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Jul 9, 2015
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A rainy hike up to a Norwegian fjord country farm


Hike in the rain to farm atop Geiranger
We’re at Westeras Farm, which has been in the Westeraas family since the 17th Century, with the Adventures by Disney group touring Norway more
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Day five in Norway — trout fishing and glacier gazing


Sara Sofia (far right) pulling fish out of a net in Norway
Fresh trout for lunch? Of course you have to catch them first. And drive two and a half hours on roads with hairpin turns, the fog so thick at times you can barely see in front of you. Good thing I’m not driving! more
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Riding the roads in Norway’s Western Fjord region


Borgund Stave Church dates to 1180
A day on road with a new Adventures by Disney tour, passing a lot of the sites that inspired the hit movie Frozen —the fjords, the glaciers, the small villages and of course Norway’s famous Stave Churches more
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Day 3 in Norway — Not your ordinary Splash Mountains


Huldra doll (center)
No we’re not at Disneyland or Disney World. We’re actually in Norway exploring the famous West Norwegian Fjords with Adventures by Disney and I’ve counted at least 18 waterfalls more
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Day 2 in Norway – rafting and exploring the Western Fjord region


Rafting on the Stranda River in Voss Norway
We are on the second day of an Adventures by Disney new itinerary designed to show guests not only the glorious fjords and small farming villages of Norway but to explain the inspiration behind the hit film Frozen. more
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A weeklong tour of Norway’s “Frozen” country with Adventures by Disney


Historic Bergen - inspiration for movie Frozen
I couldn’t have asked for better after arriving in Bergen, Norway this morning to join a new Adventures by Disney tour of this beautiful but sparsely populated country. more
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America


The Kid's Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know more
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Families making the most of Disney World with new technology


With the introduction of MyMagic+ to Walt Disney World Resort, guests are finding the key to unlocking all the magic is the MagicBand
Even the glitteriest magic wand won’t cut it at Walt Disney World these days. But wave a MagicBand and see what happens. more
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Disney unveiling bigger Fantasyland and Dwarfs’ Mine Train


Seven Dwarfs Runaway Mine Train
Walt Disney World’s newest attraction—the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train—set to open May 28—is to become the centerpiece of the New Fantasyland area at the Magic Kingdom. more
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It’s a Small World: Entertaining families for 50 years!


Its a Small World
“It’s a Small World” has been entertaining and inspiring millions over the past 50 years since it was first premiered at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City more
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