Family Fun Weekend Recap: Lunar New Year

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I had a great time at the Lunar New Year Family Fun Weekend. Not only were there great performances, but the characters were dressed in red, the color for luck. This was also the first time I have ever seen Mulan and Mushu.What's great about this Family Fun Weekend was that it actually lasted TWO weekends, giving more people a chance to experience the magic. These next three weekends are Mardi Gras weekends! Be on the lookout for photos of that later.Here are some photos from Lunar New … [Read more...]





Monorail Mania Meal

In one of my previous blogs, I talked about how we must adjust our Walt Disney World touring plans as our kids get older. I believe that the things they love about WDW change in direct proportion to the increases in their heights. Each year, I try to incorporate new activities into our trips to replace the special things we did when they were younger.One of the family favorites I began doing a few years ago is the “Monorail Mania Meal.” Being from an Italian family, much of our quality time … [Read more...]





Affordable Disney Vacations: The Kim Possible Adventure at Epcot

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Always on the look-out for free fun at Walt Disney World, we discovered something very cool at Epcot’s World Showcase, on our recent trip: the Kim Possible Adventure. Did you know that by reading and following directions, looking for….and finding….clues, you can “save the world”? No? Well don’t feel bad, neither did we until we stumbled upon this fun, interactive activity. Don’t tell your kids, but it’s educational too…but they don’t need to know that part. What you do want to tell them…and all … [Read more...]





Oldies But Goodies – Six Important Reasons For Seniors To Stay Onsite

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The choice to stay on or off site is an important one and can be particularly important for us, the Oldies. There are tons of reasons for staying on site that become apparent when you compare the experience to staying off. I guess you can compare them if you stay off site first like we did - ONCE, either that or you can take my word for it. Let's address what I feel are the six most important reasons for Seniors to vacation on Disney property.Safety - As we get older, particularly when … [Read more...]





A Chat with Young Bambi, Donnie Dunagan

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Recently I was honored to take part in a chat with Donnie Dunagan, the voice of Young Bambi, to promote "Walt Disney: Bambi" available on Diamond Edition Blu-ray on March 1, 2011. Donald "Donnie" Roan Dunagan was born August 16, 1934 in San Antonio Texas. He made his film debut in "Mother Carey's Chickens" (1938), playing the son of the "Son of Frankenstein" (1939) and provided the voice of young Bambi for the 1942. Dunagan later became a career Marine (1952-77), serving in Vietnam and working … [Read more...]