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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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    What’s a TweetBlog? (Plus Disney California Adventure: World of Color)

    Welcome to the newly improved Magical Mouse Schoolhouse! We hope you are enjoying this Labor Day holiday–and the extremely simplified look of our site. Some modifications are still ongoing, but we’re very excited to launch the revision, along with its hip new feature: the TweetBlog. You will continue to find our regular features under “Recent […]

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    September 2014 Earn Your E.A.R.S.

    Welcome to the September 2014 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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    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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    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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    Disney Cruise Line: 2015 Itinerary Includes Norway Sailings

    Disney Cruise Line sets passengers sailing across the open seas to spectacular sights near and far, but it also provides ample adventure aboard the ships themselves. This month we’ll take a look at some of that excitement—the deck parties, the Broadway-caliber shows, the kids clubs—beginning today with where the fleet will head in 2015. (You […]

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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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    Disney’s Blizzard Beach: Runoff Rapids

    Let’s climb back atop Blizzard Beach’s Mount Gushmore and explore more of the action Ice Gator created from that winter storm meltoff. Around the bend from Teamboat Springs is another tube ride where thrill seekers can flume either solo or with a partner. It’s called Runoff Rapids, and it offers 3 unique, twisty, curvy slides. […]

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    Disney’s Blizzard Beach: Cross-Country Creek

    Disney’s Blizzard Beach offers loads of wintry summer fun, from the steep slopes of Mount Gushmore to the rolling tide of Melt-Away Bay and all the slides and runs in between. Well, that can wear a ski-swimmer out! Every now and then it’s nice to take a soothing break from the action and simply float […]

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    Disney’s Blizzard Beach: Melt-Away Bay

    I don’t know about you, but the first thing that springs to mind when I think of snowy, icy mountaintops is not a day at the beach! But if that wintry paradise is located in warm, sunny Florida, Blizzard Beach’s Melt-Away Bay is where I’m headed. Melt-Away Bay is the result of a frosty freeze […]

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