In my opinion, wandering through Disneyland is best enjoyed when you have a sense of the creative craft and intentional design that went into its creation. There are some great books and websites out there that can provide that insight and soon there will be… Read More »“Walt Disney’s Disneyland” – new book promises visual history of park
Ruthie Tompson knew Walt Disney at the beginning of his Los Angeles journey. She grew up on the same street where he lived in Hollywood while trying to grow his animation business with his brother Roy. Not too far away was the storefront that held… Read More »Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson, age 108, shares stories about Walt
The Epcot theme park you can visit today, is not the original vision of Walt Disney. The original idea was to build a planned utopian city as an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow – aka EPCOT. Both a showcase for American enterprise and a test-bed… Read More »Would Walt Disney’s original vision for EPCOT been successful?
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