What a wonderful way to end the year with Alan Rappa’s killer photo of the entry queue to “It’s a Bugs Life” at DCA. The center station looks like it is …Read This Post
One More Disney Day is… 24 hour party this Wednseday, 2-29-2012 in Disneyland and WDW Magic Kingdom!
Here is the press release:
Take a full 24 hours to create as many memories as you …
The hottest rumor today, December 31, 2011 is whats this “One More Disney Day” promotion all about?
Some say its tied to a leap year promotion. It could be a 24 …Read This Post
I have never seen the subs this way before! Gregg Cooper has captured the essence of the experience of riding underwater and the fascination all the guests feel. Everyone is …Read This Post
This was the ride you RAN TO! As soon as the rope dropped on Main Street every boy worth his salt made a bee-line to the Flying Saucers. This ride …Read This Post
It looks just like the original! This photo was taken by Alain Littaye during the 5th Anniversary Celebration in 2010.
John rides with Mike Kilbert, the lead ride engineer and designer for the attraction. Also, John’s son Bennett and his girlfriend Holly join in the fun. Kathy Mangum, Cars Land …Read This Post
Check out the matching shirts those guys are wearing! One is bounding out of the car while the other (holding a Yashica camera) is wondering where the hell the exit …Read This Post
Yes, there are many who complain about ticket prices for Disneyland and Walt Disney World. “I remember when you could get into the park for 50 cents.” Yea, and I …Read This Post
A photo from a helicopter of “Santa” and one of his helpers flagging the crane to position the holiday star into it’s foundation. I have actually seen the star’s foundation …Read This Post
Here is my Holiday gift to you… 16 brand new international language guidebooks, eight from Disneyland and eight from DCA! Believe it or not this actually took some time to …Read This Post
This is from the press release I just got today: “For the first time, Disneyland Resort will observe Three Kings Day as part of the celebration of holidays. Three Kings Day …Read This Post
It’s A Small World After-all Christmas Show at Disneyland. This holiday show change-out was wonderful!
“Winterfest” concept art by Disneyland Creative Services artist Charles Boyer. Look… the Matterhorn is peeking down Main Street! Unfortunately this 70′s concept never became a reality. It would have been …Read This Post
One of the more overlooked things in the park is the window displays at the Emporium on Main Street. Here is a wonderful display of Peter Pan playing his “Pan” …Read This Post
A Killer shot by Andy Castro of Jack Skellington in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Streeeeaching Room. I love the holiday treatments they did for this attraction!
My old friend Ray Wallace (naval architect) was commissioned in 1957 by former Admiral Joe Fowler to design the Columbia. The ship was constructed at Todd Shipyards in San Pedro, California, …Read This Post
Disneyland Holiday Fireworks for Splash Mountain Bridge – Critter Country
This is a different perspective of the Holiday Fireworks shown over Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. I love the screams of the guests …
This is the most un-christmas family card pose I have ever seen. It’s more like a beat-nick possee! But that was Ward. Always off the wall and alot of fun. A …Read This Post
This very cool attraction lets park guests custom design their own thrill ride using mathematical tools, an innovative touch-screen table and a robotic simulator. This is the first ride to be …Read This Post
The Walt Disney Family Museum’s film of the month: “Christmas with Walt Disney”! Exclusive to the Museum, “Christmas with Walt Disney” highlights the holidays with Walt Disney as he celebrates …Read This Post
So here we are in the new Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse attraction. It’s 1963 and my sister Sue and I are really enjoying the magic this tree has to offer. …Read This Post
Here is another fantastic shot by Gregg L Cooper of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. It sure is putting me in a holiday mood!
Forty five years ago Walt Disney passed away. Below is his last official portrait that hung in my office when I was an Imagineer. I always referred to him as …Read This Post
It’s November 19, 1955, and the Mouseketeers with Jesse Haugh help Walt Disney christen the Disneyland Express Bus. This bus offered non-stop service from the Los Angeles Street Bus Terminal (at 6th …Read This Post
Here is Walt Disney sampling some espresso coffee and sweet treats at the newly opened Creole Cafe in New Orleans Square. They served speciality sandwiches, fritters, phosphates (yep, that’s right), and …Read This Post
Daily the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World has a brief Tiki-torch lighting ceremony about an hour before sunset. One of the luau entertainers makes a special appearance to “wow” …Read This Post
Here it is, the untimate Disney Christmas gift. Vinalmation Sushi Mickys with little Gari and Wasabi Mickys in a gift box with chopsticks. OMG I got to get one!
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The infamous Maynard Smith A.K.A. “The happiest guy at the happiest place on earth” You gotta love this guy!
I collected a lot of stuff during my September trip to WDW. While at the Grand Floridian I made a point to visit the marina and the pool. There I found …Read This Post
Can you say “Comfort Food”? One of the best places to get a hearty breakfast is at the famous River Belle Terrace. World famous for their signature Mickey Mouse pancakes, …Read This Post
CELEBRATION, Fla. December 8, 2011 – A new resort development announced today will expand Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, distinguished as the flagship hotel at the Walt Disney World …Read This Post
Great photo by WJMcIntosh of Monorail Orange turning over the submarine lagoon in Tomorrowland. I enjoy the perspective showing the inside world of the Monorail and the outside world at the …Read This Post
Here it is the 2011 Disneyland Holiday Magic Guide Book! Click on it for full size.
This very cool and historical, two-sided Disneyland Train poster was produced by the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum. “The Disneyland Railroad Digest” is an overview of Disneyland railroad history. It …Read This Post
This set of photos, courtesy of Tom Simpson shows Disneyland Main Street Construction from early 1955. Having a Disney construction background, it still amazes me how they were able to finish …Read This Post
It’s the 22nd of November and it has been a cold day in the parks. Before returning to my hotel (Hilton) I decided to do a walk-through of Disney’s Paradise …Read This Post
I am especially fond of Disney concept artwork. This is the “Powercade” from 1954 featuring “Adventures in Science” sponsored by GM for Tomorrowland. I enjoy so many elements of this …Read This Post