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October 10, 2017

The Mousy Mindboggler

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

First off, we must apologize to readers of this blog for its lateness. Several factors, including travel, jet lag and illness have led to us falling a bit behind the last few weeks. We're sorry and hope to get back on track, starting now!

So...

As you know if you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, each month our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog.

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb082217-key.pdf

We received 27 correct responses; many of you knew that the reference to this movie can be found on Tom Sawyer Island in the Frontierland section of the Magic Kingdom. Aunt Polly’s Dockside Inn is a quiet place to enjoy a sandwich and watch the riverboat cruise by.

The winner of a Figment pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Steve B. of Huntsville, AL.

If you missed it, that's OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb101017.pdf

This month we are continuing our look at the extensive library of Disney’s live-action films. This month’s film is “Swiss Family Robinson,” which starred John Mills, the father of Hayley Mills, whose career with Disney was just taking off. This film was one of the few live-action vehicles that would go on to be a subject of theme park attractions around the world. The “Swiss Family Treehouse” opened in 1962 in Disneyland Park; opened as "Swiss Family Island Treehouse" at WDW in 1971, with a version at Tokyo Disneyland in 1993; and as “Le Cabane des Robinson” in Disneyland Paris in 1992.

The object of this puzzle is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 21, 2017. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog sometime in October.

Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing, everyone!





August 22, 2017

The Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

As you know if you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, each month our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog.

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb071317-key.pdf

We received 26 correct responses; many of you knowing that the "little people" referred to in the title of this film were in fact leprechauns. I did manage to trip some of you up on the spelling of the bonus clue.

The winner of a Mickey Mouse pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Gail M. of the United Kingdom!

If you missed it, that's OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb082217.pdf

This month we are continuing our look at the extensive library of Disney’s live-action films. This month’s film, "Pollyanna," was the debut of the young actress, Hayley Mills, who would go on to star in a half-dozen live-action early hits, such as "The Parent Trap," "Summer Magic" and "That Darn Cat!"

The object of this puzzle is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 9, 2017. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog sometime in August.

Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing, everyone!





July 13, 2017

The Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

As you know if you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, each month our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog.

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb061917-key.pdf

We received 39 correct responses. All of you knew that the opening narration for the film, “The Shaggy Dog” was none other than Paul Frees. Paul and his distinctive voice could, of course, be heard in the many Haunted Mansions around the world as the “Ghost Host,” as well as other attraction voices, and also the lovable Ludwig von Drake.

The winner of a Figment pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Seth K. from Robbinsville, NJ.

If you missed it last month, that's OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb071317.pdf

This month we are continuing our look at the extensive library of Disney’s live-action films. This month’s film, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People," was the debut of two actors who would go on to star in two different types of movies! Sean Connery would go on to star as the definitive “Bond, James Bond!” Janet Monro would go on to star in several Disney live-action films, such as “Swiss Family Robinson,” “Third Man on the Mountain,” and “The Horsemasters."

The object of this puzzle is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 5, 2017. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog sometime in August.

Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing, everyone!





June 22, 2017

The Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

As you know if you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, each month our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog.

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb051617-key.pdf

We received 53 correct responses. All of you knew that the name of the sequel to "Old Yeller" was 1963's "Savage Sam," named after Old Yeller's son. At least the sequel didn't pull on your heartstrings, like the first one did!

The winner of a Pluto pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Jodi A. of Madisonville, Lousiana.

If you missed it last month, that's OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb061917.pdf

This month we are continuing our look at the huge library of Disney's live-action films. This month’s film, "The Shaggy Dog," was Disney’s first foray into the arena of live-action comedy. It was also a launching point for actors who would become mainstays in Disney live-action films to come, Fred MacMurray, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk and Kevin Corcoran.

The object of this puzzle is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 8, 2017. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog sometime in July.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing, everyone!





May 15, 2017

The Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

As you know if you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, each month our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog.

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb041717-key.pdf

We received 24 correct responses. All of you knew that the person who makes a brief uncredited cameo appearance in “Johnny Tremain” was in fact Walt’s daughter, Sharon Disney!

The winner of a Peter Pan pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Ken M. of West Valley City, Utah.

If you missed it last month, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb051617.pdf

This month we are continuing our look at the huge library of Disney’s live-action films. This month’s film is the very emotional "Old Yeller," released in 1957, along with one of the earliest instances of a sequel in 1963, "Savage Sam."

This picture, which included several popular child actors, took advantage of the popularity of the highly talented boys and girls that were seen performing regularly on television shows such as the "Mickey Mouse Club," "Hardy Boys," and other shows in the 1950s.

The object of this puzzle is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 10, 2017. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog sometime in June.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing, everyone!






April 17, 2017

The Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

As you know if you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, each month our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog.

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb032217-key.pdf

We received 29 correct responses. All of you knew that the individual titles of the three television shows that were combined to create this motion picture were "Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter," "Davy Crockett Goes to Congress," and "Davy Crockett at the Alamo."

The winner of a Mickey pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Sandy D. of Pittsburgh, PA. Congratulations, Sandy!

If you missed it last month, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb041717.pdf

This month we will take a look at one of the many live-action films that Disney produced starting in the 1950s. Some of these films are quite obscure, like "The Sword and the Rose," "Rob Roy," "The Littlest Outlaw" and "The Great Locomotive Chase." I'm going to try to stick with the more well-known films, such as "Old Yeller" and "The Shaggy Dog."

This month’s selection, "Johnny Tremain," really falls more in the first category, but I wanted to do it anyway, because it is one of the few Disney movies set during the Revolutionary War -- or any war, for that matter!

The object of this puzzle is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 10, 2017. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog sometime in May.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

March 22, 2017

CORRECTION: The Mousy Mindboggler

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

We owe our readers an apology!

As you know if you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, each month our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog.

A few days ago, however, we inadvertently published the crossword puzzle meant for the newsletter in this blog. Oops!

For those of you waiting for the solution to last month's crossword, and anticipating this month's, here are the correct puzzles.

And for those of you who already sent in entries for the crossword that ran mistakenly last week, never fear! Your entries will still be considered for the drawing for the Disney collectible pin!

We are so sorry for the confusion, and appreciate your understanding.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb020717-key.pdf

We only received 37 correct responses, but all of you knew that the organ found in the ballroom scene of the Haunted Mansion attraction in Disneyland Park in Anaheim is the actual pipe organ prop (minus the pipes!) played by James Mason as Captain Nemo in the film, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” The exact same organ can be found in WDW’s version of the Haunted Mansion, but it is a replica, as are all of the other Haunted Mansion organs around the world.

The winner of a Donald Duck pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was George M. of Shelton, CT. Congratulations, George!

If you missed it last month, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb032217.pdf

We will continue this month down the long path of examining Disney’s extensive list of live-action films. Next in line is the combination film called, “Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier,” which included three highly successful television shows about a frontiersman from Tennessee who almost single-handedly put a coonskin cap on every red-blooded American boy’s head. What would Disney do with their unexpected goldmine in popularity? There wasn’t much they could do, because in an unusual lapse in forethought, the main character had been killed off at the Alamo at the end of the third episode!

The object of this puzzle is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 15, 2017. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog sometime in April.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

February 15, 2017

The Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb011917-key.pdf

We only received 23 correct responses this month. The child actor in "Treasure Island," Bobby Driscoll, won the Academy Award for Outstanding Juvenile Actor of 1949 for his work in "So Dear to My Heart." He had previously starred in "Song of the South." After he outgrew children's roles, he fell on bad times, became destitute, and died of a drug overdose, a pauper and unknown, at the age of 31 in New York.

The winner of a Stitch pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Victoria O. of Bernardsville, NJ. Congratulations!

If you missed it last month, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb021317.pdf

We will continue this month down the long path of examining Disney's extensive list of live-action films. Next in line is the highly popular "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," based on the book by the same name by Jules Verne. This film had the distinction of being the first to be produced at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. I understand the giant water tank is still there, under the floor of one of the soundstages. We had the pleasure of eating lunch on this soundstage as part of an Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic tour, which I highly recommend!

The object of this puzzle is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 5, 2017. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog sometime in March.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

January 19, 2017

The Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

James writes:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb120116-key.pdf

We received 41 correct responses; all of you knew that the working title of the film that would eventually be released as "Fantasia in November 1940 was the Concert Feature. Another little-known fact about the Sorcerer's Apprentice segment is the fact that originally Dopey was considered to play the part of the Sorcerer's Apprentice, a role that would eventually go to Mickey Mouse instead.

The winner of a Tinker Bell pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Marianne M. of Barnegat, NJ. Congratulations!

If you missed it last month, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb011917.pdf

That last puzzle wrapped up the “This Month in Disney History" series, which we started in December 2015 in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of AllEars.Net.

Now we are going to completely change gears by starting a series (a very long series!) of puzzles honoring Disney's extensive list of live-action films. So, it would make sense that we start with the first live-action film, 1950's “Treasure Island.”

Other partial live-action films had been produced prior to 1950, such as “Song of the South” and “So Dear to My Heart,” but these films also contained animated sequences. Due to its violence, this film would probably have been Disney’s first PG-rating, but the rating system did not exist at the time. This film was reissued in 1975 without some of the violent scenes in order to obtain a more favorable G-rating.

The object of this puzzle is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 31, 2017. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog sometime in February.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

December 2, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb110616-key.pdf

We received 36 correct responses; all of you knew that the inventor of many of the special effects and illusions experienced in the Haunted Mansion, and elsewhere around the world, was none other than Imagineer extraordinaire, Yale Gracey! Did you know that a Haunted Mansion attraction of some sort can be found in every Magic Kingdom theme park around the world. If you’d like to learn more, I highly recommend Jason Surrell’s book on the subject, “The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic."

The winner of a Goofy/Donald pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Matt H. of Smithfield, NC.


If you missed it last month, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb120116.pdf

This month we continue with the special crossword puzzle series, concentrating on Disney History. The subject of this month’s puzzle will be “This Month in Disney History, November.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of November. This will, in fact be the last month of this series, since we started with the month of December last year. Boy, time flies when you’re having fun, or not having fun, or working, or shopping, or… Oh, you get the picture! By the way, did you notice that many of Disney’s animated features were released in the month of November? A majority of films have been released during the springtime (June-July), with the second most popular time of year being late fall (November-December.) On the flip side, the lowly month of April was completely ignored all the way up until 1995, when “A Goofy Movie” was released on April 7, 1995.

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 30, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in late September.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

May your holidays be magical and safe, from our Disney family to yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

November 27, 2016

Try the Beverly

Gary Cruise banner
Club Cool sign

Do you remember your first sip of Beverly at EPCOT’s Club Cool?

Have you ever watched someone else take their first taste?

If you answered yes to these two questions then I’m sure you will agree with me; when it comes to Beverly it’s more fun watching than it is tasting!

Have you ever taken a friend into Club Cool and urged them to try the Beverly?

Me too! It’s so much fun watching their faces get all twisted and puckered-up as the flavour sensation sinks in! It just never gets old!

Club Cool is located on the west side of the fountain, on your right as you head from Spaceship Earth toward the World Showcase Lagoon. It is sponsored by the Coca Cola Company and offers free samples of Coke beverages from around the world.

Club Cool interior

There are several dispensing stations inside, just pull out one of the little paper cups and help yourself.

Club Cool Dispenser

Club Cool Dispenser

You can even spend a few minutes shopping for Coke merchandise.

Club Cool Merchandise

On a hot Florida afternoon Club Cool can be a real oasis! A cool, air-conditioned haven offering free cold drinks! What could be wrong with that?

Beverly, that’s what could be wrong! It may be popular in Italy, but I’ve never spoken with a North American who enjoyed it.

Most of the other flavours are quite tasty and refreshing, but Beverly is definitely an OMG experience for me!

Club Cool Dispenser

Here's how Coca Cola describes the flavours they offer at Club Cool:

• From Brazil: Guarana Kuat - Guarana Kuat is a guarana berry flavored soft drink first launched in Brazil in 1997. The word guanara comes from the Guarani word guara-ná, which translates to “fruit like the eyes of the people.”

• From Greece: Fanta Pineapple – Fanta has more than 90 distinct flavors available in more than 180 countries. It made it’s European debut in the 1940’s and was introduced to the USA in 1960. Fanta Pineapple is caffeine-free and features a sweet pineapple taste.

• From Japan: VegitaBeta – Originally launched in Japan in 1992, VegitaBeta is a non-carbonated beverage with apricot and passion fruit flavors and is rich in beta-carotene that contributes to its unique yellowish-orange color.

• From Peru: Inca Kola – Known as “The Taste of Peru,” this soda has an unusually sweet fruity flavor that many compare to the taste of liquid bubblegum. The name “Inca Kola” refers to the Quechua words for king and queen.

• From South Africa: Bibo – Originally created in 1998, Bibo is a fruit flavored line of juice drinks popular in South Africa. The brand features fun characters such as Johnny Orange, Taka Strawberry and Paolo Peach.

• From Thailand: Fanta Lemon Frosty – Fanta is the number one soft drink of Thailand. With a fun melon flavor, this carbonated beverage is beloved in Thailand’s sunny, tropical climate.

• From Zimbabwe: Spar-letta Sparberry – A raspberry flavored cream soda, Sparberry launched in Africa in 1955. It is exclusively available in several countries in southeast Africa.

And finally, the pièce de résistance, the pucker producer itself:

• From Italy: Beverly – Beverly, with its bitter flavor, is a popular non-alcoholic apéritif that is a traditional part of Italian refreshment culture.

Bitter flavor? I’ll say! To my uneducated palate Beverly tastes like vinegar mixed with alum . . . but of course that’s the beauty of it! It always produces exactly the same reaction in everyone who tastes it. Suddenly they look like Jim Carrey; their faces twisted in impossible contortions and their lips all puckered. It’s a beautiful thing!

Try this experiment with your friends . . .

Take them into Club Cool and say, “Try the Beverly; I think you’ll like it.”

Be sure to have your camera ready to capture a “Magical Disney Moment!”

November 7, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb100616-key.pdf

We received 48 correct responses; all of you knew that historically the Disneyland Resort has closed on only several special occasions. The first occurred in November 1963 following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The second closure occurred following the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01.

The winner of a Mickey pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Brent B. of Bellevue, NE.


If you missed it last month, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb110616.pdf

This month we continue with the special crossword puzzle series, concentrating on Disney History. The subject of this month’s puzzle will be “This Month in Disney History, October.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of October. Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 29, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in late September.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

October 7, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

James writes:

Sorry for the delay this month! Here is the solution to the August crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb082616-key.pdf

We received 43 correct responses; all of you knew that the Omnimover ride system is/was used extensively throughout Disney theme parks around the world, mainly as a way to transport guests safely through attractions, especially dark rides through which it would not be prudent to walk. This transportation system has been used in a multitude of Disney attractions, the first being Disneyland’s Adventure Thru Inner Space, where the vehicles were called “atomobiles.” In addition, they could be found in Epcot’s "World of Motion,” “Horizons” and “Living Seas.” Currently, this system continues to be used effectively in the “Haunted Mansion,” where guests ride in “doombuggies,” the ”Living Seas with Nemo and Friends,” where the vehicles are known as “clammobiles,” and also “Buzz Lightyear,” where guests travel (and even control) their “star speeders."

The winner of a Mickey pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Matt N., of Carlisle, PA.


If you missed it, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb100616.pdf

This month we continue with the special crossword puzzle series, concentrating on Disney History. The subject of this month’s puzzle will be “This Month in Disney History: September.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of September. Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 27, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in late September.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

August 28, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler - August 2016

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle.

http://allears.net/ae/mb072616-key.pdf

We received 69 correct responses, all of you knowing that the working name for the UNICEF Exhibit, one of the four attractions planned for the New York World’s Fair, was the “Pepsi Cola Exhibit.” After Disney took control of the project, which Pepsi was unhappy with, the concept was changed to a boat ride system and the name changed to “Children of the World.” After the World’s Fair was over, the attraction was moved to Disneyland in 1966, but Pepsi’s sponsorship was dropped in favor of Bank of America. Pepsi-Cola had sponsored several attractions and restaurants since 1955, but by 1990 those were gone.

The winner of a Goofy pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Rich M. of Philadelphia, PA.

If you missed it, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb082616.pdf

This month we continue with the special crossword puzzle series, concentrating on Disney History. The subject of this month’s puzzle is “This Month in Disney History - August.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of August. Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 25, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in late September.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

July 26, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler - July 2016

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb062416-key.pdf

We received 37 correct responses, all of you knowing that the country music label founded on June 1, 1997, was indeed Lyric Street Records. It was so-named after the street in California where Walt and Roy Disney lived. It always amazes me that almost every person, building, street, characters, attractions, roads, bridges, paths, props, etc., have some of sort of name attached, and usually derive from something else in Disney lore. I believe that is the main reason for the popularity of anything Disney.

As an example, the pathway at Walt Disney World between the Boardwalk Resort and the entrance to Disney's Hollywood Studios has a name, which I dare you to try to find on any map or sign! Its name is the Judson Green Walkway, so named for Judson Green, who served as an upper level manager at WDW from 1981 to 1987. He also served as CFO of the Walt Disney Company from 1989 to 1991, was named president of Walt Disney Attractions in 1991 and chairman in 1998.

The winner of a Walt Disney World pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Tracy H. of Birmingham, AL.

If you missed it, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

http://allears.net/ae/mb072616.pdf

This month we continue with the special crossword puzzle series, concentrating on Disney History. The subject of this month’s puzzle is “This Month in Disney History - July.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of July. Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 24, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid- to late August.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

June 24, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler - June 2016

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to the last crossword puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb053116-key.pdf

We received 41 correct responses; all of you knew that Donald Duck’s middle name, according to his draft card seen in the short “Donald Gets Drafted,” was indeed Fauntleroy. Someone asked me if there was any significance to this name in Disney lore, and this was what I found on http://www.meetthemouse.com/donald-ducks-middle-name/#

"Donald Duck’s middle name, as revealed by a close-up of his draft card in the 1942 wartime cartoon ‘Donald Gets Drafted’, is Fauntleroy. His full name really is Donald Fauntleroy Duck, which is unique because he is the only Disney character to have an official middle name.

"Why Fauntleroy? Well, although we don’t know for sure one way or the other, there is a clue in the meaning of the name. Fauntleroy means ‘an excessively well-mannered or elaborately dressed young boy.’ Combined with what we know of Donald’s smart little sailor suit and notorious bad temper, the name is likely a Disney joke. Donald’s parents were apparently into peculiar names though, as they named his sister Dumbella."

The winner of a Donald Duck pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Thomas H. of Absecon, NJ.

If you missed it, that’s OK, because here’s another chance!

This month we continue with the special crossword puzzle series concentrating on Disney History. The subject of this month’s puzzle is “This Month in Disney History, June.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of June. Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

http://allears.net/ae/mb062416.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 22, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid- to late July.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

June 1, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler - May 2016

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Very late this month! So, so sorry! But better late than never, here is the solution to last month’s crossword puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb042616-key.pdf

We received 35 correct responses; all of you knowing that the only Walt Disney Feature Animation film to be released during the month of April was “Home on the Range.” Prior to that the most popular month for animated feature releases was by far the month of November.

The winner of a Mickey pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Al S. of Newark, DE.

If you missed it, that’s OK, because here’s another chance!

This month we continue with the special crossword puzzle series concentrating on Disney History. The subject of this month’s puzzle will be, “This Month in Disney History: May.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of May. Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

http://allears.net/ae/mb053116.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 17, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid- to late June.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

April 28, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler - April 2016

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to last month’s crossword puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb031816-key.pdf

We received 58 correct responses. All of you knew that the last attraction that Walt Disney personally supervised before his passing in 1966 was the Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland. To many guests' surprise when Walt Disney World opened in 1971, there was no Pirates attraction to be found! Incredibly, Disney felt that there would be little interest in an attraction concerning marauding pirates in the Caribbean because of the proximity of this area to the Florida coast. To meet the demands of early guests, a Pirates attraction was quickly created based on the Disneyland version. It opened in 1973, exactly seven years after Walt’s passing.

The winner of a Stitch pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Angela P. of Jacksboro, TN.


If you missed it, that’s OK, because here’s another chance!

This month we continue with the special crossword puzzle series concentrating on Disney History. The subject of this month’s puzzle will be, “This Month in Disney History, April.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of April. Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

http://allears.net/ae/mb042616.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 15, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid- to late May.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

March 18, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler - March 2016

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to last month’s crossword puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb021516-key.pdf

We received 40 correct responses. All of you knew that the section of the moderate resort Dixie Landings that opened in February 1992 was called Alligator Bayou. The other section of this resort was referred to as the Magnolia Bend Mansions. In 2001, it was merged with Port Orleans Resort to form one huge moderate resort. The Dixie Landings part of the combined resort is now referred to as the Riverside area. The potentially controversial nature of the original resort name may have had something to do with the name change.

The winner of a Disney Cruise Line pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Stefanie V. of Ada, MI.

If you missed it, that’s OK, because here’s another chance!

Continuing with the special puzzle series concentrating on Disney History, the subject of this month’s puzzle is “This Month in Disney History, March.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of March. Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

http://allears.net/ae/mb031816.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 13, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid- to late April.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

February 17, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler - February 2016

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here is the solution to last month’s crossword puzzle, commemorating the 20th anniversary of AllEars.Net.

http://allears.net/ae/mb011516-key.pdf


We received 51 correct responses; all of you knowing that the theme of the 15-month celebration of Walt Disney World’s 25th Anniversary, which actually began in 1996, was “Time to Remember the Magic.” The celebration was highlighted by the conversion of Cinderella Castle into what many people lovingly referred to as the Pepto-Bismol®-Pink Cake! You either loved it or hated it; I heard there were many cancelled weddings that year!

The winner of a Figment pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Danielle M. of Bartonsville, PA.

If you missed it, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

Starting this month we are going to go back to crossword puzzles, but continue the special puzzle series I started last month, concentrating on Disney History. The subject of this month’s puzzle will be “This Month in Disney History, February.” All of these events happened sometime during the month of February. Please note, for this puzzle ALL of the clues are used.

http://allears.net/ae/mb021516.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 13, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid- to late March.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

January 16, 2016

The Mousy Mindboggler -- January 2016

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® newsletter, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

I only received 15 correct responses to last month’s Guest Blog Picture Quiz! I guess these picture quizzes are more difficult than I thought! Yah can’t blame a guy for trying!

Here are the locations of last month’s Christmas trees:

Photo 1: Animal Kingdom-Entrance
Photo 2: Epcot-World Showcase Plaza
Photo 3: Grand Floridian Resort-Grand Lobby 2nd floor
Photo 4: Magic Kingdom-Town Square
Photo 5: Animal Kingdom Lodge-Kidani Village
Photo 6: Boardwalk Resort-outside on grassy lawn

Photo 3 was the odd photo out.

The winner of a Scrooge McDuck pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Kellie C. of Washington, DC.

If you missed it, that’s OK, because here’s another chance.

This month we are going to go back to a crossword puzzle, but this is a special puzzle I created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of this wonderful site we call home, AllEars.Net!

The subject of this puzzle is “This Year in Disney History, 1996.” All of these events happened sometime during the 1996 calendar year.

For this puzzle ALL of the clues are used. Some of you that attended the anniversary activities last month in Walt Disney World may recognize this puzzle!

http://allears.net/ae/mb011516.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 12, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid- to late February.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

December 31, 2015

Mousy Mindboggler - December 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Every month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

I only received FOUR correct responses to last month’s Guest Blog Picture Quiz! I guess these were more difficult than I thought!

Here are the answers to last month’s photo quiz:

Photo 1: Space Mountain
Photo 2: Pirates of the Caribbean
Photo 3: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Photo 4: Mickey Mouse Revue

As far as what they have in common, each of these attractions is one of a handful of Magic Kingdom attractions that required a separate E-ticket or coupon to ride in addition to the base admission ticket.

These A thru E-tickets were required for most of the park attractions in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom until around 1982, when passport tickets were introduced in anticipation of the opening of Epcot Center.

These were the E-ticket attractions at the Magic Kingdom:
Hall of Presidents
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Haunted Mansion
Jungle Cruise
Country Bear Jamboree
Pirates of the Caribbean
Space Mountain
it’s a small world
Mickey Mouse Revue (later downgraded to D-ticket)

Prior to 1983, an E-ticket ride referred to those attractions that were the most popular, not necessarily the most thrilling. This changed when Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, responded that the experience of a Space Shuttle launch, was similar to an E-ticket ride at Disneyland. This term then became synonymous with the best or most thrilling attractions.

The winner of a Disney villain pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Jeffrey D. of Rocky Mount, VA.

If you missed it last month, don't worry -- Here’s another chance!

Continuing with the photo quiz with a twist idea, I’m going to show you a few cropped pictures of Christmas trees from Walt Disney World

Try to identify where at the Walt Disney World Resort each of these trees can be found, either at one of the theme parks or resort hotels.

OK, if everybody is neat and pretty, let’s begin!

PHOTO 1

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PHOTO 2

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PHOTO 3

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PHOTO 4

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PHOTO 5

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PHOTO 6

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Match each of the following locations with one of the photos above.

-- Magic Kingdom
-- Animal Kingdom Lodge
-- Boardwalk Resort
-- Animal Kingdom
-- Epcot

You'll notice that there is an extra tree photo whose location is NOT on this list.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to identify where at WDW can this extra tree be found!

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

NOTE: Please don't reply to this blog with your answers! If you want a chance at winning the pin, you MUST submit your answer to the email address.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 10, 2016. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid- to late January.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

November 21, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - November 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

I was surprised to receive only 19 correct responses to last month’s Guest Blog Picture Quiz!
Here are the answers:

Photo 1: WDW Railroad
Photo 2: Swiss Family Treehouse
Photo 3: Mad Tea Party
Photo 4: Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade

As far as what they have in common: each of these attractions are one of the 23 original Walt Disney World opening day attractions on Oct. 1, 1971.

It’s interesting to note that other attractions opened not long after the official opening, but not on October 1. For example, Peter Pan’s Flight debuted on Oct. 3, 1971, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea followed on Oct. 24, 1971, and Flight to the Moon opened on Dec. 24, 1971.

I also received many ‘incorrect' responses; not necessarily wrong answers, just not what I was going for. In future puzzles, keep in mind that the attractions shown will have something in common that is unique to them -- and that is the answer that I'm looking for. Things that many or most attractions have -- like music, or audioanimatronics, or signs -- are not the unique sort thing that I'm looking for!

The winner of a Rapunzel pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Meredith A. of Taylors, SC. Thanks everyone for playing!

If you missed it last month, don't worry -- Here’s another chance!

Continuing with the photo quiz with a twist idea, I’m going to show you a few cropped pictures from Walt Disney World

You need to first identify the attraction, shop or restaurant where these pictures were taken. Don’t worry about exact location, just generally identify the location, such as "the Great Movie Ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios."

Next is the ACTUAL answer that I’m looking for!

Tell me what these images have in common that is unique to these attractions. (Note: It will not be something obvious, like "they are all located in the Magic Kingdom.") I’m hoping to make these challenging! And don't forget to look for my hint!

OK, if everybody is neat and pretty, let’s begin!

PHOTO 1

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PHOTO 2

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PHOTO 3

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PHOTO 4

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So, what do they have in common that was specific to these attractions?

Okay, there you go! You should recognize that these are not all opening day attractions or extinct attractions.

This may be a little more challenging, so the hint will be even more important!

Here’s the HINT: Astronaut Sally Ride had this right.

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer -- that is, what these images have in common -- IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

NOTE: Please don't reply to this blog with your answers! If you want a chance at winning the pin, you MUST submit your answer to the email address.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 15, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid- to late December.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

October 18, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - October 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

I was very happy to receive 50 correct responses to the September Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler!

Here are the answers to last month’s photo quiz:
Photo 1: Haunted Mansion
Photo 2: Enchanted Tiki Room
Photo 3: Pirates of the Caribbean
Photo 4: Country Bear Jamboree

As far as what they have in common: Each of these attractions featured the exquisite voice talents of Thurl Ravenscroft. The clue, “That’s Grrreat!” in quotes was to let you know I was thinking about something spoken, like this famous slogan by Tony the Tiger, the mascot for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, which was popularized for many years by Thurl Ravenscroft. Thurl’s voice can be heard in the Haunted Mansion in the graveyard scene; he is the singing broken bust of Uncle Theodore (no, that's not Walt Disney). In the Enchanted Tiki Room, he provides the voice of Fritz, the animatronic parrot. In the Country Bear Jamboree, the voice of the lovable bison head named Buff was provided by Thurl. You can also hear his voice as some of the many pirates in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. In an unrelated note, he could also be heard on the Disneyland Railroad in the 1990s.

I also received many ‘incorrect' responses; not necessarily wrong answers, just not what I was going for!

The winner of a Jasmine pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Thomas B. of Darien, IL. Thanks everyone for playing!

If you missed it last month, don't worry -- Here’s another chance!

Continuing with the photo quiz with a twist idea, I’m going to show you a few cropped pictures from Walt Disney World.

You need to first identify the attraction, shop or restaurant where these pictures were taken. Don’t worry about exact location, just generally identify the location, such as "the Great Movie Ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios."

Next is the ACTUAL answer that I’m looking for!

Tell me what these images have in common that is unique to these attractions. Note: It will not be something obvious, like "they are all located in the Magic Kingdom." I’m hoping to make these challenging! And don't forget to look for my hint!

OK, if everybody is neat and pretty, let’s begin!

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So, what do they have in common that was specific to these attractions?

HINT: This may be a little more challenging, so the hint will be even more important!

There were 23 of these!

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer -- that is, what these images have in common -- IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

NOTE: Please don't reply to this blog with your answers! If you want a chance at winning the pin, you MUST submit your answer to the email address.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 17, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid-October.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

September 16, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - September 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

I was very happy to receive 110 correct responses to the August Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler!

Here are the answers to last month’s photo quiz:
Photo 1: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Photo 2: Space Mountain
Photo 3: TTA PeopleMover
Photo 4: Tom Sawyer Island

As far as what they have in common, the answer I was looking for is that they all have TUNNELS or CAVES.

The winner of a Mickey Mouse pin, randomly drawn from the correct responses, was Patti M. of Germantown, WI.

I also received about a dozen incorrect responses. Many of you thought the first photo was Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and not the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Also, some of you didn’t catch my line of reasoning, or did not notice the clue! That's OK -- it was the first time we tried that sort of puzzle.

If you missed it, don't worry -- Here’s another chance!

Continuing with the photo quiz with a twist idea, I’m going to show you a few cropped pictures from Walt Disney World.

You need to first identify the attraction, shop or restaurant where these pictures were taken. Don’t worry about exact location, just generally identify the location, such as "the Great Movie Ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios."

Next is the ACTUAL answer that I’m looking for!

Tell me what these images have in common. Note: It will not be something obvious, like "they are all located in the Magic Kingdom." I’m hoping to make these challenging! And don't forget to look for my hint!

OK, if everybody is neat and pretty, let’s begin!

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So, what do they have in common, or what is the theme? (Besides the fact that they are all in the Magic Kingdom!)

HINT: “They’re GREAT!"

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer -- that is, what these images have in common -- IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

NOTE: Please don't reply to this blog with your answers! If you want a chance at winning the pin, you MUST submit your answer to the email address.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 15, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid-September

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

August 31, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - August 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month (or later when the D23 Expo gets in the way, as it did this month! Sorry about that!), James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the July Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb071915-key.pdf

There were 30 correct responses to the word search puzzle on Downtown Disney attractions.

The first 10 unused letters in the puzzle were IGACNHSBIH. I caught some of you out with this puzzle, since there were multiple incorrect answers!

The winner of a Pooh pin was Shannon D. of Baileyton, AL. Thanks to everyone for playing!

This month we are are going to change gears and start with a photo quiz with a twist.

First, I’m going to show you several photos, some cropped, from Walt Disney World.

You need to first identify the attraction, shop or restaurant where these pictures were taken. Don’t worry about exact location, just generally identify the location, such as "the Great Movie Ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios."

Next is the ACTUAL answer that I’m looking for!

Tell me what these images have in common. Note: It will not be something obvious, like "they are all located in the Magic Kingdom." I’m hoping to make these challenging!

OK, I hope that is clear enough? If everybody is neat and pretty, let’s begin!

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And what they have in common is...?

HINT: Sometimes there’s a light at the end of these.

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, send me the answer -- that is, what these images have in common -- IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 14, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid-September

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

July 20, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - July 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the June Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb061515-key.pdf

There were just 34 correct responses to the word search puzzle on Animal Kingdom attractions.

The first 10 unused letters in the puzzle were PTWAIFANBS.

The winner of a Sulley pin was Sharon G. of Allentown, PA Thanks to everyone for playing!

This month we are going to finish looking at extinct attractions at the Walt Disney Resort. The last area we will take a look at will be the Downtown Disney district.

Next month we are going to change gears and start with a photo quiz with a twist. Stay tuned!

Here's the link to the new puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb071915.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin: There's no need to send me the completed puzzle, just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row, IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 19, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid-August.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

June 16, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - June 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the May Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb052315-key.pdf

There were just 33 correct responses to the word search puzzle on Extinct Hollywood Studios' attractions.

The first 10 unused letters in the puzzle were either XLPLXUVWTL or XLPLXUVWRT, depending on which REX you chose.

The winner of a Mousketeer pin was Stefanie V. of Ada, MI. Thanks to everyone for playing!

This month we are going to continue looking at extinct attractions at the various Disney Parks. The fifth park we will take a look at will be Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This is WDW’s newest theme park, so there hasn’t been as much change in the landscape as with the other parks.

Here's the link to the new puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb061515.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin: There's no need to send me the completed puzzle, just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row, IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 15, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog in mid-July.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks!

May 24, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - May 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month (or sometimes a bit later, like this month, due to unforeseen circumstances), James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the April Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb042015-key.pdf

There were just 22 correct responses to the word search puzzle on Extinct World Showcase attractions.

The first ten unused letters in the puzzle were SNSQMAANJY.

The winner of a Disney pin was Steve B., of Huntsville, AL. . Thanks to everyone for playing!

This month we are going to continue looking at extinct attractions at the various Disney Parks. The fourth park we will take a look at will be Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS). At least that's what it's called this week; stay tuned, as the Studios is supposed to be undergoing a name change soon.

Here's the link to the new puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/052315.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin: There's no need to send me the completed puzzle, just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row, IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 15, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-June.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks! Until next month...

Disney Craft Projects

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I don't really consider myself to be "crafty" but over the years I have created a few interesting Disney items for our home. I've built several Mickey Lamp Posts; they're about 6' tall. One lights up our patio at home and the others travel in our motor home to add a Disney touch to our campsites wherever we go!

Mickey Lamp Post

The lamps get decorated for special occasions!
Halloween Mickey Lamp Post

Rope lights shaped like Mickey decorate our home for Christmas and Halloween.
Mickey Rope Light

Carol's collection of Antenna Toppers is displayed on wooden racks I have whipped up in my little workshop.
Antenna Topper Racks

Many campers at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground have "Musket Mickey" signs like this one. They are all hand crafted by Warren T. from South Carolina.
Fort Wilderness Sign

Not long ago I was browsing a Facebook page created especially for Canadian Disney fans. The official motto is: A place where everything Disney meets the Great White North.

As I scrolled down through the posts a unique picture caught my eye.
Framed Key To The World Cards

Valerie W. from Belleville Ontario wrote, "So I couldn't figure out what to do with some of the cards I have and decided to make this. When we go again in January I will take the white piece with me and have Characters sign it."

She took the family's Key To The World Cards, attached them to a coloured background, added a white matte and framed them. What a great idea! Character autographs on the matte will be the finishing touch; this piece of home-made art will remind Valerie and her family of their wonderful Disney trip for many years to come.

Valerie's creativity sparked my interest and I began to wonder what other craft ideas were out there. A simple internet search turned up plenty!

Here are samples of just a few.
Halloween Decorations
Disney themed Halloween decorations.

Halloween Stencils
Disney stencils for your Jack-O'Lanterns.

Halloween Treats
Disney Halloween treats.

Instructions for the items in the three images above can be found on the Disney.com site HERE.

Here's a cute Disney Savings Jar from mommity.com. You or your children can use it to save for your next Disney adventure.
Savings Jar
Instructions are HERE.

Have you collected Pressed Pennies from all the Disney Parks? Why not make them into a charm bracelet?
Pressed Penny Bracelet
Find out how at whatido.com HERE.

We all enjoy counting down the days until our next Disney vacation. Here's a project from myfavefinds.com which lets the entire family follow the countdown.
Disney Trip Countdown
See how it's made HERE.

If none of these spark your interest, why not try your own Internet search. Just enter "Disney craft project" in your search engine then scan through the images until you see a project that appeals to you. There are thousands of great ideas out there!

How "Crafty" are you? Have you created any Disney crafts you'd like to share with AllEars.net readers?

April 21, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - April 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the March Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb031815-key.pdf

There were 50 correct responses to the word search puzzle on Extinct Future World attractions.

The first ten unused letters in the puzzle were DWEYNWWENX.

The winner of a Mickey pin was Jodie S. of Williamsburg, VA (heh, neighbor!). Thanks to everyone for playing!

This month we are going to continue looking at extinct attractions at the various Disney Parks. The third park we will take a look at will be Epcot's World Showcase.

There have not been as many changes in the World Showcase section of Epcot as there have been with Future World, so I'm including a few questions on what might have been.

Here's the link to the new puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb02015.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin: There's no need to send me the completed puzzle, just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row, IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 16, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-May.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks! Until next month...

March 19, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - March 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the February Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb021615-key.pdf

There were 39 correct responses to the word search puzzle on Extinct Magic Kingdom attractions.

The first 10 unused letters in the puzzle were WMEHKFKTJW.

The winner of a Steamboat Willie/Mickey pin was Christine L. of Aumsville, OR. Thanks to everyone for playing!

This month we are going to have another word search puzzle. In this one, we will continue looking at extinct attractions at the various Disney Parks. The second park we will take a look at will be Epcot's Future World. The Future World section of Epcot has probably seen the most changes over the years of any of the theme parks in Florida.

Here's the link to the new puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb031815.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin: There's no need to send me the completed puzzle, just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row, IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 14, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-April.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks! Until next month...

February 16, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - February 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the January Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb011615-key.pdf

I was pleasantly surprised to receive almost 200 correct responses to last month's puzzle about Walt Disney quotes!

The bonus answer I was looking for was "The Disneyland Story." Another possible answer was "What is Disneyland?", but that was not the answer you got if you solved the puzzle to reveal the answer by noting the circled letters.

I was also impressed by the number of people that figured out the significance of the date (Oct. 27, 1954) of the first Disneyland television broadcast! My birthdate was indeed Oct. 28, 1954, but since it was one minute after midnight, I considered it occurring in the same evening. Maybe that's where my strange obsession of Disney comes from?

The winner of a Lion King pin was Cristina S. of Sunnyvale, CA. Thanks to everyone for playing!

This month we are going to go back to a word search puzzle, but this will be the first in a series of puzzles examining extinct attractions at the various Disney Parks. The first park we will take a look at will be the Magic Kingdom.

Here's the link to the new puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb021615.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, here's what you should do: There's no need to send me the completed puzzle; just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row, IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 13, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-March.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing!

January 17, 2015

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - January 2015

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the December Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler Word Search:

http://allears.net/ae/mb121614-key.pdf

There were only *8* responses to the word search puzzle about Disney and the Holidays. I guess everyone was too busy getting ready for the holidays to stop and play a game about the holidays!

The first 10 unused letters in the puzzle were OFJZNLKAIC.

The winner of a Cruella DeVil pin was Lynn T. of North Brunswick, NJ. Congratulations, Lynn, and thanks for playing!

This month we are going to change gears and try another crossword puzzle, and the subject this month is the quotable Walter E. Disney.

Walt Disney was a creative genius and a philosopher on many subjects of interest to the American people. Please note that all of the words in the word bank are used in the puzzle. And, if anyone can figure out the personal significance of the date in the bonus clue, I will give you an extra chance in the drawing.

Here's the link to the new puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb011615.pdf

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 13, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-February.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing!

December 17, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - December 2014

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the November Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler Word Search:

http://allears.net/ae/mb111614-key.pdf

There were 36 responses to the word search puzzle on PIXAR Characters. There was a bit of a mix-up in the solution for this puzzle, though. I apologize! There were two ANDY's in the puzzle, so there were two possible solutions! The first 10 unused letters in the puzzle were either GVXYPJBJNR or GVXPJBJNRP. I accepted either answer.

The winner of a Sorcerer Mickey pin was Joel S. of Plainfield, IL. Again, sorry for the confusion, and thanks for playing!

This month we are going to have another word search puzzle, but since it's the holiday season, the subject will be Disney during the Holidays.

Visiting the Disney theme parks during the holidays is a special time. From the decorations to the special entertainment events, it is a wonderful time to visit.

Here's the link to the new word search puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb121614.pdf

If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win a collectible Disney pin, there's no need to send me the completed puzzle; just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row of the puzzle. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 12, 2015. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-January.

As always, any feedback on the puzzle format or topics would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, everyone! May all your Disney dreams come true!

November 16, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - November 2014

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the October Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler Word Search:

http://allears.net/ae/mb101614-key.pdf

There were 71 responses to the word search puzzle on WDW bodies of water. The first 10 unused letters in the puzzle were JOZFUSKLVM.

The winner of a Mike & Sully pin was Jessica P. of Lakewood, CO. Thanks for playing!

This month we are going to continue with a word search puzzle, but this time the subject will be animated PIXAR characters.

From 1995 when the first "Toy Story" arrived in theaters to the latest "Monsters University," it seems Pixar Animation Studios can do no wrong. Disney was so impressed with the company, they decided to bring them into the fold in 2006. During that time they have created literally hundreds of lovable characters, from toys to monsters. At Disney they like to say it all started with a mouse, but at Pixar I guess you could say it all started with a lamp and a ball!

Here's the link to the new word search puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb111614.pdf

If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win a collectible Disney pin, there's no need to send me the completed puzzle; just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row of the puzzle. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 12, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-December.

Since I actually received some wrong answers for the first two word search puzzles, I'm wondering if they may be too hard? What does everyone think? Any feedback on the different format would be appreciated! Drop me a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

And Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

October 17, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - October 2014

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the September Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler Word Search:

http://allears.net/ae/mb091514-key.pdf

There were 55 responses to the word search puzzle on Walt Disney Resorts. The first 10 unused letters in the puzzle were ZANJBWSIYO.

The winner of a Genie pin was Sharon J. of Grove City, OH. Thanks for playing!

This month we are going to continue with another word search puzzle, but this time the subject will be different bodies of water at Walt Disney World.

Water is an integral part of Walt Disney World and especially Central Florida. The first thing that Disney did to the property in Florida, even before building roads, was to construct about 43 miles of canals and 22 miles of levees to handle all of the water! Of all the lakes and rivers at WDW, the only natural body of water was Bay Lake, the rest were man-made.

Here's the link to the new word search puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb101614.pdf

If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win a collectible Disney pin, there's no need to send me the completed puzzle; just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row of the puzzle. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Any feedback on this Word Search format would be appreciated, too!

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 14, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-November.

Enjoy and good luck!

As always, we would love to hear any feedback, or any ideas for themes you'd like to see covered in future puzzles. Drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

September 15, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - September 2014

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the August Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler crossword:

http://allears.net/ae/mb081614-key.pdf

There were 87 correct responses that knew Dewey's real name is Deuteronomy Duck. The other two nephews are named Huebert and Louis.

The winner of a Tigger pin was Julie H. of Topeka, KS. Thanks for playing!

This month I am going to try a little something different! I thought we would try a word search puzzle.

The theme is Walt Disney World Resorts, and the clues are beneath the puzzle. There's no word bank this month, so this may be a little more challenging!

If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win a collectible Disney pin, there's no need to send me the completed puzzle; just list the first 10 unused letters, starting with the first row of the puzzle. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Here's the link to the new word search puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb091514.pdf

Any feedback on the different format would be appreciated!

Send your entries no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 12, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-October.

Enjoy and good luck!

As always, we would love to hear any feedback, or any ideas for themes you'd like to see covered in future puzzles. Drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

August 16, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - August 2014

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

Here's the answer key to the July Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler crossword:

http://allears.net/ae/mb071914-key.pdf

There were 61 correct responses that knew the chipmunk's names, Chip & Dale, originated with an English furniture designer by the name of Thomas Chippendale. Another interesting fact about Disney character names: there are only a handful of animated character names that are used more than once, such as Chip the chipmunk and Chip, Mrs. Potts' son from "Beauty & the Beast." Can you think of any others?

The winner of a Mickey & Minnie pin was April C. of McKinney, TX. Congratulations and thanks for playing!


Continuing this month with the classic Disney character theme, we take a look at Donald's Nephews. This is probably the last of the Disney character puzzles. Here is the link to the crossword puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb081614.pdf


Next month I am considering a series on extinct attractions, such as Horizons and Mickey Mouse Revue. Any input would be appreciated!

The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com. Send the bonus term or phrase no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 12, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-August.

Enjoy and good luck!

As always, James would love to hear any feedback, or any ideas for themes you'd like to see covered in future puzzles. Drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

July 19, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - July 2014

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

"Here's the answer key to the June Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler crossword:

http://allears.net/ae/mb061614-key.pdf

"There were just 79 correct responses from folks who knew that the name of the group of Disney classic characters that includes Daisy is the Sensational Six. The Fab 5 usually refers to the five classic characters, not including Daisy: Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and Donald.

"The winner of a Chip & Dale pin was Sue F. of Marlton, NJ. Thanks to Sue, and everyone, for playing!

"Continuing this month with the classic Disney character theme, we take a look at Chip & Dale. Here's the link to the crossword:

http://allears.net/ae/mb071914.pdf


"These puzzles are getting more and more difficult to create, so I feel change coming on... Stay tuned!

"The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com. Send the bonus term or phrase no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 10, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-July.

Good luck!"

As always, James would love to hear any feedback, or any ideas for themes you'd like to see covered in future puzzles. Drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

June 16, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - June 2014

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This month, James writes:

"We didn't have a puzzle last month, because we were having a great time on the Disney Fantasy with the gang on the AllEars.Net cruise! (By the way, I created a cruise trivia hunt to torture everyone in the group, so if anyone wants a copy, just drop me a line.)

"So... Here is the next puzzle for the June Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb061614.pdf

"This month we continue with the Disney animated character series of puzzles. Next on the list is the temperamental Daisy Duck! Considering that she was in only a handful of cartoons/comics, she gets a lot of exposure at the theme parks and on television!

"The object is, as always, to have fun, but if you'd like a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com. Send the bonus term or phrase no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 10, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-July.

Thanks for playing everyone, and good luck!"

As always, James would love to hear any feedback, or any ideas for themes you'd like to see covered in future puzzles. Drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

May 20, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - April 2014 Solution

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

HOWEVER...

We will not be having a puzzle this month on the Guest Blog, because James was sailing with Deb Wills on the Disney Fantasy on the AllEars.Net Group Cruise!

APRIL SOLUTION:

Below is the solution to last month's Minnie puzzle, though:

http://allears.net/ae/mb041614-key.pdf

Of course, as many of you figured out, "Mickey's Nightmare" was the only cartoon in which Minnie and Mickey were apparently married, but it was just Mickey's dream. Will Mickey ever settle down?

We received 66 correct responses.

The winner of a Mickey Mouse collectible pin was Michael C. from Westminster, MD.

Congrats and thanks for playing!

And remember, look for us again in the middle of June, when we'll be back with the next Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler! We'll be taking a closer look at Daisy Duck.

As always, James would love to hear any feedback, or any ideas for themes you'd like to see covered in future puzzles. Drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

April 16, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - April 2014

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design.

Around the middle of each month, James Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting an all-new puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. The subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

Here's April's challenge!

James says: So, this month we continue with the animated character series. Behind every successful man (mouse) there is a woman (womouse?), and Mickey is no exception! This month we delve deeper into the life of Minnie Mouse, but we still wonder if Mickey will ever make an honest mouse of her!

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb041614.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

The object is to have fun, of course, but if you want a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com. Send the bonus term or phrase no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 7, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-May.

Thanks everyone for playing!

And GOOD LUCK!

MARCH SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb031514-key.pdf

Of course, as many of you knew, Pluto is indeed a bloodhound. We received 82 correct repsonses.

The winner of a Cinderella collectible pin was Susan G. from Scarsdale, NY. Congratulations to Susan and thanks to everyone for playing!

As always, James would love to hear any feedback, or any ideas for themes you'd like to see covered in future puzzles. Drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

March 15, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - March 2014

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

James says: This month we continue with the animated character series. That lovable pup, Pluto is next.

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb031514.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

The object is to have fun, of course, but if you want a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com. Send the bonus term or phrase no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 10, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-April.

Thanks everyone for playing!

And GOOD LUCK!

FEBRUARY SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb021714-key.pdf

The name of Goofy's duck decoy in the 1947 short, "Foul Hunting" was Clementine. We received 65 correct responses.

The winner of this month's random drawing from all the correct responses was Michael M. from Northwood, OH. Michael won a collectible Disneyland Haunted Mansion pin. Congrats and thanks for playing!

As always, James would love to hear any feedback, or any ideas for themes you'd like to a see covered. Drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

February 17, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - February 2014

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb021714.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

Continuing with the animated character's series, this month we take a closer look at Mickey's lovable friend, Goofy!

There is a word bank for this particular puzzle, but beware, not all of the words in the word bank are used in the puzzle.

The object is to have fun, of course, but if you want a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com. Send the bonus term or phrase no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 5, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-March.

Can you believe it's been one year that we've been doing this already? Thanks everyone for playing!

And GOOD LUCK!

JANUARY SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb011614-key.pdf

As many of you knew (93 of you, in fact!), "Working for Peanuts" was the title of the Donald Duck 3-D cartoon that came out in 1953, and could be seen at the Magic Kingdom along with "Magic Journeys" from about 1988-93.

The winner of this month's random drawing from all the correct responses was Jeff B. of Florida, NY, winner of a collectible Figment pin.

As always, James would love to hear any feedback, or any ideas for themes you'd like to a see covered. Drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

January 16, 2014

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler: January 2014

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb011614.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

This month we continue with our series of puzzles based on the most popular Disney animated characters. The next character is one of the so-called "Fab 5," Donald Duck. (The others are Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto!)

There is a word bank for this particular puzzle, but beware, not all of the words in the word bank are used.

The object is to have fun, of course, but if you want a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com. Send the bonus term or phrase no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 5, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-February.

GOOD LUCK!

DECEMBER SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb121713-key.pdf

The answer to the bonus clue was, of course, IllumiNations. During the holiday season, after the regular IllumiNations nighttime show is finished, Disney adds a special holiday tag, which includes narration by Walter Cronkite, "Let There Be Peace on Earth" sung by the Boys Choir of Harlem, and "Peace on Earth," spoken in the different languages of the World Showcase. There are so many fireworks in the finale of this segment, that you have no problem hearing and feeling them in your chest! It is quite moving and not to be missed.

The winner of this month's random drawing from 91 correct responses was Doris B., of Vienna, ME, who will receive a Disney collectible pin.

Thanks so much for playing, and Happy New Year!

P.S. We are quickly coming up on our first anniversary of running these puzzles -- can you believe it? James would love to hear some feedback, or any ideas for themes you'd like to a see covered. Drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

December 17, 2013

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - December 2013

Holly Bar

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb121713.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

This month we are going to take a temporary break from the classic animated characters and try a special Disney Parks for the Holidays edition. We will return with a puzzle on Donald Duck next month.

There is a word bank for this particular puzzle, and ALL of the words in the word bank are used in the puzzle.

The object is of course to have fun, BUT if you want a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme.

Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com

Send the bonus term or phrase no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 10, 2014. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-January.

GOOD LUCK!

Holly Bar

NOVEMBER SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb111613-key.pdf

As 53 of you knew, the watch that Mickey wore in the short film, "Mickey's Big Break" was, ironically, a Michael Eisner watch. At the time Mr. Eisner was the CEO of the Walt Disney Company.

The winner of this month's Disney collectible pin is Ron H. of Naugatuck, Connecticut. Ron's entry was picked at random from all of the correct responses.


Thanks for playing, everyone!

We hope you enjoy this Mousy Mindboggler, and we welcome any comments or suggestions. And if you have an idea for a puzzle theme that you'd like to see, drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Holly Bar

November 16, 2013

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - November 2013

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb111613.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

This month we are starting a completely new series on the early cartoons of the traditional Disney characters. Where else would we start but with the Big Cheese himself, Mickey Mouse?

The object is of course to have fun, BUT if you want a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme.

There is a word bank for this puzzle, but beware, ALL of the words in the word bank are NOT used in the puzzle.

Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com

Send the bonus term or phrase no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 7, 2013. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-December.

GOOD LUCK!

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OCTOBER SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb101713-key.pdf

As many of you knew (171 in fact), the bonus clue answer was Safari Village, the original name of the central area, or 'hub' of the Animal Kingdom. The name was changed sometime in 2000-2001 to Discovery Island, which was also the name of the small zoological island in the middle of DIsney's Bay Lake that closed in 1999. Discovery Island, which is surrounded by the Discovery River, is home to Animal Kingdom's icon, The Tree of Life.

Greg and Mary K., whose entry was picked at random from all of the correct responses, won this month's Disney collectible pin.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

We hope you enjoy this Mousy Mindboggler, and we welcome any comments or suggestions. And if you have an idea for a puzzle theme that you'd like to see, drop James a line at dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com. Thanks!

October 16, 2013

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb101713.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

This month's new puzzle continues the theme park subject by looking at DIsney's Animal Kingdom. The bonus clue this month shouldn't be near as tough as last month's! Good Luck!

The object is of course to have fun, BUT if you want a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. This month, we think that the bonus clue is tough enough that you'll actually have to complete most of the puzzle to come up with the solution! Good Luck!

Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com

Send the bonus term or phrase by email no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 8, 2013. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-November.

GOOD LUCK!

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SEPTEMBER SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb091613-key.pdf


As many of you discovered (142 of you!), the bonus clue answer was Capt. Horatio Witherspoon, for many years serving as the preshow narrator for the Voyage of the Little Mermaid attraction. His voice is long gone, but a picture of his wife is still hanging on the wall of the preshow area, along with many other artifacts; make it a point to check them out!

The name picked at random from all of the correct responses to receive a DIsney pin was Rachel M. of Quincy, MA.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

We hope you enjoy this Mousy Mindboggler, and we welcome any comments or suggestions.

September 16, 2013

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler: September 2013

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin! On a trial basis, we'll be running the same Mindboggler puzzle in this Guest Blog as we will in the month-end Bits and Bites issue of the AllEars Newsletter.

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb091613.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

This new puzzle continues the theme park subject by looking at DIsney's Hollywood Studios.

The object is of course to have fun, BUT if you want a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme. This month, we think that the bonus clue is tough enough that you'll actually have to complete most of the puzzle to come up with the solution! Good Luck!

Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com

Send the bonus term or phrase by email no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 7, 2013. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-October.

GOOD LUCK!

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AUGUST SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb081613-key.pdf

As many of you knew (242 of you, along with readers from the AllEars Newsletter!), the bonus clue answer was the World Showplace, which by the way, has some of the largest restrooms on property! (Some of you made the mistake of calling it the World Showcase.) This pavilion hosts the annual Epcot Pin Event, which just concluded, and one of our favorites, the Party for the Senses, which occurs on Saturday nights during the annual Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Not to be missed!

Jim picked two winners at random from all of the correct responses to receive a DIsney pin. They were Jeff F. of Watertown, WI and Lisa Z. . Thanks for playing, everyone!


We hope you enjoy this Mousy Mindboggler, and we welcome any comments or suggestions.

August 16, 2013

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler: August 2013

Riddle

THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb081613.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

Continuing this month with the theme park attractions theme, we take a look at Epcot. These puzzles shouldn't be too difficult, even without a word bank.

The object is of course to have fun, BUT if you want a chance to win a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme.

Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com

Send the bonus term or phrase by email no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 7, 2013. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-September.

GOOD LUCK!

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JULY SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb071513-key.pdf

There were 98 correct entries this month with the name of the new Fantasyland roller coaster debuting next year: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. This is the first coaster to be built at Walt Disney World since the Rock 'n Roller Coaster opened in 1999.

The winner of a Pluto pin was Ashley E. of Macomb, MI.

Thanks for playing!

We hope you enjoy this Mousy Mindboggler, and we welcome any comments or suggestions.

Thanks for playing!

July 16, 2013

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler: July 2013

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle here in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb071513.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

This month's puzzle starts a series on theme park attractions. Of course, we start with the Magic Kingdom! These puzzles shouldn't be too difficult, even without a word bank.

As always, we want you to have fun with this puzzle. BUT if you want a chance at a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme.

Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com

Send the bonus term or phrase by email no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 4, 2013. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-August.

GOOD LUCK!

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JUNE SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb061513-key.pdf

As many of you knew (and 106 of you did!), the name of the river that "flows in a circle" was the Chakranadi River, which can be found on the Kali River Rapids, located in Asia in Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The winner of a Mickey & Minnie pin was Pamela VanAustin of Robertsdale, AL.

We hope you enjoy this Mousy Mindboggler, and we welcome any comments or suggestions.

Thanks for playing!

June 15, 2013

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - June 2013

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb0601513.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

This month's puzzle theme involves bodies of water at Walt Disney World. Given a location at WDW, come up with the name of the river, lake, spring or pool that's most closely associated with that location. As always, not all words in the word bank are used in the puzzle.

Have fun with this "geography lesson," but if you want a chance at a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme.

Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com

Send the bonus term or phrase by email no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 5, 2013. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-July.

GOOD LUCK!

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MAY SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb051513-key.pdf

As many of you knew (and 110 of you did!) Chevrolet is the new sponsor of Test Track. Prior to the recent rehab, General Motors was the long-time sponsor of this pavilion.

WInner of the random drawing and a Mickey collectible pin was Kevin of Destrehan, LA.

We hope you enjoy this new version of the Mousy Mindboggler, and we welcome any comments or suggestions.

May 15, 2013

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler - May 2013

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James also Shares the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler Puzzle is a crossword-style puzzle with a special theme: sponsors of Walt Disney World attractions, shops, restaurants and even parades, both past and present.

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb0501513.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

This month's puzzle is a little more challenging, but James has included a "word bank" to help you out with potential answers. Remember though, that not all of the words in the word bank are used in the puzzle!

Have fun with this "history lesson," as James calls it, but if you want a chance at a Disney collectible pin, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme.

Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com

Send the bonus term or phrase by email no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 5, 2013. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-June.

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APRIL SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler on Walt Disney World Resorts:

http://allears.net/ae/mb042013-key.pdf

As you can see (and over 300 of you did!), the answer to the bonus clue was RESERVATIONS.

It's hard to believe that they ever could be completely booked, considering there are more than 30,000 resort rooms, including Disney Vacation Club units, on property!

The winner of a Disney Cruise Line Pirate Minnie pin was Robert Jacob of Easley, SC, whose entry was randomly selected from all of the correct responses.

We hope you enjoy this new version of the Mousy Mindboggler, and we welcome any comments or suggestions.

Have fun!

April 20, 2013

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler (April 2013)

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James is also going to Share the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

This second Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler Puzzle (a little bit late this month, sorry) is a crossword-style puzzle with the theme: Walt Disney World Resorts.

Here's the link to this month's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb042013.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

The purpose of this puzzle is to provide a fun way to learn, but if you want to take it a step further, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme.

Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com

Send the bonus term or phrase by email no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 5, 2013. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-May. (And we promise we'll be on time next month!)

MARCH SOLUTION:

Here is the answer key to last month's Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler:

http://allears.net/ae/mb031513-key.pdf

The winner of a Walt Disney World Tinker Bell pin was Amy Wolter from Temple, PA. Her name was randomly selected from 82 correct responses who knew that John Ratzenberger was indeed considered PIXAR's lucky charm, since his voice is heard in every one of PIXAR's animated features.

We hope you enjoy this new version of the Mousy Mindboggler, and we welcome any comments or suggestions.

Have fun!

March 15, 2013

Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler

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THE MOUSY MINDBOGGLER

If you subscribe to the AllEars® Weekly Newsletter, you'll know that we run a little game called the Mousy Mindboggler. Sometimes it's a word game, sometimes it's a riddle, sometimes it's some other brain-teasing challenge -- but it's always fun!

Once each month, in the AllEars® Bits and Bites issue, our friend James Dezern (known as "dzneynut" around several Disney discussion forums) supplies us with a puzzle of his own design. The puzzles have some sort of Disney theme, of course, but will not be restricted to the Disney theme parks. The type of puzzle is up to James. Also up to him? The bestowing of a prize -- a collectible Disney pin from his extensive collection.

Around the middle of each month, James is also going to Share the Magic in another way -- by posting a puzzle in this AllEars.Net Guest Blog. Again, the subject of the puzzle will vary, and James will award the winner of the challenge a collectible Disney pin!

The first Mid-Month Mousy Mindboggler Puzzle is a crossword-style puzzle with the theme: The Voices of PIXAR Characters. Potential answers are in the "word bank" under the puzzle, but don't be fooled! Not all of the words in the word bank are used in the puzzle.

Here's the link to this week's puzzle:

http://allears.net/ae/mb031513.pdf

So... Think you know Disney inside and out? Put on your thinking cap!

The purpose of this puzzle is to provide a fun way to learn, but if you want to take it a step further, arrange the letters that are circled in the puzzle to come up with the answer to the bonus question, which relates to the puzzle theme.

Send your resulting answer IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF AN EMAIL addressed to dzneynut.puzzle@gmail.com

Send the bonus term or phrase by email no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 22, 2013. All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing, and the winner will be awarded a Disney pin. The answers and drawing winner will be posted in this Guest Blog, along with a new puzzle, in mid-April.

We hope you enjoy this new version of the Mousy Mindboggler, and we welcome any comments or suggestions.

Have fun!

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