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Review: “Going to Magic Kingdom” illustrated book

Author/illustrator Shannon Laskey, a California resident, has written a couple of amazing books about Disneyland and DCA. Called “Going to” guides, they specialize in tours of the parks done with kid-friendly full-color illustrations. There’s a disarming style here that is endearing for just about every audience–certainly including adult Disney fans!–and the books are a delight…

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Van Eaton Galleries: Remembering Disneyland book

Three times now, the private Van Eaton Galleries has hosted auctions for Disneyland memorabilia. Today is the third one, called Remembering Disneyland. It’s become quite the cottage industry for this auction house. Each time, the auction was accompanied by an exhibition. Since I don’t live in California any more, I haven’t attended. But fortunately, they…

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Christmas 2017 at Gaylord Palms

Every year the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida, goes all out for their Christmas offerings and this year is even bigger than ever. There are still the old, and favorite, attractions but there are also new events and attractions for this year. New this year is the JOYFUL Atrium Light Show.…

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Attractioneering: T-shirts and Disney-style pins with a twist

My good friends Steve Fox and Carise Pernell have launched a business selling t-shirts and lapel pins (similar to official Disney trading pins) that use wry humor, clean and fun designs, and wit. The combination is irresistible eye-catching stuff. I think they are designed to get people’s attention while you wander the parks, and each…