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Thanksgiving Day Dining at Liberty Tree Tavern

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Liberty Tree Tavern—where any day of the year you can enjoy a Thanksgiving-esque feast—is a Table Service restaurant located in Magic Kingdom Park’s Liberty Square. It’s one of my family’s favorite eateries on property, especially when we’re craving a hearty, family-style meal. The restaurant’s atmosphere is a step back in time to the days of […]

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TweetBlog Thursday: The Stocks

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Stocks–also referred to as stockades–were a common form of punishment in Colonial America. This form of public humiliation was popular during medieval and Renaissance times as well. Aren’t we glad when our forefathers were establishing laws–and the consequences for breaking them–they removed such “cruel and unusual punishment” from the list of possibilities? The phrase was […]

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Disney Youth Programs Overview

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I’ve been telling you for years that you can most definitely learn while you play when you are visiting the Disney parks, but many people still are unaware of the valuable educational resources that are offered at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, called Disney Youth Programs. Last week I was honored to […]

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Magical Blogorail Red: Disney Park Hopping

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Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Red. Enjoy the ride as we share the best ways to end your Disney vacation. It seems a lot of us who take repeat trips to Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort find ourselves developing certain habits when we visit. For instance, we’ve talked before about the […]

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Disney Cruise Line: The Disney DREAM

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Just three years ago, the Disney Cruise Line fleet expanded with the launch of the Disney DREAM. I was honored to attend its christening celebration and cruise to Castaway Cay January 19-21, 2011, which occurred before the public set sail on the January 26th maiden voyage. Here’s a photo montage of the festivities and some […]

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Disney Cruise Line: The Disney MAGIC

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First in the Disney Cruise Line fleet was the Disney Magic. Christened July 28, 1998, the ship set sail with a celebrity-filled manifest listing director George Lucas, NBA star David Robinson, country singer Travis Tritt, actor Sidney Poitier, actress/voice over artist Jodi Benson, and then Disney CEO Michael Eisner. Also in attendance were Walt Disney’s […]

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Orlando Attractions: Fort Christmas, Florida

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So you’ve got some extra time built into your Walt Disney World vacation, and you’d like to explore the surrounding area. Here’s one great way to learn while you play: celebrate Christmas! About 40 miles to the northeast of Walt Disney World Resort lies a small farming community called Christmas, Florida. It’s a quaint little […]

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Magical Blogorail Red: Celebrating America at Disney

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Welcome to those of you joining me from A DISNEY MOM’S THOUGHTS and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. Welcome to the USA! Tomorrow is the 4th of July, the day we in America celebrate the birth of our nation. We have quite a history to […]

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Magical Blogorail Red: St. Patty’s Mighty Festival at Downtown Disney

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***This article was originally published on March 5, 2014, as part of the Magical Blogorail Red loop. As it pertains to today’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, I’m re-posting it, so you can know all the special holiday happenings at Walt Disney World Resort. Please be sure to click through the entire loop for lots of […]

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Disneyland Resort: The Sailing Ship Columbia

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One great excursion into the Frontierland of Disneyland Park takes us out on open waters—OK, maybe not-so-open waters—aboard a full-scale replica of the first American vessel to circumnavigate the globe. The original Columbia Rediviva left Boston Harbor in 1787 to “carry the Stars and Stripes around the World.” It returned to port after three years, […]

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