Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WDW Eastern Airlines Commercial "The Wings Of Man"

By Keith Mahne

Today, I'd like to share with you one of the best vintage Walt Disney World commercials around. It's undoubtedly one of the best most heartwarming commercials ever produced for Walt Disney World (circa mid-1970s) by Eastern Airlines, who sponsored the Tomorrowland attraction "If You Had Wings" from 1972-1987. Have a look after the page break...

Monday, April 20, 2015

Motion Monday: Mary Poppins

By Keith Mahne

It's Monday again and that can only mean one thing...it's time for another Motion Monday article! This week we'll take a look back at when Mary Poppins became a member of the Disneyland family of characters. Walt Disney was a huge fan of the Mary Poppins character. In the Disneyland Tenth Anniversary Show (1965) he stated “From now on no Disneyland Celebration is going to be complete without Mary Poppins.” Have a look as Mary makes her entrance after the page break...

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Walt Disney's Last Interview 9-24-66

By Keith Mahne

I'd like to share with you Walt Disney's last radio interview from September 1966. It's from a South African radio program recorded at the Burbank Disney Studio and Disneyland between Lesley Steyn and Walt Disney. It's an interesting mixture of music and interviews that also include the Sherman Brothers and Disneyland Ambassador, Connie Swanson. Have a listen after the page break...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Music Just Added to the Disney Avenue Music Player

By Keith Mahne

I'm thrilled to inform you that I have just added 36 new songs to the Disney Avenue Music Player. On my recent trip to Walt Disney World, I picked up a couple of really wonderful new Disney CDs. After listening to them, I immediately thought that I had to include them in our music player. Continue after the page break and let's have a look and listen to our new music additions...

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair

By Keith Mahne

Mary Blair, oh my God where to start?! Mary Blair was an artist who was prominent in producing art and animation for Walt Disney, drawing concept art for such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella. Blair also created character designs for enduring attractions such as Disneyland’s ’It’s a Small World’, the fiesta scene in ‘El Rio del Tiempo’ for the Mexico pavilion at Epcot‘s World Showcase, and an enormous mosaic inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort. We often hear about "Walt's Nine Old Men", but if you ask me, the title should be "Walt's Nine Old Men and the Sweetheart" as Mary could hang with the best of them! Let's reflect on the art and flair of Mary Blair in today's new article...

Friday, April 17, 2015

Behind the Scenes with the Haunted Mansion's Graveyard Band

By Keith Mahne

One of my favorite parts of the Haunted Mansion is when you hear that good ol' music coming from the Graveyard Band. As someone who loves to peek behind the curtain, let's do just that in today's article and catch a close look at the band and even their back up singers, the Crypt Kitties. Continue after the page break and check it out...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Walk in the Park: WDW Edition - Disney Springs

By Krista Joy

Let’s take a walk around Disney Springs to check out some of the new storefronts, Goofy’s Candy Company, the awesome new amphicars at The Boathouse, and top it all off with a flight in the largest helium balloon in the world! We'll see all this and more in this week's Walk in the Park article...