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  • Anaheim
    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 […]

  • Cars Land
    How Does Cars Land Stand Up to the Real Route 66?

    Disney California Adventures strives to show its guests the very best of California, but how accurately do the lands inside the park portray their visions of California? First up: Cars Land and its similarities to the real Route 66. Cars Land is a triumphant feat of Imagineering — there is no other way to put […]

  • Connecting with Walt
    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 […]

  • Connecting with 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 […]

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    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 […]

  • disney history
    Marty Sklar’s Creative Spark

      Marty Sklar’s imagination has influenced millions of people. I feel justified in making this bold claim because he has been a driving force in Disney parks worldwide.   When Marty officially retired in 2009, Richard Sherman sang the following song that he penned for the retirement party: (to the tune of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidcious”) Verse I […]