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Disney Driven Week In Review 8-30-15

  It’s the Disney Driven Week In Review! We understand that life keeps you busy, so here is a list of what you may...
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What Great Disney Photograph Continues to Elude You?

  You may have seen my previous Photo Bucket List posts for the four Walt Disney World parks (and one resort!), and I’ll have...
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There Has Been An Awakening – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Trailer Uses New Instagram Format

  STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS EXCLUSIVE LOOK USING INSTAGRAM’S NEW LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION BURBANK, CALIF.  –  Instagram announced that – in addition to square...
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Wish Upon a Shining Star Brings Magic to Sanford Boys & Girls Club

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.,  – It’s easy to spot a Disney Dreamers and Doers Shining Star – just look for the light they...
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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Celebrates 20 Delicious Years with Future World Expansion, New Marketplaces and ABC’s ‘The Chew’

  Milestone Celebration Sept. 25-Nov. 16 to Brim with Festival Firsts Across the Park (LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ) — The 20th Epcot International...
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Spaceship Earth & the Wand -Throwback Thursday

    This photo shows the EPCOT landmark, Spaceship Earth, with the Wand that was added in 2000. The wand was removed in 2007....
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Celebrate Grandparents Day with a Vacation Stay at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

  MULTIPLE GENERATIONS CAN SAVE ON A VACATION TOGETHER AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN AND DOLPHIN HOTEL WITH CONNECTING ROOM DEAL IN HONOR...
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Jacob Whitesides is Radio Disney’s Newest “N.B.T”

  JACOB WHITESIDES NAMED RADIO DISNEY’S NEWEST “NBT” (NEXT BIG THING) FEATURED ARTIST Jacob Whitesides has been named Radio Disney’s “NBT” (Next Big Thing)...
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The FORCE AWAKENS Around the World: Force Friday Schedule, Video & Infographic of Global Unboxing Event

  The Force Awakens Around the World: Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube Toy unboxing phenomenon goes live globally for the...
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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron: Get It Early on Digital September 8th!

  “Epic in every sense of the word” –  Peter Travers, Rolling Stone MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON GET IT EARLY ON DIGITAL 3D,...
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The Force is Even Stronger: Second runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Event Sprinting Toward Walt Disney World Resort in 2016

  April 14-17 event in Florida joins Star Wars-themed race at Disneyland Resort and features new Kessel Run Challenge and Dark Side Challenge LAKE...
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Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Coming to Epcot’s 20th International Food & Wine Festival

  Similar to previous Easter Egg hunts, a fun, new adventure around Epcot begins on September 25, but only while supplies last! Guests can be a...
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Watch “Descendants” Sofia Carson’s New Music Video, “Rotten to the Core”

  “DESCENDANTS” STAR SOFIA CARSON PERFORMS RETRO-SOUL VERSION OF THE MOVIE’S HIT SONG “ROTTEN TO THE CORE” IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO DEBUTING FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 ON...
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Disney Junior’s “Goldie & Bear” Coming to WATCH Disney Junior

  DISNEY JUNIOR’S “GOLDIE & BEAR,” A FAIRYTALE-INSPIRED ANIMATED SERIES, TO DEBUT ON WATCH DISNEY JUNIOR PLATFORMS BEGINNING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Disney Junior will...
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Disney Driven Week In Review 8-23-15

  It’s the Disney Driven Week In Review! We understand that life keeps you busy, so here is a list of what you may...
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Story Time Favorites with NDK 8-21-15

  **Disclaimer – I received these books for review purposes from the Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own. Story time is always...
HALLOWEEN TIME at the Disneyland Resort, Haunted Mansion Holiday

Mickey’s Halloween Party Expands to 17 Nights As Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Adds Sparkle To Halloween Time 2015

  New ‘Paint the Night’ Parade Added to Entertainment for Mickey’s Halloween Party, Joining ‘Halloween Screams’ Fireworks ANAHEIM, Calif.  – Halloween Time at the...
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Disneynature Monkey Kingdom Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack September 15, 2015

  From the Studio behind CHIMPANZEE and BEARS, comes… Narrated by Tina Fey, Own this Breathtaking Feature Film on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)...
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Humans of Disney

  I’ve come across something wonderful in my Facebook feed. The community is called Humans of Disney. I encourage you to like them. It...
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Mr. Toad and Owl – Throwback Thursday

  This is kind of a Throwback photo – and in a way it’s not, since this photo is from an attraction that still...
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Passholders! Find Out How You Can Get a Commemorative Port Wine Glass

  The 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is coming soon, from September 25 to November 16, 2015! Visit the festival on 3...
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Meet Amanda from Heavy Metalz – DISCOUNT CODE & GIVEAWAY

  I have been following the creation over at Heavy Metalz for about a year now. I have been tempted by several of these...
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The Story Continues….The Story of Disneyland Pop-Up Auction – Van Eaton Galleries

  Van Eaton Galleries “THE STORY OF DISNEYLAND” Online Pop-Up Auction  Thursday, August 20th at 7pm PST Auction items are live online, NOW!
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Disney Driven Riddle of the Month – August 2015

  Happy August, everyone! The warm weather is still in full swing as some of you continue your vacations to Walt Disney World. We...
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Disney Launches “A Million Words of Kindness” Campaign in Celebration of Digital HD/Blu-ray release of CINDERELLA

  In Celebration of the Digital HD and Blu-ray™ Release of “Cinderella,” Disney Launches THE “A Million Words of Kindness” Campaign BURBANK, CA – In celebration...
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Application Period Open for Disney Channel Storytellers, a Writer Incubator for Next Generation of Series Creators, Writers

  Veteran TV Producer Marc Warren to Oversee Program Now in its Second Year The application period has opened for Disney Channel Storytellers, a...
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How-To Home Disney Movies: 2 Ways to Edit an Attraction Sequence

  In previous articles (here and there), we discussed how to improve your Disney vacation movies in general. Now, let’s take a look at how...
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“The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” Coming to Disney Channel

  THE EPIC STORYTELLING OF DISNEY’S “THE LION KING” CONTINUES WITH “THE LION GUARD: RETURN OF THE ROAR,” A PRIMETIME TELEVISION MOVIE EVENT DEBUTING...
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Lucasfilm Teams Up with Seven Major Global Brands to Launch Expansive Promotional Campaign in Support of “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS”

  LUCASFILM TEAMS UP WITH SEVEN MAJOR GLOBAL BRANDS TO LAUNCH EXPANSIVE PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS”  COVERGIRL® & MAX FACTOR, DURACELL,...
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Photo Bucket List – Animal Kingdom Lodge and Kidani Village

  Continuing with the Photo Bucket List mini-series, I thought I’d move from the parks and into the resorts. As I’m sure you know,...
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LEGO® STAR WARS: The New Yoda Chronicles Coming to DVD

  Unleash the lighter side of the Force and share all of the action packed thrills of these interlocking, intergalactic adventures in LEGO® STAR WARS: The...
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Lucasfilm and HP Unleash Star Wars “Art Awakens” Contest

  LUCASFILM AND HP CELEBRATE STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS WITH “ART AWAKENS” PROGRAM  AMATEUR ARTISTS CAN SUBMIT STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS-INSPIRED FAN ART FOR A...
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Ring in the Holidays with Music, Memories and Magic at Walt Disney World Resort and Beyond

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Christmas cheer meets Disney magic with holiday celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line in...
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How to do a Gender Reveal at a Disney Park

  Gender reveals are big right now for any parents-to-be. If you check out any social media platform they seem to be all the...
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Applications Open for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE

  One hundred high school students to be selected for exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime educational program
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The Holidays are Here at Basin in Downtown Disney

  Earlier this week, while shopping at Target, I noticed a first sign of fall… Pumpkin cookies. I’m not ready for “all things pumpkin”...
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Bring CINDERELLA Home – Bonus Features & Special Video Clip

  I am so excited – my favorite movie this year, CINDERELLA, will be released on Blu-Ray/DVD very soon! I do not remember the...
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New Listings for Disney Channel – August 2015

      August 2015 Programming Highlights *All programming subject to change*     Friday, August 07 Original Series – Episode Premiere BUNK’D “Gone...
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New Listings for Disney Junior – August 2015

    August 2015 Programming Highlights *All programming subject to change* **Episodes premiere on the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel Unless Otherwise Stated**...
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New Listings for Disney XD – August 2015

    August 2015 Programming Highlights All programming subject to change   Sunday, August 2 Original Series – Episode Premiere Marvel’s Avengers Assemble “Avengers...
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Eat to the Beat of Top Pop Bands during 20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

  22 ‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Acts Perform Sept. 25-Nov. 16 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Four new Eat to the Beat musical...
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“Pickle and Peanut,” Coming to Disney XD September 7, 2015

   AN ANIMATED BUDDY-COMEDY SERIES STARRING JON HEDER AND JOHNNY PEMBERTON, PREMIERES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 ON DISNEY XD – Premiere Episode Available on Tuesday, September 1 on...
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Autumn 2015 at Walt Disney World Resort is Filled with Festival Treats, Ghoulish Greets, and Festive Fall Festivities

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Autumn is a spectacular (and innocently spooky) time at Walt Disney World Resort, marked by festivals, special events and...
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Disney Channel Hosts First Ever Online Casting Call

  ONLINE CASTING CALL TO BE HELD BY DISNEY CHANNEL AND DISNEY XD SERIES AND MOVIE CASTING DIRECTORS
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Disney Parks Wedding Favor: Roaring Forks – Magic Cookie Bar

When planning a wedding, the true Disney geek will want to include the fandom in their big day. Don’t want to wear Mickey ears or a...
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Disney/Pixar’s CARS Pop! Vinyls

  If it’s something Disney/Pixar Cars related, chances are pretty good it’s going to be added to my collection. Since my Cars Collecting started...
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Surprise Your Little One with a Walt Disney World Vacation This Fall

  Kid-Size Package for Preschool Families available for select 2015 dates LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Disney makes little dreams come true in big...
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A Disney Inspired Name Game for Any Parents-to-Be

  One of the most exciting things to do as parents-to-be is playing the name game. Do you go with a classic or unique...
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20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Announces Future World Marketplace Expansion

  Milestone Celebration Sept. 25-Nov. 16 to Offer New Tastings and Premium Events; Event Bookings Will Begin July 30 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  – Walt...
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Photo Bucket List

  This post covers my Disney’s Animal Kingdom Photo Bucket List, which goes along with my posts about Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios lists. Like...
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Star Wars REBELS: Complete Season One Release on Blu-Ray/DVD

  A Spark of Rebellion Ignites the Galaxy in Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One!       On Blu-ray™ and DVD September 1, 2015 BURBANK,...
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Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic – ORLANDO Presale Starts Now!

  TICKETS FOR DISNEY ON ICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF MAGIC PRESENTED BY STONYFIELD YOKIDS ORGANIC YOGURT ON SALE  JUNE 16, IN ORLANDO ORLANDO, Fla.  —...
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Hollywood Studios Photo Bucket List

  If you read my posts outlining my Magic Kingdom and EPCOT Photo Bucket Lists, you know I’m working on getting my Disney photography...
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On-Ride Videos with Magic Bands

With a group of friends, my family and I went on a two week trip to Walt Disney World in April-May. For the first time,...
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20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Celebrates Two Delicious Decades Sept. 25-Nov. 16, 2015

  Milestone Celebration Queues Up New Tastings and Events LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – A global culinary journey celebrating 20 delicious years of the...
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Passholders: runDisney Early Registration Dates You Need to Add to Your Calendar

  When you runDisney, you’re part of the magic on spectacular runs through Disney theme parks—some of the most amazing courses on earth! You’ll...
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My EPCOT Photo Bucket List

  If you read my post outlining my Magic Kingdom Photo Bucket List, you know I’m trying to be a little more organized in...
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Why I Do NOT runDisney (or, How Am I Signed Up For TWO 5ks?) – The Neurotic Tales

  I am not a runner. Way back in the day, like before-children-back-in-the-day, I used to run, and I enjoyed it. Then I had...
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2015-2016 runDisney race registration and event dates

  Hi friends! Are you looking to run a runDisney race this year or next? Here’s all the dates you need to know for...
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The Disney Driven Life Needs Your Help!

  Calling all Etsy shop owners, small businesses, and anyone who wants to help! The Disney Driven Life needs your help! Every month, the...
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What Makes You an NDP – Sharing Saturdays

Have you seen this video? I could not have stumbled upon this video at a more appropriate time! As I was writing this post...