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Kill Refurb Marry Aerial Spinner Rides

In the middle of the December crazies, one of my blogging buddies invited me to join the newest Disney blog hop, Kill Refurb Marry, hosted by Mouse on the Mind. The mere thought of adding one more thing to my schedule in December made me laugh hysterically, but I promised to get on board in January, so here we are! This month’s theme is Aerial Spinner Rides. The theory is to choose three attractions – one that just needs to die, one that could use a touch-up, and one that is perfect just the way it is. Before I get started, let me get one thing out of the way: All three of these rides are essentially the same attraction. You ride in a circle, you control whether you go up and down, and they’re aimed at the low-thrill crowd. So what I’m really looking at here is the theming...
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Bringing Disney Home

Celebrating my Birthday with a DisneySide Giveaway!

  Yesterday was my birthday, and I’ve decided that when you get to a certain age, one day is simply not enough time to celebrate. So I decided to get together with my friend Erin Benge of Adventures with Pixie Dust and Destinations in Florida to throw a week-long #DisneySide giveaway party! Every day I’ll post a question or a challenge with the #DisneySide hashtag – hope you’ll play along! And of course, no party is complete without presents 🙂 Erin found this adorable Disney vinylmation ornament while she was picking up treats for some of her clients at the Disney Store, and we decided it would be the perfect giveaway. Enter below, and be sure to leave a comment. Today’s #DisneySide question: How do you add a little Disney magic to your holiday season? Share in the comments below the entry form! a Rafflecopter giveaway Pin It
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Bringing Disney Home

A Grand Floridian Christmas Party

Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail. This month we’re celebrating the holidays at home – Disney-style. Since I won’t be resort-hopping this December (as much as I’m tempted to run away from all the planning and shopping and preparation sometimes!), I decided to throw a Grand Floridian Christmas party! Make a Grand Floridian Gingerbread House The gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian Resort is truly legendary. My gingerbread house won’t be quite this elaborate! I’ve actually never made a real gingerbread house – the ones we did in elementary school, with graham crackers, don’t count. Every Christmas, I decide I want to create one of these amazingly beautiful pieces of artwork, but somehow I always end up too busy, too tired, too stressed out to actually do it. I have...
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Disney Magic

Magical Families: Connecting in Walt Disney World

As we gear up for Thanksgiving here in the I asked 2012 Walt Disney World Mom’s Panelist Kim Dillen to share a very special guest post about the magic of family. I write about special families – for me, that means families like mine, with more than kids and kids with neurological differences and food allergies. Kim’s family story fits right in here at Return to Disney. She might not have the biggest family on the block, and she might not carry a loaded pharmacy in her purse, but she is definitely a special mom with a special story! * * * * * November is National Adoption Month. A time set aside each year to raise awareness about the staggering figure that we now have more than 153 million orphans worldwide. It’s also an opportunity for adoptive parents to honor the exceptional and sometimes arduous journeys...
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Dear Santa . . . Love Dragyn Holiday Giveaway and Gift Guide

It’s the middle of November – already! Time to start thinking about holiday gifts. I’ve teamed up with my blogging friend Dragyn to bring you the #DearSantaLoveDragyn Holiday Giveaway and Gift Guide! DragynAlly has been really good this year and she’s sharing her wish list with the world in the “Dear Santa…Love Dragyn” holiday gift guide. Featuring over twenty giveaways from brands that are good for guys, dolls, adults and kids. The Dragyn’s Lair is coming at you with fun and exciting products for all ages! Products from the likes of Safari Ltd, May Designs, and Playmates Toys. Starting today you can have the chance to win books toys and personalized gifts. There’s even a resort stay at the Valley Forge Hotel and Casino. A fan of more “grown-up” fare? Then you can win a gift certificate to go towards a bottle from Plagido’s Winery or a cool product...
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