Way back when… so far back that the Disney Channel showed actual Disney-related content… the network often filled time between its programs with informative interstitials about Disney history. A series of these featurettes were produced about Walt Disney Imagineering, hosted by then-frequent Disney Channel host Eric Boardman. One of these, shown below, provides a glimpse [...]
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?
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In the first episode of our podcast, Beacon Joe and I discussed how impressed we were with Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean when we first had a chance to visit Anaheim last September. Even after a lifetime of riding Disney attractions, we still were floored by this 40+ year old ride. The ride experience puts [...]
Walt Disney stops to chat with employees, 1966 (L.A. Times Photo Archive)
I don’t really have a lot to say on this one; I just really liked this photo.
It’s also especially timely because, now that I’ve been to Disneyland, I finally understand the mystique and prestige that Pirates of the Caribbean holds in the [...]
Much to my excitement, I’ve just discovered that Martin Smith has set up his own site to present his now-famous park tribute videos. His latest magnum opus is an 85-minute tribute to Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and their unrealized sister project Thunder Mesa. Check it out!
UPDATE: Foxx [...]