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March 7, 2011

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival - 2011

Every year, I look forward to checking out the Epcot Spring and Fall Festivals. Disney works to add new experiences for us and enhance the ones we know and love. For example, the butterfly-net area in Future World is larger and more intricate this year. As I wandered past Innoventions Plaza in Future World, I soon encountered topiaries of Winnie the Pooh and friends, a teaser for the new Disney animated movie due in theaters this summer.
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I searched Future World for Mickey images and was happy to see colorful classic Mickeys in the landscaping to the right of the bridge to World Showcase.
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As I walked left toward the Mexico Pavilion from the central bridge to World Showcase, I passed by the Duffy the Disney Bear gazebo and then spotted Mickey holding Duffy outside the Disney Traders store. All Duffy Bears have classic Mickeys on the bottoms of their feet.
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As I approached the miniature train exhibit in the Germany pavilion, I saw several folks in front of me stop and point. At the right side of the train exhibit, a new tower rose from the ground and awed me and others around me. It was the tower from the movie "Tangled."
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For the Epcot spring festival, there's usually a sand sculpture somewhere in Future World. This year, the gorgeous sculpture is highlighting the upcoming Disneynature film: African Cats, due for release on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.
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Read more about Steve's Hidden Mickey finds on AllEars.net

Steve maintains a Catalog of Hidden Mickeys on the Hidden Mickeys Guide.

NEW! Hidden Mickeys Go to Sea: A Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line's Best Kept Secrets is available on Amazon.com Hidden Mickeys Go to Sea: A Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line's Best Kept Secrets


The FOURTH Edition of Steve's Walt Disney World Hidden Mickeys book is available on Amazon.com. Hidden Mickeys, 4th Edition: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best-Kept Secrets

His SECOND Edition of Disneyland's Hidden Mickeys is also available on Amazon.com Disneyland's Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to the Disneyland Resort's Best-Kept Secrets


March 27, 2011

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at WDW

My wife Vickie was lucky to successfully register us for the Social Media Moms Conference at the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World, March 17 - 20, 2011.

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Disney merged this conference with its Magic of Healthy Living weekend program.
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Disney Magic of Healthy Living began in September 2010 and includes public service announcements on Disney television and radio featuring First Lady Michelle Obama and Disney Channel celebrities. The program showcases two websites, one for kids (Disney.com/healthyfun), and the other offering healthy living advice, including recipes (Family.com/healthymagic).

The weekend conference featured speakers who entertained the Social Media blogger audience with inspirational stories and advice about working in social media. For example, Chris Brogan offered many tips about successfully navigating the vast and growing social web universe.

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Chris Brogan (ChrisBrogan.com) is the New York Times bestselling co-author of the book "Trust Agents" and a regular columnist for "Entrepreneur Magazine." His presentation was humorous and very educational, for me at least. For example, he feels strongly that bloggers should use YouTube because it’s the No. 2 search engine. Videos on YouTube should be brief and have high-quality audio.

Friday night dinner was served on the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show stage. I have never been so close to the classic Hidden Mickey in the window below the "Motomania" sign at the rear of the stage!

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On Saturday morning, breakfast at Citricos Restaurant included appearances by Megan, the Jiko Restaurant sommelier, and Brian, the California Grill Restaurant chef.

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The weekend at WDW was well-planned, fun and informative, and I trust that many bloggers in the audience are now Disney fans!

Read more about Steve's Hidden Mickey finds on AllEars.net

Steve maintains a Catalog of Hidden Mickeys on the Hidden Mickeys Guide.

NEW! Hidden Mickeys Go to Sea: A Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line's Best Kept Secrets is available on Amazon.com Hidden Mickeys Go to Sea: A Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line's Best Kept Secrets


The FOURTH Edition of Steve's Walt Disney World Hidden Mickeys book is available on Amazon.com. Hidden Mickeys, 4th Edition: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best-Kept Secrets

His SECOND Edition of Disneyland's Hidden Mickeys is also available on Amazon.com Disneyland's Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to the Disneyland Resort's Best-Kept Secrets

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