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Virtual Recreation of the Tower of the Four Winds from 1964 World’s Fair

A big thank you to the Disney History Institute for sharing this incredible virtual recreation of Rolly Crump’s Tower of the Four Winds from the “it’s a small world” attraction marquee at the 1964 World’s Fair. It must have been … Continue reading

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Matterhorn Celebrates 55th Anniversary

The Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland has always been a sentimental favorite of mine; in part because my Grandfather Vic Greene was the Art Director for the attraction and for his involvement in the story of how Imagineering got the instructions … Continue reading

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Time Travel: Walt Disney World in 1984 (VIDEO)

In 1984 the world was quite different. The cold war had yet to enter its death throes, the Bell System that controlled the nation’s telecommunication system, was broken up into the baby bells, the first Apple Computer went on sale, … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s World War 2 Propaganda – Der Fuehrer’s Face

The Walt Disney Studios had a rough time during World War 2, not just because Walt Disney felt it was his patriotic duty to help the war effort (usually at the expense of his bottom line) but also because so … Continue reading

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Celebrating 50 Years of “it’s a small world” Around the World

Today was a big day in Disney theme park history. We celebrated the 50th anniversary of Disney’s “it’s a small world” along with thousands of guests and cast members at Disney Parks around the globe united today in a historic … Continue reading

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