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Learn While You Play at Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High

Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High debuted yesterday at SeaWorld Orlando’s sea lion stadium, replacing the long-running Clyde & Seamore Take Pirate Island, which recently ran its final show. Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High was three years in development and involved a collaborative effort between SeaWorld’s education department and Broadway, film, and television experts. […]

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The Morocco Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase

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

When it was added to the park in 1984, the Morocco Pavilion brought a new continent to Epcot’s World Showcase. Morocco’s King Hassan II wanted to ensure his nation would be accurately represented, so he sent some of his finest craftsmen—or maalems—to assist Disney Imagineers, architects, and builders in the Pavilion’s construction. What resulted was […]

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Friday Finds: Science Buddies

Science Buddies screenshot http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

Welcome to our weekly feature, Friday Finds, where we share with you some fabulous websites that inspire many of our “Today’s Takeaways.” Today we are featuring a longtime favorite, Science Buddies. I first learned about Science Buddies when my oldest child (now 19) was in high school and took a couple science courses outside the […]

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The United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase

UK Pavilion http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

As with other Pavilions around Epcot’s World Showcase, the United Kingdom stop pulls inspiration from many different real-life structures in the British Isles. Not only does it feature a variety of buildings, but it also carries Guests through different time periods as well. And when they work together, visitors experience a sweeping vision of living […]

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Friday Finds: Great Games from Wonder Forge

Wonder Forge Marvel Dominoes Game http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

Are you looking for the perfect gifts for your kids’ Easter baskets? This week’s edition of Friday Finds highlights some great games from the good folks at Wonder Forge! We recently received the Marvel Dominoes Game and Disney Doc McStuffins Mix Up Fix Up Game from Wonder Forge to try out firsthand, free-of-charge, in exchange […]

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

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Welcome to the April 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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The Japan Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase

Japan torii gate http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

In designing Epcot’s Japan Pavilion Walt Disney Imagineers incorporated Japanese design principles of balance, harmony, simplicity, formality and delicacy to evoke a sense of serenity and drama, characteristic features of traditional Japanese settings. All major elements are arranged within view of the Pavilion’s central entry point, spanning from the torii gate on the lagoon to […]

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2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Epcot Flower & Garden Chip & Dale http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

The 75-day 22nd Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival opened last week and will run until May 17, 2015. The park’s landscape is abloom with floral splendor of “flower towers” and beds of multi-colored blooms. At least 70,000 bedding plants surround the Future World East and West lakes alone, with 220 mini-gardens set afloat […]

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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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