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Walt Disney Red Cross World War I

Walt Disney first traveled to Europe at the age of sixteen after joining the Red Cross with a forged birth certificate at the end of World War I. He celebrated his seventeenth birthday shortly after arriving in St. Cyr, France. By running errands, shuttling workers back and forth, gathering commissary provisions, and chauffeuring VIPs, Walt […]

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Disneyland Resort 60: Fascinating Facts

Disneyland Resort will celebrate its 60th anniversary later this year. Here are some fascinating facts about this magical place: Disneyland Park opened July 17, 1955, with 18 major attractions. More than 60 adventures and attractions (and more coming soon) entertain Guests today. More than 500 million Guests have passed through the gates of Disneyland over […]

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Astronaut Chat with Jon McBride, Hosted by MomTV & Sponsored by Chick-Fil-A

This past Tuesday, we were privileged to attend a private, internet broadcast interview with NASA astronaut Jon McBride, who piloted the space shuttle CHALLENGER mission in October 1984. The chat, hosted by Maria Bailey of MomTV and sponsored by Chick-Fil-A, was quite fascinating and very educational. My two younger children listened in with me, and […]

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Disney Student Seminar: The Kinsey Collection

Khalil Kinsey

This past week has been full of big events for us here at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse! On Saturday, we got to attend Wild Days at SeaWorld and meet Bindi Irwin, the adorable and incredibly-passionate-about-wildlife one and only daughter of the late Steve Irwin, aka the “Crodocile Hunter.” We kicked off our 5th Blogoversary celebration with […]

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February 2015 Earn Your E.A.R.S.

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse

Welcome to the February 2015 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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Get & Stay Fit at Disney: New Balance Running Trails at Walt Disney World Resort

New Balance Running Trail

Please give a warm welcome to our friend and special Guest, Didi Marie from DISTherapy! Didi is a wife, mother, sports medicine physical therapist and a Johnny-come-lately runner residing in New York and Vermont. Didi is joining us today with a look at one of her favorite New Balance Running Trails at Walt Disney World […]

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Get & Stay Fit at Disney: Bicycles, Canoes, Golf Clubs & Floaties

Disney bike rentals

They say the average Walt Disney World Resort Guest walks approximately 8-10 miles a day when visiting the Vacation Kingdom. Often for many people, myself included, that burns barely enough calories to make up for the delicious Disney dining they’re doing along the way. Not to worry! The Resort offers many ways to help everyone […]

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Get & Stay Fit at Disney: Eating Right During Your Visit

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You read that title, and you’re thinking, “Yeah, right! It’s impossible to eat right [in effort to get or stay fit] when vacationing at a Disney resort.” Well, it can be hard to do, but it is possible. You’re doubting me, I know, but stay with me here. I’ve got several tips that will prove […]

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Register NOW for the Ultimate Educational Field Trip

The Ultimate Educational Field Trip

It’s a new year, and you need a new way to engage your kids–a new way to learn while you play! If you’re interested in traveling to Walt Disney World Resort this spring, or if you live near the Magic, why not join us at this very special, very unique event? We are excited to […]

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Get & Stay Fit at Disney: 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon

2015 WDW Marathon Weekend logo

One of the most popular ways to get and stay fit at Disney is by participating in one of the many runDisney events hosted throughout each year at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and at Disneyland Resort in California. Between the two vacation destinations, there will be 8 events this year–4 at Walt Disney […]

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