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"My World" by Chad Smith

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

So, as a committed Disney fan and lover of Walt Disney World, I often dream of Disney. When you’re sitting at work and things get a little stressful, you have those moments where your mind escapes. Where does it go to? Spaceship Earth at Epcot? The castle at the Kingdom? For a drop on the [...]

Windows of the World – Part II by Chuck Mirarchi

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Continuing our detailed coverage of the names behind the windows on down Main Street U.S.A. from Part I, we’re still heading down the western side of the street, about half-way up towards the castle. Right after Cecil Robinson’s name is: JACK LINDQUIST Jack Lindquist’s window reads Peterson Travel Agency / Reservations by Cable Anywhere in [...]

Hoop Dee History by Chuck Mirarchi

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

When thinking about a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, there are almost as many planning strategies as there are attractions.  But in addition to planning your schedule around attractions, shows, and parades, many guests also plan their days with an eye to meals and dinner shows. Having presented over 35,000 performances to more [...]

Windows of the World – Part I by Chuck Mirarchi

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Whether you approach The Magic Kingdom by monorail, boat, bus, or on foot, the sight of the train station and what waits just beyond it always brings a smile to even the most seasoned of park travelers. Part of the magic (and genius) to the design of the Magic Kingdom, as well each of the [...]

A History of the Main Street Electrical Parade by Chuck Mirarchi

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

From hotels to restaurants, parks and attractions, parades and special events; everyone has their favorite.  Every time they eat at a particular restaurant, stay in the same hotel, ride the same ride or see the same parade – it’s like it’s for the first time.  One of those is the Main Street Electrical Parade. At [...]

"A Contemporary Classic" by Chuck Mirarchi

Friday, January 29th, 2010

When one uses the words landmark and iconic, they typically refer to objects and places that are instantly recognizable by virtually everyone, anywhere on the planet.  These words can easily be applied to things like the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, and the Taj Mahal. But for a theme park and resort complex?  Never… [...]

"Curtains Up and Napkins Out" by Chuck Mirarchi

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

When people make their plans to visit Walt Disney World®, one of the first things they look forward to is making their dining reservations. Currently you are able to make your reservations 180 days from your arrival. The first thing many people do is book reservations at the character buffets and at some of the [...]

Buy or Pass on the Annual Pass? by Chuck Mirarchi

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

People have always had one question for Walt Disney World’s Guest Relations over the years when it comes to buying tickets, “Is it worth getting an annual pass?”. The answer is yes… and no. Trying to figure out if you should buy an annual pass might be best represented by a flow chart, because after [...]

"Last Stop New York, New York" by Chuck Mirarchi

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Beginning in Los Angeles and traveling to 36 states and making 40 stops across the U.S., the Christmas Carol Train, part of a major promotion by the Walt Disney Studios for its upcoming film Disney’s A Christmas Carol, made its final stop this past weekend in New York City.

"Closed for Your Future Enjoyment" by Chuck Mirarchi

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

For regular guests and frequent visitors alike, there is nothing worse than heading down to the Walt Disney WorldResort only to find your favorite attraction or restaurant is closed for refurbishment. For those unfamiliar with the term, a refurbishment is when something is closed for an extended period of time for extensive repairs or remodeling. [...]

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