Disneyland Cast Member Retires After 60 Years

The longest-tenured Cast Member at the Disneyland Resort has retired after 60 years of service. Oscar Martinez began working in the Fantasyland quick service locations but spent the last 50 years working at the cafe on Main Street U.S.A. On January 19th, 2017, Oscar...

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Disney To Pay Workers For Lost Wages From Irma

The damages at Walt Disney World due to Hurricane Irma were not as bad as they could have been.  There were lots of downed trees and debris - but nothing that couldn’t be repaired.  For the most part, all resorts were operational the next day with the exception of...

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The Calm Before Irma At Disney

It was a gorgeous night at Walt Disney World after the showers earlier in the evening.  The clouds had gone and the severe humidity had passed, it was very comfortable. As we were out watching Happily Ever After from our balcony at Bay Lake Tower, 2 notices were...

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The Wisdom Of Walt

The Wisdom Of Walt is a look at the success and failures of Walt Disney as he relentlessly pursued his dreams.  The author, Jeff Barnes, has captured Disney history with his own unique storytelling and personal experiences to provide insight in to how we can make our...

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Real Life Luke Skywalker X-34 Landspeeder Unveiled

Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder was revealed at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday.  This kid-sized vehicle has realistic details that has Star Wars fans excited. Designed for children ages 4 and up, the landspeeder seats 2 pint-sized passengers weighing up to 130...

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Toy Story Faces For Your Apple Watch

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference had some great news for Disney and Pixar fans! There was plenty of great stuff at the conference, you can see it all here. but it's the Pixar stuff that I think is the most exciting! Apple announced that as part of the features...

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Laundry At Walt Disney World

Does anyone WANT do laundry at Walt Disney World? No, but sometimes it's necessary. During a trip last year there were a few ‘mishaps’ where I needed to change outfits a few times one day. It might have been chocolate icing from my cupcake, mustard from my burger or...

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Where To Buy Disney Bags, Wallets and Backpacks in Canada

Being in Canada, it’s expensive to buy quality Disney bags, wallets and backpacks.   Our Disney stores don’t have much ‘adult’ inventory aside from some T-shirts, so we are left with ordering online. Between the exchange rate on the US Dollar, shipping fees and duty,...

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When Disney Decorating Takes Over Your Home

I know that most people don’t have to mention their décor when they have guests over. They don’t say, “just to let you know, my house is decorated with a mid-century modern style” as part of the invitation. So why do I tell people before I invite them over that my...

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11 Things You Need To Know To Be Friends With A Disney Addict

I have been a Disney fan for as long as I can remember, it is who I am and my friends have accepted this about me.  While my ‘non-Disney’ friends don’t share my passion, they know what to expect from me because we have known each other for years.  For new people that...

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When The Deal May Be Too Good To Be True

I’m scrolling through Facebook tonight and reading the random posts on various pages when I come across one that is posted to the official Walt Disney World page.  It’s a post from a couple that have allegedly been ‘scammed’ by a Disney Cast Member. In their claim,...

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Disney Emoji Blitz Makes Me Text More

I confess, I am shamefully addicted to playing games on my phone. It started with Candy Crush years ago and has carried on to many different Disney themed ones.  The problem is, I start playing a game and a few weeks in, I have lost interest in them.  That is until I...

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Is That A Monkey At Epcot?

Just when I thought I had seen it all, I see a video I can't believe... A Monkey.  In a diaper.  At Epcot.   Really. You can't make this up.  If you don't believe me, the video is below. Disney's official website says "At Walt Disney World theme parks and Resort...

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5 Things I Learned This Year

It’s December 31st and I have spent most of the day cleaning.  My Mum always said that if your house was dirty at midnight – it would be dirty all year.  It’s funny how those things never leave you. As I was cleaning, I was thinking about the year that has passed and...

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5 Reasons Destination D Was Better Than I Imagined

I have always wanted to attend a D23 (official Disney fan club) event, but the dates never seemed to line up with my vacations.  I finally managed to arrange a trip so that I could attend #DestinationD this year.  I was excited about the guest speakers, exclusive...

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3 Reasons To Get An Owner’s Locker At Walt Disney World

Travelling to Walt Disney World as often as my sister and I do, it always bothered me that I kept lugging the same stuff back and forth.  Every trip I would pack the same things to take with me, things that were just used in Disney.  Eventually I just stopped taking...

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Riu Antillas Aruba – 9 Reasons To Visit

I did it!  I went on a vacation that was not Disney!  Yes, I have been known to venture to Scotland to visit family, but otherwise – it’s Disney destinations only!  This year I had a very special friend who wanted to travel to Aruba to celebrate her birthday with her...

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I’m going on vacation, and it’s NOT a Disney destination

Yes, you read that right… Pixie Dust Fan is NOT going to Disney.  No Walt Disney World, no Disneyland or Disney cruise – I’m not even going to Aulani again.  I’ll be boarding a plane and heading to Aruba.  So why would I spend a week of my vacation outside of a Disney...

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7 Ways To Bring More Pixie Dust In To Your Days

I’m sitting at my desk at my ‘unmagical’ job counting the minutes until 5 pm.  I’m frustrated and irritated, people are just getting under my skin and I know that I’m ‘in a mood’.  You know that feeling?  It’s just overwhelming and you can almost feel the tension...

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My Disney Bubble And The News

When people ask me why I love visiting Walt Disney World I start listing my laundry list of reasons.  One of the reasons I always quote is “the outside world doesn’t exist, you get to escape from all of the negativity in the world”.  Arriving in Orlando yesterday I...

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I love Disney but…

Disney – I love you… BUT What the heck are you doing these days? First, I have to make it clear – I am a Disney fanatic to my core.  Walt Disney World is my happy place and always has been.  Somehow I’ve always had a hard time criticizing any decisions because I felt...

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To Drive Or Not To Drive, That Is The Question

I have been travelling to Orlando for vacations for as long as I can remember.  As a child, we would all pile in to our old station wagon and begin the 3-day trek to Walt Disney World from Toronto.   It wasn’t technically a 3-day drive, my Dad just refused to drive in...

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Kingdom Keepers Book Review – Disney After Dark

Hi, I am a 63-year-old Disney fanatic.  A few years ago (more like eleven when the first book was released in 2005) I began reading this series.  Throughout the years I have read them as they were released.  A few days ago I decided to go back to the beginning and...

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What’s the 1 thing you should never do on vacation?

I recently had a friend who I saw on Facebook was in the Grand Canyon on a family vacation.  There were so many pictures of him, his wife and children having a fantastic time as they enjoyed their travels.  Their vacation was a great success and they headed home to...

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About Pixie Dust Fan

I have been a Disney fan for as long as I can remember.  My first trip to the Magic Kingdom was in 1974 when I was 3 years old.  At that time there was only the Magic Kingdom where I met Oscar Myer and one of my favorite attractions was “If You Had Wings”.  We always...

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