Progress stood still during a torrential rain storm in the Magic Kingdom

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The exterior of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It was a typical mid-June day in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World: Hot and humid, with ominous dark clouds lurking on the horizon. After riding on the WEDway PeopleMover in Tomorrowland, we decided to escape … Continue reading "Progress stood still during a torrential rain storm in the Magic Kingdom"
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Disney’s Interest in World’s Fairs Beyond the 1964-1965 New York Event

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Walt Disney stands with a model of the “it’s a small world” pavilion, one of the stars of the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. [The Walt Disney Company] Walt Disney never did anything half-way. He always seemed to take a damn-the-torpedoes, full-speed-ahead approach when his fertile imagination dreamed up a seemingly impossible project. And so … Continue reading "Disney’s Interest in World’s Fairs Beyond the 1964-1965 New York Event"
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Undiscovered Future World Tour

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by Elizabeth Brown AllEars.Net Guest Blogger I took the Undiscovered Future World Tour in Epcot on Tuesday, May 15. Tour check-in was at 8:15 a.m. at the desk on the front side of the pin shop near Mouse Gear. This is a location change from last year when tour check-in was located inside the building … Continue reading "Undiscovered Future World Tour"
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The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair: A watershed moment in Disney history

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Walt Disney stands in front of two World’s Fair posters in a publicity photo taken in 1964. [The Walt Disney Company] To many long-time Disney followers, the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair was a watershed moment for the Walt Disney Company. Disney’s participation in the Fair saw the introduction of a radically new form of … Continue reading "The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair: A watershed moment in Disney history"
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Royal Tea Garden Tour at Epcot

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By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Brown We attended the Royal Tea Garden Tour at Epcot on Monday, May 13. We checked in at the Rose & Crown podium at 9:30 AM. It was raining heavily, but they were prepared to talk about the tea in the covered patio area if necessary. Luckily, the rain let up … Continue reading "Royal Tea Garden Tour at Epcot"
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Eleanor Audley gets a full-throated endorsement for her vocal work for Disney

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Actress Eleanor Audley strikes a menacing pose, left. To the right is Maleficent, the character based on Ms. Audley’s distinctive look. Do the names Tom Hanks, James Earl Jones, Irene Bedard and Jodi Benson ring a bell? Of course they do. How about Eleanor Audley? Not so well known, right? All of the above mentioned … Continue reading "Eleanor Audley gets a full-throated endorsement for her vocal work for Disney"
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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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A Path Less Traveled

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At Disney's Animal Kingdom, 'A Path Less Traveled' is a tour being offered for a limited time as part of the park's 20th Anniversary celebration. The tour combines the best elements from a few 'behind the scenes' tours.
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