Saturday, February 6, 2016

62 Vintage Disney Postcards You Have To See

By Keith Mahne

Looking at vintage Disney postcards is a favorite pastime for thousands of Disney fans the world over. Whether you enjoy collecting them or just simply looking, Disney postcards capture the spirit of the Parks and are small time capsules of what once was. In today's article, a close friend of Disney Avenue shares 62 vintage Disney postcards you have to see...

Thursday, February 4, 2016

See the Original Pitch Walt and Roy Disney Used to Build Disneyland

By Keith Mahne

Place yourself in Walt Disney's shoes back in 1953 for a moment. You have a dream in your mind and the only way for that dream to become a reality is if you can get a few bankers in New York to see it as you do. That was the dilemma Walt Disney was facing on a Friday afternoon in 1953 when his brother Roy was just hours away from leaving for New York that following Monday. Roy requested that Walt give him something visual for the bankers to see in order for him to secure the funds to build Disneyland. The images you are about to see are the exact same files that Walt and Herb Ryman created that special weekend for Roy Disney to show the bankers. In today's new article we will travel back to 1953 and become a fly on the wall at the Walt Disney Studios as we look back at the documents that made Disneyland, Walt's greatest dream to date, into a reality...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

96 STUNNING Photos of Disneyland and Walt Disney World from 1980

By Keith Mahne

The year 1980 was a wonderful time for the Disney Parks. Disneyland was celebrating its 25th anniversary. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. You could still take a dip at Disney’s River Country or ride the PeopleMover at Disneyland. The Parks were as beautiful as ever. See for yourself as we explore both Disney Resorts back in 1980 with these 96 stunning photos of Disneyland and Walt Disney World...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A History of Epcot's Living Seas Pavilion

By Kevin Faux

The Living Seas pavilion at Epcot has been a fan favorite attraction since its debut in 1986. The excitement of underwater exploration, exhibits devoted to oceanic study, and the wonder of live aquatic animals have given the attraction a special allure. Although the pavilion has changed over the years, it's always fun to look back at what once was. That's just what we'll do in today's new article as we look back at the history of Epcot's Living Seas pavilion...

Monday, January 25, 2016

80 AMAZING Photos of Imagineers at Work

By Keith Mahne

Walt Disney Imagineers truly are the dreamers, the doers, and the masterminds of magic. These are the folks responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping creations of all time. Today I'd like to share with you 80 amazing photos taken over the years that feature the Imagineers at work. Think of this as a tribute to the men and women who make dreams come true every day...

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Disney Documentary Hour: A Day at EPCOT Center

By Keith Mahne

Welcome back to another one of our Disney Documentary Hour segments here on Disney Avenue featuring our favorite videos from Disney history. You are going to love today's documentary titled A Day at Epcot Center. It walks us through a day at the Park and was released in the early 1990s. It features old fan favorites such as Horizons and the original Wonders of Life pavilion, which were later additions to Epcot. Grab your favorite fanny pack and join us as we return to Epcot of yesteryear...

Thursday, January 21, 2016

46 Vintage Photos of Epcot's Imagination Pavilion That Will Blow You Away

By Keith Mahne

Today we are going to embark on a little "journey"of sorts. Not just any journey, this one is to the early 1980s and 90s when Epcot's Imagination pavilion was still sponsored by Kodak and one could still find attractions like Magic Journeys, Makin' Memories, ImageWorks and, of course, the original Journey Into Imagination. So friends, if you love the days when Epcot was followed by "Center" and your eyes lit up as you passed through the Rainbow Corridor, then you are going to be blown away by these 46 vintage photos of Epcot's Imagination pavilion...