Summer at Walt Disney World: How to Prepare

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Visiting Walt Disney World is a fun experience for the whole family.  However, if you are going in the summer months, there are some things that you need to prepare for.The Orlando area during the months of June, July, and August averages a high temperature of 90 degrees during June, and 92 degrees during July and August.  To the casual person, this doesn’t seem all that hot, and truth be told, it really isn’t.  However, the difference here is that the humidity in Florida can make that … [Read more...]

Wednesday with Walt: Simplicity at Its Best

There was an article printed in the March, 1941 issue of Ladies Home Journal entitled, “Mr. and Mrs. Disney.” Before you ask, yes I do! The article talks about Walt’s life growing up and how he and Lillian met, and talks about Walt as a person. One paragraph in particular says:“Although Disney is generally a modest fellow, he has made something of a cult of his simplicity. He drives to work in a blue coupe and was full of apologies when it leaked out that he also has a bigger car in which a … [Read more...]

The 2011 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Recap

This past weekend, 22,000 runners gathered in Orlando for the Princess Half Marathon weekend festivities.  Between the half marathon and the 5k, the children's races, and the health and fitness expo, families from all over the world came to participate in second of four runDisney endurance weekends in 2011.Of the 17,000 participants in the half marathon, the winner finished in1:22:50.  33-year old Jennifer Hanley-Pinto, of Jacksonville, FL, finished a mere 24 seconds in front the 2nd place … [Read more...]

Chip And Company Disney Week In Review For February 28th

Here we are again with the Chip and Company Disney Week in review. This has been a very "newsy" week so let's get rolling with some of the most important information that Disney has given us to contemplate and digest.With the International Flower and Garden Festival opening on March 2 we learned a lot about who will be there and what will be happening. Check out HGTV Stars Meet ''Toy Story 3" Heroes at 18th Annual Epcot Flower & Garden Festival March 2 - May 15. Dwight Eisenhower … [Read more...]

Gnomeo and Juliet – A Fan’s Review


If you read my previous blog, then you know I have really been looking forward to taking my youth group to see the new movie, “Gnomeo and Juliet.” Well, we did get to see it together and, although it did not live up to my overly zealous expectations, it is a cute movie with great music and it did make me laugh quite a few times.The beginning of the movie must be influence by the beginning of “Monster Laugh Floor” at the Magic Kingdom. The story is loosely based on William Shakespeare’s … [Read more...]