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Magical Mouse Schoolhouse 5th Blogoversary: Giveaway #7

Disney Youth giveaway http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

Only two GIVEAWAYS remain in our month of celebration! From now until 11:59PM Wednesday night, you can enter to win one of three fabulous prizes pictured above! From our friend WDW Guru Donna Kay, get a customized Disney-themed tote bag; from our friend Dave of yourfirstvisit.net, grab a copy of his Easy Guide to Your […]

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Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Disneyland Opening Day Hosts

Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about Disneyland’s opening day hosts? Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, with the “biggest live telecast in history,” broadcast to 70 million Americans via 29 cameras, miles of cable, and hundreds of what would now be called “cast members.” Opening day hosts included then-actor Ronald Reagan, […]

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Walt Disney Beginnings

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As Magical Mouse Schoolhouse celebrates our 5th Blogoversary with a month of giveaways, we also celebrate the Man and his Mouse who started all the Magic! Enjoy this reprint of one of the first articles to appear on Magical Mouse Schoolhouse. (Earn Your E.A.R.S. participants will recognize it from this semester’s unit study.) Be sure […]

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Disneyland Topiaries + 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Dates

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The Disney Parks Blog periodically features a series called “Every Role a Starring Role.” This week they spotlighted Sarah, a topiary engineer at Disneyland Resort. First, I had no idea there was such a thing as a topiary engineer, so I learned a little something right there, but then the story also got me excited […]

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Disneyland Park: Have the Happiest Christmas on Earth!

Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle DLR http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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

Disney games from Wonder Forge http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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!

Joyce Carlson Disney Trivia http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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

X Atencio and Hitchhiking Ghosts http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Disneyland Show http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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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