John Frost

Tiki Room Refurb

The Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland was the first attraction to utlize animatronic figures on a large scale. Since it’s 1963 opening the birds have been entertaining thousands of guests daily. In the 90s an edit was performed on the show to bring it down… Read More »Tiki Room Refurb

Orlando Vacation Blog

I don’t speak Chinese, so it’s fortunate that pictures can also tell the story. In what seems to be a growing use of Free Weblogs (see Blogspot.com), a couple from China has posted a trip report of their visit to WDW and Orlando on blogspot.

Dream a little dream for Eisner

Disney’s largest competition in the animation business, well until Pixar is free from the Mouse’s trap, Dreamworks announces they are spinning off the Animation Unit into its own company. Looks like Sparky finally gets his dream job.

Hairy Elephante

As I posted earlier, Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently celebrated the birth of a baby elephant, Kianga (how is that pronounced? Key-a-wa?). Here’s a first hand report from one of the first cast members to see her. I’m very jealous.

Disney Movie Ranch Aids Firefight

The city of Santa Clarita has been under attack by wildfires for the past few weeks. Located nearby, Disney’s Golden Oak Movie Ranch, which has it’s history in old westerns and was bought by the mouse in 1959 for TV and movie use (as recently… Read More »Disney Movie Ranch Aids Firefight

WDW History Collection

One of the best books written about Disneyland’s history is the Nickel Tour: A Postcard Journey Through a Half Century of the Happiest Place on Earth by David Mumford and Bruce Gordon. It’s an amazing work that I refer to often as the canonical source… Read More »WDW History Collection

Disney Round Up II

A round up of recent stories from the top Disney websites: A look across the pond to Paris Disneyland and its latest show Peter Pan is on LaughingPlace.com. Jim Hill Media debuts a new look and a spurt of new articles including one on rumors… Read More »Disney Round Up II