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The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, Disney fans were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime event at the legendary Hollywood Bowl: "The Little Mermaid In Concert Live to Film." OK, technically it was thrice-in-a-lifetime because the show was performed by an all-star cast for three nights, but only the last night featured the original Ariel herself, Jodi Benson! Also ...

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Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast Review

Monday, November 23, 2015

Let's get this out of the way first: Is it really worth three HUNDRED dollars a pop to have breakfast in a Jungle Cruise show scene? Nope. And all the other guests we talked to were just as sheepish as we were—every single one said they'd justified it as an early Christmas/birthday/anniversary present. But was it pretty dang ...

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How to Plan a Private Dessert Party at Walt Disney World

Monday, May 4, 2015

I get a LOT of comments and questions on my Plan a Small Private Event at Walt Disney World page—specifically, about private dessert parties during fireworks shows. These are a great way to celebrate a special occasion at Disney that most people think is reserved only for weddings and corporate events. But Disney Catered Events will ...

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2015 Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Bridal Showcase Recap

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Last weekend, Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings held its 2015 bridal showcase at the Grand Floridian Convention Center. Because there was cake, I was there... This year's showcase occurred only 6 months after last year's, apparently due to presenter David Tutera's schedule. The cast members I talked to said the next showcase wouldn't be for another year. You can ...

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That Time We Went to the Oscars….

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In honor of this weekend's 87th Academy Awards, I'm re-posting the story of our experience on the red carpet at last year's ceremony after we won a contest at CicLAvia. I still can't believe we have photos of some of these stars that we took with our own cameras! And now that we've finally seen ...

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party + Villains’ Not-So-Sinister Soiree

Thursday, October 23, 2014

When we were in Walt Disney World last month, we attended Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for the first time in four years, mostly so we could experience the new Villains' Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle—because if they were charging $99/person on top of the cost of a party ticket that costs $62–$77/person, it must be starring Michael ...

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