Monday, August 31, 2015

The Story Behind Donald Duck and the 50 Real Ducks That Followed

By Keith Mahne

On  May 19, 1984, as Donald Duck celebrated his 50th birthday, Donald and a group of 50 live Peking ducks took a stroll through the Magic Kingdom. This was no easy feat getting 50 ducks to follow someone through a crowded theme park of all places. The backstory is just as exciting as watching the cute ducks follow Donald on that eventful day in 1984. Continue after the page break and I'll tell you all about it...

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bring the Magic Kingdom or Disneyland Welcome Plaque To Your Home

By Keith Mahne

There's nothing like filling our homes with a little Disney magic. We all know what we are about to experience when we read, "Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy." It's one of the very first ways Walt Disney welcomed you to his Park. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could see this on a daily basis? Allow me to fill you in on a way for you to own your very own Magic Kingdom or Disneyland welcome plaque and bring a little Disney magic to your home...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Disney in 8mm: The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

By Keith Mahne

Today we return to a popular segment here on Disney Avenue called Disney in 8mm. These segments feature old souvenir films Disney produced and sold in the gift shops. As you can imagine, they include some amazing, vintage footage of the Park. It's so fun to watch these retro 8mm films of the Magic Kingdom as we get to return to a time when the Resort was just a few years old and bursting with enthusiasm. It's also great to see shows and attractions that are long gone. So, if you're all set and ready to go, let's return to Walt Disney World of the late 1970s in today's featured article...

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Experience the Disney Avenue Music Player

By Keith Mahne

If you've been a member of Disney Avenue for awhile, you probably realize just how crucial music is to your experience here on the site. I'm always looking for new music to add to the Disney Avenue Music Player and I'm excited to fill you in on some new additions to our playlist. Join me after the page break and let's get taken away on some magical new tunes...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Daisy Goes to the D23 Expo

By Daisy Sparks

This past weekend, I was able to attend the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. It was 3 days of all things Disney. It’s the perfect place for a Disney fan event being that it's literally across the street from Disneyland. For those of you who weren't able to attend this time around do not fear. We are about to checkout some wonderful moments right here on Disney Avenue. Join me as we travel to the D23 Expo and experience this magical event in today's new article...

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Magic of Disneyland (Video)

By Keith Mahne

Walt Disney always believed that dreams really do come true. Disneyland is certainly the monument of that belief. A land of inspiration where yesterday still lives and tomorrow is already here. Today, let's journey back to the Park in 1968 as we watch The Magic of Disneyland...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Love of Walt and Lillian Disney

By Keith Mahne

The story of Walt’s early romance with Lillian Bounds is as good a fairy tale as any in the Disney stratosphere. The couple, who met in the 1920's while Lillian was working in the Ink and Paint department at the studio, was married for 41 years. Walt's nephew, Roy E. Disney, once said of Lillian Disney, ''She was a great lady, full of laughter and fun and always prepared to speak the truth, tough and loving at the same time.'' Walt and Lillian shared a wonderful, exciting life together, and they loved every minute of it. Walt was a wonderful husband to Lillian and a wonderful and joyful father and grandfather. Let's take a look back at the love of Walt and Lillian Disney, including some rare home footage of the couple, in today's new article...