Monday, June 30, 2014

Tim Delaney Will Be First Guest on the Disney Avenue Podcast

By Keith Mahne
I am extremely excited to inform you that legendary designer and former Imagineer Tim Delaney will be our very first guest on the Disney Avenue Podcast! Continue after the page break for more...

Europa-Park, The Happiest Place in Germany

By Sam Vlas

Today on Disney Avenue, we talk about a well-known European theme park. It isn’t Efteling, it isn’t Disneyland Paris… Europa-Park is the subject of today’s article. Always wanted to take a trip around Europe? In Europa-Park it’s possible in a day! There are even some Disney connections to be found. Continue after the page break and let’s go on a journey…

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Disney Avenue Podcast Coming Soon

By Keith Mahne

You may have noticed a lack of content the last few days here on Disney Avenue and there is good reason for that. We are working on a spectacular podcast that I know you will love. We already have special guests lined up and are working on creating an enjoyable and fantastic experience for you. Continue after the page break to hear the new intro...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The RCA System Communication Center

By Keith Mahne

In 1969, RCA sent out a press release for their planned involvement in the new  Walt Disney World project. The “focal point of WEDCOMM (Walter E. Disney Communications Oriented Monitoring and Management System) would be the RCA System Communication Center, open to the public as a highlight of the Tomorrowland area of the new Theme Park.” RCA planed to bring a new high-tech “System of Systems’ that would link computers, telephones, automatic monitoring and control devices, mobile communications, and television together." Continue after the page break for more insight into the extravagant RCA System Communication Center...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Maybe a Fifth Gate for Walt Disney World Won't Be a Theme Park…

By Sam Vlas

A couple of days ago I was browsing another excellent site about themed entertainment design “Entertainment Designer” and I came across an article about a future theme park in Pleasant Grove in Utah. It’s called “Evermore” and it’s everything but a normal theme park. I immediately thought that this new kind of park would be excellent for a Fifth Gate. Curious? Continue after the page break…

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Change is Good…Sometimes

By Lindsey Allmon

The Disney parks we stroll through today are vastly different than the ones I teetered through as a toddler, as well as worlds away from parks that Walt Disney carefully constructed with his team. Yet as the times change, so must the parks. Some changes are good, and others leave something to be desired. Continue after the break for a list of some of the best, and worst, changes to the Disney Parks...

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Designing A Theme Park With No Experience...Is It Possible?

By Keith Mahne

Today's article is a little bizarre but its a dream of mine for a long time. Before I give you the low down, I ask you...can someone that has no idea how to run or design a theme park get together a group of professionals and design one for a city in need? Continue after the page break before you answer that question...