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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

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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

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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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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 Italy Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase

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While some of the other World Showcase Pavilions incorporate bits and pieces of national landmarks to represent the whole of each country represented, Epcot’s Italy Pavilion pulls primarily from the architecture of Venice, as it is highly recognizable and distinctly Italian. Enter the Pavilion between two regal columns. Atop one stands a lion statue—the guardian […]

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The Influence of Walt Disney

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Good morning! Our dear friend Mike Ellis of My Dreams of Disney dropped by! We are so honored to feature him as our special Guest. Mike says, “I would like to thank my friend Jodi for the opportunity to share with you my thoughts on Walt Disney, the man. Today I’m writing to you about […]

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

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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

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

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Welcome to the February 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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