Friday, June 30, 2017

40 Things You Might Not Know About Walt Disney World

By Keith Mahne

Where can you come face to face with some of Disney's most famous film scientists? Who built those authentic thatched roofs on the buildings in Harambe? And what's the recipe for the World's biggest ice cream sundae? Let's dig in and explore some of Walt Disney World's lesser-known gems with these 40 things about Walt Disney World that you just might not know...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MUST SEE Footage of Disney On Parade Circa 1970

By Keith Mahne

Before there was Disney On Ice there was Disney On Parade. This traveling show, which ran from 1969 to 1973, took scores of the characters Walt Disney created and literally made them "come to life" right in your home town. As Walt Disney once said, "We're interested in doing things that are bringing pleasure and especially laughter to people." It was in this spirit – in this great tradition – that Disney On Parade was created. Join us today as we travel back to the early 1970s and revisit the cast of Disney On Parade with this rare, high-definition footage you are going to love...

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Inside WED and the Making of Hall of Presidents (1971)

By Keith Mahne

Literally hundreds of Disney artisans, designers, craftsmen, and technicians collaborated on Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents attraction to get it up and running by opening day. Painstaking research, exacting execution, and technical innovations were required in order to achieve the degree of perfection once demanded by Walt Disney. It's one thing to talk about the hard work that went into the creation of this classic attraction and another to actually see it for ourselves. That's just what we'll do in today's new article with some rarely seen footage inside WED Enterprises at the making of Hall of Presidents shot in February 1971; only a few short months away from Walt Disney World's opening day...

Friday, June 16, 2017

RARE Video Footage of the Walt Disney World Preview Center

By Keith Mahne

In mid-January of 1970, the Walt Disney World Preview Center became the first building on WDW property to be opened to the public. The preview center contained many artist renderings along with updated aerial pictures of the construction. The main attraction in the building was a theater that housed a film and a 625 square foot model of the property that would be illuminated as the film discussed different areas of the park. Wouldn't you love to have seen this place? Today we will do just that with this rarely seen video footage of the Walt Disney World Preview Center from 1970 that you have got to see...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Paradiso 37 at Disney Springs Review

By Keith Mahne

What do you get when you mix a restaurant with a really fun atmosphere that features North, Central and South American dishes, has a gorgeous bar with countless types of tequila, signature margaritas and a international wine selection and pack that into a colorful and lively setting next to a beautiful lake with stunning views? You get Paradiso 37 at Disney Springs! Find out why you and your family need to make this great location a must on your next visit to Disney Springs...

Friday, June 9, 2017

Newt: A Tale of the Only Cancelled PIXAR Film

By Brittany Bell

Pixar is perhaps one of the greatest animation studios and storytellers of contemporary film. Their animated tales resonate with audiences and always ask “what if?” Which leads to the topic of today's article: what if Pixar cancelled a film? That question can be answered with the story of Newt, Pixar’s only cancelled film project to date. Learn the story behind why Pixar's Newt was cancelled and see what the film would have looked like if it had reached theaters in today's new article…

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Designing Disney Castles

By Keith Mahne

The castles of Disney's kingdoms don't strive for authenticity; they were born in a world of fairy tales and fantasy, and that is where they've stayed. These castles "belong" to Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella, not a long-forgotten king, queen or prince. These castles have become the enduring architectural symbols of Disney's theme parks. It is to the castle where guests turn when they want that last memorable photograph, and it is the image of the castle that the Disney Company has used more than anything else in advertisements and commercials. But how were they designed? Let's find out in today's new article as we discuss designing Disney castles...

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Disneyland's Grad Nite 84'

By Keith Mahne

Nothing says the 80s quite like shoulder padded jackets, the band Cheap Trick and neon font, all of which you would have found at Grad Nite 84'. What better way to celebrate the end of high school and the beginning of a new era in one's life than with a fun filled night at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland?! Let's travel back to Disneyland of the 80s and see what a Grad Nite at Disneyland was like with this "totally bangin'" 1984 pamphlet and program guide...