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Mickey Is My Personal Trainer Part 2

Mickey Is My Personal Trainer Part 2

Still wondering how Disney can help you get fit? I was starting to wonder, too…

Mickey Is My Personal Trainer Part 1

Mickey Is My Personal Trainer Part 1

Have you ever been to Disney World on a race event weekend? I have, and I admit to throwing covetous glances at the shiny medals the runners proudly sported as they walked around the parks after completing their events. I never imagined that, one day, […]

Is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Worth It?

Is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Worth It?

You love Christmas. You love Disney World. The special Disney World Christmas party seems like a dream come true! And yet… You can’t help wondering- is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party worth it?

But wait! You say. Why are you writing about Christmas? Summer isn’t even over yet! (more…)

Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination Part 3

Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination Part 3

Walt Disney made 4 exhibits for the 1964 World’s Fair. Walt worked hard to get sponsors for his exhibits, a practice that continues in Disney World to this day. In the end, Disney made a car exhibit sponsored by Ford, a Carousel of Progress sponsored […]

Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination Part 2

Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination Part 2

Walt Disney was an incredibly obstinate man. His loyal big brother, Roy, somehow managed to deal with it. Whenever Roy asked Walt to keep costs down, he would impatiently say ‘I make the movies, you get the money. Just get us the money!’ And, somehow, […]

Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination Part 1

Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination Part 1

Did you know that Walt Disney’s life was a series of failures? That even after huge, groundbreaking successes like Snow White, his company was often on the verge of financial ruin? It’s natural to think people like Walt Disney had it easy, but that is rarely the case. I recently found out all this and so many more fascinating details- all through an ultimately happy run-in with a terrible book. (more…)

8 Tips for a Disney World Birthday

8 Tips for a Disney World Birthday

No matter the occasion (even if there is no occasion at all), celebrating at Disney  is always fun. But celebrating a Disney World birthday? Now that’s a party! And you don’t have to limit it to one day. If you do a Disney trip that […]

9 Disney Crowns You’ll Love to Wear

9 Disney Crowns You’ll Love to Wear

At Disney, anyone of any age can feel like a princess. I love the fact that I can actually wear a tiara there, without feeling silly! The hardest part is choosing a crown- there are so many lovely ones. Read on for a summary of […]

7 Tips for Displaying Disney Pins

7 Tips for Displaying Disney Pins

Ah Disney pins… Such a sweet addiction! There are thousands upon thousands to choose from, and more are added every year. I am not an avid pin collector, bent on collecting whole sets or hard-to-find pins. There is one criteria, and one criteria only for whether or not I want a pin: Do I like it? If you are anything like me, you have grown a collection of pins over the years (or even from a single visit!). I love having the pins, but I realized recently that although I have many cute and pretty pins, they spend almost their entire lives tucked away on felt in a box. I wondered, how could I put my lovely pins to better use? Read on for my ideas on displaying Disney Pins. (more…)

How to Have Fun Cast Member Interactions

How to Have Fun Cast Member Interactions

The average theme park relies on thrill rides to keep guests coming back. But at Disney, it’s so much more than that. Something that really stands out at Disney World is their employees. Just the Disney name for them says a lot: they aren’t simply ’employees’, […]