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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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Disneyland Resort: Walt’s Trains & the Disneyland Railroad

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In 1949, Walt and Lilly Disney moved their family to a new home in West Los Angeles, California. There in his own backyard, six years before he opened Disneyland Park, Walt Disney built his first thrill ride, the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, a 1/8 scale locomotive. It was proof positive that Walt, like Peter Pan, never […]

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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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Magical Blogorail Red: Little-Known Facts about the Haunted Mansion

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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. One of my favorite haunts at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the Haunted Mansion. Judging by the steady stream of Guests in the queue, I’m not […]

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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 Youth Programs Overview

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I’ve been telling you for years that you can most definitely learn while you play when you are visiting the Disney parks, but many people still are unaware of the valuable educational resources that are offered at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, called Disney Youth Programs. Last week I was honored to […]

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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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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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Disneyland Resort Paris: Buzz Lightyear Blast

Buzz Lightyear Blast is located in the Discoveryland area of Disneyland Park in Disneyland Resort Paris. Similar to its Walt Disney World counterpart, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, which is one of my kids’ favorite Magic Kingdom rides, Buzz Lightyear Blast takes Guests into the story-within-a-story of the Toy Story film trilogy. Riders enter the […]

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

It’s December, the month I look forward to all year long! And this December is a special one for me and my family, as we have gotten to visit the Walt Disney World theme parks during the holiday season for the first time ever! I’ve read about the winter events. I’ve seen pictures. I’ve watched […]

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