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New main sponsor for Disney’s Festival of the Masters

After a number of years with Sharpie (loved those free markers) as the headline sponsor for the popular Festival of the Masters weekend, a new main sponsor is moving in. Michaels, North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, has signed on as the presenting… Read More »New main sponsor for Disney’s Festival of the Masters

Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

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Suddenly, it’s much closer to Halloween than I am ready for. How did that happen? We have a lot of decorating and spooky business left to attend to, but at least we’ve got Disneyland’s Mickey’s Halloween Party under our belt (belt not included with costume).

If you want to visit the Disneyland Resort and enjoy the event for yourself, then you need to hurry — there are only a few nights left! Also, you should know that the event requires its own ticket, but don’t fret — admission to Mickey’s Halloween Party actually allows ticket holders to enter Disneyland a few hours prior to the park closing (the Halloween event happens after the park is closed) so that they can enjoy a bit more of the magic. Most rides are open during Mickey’s Halloween Party.

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The Middle – Episode 1 & 2: Forced Family Fun

Editor: Please welcome guest author Daniel Staten who will take on the dangerous duty of reviewing ABC’s popular sit-com The Middle.

The Middle follows the Heck family. They’re an all-American, middle-class family with everyday common struggles. The show is back for season three on ABC’s Wednesday night comedy lineup. This season’s opener features a cameo by Ray Romano that reunites him with Heck family matriarch Frankie, played by Patricia Heaton.

It’s the first day of school for Axl, Sue and Brick and as Frankie and Mike usher their kids off to class, Frankie begins to reminisce about the family’s summer bonding experience, or as most of us know it, vacation. After seeing neighborhood families travel to the beach, Wisconsin, and conveniently, Walt Disney World, Frankie decides that the Heck family needs a “quick and cheap” vacation to call their own. Mike, in his gruff and earnest way suggests the family go camping. In spite of the kid’s collective groans, they pack up the car and head out.

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Disney Locks in Magical Express with great deal

Disney’s Magical Express is a key part of the resort’s plan to keep Guests located on property for their whole vacation, which puts their money in Disney’s wallets. The service is a ‘free’ (ie, it’s built into your vacation package price whether you use it… Read More »Disney Locks in Magical Express with great deal

Britney Spears brings family circus to Walt Disney World

Britney Spears poses March 5, 2009 with her two sons Preston (left) and Jayden (right) in Mickey’s Toontown Fair at the Magic Kingdom. Spears just kicked off her international “Circus” concert tour. As a young performer, one of Spears’ big breaks came as a cast… Read More »Britney Spears brings family circus to Walt Disney World