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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’, […]

12 Tips on How To Disneybound

12 Tips on How To Disneybound

My sister and I have done quite a few Disneybounds on our trips to Disney World. We’ve found that some get a lot more recognition than others. Do you need attention to have a good Disneybound? Of course not! But it is fun. Through trial […]

May 2017 Disney World Journal: Part 3

May 2017 Disney World Journal: Part 3

Saturday morning we arose bright and early to get to Disney Studios by opening time. Unfortunately, I underestimated the amount of time it would take me to get ready with my Leia Disneybound, and we ended up arriving just after opening. It was only 10 minutes after opening time, but Rock ‘n Roller Coaster already had a 40 minute wait time! We turned away in disgust to ride Tower of Terror instead, first on standby and again with Fastpasses. Afterwards we rode Star Tours a couple times. Considering the outfit I was wearing, I was really hoping they would choose me as the rebel spy- that is, after all, exactly what Leia is in A New Hope. Sadly, whoever chooses the rebel spy (robot?? Bored cast member?? Blind frog??) did not consider me worthy of rebel spy status. (more…)

May 2017 Disney World Journal: Part 2

May 2017 Disney World Journal: Part 2

My first night in Disney World had been suitably magical, and I was ready for more. Lucky for me, today was Friday, which meant it was finally time for the long awaited Pandora preview! But first, Magic Kingdom. We got up early to allow enough […]