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I Was an Oscars Red Carpet “Bleacher Creature”

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

On Sunday, Patrick and I joined 698 other hardy souls who braved rain and butt-fatigue to view the 86th annual Academy Awards arrivals from bleachers along the red carpet. About half of our fellow "bleacher creatures," (as proclaimed by many a homemade T-shirt) were winners of a People magazine contest. The rest of us had ...

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D23 Expo 2013: Third Time’s a Charm!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

By now you've already seen every other Disney-focused blog's breakdown of D23 Expo 2013. But after being so vocal about my negative experiences at Expo 2009 and Expo 2011, I figured I'd better chime in with my opinions on Expo 2013 too, since my experience was so dramatically improved from last time. Crowd Control With the exception ...

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Trip Report Update: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ Bridal Showcase!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Today's installment of Aulani to Walt Disney World finds us at the reason for our crazy cross-country vacation mashup: Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings' Bridal Showcase. I've whittled down my original report on this event (no, really!) and added more of our opinions and photos in an effort to make the story more appealing to those of ...

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2013 Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Bridal Showcase Recap

Friday, February 15, 2013

OK, who wants to see 380+ photos of Saturday's 2013 Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings Bridal Showcase? This time around, there were fewer components than at 2011's showcase—no dresses to try on, no fashion show, no panel of experts, no luncheon with David Tutera—but the main event was bigger and more focused. They also improved the "talk ...

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Our Aulani Vow Renewal Preview!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I'm kinda scared to post this because it starts the clock ticking on my eventual trip report, but... Guys! Guys! We did a vow renewal at Aulani on our anniversary last week! And our pals the Roots have already posted a preview of it on their blog! Our travels actually took us straight from Aulani to ...

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Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional – With Dick Van Dyke!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

OK, you're not going to believe this, but before last Thursday, I had never seen Candlelight Processional at Disneyland, despite the fact that they've been doing it every year since 1958! Legend has it that the tradition started when Walt decided he wanted carolers on Main Street, and that eventually grew into an entire concert ...

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