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Friday, March 30, 2012

Making of: Walt Disney World



I absolutely LOVE old Disney construction footage and I consistently search high and low for some. I came across a few videos recently of the Magic Kingdom and the Contemporary Resort. Come on in and have a look!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Few Questions With: Rolly Crump



Today I am returning to the popular A Few Questions With segment as I recently got in touch with my favorite Disney Legend and past Imagineer Rolly Crump. Here is a quick biography of Rolly from the Disney Legend website:


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Walt Disney: What a Life!!!


Recently, I attempted to find out what it was like the day Walt died; not just for his company but for the entire world. I came across this New York Times article from December 16, 1966. I think it gives a great look into Walt’s life and thought I should share it with all of you. It also shows us what projects Walt was working on rite before his passing. What an amazing life this man had and this article clearly puts this into prospective. It starts off a little dreary as it states Walt’s passing but yet I came away enlightened and proud of the life Walt lead and how it continues to touch the hearts of people today. I hope you come away with the same enlightened feeling I had, and who knows, you might even learn a thing or two about one of the world’s most amazing journeys through life!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Few Questions With: Jack Lindquist


Today I am going to return to my A Few Questions With segment here on Disney Avenue. I recently was able to send a questionnaire to Disney Legend Jack Lindquist, Disneyland’s very first President. Jack started with the Disney Company and for Walt in 1955, two short months after Disneyland opened, to become the Park’s first advertising manager. Jack eventually worked his way up until, to Jack’s surprise; he was made President of Disneyland in 1988 by Michael Eisner. He eventually retired after 38 years with Disney and was honored with a window on Main Street, USA, and then became a Disney Legend in 1994.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pretty Darn Cool!!!

Hey folks, I really hope everyone is enjoying the new site. I will be posting new and interesting things daily. Today I want to share with you guys a really interesting video I came across. It's from a 1978 Walt Disney World Christmas Special and features a Shields and Yarnell skit called "The Clinkers". I find it sooo cheesie and entertaining all at the same time. Take a look:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Few Questions With: Mark Hickson


Welcome to Disney Avenue's new segment A Few Questions With… This week I had the amazing opportunity to send a questionnaire to former Disney Imagineer Mark Hickson. Mark wanted to become an Imagineer his whole life and one day his dream came true by the arrival of a card with the WDI Mickey on it that simply stated, “We want to talk to you.” After that the rest was history and Mark became a member of Walt Disney Imagineering. Mark’s work as an Imagineer included several projects at WDW, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland, and other special projects like Disney Broadway Productions. Mark also has his own website, www.disneybymark.com, packed with wonderful pictures, videos, and stories that make it one of the best Disney sites on the internet. I would like to thank Mark for agreeing to answer my questions and I hope you find his answers as interesting as I did. And now A Few Questions with Mark Hickson:

Welcome to the brand new Disney Avenue!!!

Hello and welcome to my brand new blog that will be about everything Disney. My name is Keith Mahne and I visit several Disney sites online each day and even contribute on a couple so I have decided; why not make my own. I hope it becomes as popular as some other Disney fan sites and hope we learn a thing or two about the Wonderful World of Disney together!!! See ya real soon!