Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean

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This week’s Walt Disney Studios film is one which comes directly from one of Disney Imagineering’s best shows: The Pirates of the Caribbean. Debuting in 1967 at Disneyland, it was the most immersive and technologically advanced attraction of its time. I remember Walt Disney gleefully describing how they got the audio-animatronics to work in a … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Goofy

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Of the Fab Five, I think Goofy gets some of the best outfits and he tends to show up where you least expect him to. As I was walking out of the Pirates of the Caribbean, I spotted Goofy in pirate garb near The Pirates League where young and old can get made into a … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Goofy"
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Recording Details in the Magic Kingdom

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The Magic Kingdom is full of details and I had fun looking for and photographing on a recent trip. Let’s start with the Pirates Bazaar which is the shop you enter after sailing through Pirates of the Caribbean. This shop, like all Disney shops, is a treasure trove of subjects. As I was walking around, … Continue reading "Recording Details in the Magic Kingdom"
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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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Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland – Part Three of Three

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Last Thursday I discussed the architecture of the Agrabah section of Adventureland and The Flying Carpets of Aladdin, the Sunshine Tree Terrace, tiki gods, and why Pirates of the Caribbean was added to the Magic Kingdom as an afterthought. Today I’ll continue where I left off. I have never written an article about the Pirates … Continue reading "Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland – Part Three of Three"
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Restroom Evolution

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We all know that much of Disneyland’s success was due to its innovative theming and storytelling. No other amusement park before Disneyland featured the attention to detail that this new Anaheim park offered. But that was only part of the formula to success. Cleanliness was another major component to the “Disney Difference.” Walt wanted his … Continue reading "Restroom Evolution"
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Pirates of the Caribbean Guest Bedroom – Part One

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Hey everyone. I’m back from my extended leave of absence from AllEars. My move into my new home went well and I’m pretty much settled in. I’m enjoying my new surroundings and I especially like the fact that I can easily hear the Walt Disney World Steam Train and the Lilly Belle whistles from my … Continue reading "Pirates of the Caribbean Guest Bedroom – Part One"
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The Flying Dutchman

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Scott came up with our theme this week, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Movies. My original theme, Johnny Depp in Various Stages of Sexy, was vetoed. Bugger! Instead of posting a photo I never took of Johnny, here’s one I took of Davy Jones’ ship, The Flying Dutchman. It was anchored at Disney’s Castaway Cay … Continue reading "The Flying Dutchman"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean, the Movie

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Raise your hands if you thought Disney would be successful in making movies based on themepark rides or attractions? I wonder how many of you would have raised your hands before the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Curse of the Black Pearl. Now with four movies in the series with a fifth in the … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean, the Movie"
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