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Reopening the Happiest Place on Earth

In a sure sign that life is slowly returning to what used to be normal, Disneyland and California Adventure parks will be reopening on April 30, 2021. This is a huge for Anaheim and Orange County, as the parks' closure over the past year has cost the Disney company an estimated 2.4 billion dollars in… Continue reading Reopening the Happiest Place on Earth

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Disney 2K17: Animal Kingdom and Souvenir Shopping on the Cheaper

Hello everyone! This is the fifth and final post in my Disney vacay 2K17 series. Our last full day in Orlando was spent exploring Disney's Animal Kingdom. This park was, in its own way, a fun experience. This park was very different from what I typically think of as 'Disney.' Animal Kingdom was part amusement… Continue reading Disney 2K17: Animal Kingdom and Souvenir Shopping on the Cheaper

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Disney 2K17: EPCOT and the Not-So-Hidden Mickey

The view from the World Showcase Greetings from beautiful Pasadena, where I write not from a cute coffee shop, but from a jury assembly room. The great thing about this is that I can continue with the fourth post in my Disney 2K17 Vacay series in relative quiet, though without a macchiato. Today's focus is… Continue reading Disney 2K17: EPCOT and the Not-So-Hidden Mickey

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Disney 2K17: Magic Kingdom vs. Disneyland

I could call this continuation of my Disney 2K17 Vacay series 'California versus Florida.'  After considering how I would write this article, I decided to share how our family thought about our experience over our two days at Magic Kingdom: a comparison of "our" Anaheim, California park to Orlando, Florida's. Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort is… Continue reading Disney 2K17: Magic Kingdom vs. Disneyland

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Disney 2K17 Travel Day and Tips for Travel with Kids

We took off for our week-long Disney vacation in mid-July.  Dressing for the trip was relatively easy, as we were going from one hot, sunny clime to another.  We packed two umbrellas in our hand luggage in case it was raining when we arrived in Orlando as is typical during the summer season. The boys… Continue reading Disney 2K17 Travel Day and Tips for Travel with Kids