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Jack Lindquist graduated from marketing guru to one of Disneyland’s greatest cheerleaders

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Disney Legend Jack Lindquist made significant contributions to solidify the success of Disneyland. [The Walt Disney Company] During the first few years of Disneyland’s existence, although hopes and expectations were very high, “the success of the park wasn’t a slam dunk,” according to Marty Sklar, the Disney Legend and former head of Walt Disney Imagineering … Continue reading "Jack Lindquist graduated from marketing guru to one of Disneyland’s greatest cheerleaders"
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Jack Lindquist: A rich legacy and a fun-filled career with the Walt Disney Company

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Jack Lindquist and Mickey Mouse appear at a function held at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., where Jack was a trustee. [Courtesy of Chapman University] CHUCK SCHMIDT / Still Goofy About Disney AllEars.Net Guest Blogger In May of 2011, at Walt Disney World’s 40th anniversary celebration, Jack Lindquist had this to say about fellow Disney … Continue reading "Jack Lindquist: A rich legacy and a fun-filled career with the Walt Disney Company"
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What’s New at AllEars.Net

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See 2016 Site Updates HERE. See 2017 Site Updates HERE.   November 13, 2018 ON THE SITE THIS WEEK: We continually refresh our Dining Area with updated menus and new photos of the locations and foods. We have just updated nearly ALL of our Walt Disney World menus — just take a look! — to … Continue reading "What’s New at AllEars.Net"
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What’s New at AllEars.Net

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See 2015 Site Updates HERE. See 2016 Site Updates HERE. December 27, 2016 ON THE SITE THIS WEEK: We continually refresh our Dining Area with updated menus and new photos of the locations and foods. Check it out often! Dining highlights this week include: — Bud Light prices increased from $7.00 to $7.25 at Animal … Continue reading "What’s New at AllEars.Net"
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Walt Disney World Chronicles: Partners Statue

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Almost as iconic as Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom is the distinctive "Partners" statue in the Hub just in front of the castle's elaborate entrance. Guests from around the world have taken photos of this statue from every angle every hour of the day. Ironically, while he was alive, Walt Disney was extremely adamant that he never wanted a statue of him made and certainly not one that would be placed in his theme park. His widow, Lillian, continued to respect his wishes for decades after his passing. So, what is the story behind this striking statue and how did it end up at Walt Disney World?
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Magic Kingdom’s First Family

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by Jim Korkis Disney Historian Feature Article This article appeared in the May 17, 2011 Issue #608 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Two days before the opening of Walt Disney World on October 1, 1971, the Florida Highway Patrol had issued a statement that they had determined that as many as 300,000 people might try … Continue reading "Magic Kingdom’s First Family"
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A look back at Epcot’s creation

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The cover of Epcot’s pre-opening brochure, which gave detailed descriptions of each attraction to be featured in the first-of-its-kind park, which opened on Oct. 1, 1982. [Chuck Schmidt] Epcot celebrated its 35th anniversary last fall. With that important milestone came a commitment on the part of the Walt Disney Company to add new experiences to … Continue reading "A look back at Epcot’s creation"
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During its four-year run, Holidayland gave guests a Disneyland experience right outside the fabled berm

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An aerial view shows Holidayland during its heyday, right outside the berm at Disneyland. Much has been written about the berm at Disneyland … those large mounds of dirt, cleverly placed foliage and other inconspicuous obstacles which keep Disney guests from seeing the outside world, effectively insulating them from reality. As Disney Legend John Hench … Continue reading "During its four-year run, Holidayland gave guests a Disneyland experience right outside the fabled berm"
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The short, bumpy ride of the Rocket Rods attraction at Disneyland

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For three decades, the WEDway PeopleMover was a cornerstone attraction in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. [The Walt Disney Company] The late 1990s were a dark time at Disneyland. It was not unusual to see signs of aging and decay throughout the park: Peeling paint, cracks in the pavement, crumbling woodwork, rusted iron railings. Marty Sklar, the … Continue reading "The short, bumpy ride of the Rocket Rods attraction at Disneyland"
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