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Walt Disney’s “Flowers and Trees…

April 2, 2015
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 All Disney fans and historians know that Walt Disney had made more innovations and firsts in animation than most. Walt was above nothing else, an innovator, dreamer and many consider him a seer, who seemed to...
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The Newly rehabbed “HUB”…

March 16, 2015
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 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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The “Outpost” at EPCOT…

February 24, 2015
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 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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Einstok White Ale-Now at Norway’s Pavilion…

January 27, 2015
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 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
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 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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2014 Disneyana Fan Club’ “Jolly Holiday” Christmas Party…

December 19, 2014
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 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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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party press event 2014…

November 9, 2014
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 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
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 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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Carl Stalling-Disney’s First Music Man…

October 23, 2014
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 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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Disney’ Hilton Head Resort…A Hidden Gem

September 29, 2014
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 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
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 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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The “Book of Mouse” by Jim Korkis…A Review

August 6, 2014
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 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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Jim Korkis’ Two new books…An Interview

July 18, 2014
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 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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Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train…First Impression…

June 23, 2014
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 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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Resurrection: The Complete First Season

June 10, 2014
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 What happens when someone who you’ve mourned and buried mysteriously appears at your doorstep, as if not a single day has gone by? The lives of the people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their...
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The Weather and Walt Disney World…Not always perfect together

June 10, 2014
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 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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Norway Pavilion at EPCOT…

May 22, 2014
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 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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Easter “Peeps” Week at the Swan and Dolphin…

April 25, 2014
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  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
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  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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EPCOT’s Italian Pavilion…

March 26, 2014
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  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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Disney’s new “Festival of Fantasy Parade” debuts at the Magic Kingdom…

March 9, 2014
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  Today at the Magic Kingdom Disney unveiled its brand new parade, The “Festival of Fantasy Parade” down Main St. USA. The much-anticipated new...
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Disneyana Club’s Tower of Terror Backstage Tour…

March 5, 2014
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  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...
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EPCOT’s United Kingdom Pavilion…

February 15, 2014
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  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...
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EPCOT’S Moroccan Pavilion…

January 22, 2014
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   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...
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P.L. Travers-The Mother of Mary Poppins…

January 8, 2014
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  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...
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2013 Disneyana Christmas Party-“Voices of Disney”

December 23, 2013
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  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...
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German Pavilion at EPCOT…

November 26, 2013
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  My Wife and I love World Showcase. The diversity of Countries represented and the amazing detail always amazes me. Every countries Pavilion is a scaled-down, meticulously detailed area of the country shown, whether it be a town,...
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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Press Event…

November 10, 2013
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  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...
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Interview with Tony Caselnova…Webmaster of Disneybythenumbers.com…

October 26, 2013
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  As a hardcore Disney fanatic, I have the need to know everything about Disney, and I mean everything! Dates, cost, how much, who did it, who thought it, how many and the list...
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MickeyNews Interviews John Saccheri-Host of BigFatPanda Vidcast

September 25, 2013
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  Search the name “Disney”. Immediately, thousands of hits will fill the screen…Websites, blogs, forums, podcasts and too many more to mention.  The newest entry into the fray is video podcasts, or...
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