Walt Disney historians are getting a treat at this year’s D23 Expo, as Walt Disney’s Grumman Gulfstream I plane has made a cross-country journey to Anaheim, California, where it will be on display for fans attending the sold-out event from September 9-11, 2022. The Exhibit… Read More »Walt Disney’s Grumman Gulfstream I Airplane Makes Cross-Country Journey for D23 Expo 2022
Walt Disney World has updated the nightly “Disney Enchantment” show at Magic Kingdom with a new intro that showcases moments leading up to the creation of Walt Disney World. About the New Intro The new intro for “Disney Enchantment” debuted on Monday, August 22, and… Read More »Walt Disney World Adds Walt and Roy O. Disney to ‘Disney Enchantment’ at Magic Kingdom
Walt Goes to Washington: Finding Disney in DC is a new book that explores the many ties Walt Disney, and the company he co-founded, have with Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America. From Walt’s connections with U.S. Presidents over the years,… Read More »New Walt Disney and Washington DC book fills void in Disney scholarship
On this day in 1901, Walter Elias Disney, one of America’s greatest entrepeneurs and modern geniuses, was born. On what would be his 120th birthday, we honor his creations, on which his vast empire has continued to grow many years after his passing. He was… Read More »Today is Walt Disney’s Birthday!
Among the many quick tidbits of news dropped at Destination D23 was the reveal of a new statue of Walt Disney that soon will have a home at EPCOT. As part of the historic transformation of EPCOT, there will be a new location near Spaceship… Read More »New Walt Disney Statue to Be Placed at EPCOT
Director David Gordon Green has been picked by Disney Studios to helm an upcoming movie about Walt Disney’s journey to build Disneyland for Disney+. Green is an interesting choice, as he is currently attached to the new Halloween film trilogy, of which Halloween Kills just… Read More »David Gordon Green Picked to Direct Making of Disneyland Movie for Disney+
Some lucky Disneyana collector, or hopefully a museum or fan club like The Carolwood Society, will soon be the sole owner of the original plans for Walt Disney’s Backyard Railroad. The historic lot is going up for auction next month on Heritage Auctions. Walt Disney’s… Read More »Original Plans for Walt Disney’s Backyard Railroad up for auction
When Walt visited the Park, he always created quite a stir behind the scenes. As soon as he drove through the back gate, the offices were abuzz. Phones would ring “Walt’s in the Park! “, “Who’s he talking to?” “Where is he now??” To us,… Read More »The Park: Disneyland, Anaheim, 1963