Oct 172012
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

 

Q. We’re in the middle of our planning for our every-two-years Christmas vacation at Disney World soon, and I was wondering what the schedule for December is yet?  What we want to know about specifically are the dates for special outside-the-parks events, such as the Pop Warner competitions and taping for the televised Christmas parades.  Can you help us?  Thanks, and love your column! (Submitted by Joyce D.)

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Jun 272012
 

By: Teresa Pitman

Did you know that Walt’s last vacation before he passed away was in Canada? He clearly had some affection for his northern neighbours (yes, that’s neighbours with a “u”) and the feeling is returned: Walt Disney World is a top vacation destination for Canadian families.  In fact, a recent Toronto Star survey ranked it as the number two choice.

I’m one Canadian who has fallen in love with Walt Disney World. My family’s connection with WDW was strengthened a couple of years ago when my two youngest sons both worked in the Canadian Pavilion through Disney’s International Program. Both met lovely Canadian girls while they were there and are now engaged – the best kind of souvenir!

For Canadians, much of the planning for a Disney vacation is about how to get there: drive, fly from a Canadian airport, or fly from a US airport. I’ll skip that discussion for today, and offer you a Canadian perspective on some aspects of WDW.

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Jun 132012
 

By Kristi Letsinger

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If you haven’t tried the Port Orleans French Quarter resort at Walt Disney World, you should.  This resort is peaceful, beautifully landscaped, and very subtly Disney.  Disney has such an awesome attention to detail and it shows at the French Quarter.

 I recently had the opportunity to stay with my family at this resort.  This was my third time staying; however, my family had never been there.

While planning this family trip, including my 75 year old father, we toyed with the idea of staying in a value, a deluxe, and then finally settled on the French Quarter.  I knew that it would be perfect for not only the kids but also the adults.

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May 162012
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

 

Q. Hi!  We’re planning on going to WDW in early November and possibly attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  How much are the tickets this year?  What are some can’t-miss things to see and do around this time?  (Submitted by Bernadette N.)

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May 162012
 

By Rikki Niblett
Random useless commentary by Chris Johnson

 

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Every year in May/June Walt Disney World holds Star Wars Weekends, celebrating all that is included in the Star Wars Universe.  This event takes place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Friday, Saturday and Sunday during those weekends.

I know that I’m in the minority as I am not a Star Wars fan.  Well, I guess I can’t actually say that. Someone can really only say that if they’ve seen the Star Wars movies…and seeing as how I have NOT…saying I’m not a fan isn’t really accurate.  I’m pretty much indifferent to the whole Star Wars saga.

She is breaking my geek heart. Really? You haven’t seen ANY of them? How is that possible? I thought they were required viewing in most school systems by now.  

Yet for some strange reason, I would like to experience a Star Wars Weekend at some point in my life.  From everything I’ve heard about this event, it seems like it would be something to experience, kind of like how a person should attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at least once.

So what is it that would draw in someone like me (or maybe you) who’s never been into Star Wars?  (Or in my case, someone who’s never watched the movies?)

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