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Paradiso 37: The Best Disney Springs Happy Hour?

Ever since it’s opening on June 5, 2009, Paradiso 37 has brought its own take on Mexican and South American cuisine to Walt Disney World’s multi-cultural plate. Located right near the center of Disney Springs, this restaurant boasts two bars and plenty of indoor and… Read More »Paradiso 37: The Best Disney Springs Happy Hour?

The Park – Innovation at Disneyland

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In addition to creating “The Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland was innovative in many other ways. In the 50’s, believe it or not, waiting lines at banks or airports were traditionally a straight line. Sometimes a movie theater would bend them around a corner; the Department of Motor Vehicles would simply open the front door and run the line out onto the sidewalk.

Think what it would look like if security checkpoint lines at airports were linear instead of the sinewy system in use today! I had never seen a waiting line that snaked back and forth like the lines for attractions at Disneyland, where they created a holding pen that economized space.  Such was the system introduced by Walt Disney’s Imagineers.

They also thought of a way to use existing technology to create the Disneyland Monorail System. In 1959, it was the first daily operating monorail in the Western Hemisphere. Though the park was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in the off-season, visitors could board at the Disneyland Hotel and still see the Park (though quiet on those days) from a bird’s-eye view. Now, monorails are common at places like metro airports, transporting passengers swiftly from terminal to terminal.

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Indiana Jones 5 director talks about what’s next for franchise

James Mangold is taking over the Director’s chair from Steven Speilberg for the next Indiana Jones movie. No pressure. But Mangold, who directed the acclaimed film “Logan,” says he’s ready for the role. Ahead of participating in tonight’s “Quarantine Watch Party” for “Logan,” Mangold talked… Read More »Indiana Jones 5 director talks about what’s next for franchise

The Park: The Celebrity Treatment – Sophia Loren

Now that Andy Warhol’s prediction that everyone will have 15 minutes of celebrity in their lifetime seems to have been proven true, celebrities are the proverbial dime a dozen. But back in the 60’s, spotting a real live movie star in public was quite a… Read More »The Park: The Celebrity Treatment – Sophia Loren