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  • Blog Post: The "UFOs are real" documentary that Walt Disney Studios almost made

    I have long been a fan & supporter of Didier Ghez 's "Walt 's People" books , that series of paperbacks which collects amazing interviews with Disney Legends. But with Volume 11 of this series, Ghez has truly out-done himself. This 630-page book features 36 separate interviews which...
  • Blog Post: "Be Our Guest" features an unvarnished take on Disney Company history

    I have to admit that It's been kind of amusing to watch the reaction (both here and elsewhere around the Web) that Tuesday's "What's really behind the sudden change in Disney Parks & Resorts' facial hair policy" story has been getting. With all sorts of would-be Disney scholars...
  • Blog Post: What's really behind the sudden change in Disney Parks & Resorts' facial hair policy?

    You're going to read a lot today about how - by revising their long-standing policy on facial hair - Disney Parks and Resorts is now turning its back on nearly 60 years of tradition. Which isn't entirely true. I mean, if Walt Disney himself really insisted that no one with a beard or a mustache...
  • Blog Post: Magic Kingdom presents an abbreviated "Dream," Blue Man Group regroups

    January used to be the start of the slow season at the stateside Disney Parks. How so? So slow that - immediately after New Year's Day -- Disneyland Park wouldn't even open on Mondays & Tuesdays. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Which -- as far as the maintenance crew...
  • Blog Post: Wander the Cartoon Wastelands with Warren Spector in "The Art of Epic Mickey"

    It's the rumor which has got the gaming community buzzing . That there's supposedly a "Disney Epic Mickey 2" in the works. Even better, that the next videogame in this critically acclaimed series (which will reportedly be available in the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii formats) will...
  • Blog Post: Mouseketrips - 2012 Disneyland Spring Savings Offer

    2012 Disneyland Spring Savings Offer Posted: 17 Jan 2012 09:04 AM PST Travel Dates : March 1 - April 14, 2012 Disneyland Resort has released a new room only discount, available during the travel dates listed above. Disneyland guests can save up to 25% on their Disneyland Resort stay. Sample Savings ...
  • Blog Post: Updated edition of "Building a Dream" covers even more of Disney's world

    Wow. Has it really been 15+ years since Beth Dunlop wrote " Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture " ? Obviously Disney's world has gotten a whole lot bigger since 1996. Which is why I think it's terrific that Disney Editions recently decided to revisit Dunlop's book....
  • Blog Post: Are the Imagineers taking another shot at getting a shoot-the-chutes built at a Disney theme park?

    It was supposed to be Disneyland 's first thrill ride: Monstro the Whale ... Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved Which - in much the same way that Dumbo the Flying Elephant ... Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved ... was just a Disneyified version of that amusement...
  • Blog Post: The Muppety makeover of Disneyland that almost happened

    Can you picture a Kermit -green version of the Matterhorn ? Or -- for that matter -- Miss Piggy standing in for that winkin' Cleopatra that you see as you float through " it's a small world " ? Or Animal filling in for one of those ne'er do-well cads who chases the wenches in "...
  • Blog Post: Disneyland Donates to the Tune of $13 Million

    Giving is our Way at Disneyland To the tune of “Winter Wonderland” Community called, we were listenin', At the ready, our smiles a glistenin' Bringing holiday cheer, And donating all year, Giving is our way at Disneyland. We gave away - record donations, To charities, and foundations...
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