Oldies But Goodies – What Brings Us Back, The Tangibles


As we get older we generally find that different things become important to us. When we were younger we looked forward to the thrill of riding the biggest, best, and most exciting attractions and some of us still do (me). But, when you reach a certain age (different for everyone), you find that the more subtle things that you may have passed by in the past become a bit more important in the overall enjoyment of your visit. Let's look at a few of these things that we grow to love as we become … [Read more...]

Scaring Up Fun at the Walt Disney World ‘Trick or Meet-Up’

This wasn’t your ordinary crowd. Hitchhiking Ghosts, a few Snow Whites and even a giant, walking, talking hot dog were among a group of hundreds who joined Disney last night for their first “Trick or Meet Up” at Magic Kingdom Park. They kicked things off with a talk from Walt Disney Imagineer Jason Surrell and a chance to show off some of your amazing costumes.And there were some great characters in attendance. We’ve posted a gallery of favorites.During the night, … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Marks its 40th Anniversary Primed for an Exciting Future


Anchored by the Mouse “who started it all,” Walt Disney World Resort marked its 40th anniversary Saturday with a gala procession fronted by characters parading up Main Street, U.S.A. to a colorful celebration in front of Cinderella Castle.Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald, Pluto and all their pals waved to cheering crowds. Onstage, they were joined by Disney executives, singers and 40-year cast members in a colorful celebration.It was 40 years ago – Oct. 1, 1971 — when Walt … [Read more...]

40th Anniversary Commemorative Map of Magic Kingdom Park

You can now download a digital version of the commemorative map that’s only available today in the park. We think it’s pretty cool and chances are you will too. Notice the quote at the top of the map, “Believe me, it’s the most exciting and challenging assignment we have ever tackled at Walt Disney Productions,” – Walt Disney.Related articlesCelebrating 40 Years of Hope - Magic Kingdom's 40th Anniversary (yourhighwayinthesky.com) Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 40 Year … [Read more...]

Happy 40th Anniversary Disney World – Walt Disney World Resort World History Facts


MILESTONES Early 1960s After Disneyland opens in 1955, Walt Disney is approached many times to build another park.  Offers of free land come from inside and outside the United States.  Disney begins developing attractions for the 1964 New York World’s Fair:  General Electric’s “Carousel of Progress,” Ford’s Magic Skyway,” Pepsi-Cola’s “It’s a Small World” and the state of Illinois’ “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.”  Walt is absorbed with the technological achievements of his Imagineers and … [Read more...]