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The Italy Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase

Epcot Italy Pavilion http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

While some of the other World Showcase Pavilions incorporate bits and pieces of national landmarks to represent the whole of each country represented, Epcot’s Italy Pavilion pulls primarily from the architecture of Venice, as it is highly recognizable and distinctly Italian. Enter the Pavilion between two regal columns. Atop one stands a lion statue—the guardian […]

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Showing Our #DisneySide at Our @ Home Celebration

Disney Side Mickey Mouse tie dye cake http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

We recently had the pleasure–and I truly mean pleasure–of hosting a Disney Side @ Home Celebration! In 2014 Disney launched a new publicity slogan to “Show Your Disney Side.” They kicked off the year by inviting a number of bloggers and Disney fanatics to host parties in their homes, utilizing boxes of goodies Disney and […]

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The Influence of Walt Disney

Beauty and the Beast Russian http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

Good morning! Our dear friend Mike Ellis of My Dreams of Disney dropped by! We are so honored to feature him as our special Guest. Mike says, “I would like to thank my friend Jodi for the opportunity to share with you my thoughts on Walt Disney, the man. Today I’m writing to you about […]

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

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

Welcome to the March 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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Walt Disney: All Over the World People Want to Laugh

Walt Disney Red Cross World War I http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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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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 http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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 http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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 http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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 http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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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