Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World

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I’m updating the Walt Disney World Hidden Mickeys book, so I’m visiting frequently. I check out potential new Hidden Mickeys and verify if old ones are still in place. Here are some images that I’ll add to the book. This first Hidden Mickey has stayed around a while, thankfully. At America Gardens Theatre, classic Hidden … Continue reading "Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World"
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A Disney-fied Golf Cart

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On May 1, 2010 Carol and I were celebrating my birthday at EPCOT. Naturally we had to take a ride on Soarin’ As we waited in line we struck up a conversation with another couple who seemed to be avid Disney fans, just like us. When they heard that we were staying at Fort Wilderness … Continue reading "A Disney-fied Golf Cart"
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Changes at Ft. Wilderness

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By Guest Blogger Kay Belin This past summer Fort Wilderness went through a huge change when they took a popular cabin loop and turned it into a camping loop. Many guests were disappointed as they watched “their” cabins disappear from the Fort. For many weeks you could actually see some of them sitting on the … Continue reading "Changes at Ft. Wilderness"
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Disney’s Halloween Golf Cart Parade

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One of the highlights of the Halloween celebration at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is the amazing golf cart parade. Imagine a slow moving procession of golf carts festooned with bunting, streamers, signs, banners, cobwebs, ghosts, skeletons, lights and all sorts of seasonal décor. Last year there were about 140 carts in the parade … Continue reading "Disney’s Halloween Golf Cart Parade"
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Disney’s Halloween Pet Parade

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Every year our dogs Blue and Jake look forward to the costumed pet parade held at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground just before Halloween. It’s the high point on their social calendar! Back in 2012 our boys Zak and Blue took third place honours with their costumes, Zak as the Headless Horseman and Blue … Continue reading "Disney’s Halloween Pet Parade"
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Hidden Mickeys at Fort Wilderness

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Mickey images are spread throughout the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground at Walt Disney World. For example, the Disney Navy decorates the front of some of the Sea Raycer display boats with classic Mickey coils of rope. You can often spot this Hidden Mickey at the marinas of various WDW Resorts, including Fort Wilderness. (Thanks … Continue reading "Hidden Mickeys at Fort Wilderness"
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From The Tickle Trunk – WDW News November 1982

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Let’s dip into the Tickle Trunk and have a look at the Walt Disney World News from November 1982. That was an exciting time in Disney history; EPCOT had just opened a month prior. A few months ago, when we looked at the October 1982 copy, my blog focused primarily on EPCOT; I purposely ignored … Continue reading "From The Tickle Trunk – WDW News November 1982"
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Jim’s Attic: The Dragon Calliope

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Disney Historian Jim Korkis goes up into his imaginary attic to rummage around his archives and often stumbles across an unusual story about Walt Disney World. Those who have met me know that I take real joy in talking about Walt Disney. The Dragon Calliope By Jim Korkis It continues to amaze me that there … Continue reading "Jim’s Attic: The Dragon Calliope"
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The Cabins at Fort Wilderness

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If you have read some of my previous blogs, you will know that Carol and I are huge fans of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. We just love spending time there in our RV . . . but I’ve often wondered what it would be like staying in one of the cabins. Carol stayed … Continue reading "The Cabins at Fort Wilderness"
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Lawn Mower Tree – Fort Wilderness

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Jack Spence is on a leave of absence until 2014. This is a reprint of a blog he wrote several years ago. This blog originally ran in 2007 and was accurate at the time of publication. For those of you not familiar with the “Lawnmower Tree” it’s an interesting oddity located at the Fort Wilderness … Continue reading "Lawn Mower Tree – Fort Wilderness"
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