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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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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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Interactive Storytelling Adventures at Disney World – Now With Pirates!

Disney’s success in the theme park and resort industry has always come from their ability to tell a good story. We’ve seen the Walt Disney company raise visitor expectations several times over the decades,and now they’re doing it again with the introduction of interactive storytelling adventures in Walt Disney World. The concept of immersing guests in a story is nothing new for Disney. The original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, the Jungle Cruise, the Haunted Mansion…all iconic Disney rides that draw you into the story. Let’s face it, none of these are particularly exciting rides! The story is what makes them unforgetabble. A few years ago, Disney begain experimenting with interactive storytelling with Toy Story Mania, which gives you the chance to play along as you ride through the attraction. But you’re still riding though, passively going at the attraction’s pace. You don’t have many choices – and that’s...
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Virtual Tour of Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

  Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. This month we’re taking you on a virtual tour of our favorite Disney parks. If you’ll step this way, we’ll head into my pick: The Magic Kingdom Magic Kingdom resonates with me because of its continuity. I visited Disneyland as a child, so when I stepped through those gates as an adult, it really did feel like coming home to a part of my life that was easier, more carefree. There is something truly magical about a place that can transport you across decades and miles the instant you step inside. (Thanks to My Dreams of Disney for providing the perfect picture!) Main Street, The magic begins on Main Street, Say all you like about the dangers of romanticizing...
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Disney Storytelling in Every Detail

This week’s Wordless Wednesday, hosted by Focused on the Magic, has a theme that’s very close to my heart: Storytelling. Every theme park has some sort of water mister to help guests cool down on hot summer days. Disney storytelling takes it one step further. Why have something that’s just functional, when you could use it to fire the imagination? That’s exactly what Disney has done with these tikis. They set up a creative scenario, and let my son tell the story! What could be more magical than that? Pin It
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