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Disney’s Animal Kingdom History Lesson: April 21st Dedication

On April 21st 1998, Walt Disney World dedicated its 4th park and its first with the theme of nature. Many dignitaries were on hand, including Roy E. Disney on stage with Michael Eisner. Little did they know one would be … Continue reading

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it’s a small world after all

In light of current events related to the Boston Marathon, I want to take a moment to pause in memory of those who died, in honor of those who rushed in to help, and in hope of a swift recovery … Continue reading

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New Fantasyland Opens with Two Ceremonies

It took major star power and two ceremonies to officially open the newest area of the Magic Kingdom. Enchanted Forest and Storybook Circus were dedicated in a special ribbon cutting ceremony and then a larger celebration was held on the … Continue reading

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Spaceship Earth Dedication

AT&T Archives has uploaded footage from 1982 of the dedication of Spaceship Earth at EPCOT Center. AT&T President William Ellinghaus gives a speech, there’s some great promotional footage, footage of “futurecom” that I’ve never seen, and Card Walker (Chair of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Disneyland

Disneyland turns 56 today. Although I have not visited in far too long, it remains my favorite park. It is the only park Walt Disney ever walked in and because of that, has a special kind of magic you can’t … Continue reading

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