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A Special D23 Event with Dave Smith, Disney Archivist

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Guest Blogger Jeremy Marx attended a special D23 event with Disney Archivist Dave Smith and shares this report: On June 25th, 2010, Disney and D23 held an event on the Disney Studio Lot to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Disney Archives. While there were many exceptional moments throughout the evening, the one most of … Continue reading "A Special D23 Event with Dave Smith, Disney Archivist"
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Recap of D23 Expo Day 2

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by Debra Martin Koma AllEars® Senior Editor Well, Day 2 of the D23 Expo was quite a day, if not as hectic as Day 1. I started the day with a session that was supposed to feature authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, talking about the books that they write for Disney’s subsidiary Hyperion — … Continue reading "Recap of D23 Expo Day 2"
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Disneyland Paris – Discoveryland — Part 2 — Orbitron and Videopolis

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One of the first attractions you see when entering Discoveryland is “Orbitron – Machines Volantes” (Flying Machines). This is a simple, yet visually appealing attraction. Twelve 2-passenger rocket ships circle a stylized orrery. (An orrery is a mechanical apparatus that displays the relative positions and motions of the moon and the planets as they orbit … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Discoveryland — Part 2 — Orbitron and Videopolis"
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Main Street Train Station Bulletin Board

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There is an “Arrival and Departure” bulletin board on the ground floor of the Main Street Train Station. The locations depicted are not just random names, but have meaning. Here they are: Grizzle Bear Flats: The Grizzly Flats Railroad was the name of Ward Kimball’s backyard railroad. Kimball Canyon: Animator Ward Kimball was one of … Continue reading "Main Street Train Station Bulletin Board"
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Mickey’s Halloween Treat

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For the third year in a row, Disney is presenting the Mickey’s Halloween Treat party at Disney’s California Adventure on selected evenings during the month of October. It’s a fun event for both kids and adults where everyone can dress in costume (normally no one over the age of 9 can enter the park in … Continue reading "Mickey’s Halloween Treat"
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