Pictorial Souvenir Booklets (a Long-Standing Disney Parks Tradition) Are a Victim of the Times

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I took home three keepsakes from our first visit to Walt Disney World in 1972: A vintage Mickey Mouse T-shirt; the Information Guide they handed out at the gate, and a copy of A Pictorial Souvenir of Walt Disney World. The T-shirt is currently reposing in a landfill. The Information Guide is tucked away in a box of similar guides I’ve collected over the years. The Pictorial Souvenir? It remains a constant source of information and, frankly, wonderment.
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Disney USA — Adventure is Out There!

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Several days ago, AllEars.Net’s Picture This! photoblogger Scott Thomas wrote on how he found Disney in non-Disney places while traveling this summer. I guess it’s true that “Great Minds Think Alike,” because our Guest Blogger Norris Anderson has also written on this same theme. Take their advice — you can find Disney wherever … Continue reading "Disney USA — Adventure is Out There!"
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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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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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