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Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Primeval Whirl

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When they enter DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Guests step back in time. The 40-foot long, 20-foot high Dino-Sue guards the Dino Institute where the thrilling DINOSAUR transports Guests through pre-recorded history in specially designed time rovers. My kids really enjoy one special area of this land—Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama—which is sort of a […]

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Kali River Rapids

Kali River Rapids

The tale unfolded at Maharajah Jungle Trek is one of hope for our planet, that although Man is occasionally a poor steward over creation, nature is resilient. That’s a very good lesson to remember when we journey down the Chakranadi River at Animal Kingdom’s Kali River Rapids. Kali River Rapids is an adventurous jaunt aboard […]

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama

Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama

 To help you recover from your headlong plunge into primeval fright at Animal Kingdom’s DINOSAUR, let’s take a little walk through Dinoland, USA’s “backstoryasaurus.” The Dino Institute, which houses the DINOSAUR attraction, is a pretty imposing presence, where the administration prefers its attendees strictly adhere to the academia of higher learning. Well, a couple grad […]

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Magical Blogorail Red: A Lady & the Tramp Date Night

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Welcome to those of you joining me from A DISNEY MOM’S THOUGHTS and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail. What a fun topic this month’s Magical Blogorail Red is! For our Disney movie-inspired date night, I’m going to stick with one of my favorite Disney couples, […]

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Yes, It IS for Kids!

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As you can imagine, I talk a lot about Walt Disney World–to my family, to my friends, to random strangers in department stores… Sometimes people baffle me with the things they say about the Most Magical Place on Earth. For instance, I’ve had people insist that Disney’s Animal Kingdom is not suited for younger Guests, […]

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Disney Cruise Line: The Disney FANTASY

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The Disney FANTASY is the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, joining the Disney MAGIC (maiden voyage in 1998), the Disney WONDER (maiden voyage in 1999) and the Disney DREAM (maiden voyage in 2011), with its March 31, 2012, christening celebration and inaugural cruise. It, like its sister ship the DREAM, was built […]

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Disney Cruise Line: The Disney DREAM

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Just three years ago, the Disney Cruise Line fleet expanded with the launch of the Disney DREAM. I was honored to attend its christening celebration and cruise to Castaway Cay January 19-21, 2011, which occurred before the public set sail on the January 26th maiden voyage. Here’s a photo montage of the festivities and some […]

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Disney Cruise Line: The Disney MAGIC

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First in the Disney Cruise Line fleet was the Disney Magic. Christened July 28, 1998, the ship set sail with a celebrity-filled manifest listing director George Lucas, NBA star David Robinson, country singer Travis Tritt, actor Sidney Poitier, actress/voice over artist Jodi Benson, and then Disney CEO Michael Eisner. Also in attendance were Walt Disney’s […]

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Orlando Attractions: Fort Christmas, Florida

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So you’ve got some extra time built into your Walt Disney World vacation, and you’d like to explore the surrounding area. Here’s one great way to learn while you play: celebrate Christmas! About 40 miles to the northeast of Walt Disney World Resort lies a small farming community called Christmas, Florida. It’s a quaint little […]

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Disney Cruise Line: 2015 Itinerary Includes Norway Sailings

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Disney Cruise Line sets passengers sailing across the open seas to spectacular sights near and far, but it also provides ample adventure aboard the ships themselves. This month we’ll take a look at some of that excitement—the deck parties, the Broadway-caliber shows, the kids clubs—beginning today with where the fleet will head in 2015. (You […]

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