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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party press event 2014…

November 9, 2014

It’s hard to believe but the Christmas Season is again upon us! At this, the happiest time of the year, millions of families have their plans to celebrate and traditions to follow. For my wife and me, that means two things…Attending two of our favorite holiday parties at the Magic Kingdom- “Mickey’s Not-so-scary-Halloween Party...
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Swan and Dolphin’s 5th Annual Food and Wine Classic…

November 2, 2014

I have just returned from Disney’s Swan and Dolphin’ 5th annual Food and Wine Classic and I can report that this is the best Festival yet! Since I first covered this increasing popular venue in 2012, I am still amazed how in just two short days, Friday October 31st and November 1st of how...
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COTM…Huey, Dewy and Louie

November 1, 2014

Disney characters are world-renowned, recognized by everyone. They are famous for their extended families, Nieces, Nephews, and Uncles. There are Mickey’s nephews, Morty and Ferdie, Daisy Duck’s Nieces April, May and June, Minnies Nieces Melody and Millicent and let us not forget Scrooge McDuck. But perhaps the most famous of the clan are Donald’s...
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Carl Stalling-Disney’s First Music Man…

October 23, 2014

Walt Disney could without any argument be included among history’s greatest legions of Innovator’s, Dreamers and Showmen. Walt had the uncanny ability to know what would work, and was a stickler for perfection. He was also the eternal optimist. No matter what, Walt always had a bright outlook, even during bankruptcy; it seemed nothing...
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COTM-Max Goof…

October 1, 2014

Max Goof or his given name Maximilian Goof is the son of Goofy Goof, Disney’s lovable but clumsy character. Although throughout his career, Goofy’s wife was never really mentioned, and it was never said what became of her. Goofy himself started out in an obscure role as an obnoxious character named “Dippy Dawg” (The...
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Disney’ Hilton Head Resort…A Hidden Gem

September 29, 2014

Over the years, my wife and I have been members of Disney’s amazing DVC (Disney Vacation Club), proud owners in three Disney properties. We have had many memorable vacations and have been all over “Disney’s World” But the one destination that was missing from our itinerary was Disney’s Hilton Head Resort. For many years,...
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Canadian Pavilion at EPCOT…

September 1, 2014

For the past several months, I have been covering the beautiful and detailed pavilions around World Showcase, and today we’ll take a look at Canada. Our ally and neighbor to the north have some of the most beautiful scenery and is the second largest country in area after Russia. The country was first settled...
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COTM…Ariel

September 1, 2014

Ariel is the main character in the 1989 Disney Movie “The Little Mermaid”. She is the sixteen year old daughter of the Sea King Triton. King Triton is very protective of her and her six older sisters. Ariel has become unhappy with her life under the sea and is very curious about the human...
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The “Book of Mouse” by Jim Korkis…A Review

August 6, 2014

A few weeks ago, I had to opportunity to interview Disney Historian and Author Jim Korkis; we spoke about his newest book, “The Book of Mouse”, which is essential a “Bible” so to speak about everything and anything about Walt Disney’s iconic “Mickey Mouse” The book is literally crammed filled from cover to cover...
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COTM-Les Clark…

August 1, 2014

Of Disney’s Nine Old Men, Les Clark has the distinction of being the first of the “Nine” and the only one to work on Mickey. When he retired in 1976, he was a director and senior animator and the “longest continuously employed member of the Walt Disney Studios” Les Clark first met Walt Disney...
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Jim Korkis’ Two new books…An Interview

July 18, 2014

There are only a select few in this world with the amazing depth of knowledge on the subject of Disney as Mr. Jim Korkis. This internationally known Disney historian, writer, artist, animator, actor, Cast Member and teacher have worn these hats and more during his more than 30 years being involved with the Disney...
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COTM…Alice in Wonderland

July 1, 2014

It seems that anything Walt Disney put his hand to turns into a success. This is most evident in his animated feature films, starting in 1937 with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Then known as “Disney’s Folly” because no one believed people would sit for an hour and a half to watch an...
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Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train…First Impression…

June 23, 2014

Since the long-anticipated Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride attraction opened at the New Fantasyland expansion, there have been countless videos and pics on Disney’s newest addition to their ride arsenal. So for this article, I wanted to give a little more of a personal view and a bit of background of this amazing finish...
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The Weather and Walt Disney World…Not always perfect together

June 10, 2014

As you can read, I have published this piece several times during the beginning of our rainy season here in Florida. Our weather can be beautiful, but many times dangerous, i.e. THUNDERSTORMS. As the lightning capital of the world, we have to be diligent and use common sense, and that goes for visits to...
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COTM…Dumbo…

June 1, 2014

Disney is the world leader in family movies, beginning with the classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937 to the present. And throughout the years he has produced many which stand out among fans and critics alike, but the one animated classic that most consider his “Zenith” is Dumbo, the story of...
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Norway Pavilion at EPCOT…

May 22, 2014

In my past articles, you know that I have an addiction for the World Showcase Pavilions. For me, they represent the pinnacle of the Imagineers attention to detail and history. As you know, the entire Showcase’ countries represented are accurate microcosms of actual buildings, areas, and the people of the country. Of course, most...
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COTM…Scrooge McDuck

May 1, 2014

Scrooge McDuck is perhaps the best-know figure in the Donald Duck universe next to Donald himself and nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. He was created by Carl Barks and first appeared in the 1947 story “Christmas on Bear Mountain” published by Dell comics in December of that year. Barks had originally intended him to...
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Easter “Peeps” Week at the Swan and Dolphin…

April 25, 2014

Easter is perhaps one of the holiest days on the Christen calendar. It celebrates renewal, rebirth and for many, the start of spring.  In addition to the religious significance, it is a time that most kids remember as a visit from the Easter Bunny who leaves us all those chocolate goodies, colored eggs and...
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EPCOT’s 2014 Flower and Garden Festival…

April 8, 2014

It’s that time of year (Spring) that all Disney fans look forward to and that is the annual Flower and Garden Festival here at EPCOT. This perennial favorite is again in full swing and along with some pics, I have a little info on this year’s doings for those who cannot make the trip...
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COTM…Tarzan…

April 1, 2014

The Character of Tarzan was born in a novel written by American Author Edgar Rice Burroughs, which first appeared in the magazine, “All Story Magazine” in 1912 and later in book form in 1914. The basic plot is the story of John Clayton who is born to a marooned couple from England, John and...
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EPCOT’s Italian Pavilion…

March 26, 2014

In my last month’s installment of the World Showcase pavilions, we covered the United Kingdom. So for this month, I decided that since I am a full-blooded Italian, the Italian pavilion was the logical choice! Italy has always captivated me. Since both my grandparents came from the old country, Sicily and Rome, as a...
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Disney’s new “Festival of Fantasy Parade” debuts at the Magic Kingdom…

March 9, 2014

Today at the Magic Kingdom Disney unveiled its brand new parade, The “Festival of Fantasy Parade” down Main St. USA. The much-anticipated new entry for the Magic Kingdom lived up to all the hype. As only Disney can do it, the throngs of guests were treated to a new music score and some amazing...
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Disneyana Club’s Tower of Terror Backstage Tour…

March 5, 2014

Who doesn’t love Disney’s Hollywood Studios Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction? With its ominous presence at the foot of Sunset Boulevard, just beckoning you to enter, the thought of climbing into an elevator which will take you to the fringes of the Twilight Zone, this attraction is a mishmash of the Haunted Mansion,...
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COTM…The Three Little Pigs…

March 1, 2014

 The fable of the three little pigs has been told for centuries. It has become familiar to millions since Walt Disney re-told the story in his successful 1933 animated cartoon. Walt kept true to the story in most ways, but he toned down some of the violence a bit from the original tale. Because...
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EPCOT’s United Kingdom Pavilion…

February 15, 2014

I want to acknowledge the group of Cast Members here at the United Kingdom Pavilion who graciously took the time to help me with my research on this article. These knowledgeable folks, some who actually took the time to walk through the pavilion with me, pointing out many details and giving me some amazing...
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COTM-Aladdin

February 1, 2014

Anyone who has heard or read stories from the classic collection of tales from “One Thousand and one Arabian Nights” has certainly heard the tale of Aladdin.  This originates from a Middle-Eastern folk tale. The basic plot is that of a poverty-stricken young man named Aladdin who is engaged by a sorcerer to retrieve...
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EPCOT’S Moroccan Pavilion…

January 22, 2014

  I had the remarkable opportunity to interview for my article, the two owners of the businesses of the Moroccan Pavilion, Mr. Rashid Lyazidi and his co-owner Rashid Sufani. Both men were hand-picked by the Moroccan Government and Disney for this task. These men have been with the pavilion since its opening day and...
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P.L. Travers-The Mother of Mary Poppins…

January 8, 2014

With the new Disney blockbuster movie “Saving Mr. Banks” premiered during the Christmas holidays, I could not think of a better subject to write about than the creator of the magical nanny that was the crux of the film, Mary Poppins. But to the uninitiated, Saving Mr. Banks was not centered on the film...
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Character of the Month…The Little Mermaid..

January 2, 2014

Ariel is the main character in the 1989 Disney Movie “The Little Mermaid”.  She is the sixteen year old daughter of the Sea King Triton. King Triton is very protective of her and her six older sisters.  Ariel has become unhappy with her life under the sea and is very curious about the human...
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2013 Disneyana Christmas Party-”Voices of Disney”

December 23, 2013

I think that Mickey Mouse can say it best…”Golly!” It’s hard to believe, but another year has gone by since our World Chapter’s last Christmas Parties “Mini Mouseketeer Reunion” bash. As always, our core entertainment group has come up with another “Magical” evening to celebrate the Christmas Holidays. This years’ theme is “The Voices...
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