Occasionally you come across a bit of old video that you don’t even remember directly but it stirs some primeval memory deep within and you just know you’ve seen it – probably a million times – long, long ago. This is one of those videos.
I’m not sure, but I believe this appeared on some [...]
The original Hoop-Dee-Doo cast at rehearsal, June 1974
On this day in 1974, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue held its first public performance in the timbered hallows of Pioneer Hall at Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness campground. The show got its start when Disney managers felt the need to better utilize the large performance space [...]
It’s October, which means that it’s Walt Disney World’s birthday month. This year, of course, the resort turned thirty-nine, an anniversary mostly overlooked as Disney musters its resources to prepare to overlook the fortieth anniversary next year (“I gave her Indiana Jones Adventure, she gave me a pen.”) But maybe we can fit in a [...]
With all the stress of the modern world, why not instead take a trip to our happy place?
Now this is what I call a Vacation Kingdom:
Wow. Just try getting that song out of your head. I guarantee that for the rest of your life when you heard someone mention River Country you’ll [...]
Oh, this is a good one:
For some time now, I’ve looked for a map that would illustrate the path of the now-legendary Fort Wilderness Railroad with any degree of detail. It’s a route that is poorly known today, having been abandoned long before the days of ubiquitous home videos, Flickr and YouTube. Thanks [...]