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Monday Morning Distraction.

Quick little round-up of the latest Disney news:

Goodings, one of the closest grocery stores to Walt Disney World, is likely going to close.  In the last few years the market was run-down, yet prices remained sky high.  Nonetheless, some park goers consider a trip to  Goodings to be part of the Disney experience.  I hope their employees, whom I always found to be helpful and friendly, find new jobs soon.

Lisa from Chip and Co on training your baby for his trip to Disney World.   No, this doesn’t involve giving your baby Mickey bars.  Okay, maybe just a little.

Zannaland has a reivew of Chad Denver Emerson’s new book about Disney World, Project Future.  Leave a comment and you may win the book. 

Kathy from the DisUnplugged podcast has some great photos and commentary on Typhoon Lagoon. I always enjoy Kathy’s enthusiasm on the podcast and her blog posts are fun reads.

Matt from WDWCentral looks at bi-lingual ride safety spiels at Disney World.

Kristen  Ford from the Daily Disney, part of the Orlando Sentinel, writes about Walt Disney’s inspiration for Big Thunder Mountain.

This isn’t a news item, but there’s a lot of interesting speculation going on about free dining over on the Disboards discounts codes and rates subforum. Check it out this thread if you’re waiting to book a vacation in the fall when free dining comes out.

Theme Park Insider asks “What’s on your funnel cake?”  Who me?  Powdered sugar only. All that other stuff on a funnel cake gives me the heebie jeebies.

Have you ever walked around the park hoping you wouldn’t run into someone you know because your hair looks terrible?  Well I have. In fact, my hair looks so bad that pictures from our trips that include me (and my “finger in the light socket” hair) are pretty much hidden under lock and key.  Apparently I’m not the only one with this problem. WDW:  It’s Not Just for Kids has some thoughts on this hairy problem.

Now that I’ve discussed my beauty issues with you, I should probably quit while I’m ahead.  I’d hate to leave you without something fun though, so here’s a little snippet from  Unwrapped:  Disney World.  Mmmm.  Turkey legs.

If you’re inclined to do so, you can watch the entire video on YouTube.

Happy Monday!


  1. Thanks for the mention!

  2. Hey Chris,
    As a fellow triangle-area Disney fanatic, I just wanted to say thanks for upkeeping such a great, informative blog. I have shared it with several of my friend and we all follow you now. I love checking your site every day. Keep up the good work!


  3. No problem, Hedy. Happy to do so.

    Kathryn, good to hear from another Triangle Disney fan. There are a lot of us in the area, in fact, there was just a big meet up over in Greensboro. Let me know if you want the link to that information or to any local bloggers (Progress City, Chip and Co, Imaginerding are all listed here). Thanks for reading and for passing on info about my blog. I really appreciate it.

    Take care,


  4. Hey Chris,
    I would love to be in the Disney loop here in the Triangle! I now follow Chip and Co. after seeing them on your blog, too. Send me any info you please! My email is kathryn.noblitt@gmail.com.



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