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Disney Magic

My DisneySide: Magic, Stories, and Dreams

  Welcome to those of you joining me from DISTherapy and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. To celebrate the new and improved Magical Blogorail, we’re sharing our DisneySide moments. What is DisneySide anyway? To me, DisneySide is that part of me that never quite grew up. The part that – every once in a while – drops everything to go out for ice cream because it’s Monday, and Mondays require ice cream. It’s the whimsical, silly, impossible side that sticks its tongue out and laughs at this serious grown-up world we all try to live in. When I tried to think of how my DisneySide comes out, I came up with a few examples that seem silly and unimportant, and yet they make all the difference in the world. And really, that’s what DisneySide really is all about! Make a...
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Bringing Disney Home

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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Disney Magic

Show Your Disney Side

Disney’s newest promotion, Show Your Disney Side, brings up an interesting twist on Disney. In years past, they’ve focused on the characters (Limited Time Magic) and memories, but this year, it’s all about the fans. It’s about geeking out on Disney. I can’t help but wonder if this new focus on fandom is related to Disney’s acquisition of the Marvel comics. Sure, they’ve had Star Wars for some time, and nobody will argue that Star Wars geeks aren’t…well, geeky. But comic book geeks are a little different. Or maybe it’s just the times that have changed. Geek isn’t the insult it used to be, a couple of decades ago. Thanks to shows like The Big Bang Theory and Heros of Cosplay, geekdom is emerging from the basements and back rooms as something Very Cool. What does Show Your Disney Side have to do with geekdom? There are two pillars of geekdom: participation and...
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An Introduction, an Invitation, and a Present at the End

  I’ve always wanted a straight path in life. I wanted to be one of those people who decided what they wanted to do with their lives, and marched single-mindedly toward the goal. I wanted to live in the same house for 40 years. Sometimes we don’t get what we want. Instead of that nice, uncomplicated arrow, I got the squiggly one. But I’ve learned something very important along the way: I have something fundamental in common with some of the most successful people in history (including ambulance driver, Walter Disney!): I can do a lot of different things, and do them well. But there is one thing – one crazy thing – that only I can do. There are a lot of great web developers and copywriters and travel agents out there, but not one of them can write the stories I do. So today, I’m re-introducing myself...
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Disney Magic

Cast Member for a Day

Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail. This month we’re chatting about what we would do if we could be a Disney cast member for a day. This theme really excited me, because I have spent the last few months really examining this question: What do I want to be when I grow up?  I’ve done so many different things over the years, and very few of them have been quite right. I could fill any number of roles at Disney and would probably enjoy them all at some level (except being a character – I don’t think I could handle that!). But the one thing I would choose, if I could be any cast member at all? A Disney Writer. Why a writer? First a little bit of background....
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