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Category: Editorials

Disney’s “If You Had Wings” – Looking Back 40 Years

Disney’s “If You Had Wings” – Looking Back 40 Years

| August 5, 2012 | 4 Replies

From 1971 to 1980, Walt Disney World utilized the ticket book system that Disneyland had been using for many years.  Attractions were assigned a letter, A through E, based on the popularity value of the attraction.  A few attractions required no admission: “The Walt Disney Story,” “Circle-Vision 360,” “Carousel of Progress,” and “If You Had [...]

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Follow-Up on the Walt Disney World Rumor Mill

Follow-Up on the Walt Disney World Rumor Mill

| August 3, 2012 | 1 Reply

On the most recent episode of the DIS Unplugged Podcast we discussed several rumors, ranging from new X-Pass attractions to a feud between Bob Iger and John Lasseter. A few things have already materialized; continue after the break to find out what has already come to fruition.

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Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Scoops, Sprinkles, & Cones at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Scoops, Sprinkles, & Cones at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

| August 2, 2012 | Reply

Until the 1960s, it was quite common for Americans and their families to enjoy carbonated beverages and sugary treats at their local soda fountain or ice cream saloon. Milkshakes, malts, egg cream, and various flavors of ice cream brought smiles to faces young and old. Parlors were typically attached to town pharmacies and served as [...]

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Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Royal Anandapur Tea Co. & Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery

Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Royal Anandapur Tea Co. & Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery

| July 19, 2012 | Reply

Let’s face it. Animal Kingdom gets hot. When exploring hidden paths in the savannah, battling the Yeti at Expedition Everest, and coming face-to-face with 500-pound tigers on the Maharajah Jungle Trek, adventurers need to know where they can seek refuge. In this week’s installment of “Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World,” I’ll take you [...]

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Resort Hopping 101: The Art of Carpetbagging Around the World

Resort Hopping 101: The Art of Carpetbagging Around the World

| July 17, 2012 | 2 Replies

Breathtaking views, comforting ammenities, and amazing locations. All of these attributes make staying at a Walt Disney World resort a special part of your vacation. Whether you celebrate Disney classics over at the Art of Animation Resort or spend your time observing zebras at Animal Kingdom Lodge, you are sure to feel immersed in the [...]

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Restored Faith in Disney Merchandise: A Look at What’s New in the Parks

Restored Faith in Disney Merchandise: A Look at What’s New in the Parks

| July 15, 2012 | 6 Replies

I have to admit: shopping is definitely my thing. I scour online and print ads looking for sales. I track trends. I have even been known to wait outside of stores at 2 am for Black Friday markdowns. However, when it comes to Disney shopping, I tend to relax a bit and study the merchandise [...]

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Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Joy of Tea Stand

Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Joy of Tea Stand

| July 13, 2012 | Reply

Nothing beats the Florida sun better than a sugary treat from your favorite eatery at Walt Disney World. Mickey bars, Dole Whips, cupcakes, popcorn – you can find it all in the parks. But, did you know that there are other unique concoctions available to tempt your sweet tooth? Over the next few weeks, I’ll [...]

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