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Thanksgiving Day Dining at Liberty Tree Tavern

Liberty Tree Tavern

Liberty Tree Tavern—where any day of the year you can enjoy a Thanksgiving-esque feast—is a Table Service restaurant located in Magic Kingdom Park’s Liberty Square. It’s one of my family’s favorite eateries on property, especially when we’re craving a hearty, family-style meal. The restaurant’s atmosphere is a step back in time to the days of […]

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Disney Games for Holiday Gifts, from Wonder Forge

Disney games from Wonder Forge

My kids and I love to play board games together. It’s a great way to enjoy each other’s company, discover new pieces of personality (see who’s competitive), crank those brain gears, and just have some good old family fun. So you can imagine how excited I was when Wonder Forge contacted me about reviewing three […]

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Magic Kingdom Park: Peter Pan’s Flight

Peter Pans Flight

Who hasn’t dreamed of flying? How often do your kids don a cape or fairy wings and pretend to soar? I mean, all it takes is a little faith, love, and pixie dust, right? Well, at Magic Kingdom Park, you can fly! You can fly! You can fly! You can fly! You can fly! You […]

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TweetBlog Thursday: The Stocks

Magic Kingdom stockades

Stocks–also referred to as stockades–were a common form of punishment in Colonial America. This form of public humiliation was popular during medieval and Renaissance times as well. Aren’t we glad when our forefathers were establishing laws–and the consequences for breaking them–they removed such “cruel and unusual punishment” from the list of possibilities? The phrase was […]

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Magic Kingdom Park: Tomorrowland Speedway

Tomorrowland Speedway

  Part of Walt Disney’s success was due to his being a forward-thinker. He had a certain fascination with the future and wanted to feature attractions that not only explored tomorrow’s possibilities, but that also taught us how to approach and embrace what was to come. Back in 1955, when Disneyland opened, the interstate highway […]

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Magical Blogorail Red: Little-Known Facts about the Haunted Mansion

Little Known Facts Haunted Mansion

Welcome to those of you joining me from A DISNEY MOM’S THOUGHTS and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. One of my favorite haunts at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the Haunted Mansion. Judging by the steady stream of Guests in the queue, I’m not […]

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Magic Kingdom Park: Main Street, U.S.A.

Cinderella Castle and fireworks

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park is one of my favorite places in the World. As my daughter noted on our very first visit, the magic there is just so real. Entering those gates is like stepping into a completely different universe. The outside world vanishes upon entry into Walt’s realm of imagination, adventure, and […]

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November 2014 Earn Your EARS

MMS square logo

Welcome to the November 2014 edition of Earn Your E.A.R.S.! The Enriching Academic Reward Series, or E.A.R.S., is an achievement program designed to encourage kids to continually reach for academic success. As a homeschooler, I emphasize learning. I do not stress getting good grades, and so my children do not always appreciate the value of […]

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Disney Youth Programs: Performing Arts Workshops, Festivals & Competitions

Disney Performing Arts

We’re wrapping up this month’s discussion about the Disney Youth Programs offered at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. (Click the link to view related articles.) We’ve provided an overview of all programs and have taken a look at what is offered within each category. Having experienced a showcase of several courses, I […]

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Disney Youth Programs: Individual Enrollment, Disney Student Seminars, Kingdom Keepers Quest, & Disney YES College Edition

Disney Youth

If you’ve been following along, each Monday this month we’ve been talking about Disney Youth Programs, a series of educational courses and performance programs that take place in and around both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort that offer kids exciting ways to learn while they play with the magic of Walt Disney entertainment. […]

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