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Essay of a Single Mom: Being Single on a Boat Full of Couples

Essay of a Single Mom: Being Single on a Boat Full of Couples

| September 4, 2014 | 12 Replies

In terms of a cruise, the first thing anyone thinks after “relaxation” is “romance.” We have visions of dressing up, attending fancy dinners, and kissing on a ship’s deck under a million twinkling stars. This inspires hundreds of thousands to embark on cruises; however, it is not the case for me. My love boat recently [...]

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Back to School Disney Style: Great Merchandise Finds in the Parks

Back to School Disney Style: Great Merchandise Finds in the Parks

| September 3, 2014 | Reply

School days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days ‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick!   It’s that time of year again! Back to school is upon us! While many districts across the country returned a few weeks ago, most schools in the upper tri-state area on the [...]

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Top 5 Must Do’s at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Top 5 Must Do’s at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

| September 2, 2014 | 7 Replies

I love when Walt Disney World decorates their parks! September 1, 2014 was the start of the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on select nights in September and October in the Magic Kingdom. Usually this is my signal that Fall has arrived, but I didn’t feel that way this year. I think September 1st [...]

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Villains’ Soiree – Wickedly Disappointing

Villains’ Soiree – Wickedly Disappointing

| September 2, 2014 | 73 Replies

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is one of my favorite events of the year.  It marks the start of the fall season at WDW, it means Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival  is only a few weeks away, it means cooler weather is coming and before you know it – Christmas! [...]

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Dole Whips are back at the Polynesian Village Resort at the new and disappointing Pineapple Lanai

Dole Whips are back at the Polynesian Village Resort at the new and disappointing Pineapple Lanai

| September 1, 2014 | 9 Replies

Capt. Cook’s at the Polynesian Village Resort just recently reopened after a lengthy refurbishment and several big changes were made. The most insignificant was the new decor of the seating area, which now features posters of the Polynesian islands some of the longhouses are named after (some of the longhouses are expected to be renamed). [...]

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Disneyland Weekly Update – 09/01/14

Disneyland Weekly Update – 09/01/14

| September 1, 2014 | Reply

This weekly blog features Disneyland news and updates from The DIS, the DIS Unplugged and sometimes even the DISboards, plus helpful links to find what you’re looking for around the DIS family of sites. Enjoy! This week…..Magic Mountain announces the “sequel” to Colossus and the Legends of Frontierland will hang around awhile longer, plus Elsa [...]

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The Good and Bad of “Toy Story of TERROR!” on Blu-ray

The Good and Bad of “Toy Story of TERROR!” on Blu-ray

| August 31, 2014 | Reply

Toy Story of TERROR! is the first of two Pixar holiday specials reuniting everyone’s favorite toys and when it aired last October, it was seen as a success. Now that Halloween is quickly approaching, Disney is looking to cash in on those who didn’t take the time to DVR the half-hour special with a Blu-ray [...]

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The Top 5 Underutilized Spaces at Walt Disney World

The Top 5 Underutilized Spaces at Walt Disney World

| August 29, 2014 | 34 Replies

Do you sometimes catch yourself walking by a venue at Walt Disney World wondering why it’s no longer used or what it is used for?  I know I do.  I’ve even gone up to Cast Members in the past and asked “Why is this space empty and what was inside?” With the price of admission [...]

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The Perfect Time to Cruise: Choosing to Cruise Even When Life Gets in the Way

The Perfect Time to Cruise: Choosing to Cruise Even When Life Gets in the Way

| August 27, 2014 | 21 Replies

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Cortona Inn & Suites

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Cortona Inn & Suites

| August 26, 2014 | 1 Reply

This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels. This time, I take a look at the Cortona Inn and Suites located at 2029 South Harbor Boulevard. I talk in detail about my [...]

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