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History of Mickey Mouse — Infographic

What do you think?

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I am not shy at all to admit that I am in love with a mouse.  I have always adored Mickey and millions of other around the world have as well — so much so that he has become instantly recognizable in every corner of the globe and a part of many cultures. But how did our hero rise from his humble beginnings as a replacement for Walt Disney’s lost character of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to the superstar he is now?  Today’s inforgraphic traces his history and evolution from his “birth” in 1928 to present. [VIA]

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World Secrets: Jellyrolls Dueling piano bar near Disney’s Boardwalk Resort

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Our latest edition to our World Secrets Series is taking us to Jellyrolls! This adult-oriented facility provides a noisy – yet very FUN retreat for the 21 and up crowd.   Jellyrolls  is named after Jelly Roll Morton, a legendary jazz pianist, not a desssert. His real name was Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe – but that probably wouldn’t fit on the marquee quite as well.

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Depending on where you start out on Disney property,  you can get to Jellyrolls Piano Bar by boat, a bus, or even on foot. More on that later.

So what’s Jellyrolls like?  Well, it reminded me of Howl at the Moon, which is a similar piano bar located here in Orlando, and in 15 other locations across the country. What makes this different is it is at Disney, perhaps the only place in the world where you will hear a gritty-voiced piano man sing a song…

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D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

How fun would it be to spend time looking at these things?

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For the past several months, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley has been hosting Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, presented by D23. This exhibition is truly a must-visit for any Disney geek and it runs through April 30, 2013.

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For me, one of the most exciting displays was the three prop storybooks that open at the beginning of “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White” and “Cinderella” to introduce each of the films. They’re so iconic, it was a thrill to see them in person.

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Also impressive was the re-creation of Walt’s formal office at the Burbank studios, including his actual desk and personal items like Norman Rockwell sketches of his daughters.

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According to the information card, songwriter Richard Sherman — co-composer of “The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room” with his brother Robert B. Sherman — would often play “Feed the Birds” (Walt’s favorite song from…

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Disney Villains Varnish Collection

What do you think of the Villains Designer Collection?

A Sparkling Finish

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Last year, Disney released their Villains Designer collection, a beautiful set of collectible dolls, each limited to 13,000. The six in the collection are Maleficent, Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, Queen of Hearts, Ursula and Mother Gothel. I was lucky enough to receive the Maleficent doll as a Christmas present from two of my friends, and yesterday I picked up Mother Gothel, which was half price in the sale. Ursula and Queen of Hearts are also still available online for half price (I’m very tempted with the Queen of Hearts!)

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Anyway, there is a few other things available in the villains collection, an eyeshadow palette, notepads, mugs etc, and nail polish. I spotted the nail polish in the sale, £5.99, reduced from £20, for 6 15ml polishes. Being a Disney/polish addict, I couldn’t resist! The only thing that put me off a little was that the Ursula polish in every…

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