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Morning Roundup – July 13

Today in 1925 Walter Elias Disney married Lillian Marie Bounds and together they set off on a great adventure. On this day in 1955 Walt and Lillian gathered friends and family for their 30th anniversary celebration and a special preview of Disneyland. They took the Mark Twain for its maiden voyage and celebrated with a… Read More »Morning Roundup – July 13

Disney Dining Experience at MLB Game!

One of the things Major League Baseball and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays is doing to boost attendance at their 2007 home games, is to have three regular season games played at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee. The goal being to show what a fun time it is to watch a nine inning… Read More »Disney Dining Experience at MLB Game!

Disneyland circa 1970

For those who were born in the 80s and more recently, it’s hard to believe there was a time before the ubiquity of computers in our lives. Yep. Cash registers were all mechanical. Totals were often figured out on the fly in peoples heads. Tickets were torn or punched to indicate prior usage. Pneumatic tubes… Read More »Disneyland circa 1970

Hong Kong Disneyland Main Street Revealed

Hong Kong Disneyland (new website!) is nearing completion. Training for employees is well underway (500 have already worked at Walt Disney World and will pass that experience along), most of the tiny details that make Disney theme parks so special have been installed, and I must say the park looks great.’s "Tales from the… Read More »Hong Kong Disneyland Main Street Revealed

Dalt’s Closing?

News is coming in that Dalt’s Classic American Grill in Burbank, CA might be closing due to a dispute with their rent. Due to its proximity to the Warner Bros and Disney Studios it is a popular hang out for staff, management and celebrities. They served good food at decent prices in a unique atmosphere.… Read More »Dalt’s Closing?

Disney World Restaurant Tops in Class

The servers still wear costumes of circa 1900 servants, but their Disney name tags no longer misidentify them as a Victoria or an Albert, one of the bits of silliness that did disservice to an otherwise high-class dining experience; staff members may now use their own names. The Orlando Sentinel has a new review of… Read More »Disney World Restaurant Tops in Class

Victoria & Alberts

Searching through recent reviews on Epionions I found this one for Victoria and Albert’s at the Grand Floridian Resort. V&A is the only 5 star restaurant in central Florida. I have dined at it once, on my honeymoon, and totally concur with this reviewer. Price has gone up a bit in the last few years,… Read More »Victoria & Alberts

IAAPA, Orlando 2004

Spent most of this week at IAAPA 2004. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions convention is a must attend event for anyone in the industry. The North and South halls of the new Orlando Convention center were packed with all the latest rides, show elements, entertainment, food, design firms, games, and more that… Read More »IAAPA, Orlando 2004