Tag Archives: Walt Disney

A Trek Through the History of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Part One


Introduction From Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the rest of the Fab Five to Disney’s True Life Adventures, animals have always been a part of The Walt Disney Company. Walt even wanted to have live animals at Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise attraction, but because of the logistics and the nature of the animals, that idea was […]


Walt Disney Business and Personal Items Available in July 7 Auction


Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California will be auctioning off numerous items once owned by Walt Disney and the Walt Disney Studios. The auction has been titled “A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios.” Many of the items are relics from the studio, but the auction includes a wide range of Disney memorabilia. […]


A Proposal for the Stitch’s Great Escape! Attraction Space


Unpopular and unpleasant are just a couple words that come to mind when discussing the Stitch’s Great Escape! attraction in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Exciting, albeit unconfirmed, rumors exist regarding future uses of this attraction space. Nonetheless, when considering what plans Disney might have for such a small space, I became worried that the […]


Every Magic Kingdom Restaurant Serves Alcohol and I’m Not Sure How To Feel About It


Disney recently announced that the last 3 alcohol-free restaurants (Cinderella’s Royal Table, The Plaza and Crystal Palace) will start serving drinks. Up until Be Our Guest’s menu debuted with drink specialities in 2012, Magic Kingdom did not serve any alcohol. This fundamental aspect of Disney Resorts has rapidly changed after decades and I’m not sure […]


Weekly World Forecast: June 8-14, 2018


Everyone knows planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be time-consuming. For some, it’s a passion project to work out all the details, but for many others, planning a Walt Disney World vacation can feel daunting. We know at The DIS that your vacation should be a time of relaxation and family bonding. When I […]


Weekly World Forecast: June 1-7, 2018


Everyone knows planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be time-consuming. For some, it’s a passion project to work out all the details, but for many others, planning a Walt Disney World vacation can feel daunting. We know at The DIS that your vacation should be a time of relaxation and family bonding. When I […]


Dwayne Johnson Will Try To Live Up to Walt’s Legacy with the Upcoming ‘Jungle Cruise’ Film


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently posted a video of him signing a contract for the upcoming live-action Jungle Cruise film. Johnson mentioned that undertaking this film is nerve-racking for him. When he was first starting his acting career, around 15 years ago, he saw the trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the […]


Three Years Before Disneyland Opened: What You Didn’t Know


THREE YEARS IN WONDERLAND The Disney Brothers, C.V. Wood, and the Making of the Great American Theme Park By Todd James Pierce 287 pp. University Press of Mississippi. $30.00 Walt Disney is largely credited – and rightfully so – with the vision and creation of Disneyland. However, as many Disney fans know, there were a […]


Disney Legend Bob Gurr Says Disney Is Working on a Contract for New Monorail Cars


On April 28, Celebration Town Hall hosted ‘Working with Walt Disney: An Evening with Disney Legend Bob Gurr.’ The event featured an open panel discussion with Bob Gurr. Gurr was the Imagineer tasked by Walt Disney in the 1950s to create Disneyland’s Monorail System and several other iconic Disney Parks attractions like Autopia and the Matterhorn […]


Connecting with Walt: Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents


“Ever since I was a small boy in Illinois, I have had a great personal admiration for Abraham Lincoln,” said Walt Disney on the December 18, 1966, episode of his Wonderful World of Color television show. On a recent episode of Connecting with Walt, Craig and I explored how Walt’s patriotism and admiration of Abraham […]