design

Rolly Crump and Don Edgren honored with Windows at Disneyland

Imagineers Rolly Crump and Don Edgren were recently honored at Disneyland by having their name added to what are effectively the ‘credits’ for the theme park, the Windows on Main Street. Don Edgren was known for his mastery of resort development and his ‘can-do’ attitude.… Read More »Rolly Crump and Don Edgren honored with Windows at Disneyland

Joey Fatone at Grand Opening of Tren-D at Downtown Disney Orlando

Television and music personality Joey Fatone carries his daughter through the “Tren-D” store Friday’s Grand Opening festivities for the new fashion boutique at Walt Disney World Resort’s Downtown Disney Marketplace. The store blends both vintage and modern designs with stylized Disney characters. Apparel and accessories… Read More »Joey Fatone at Grand Opening of Tren-D at Downtown Disney Orlando

Disney starts work on Ko Olina, Hawaii Resort

The AP reports that Disney has started to prepare the construction site for their first themed resort located off theme park property that isn’t entirely a Disney Vacation Club location. That location, of course, is Ko Olina, Hawaii. MouseExtra found some additional concept art for… Read More »Disney starts work on Ko Olina, Hawaii Resort

The Myth of Main Street Marceline

Over the years I’ve heard many rumors and myths concerning Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A. It’s the first land you enter and it sets the tone for the whole experience, so there is no doubt its crafting was carefully considered by Walt Disney. I have heard… Read More »The Myth of Main Street Marceline

Hidden Gems: Mosaic Art at Disney?

The Contemporary Mosaic Art Gallery blogs about a beautiful piece that thousands of Guests see at the Magic Kingdom every day. Here it is: Of course, the art gallery sees a beautiful rabbit, I immediately see the three green circles toward the bottom and think… Read More »Hidden Gems: Mosaic Art at Disney?

Disney Lodge Themed Hotel Architect Dies

Architect Peter H. Dominick Jr’s designs impressed Michael Eisner at the time when Eisner was looking to make The Walt Disney Company a leader in architectural design for its hotels and buildings. His initial presentation to Eisner made a deep impression. “Michael Eisner leapt up… Read More »Disney Lodge Themed Hotel Architect Dies

Amazing Jungle Cruise Birthday Cake

Skipper Brodie, who runs a Jungle Cruise tribute blog, recently celebrated his birthday with this kick ass Jungle Cruise cake created by his parents. You have to love those classic Harper Goff stylings of the original boats. I wonder what cake I’ll get for my… Read More »Amazing Jungle Cruise Birthday Cake

The ToonTown that Never Was

Over at the Disney and More blog Alain Littaye has been examining the amazing talent of Imagineer Hani El Masri. Today’s piece is a look at ‘Mickey’s Toonville’ the original cartoon inspired land designed for Tokyo Disneyland. Alas, when the original Disneyland opened its more… Read More »The ToonTown that Never Was