Christmas in July

I recently saw two blog posts on the same topic…

WALT DISNEY WORLD & CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

So, I thought we’d jump in with some of our favorite photos of Christmas at Walt Disney World. One of the absolute best things about living so close to WDW is being able to wander over and enjoy

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Disney’s Backstage Safari Tour Review – 2012

We recently took the Backstage Safari tour at Animal Kingdom. We were joined by Asta and Mrs Asta, they’d never been to Animal Kingdom and this was their very first backstage tour. Disney World’s description of the tour…

The Backstage Safari tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park provides a 3-hour insider’s look at the

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Wild Africa Trek – Lunch and the end of our Trek

Safari Camp & Lunch

After two hours we were ready for a break. The break comes at a custom built safari camp that sits at the highest point on the savannah. Our safari truck pulled up to a gate that was opened and then closed behind us (have to protect us from the animals).  We

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Wild Africa Trek – Savannah Tour before Lunch

Our Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom continues…

When we left you, nick had successfully crossed the bridges and all 12 trekkers had made it to our private savannah tour vehicle. (Crossing the bridges post is here) The tour vehicle is much smaller than the big trucks used on the Kilimanjaro Safari. Our truck

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Wild Africa Trek – Crossing the Bridges

We noted in the first Wild Africa Trek post that nick was concerned about crossing the rope bridges. Nick has a fear of heights. Plus as he has gotten older he has had a couple of vertigo episodes. As we approached the first rope bridge, nick knew he would not be taking any photos WHILE

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Wild Africa Trek – Intro and Start of Trek

The Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of the newest tours at Walt Disney World. The first tours were offered on January 16, 2011. The Trek lasts 3 hours and is led by knowledgeable tour guides who also serve as your personal photographers. You get a backcountry view of the Harambe Wildlife

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Thanksgiving Day – Guest Post from Kris

Today we have something special! A Guest Post! Kris & Kevin (K2) joined us on Thanksgiving Day for all of our Adventures. Kris has beat us to the punch by writing up her impressions and thoughts. Thank you so very much for contributing!

Disney Does It Right!   

I’ve been saying that for 25 years

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Random Notes from Backstage Magic Tour

(originally posted on FrugalDinks May.19.2010)

I was cleaning out my bag last night & ran across some notes

(granted, they’re skimpy notes by my usual standards, but there wasn’t a lot of opportunity to take my usual voluminous tomes)

Electrical Energy – WDW has three power plants & they must buy more power from

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Our Backstage Magic Tour – Part 2

(originally posted on FrugalDinks May.14.2010)

Now, back to the Backstage Magic Tour.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The first thing we noticed as we drove backstage on the big cruise bus – backstage is “finished” – it looks like a hollywood studio – with good reason, it used to be a working studio.

Our first stop

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Our Backstage Magic Tour – Part 1

(originally posted on FrugalDinks May.12.2010)

Yesterday, we took the Backstage Magic Tour; this tour was focused on the four WDW theme parks and provided a glimpse of what goes on backstage to create the magic we all enjoy.

Right up front, while we enjoyed the tour – we’re big readers, I’m a particularly avid

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