The Educated Mouse

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Last week, I received my latest video from the Disney Movie ClubThe Good Dinosaur in 3-D. Not only do I love the story line and characters (Spot is my favorite), but this animated masterpiece is so incredible in 3-D! After I finished watching the movie and removed my glasses, I thought about all of the wonderful opportunities guests have to learn about Dinosaurs at Walt Disney World.
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isney’s connection to U.S. presidents first started at the 1964 World’s Fair when Walt Disney introduced Audio-Animatronics through an Abraham Lincoln exhibit. Since that time, every U.S. President  has visited a Disney resort property at some point in their lifetime except for Lyndon B. Johnson. Many of these presidents have held events on Disney property and have even visited the parks.

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In March of 2014, we were devastated to hear the news that the Polynesian Village Resort would be dismantling the lobby that has stood since Disney World’s opening in 1971.  The centerpiece waterfall with beautiful tropical plants remained one of our favorite places to visit over the years.  When entering the lobby, the sound of the water cascading over the rocks and “the smell” were vivid and remained etched in our memory until our next visit. Continue reading

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is well known for being the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’.  There is no happier time than spending the holidays at Disney.  Of course Walt Disney World is all aglow during Christmastime, but no more magical time exists at the Magic Kingdom than during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. We try to attend at least every other year, but we would love to go every year! Continue reading

You don’t have to travel to Louisiana to discover the architecture and flora of the French Quarter.  Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort will take you to the “Crescent City” in the middle of Central Florida.  From the moment guests pull into the gates of Port Orleans French Quarter, they are surrounded with beautifully kept grounds where colorful blooms abound. Continue reading