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  • We are celebrating the retun of live entertainment to all Walt Disney Parks. Make sure to enter our GIVEAWAY!-2

    GIVEAWAY Celebrating the Return of Disney’s Live Entertainment 

    Live entertainment is alive and well at Walt Disney World, and we want to celebrate with this update and a GIVEAWAY. A special thank you to all the Cast Members who make it all happen. We are giving away a copy of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2022 and one Blu-ray copy of the two-movie collection of Disney’s Fantasia

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    Disney’s Empress Lilly Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

    Today we share the Empress Lilly Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe from Delicious Disney: Recipes & Stories from the Most Magical Place on Earth, a cookbook by Pam Brandon, Marcy Carriker Smothers, and The Disney Chefs. We tried it and so should you! HISTORY OF THE EMPRESS LILLY RIVERBOAT Did you know that what is today know as the Paddlefish at

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    Country Bear Jamboree Show Still Going Strong at Walt Disney World

    Located in Frontier Land at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, the Country Bear Jamboree has been around for a long time. It is one of the last attractions that Walt Disney personally helped create. And while the bears never made it to the Disney ski resort Walt had envisioned in Mineral King, they became an instant hit when the show opened on

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    Should You Bring Your Kids’ Friends Along on Your Trip to Walt Disney World?

    If your children want to invite friends on your Walt Disney World vacation, give your decision careful thought. There is more involved here than might be apparent. First, consider the logistics of numbers. Is there room in the car? Will you have to leave something at home that you had planned on taking to make room in the trunk for

  • The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland After Dark

    The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland After Dark 2022

    If you’ve ever dreamed of getting to stay and play in the Disney theme parks at night after the daytime crowds have exited, the Disneyland Resort has a series of late-night parties that may be right up your alley. But do the Disneyland After Dark special events really deliver in terms of value and unique experiences? We recently attended one