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A Walt Disney World Fever Dream

Long ago, we old people had something called “film”. Film was how we made pictures move, and some of us had machines called “projectors” that we would use at home to make the pictures appear on a wall or bedsheet.

Before the era of smartphone video, and even up to the advent of the VHS [...]

The Dream Called EPCOT

In 1981, The Walt Disney Story – the attraction which once occupied the area in the Magic Kingdom where the Town Square Theater currently resides – took a brief absence as its queue, theater area, and postshow area were appropriated to become The EPCOT Center Preview Center. In the year leading up to EPCOT’s October, [...]

Meet The Mouse

We’ve just talked about things that are well-executed with which I philosophically agree, and in some ways this falls under the same category. I’m uneasy with the idea of character meet-and-greets, yet I realize that they’re here to stay at Walt Disney World and there’s nothing we can do about it. So, if we [...]

In The Kingdom…

It’s been kind of busy on the news front lately.

In fact, there have been a series of minor revelations about changes both expected and not, and the online Disney realm seized accordingly. A rather hit-and-miss record in the parks over the last fifteen years has left fans somewhat shell-shocked, and that can make things [...]

Sen. Dodd (D-Disneyland)

“Re-living the days of the turn of the century at Disneyland, Senator Thomas J. Dodd of Connecticut is ready to chauffeur his family in an electric car down Main Street USA at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom in California, July 12, 1960. While Mrs. Jackie Dodd sits next to the Senator, Christopher (16), Martha (19) and [...]