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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Today Show Presents Epcot Center 1982


Travel back to 1982 for a segment The Today Show did for the opening of Epcot Center. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Flying Dragons In The Sky!!!



A flying dragon has recently been spotted flying over the Shafter-Minter Field airport in California. The mechanical flying beast is one of the newest creations that has come to light out of Walt Disney Imagineering, being tested for about 2 hours straight north of their Glendale, California headquarters. Continue after the page break for more details...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Making of: Spaceship Earth


Spaceship Earth is the iconic and symbolic structure of Epcot and is one of the most recognizable structures at the Walt Disney World Resort. It is not only the centerpiece and main focal point of Epcot, but also the name of the attraction housed within the 18-story geodesic sphere that takes guests on a time machine themed experience using the Omnimover system. The 13-minute dark ride shows guests how advancements in human communication have helped to create the future one step at a time. The attraction is a timeline from the origins of prehistoric man to the dawn of the 21st century, where guests can then create a future for themselves. Join me now for the making of Spaceship Earth...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A True Disney Legend: John Hench



John Hench was Walt Disney's Renaissance artist. He was an Imagineer, philosopher, animator, designer, storyteller, voracious reader of 52 magazines a month, and an excellent teacher. John was an employee of Walt's for more than sixty-five years, an exceptionally long tenure which saw the rise of nearly every Disney animated feature and theme park. Continue after the page break for a look at one of the most storied Disney careers ever...

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Mickey Mouse Club Story


The Mickey Mouse Club was an American variety television show produced by Walt Disney Productions that ran from 1955 to 1996. It was first televised from 1955 to 1959 on ABC, featuring a regular but ever-changing cast of teenage performers. The Mickey Mouse Club was created by Walt Disney and has been revived, reformatted and reimagined several times since its initial 1955–1959 run on ABC, first in 1977 for syndication and later (1989-95) for seven seasons on the Disney Channel. Continue after the page break for a closer look at Walt Disney's original Mickey Mouse Club...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Walt Disney World...a musical souvenir


This past Wednesday I posted a Main Street, USA music loop for 2012. Well, shortly after doing so I came across one of the most fantastic, Disney fan created music loops ever constructed using WDW 1970's music loops. Continue after the page break for a truly magical discovery of a Disney fan's creation...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Sounds of Main Street, U.S.A.



One of the best things about returning to Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom and walking down Main Street, U.S.A. is the music that fills the air. Continue after the page break as I have the perfect place to listen and enjoy the sounds of Main Street...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Walt Disney's Life Through Pictures


***Recently Added 9 New Photos***
Today I would like to repost a very popular article with 9 newly added photos that I would like to share with you. These are some of my absolute favorite photos of Walt Disney that were taken over his wonderful life and even a short video tribute. Continue after the page break and have a look...

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Making of: Carousel of Progress


The Carousel of Progress was created in a time when hope for the future was stronger than it is today. This wonderful, vintage attraction has Walt Disney written all over it, and, in fact, currently operates under the name Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress. Created by both Walt Disney and his WED Enterprises as the prime feature of the General Electric Pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair, the attraction was moved to Tomorrowland in Disneyland, where it remained from 1967 until 1973. It was replaced in Disneyland by America Sings in 1974, and reopened in its present home at the Magic Kingdom in 1975. Continue after the page break for a look back at the ride Walt loved so dearly, the Carousel of Progress.... 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Walt Disney World: A Real Modern Marvel


If you are like me, then you love seeing how things are constructed and how they work. The History Channel has a wonderful show called "Modern Marvels" that does just that. I don't know how they could have such a show and not feature Walt Disney World, as its perhaps the world's best modern marvel. The producers must have agreed because there is a show solely focused on WDW. Continue after the page break and let's journey underground and backstage at the technological marvel that is Walt Disney World...

Friday, June 1, 2012

Horizons



Horizons, perhaps one of the most beloved and missed attractions ever, was the name of a dark ride attraction at Epcot (then known as EPCOT Center). Located on the eastern side of the "Future World" section of Epcot, the attraction used Disney's Omnimover conveyance system, which took guests past show scenes depicting visions of the future. It is believed to be the sequel to Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, an attraction in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Horizons was the only attraction in "Future World" to showcase all of Epcot's "Future World" elements: communication, community interaction, energy, transportation, anatomy, physiology, along with man's relationship to the sea, land, air, and space. Continue after the page break for a step into the past and look back at possibly one of the best Disney dark rides of all time...