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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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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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Disney Cruise Line: 2015 Itinerary Includes Norway Sailings

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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

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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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Disney’s Blizzard Beach: Runoff Rapids

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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

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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

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

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Welcome to the March 2013 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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Epcot World Showcase: American Adventure Pavilion

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When planning Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion, Disney Imagineers faced a bit of a dilemma as to where the Pavilion should be located. Designers wanted to present our country as gracious hosts. Early models placed the Pavilion at the World Showcase entrance. Guests would have journeyed through the United States to access the other nations. Ultimately, […]

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Epcot World Showcase: Canada Pavilion

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The Canada Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase gives Guests a glimpse at the splendor that lies North of America’s border. Eastern Canadian architecture is represented by the stately Hotel du Canada. The Hotel, modeled after Ottawa’s Fairmont Chateau Laurier which is celebrating its centennial year, was recently restored to more closely resemble the Canadian castle’s […]

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