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Disney’s Festival of the Masters 2013

Today through Sunday, November 10, Downtown Disney is being transformed into an open-air art festival known as Disney’s Festival of the Masters. This is an annual event that is right there with the Epcot Food and Wine Festival on my Disney bucket list. Throughout this 3-day event, you’ll be able to see and purchase work from more than 130 award-winning artists, as well as artwork from Disney Imagineering and the Yellow Shoes Creative Group. Going beyond the artwork itself, the artists and imagineers will be available for meet and greets and demonstrations throughout the weekend. The festival is not limited to visual arts – performance artists from La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil will demonstrate their skills as well. Several venues, including House of Blues, Bongos Cuban Café, Raglan Road, and Splitsville, have live bands scheduled to play. This event would be a blast for adults at Downtown Disney without kids,...
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Bringing Disney Home

Stars of Social Media: We’re Going to Disneyland! #DisneySide

We didn’t watch a lot of sports when I was growing up. It just wasn’t a big thing in our family. But I do remember the Rose Bowl being on TV every New Years’ Day, and the winning quarterback always had a spot at the very end where he’d hold up the game ball or a trophy or something and yell “I’m going to Disneyland!” That was a long time ago, before there was such a thing as social media. But it planted a seed. Earlier this week, Disney invited seven stars of social media to come to Disneyland to highlight the new #DisneySide promotion. Sure, they’re getting some pretty influential people to talk about Disneyland, but I don’t really think that’s the point. Disneyland doesn’t need awareness – I don’t think there’s anybody who doesn’t know about Disneyland! The whole #DisneySide campaign is really about the fans and our...
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Bringing Disney Home

Gluten-Free Disney Inspired Thanksgiving Menu

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Yellow. Enjoy the ride as we share how to have a Disney Thanksgiving at home. Gluten-Free Disney Inspired Thanksgiving Menu For some of us, the magic of Disney begins with the food. I love that aspect of the parks, because it’s something I can re-create at home. About a year ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. It’s an autoimmune disorder that treats gluten – the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley – as dangerous and attacks. Unfortunately, my overactive immune system goes a little overboard and I end up as collateral damage. Even the smallest amount of gluten can make me sick for days. No fun. I’m not worried about traveling to Disney. Actually, it’s one of the few places I don’t worry about whether or not I’ll be able to eat safely. They’ve got this under control, but...
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Characters

Blurring the Line: Hero, Villain, or Both?

Most of the time, Disney is pretty clear-cut about who the Good Guys are. Disney villains are pretty easy to spot too. But then the line blurs, and you come to one of my favorite places: The Haunted Mansion is a character itself – it’s not quite a hero, but it’s not completely evil either. And that’s where the fun begins! This is not the home of a sweetly smiling Princess Pin It
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Disney Magic

Riding the Rails: Trains at Walt Disney World

Welcome to those of you joining me from Can Do It Mom aka Mouse Fan Diane and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 8th stop on our Magical Blogorail. Riding the Rails: Trains at Walt Disney World For this special edition Magical Blogorail loop, we’re talking about all the ways you can get around the 47 square miles that comprise the Walt Disney World Resort. I jumped at that chance to share my favorite way to get around the Magic Kingdom: The Walt Disney World Railroad! Trains are kind of a big deal in our family. Not that every child on the autism spectrum is a train fanatic, but a lot of them are, including my two boys. If Walt Disney were still alive, he and my kids would get along quite well, I think! I love the Walt Disney World Railroad for two big reasons:...
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