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Monday, July 30, 2007
TMIP Raises $156 for Make a Wish at Magic Meets!

For Immediate Release

July 14, 2007
Camp Hill, PA


Over 500 Disney Fans made some magic happen this weekend, raising $9000.00 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America through the DisneyWorldTrivia.com Dream Team Project Silent Auction, held at Fred Block’s MagicMeet in Camp Hill, PA. The auction included over 115 lots of Disney-related theme baskets, collectibles, and experiences.

Tim Devine, photographer and webmaster, generously donated an original 16 x 20” framed print featuring a quote by Walt Disney over a photograph of fireworks at Walt Disney World. Winning bidder Jeff Crosley paid $156.00 for the inspirational print. Tim Devine’s work can be seen and purchased at his website, http://www.themagicinpixels.com.

Since its founding in 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has granted the wishes of over 50,000 children with life-threatening illnesses to visit a Disney Theme Park, and continues to grant over 5,000 Disney-related wishes each year.

The DisneyWorldTrivia.com Dream Team Project was founded by author, webmaster, and podcaster Lou Mongello for the purpose of raising money to grant the wishes children with serious illnesses to visit Walt Disney World. Portions of the proceeds from the sale of all merchandise sold on DisneyWorldTrivia.com, as well as personal donations made by Lou Mongello from sales of the Walt Disney World Trivia Book, donations from DisneyWorldTrivia.com “Family Members” and friends, and the proceeds of special fundraising events run by the Dream Team Project are all used to help make the life of a child a bit brighter during a difficult time for them and their family. All monies raised by the Dream Team Project are given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America, through a donations page at http://www.firstgiving.com/dwtdreamteam.

Fred Block’s MagicMeets Fan Gatherings is the largest gathering of Disney fans in the Northeast.

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Permalink      Written at 5:46 PM by Tim.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Main Street Flag Retreat (Magic Kingdom)


My grandfather, Bill Neidig, served the county in the Army Air Corps from 1943 - 1946 as a Lt. who flew domestic transports during WWII. Unfortunately, the need for airmen was reduced after the war so he was unable to continue with his service and he had to leave the service. He has always been one of my best friends and he and my grandmother practically raised me growing up so my mom and dad could work and go to school. After finding out about the Main Street USA Flag Retreat last summer, I felt that this would be the perfect honor to try to give him, a man who loves his country, family, and the mouse.

After the Color Guard came out and got him ready (I didn't tell him about this until about 5 minutes beforehand), the Main Street Philharmonic played the Star Spangled Banner while the flag was coming down, then he was presented with it while the Dapper Dans sung God Bless America, the the Philharmonic played a medley of the theme songs from all four branches of the Armed Forces. Finally, he was able to march with this flag back up Main Street USA where the Color Guard secured the flag for the evening backstage.

The last photo is the proud family... from left, my wife Karen, son Billy, Me, Bill, and my mother, Barbara. The experience was amazing... for one 15 minute period, the Magic Kingdom was HIS. Walking into the Magic Kingdom will never be the same for any of us...







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Permalink      Written at 5:36 PM by Tim.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
NEW! Animal Kingdom Wallpaper CD

70 different images in 3 sizes (800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864) to make a total of 210 images on one awesome wallpaper CD. Featuring the beautiful scenery found all around Disney's Animal Kingdom, this CD from The Magic in Pixels' Tim Devine will make you feel like you're right back in Animal Kingdom, without the 300% humidity and 98 degree temperatures.

animal kingdom sample #1

animal kingdom sample #2

animal kingdom sample #3

animal kingdom sample #4

animal kingdom sample #5

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Permalink      Written at 12:08 AM by Tim.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Fantasmic! (Disneyland)

'Nuff said!

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Permalink      Written at 8:59 PM by Tim.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Hi, I am FINALLY back again, just returning from a trip to California which featured a 4 day jaunt through Disneyland. What a wonderful and beautiful tribute to Walt Disney, the man who single-handedly invented the theme park and much of the movie magic that we enjoy so much today.

This wide angle night time view of Sleeping Beauty's Castle features the brass compass which is set in walkway in front of the drawbridge to the Castle.

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Permalink      Written at 11:49 PM by Tim.
Podcast Awards Nomination
It's podcast award nomination time again. Tim, Jackie, Jim, and Nathan are going for an award in the travel category..

The show is magical definition podcast and the url is http://podcast.magicaldefinition.com

Please spread the word and have everyone do a nomination before nomination's end in about 10 days. Go to www.podcastawards.com, click the nominate link near the top, go down to the bottom right and look for the TRAVEL category, and please nominate the MDP for this year's awards (using the information listed above).

Thanks for your help with this... if you need help in nominating, send an email to tim@themagicinpixels.com

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Permalink      Written at 12:24 PM by Tim.