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Monday, November 30, 2015

A Christmas Adventure in Disneyland

By Keith Mahne




Let's kick off the Holiday Season the vintage Disney way. I'm talking about the tale of A Christmas Adventure in Disneyland. We are about to have a listen to the story from a 1958 Disneyland Records LP that is sure to get those Christmas memories flowing. It's about two children, named John and Jane, on an adventure at Disneyland during Christmas Eve. This grand LP even included a full size booklet with some beautiful art that you'll see as well and covers eleven pages and has poems and song lyrics accompanying it. So, let's get in the Christmas spirit, shall we?! Join me after the page break for A Christmas Adventure in Disneyland brought to you by Disney Avenue...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas Time on Disney Avenue

By Keith Mahne




Friends, it's finally the most wonderful time of the year again here on Disney Avenue. I wanted to wish everyone a joyous Holiday Season and also fill you in on some fun, holiday traditions that occur each December here on the site. Please join me after the page break and I'll fill you in on all the holiday excitement that is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit...

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Walk in the Park: Disneyland Edition - The Holidays and Star Wars Come to Disneyland

By Daisy Sparks




The holidays are in full swing at the Disneyland resort and it's one of the most beautiful, and crowded, times of the year to visit. For this edition of A Walk in the Park, let's check out all the amazing Star Wars additions in Tomorrowland and see some seasonal offerings around the Park because, after all, it is the most wonderful time of the year. Ready?! Let's get walking around Disneyland...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Wonderful World of Disney - 40 Years of Television Magic

By Keith Mahne




I have something very special to share with you today. Something we really don't get to see on television any longer. I'm referring to those special Disney broadcasts that allowed us to reminisce on the good ol' days. I'd like to share something that is sure to bring you joy and will have you wrapped up in a blanket of nostalgia. It's called The Wonderful World of Disney - 40 Years of Television Magic and it's a television special that aired on ABC on December 10, 1994. So if you're ready, let's go back to those simply days when television had only three channels, the picture was black and white, and Sunday night meant Disney...

Monday, November 23, 2015

Remembering Disney's River Country

By Keith Mahne




Disney's River Country was the first water park at Walt Disney World. It opened on June 20, 1976 and ceased operations on September 30th, 2001. On January 20, 2005, The Walt Disney Company announced that River Country would remain closed permanently. Along with Discovery Island, it is one of only two Disney parks in history to close permanently and both parks were abandoned rather than demolished. Let' take a look back at Walt Disney World's very first water park as we remember River Country in today's featured article...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The History of Disney's Cruise Line

By Kevin Faux




The Disney Cruise Line is more than just another cruise company. Disney designed its ships to be innovative, offering unique facilities and programs, each with Disney's hallmark, first class service. People were surprised when the Disney company announced the launch of a cruise line. Would the Disney company find success on the high seas? Could the company famous for inventing modern theme parks reinvent the cruise line business? Disney decided to find out, and so will we in today's new article on the history of the Disney Cruise Line by Kevin Faux...

Monday, November 16, 2015

Delta Dreamflight - A Walt Disney World Classic Remembered

By Keith Mahne




Delta Dreamflight was an attraction located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom inside Walt Disney World, and was sponsored by Delta Air Lines. While usually a line-free experience, Dreamflight remains a classic Disney attraction that was dedicated to the magic of air travel. Dreamflight also replaced an attraction called If You Had Wings, another WDW classic that was sponsored by Eastern Air Lines. Now, let's revisit this old Tomorrowland treasure by covering its history, listening to its fantastic theme song, and even taking a ride through as we remember Delta Dreamflight in today's new article...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A Walk in the Park: Disneyland Edition - Club 33

By Daisy Sparks




Tucked away in New Orleans Square in Disneyland is a simple door. It blends in well, barely noticeable, except for the large plaque brandishing the number 33 marking its address, 33 Royal Street. Yet behind that simple door lies the most exclusive club in America, housing priceless Disney artifacts and an experience that does have a price…and it is hefty. Let's take a look around this beautiful Disneyland treasure in this week's Walk in the Park article...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Remembering Walt Disney World's Tencennial Celebration

By Keith Mahne




From October 1, 1981, through September 30, 1982, the Walt Disney World Vacation Kingdom promised to be alive with the most thrilling event in its history at the time. It was Walt Disney World's Tencennial, the 10th Birthday Celebration of the World! It was a year long party filled with high-stepping parades, live musical concerts, guest appearances by a bevy of top-name celebrities, fireworks galore...and a host of exhilarating surprises done up in the grand Disney style. Let's look back and remember Walt Disney World's Tencennial Celebration in today's new article...

Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Journey Back to EPCOT Center of 1983

By Keith Mahne




Although Walt Disney's version of Epcot never saw the light of day, the original EPCOT Center was something truly special. The EPCOT Center of 1983 and the Epcot we know today are two completely different worlds. Many of us have our own opinions on what the Park has become, but I think we all agree that it's important, and enjoyable, to look back at what it once was. Today, let's travel back and revisit the Park as it was in 1983 when "Center" was still part of its vernacular and CommuniCore was still the heart and soul of this unique place inside Walt Disney World...

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Splash Mountain: Wickedness is a Snare - Part II

By Randy Crane





If you have ever seen Song of the South (and if you haven’t, good luck!) or ridden Splash Mountain, you know how successful Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear are at capturing or killing Br’er Rabbit (or whatever it was they were trying to do). If you haven’t, the short version is: not at all. Let's find out how we can apply the lessons of Splash Mountain to our own lives in today's new article...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Epcot's Skyleidoscope Lagoon Show

By Keith Mahne




Have you ever heard of, or even seen, the old Epcot show that once took place over World Showcase Lagoon called Skyleidoscope? It was a truly spectacular show to say the least. As this 1985 Walt Disney World News article stated, "Skyleidoscope is a fairy tale come to life. Watch Dreamfinder, the star of Kodak’s ‘Journey into Imagination,’ paint magical rainbows in the sky. Dreamfinder orchestrates more than 70 flying, swimming, and sailing vessels from his fanciful flying machine. Colorful streamers of smoke and daytime fireworks brighten the sky. Add evil dragons, heroes, and ear-catching music, and you have a crowd-pleasing, one-of-a-kind show.” Pretty amazing sounding, right? Let's explore and revisit the once incredible Epcot show Skyleidoscope in today's new article...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A History of: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

By Brittany Bell




Having delighted guests at Hollywood Studios since 1995, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is on its last season. Lighting up the Streets of America for the holiday season, this show truly is a spectacle that brings together families and friends. Each night a special guest flips the switch and brings light, magic and color to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As the lights sparkle and music plays for one last time, let’s learn about how the Osborne family’s Christmas display made it to Walt Disney World all the way from Arkansas in today's new article…