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Owen Pope house at Disneyland – photos

As part of the expansion into Star Wars Land, Disneyland is removing several backstage buildings, support offices, and so-called “temporary” structures. Part of this is the Circle-D Corral, which is the backstage facility used since 1955 to house the horses and ponies needed onstage at Disneyland. And the main person responsible for those animals, Owen…

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Monster Jam comes to Orlando Saturday

Coming this Saturday to Orlando’s Citrus Bowl is Monster Jam, a monster truck “rally”, race, and stunt competition in a stadium setting. We were invited to preview the event last weekend in Tampa; today’s photos are from that event. If you’ve not been before, you can consider the event consisting of a few distinct phases.…

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Book Review: Going to Disneyland

Every so often, a book crosses your path that just blows you away, and this new “for kids” guide to Disneyland is one of those. From the moment the cover graces your eyes, you’ll be sucked in and fully convinced. But don’t take my word for it. Have a look: My eye was drawn to…

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Brickworld LEGO event delivers the goods

Imagine a conventions of sorts, where LEGO clubs from around the country gather to show off what’s they’ve built. There would be a couple dozen large table displays, many with scenes rather than individual creations. One very large central display would show much of Tampa. Add it all together, and it’s roughly the size of…