To Wear Mouse Ears, Or Not to Wear Mouse Ears

Original 1971 WDW Mouse Ear Hat

The Author in his YOAMD Mouse Ear Hat Picture yourself getting ready to leave your home in the morning. It’s not a workday, so you decide to dress more casual than usual. Jeans. A sweatshirt. A Mouse Ear hat. You open your door and step out into the world to run your errands and to do your shopping.What’s wrong with this scenario?Well, for me, I don’t wear sweatshirts. But for most normal people, it would be the wearing of a Mouse Ear hat in public! Not many have done this, but I’m … [Read more...]

DVD Review: Tales from Earthsea


Disney and Studio Ghibli are bringing Gorō Miyazaki's epic film “Tales from Earthsea” to DVD on March 8, 2011. This story is based on the “Earthsea” fantasy book series by Ursula K. Le Guin.This is the first film adaptation of any part of the the “Earthsea” series, as previously, the author denied requests from others to adapt her work to the big screen. Hayao Miyazaki received approval to create the anime version after winning an Oscar for “Spirited Away,” but he was engaged on another … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – World Showcase, More Than A Bunch Of Buildings Part 1


When we tour the World Showcase at Epcot, fellow Oldies, we are so impressed by the beauty of the surroundings and the majesty of the buildings that we tend to think that's what it is. There is so much more in the World Showcase that when you stop to consider the scope of the place it's mind boggling. Today I'll cover the current entertainment opportunities and next week I'll deal with what is beyond the facades of the various buildings.There is some type of  "street entertainment" or … [Read more...]

Can’t Decide Which Disney Resort to Stay At? Choose Both!

Choosing where you will be staying on your vacation to Walt Disney World can be challenging: there are so many great choices! And if you are trying to keep to a budget then choosing can be even more difficult as you weigh the pros and cons of each resort. So what if, after all that, you actually end up choosing TWO hotels to stay in while at Disney World?I know, you’re thinking “Why would anyone do that? Sounds like a lot of trouble on a vacation!”Well the thing is, many people DO choose … [Read more...]

Wednesday with Walt: A Perfect World

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Family Museum

"We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us." - Walt DisneyWalt Disney produced the spectacle and pageantry of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California. For several days after, he produced shows for the athletes with big-name stars. Art Linkletter emceed the shows and he has commented on … [Read more...]