Tag Archives: Walt Disney

Connecting with Walt: ‘Call Me Walt’ by Jim Korkis


To understand a person’s accomplishments, you must understand the person. In his recent book, Call Me Walt: Everything You Never Knew About Walt Disney, Disney historian and author Jim Korkis shares stories about the people and experiences that influenced Walt Disney. This book is not about the animated characters, films, technology, and theme parks Walt […]


Connecting with Walt: Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland


“To the youngsters of today, I say believe in the future, the world is getting better. There is still plenty of opportunity. Why, would you believe it, when I was a kid I thought it was already too late for me to make good at anything.” – Walt Disney Walt Disney was an optimist. He […]


Connecting with Walt: Disney Legend Eyvind Earle


Eyvind Earle was inducted as a Disney Legend in the category of Animation in 2015. Disney fans and film critics regard Evyind’s work on the 1959 feature film Sleeping Beauty as his most important contribution to The Walt Disney Studio and to the art of animation. To fully appreciate Eyvind Earle’s art and legacy we […]


Disneyland History: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Last Live-Action Film Walt Produced


If you walk down Main Street U.S.A. towards Sleeping Beauty Castle, on the left hand side you’ll pass the Fortuosity Shop. It sells primarily timepieces. But where does the name come from? It comes from a song, and you just might be hearing it played on the Main Street music loop as you pass. “Fortuosity” […]


Disney Dining Plan Review – Breakfast at Be Our Guest


On our recent trip, I was able to check another thing off my Disney wish list. Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. Up until this point we had enjoyed both the quick service at lunch and the table service at dinner. Both with varying degrees of success. So I was really […]


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 […]


A Tale of The Daily Poutine and a Canadian


This born and raised Canadian was lucky enough to spend some time living in Orlando Florida.  Like anyone who moves to a different country, there are certain things I missed from home. The Canadian Pavilion could provide some relief but it was always nice to have more. You can imagine how excited I was when I […]


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 […]