• 20Jun

    During Disney’s first-ever Global Week of Service , Disney VoluntEARS worldwide transformed moments of kindness into an international movement with a lasting impact. Throughout the week, over 3,300 Disney VoluntEARS participated in dozens of events benefiting a wide variety of causes. Here are some of the amazing ways our incredible Cast Members brought the Global Week of Service to life.

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    Turning a Moment into a Movement: Disney VoluntEARS Make a Difference During the Global Week of Service

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  • 12May

    Toy importer G.A. Gertmenian and Sons is recalling a Pixar Toy Story 3 Bowling Game licensed by Disney due to violation of the lead paint standard. The U.S.

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    Disney/Pixar Toy Recall Alert | The Disney Blog

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  • 12Apr

    If you’re a parent of young twins or even if you have  two children who are very close together in age, you know that  just  going to Target can be something of a logistical nightmare that entails dragging lots of gear, hoping for a cart with two seats and straps that actually work, and doing everything you can to avoid meltdowns in the process, but that’s nothing compared to going someplace like Disney World. The truth is, taking two two-year olds on vacation is not the same as taking a one-year old (who probably can’t walk) and a three-year old (who is probably out of diapers and starting to listen better).  You’ll face additional challenges.   The extra work required  can run the gamut from mere annoyances to real safety issues.  But is it worth it?  I think so, and with a little planning, you can definitely make the experience  easier. The Stroller Issue: Probably the biggest challenge you’ll face.   Buses are especially difficult, so much so that I just avoid them completely because it’s just about impossible to get two small children (and your other kids, if you have them) on the bus and all while taking everything out of the basket of the stroller, collapsing  it, and then loading it on the bus.  While it can be done, expect annoyed stares from fellow passengers.  If you’re going to use the bus, carry a backpack that you can put everything into  from the stroller basket ahead of time.  This will make getting the stroller folded after  you take the kids out a lot easier.  Definitely don’t try to use the buses if you’re alone. This is a two-person job.  Once the kids are out of their stroller, keep in mind that Disney bus stops are very busy, so you’ll want to keep a close eye on them.  You can easily avoid Disney buses if you have your own car.  In fact, this is the one time I would absolutely insist on having a car at Disney World.  If having a car is not an option, consider staying at a monorail or Boardwalk resort.  You can also minimize the number of times you’ll need to take the bus by using the monorail and boats to park hop.   You can park hop between Epcot and the Magic Kingdom using the monorail and you can also park hop between Epcot and Hollywood Studios using the Friendship Boats. Both of these options allow you to keep your children in the stroller. You shouldn’t have too much difficulty maneuvering your stroller around the parks.  Most double side-by-side strollers are only slightly wider than a wheel chair and just about everything in Disney World is wheelchair accessible.  Keep in mind that you’ll have to take the kids out of their stroller at sit-down restaurants and while waiting in line for attractions and character meet-and-greets.  The biggest issue is the bottlenecks that happen in some parks.  On a crowded day, it can be nearly impossible to maneuver your stroller around Frontierland and in Tomorrowland, so if possible, try to visit the World during a slower time of year.  If that’s not possible, go to the parks early in the day when they are less crowded.  Some twin parents use two single strollers rather than a double stroller. Not only is it easier to maneuver and to get on the buses, it allows you to split up if one twin needs to go back to the resort, for example.  Even better, and I’m sure all twin moms know about this, it helps avoid what I call twin fight club:  Bored with being in the stroller, they start smacking each other.   Come on, you know  you’ve been there.   It’s a well-known fact that if one twin falls asleep in the stroller the other twin is obsessively compelled to poke and annoy his sibling.  The only downside of this is that one parent can’t push both strollers while the other parent does something on her own. Feeding them: If your kids are still using a highchair, consider getting portable booster seats.  They’re small and easy to pack.  Most  rental houses off site will have one highchair. Ask your agent if your home comes with a highchair; they may possibly be able to give you a second one as well.  I’ve never  had any trouble finding highchairs in Disney restaurants. Where are they going to sleep? Sleep is a big one.  My twins sleep in separate rooms at home and the first couple of times we travelled to Disney World with them and they stayed in the same room, it took some getting used to.   If your kids are still in cribs, you’ll get a Pack and Play if you’re staying at a Disney resort. …

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    Taking Twin Toddlers to Disney World.

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  • 04Apr

    Some interesting news this week with the various transportation issues down in Walt Disney World in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers going out to all those affected. On a much lighter and more positive note here are the best of this past week around the various Disney Blogs. I always like stating out with our friend AJ over at the Disney Food Blog . My favorite article of the week is a result of staying up way to late and watching action movies..lol AJ shares with us the Breakfast Specialty Showdown starring your favorites and mine, the well-known, specialty breakfast dishes from Chef Mickey’s, Akershus Princess Storybook Breakfast, and Crystal Palace! Who will win the Breakfast Specialty Showdown Crown?! We shall see… Jerry and the manly men over at Disney 4 Dads offer us some much needed suggestions on a Packing List for Your next Disney World vacation. It is hard to pick just one Disnology article to talk about this week. As they post so much Disney News and Celebrity Articles I have ever seen. I think one of the best articles I read this week was ‘Toy Story’ Read-Along App for iPad from Disney Digital Books. If you are interested in the iPad check this story out..It features some interesting video too! One of my guilty pleasures is People of the Park I love going there and checking out all the hilarious photos from the parks like this one here . I always wondered where Waldo went to A really great article from Zannaland this past week talk about Just How “Green” is Walt Disney World? This is such a great article especially with Earth Day coming up this month! Zanna is a gifted writer and I am adding her to my favorite sites to crawl daily! Check her out! I don’t listen to many Podcasts but one of the ones I do try to listen to is from the guys over at Touring Plans / WDW Today . This week they talk about the safety at Walt Disney World and the string of accidents that have occurred over the years. You might remember the numerous reviews we have written about Touring Plans . Thank you so much for visiting our site. We really appreciate each and every viewer we have. Drop by our Facebook Page become our fan and say Hello! Have a great week this week and Happy Easter! Disney Picture of the Day – The Pixar 100 … The Inaugural Blog Carnival is now Live! … Walt Disney World / Delta Promotional Video from 1993 … Henry Selick returns to Disney/Pixar … Share the Magic:

    The rest is here: Disney Week in Review – March 28th – April 4th

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