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Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

I’m taking over Tricia’s blog today while she has Returned to Disney, so let’s pop over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park for a wild adventure on one of my favorite attractions in all of Walt Disney World Resort. Expedition Everest—Legend of the Forbidden Mountain was added to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2006, bringing a second weinie to the Park and giving thrill seekers a reason to visit. It also helped reinforce the Park’s claim that it is most definitely “NotAZoo.” After all, what zoo features a 199-foot tall mountain range, a 50-mph train, and a real Yeti? Disney Parks weinies are the things that are symbolic of each park – Cinderella Castle, Tree of Life, Spaceship Earth are some others. The word is one of Walt’s own! He described those things/buildings/symbols as being as integral to a theme park as hot dogs (or as he called them, weinies). This...
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The Haunted Mansion, a Progression

Welcome to Tiggerific Tuesday! Blog Hop…or Bounce! Link up, meet new friends, network with other bloggers, and have fun!     <a href=” Tuesday”><img alt=”Magical Mouse Schoolhouse” width=”120″ height=”120″ src=”+Tuesday+no+#8221; /></a> Our Requests: 1. On GFC, Networked Blogs, Twitter or Facebook, please follow both Hosts and as well as our Featured Guest Host 2. Follow who you like and be sure to let them know that you are from “Tiggerific Tuesday! Blog Hop…or #8221; 3. You are not required to, but we’d greatly appreciate it if you could grab our button and write a post about this hop and/or display the button on your sidebar. 4. Every week we will pick someone to Guest Host the hop with you would like to be considered for the Guest Host position, leave a comment under this post to let me know you’re interested and  follow us on GFC.   get...
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Space Mountain – A Galaxy of Twists, Turns, and Drops!

Welcome to those of you joining me from My Dreams of Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail. For this very special edition, our kids are taking over the Blogorail, and sharing their favorite ride or attraction at Disney parks. Today my oldest son, Will, talks about his favorite ride: Space Mountain! Space Mountain’s awesome! If I had to explain it in one word it would be: ZOOM! I really like the futuristic looking train, but you’ll never guess how fast it goes! 3o mph. Not the fastest I must admit. But it feels like you’re going warp speed. The train it self  looks like a spaceship. The track seems to take you on a joyride through the galaxy. First you go under a control tower. Then you go through a blue #8217;s when the fun begins. Then suddenly you’re literally dropped into a galaxy of twists, turns, and drops! Even the...
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Top 5 Peeks Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney World on Tiggerific Tuesday

Welcome to Tiggerific Tuesday! Blog Hop…or Bounce! Link up, meet new friends, network with other bloggers, and have fun! <a href=” Tuesday”><img alt=”Magical Mouse Schoolhouse” width=”120″ height=”120″ src=”+Tuesday+no+#8221; /></a> Our Requests: 1. On GFC, Networked Blogs, Twitter or Facebook, please follow both Hosts and as well as our Featured Guest Host 2. Follow who you like and be sure to let them know that you are from “Tiggerific Tuesday! Blog Hop…or #8221; 3. You are not required to, but we’d greatly appreciate it if you could grab our button and write a post about this hop and/or display the button on your sidebar. 4. Every week we will pick someone to Guest Host the hop with you would like to be considered for the Guest Host position, leave a comment under this post to let me know you’re interested and  follow us on GFC. get the InLinkz code...
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Top 5 Dark Rides at Disney World

Sometimes we all need a break. For kids – and adults! – with sensory integration disorder, theme parks can be overwhelming. On Monday, I discussed my top 5 spinning rides for sensory seekers. Today I’m going in the other direction and giving you my top 5 dark rides for sensory breaks at Disney World. These are perfect when your child is overwhelmed and needs a sensory break from all the colors, movement, and visual stimulus of the parks. Pirates of the Caribbean: Guests float slowly through several scenes of pirate life. This is the attraction that inspired the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, which in turn has influenced the ride. Look carefully and you’ll find Captain Jack Sparrow! There are a few small drops, but overall this is a tame ride. The gentle swaying of the boats on the water is soothing for the child in sensory overload....
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