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
If there’s one dish that is synonymous with the Blue Bayou restaurant inside Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, it’s the Monte Cristo Sandwich. The southern classic is perfectly themed to the stately mansion that looks out over the Louisiana bayou set in a constant… Read More »Eat Disney at home! Blue Bayou’s Monte Cristo Sandwich recipe
When Peter Ellenshaw first went to work for Walt Disney Studios, Walt said, “One man who you’re going to work with is Ub Iwerks… you’ll learn a lot from him, if you’re willing to.” We, too, can learn a lot from Ub thanks to his… Read More »Like Father, Like Son: Interview with Disney Legend Don Iwerks
Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks – a new Disney Editions classic looks back at the career of Ub Iwerks, the genius behind many animation inventions, and co-creator of Mickey Mouse. The book is written by his son Don and contains some… Read More »Don Iwerks new book ‘Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks’