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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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DHS side entrance closed (pics)

The lesser-used “side” entrance to the Main Gate of Disney’s Hollywood Studios has closed without warning. This walkway was commonly used by locals and other frequent visitors who knew that waiting for a tram in this parking lot was often a longer process than simply walking. And if walking, the side pathway was a more…

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River Country, as seen rotting in 2011

This week Disney has filled in the main pool of River Country – the ol’ swimmin’ hole – most likely in response to the creeping incursion of Zika into Florida (though admittedly there have always been mosquitoes and they should have done this a long time ago). On this occasion, we look back. I never…