When one thinks about Imagineering, it’s most likely that the mind first runs to the artists. With fifty-five years of renderings, sketches, models, sculptures and amazing artwork, it’s perhaps no surprise that the fine artists have often become the public face of Disney’s creative workshop. Unfortunately this can do a disservice to the engineering side [...]
Someone posted this chestnut from 1990 on a message board today, and I thought it was good for a chuckle or two. Or, you know, tears. Lots of tears.
Counting generously, I have them at zero-for-seven on those announcements. That’s a hitting percentage of… .000. Nice. Although I guess you could be super generous, and [...]
‘Cause it’s Mormon Night at Disneyland!
It’s a sultry Friday evening in 1981 and you’re spoiling for fun – what better to do than head on over to Mormon Night at Disneyland!
Yes folks, for the low, low price of $7 you can spend 7 PM until Midnight enjoying all the delights of Disneyland [...]
I love this mysterious and moody picture of two Imagineers working on Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean in 1965. And who knew Bob Dobbs worked at WED?
“Martha, do these shorts sufficiently hide my thunder?”
From the “I just liked this picture” file, here’s the juice stand in Disneyland’s Adventureland in 1980. Look at those wild patterns! Fantastic. Everything looks like Donald getting sucked into the sound waves in The Three Caballeros.
This pleasant little oasis was called, rather amazingly, and I’m [...]