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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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Tracking Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Projects

Disney is well-known for their conservation efforts inside the Animal Kingdom. With the help of park guests, they also fund conservation projects around the world. You can contribute to the fund in a variety of ways: Add a dollar or more to your purchase of food or souvenirs inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attend An Untamed Lunch at Animal Kingdom Lodge Purchase reusable bags and other specified items at other Walt Disney World parks and resorts, or on the Disney Cruise Line. Disney has teamed up with Google Earth to showcase the efforts of local groups supported by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund: Download the Google Earth browser plugin, then go to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Google Earth map. Search by animal, or just browse around to find out what projects are being done in your own backyard. I plan on leaving this open on the computer for the kids to find...
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Princess Lessons

It’s early August and that means it’s time to start serious school preparations. Two weeks until the first day of school! As a homeschooling parent, I’m parent, teacher, and administrator of our little school. No pressure 🙂 One of the perks of homeschooling is that we have the time and focus to address all aspects of our kids’ lives as part of school. This year, Princess will begin preschool and one of our goals for her is that maturity leap from self-centered toddler toward empathetic, reasonable child. And I found a great resource to help her do it! She’s answered to Princess from the day she was born, so why not use that identity to help her learn more princess-like behavior? I found a great resource from Disney: A Disney Princess Primer. Cinderella reminds little princesses not to interrupt, Aurora teaches princess vocabulary like “Please” and “Thank You” and Pocahontas explains...
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