Disney World Planning 101 – Pin Codes

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One of the most sought after Disney Discounts is the elusive Disney Pin Code. While Disney releases great Discounts to the Parks that are available to everyone there are a few discounts Mickey hides up his sleeves.While there is no sure fire way to get a Disney Pin code I am going to offer up a few tricks I have done that has nabbed me several Disney Pin codes in my email & snail mail box every month. Remember these Pin Codes are non transferable and is linked to you and your address so … [Read more...]





Spending the Day at Downtown Disney

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Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that you decide to visit Walt Disney World and to spend a day not at the theme parks. Shocking idea, I know. Perhaps it’s a travel day or a rest day in the middle of a longer Disney vacation. Or just something…different. What do you do, on this non-Disney day in the middle of a Walt Disney World (WDW) vacation?I would offer up Downtown Disney (DTD) as one touring option, a destination choice, especially for days when you’re not on a tight schedule.One-Day … [Read more...]





runDisney New Race

RunDisney announced this afternoon on their facebook page that they will soon be announcing the newest runDisney race.  They left us with a 'riddle': There's a new runDisney race we wanted you to know about. We're very excited and we hope you'll run with us. Before long, we'll let everyone know the theme of our latest race. Want to know now? The answer lies within these words! To follow along, just look for the image below to solve race clues that reveal our newest race! Our first clue will be … [Read more...]





Q&A with “Tangled” Executive Producer/Supervising Animator Glen Keane

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Glen Keane was born on April 13, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of cartoonist Bil Keane, creator of the The Family Circus, and Thelma "Thel" Carne Keane. He was raised in Paradise Valley, Arizona.Keane's interest in art developed as a child by observing his father's work as a cartoonist. (Glen's younger self is represented in his father's comic strip as the character of "Billy"). In his early attempts to draw, his dad gave him a copy of Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy, and … [Read more...]





Disney World Planning 101 – Skipping the Bag Check

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Alright all you Disney park fans out there. I know that, just like me, you have gotten to the parks so excited about being in “the world,” you have jumped off the bus, headed to the park entrance, joined all the folks happily bouncing up to the turnstiles and then realized, darn it – I have to stop at bag check. Ugh, just let me into the park!What's even worse is that guilty feeling I get from sticking my foot out to trip all those bag-less people just so I can be first…it is really hard on … [Read more...]