Remembering Alan Young

Mickey's Christmas Carol was my favorite Disney short cartoon as a kid. While I loved Lonesome Ghosts and Clockcleaners quite a bit, I absolute fell in love with the Disney retelling of the Dickens classic. It came on TV once with a Making Of feature that we recorded, and I remember almost wearing that tape... Continue Reading →

Disneymoon – Day 6

“Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought – sometimes it isn’t much, either. - Walt Disney

Monday Morning Imagineer – The Shanghai Effect

On May 7th, the soft opening for Shanghai Disneyland began. Not too long after, the first video began to surface of the new attractions in the park, with a lot of attention being paid to the TRON Lightcycle Power Run and Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. While it's hard to judge from video alone, but the buzz for the latest creations of Imagineering is strong.

Confessions of a Theme Park Atheist

Anywhere you look, you'll find rivalries. Yankees vs. Red Sox. Marvel vs. DC. Coke vs. Pepsi. The list goes on and on, with the only certainty being that devout fans of one side have little, if anything, good to say about the other. Theme parks are no different. While people might have a particular favorite,... Continue Reading →

Disneymoon – Day 5

While Buckminster Fuller was not the first to create the structure he would go on to dub the geodesic dome, he patented and popularized the design in the 1950s.

Monday Morning Imagineer – The Process

In 1953, Disneyland was just a 160 acre orange grove. In 1965, Walt Disney World was largely undeveloped swamp. Transforming these plots of land into the kingdoms and resorts we know today took more than just ingenuity and hard work, it required a new degree of creativity.

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