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Documenting Lost Disney Attractions

Change is inevitable. When it comes to Disney rides, change most often comes in the form of technical upgrades, rethemes, or even outright replacement (for better or worse). Unfortunately, the preservation of former ride experiences through video and other media is often neglected by Disney,… Read More »Documenting Lost Disney Attractions

Animated Recreation of Disneyland’s America Sings

James Lopez is best known as an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios and an instructor at CalArts. He’s worked on a bevy of great film characters including Timon from The Lion King, Pain from Hercules, and Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog.… Read More »Animated Recreation of Disneyland’s America Sings

Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Urban Legend Explained

In a great piece of history telling, Yesterland dives into the urban myth that the iconic sculptures for the Swan and Dolphin hotels were accidentally incorrectly placed by the construction helicopter during construction leading to a forced name change for each hotel. After all, why… Read More »Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Urban Legend Explained