Learning while at Disney

This post is the first for a new Disney Facebook group that I have started: Disney Parks for Educators.  This group is designed for school teachers and administrators to have a place where they can discuss ways that attractions can be incorporated into daily lesson plans and curriculum along with project ideas for students who go to Walt Disney Work or Disneyland while school is in session.

The Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts are two of the top family destinations in the world.  Families visit the resort year round even when school is in session.  But that does not mean that the learning has to stop.  If your child goes to Disney while school is in session, then it is likely that your child will be given a packet of work to do while on vacation.  But parents and educators can work together to find ways to find less busy worksheet work to do and more hands-on engagement with the attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

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My Thoughts on Alcohol Added to Magic Kingdom Table Service Meals

This story broke last week and quickly raced through the Walt Disney World fan community with nearly universal acceptance.  I spent some time, over the weekend, and I am about to throw some cold water on that acceptance.  I don’t think this is a good idea for the Walt Disney World resort.  I think it is a case of short-term profit taking over the long-established traditions of the Magic Kingdom.  Below I will lay out my case for why I think this is a bad idea.

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Minnie’s Holiday Dine and Jingle Bell Jingle BAM

I returned from Walt Disney World on Sunday and one of the highlights of the trip was my evening at Hollywood Studios.  Hollywood Studios is undergoing a massive transformation with addition of Star Wars Land and the expansion Pixar Place.  Even with this transformation, there are still enough attractions and events to keep people in the parks all day.

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Turning EPCOP into EPCOT Again

It was announced, last week, that EPCOT will be getting a facelift.  It is rumored that the majority of this facelift will be occurring in Future World and hopefully turning the Experimental Prototype Community of the Past (EPCOP) back into the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT)  I talked about this topic some time ago when attempting to fleshing out Walt Disney World’s long-range plan leading up to the 50th anniversary in 2021 (less than five years away).  Today, I’ll attempt to figure out what is safe, what will get “a new coat of paint”,  and what is “on the chopping block.”

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