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    Magical Blogorail Red: Disney Park Hopping

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    ***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

    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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    Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

    Please welcome our very special Guest today, Beth from A Disney Mom’s Thoughts! Beth is a devoted wife and a mom to three adorable boys and is also a full-time youth minister. She and her family visit Walt Disney World as often as possible! You can find Beth aboard Magical Blogorail Green. Opening in 1997 […]

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    Disneyland Paris: The Phantom Manor

    High atop Boot Hill, overlooking Frontierland, a.k.a. Thunder Mesa, at #DLRP Disneyland Park, sits the menacing Phantom Manor. The tale is told that long ago a gold mining mogul named Henry Ravenswood tapped Big Thunder Mountain clean. This angered the spirit of the Mountain who, in turn, caused an earthquake that took the life of […]

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    Disneyland Paris: Big Thunder Mountain

    One of my family’s favorite attractions in all the World is Magic Kingdom’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (BTMR). To me, it’s a classic coaster designed to thrill without being too intimidating—and that’s exactly what appeals to my younger two kids. It’s one ride the grownups and almost-grownup kid can go on together with the not-so-big […]

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