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A Very Special Day

A Very Special Day

| May 4, 2008 | 21 Replies

Today turned out very different than we originally planned.  Today was the day we were supposed to record our first ever Live Audience Podcast for the The DIS Unplugged.  We had worked with the Gaylord Palms Resort for several months and arranged for a nice convention room set-up to accommodate a modest audience, some ‘finger’ [...]

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 10th Anniversary Celebration

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 10th Anniversary Celebration

| April 22, 2008 | 18 Replies

It’s hard to believe that the Animal Kingdom is 10 years old.  I was there for opening day and to say this park has grown in the past 10 years would be an understatement.  New rides, shows, attractions and restaurants have all been welcome improvements to a park that started out feeling less than complete [...]

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New Monsters Inc. Boulevard and Dark Ride coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New Monsters Inc. Boulevard and Dark Ride coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

| April 17, 2008 | 12 Replies

As many of you know Pete Werner is in California this week on a working vacation.  Interspersed among meetings he is getting some time to enjoy Disneyland California as well as socialize with random strangers (an aspect of the human condition that has eluded me personally). I guess being sociable can pay off as Pete [...]

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Toy Story The Musical onboard The Disney Wonder

Toy Story The Musical onboard The Disney Wonder

| April 10, 2008 | 11 Replies

This morning I had the great fortune of being able to attend a special event onboard the Disney Wonder. It was a sneak preview/press event for Toy Story The Musical, the newest stage show being performed on the Disney Wonder. The logistics of the event and what goes on are almost as interesting as what [...]

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Cafe Rix, Nice Addition to Coronado Springs Resort

Cafe Rix, Nice Addition to Coronado Springs Resort

| April 4, 2008 | 11 Replies

The other day I found myself over at The Coronado Springs Resort so I decided to pop my head into Rix Lounge, the new ‘ultra lounge’ styled bar located just outside of the Pepper Market.  I found the space to be well themed and inviting with some cool areas to sit with friends for a [...]

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Disney Discounts Fall Flat

Disney Discounts Fall Flat

| March 27, 2008 | 5 Replies

Today the Disney Company has released a new set of discounts for the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  Details of this new offer can be found here, but basically this is a discount off the regular room rate for travel 4/20 – 5/21/2008 which can also be applied to a package. One of the [...]

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Disney Vacation Club removes all ‘real’ dinnerware from Studio Units in favor of paper products

Disney Vacation Club removes all ‘real’ dinnerware from Studio Units in favor of paper products

| March 19, 2008 | 14 Replies

Disney Vacation Club has announced that they will be replacing all of the ‘real’ glasses, dishes and silverware in their studio accommodations for paper products.  This will only affect the studio units – all other units will stay equipped as usual. When I questioned the powers that be at Disney Vacation Club about this policy [...]

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