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THIS IS MY FIRST TRIP WITH MY ONE YEAR OLD NIECE (my response on the WDW Radio Forums)

This is a post I wrote on the WDW Radio Forums in response to THIS IS MY FIRST TRIP WITH MY ONE YEAR OLD NIECE

Like I mention in the post the list isn’t inclusive or exhaustive …they are also my opinion (which I didn’t mention in the post but mention here as a reminder)




My name is Kelly. I have been a lover of all things Disney ever since my parents took me to DL when I was 9 months old

I have a lot of recommendations for taking little ones to the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!

First of all you and your family know your niece the best….with that being said I would follow her cues esp when it comes to loud noises, crowds and the like

Here are some other recommendations in no particular order

1. Especially if you are staying on property and/or plan to do night time activities (ie fireworks), take time out during the day to return to your room to let you niece get some down time (aka nap)

2. Each park has a BABY CENTER which is a quiet place where they offer baby supplies for sell, and have the facilities such as places to change and feed little ones.

3. I would highly recommend that you buy an umbrella stroller to push your niece in…the ones that you can rent from Disney are hard plastic and you can’t take it with you when you leave the parks. If you do decide to rent one instead of buying, I would get a blanket for your niece to sit on and snuggle with

No its not giving away your niece for another child ..hehe.

It’s a program that is provided for families with young children who can’t ride rides such as splash mountain, space mountain ect. The entire group (including the child) goes through the attraction line and when you get to the load in point you tell the CM that you want to do a baby swap. Then one adult and the baby stays off to the side while the rest of the group rides the ride. When the riders come back the first adult gives the baby to another adult from their group and gets a chance to ride the ride for themselves. and a bonus is that somebody in the group is going to get to ride the ride two times in a row

(*disclaimer* I used to work for them when I lived in Orlando)

KNO is Disney’s contracted provider of in room child care. This is a wonderful service allows adults to go out at anytime (but esp at night) with out the children. They also provide caregivers to go into the parks as Parent Helpers if needed.

There is an additional hourly charge to use KNO but IMHO it would be worth it.

Thats all that I can think of right now.

If you have any more questions, feel free to send me an email at
kdizne at gmail dot com (use @ and . in the appropriate places)


Wounded Military Heroes Play Ball at Walt Disney World Resort – YouTube

Wounded Military Heroes Play Ball at Walt Disney World Resort – YouTube.

Why We Do What We Do at Walt Disney World Resort « Disney Parks Blog

Why We Do What We Do at Walt Disney World Resort « Disney Parks Blog.

Why We Do What We Do at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on January 2nd, 2012 by Ryan March, Editor, Disney Vacation Club’s Disney Files Magazine

Not every great gift this holiday season came wrapped in paper and topped with a bow. Some arrived by email, attached to a photo.


That was certainly the case when I opened a recent email sent by a Disney Vacation Club member from Kansas named Mike. A proud and grateful father of three, Mike thanked cast members for the powerful role they played in the life of his son Brandon, born with Cerebral Palsy and confined to a wheelchair. Brandon passed away this year at the age of 16.

“For the past 9 years, my family and I have visited Disney World at least once and sometimes twice a year,” Mike wrote. “Every time we would go to Disney World, something magical would happen. From Mickey pushing his wheelchair … to Pluto dancing with him or Minnie kissing him … I have so many thoughts and stories that I could go on for days … Brandon only lived 16 years, but he had a great life. Thirteen trips to Disney, and he never got tired of it. He kept our family young at heart, and we learned to take nothing for granted.”

Addressing Walt Disney World Resort cast members, Mike wrote, “You should be very proud of the work you do and how you impact more lives than you probably realize. I am crying right now (tears of joy) as I think of all the hard work and dedication you show to everyone. At Disney World, Brandon truly was treated just like everyone else. Well, maybe a little better than most. We are saddened by his passing but grateful to have such warm memories. I have two other children, and our return to Disney is inevitable. We have so many great memories, and Brandon LOVED the Parks. How can we top that? I just wanted to say thank you for giving him dignity, honor and respect. I hope you know the value of your work and how it makes a difference in the lives of many. With much love, I thank you again.”

Brandon’s photo will appear prominently in a Member mosaic on the spring 2012 cover of Disney Vacation Club’s Disney Files Magazine as a small tribute to an enormously inspiring young man.

Last Picture of Walt At Disneyland (from Disney Parks Blog)

The Last Photo of Walt Disney at Disneyland Park


Posted: 15 Dec 2011 10:00 AM PST


On this day 45 years ago, the world mourned the loss of one of the 20th Century’s greatest visionaries and most beloved figures, Walt Disney. Just a couple months earlier, in the fall of 1966, Walt had publicity photos taken at Disneyland park. Joined by Mickey Mouse at Sleeping Beauty Castle in the Disneyland Fire Department “Engine No. 1,” Walt was photographed by my former colleague, Disneyland Chief Photographer, Renie Bardeau, who retired in 1998. That day, Renie took what would be the final photographs of Walt Disney at Disneyland park.


Prior to his retirement, Renie told the Los Angeles Times, “There is a little story of when I was shooting that particular picture. It was shot on a Rolleiflex, and there are 12 pictures on a roll. I had shot 11 pictures of Walt at different angles… watching for his smile, watching to make sure Mickey was looking the right way, making sure the (castle) spires weren’t hanging out of Mickey’s ears. Anyway, I had shot 11 pictures, and I had said, ‘Thank you, Walt, that’s it.’ He asked me if I was sure, and I told him I was. He then told me that at the Studio we treat film like paper clips. You shoot, shoot, shoot all the film you need because if it’s not in the can, you will never have it. So he asked me to shoot one more. So, I shot one more and he said, ‘That’s fine, thank you, Renie,’ and he walked away.”




Over time, the photo has become an iconic image of Walt, but few people know that it was the last time we saw him at his beloved Disneyland.


The memorable portrait was recreated for the “Happiest Faces On Earth” photo-mosaic murals featured throughout the park during our 50th Anniversary celebration in 2005. It hung in the foyer of the Main Street Opera House and is now seen by cast members every day as they pass through the lobby of the Team Disney building at the Disneyland Resort.


Every morning when I see it I’m reminded of the rich legacy Walt left the world, and in particular to those of us lucky enough to spend every day at the place he loved so much.



The Last Photo of Walt Disney at Disneyland Park by George Savvas: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blo


John Lasseter on Charlie Rose

This is a short part of a hour long show with John Lasseter being interviewed on the Charlie Rose show.

click here for the full interview… http://www.charlierose.com/view/content/12024

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Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005


FYI Steve Jobs was a member of the Disney Board of Directors and will be very missed

Robert A. Iger, President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company on Steve Jobs’ Passing

BURBANK, Calif., Oct 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —

The following is a statement from Robert A. Iger, President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company on Steve Jobs’ passing:

Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted advisor. His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed, and the culture he defined. Steve was such an “original,” with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started. With his passing the world has lost a rare original, Disney has lost a member of our family, and I have lost a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Laurene and his children during this difficult time.

SOURCE: The Walt Disney Company

Artists For 2011 Eat To The Beat Concert Series Announced (from Disney.com)

Eat to the Beat! Concert Series

(during Epcot’s Food  and Wine Festival)

Musical entertainment pairs perfectly with culinary fun during the nightly Eat to the Beat! concert series. Enjoy a varied lineup of classic rock, soul, R&B, jazz and funk hit-makers!

Location: America Gardens Theatre at World Showcase
Show Times: Daily at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Please note that Epcot Theme Park theme park admission is required. Entertainment is subject to change without notice. All songs listed below are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the playlist.

Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne

Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2011
“Tell It To My Heart”

38 Special

.38 Special

Dates: October 3—5, 2011
“Hold on Loosely”

Jon Secada

Jon Secada

Dates: October 6 & 7, 2011
“Just Another Day”

Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp

Roger Hodgson (Formerly of Supertramp)

Dates: October 8 & 9, 2011
“Give A Little Bit”

Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean

Dates: October 10—12, 2011
“Caribbean Queen”


Starship starring Mickey Thomas

Dates: October 13—16, 2011
“We Built This City”

Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray

Dates: October 17—19, 2011

The Orchestra starring former members of ELO

The Orchestra starring former members of ELO – NEW!

Dates: October 20 & 21, 2011
“Don’t Bring Me Down”

Howard Jones

Howard Jones

Dates: October 22 & 23, 2011
“No One Is To Blame”

Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men

Dates: October 24—26, 2011
“End of the Road”

Gin Blossoms

Gin Blossoms – NEW!

Dates: October 27 & 28, 2011
“Hey Jealousy”

Sister Hazel

Sister Hazel

Dates: October 29 & 30, 2011
“All For You”



Dates: October 31 & November 1, 2011
“Give a Little”

Pointer Sisters

The Pointer Sisters – NEW!

Dates: November 2 & 3, 2011
“He’s So Shy”

Night Ranger

Night Ranger

Dates: November 4—6, 2011
“Sister Christian”

Air Supply

Air Supply

Dates: November 7 & 8, 2011
“Lost in Love”

Richard Marx

Richard Marx

Dates: November 9 & 10, 2011
“Right Here Waiting”

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Dates: November 11—13, 2011
“Go Daddy-O”

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