memories

Your Disney Memories.

What’s your favorite Disney memory or even your worst?  Some things that happen in Disney parks that are universal: The first time you saw the castle, eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table, watching the fireworks at night. All of these make for special memories but sometimes… Read More »Your Disney Memories.

The Park: Disneyland, Anaheim, 1959

Editors Note: Please welcome my Aunt Linda as a new guest author. I’ve known her my whole life and she and my Aunt Dorothea played a key role in nurturing my love of Disneyland (although they probably regret it now). We’ve discussed her experiences at Disneyland from time to time and now I’ve asked her to put a few down on paper. With your encouragement, I hope to entice Linda to share more of her memories of her time working at The Park during its formative years. Please give her a warm welcome.

Members of the JWT Account team with Linda ( in the shades looking awesome ).

When I transferred from my job at Walt Disney Studios to take a low-level slot in the marketing department at Disneyland, I knew I was going to part of a “class act.” What Walt and his band of creators had put together in Anaheim was truly a Wonder of the World — back then.

At weekly staff meetings, the publicity department would report on the many requests for stories from international newspapers and TV and radio stations. We would learn that major corporations, like United Airlines and Monsanto, were pursuing joint product promotions with the corporations putting way more on the table than The Park. What is just par for the course at today’s Disney theme parks was brand-new at the time. The marketing opportunities were unique, ubiquitous, and they were golden.Read More »The Park: Disneyland, Anaheim, 1959

New Light-Up Caps Are Fun Souvenir

Forget the Mickey Mouse Ears my number one most favorite souvenir to buy when I visited Disneyland were the light up hats. In particular I liked that visor with the lights that would blink, especially the Captain EO one. It’s not exactly the same, but… Read More »New Light-Up Caps Are Fun Souvenir

Win a Sony Video Camera and a Disney Vacation


Three generations making memories with The Big Cheese and his main squeeze.

Sony and Disney Parks are teaming up to help capture some family memories. Sony provides the video camera and Disney the theme park experience and together it’s a great opportunity for you to win a Son Handycam and a Disney vacation.

The “Share Magical Memories” co-branded campaign kicks off with a unique online contest and dedicated website hosted by Disney Interactive at www.disney.com/memories, where guests can submit a written entry about a special someone in their life, a family member, friend or educator, who has helped create a lasting memory. A panel of judges will review the stories about the special memory makers and select five grand prize winners. Each grand prize winner will receive a vacation for themselves and three guests, plus a vacation for their memory makers and three guests to Walt Disney World Resort. The winning families will also receive a Sony® HDR-PJ260V projector camcorder to document new memories before, during, and after their experience at Disney Parks.

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Expressions – Magic Kingdom

This is the second video in my experiment with the sort of environmental pieces one associates with the last few minutes of CBS’ Sunday Morning. It’s called “Expressions” and the goal is bring you back into the park for a few moments and linger on… Read More »Expressions – Magic Kingdom

A Welcoming Problem at Walt Disney World

Although it’s not as popular as the ubiquitous castle shot, taking a picture of the “Welcome to Walt Disney World” sign is an important part of many visitors memories. At least it was until a few months ago when signs went up saying that parking… Read More »A Welcoming Problem at Walt Disney World