When Disneyland opened in 1955 each of the parks 600 employees was given a badge to wear in the park to identify them as employees to guests. The badges have the familiar shape that we know today, but no name. Instead they were metal pieces… Read More »Walt Disney World makes over 100,000 name badges a year, here’s how
The official fan club for the Walt Disney Company D23 hosts real world events like the D23 Expo, regional events and experience, and maintains an online website where fans of the the Disney company can broaden their knowledge of the company that all started with… Read More »D23’s exclusive member gift for 2018 honors Mickey Mouse!
Jeff Altman works with film and video for a living so when he found a 16mm movie of vintage footage from Walt Disney World in his grandparent’s house, he knew just what to do — restore it. The movie features scenes from the late 1970s… Read More »Newly restored vintage Walt Disney World footage is next best thing to a time machine.
Didier Ghez, whose books on the people who helped make the Walt Disney Company so magical, are some of the favorites in my collection, will be honored this February by the Annie Awards (awarded by ASIFA-Hollywood) for his contribution to their industry. The Annie Awards… Read More »Disney historian, blogger to be honored by Annie Awards
EPCOT Fans won’t want to miss “A Day of Imagination” — a special event in Orlando on October 28. The event focuses on this history of Epcot and will feature Tom Morris, an Imagineer who worked on the original Journey into Imagination attraction, and Steve… Read More »A Day of Imagination Event celebrates EPCOT
As we mentioned before the fan favorite exhibit and movie attraction One Man’s Dream has been given a new treatment and re-imagined into Walt Disney Presents. The first half is still all the history leading up to the creation of Disneyland, but the second half… Read More »Walt Disney Presents: now with more models
Like many Disney fans, when we talk about film, we tend to focus on Walt Disney’s Animated Classics, but that’s really not fair to all of Walt’s fantastic live-action creations – the money from which helped Walt make some of his most famous creations, including… Read More »New book offers definitive look at Walt Disney’s Live-Action films
By the time I made it to Walt Disney World for the first time in 1997, World of Motion in the Transportation pavilion had already been converted into Test Track. (And Sadly Horizons was closed temporarily.) But now, thanks to Martin Smith of Martin’s Vids,… Read More »EPCOT’s World of Motion – Ultimate Fan Tribute Video