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Tuesday, July 25, 2006
The Magic in Pixels. com



Just wanted to officially announce that my new site THE MAGIC IN PIXELS is now open. The site is the culmination of all the hard work and nice comments that I have received from you readers. So, go over there, check it out, and let me know what you think and what your suggestions for improvements are. I value all feedback and try to respond to all emails so please continue with your support and thanks for everything!

Now...I am off to WDW for some more fun in the sun and to work on a MAJOR surprise project that I can't announce quite yet but I am sure it will bring a smile to your faces once it is announced.

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Permalink      Written at 2:13 PM by Tim.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
New Site I Found...
i just wanted to let everyone know about a new disney information site that i discovered after meeting it's creator and webmaster, Tim Foster at the DisMeets in Allentown this past weekend. His site, GUIDE TO THE MAGIC . COM is fantastic.

it is wonderfully designed and has a very attractive layout. i suggest anyone looking for information on a disney trip or looking for a bit of trivia or anything else go check out his site and click around for awhile. even if you don't care, go there just to see what good web design looks like.

Tim is a great guy who puts a lot of time and effort into his creations and what he designs is really top notch. Stop reading this and go check it out....NOW!



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Permalink      Written at 8:08 PM by Tim.
Monday, July 17, 2006
Relive the Magic....new incredibly low price...
Just wanted to let everyone know that the Relive the Magic: All of WDW on DVD is now only $49 for a limited time. Also the brand new Disneyland 20 DVD set is also just $49 for a limited time. To purchase, just click through the ads on either the left side of this page or the banners at the bottom. In addition to getting a nice souvenir of the parks, you are helping to support this site.

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Permalink      Written at 6:58 PM by Tim.
What is Disney Magic all about?


One of the speakers at the DisMeets was Mike Scopa from Mouseplanet.com and he spoke about "Disney Magic" and what it is all about. Which got me to thinking....what does Disney Magic mean for me personally? I had always enjoyed going to the parks and seeing the sights, smelling the smells (good and bad), riding the rides, seeing the shows, etc. I liked it because it was fun and you could check your brain at the gate (a few folks seem to check a little too much brain or didnt have enough to begin with, but I digress) and just have pure childlike fun despite your age. I mean, seriously folks, here I am at almost 30 years old -with a chance I might not ever see my wife and baby again every time I go to work- getting all excited over someone in a "halloween costume"...err, Mickey costume. One of my co-workers likes to kid me about "going to Disney World AGAIN?" and reminds me over and over that "IT'S A FAKE CASTLE", among other unrepeatable barbs and jabs all made in good fun.

I came to understand the true meaning of Disney Magic at the end of June when Karen and I took our son, Billy, to the Magic Kingdom for the very first time. Here we are, 29 and 28 respectively, with this little 5 month old bundle of joy, and I can honestly tell you that walking down Main Street USA for the first time toward that "fake castle" I was absolutely overcome with joy and wonder that I was able to share this place that I love so much with this precious child that I love so much, that I thought I was going to have tears in my eyes.


Which brings me back to Mike Scopa's talk about Disney Magic. He asked if anyone ever had tears in their eyes during IllumiNations at Epcot or Wishes! at the Magic Kingdom and I raised my hand to say YES! I was not ashamed of this, but rather proud as a father to be able to have my beautiful wife and precious son in this "magicial" place that I love so much. During the fireworks that I have seen so many times, I looked over at my wife who was holding Billy and I saw this look of pure wonder and joy on Billy's face that I got this photo and the tears started welling up, in my eyes and in Karen's.

We could have seen fireworks anywhere and I am sure he would have had quite the similar look on his face, but being there near that fake castle in Fantasyland with all of the other fake things, listening to the Wishes! soundtrack among all the other "believers" made me realize the true meaning of Disney Magic. It's not what you see with your eyes; we all know that it's not real. Rather, it's what you feel with your HEART and what you allow your IMAGINATION to tell you is real and what isn't. As Jiminey Cricket tells us, "When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true." So the next time you go to a Disney theme park, which I hope is soon, take a second to stop and think about what Disney Magic means to you....

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Permalink      Written at 1:13 PM by Tim.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Dis Meet, Allentown 2006




I am going to attend the DisMeets in Allentown next Saturday, sponsoring a table and man am I excited. For those who don't know what a DisMeets is, they are gathering of Disney fans with a large amount of "Disney Internet Celebrities" thrown in. The meet is sold out, but if any of you are going, please stop by my table and say hi.

For more information, go to THE OFFICIAL DISMEETS WEBSITE.

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Permalink      Written at 2:23 PM by Tim.
Monday, July 03, 2006
IllumiNations (Epcot)




Posted per request of Andy...plenty more where this came from.

Not a lot of time to write anything, just got back from Florida this afternoon and I have a ton of stuff to do around the house and a crying baby to boot, so see you tomorrow. Have a safe and healthy 4th and please don't drink and drive.

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Permalink      Written at 10:45 PM by Tim.