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"Building Tall" reveals the challenges that Tishman Realty & Construction faced while building EPCOT Center
Since sinkholes are back in the news again in Central Florida , Hungry Howie was inspired to drop me a line earlier today to ask about the sinkhole that almost swallowed EPCOT Center back during the construction of that theme park: For years now, I've been hearing stories about EPCOT's sinkhole...
5 Jun 2013
Flowers & gardens & booze, oh my!
I'm really excited about this year's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival . Normally it's just nice to get out and experience Spring as the frigid Central Florida weather starts to warm up and it is once again becomes possible to go outside after the horrifically cold 50 and 60...
13 Mar 2013
Theme Park University website now offering insights about how the themed entertainment industry actually works
The Internet is really a wondrous place. Especially if you're a young person who's considering a career in animation. If you've ever considered becoming a character designer someday, you can always swing by Tom Bancroft 's Character Mentor Studio or Stephen Silver's blog and then...
3 Mar 2013
Will New Fantasyland's flying dragon fare better than Epcot's "Skylaidescope" & "Surprise in the Skies" ultralights?
Have you been following that "Believe in Fantasy" thing that the Disney Parks Blog has been doing over on Tumblr ? If not, you may want to head on over there now and get in on the fun. You see, Gary Buchanan & Co. are using the bread crumb technique when it comes to promoting that flying...
23 Nov 2012
Is Disney's Hollywood Studios thinking of turning PI's "Comedy Warehouse" show into this theme park's seasonal safety valve?
I know, I know. It's the holidays. So hearing people go "Ho-Ho-Ho" this time of year isn't all that unusual. But that steady wave of laughter which has been rolling out of the ABC Sound Studio at Disney's Hollywood Studios since this past Sunday, that IS kind of unusual. Especially...
29 Dec 2011
Disney World's history or horticulture: Which talk would you prefer?
This is going to seem kind of counter-intuitive. But if you're in the Orlando area this weekend and want a genuinely memorable Mouse-related experience, don't go to a Disney theme park. Seriously. Instead - on Saturday evening - make your way over to the Holiday Inn at Downtown Disney . Where...
22 Oct 2011
Why For WDW's 40th anniversary celebration is kind of a modest affair
Brent SD writes in to ask about JHM's 40 th -anniversary-of- Walt-Disney-World coverage. Or lack thereof. I can't help but notice that while many of the other Disney news sites have been doing article after article this week about Disney World's 40 th birthday, JimHillMedia has been posting...
29 Sep 2011
Where to go to get dinner and a show while vacationing in Orlando
For nearly 40 years now, it's been a key component of a Central Florida vacation . That - for one night - you take a break from the theme parks and then head indoors to enjoy a bit of dinner theater . Of course, the real pioneer of this Orlando entertainment tradition is the Hoop Dee Doo Revue. Which...
18 May 2011
Blast to the past at D23's Disney World & "Rocketeer" anniversary events
Whenever Walt was asked about where he got the idea for Disneyland , he'd always trace that project's origin back to ... ... when my daughters were very young. And Saturday was always Daddy's day with the two daughters. I'd take them to the merry-go-round and as I'd sit there, sat...
1 May 2011
How the "Disney World" project was described to Florida legislators back in February of 1967
If you've visited Walt Disney World recently, I bet that you got to see some of the fun 40 th anniversary items that the Resort's shops currently have in stock. And as we get closer to October 1 st (i.e. WDW's official opening date), I'd imagine that we'll see even more 40 th anniversary...
4 Feb 2011
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