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Disney Outside the Parks: Happy Halloween!

Disney Outside the Parks: Happy Halloween!

So last month, I was missing Walt Disney World and shared some tips on how to bring home the fall festival. I realized that I don’t need to go through all that work to bring the spirit home. In going through my Halloween shirts, I realized I celebrate ...

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Thrifty Thursday:  Home Efficiency Results in More Disney Vacation Dollars!

Thrifty Thursday: Home Efficiency Results in More Disney Vacation Dollars!

We’ve talked a lot about how to save money towards your Disney vacation and how to save money while you are at Disney on vacation, but did you know you can save money at home while you are on vacation?

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Dining at Walt Disney World: Making Walt’s Chili

Dining at Walt Disney World: Making Walt's Chili

I was cooking at work one day and I thought to myself, "What would Walt want for lunch"? So I started doing some research and found, like his personality, Walt had very humble tastes. Walt's daughter Diane once wrote, "before he married mother, father had eaten in hash houses and ...

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Terrific Tuesdays: Visiting Japan at Epcot

Terrific Tuesdays: Visiting Japan at Epcot

One of the loveliest pavilions at Epcot's World Showcase, is the one for Japan. As you walk through the torii gate of the Japanese Pavilon, you notice the beautiful serene rock gardens with native plants plants like bamboo and maple trees, koi ponds and architecture.

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Mouse Morsels: A Soiree With Disney Villains

Mouse Morsels: A Soiree With Disney Villains

Hello Mouse Fans…Happy October!! With Halloween right around the corner…Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is in full swing at the Magic Kingdom

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Disney World with Little Ones: How Young Is Too Young To Roam?

Disney World with Little Ones: How Young Is Too Young To Roam?

I recently came across an interesting image of an admission ticket to Disney World from the 1980s. The back said “Children under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult.” So that means in 1987, before cell phones were a thing, you could drop your little one off ...

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Thrifty Thursday: Free (and Fun) Souvenirs from Animation Academy at Hollywood Studios

Thrifty Thursday: Free (and Fun) Souvenirs from Animation Academy at Hollywood Studios

One of the best things about Disney souvenirs is that I can have things around the house to remind me of my visits to Disney World. One of my favorites was absolutely free and hand created: a drawing of Minnie from the Animation Academy in Disney's Hollywood Studios!!

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Cast Member’s Corner: Tips for Lost Disney Parents

Cast Member's Corner: Tips for Lost Disney Parents

Children are never lost in Disney, Disney is their playground, it is the parents who can’t keep up that are lost.

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A Wonderful Disney Day with Grandma

Traveling to Disney with your grandparents can be a nice change of pace for those of us who have visited WDW with younger children. Traveling with younger children entails very specific rides and areas that are specifically designed with them in mind and a lot of time is spent keeping all the kiddos happy and minimizing melt-downs. Visiting with Grandma allowed me to slow down and enjoy her company at my favorite place. Continue reading

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