D23 Behind the Magic Contest

Our friends at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have released three new documentary titles on DVD: The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story , Walt & El Grupo and Waking Sleeping Beauty. These documentaries are available for 23 lucky D23 Members to win!One grand prize winner will be rewarded a three-day, two-night trip to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, where they will receive signed copies of these titles and the chance to mingle with the creative teams behind these … [Read more...]

Have You Seen The Lobby Tilework At Disney’s Grand Floridian?

On our November 2009 visit we weren't staying at the Grand Floridian (GF) as we have done several times in the past but we visited one day for Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Lounge. We saw the wonderful new tile work that was mostly complete with a little still in progress in the lobby area. Being the incurable photo hound that I am I took some pictures to share.The tile above was at the main entrance and the following pictures are all a part of that one section:The … [Read more...]

Wednesday with Walt: Our Family Motto

On the fireplace mantle in my living room sits a white picture frame adorned with gold, ornate Mickey ears on each side. There is no picture in this frame, but rather a very meaningful quote from Walt Disney. The quote is:"Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children's approach to life. They're people who don't give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a … [Read more...]

Classic Disney – Walt Disney Introduces the Multiplane Camera

Disney's invention of the multiplane camera was a groundbreaking achievement in film, enhancing the feeling of depth in traditional animation. This video showcases Walt's explanation of how the camera works from the "Tricks of Our Trade" episode of Disneyland, which aired February 13, 1957.Related articlesDisney Classic Coming to Bluray March 1st 2011 - Bambi Diamond Edition (chipandco.com) … [Read more...]

Brotherly Love!

I am sure you have gathered from reading my previous articles that I am an admirer and student of Walt Disney. From what I have read about his childhood, Walt and Roy Disney were always very close. From the time Walt was born, Roy (who was 8 years older) spent a lot of time with him. They were confidants, business partners, brothers and best friends. Throughout their lives they shared in devastating sorrows and celebrated larger-than-life accomplishments. When two people are that close, while … [Read more...]

Museum to honor life of Disney

Check out this article that talks about a Museum to honor the life of Walt Disney and his family.It is under construction now in San Fransisco. Click on the picture for the jump … [Read more...]

My Fab Five Magic Kingdom Attractions

Most of us really love the Magic Kingdom, and for many reasons. It is really the most "Walt Disney" of all the parks, it has so many attractions that Walt actually had a hand in, and it is full of fun and fantasy. I know we all have favorite attractions so I'll just give you mine in reverse order. You may be surprised!!5. "it's a small world" - I know, I almost don't believe it myself but there is something about the little figures, the cheeriness of the whole thing, and that "delightful" … [Read more...]

A Special Disneyworld Christmas Message from Brenda

Brenda (that's me) and all of my family would like to wish each and every one of you a merry and magical Christmas. We hope you receive every blessing you could dream of and that 2011 will be your best year yet.  If you haven't been to Walt Disney World in a while, plan your dream trip this year!Here are some more pics from Christmas this year:Pics from the past couple of years: … [Read more...]

‘A Walk In The Park’ with Rolly Crump

This article comes to us from WDW Prince. Paul was able to get some insider exclusive information he wanted to pass onto us.Roland Fargo Crump is a true Disney legend. In fact, he is a certified legend with his own window on Main Street in Disneyland. One of the original Disney Imagineers to work closely with Walt Disney, Rolly was directly involved with the design of attractions such as It’s A Small World, Haunted Mansion and Enchanted Tiki Room. His career with Disney spans over 40 … [Read more...]

Big changes coming to Disney California Adventure

This exciting news comes to us from Sarah Tully at the OC Register.Disney California Adventure plans to temporarily close corridors, shut down stores and stop its parade as crews work on a major, $1 billion overhaul of the theme park.Disney next year will start finishing major projects of the five-year, park makeover, which is set to be completed in 2012. New jobs are set to begin in early January, said John McClintock, a Disneyland Resort spokesman. Click on the photo to see a … [Read more...]