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EPCOT’s World of Motion – Ultimate Fan Tribute Video

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

Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar dead at age 83

Marty Sklar was a staff writer at the UCLA’s Daily Bruin newspaper when he heard about Disneyland. One month before the park opened, Sklar got a position writing The Disneyland News, sold in the park to guests, before joining the park’s publicity team and eventually… Read More »Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar dead at age 83

Review: The Disneyland Encyclopedia Updated 3rd Edition

Disneyland may have had relatively humble beginnings, but it opened to the public a fully formed idea that would dominate the imaginations of hundreds of millions of visitors and countless more who dream of visiting one day. Encapsulating all that history, all those moments, all… Read More »Review: The Disneyland Encyclopedia Updated 3rd Edition

Disney World history uncovered in Orlando

While the long gone Cherry Plaza hotel on Lake Eola in Orlando was the site where Walt Disney made the initial 1965 announcement that Disney had bought up a bunch of property south of the town, the actual plans for Disney World weren’t released until… Read More »Disney World history uncovered in Orlando

Ringling Bros Circus shuttering after 146 years

Some shocking news from the world of entertainment tonight. Kenneth Feld of Feld Entertainment, announced that this year would be the last for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. After much evaluation and deliberation, my family and I have made the difficult business… Read More »Ringling Bros Circus shuttering after 146 years