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'Dream It! Do it! My Half Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms' by Marty Sklar
All Star Vacation Homes
Around the World on a Segway
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Becoming Disney Parents
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Comparing Cars Land and New Fantasyland
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Dealing With the Post-Vacation Disney Blues
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Disney + Disabilities = Magic!
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Disney World and Down Syndrome - A Winning Combination
Disney's Hollywood Studios Then and Now
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Don't Let it Rain on Your Parade
Dreaming of Disney World
Emergencies While at Walt Disney World
Enjoying the Peace at Disney
Feels Like the First Time
Finding Answers
Finding Relaxation at Walt Disney World
First Aid At Disney
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Four Generations, Four Parks, One World
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From Commando-Touring to Crawling
Getting There is Half the Fun
Greener Walt Disney World
Helping Plan A First Trip to Disney
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Last Day Disney Blues
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Making the Most of Walt Disney World
Mickey Mouse's Masterpieces
Munching With Mickey
My Disney Mistakes - Part 1
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My Disney Mistakes - Part 3
My Disney Wins
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My Hidden Mickey Surprise
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New Adult Beverage Offerings at Animal Kingdom
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Our Experience With My Disney Experience
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Stories from a Theme Park Insider by Robert Niles
Summer at Disney vs. Winter in Michigan
Taking It Easy at Walt Disney World
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The Year Without Disney
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Traveling to Walt Disney World with a Friend
Using Technology to Plan Your Disney Trips
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Visiting Walt Disney World During The Busy Season
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There's an App for That - Part 2: Walt Disney World Planning Advice
by Valerie Hofer on 08-28-2014

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In my last article we looked at three popular Walt Disney World apps: My Disney Experience, Mouse Memo, and Weather Plus for Disney Parks. But if you thought the party stopped there, you were wrong. There are a lot more and today we'll look at three more Disney trip planning apps. These are all planning apps you may want to refer to when you are planning your trip or even refer to when changing plans while in the "Disney bubble." More ...
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Disney's Hollywood Studios Then and Now: A Photographer's Perspective by Mark Sties on 08-14-2014

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It's easy to fall in love with Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, a romanticized version of Tinseltown in its golden era.

The park dedication plaque proclaims it is "the Hollywood that never was and always will be." As in ...

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The Maya Grill at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort: A Walt Disney World Dining Review by Angela Jenkins on 08-07-2014

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My friend and I recently stayed at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort for a convention. We wanted a nice place to dine and relax after a long day of meetings, so I chose the Maya Grill and made an ADR for dinner. I had a little anxiety about it ...

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The Waldorf Astoria Orlando: A Walt Disney World Resort Review by Amanda Nash on 07-31-2014

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When my husband told me he had to go to Orlando for a business meeting at the Waldorf Astoria, I promptly told him that I would be joining him!

This would be our third trip to Walt Disney World in less than a year, but our first time ...

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'Dream It! Do it! My Half Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms' by Marty Sklar: A Disney Book Review by Cheryl Pendry on 07-24-2014

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As soon as I heard the "Dream It! Do It!" book would be coming out, I knew I had to get a copy of it.

Why? Because the author is Marty Sklar!

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Agent P's World Showcase Adventure: A Walt Disney World Attraction Review by Jessica Barnett on 07-17-2014
My family had the opportunity to try out the new and improved Agent P's World Showcase Adventure at Epcot on our recent trip to Walt Disney World.

This popular activity takes participants on a Phineas and Ferb-themed quest around the ...

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Why Epcot Is My Favorite Walt Disney World Theme Park: A Walt Disney World Park Review by Cheryl Pendry on 07-17-2014
Of all the theme parks at Walt Disney World, Epcot is for me, the absolute best … but WHY?

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My Experience with Disney's Disability Access Card: Touring with Special Needs by HP on 07-11-2014

Last year Walt Disney World discontinued their Guest Assistance Card (GAC) program for guests with disabilities and replaced it with a new program, the Disability Access Service (DAS) Card.

(You can read Disney’s ...

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Tips For Traveling With Your Bestie: Walt Disney World Touring Tips for Traveling with Friends by Shelby Joseph on 06-26-2014
The first time my friend Emily and I decided to take our families on a Walt Disney World vacation together, we received a lot of comments suggesting our friendship wouldn't last after spending a week together.

We were surprised by ...

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The Princess Storybook Breakfast at Akershus - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 06-26-2014

There's an App For That - Part 1 - Walt Disney World Planning Advice last updated 06-19-2014

Why We Stayed Off-Property For our Disney Vacation - Confessions of a Disney Resort Fan last updated 06-05-2014

Mama Melrose's at Disney Hollywood Studios - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 06-05-2014

Monsieur Paul's Restaurant - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 05-15-2014

Raglan Road at Downtown Disney - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 05-08-2014

Meeting Marty Sklar - A Disney Vacation Club Member Event Review last updated 05-08-2014

My Hidden Mickey Surprise - When Thoughts and Dream Collide last updated 05-01-2014

Cast Members Save the Day - Where to Get Help While at Walt Disney World last updated 04-24-2014

Our Experience With My Disney Experience - A Walt Disney World Review last updated 04-17-2014

The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian - A Disney Vacation Club Review last updated 04-10-2014

A Trio of Backstage Disney Tours - A Walt Disney World Tour Review last updated 04-10-2014

A Year at Walt Disney World - A Walt Disney World Event Review last updated 04-03-2014

Is the Deluxe Dining Plan a Good Value - A Walt Disney World Dining Plan Review last updated 04-03-2014

Be Our Guest in New Fantasyland - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 03-27-2014

Roughing It - Confessions of a Deluxe Resort Fan Staying at a Moderate Resort - A Walt Disney World Resort Review last updated 03-27-2014

Safe Disney Travels with Kids - Travel Tips last updated 03-20-2014

Bringing 'Frozen' to Life at Disney - A Walt Disney World Parks Review last updated 03-20-2014

Feels Like the First Time - Planning a Trip with a First Time Visitor last updated 03-13-2014

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Tables in Wonderland (TIW) at Downtown Disney (DTD) and valet parking
by rhinohunter
1 Sep 2014 at 11:39am
Not sure where to put this question. I just saw that as of today valet parking at DTD has increased to $20 for 3 plus hours. Just a thought, does...
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What do you get in disney mail?
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31 Aug 2014 at 4:35am
Just being nosey! Lol I'm in the UK haven't booked through disney direct so I've never received disney mail. I was just wondering what it was....
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Disney World on Independence day
by howdoyoudo
29 Aug 2014 at 6:09am
Next year, I am planning to be in the USA for my 30th birthday. I imagine I'll be there for about 3 weeks or so (I have friends in New York), but I...
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