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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: 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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Our Disney Vacation 2K17

Like many Americans- 70 percent according to AAA- the Haas family takes at least one vacation every year.  Being a lifelong Disney fan, or rather obsessed- the question we asked ourselves almost every year since we married back in 2001 was "When would be a good time to go to Disney World?" One might be surprised that it took… Continue reading Our Disney Vacation 2K17