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On Animation

Mercurie is a writer and a self proclaimed pop culture buff with an interest in classic movies, television, music,fantasy, science fiction, role playing games, comic books, medieval history, British history, and so on. He posts an anonymous blog that I’ve been reading as of late.… Read More »On Animation

Disney Movie Ranch Aids Firefight

The city of Santa Clarita has been under attack by wildfires for the past few weeks. Located nearby, Disney’s Golden Oak Movie Ranch, which has it’s history in old westerns and was bought by the mouse in 1959 for TV and movie use (as recently… Read More »Disney Movie Ranch Aids Firefight

WDW History Collection

One of the best books written about Disneyland’s history is the Nickel Tour: A Postcard Journey Through a Half Century of the Happiest Place on Earth by David Mumford and Bruce Gordon. It’s an amazing work that I refer to often as the canonical source… Read More »WDW History Collection

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

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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