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The Newly rehabbed “HUB”…

March 16, 2015

 After much time behind the construction walls, Disney finally unveiled the newly rehabbed area known as the “Hub” This central location in the middle of the Magic Kingdom was the brainchild of none other than Walt Disney himself....
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COTM…The Three Little Pigs

March 1, 2015

 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...
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The “Outpost” at EPCOT…

February 24, 2015

 Walt Disney World is so much more than restaurants, attractions, characters and shows. For the really sharped-eyed guest and of course, Disney fanatic, there are realms and realms of visual and audio inputs for the senses. If you...
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COTM-Burt…

February 1, 2015

 Walt Disney has given the world some of the most memorable characters, both animated and real life. From “Alice” from the Alice comedies, Peg Leg Pete, Horace Horse Collar and of course, Mickey Mouse to Captain Nemo, Zorro and many more, the list is...
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Einstok White Ale-Now at Norway’s Pavilion…

January 27, 2015

 Beer is perhaps one of mankind’s oldest fermented beverages. Sometimes called natures “Perfect Food”, beer has been documented as far back as the 5th millennium BC. Beer is produced from cereals containing sugars, and...
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World Chapter of Disneyana Fan Club donates $10,000 to Florida Hospital…

January 19, 2015

 Walt Disney from the beginning has always made it a practice to give back to the community. As far back and 1948, the Disney...
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COTM…Cruella de Vil

January 1, 2015

 On January 21st, 1961 the Walt Disney Company released its seventeenth animated feature, “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”. The story was taken from a 1956 book by English playwright and novelist Dodie Smith. As with many of the films taken...
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2014 Disneyana Fan Club’ “Jolly Holiday” Christmas Party…

December 19, 2014

 There is probably no one in the world that does know the name of Walt Disney and the rich legacy he and his studio have left to the world. For...
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COTM…Clara Cluck

December 1, 2014

 Clara Cluck, that opera singing chicken who first appeared in Mickey’s the “Orphan’s Benefit” in 1934 was one of the many supporting Disney characters that never made it big with the rest of the fab five, i.e. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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