Yo Ho Yo Ho — 50 Years of Piracy

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Today is a special day in Disney history! It was 50 years ago today that one of Disney’s most popular attractions opened! On March 18, 1967 guests at Disneyland were able to take their first ride on Pirates of the Caribbean. ♫ ♪ Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me! ♫ ♪ At … Continue reading "Yo Ho Yo Ho — 50 Years of Piracy"

Chess Men at the Haunted Mansion

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Here’s another little tidbit of Disney lore that Carol and I were told by a cast member during a behind the scenes tour . . . it explains those odd objects on the roof of the Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The story the guide told us began in California back in … Continue reading "Chess Men at the Haunted Mansion"

Windows on Main Street

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Do you ever stop to look at the windows on Main Street USA? Each of those windows pays tribute to someone who has a significant place in Disney history . . . and each window tells a story. When Walt first imagined Disneyland he wanted Main Street to resemble the commercial hub in a turn-of-the-20th-century … Continue reading "Windows on Main Street"
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Jim’s Attic – Snow Queen Ride

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The Snow Queen Ride By Jim Korkis The most recent Walt Disney Feature Animation film, Frozen (2013), is the highest grossing animated feature film ever produced, winning Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song. The Meet and Greet with Anna and Elsa at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot was so overwhelmingly … Continue reading "Jim’s Attic – Snow Queen Ride"
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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"