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  • Main Street U.S.A. Music Lesson
    Main Street U.S.A. Music Lesson

    Disney theme park historian and analyst Foxxy Hooves of the excellent Passport to Dreams blog is known for her long and very detailed articles on the esoterica of Disney’s theme park design. I always learn something, even on a subject matter I consider myself very familiar with. This time, the…

  • Pooh for President in 2016?
    Pooh for President in 2016?

    2016 is the United States of America’s next opportunity to elect a new President. But if a candidate is serious about running, they’re already laying the ground work now. Did you know that Winnie The Pooh entered the presidential race four different times. First in 1968, then in 1972 (on…

  • Competing Walt Disney BioPic Trailers
    Competing Walt Disney BioPic Trailers

    You may have heard about the new unofficial Walt Disney Biopic. It focuses on Walt’s early years from his birth until the point he loses Oswald The Lucky Rabbit and partners with Ubb Iwerks to create Mickey Mouse. But did you know there are two competing Walt Disney Biopics. There…

  • Learn to Draw: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
    Learn to Draw: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

    I visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios for years before I ever stepped foot in the learn to draw Animation Academy. It was a blast and I’ve been back frequently since then. What many guests don’t realize is that there is a second learn to draw opportunity at Walt Disney World. The…

  • Matterhorn Celebrates 55th Anniversary
    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 to build it. There was a little hill of land…

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