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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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Virtual Vacation – Thanksgiving at WDW

There’s been a lot of talk about how Disney celebrates the holidays, but I’ve always been a little dubious. Let’s face it, the holidays are crazy enough without adding a vacation to the mix! I don’t think I could handle visiting Walt Disney World over Christmas, but what about Thanksgiving? It’s a holiday that’s all about food, at least for me! I love the chance to go over the top and cook enough food to feed a small army, even when it’s just our family. It’s my chance to indulge in a fantasy. (Come back on Wednesday to see my Disney-inspired Thanksgiving menu!) But what if . . . instead of spending the Thanksgiving holiday in a whirlwind of baking and cooking and cleaning, we hopped a plane to Orlando? I’m not sure I could handle it, but I’ll give it a shot in this Virtual Vacation! Wednesday: Arrival...
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