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History of Mickey Mouse — Infographic

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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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The never ending adventures of Pinocchio

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The original tale of Pinocchio, the wooden boy whose adventures are familiar from the Walt Disney film, was censored in the same way as translations of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Today’s audiences are less sensitive, so can we look forward to a no-holds-barred portrayal of the badly behaved puppet?

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D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

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

The Tiki Chick

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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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Musings of a Mouseketeer Mama

My family took a trip to Walt Disney World over Thanksgiving, and we took advantage of Disney’s new PhotoPass+ services.  I have been using the regular PhotoPass for years, and was excited to try out the upgrade.

For those that are unfamiliar, the new PhotoPass+ product includes select dining and attraction photos.  I thought we would wind up with a few more attraction photos than we did, but my little guy was pretty stuck on Buzz Lightyear and we wound up only riding a handful of attractions that take photos.  A summer trip would probably warrant more attraction photos, so I look forward to taking full advantage in the future.  The restaurant photos were actually printed and given to us, rather than being loaded to the PhotoPass+ card.  I’m not sure if this was the way it was supposed to go down, as the Cast Member in charge of pictures…

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Sunday Funnies: Saturday Night Live and the Real Housewives of Disney

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Booster Pack Pics

Your thoughts? Have you played? Collect?

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I wanted to share some photos of the home game portion included in the booster packs.  Here you’ll find all four gameboards, rules, spell card checklist, key card & game tokens.  I have yet to soak in all the knowledge that is the home game.  So for now you’ll simply have to enjoy the photos!  We’ll be back Monday with a recap of today’s events and a more in depth look at the booster packs and home game!

UPDATE:  Here’s one more pic : )

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