Author Archives: Chuck Mirarchi

Originally from Philadelphia and now living in New York City, Chuck has worn many hats including pastry chef, hotel manager and his current position as a publicist. Ever since he was a kid, Chuck had a passion about everything Walt Disney including going on a local Philly quiz show when he was twelve where his area of expertise was Walt Disney. He loves going to see great performers, amazing museums, seeing Broadway shows, eating in all kinds of restaurants and traveling. Chuck's favorite cities to visit are Paris, London, Las Vegas and Turin. He, of course, loves Walt Disney World and Disneyland.


Book Review: “Travels with Walt Disney” – Follows A Globe-trotting Walt Disney Through Pictures

TRAVELS WITH WALT DISNEY A Photographic Voyage Around the World By Jeff Kurtti 152 pp. Disney Editions. $29.99 On Sale: April 3, 2018 One of the things that made Walt Disney a creative genius was his sense of adventure, wonder, and curiosity. Whether it was growing up in Marceline, Missouri, traveling through South America, or […]


The Definitive Disney Gift Guide – Part Two

Previously, I covered the must-have Disney books to give this holiday season. Now, comes some other really cool and unique Disney gifts to give to the ultimate Disney fan in your life or to put on your list this holiday season! Happy shopping. Culinary Disney Pixar Oval Slow Cooker, 7 quart, Black / $35.00*) – […]



“Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food” Proves Food IS an Attraction

  In spite of achieving great success in his life, Walt Disney was a man of simple pleasures. This simplicity can be seen in his animation, feature films and Disneyland. Whether it was because of his humble beginnings or not, Walt’s food preferences also veered towards simple, plain foods. “I have one comforting thought,” said […]


Mark Hamill Reminisces About ‘Star Wars’ and Carrie Fisher

This past weekend, Mark Hamill gave a talk – “An Evening with Mark Hamill” – at the Hammerstein Theatre, as part of this year’s NY Comic Con. Dressed all in black with a hoodie over his head, he came out on stage accompanied by the theme from “Star Wars.” The evening was billed as “… […]


Painting A Complete Picture: “Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation”

In the early part of the twentieth century, women had a limited choice of occupations. If they were not working as dressmakers, teachers, domestic service workers or nurses, they were housewives and mothers. However, in Hollywood, California, another option was available – working in animation. “As artists, women could find professional roles within Ink & […]


Disney’s Wait Time “Red Cards” Are Going Away

One of the “unwritten” must-dos at many Disney Parks is to get a “red card,” or as they are officially known as, FLIK Cards. According to an online story on the Inquisitr, writer Danny Cox says that these red cards will be a thing of the past. These FLIK Cards – or “red cards” as […]


David A. Bossert’s New Book Tells Just How Lucky Oswald Really Is

OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT The Search For The Lost Disney Cartoons By David A. Bossert 176 pp. Disney Editions. Hardback, $40.00. On Sale: August 27, 2017 If you were to ask most Disney fans about the history of Oswald, they would tell you he was created by Walt Disney, lost to Winkler Productions and as […]


The History of the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa – Part Two

Photo: TripAdvisor Part one of The History of the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa explored the original resort planned for the resort and the designing of the Grand Floridan. Now we’ll look at the resort’s design and its more recent history. The Look of the Resort The Grand Floridan Beach Resort Lobby / circa 1980s […]


Book Review: “Of Mouse and Men – Confessions of a Walt Disney World Character Performer”

As guests arrive at Disneyland or Walt Disney World, they pass under an archway before heading onto Main Street U.S.A. Above the archway is a plaque that reads, “Here You Leave Today and Enter the World of Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy.” And that is exactly why people love going to a Disney Park. It’s fun. […]