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Crystal Palace – Disney’s Magic Kingdom

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Dining At The Crystal Palace Dave Hodges, Blogger, Podcaster, Travel Expert 11 April 2017 The excitement when you book your reservation for a character dining. The joy that you feel knowing that there will be Disney characters around you while you eat. The dancing that takes place while you walk up to the restaurant. The tears that may fall when you see that first character as you walk in and are seated. The disappointment that you feel when you see what they are serving. The headache you get when you get the bill for what you just...

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Fireworks Dessert Parties – Are They Worth It?

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Star Wars Fireworks Dessert Party Dave Hodges, Blogger, Podcaster, Travel Expert 08 April 2017 Fireworks dessert parties. There everywhere at Walt Disney World. This post will run down my pros and cons of the Star Wars Fireworks dessert party. It’s been a while since I did this dessert party, but from what I hear there’s not much difference between now and 6 months ago. I don’t usually spend the extra money on things like this, but I just happened to be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios by myself and figured I might as well check it out. So,...

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates for 2017

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Enjoy Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party David Hodges, Blogger, Podcaster, Travel Expert 06 April 2017 The 2017 dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party have been released. August 25 and 29, 2017 September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29, 2017 October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31, 2017 November 1, 2017 It looks like they’re starting earlier and earlier every year. Prices are cheaper the earlier in the season you go. There will most likely be...

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Flying Fish

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE The Flying Fish Cafe Dave Hodges, Blogger, Podcaster, Travel Expert 11 March 2017 The dining options at Walt Disney World (WDW) are top notch. The hardest part is deciding where to dine. There is everything from small kiosks with single servings to a AAA Five Diamond Award-winning restaurant in Victoria and Alberts. When I dine at WDW I tend to stick with the lower end kiosks and counter service, but there are times when I like to splurge. A few weekends ago Anne and I decided to drive down to WDW for a date night. We chose...

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Inaugural Festival of the Arts 2017 (EPCOT)

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Enjoying The Arts Dave Hodges, Blogger, Podcaster, Travel Expert 12 February 2017 For those of you who listen to The Disney Exchange podcast, you probably wouldn’t guess that I am a big fan of the Arts. I love stage shows, plays, music, and artwork. The past couple days I have had to pleasure of spending time at the inaugural Festival of the Arts at EPCOT, Walt Disney World. I have been to EPCOTs Flower and Garden Festival and The Food and Wine Festival many times, but with this being the first art festival I was very curious if it...

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