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A 5-year old conquers the Hollywood Tower of Terror on Day 2 in orlando


Our second day in Orlando for our Holiday vacation took us to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Although we have been to this theme park a couple of times as a family, this would be the first time that both our son and daughter would be able to enjoy most of the “big kid” rides. Emphasis on most! more
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Breakfast with the Grinch and a visit to Universal Studios Orlando


The Sitzman family (cousins of Eileen's) from snowy Golden, Co., decided to let someone else decorate the tree this year and headed for Orlando, Fl. First stop: Universal Orlando and Breakfast with the Grinch! more
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Plenty to do (and eat) on a day at sea with Disney


DAY THREE -- Our first day at sea and there is so much to do! We can go to a lecture about Malta where we will be tomorrow, play Bingo or go to a cooking demonstration, learn napkin folding or Origami. more
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New survey: the most enduring memories come from family vacations


Disney gets it. They’ve just announced the creation of a special website where you can share your Disney memories and view those of other vacationers (maybe you’ll laugh, maybe you’ll pick up a park-going tip). more
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DAY SIX: Welcome to Hawaii, Mickey!


This is Disney’s first foray into Hawaii and is designed so that families vacation here in a new way, promises Djuan Rivers, Vice President of the new resort as he leads me on a hard hat tour. more
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Grown Ups Have as Much Fun Aboard the Disney Magic as the Kids


In just one day at sea, you could go from a sommelier selection tasting at 12:30 to a martini tasting at 2:30 and the mixology seminar at three. At four there’s a tequila seminar and at 10:30 a cognac tasting, followed by adult versions of onboard entertainment — comedians, magicians, musicians. more
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Last day on Disney Magic — no one is Grumpy or Sleepy


As we near the end of our 11 day voyage, I’m more convinced more than ever that there can’t be an easier way to introduce children to new cultures and new places. There’s no packing and unpacking every day, no navigating unfamiliar cities with bored kids, no trying to find them something they’ll eat on a menu in a foreign language. more
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Celebrating with the little general in Corsica


The Disney Magic is at Ajaccio Corsica on Napoleon Bonaparte’s Birthday- August 15. So there will be fireworks, music and plenty of celebrating. more
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Pasta making in Tuscany


We’re at a restored picture-perfect farmhouse up in the hills of Lucca on the vineyard and olive groves that are owned by Piero Tartagini and Francesca Pardini, taking a cooking lesson from Zeela Rubenstein and her husband Mauro Gehigani more
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A massive kitchen at sea


The 120 cooks, 48 stewards and 10 storekeepers on board the Disney Magic aim to make sure you’re not. How much weight you’ll gain is another story. more
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