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#81: 12 Days of Christmas #6: Jingle Bell Jingle Bam

Sams Disney Diary - Jingle Bell Jingle BAM

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #6 – Jingle Bell Jingle Bam! Christmas Day is almost here, but Jolly Old Saint Nick is nowhere to be found. Luckily, Wayne and Lanny, the stars of ABCs Prep & Landing, are on the job, and they won’t rest until the Big Guy’s

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#71: Star Wars Weekends 2016! OK, not exactly

SamsDisneyDiary Episode #71: Star Wars Weekends 2016: ok Not Exactly

In November of 2015, Disney made it official that the recently completed 2015 Star Wars Weekends would be the last Star Wars Weekends.  A sad day, indeed. The first Star Wars Weekends took place in 1997; the weekend long festival returned in 2000 & 2001, then became an annual event from 2003 – 2015.  Quoting

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#68: Club Disney: Here One Month, Gone the Next!

Club Disney premiered at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on December 4th, 2015. The Disney character inspired, kids themed dance club was the first event hosted daily in the brand new “Sunset Showplace” building. Sunset Showcase is the new “Multi-Purpose” building located behind the Rock and Roller Coaster, next to the Tower of Terror, where

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#67: Farewell Osborne Lights, plus 5 reasons why the lights will be back

Why the Christmas Lights will be back at Hollywood Studios Reason #5: Osborne Electric Co.

Earlier this week, January 6th 2016 the final performance of Disney Hollywood Studios “Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights” was completed.  The lights have been entertaining guests and creating magical memories for 20 years.  As you are most likely aware, Disney goes through great lengths to develop a “back story” for every attraction; for the Osborne

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#59: WDW Hollywood Studios 5 Favorites Gone Forever… Forever…

Welcome to this month’s Magical Blogorail Red loop. Today we are discussing Little Known Facts about Disney Attractions.   Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is about to embark on a major transformation. In many ways, that transformation has already begun. The removal of the Sorcerers Hat, the closing of the Backlot tour and the Animation Building

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#58: The Magic of Disney Animation: Farewell, Drawn to Animation

Summer 2015, Walt Disney Worlds Hollywood Studios is undergoing a major transformation.  When the transformation is finished, the park will have a new name and new identity.  Today, July 12, 2015 was the last day of operation for the “The Magic of Disney Animation”.  The building and attraction have a history that dates back to

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#51: Star Wars Weekend 2015 “Star Wars: Rebels”

Star Wars Weekend 2015: Star Wars Rebels. The Theater of the Stars served as the New location for Star Wars Weekend theater events. The Three main theater events, all hosted by James Arnold Taylor included; Star Wars Rebels, Stars of the Saga and Obi-Wan and beyond. I attended the First Weekend of Star Wars Weekend

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#50: Star Wars Weekend “Feel the Force” Premium Package

The recent announcement of the Feel the Force Premium Package and its expansion in 2015 provided the perfect opportunity to look back at my experience from last year.  The package premiered in 2014 and was billed as a VIP experience with special parade viewing and a Fireworks Dessert Party to go along with the all

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#48: Star Wars Weekend “Galactic Breakfast” at the Sci-Fi

Welcome back to SamsDisneyDiary Episode #48.  The official announcements have been made, and the ever popular “Star Wars Weekends” will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios covering 5 weekends from May 15 – June 14, 2015.  Along with all of the Star Wars Weekends festivities, the “Galactic Dine In Breakfast” will also be returning to the

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