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A Small Pause

Please excuse the slight slowdown in posting over the next few days. I’ll be visiting the Happiest Place on Earth to celebrate its 49th Birthday and attend a LaughingPlace.com meet. If you’re looking for some great Disney reading, I continue to recommend Barb and her… Read More »A Small Pause

Mary Poppins

As we approach the 49th Birthday for Disneyland (you’re going to be there, right?) it’s as good a time as every to look at one of the best Walt Disney related websites on the internet – The Walt Disney Family Museum. This most recent issue… Read More »Mary Poppins

Happy Birthday Bucky

Today is the birthday of Buckminster Fuller, creator of the geodesic dome. Why is this important to Disney fans? Well Spaceship Earth is based on Bucky’s concept of the Geodesic Dome. Fuller was an architect, philosopher, and poet. I don’t know if he and Walt… Read More »Happy Birthday Bucky

When will they learn?

Rumors are again circulating about the demise of one of Disneyland’s most cherished, but least visited, attractions. Yes. The eyes of park management have turned once more toward Great Moments with Mr Lincoln and this time the famous attration’s fate may already be sealed.

What is known is that current announced plans for the celebration surrounding the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland call for Mr Lincoln to take a hiatus for the length of the celebration. Part of what’s leading to the rumors is that ever since Light Magic, The Keel Boats, and the Submarine Voyage (despite Marty Sklar’s famous speed bump on Harbor Blvd speach) all went on ‘hiatus’ and never came back, hiatus has become a Disney codeword for ‘sent out to pasture’ aka retired. Needless to say this revelation is causing the bunching of many a panty.

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Son of WED

Here’s a guy I have something in common with (warning links to /. conversation:ed). His father worked for WED Imagineering around the same time my grandfather did. One of my best memories at the park is walking through the control room in the Haunted Mansion,… Read More »Son of WED