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Sarah Tells Us What it’s Like to be a Kid on a Disney Cruise Line Vacation

Sarah Tells Us What it’s Like to be a Kid on a Disney Cruise Line Vacation

| June 12, 2008 | 5 Replies

A few weeks ago Sarah, 13, blogged about her feelings over the closing of Virtual Magic Kingdom. We received such great feedback on her blog that I asked her to write another one, this time on any subject she wanted.  She chose a Disney Cruise vacation.  Specifically, Sarah tells us what it is like to experience [...]

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Is This What it’s Like to Camp at Fort Wilderness?

Is This What it’s Like to Camp at Fort Wilderness?

| June 9, 2008 | 18 Replies

As we enter week three of the ‘Kitchen Rehab Project’ I have to wonder if this is what camping is like? And if so it’s the closest I will ever come to it. As I finish up the last of tonight’s dishes in the bathroom sink I feel like Laura Ingalls Wilder in my own pioneering [...]

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Goodbye Virtual Magic Kingdom…Love, Sarah

Goodbye Virtual Magic Kingdom…Love, Sarah

| June 3, 2008 | 7 Replies

About a month or so ago on the podcast I mentioned that Disney was closing their online game – Virtual Magic Kingdom.  VMK (because everything has to have an acronym) became very popular with many DISers, especially some of our younger posters. In this virtual world players could explore a computer-stylized version of the Magic [...]

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New Epcot “Attraction” About Hurricane Charley Opens August 2008

New Epcot “Attraction” About Hurricane Charley Opens August 2008

| May 21, 2008 | 14 Replies

The Walt Disney World Resort, in conjunction with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH),  has announced that StormStruck: The Tale of Two Homes will be coming to Innoventions in Epcot in August of 2008. This 3-D, immersive, surround-sound attraction will recreate the experience thousands of Floridians lived through when Hurricane Charley made landfall on Friday [...]

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More Info and Pics from Toy Story Midway Mania

More Info and Pics from Toy Story Midway Mania

| May 10, 2008 | 26 Replies

Today was the first day of the Annual Passholder Preview for Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We arrived at the park at about 2:30PM and it was Africa Hot!!! We made our way through the crowds towards the new Pixar Studios area of the park. We were greeted by polite, smiling cast [...]

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Cool Behind-The-Scenes Info regarding Disneyland in California

Cool Behind-The-Scenes Info regarding Disneyland in California

| May 9, 2008 | 5 Replies

A few weeks ago I received some cool ‘behind the scenes’ info from a DISer about a tour she took at Disneyland in California.  With her permission I would like to share her experience with you all, as well as some great info she obtained, in her own words. ….27 DIS ladies took the VIP [...]

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Toy Story Midway Mania in Cast Member Previews

Toy Story Midway Mania in Cast Member Previews

| May 6, 2008 | 20 Replies

Whenever Disney develops a new ride, show or attraction there is always a lot of testing and reworking to make sure it is perfect for when guests arrive. One of the final phases of testing is called Cast Member Previews and, as the name suggests, Cast Members (aka Disney employees) will experience the attraction to [...]

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