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Disney Driven Week In Review 5-3-15

  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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Marvel AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON – My NDM Review

  I have never seen a Marvel Avengers movie. Yes, I live under a rock. When I was invited to a special screening of...
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“May the Fourth Be With You” Celebration at Disney Stores!

  To celebrate Star Wars Day, Disney Store will offer 30% off the entire Star Wars assortment both in-store and online starting May 1,...
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New Listings for Disney Channel – May 2015

    May 2015 Programming Highlights *All programming subject to change*     Sunday, May 03 Original Series – Episode Premiere Austin & Ally...
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Our First Drive to WDW: The Way Down

  Last year when I was looking for a good time to plan our annual trip to WDW, we saw that our school’s vacation week...
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Japanese Candy Art – Throwback Thursday

    Miyuki is an Ame Zaiku artist that performed at the Japan Pavilion inside Epcot’s World Showcase. This photo was taken in 2012. Her last performance was...
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Backstage at 2015 RDMA’s: Minnie’s Music Lounge

  Disney Consumer Products hosted Minnie’s Music Lounge backstage at the Radio Disney Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live this past Saturday. Young...
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Enjoying Quick Service Meals with Food Allergies

  Eating while at Walt Disney World is one of the most enjoyable things to do while vacationing there. Even if you, like me,...
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Disney XD Orders Second Season of “Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”

  – Returning Star-Studded Voice Cast Includes Thomas Middleditch, Adam DeVine, Alfred Molina and Larry Wilmore – Disney XD has ordered a second season of...
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#DWTS: Eras Night – Week 7 Recap

  Woo Hoo!  It is Era Night and it began with a beautiful jazz number. With all of the pro dancers in tuxedos and...
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MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Disneyland Fan Event

  Over 300 fans dressed as their favorite Avengers visited Disneyland and met Captain America, Thor and Hawkeye before attending a special advance screening...
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FROZEN to Make Television Debut in 2016

  Disney has announced that “FROZEN” will make its television debut across all Disney networks in 2016. I really do not know who, at...
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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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FREE Dining is Back!

  Being a Walt Disney World local does have a few downsides. We have Annual Passes, but because we are locals, we would have no need...
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Radio Disney Music Award Winners (and how to watch if you missed it!)

  ARIANA GRANDE, FIFTH HARMONY AND BECKY G ARE TOP WINNERS AT THE 2015 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony and Becky...
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Disney Driven Week In Review 4-26-15

  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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DisneyNature’s Monkey Kingdom Supports Conservation International

     DISNEYNATURE’S BIG-SCREEN ADVENTURE “MONKEY KINGDOM” SUPPORTS CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL AND ITS EFFORTS TO PROTECT MONKEYS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES ACROSS SRI LANKA, CAMBODIA, AND...
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Mother’s Day – The Disney Way

  Now that finally the last of the snow has melted away I can finally start thinking about flowers. Not planting them. Oh no....
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Fangirls, Assemble! Her Universe Releases New Avengers Fashions

  Her Universe, Marvel and Hot Topic Team Up for New Avengers Fashion Collection Exclusive Collection Features Designs by Winners of the Her Universe...
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#DWTS: A Perfect Ten – 10th Anniversary Special

  “DANCING WITH THE STARS” CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF BALLROOM DANCING, SEQUINS AND SPRAY TANS AND MORE ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL,” ON...
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Walt Disney World Bus Fleet Makes the Switch to Renewable Diesel

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – This Earth Day, Walt Disney World Resort turns the key on a new initiative to convert the buses that...
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A Magical Sea Serpent – Throwback Thursday

  A recent trip to Magic Kingdom inspired me to find this photo for this week’s Throwback Thursday. The sea serpent has been in...
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LIVE with Kelly & Michael Visits Disneyland for 60th

  “LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL” TRAVELS TO CALIFORNIA FOR DISNEYLAND RESORT 60TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND CELEBRATION A Week of Broadcasts Will Originate from Disneyland Park, Airing...
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Saving Money Sailing with Disney Cruise Line

  We’ve been visitors to the Disney Parks since 1998 and will never stop going. Raising an autistic teen who loves Disney is a...
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NEW Marvel AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Merchandise & More!

  With less than one month until the highly anticipated Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron arriving in theaters, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) and Marvel have an...
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#DWTS: Spring Break Night – Week 6 Recap

  It was Spring Break Night on DWTS!   We are now past the halfway point and the competition is getting serious! The evening started...
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Disability Access Service (DAS) Card Going Digital?

  Today, this article from Kenny the Pirate was released. It announces the beginning of the Disability Access Service (DAS) moving to a digital...
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Do You Have a Bucket List of Disney Photographs?

  Except for last year, I had a completely unplanned approach to all of my Walt Disney World trip photography. Even last year’s trip...
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60 Amazing Facts about Disneyland Resort For the Diamond Celebration of 60 Magical Years

  A rich tradition of innovation and storytelling will be on stage for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, beginning May 22, 2015. Three electrifying...
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Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” is Headed to Cannes

  DISNEY•PIXAR’S “INSIDE OUT” TO MAKE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT 2015 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
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Disney Driven Week In Review 4-19-15

  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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Monkey Kingdom – Disneynature’s Newest Hit

  As a homeschooling family, we view a lot of documentaries. NDK enjoys them, but sometimes, they can be a little too slow for...
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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – New Trailer and Images

  Yesterday in Anaheim, California, J.J. Abrams (writer/director/producer) and Kathleen Kennedy (producer) kicked off Star Wars Celebration with an exclusive new look at STAR WARS: THE FORCE...
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STAR WARS Emojis on Twitter – #C3PO #Stormtrooper #BB8

  Starting today, Twitter users will have even more ways to  express their excitement and celebrate their favorite pop-culture phenomenon with exclusive new Twitter #StarWarsEmojis....
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Disney Driven Riddle of the Month – April 2015

  The Disney Driven Riddle of the Month is proud to be the sponsor for the month of April! Please be sure to enter the...
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My Easter Minnie

  Have you even been truly surprised by a gift or an action? My DH (who tolerates but doesn’t quite understand my Disney obsession)...
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Breaking News: Disney and Dr. Who – Worlds Collide

  BBC‘S ICONIC SCI-FI DRAMA “DOCTOR WHO” TO PREMIERE ON DISNEY XD BEGINNING MAY 9 – Starring David Tennant, Seasons Two Through Four of the...
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Alice In Wonderland – Family Adventure Movie Night

  Disney Movie Nights – they are just traditional. They usually involve pj’s, favorite snacks, blankets & stuffed friends. But, in changing times, there...
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Disney People vs. Non-Disney People Part 2

  In part one of this series I talked about growing up loving all things Disney and how I thought I was the only...
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Top 25 Ways to Enjoy WDW when Flying Solo

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – If visiting Walt Disney World Resort solo never crossed your mind, think again. There are myriad ways to...
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Star Wars Weekends ’15 Line-Up Announced #SWW15

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Beginning May 15, 2015, the Force returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios as Star Wars Weekends combines the fun...
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To drive or to fly?

  When heading down to Walt Disney World, do you drive or do you fly? That is the question. Before we had our son,...
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Cool Thrills and New Entertainment Await Guests as the Fun Heats Up at Walt Disney World Resort during the “Coolest Summer Ever”

  It’s just the perfect time to start planning your Disney summer vacation. And what better way to celebrate than by having the “Coolest...
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A Conservative Traditionalist’s View – The Neurotic Tales

  Since kick off, I have not been a fan of the Festival of Fantasy parade in Magic Kingdom. There. I said it. Online,...
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“Disney Social Media Moms On-The-Road” Announcement!

  Everyone wants pixie dusted emails. If only you could email glitter, right – or maybe not? It is that pixie dusted time of year...
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Mom, Dad I’m Going to Disney World! A Disney Graduation Story

  “Mom, Dad… I‘m going to Disney World!” It’s a chant heard throughout college graduations and NFL stars after Super Bowl wins alike. While...
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Disney Side Parties – The Gang’s All Here! *Ultimate Party Link Up*

  The term “Disney Side” has become a popular trend in the past few years. According to the official “Show Your Disney Side” website:...
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INSIDE OUT – New Trailer & Poster Released

  *Tune in to ELLEN today for the cast show with Amy Poehler & Bill Hader—the voices of Joy and Fear—to check out the broadcast debut...
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Magic Kingdom for Young Adults

  Hey kids guess where we’re going? We’re going to Disney World! Do your children dance and scream for joy? Do your children gasp...
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The Neurotic Tales – We are Disney

  “The Neurotic Tales” is a series of real-life moments in the life of a Neurotic Disney Mom. Growing up with Disney in her...
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D23 Brings Disney Magic to Fans Across the Country in 2015

  The Official Disney Fan Club Will Hold Events for Members in San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and other...
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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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Disneyland Announces Diamond 60th Celebration

  Nighttime Celebration Like None Before Will Light up the Resort with a Glittering Parade, Street-to-Sky Fireworks Show and a Fun-filled ‘World of Color’...
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SoCal Residents – Special “#Frozen Fun” Disneyland Ticket Offer!!

  New ‘Frozen’ Experiences Brighten the Winter Months at Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Parks ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Disneyland Resort kicks off 2015...
Imagine the colors, scents and boundless activity of a village marketplace in Africa. That sensory scene is coming to DisneyÕs Animal Kingdom with a spring 2015 opening planned for Africa Marketplace Ð a new shopping and dining option for park-goers in Harambe, the village anchoring the Africa section of the park.ÊOne highlight of the new space will be Harambe Marketplace, a new quick-service food and beverage location offering street-inspired dishes from walk-up windows. Guests will find plenty of shady places to relax and eat. For their convenience, the new space also will open up a new pathway from Africa to Bradley Falls and the Asia section of the park.ÊTogether with the new Harambe Theatre housing ÒThe Festival of the Lion King,Ó the addition of Africa Marketplace will double the size of the original Harambe Village. Paired with previously-announced projects throughout the park, DisneyÕs Animal Kingdom is undergoing the largest expansion in its history. (Disney)

New Adventures in Store For Walt Disney World in 2015!

  Planning on visiting Walt Disney World in 2015? I found this press release* with all sorts of new adventures for Walt Disney World this...
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Epcot’s “Flower Power” Concert Series Changes To “Garden Rocks” In 2015

  Springtime is almost here – and that can only mean one thing… Epcot’s 22nd Annual International Flower & Garden Festival!
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The Discover Disney Ticket Offers Florida Residents Special Value at Walt Disney World Resort

  Experience the new and the nostalgic with three- and four-day special pricing until early summer
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Top 10 Foods at Walt Disney Resort

  What are the most popular, go-to tastes at Disney? Everyone has their favorite, but Walt Disney World News has released this list of...
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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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Star Wars Rebels Ultimate Fan Guide

  If you are a Star Wars fan, then you know that the new animated series, Star Wars Rebels premieres TONIGHT (October 13, 2014)...
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Star Wars Rebels *FREE* PRINTABLES

  Here are free Star Wars Rebels printables to use with your NDKs! Be sure to see our Ultimate Fan Guide, too!  
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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...