The Walt Disney Family Museum gets a Barker Bird from Garner Holt Productions

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Exciting News for The Walt Disney Family Museum as they announced the arrival of its very own Barker Bird. On Friday June 20th, 2014 the new interactive exhibit became part of the permanent galleries of the museum. "Pepe del Presidio" as they charmingly named him is a gift that was given to the museum by Garner Holt Productions, Inc., which is the world’s largest creator of animatronic characters, and is also the primary animatronics provider for all Disney theme parks.A replica of the … [Read more...]





Who Wants to Get Closer To Maleficent at the Disney Parks?

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With the much anticipated release of Disney's latest live-action film "Maleficent" having been released into theaters everywhere, we all want to see more of the star of this film, the downright evil one herself, Maleficent.So walk on through the original Sleeping Beauty Castle that Walt built and get closer to Maleficent, at least 5 times during the walkthrough show. Enter the Castle gates through Fantasyland and in through the arched doorway. Be careful as you enter as you never know when … [Read more...]





Why Doesn’t Epcot Have Any Parades?

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As you probably know, there are currently no parades at Epcot. There hasn't been a parade at the park in years. In fact, since Epcot opened in 1982 there has only  been a handful of parades at the park.When EPCOT Center first opened on October 1st, 1982, guests were treated to the very short-lived World Showcase Parade. This parade featured hundreds of dancers, costumed characters, and musicians. The cast made their way around World Showcase while the parade's theme song "There's No Place … [Read more...]





Disney Legend Tony Baxter and Designer and Sculptor Terri Hardin to Appear at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn in April

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Disney Legend and Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Advisor Tony Baxter, and designer, sculptor and puppeteer Terri Hardin will be making an appearance at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn.Tony Baxter began his time with The Walt Disney Company working on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland and worked his way up to Senior Vice President of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering. He worked on the design of some of the most famous attractions in the Disney Parks and had much influence in … [Read more...]





Hollywood icon and Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke to appear at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn

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Chip and Co. has an awesome article all about Walt's Barn, and recently, I was very lucky to co-host an interview with Cathy, a representative from the barn. Now it seems the barn is in the Disney hot news once again! Dick Van Dyke, Disney Legend and star, will be making a rare public appearance at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn on Sunday March 16th from 11am – 3pm. Mr. Van Dyke is scheduled to appear on behalf of the Carolwood Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to Walt Disney’s … [Read more...]