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Recap: 2018 E3 Expo Offers Peek at Upcoming Disney, Star Wars Games and More

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Once again, E3 has come and gone, leaving a plethora of game announcements and trailers in its wake. This second year of the show opening up to paying fans featured increased programming, more virtual queues for demos, and a continued diaspora of companies headed offsite with individual installations. [Obviously, there were a million more announcements … Continue reading "Recap: 2018 E3 Expo Offers Peek at Upcoming Disney, Star Wars Games and More"
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Legends of Frontierland: The Adventures of Lasso Laura and Jiminy Jason

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Legends of Frontierland is a new interactive guest experience at Disneyland this summer. From the information pamphlet: "You are invited to play an immersive game in which you can create your own persona and frontier story. Start out as a friend of Frontierland or Rainbow Ridge and work your way up to become a legend." As it was explained to us, the citizens of Rainbow Ridge are down on their luck - the gold mines are played out and their water has dried up. They've now got their eyes on the more prosperous Frontierland, and are trying to take it over, and the folk of Frontierland are trying to prevent that.
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Jim’s Attic: The History Behind the Saratoga Springs DVC Resort

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Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa officially opened May 17, 2004 with a "health-history-horses" theme. The Development Manager for the project was Kevin Cummings, which was ironically appropriate. Cummings was born and raised in Saratoga Springs, New York, the city that was the inspiration for the new Disney Vacation Club resort. In fact, at the time, his twin brother still lived in that historic upstate New York town so Kevin would go back to visit several times during the year, especially to attend the races.
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Jim’s Attic: Theater of the Stars Handprints Part Two

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Theater of the Stars Handprints Part Two By Jim Korkis In the last installment of my guest blog, I listed some of the handprints that are installed in the forecourt of the Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard at Disney Hollywood Studios. Listed here are the remainder of those blocks in chronological order. The … Continue reading "Jim’s Attic: Theater of the Stars Handprints Part Two"
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Jim’s Attic: The Story of Beacon Joe

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The Story of Beacon Joe By Jim Korkis Which original Disney character appears in three different attractions at Walt Disney World and was originally created for Disneyland? I always hated it when teachers asked questions like that and they already knew the answer” and I was a public school teacher for several years after I … Continue reading "Jim’s Attic: The Story of Beacon Joe"
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Jim’s Attic: The Mickey Mouse Glasshouse Balloon

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The Mickey Mouse Glasshouse Balloon By Jim Korkis As a young boy, one of my delights was getting a Mickey Mouse helium balloon at Disneyland. A Mickey ear-shaped latex balloon has actually been around since the 1940s. Filling it with helium so it could float seductively in the air was something unique when it was … Continue reading "Jim’s Attic: The Mickey Mouse Glasshouse Balloon"
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Jim’s Attic: A Short History of Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

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A Short History of Tony’s Town Square Restaurant By Jim Korkis When Main Street U.S.A. opened at the Magic Kingdom in Florida in October 1971, right there in Town Square was the Town Square Café with an open air porch where patrons could watch the stream of guests rushing in and out of the park. … Continue reading "Jim’s Attic: A Short History of Tony’s Town Square Restaurant"
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Collective Disney Animal Names Quiz – Answers

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Yesterday, I asked you to match the Disney characters on the left with their collective nouns on the right. Here are the answers: A. Archimedes and Big Mama 19. a parliament of owls B. Baloo, Humphrey, and Lots-o-Huggin’ 25. a sleuth of bears C. Bambi and Faline 14. a mob of deer D. Bruce, Anchor, … Continue reading "Collective Disney Animal Names Quiz – Answers"
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