the trip, so I thought I’d let them talk and offer you a different perspective of the Most Magical Place on Earth. You’ll notice a recurring theme in...
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How to Stretch Your Disney Dining Credits

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August 19, 2012
How to Stretch Your Disney Dining Credits

Dining at Walt Disney World can be pricey. The Disney Dining Plan (DDP) is a real wallet-saver, especially if you travel during Free Disney Dining promotions. Even with Disney’s assistance, though, my family almost always ends up spending money out-of-pocket on food too. In a couple weeks, we will be headed back to the...
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Walt’s Art of Animation

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July 12, 2012
Walt’s Art of Animation

Walt Disney is not the inventor of imagination, but his imagination led to the invention of many innovations. Walt wanted sound to accompany his cartoons, but the symphony director had trouble keeping time with the pictures. Walt’s solution? Print a ball on the sound track and on the film and bounce it to the...
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