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Disneyland Park: Have the Happiest Christmas on Earth!

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Nov. 13 through Jan. 6, 2015, the Happiest Place on Earth transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth! During the Christmas holidays, Disneyland Park‘s Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle sets the stage for unforgettable tannenbaum traditions. Its snow-capped steeples, glistening icicles, and shimmering lights excite Guests’ festive spirits. The whole Park, it seems, is aglow. The […]

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Disney Games for Holiday Gifts, from Wonder Forge

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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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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Joyce Carlson, What a Doll!

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Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Joyce Carlson? The late Imagineer and Disney Legend, Joyce Carlson, worked for the Walt Disney Company for 56 years, before retiring in 2000. She painted animation cels for 16 years, then moved over to Walt Disney Imagineering (then called WED Enterprises) to build miniature prototypes […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Space Mountain

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Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Space Mountain? When it opened in December 1974, Space Mountain–the first roller coaster to be placed inside a darkened building–was one of the first E-Ticket attractions to debut at Walt Disney World rather than at Disneyland. Space Mountain #DisneyTrivia at this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday #bloghop! […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: X. Atencio & The Haunted Mansion

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To complement this month’s Magical Blogorail Red Loop, this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia features a little-known snippet about The Haunted Mansion. Haunted Mansion scriptwriter X. Atencio had been an animator at the Walt Disney Studios. He was brought into songwriting because Walt Disney thought he’d be good at it. And Walt was right! In […]

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#TweetBlog Thursday: FastPass to History Disneyland TV Show

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This week in Disney history, on October 27, 1954, the Emmy Award-winning Disneyland television show aired on ABC, starring Walt Disney. #TweetBlog Thursday: #FP2History This week in #Disney history… Click To Tweet Link up your Disney history post at Frontierland Station’s FastPass to History linky! NOTE: This post is part of the 31 Days for Writers […]

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#TweetBlog Thursday FastPass to History: Ken Anderson

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According to The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland (Disney Editions, 2008), Ken Anderson, aka Walt’s 10th Old Man, was the first animator enlisted by Walt Disney to work on precursors to Disneyland, beginning with his drawings for the Disneylandia minatures. Ken had been a distinguished animator and art director on several of the films portrayed […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Sleeping Beauty Castle

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Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle? The top portion of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle originally faced the other way, toward the park entrance. When the Park was still in planning phase, Herb Ryman, WDI artist extraordinaire, decided the courtyard should face the rear and rearranged the model […]

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Disney California Adventure: Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular

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If you’re visiting Disney California Adventure Park in Disneyland Resort, there’s one stage show you shouldn’t miss, especially considering the recent passing of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Located in the Hyperion Theater in the Hollywood Land section of the park, Disney’s Aladdin—A Musical Spectacular is a grand Broadway-style production of the 1992 hit Disney animation, Aladdin, […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Disneyland’s it’s a small world

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Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disneyland’s it’s a small world? The trees planted on the roof of Disneyland’s it’s a small world conceal the immensity of the attraction’s building. And it happened by accident! When it’s a small world was in the design process, some trees were left on top […]

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