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Cinderella Castle 25th Anniversary makeover

1996, the 25th Anniversary of Walt Disney World

in Entertainment, Parks, Recreation

Walt Disney World is already gearing up for a big celebration in 2021—the 50th Anniversary of its first opening to the public on October 1, 1971. I was there for…

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Magic Kingdom castle in bricks at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom

Looking Down in the Magic Kingdom

in Entertainment, Parks, Recreation

Attention to detail and surprises for guests are two things Walt Disney World is famous for. Some things are obvious, other things are a lot more subtle, but all add…

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The United States Pavilion at Epcot

in Educational, Parks, Recreation

Although the United States Pavilion was originally planned to be located at the entrance to the World Showcase, the powers that be at Walt Disney World had a change of…

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Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom

The History of the Haunted Mansion

in Entertainment, Parks, Recreation

Welcome, foolish mortals. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Attraction. Since opening on August 9, 1969, the Haunted Mansion has become one of Disney’s most popular…

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Buzz Lightyear Animatronic

The History of Audio-Animatronics at Disney: Movers & Shakers

in Educational, Entertainment, Parks

Think of your favorite ride at Disney. Is it a thrill ride with fast drops and wicked corners, like Expedition Everest? Is it a sedate, gentle journey with iconic music,…

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guest blogger Meg and her family at the Magic Kingdom

Top 5 Mistakes I Made on Our Last Disney Trip

in Guest Blogger, Parks, Recreation, Tips

My husband, daughter, and I just returned from our third Disney vacation! Last time, we spent a magical week over Christmas, and it was truly perfect. I am an avid…

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