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Magic Kingdom Park: Tomorrowland Speedway

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  Part of Walt Disney’s success was due to his being a forward-thinker. He had a certain fascination with the future and wanted to feature attractions that not only explored tomorrow’s possibilities, but that also taught us how to approach and embrace what was to come. Back in 1955, when Disneyland opened, the interstate highway […]

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Disney Youth Programs: Applied Sciences & Environmental Studies

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We are back this beautiful Monday morning, continuing a series on Disney Youth Program offerings. This week we’ll focus on the Youth Education Series Applied Science & Environmental Studies. Classes are designed for elementary, middle grade, and high school students, and, like the Liberal Arts and Leadership Development courses we looked at last week, last […]

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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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Disneyland Resort Paris: Peter Pan’s Flight

Another timeless, classic attraction at Disneyland Resort Paris, is Peter Pan’s Flight. As with its American counterparts, there are often long lines and lengthy FastPass waits for this Fantasyland ride, because it appeals to absolutely everyone. I mean, who, at some point, has not wished to fly or hoped to prolong the adventures of childhood? […]

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Disneyland Resort Paris: Toy Story Playland

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Toy Story movies are some of my favorite Disney productions of all time! The first one released when my oldest child was an infant. He later wore out the VHS version, watching it over and over and over without tiring of its storyline. I never […]

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Tokyo Disneyland Park: Toontown

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Tokyo Disneyland Park contains seven main “lands,” or separate themed areas. One of them is Toontown. It saddens me a little that Walt Disney World’s Toontown is closed for good, because as you can see with Tokyo’s version, it’s a great place for younger Guests to get a first experience with roller coasters. Lots of […]

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Blizzard Beach: Toboggan Racers

Blizzard Beach Toboggan Racers

Please welcome once again our wonderful assistant Tiffany! We talked recently about the Downhill Double Dipper. Another great racing attraction at Blizzard Beach is the Toboggan Racers. Located between Slush Gusher and the Snow Stormers, these slides allow you to race seven other people instead of just one! Just climb Mount Gushmore to the hilly […]

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Studio Backlot Tour

Studio Backlot Tour at DisneyÕs Hollywood Studios

One of my favorite places to take a break at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is on the Studio Backlot Tour. While the show is far from calm, it progresses at a leisurely pace and is a sit-down attraction—something my feet really appreciate during those long Disney days! The Tour begins at a special effects water tank […]

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Space Mountain

“Oh we went to the moon in 1969; not 1970 but a year before, uh-huh!” I still get stuck on the song from an old Disney Channel episode of “Even Stevens.” You may remember the episode. It featured book-smart Ren (Christy Carlson Romano of “Kim Possible”) in a musical dream sequence about her space travel […]

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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Photo via Disney Parks A visit to Disneyland Park can be a bit frenzied, especially if you’re along for a ride with Mr. Toad! Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, a 1955 opening day Disneyland attraction, recreates the excitement of J. Thaddeus Toad, Esquire’s journey in his first motorcar. Inspired by the “Wind in the Willows” segment […]

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