Tomorrowland Box Office Numbers Disappointing

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Tommorowland's box office numbers proved to be a disappointment over the holiday weekend coming in at a little over $41 million.   Brad Bird's live action, sci-fi adventure about a futuristic world where nothing is what it seems, was destined to start off the Disney summer season with a bang.  Instead the film which cost $190 million to make generated a loss for the studios.The film which stars Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Raffey Cassidy, and Hugh Laurie takes us on a journey of … [Read more...]


Top 10: Educational Experiences at Disney World

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Disney World is the ultimate field trip! Learning and having fun at the same time is their speciality!  There are hundreds of "secretly educational" things going on at Disney all the time. Epcot is the nerdiest Park ever (my favorite Park, actually) and is all the science and social studies any kid will ever need! And don't even get me started on Animal Kingdom!Here are my Top 10 Educational Experiences (that won't have them complaining of boredom or napping) at Walt Disney … [Read more...]


Tomorrowland Press Event – Meet the Cast

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The cast of Tomorrowland was at the Press Event in Beverly Hills.  In attendance were Brad Bird (co-producer, writer and director), George Clooney (Frank), Britt Robertson (Casey), Tim McGraw (Ed - Casey's Dad), Raffey Cassidy (Athena), Jeff Jensen (writer), Damon Lindelof (co-produer & writer)The background information provided us with a quick intro into how Tomorrowland came about.  Basically it started as a basic conversation about upcoming movies ideas between Sean Bailey (president … [Read more...]


Disney’s Hollywood Studios name change in the works

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First, we bid adieu to the Sorcerer's Hat, now we are saying sayonara to something else....the name of the park itself, Hollywood Studios!!! Disney CEO, Bob Iger, let it slip that a name change is in the works. It's ok, we've been here before. Anyone remember MGM Studios? I know I do. Waaaaay back then, I had the privilege of being in the Disney College Program. I worked at Aladdin's Restaurant in MGM Studios. Anyone remember Aladdin's? It was in the soundstage where Playhouse Disney is now … [Read more...]


Disneyland Memorabilia sells for $1.7 Million

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An anonymous Disneyland memorabilia collector placed a huge inventory on display at the Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California last month for viewing before this weekend's auction.   Close to 1,000 items were sold on Saturday, Feb. 28th and Sunday, March 1st,  bringing in $1.7 million from bids around the world.Sold for $153,400 and posted as the top seller was the 1970s animatronic Green Tiki Room bird.  While one of my favorites, 1967 Pirates of the Caribbean skeleton, holding a … [Read more...]


Van Eaton Galleries Auction full of Disneyland Memorabilia

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(photo courtesy of the Van Eaton Galleries site) Van Eaton Galleries will be the host to an incredible auction full of vintage Disneyland Memorabilia.  The Exhibition which begins February 7, 2015 will be available to the public at their Sherman Oaks location - 13613 Ventura Blvd - (818) 788-2357.  The Van Eaton Galleries is open Monday thru Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm from February 7th to the 27th.  Catalogs full of incredible and one of a kind items are available for pre-order by clicking the … [Read more...]


5 Ways to Have a VIP Experience with Adventures by Disney

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Adventures by Disney has amazing destinations where you can vacation like a VIP. Going on an Adventures by Disney vacation means you have private access to popular attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, and front-of-the-line access, all with world-class Disney hospitality. You can go places and have experiences with Adventures by Disney that you might not otherwise get to enjoy. And best of all, it's all planned by Disney.Here are just 5 of the offerings available from Adventures by … [Read more...]


Two very special and affordable events coming to Orlando for Disney fans: Don’t Miss Out!

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Two very special events are coming to Orlando for Disney fans - and you won't believe how affordable they are. Coming VERY soon is The Walt Disney Birthplace: An Evening with Imagineer Bob Gurr. Bob Gurr is an American amusement ride designer and Imagineer. His most famous work was for Walt Disney's Disneyland Park, and its subsequent sister parks. In 1953 he inaugurated R.H. Gurr Industrial Design - a company of one, whose first big job was to consult with the Walt Disney Studios on the design … [Read more...]


Looking back at Disneyland – from opening day to their 59th birthday

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Disneyland's grand opening on July 17, 1955 was definitely less than perfect.  My mother in law was there (her uncle was a contractor who helped build the park) and told me that the asphalt was still wet in places due to the fact that they had poured it that morning and with temperatures hitting 101º it didn't have time to set for the park opening at 4:30 in the afternoon. Also, many water fountains were not functioning because of a plumber's strike.  More people showed up than anticipated. Only … [Read more...]


6 Reasons Why You Should Join The Disneyana Fan Club

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 Before we go in to why you should join the Disneyana Fan Club - let's talk a little bit about this "secret" club that's not so "secret" any more! The Disneyana Fan Club is THE club for Disney enthusiasts. It is made up of members from all over the world. (I want to say a quick g'day to my fellow members "down under" in Australia!) This non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich legacy of Walt Disney. The goal is to provide Disneyana enthusiasts of all ages … [Read more...]