Your Complete Guide to WDW – 1976

Our family took our first trip to Walt Disney World in the summer of 1976. I guess that's why I have an affinity for anything to do with America on Parade. I just love these old guidebooks. They're like a time capsule. Look at the ticket prices. Check out what was included in the A-E... Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 038 – Adventures on the Disney Cruise

Redesign/rename recap Book Club - The Halloween Tree Discussions of the book Cartoon for the Cartoon Network in 1996 Disney News TSA Precheck-like system for Annual Passholders House of Magic Facade Returns to Main Street USA Chris’ Adventures at Disney Disney Cruise Ambient recordings Pick of the Week Chris: Ovalware Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee... Continue Reading →

Magic Kingdom Guide – 45th Anniversary

This is the Magic Kingdom guidemap from 10/1/16, the 45th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom. It has a nifty little poster in the middle of the guide. I like the logo that Disney created for the anniversary. I can't wait to see what they come up with for the 50th... Download the PDF here

Ten more years of Star Wars movies!

In the latest Star Wars Show, Kathleen Kennedy said the franchise will continue with its newly introduced characters, including Rey, Finn, Poe, and BB-8, (so they're all safe through Episode IX???), well beyond Episode IX, and that the studio is currently “looking at the next ten years” of Star Wars film and spinoffs. Yay!!!

The House of Magic is back on Main Street, USA!

Well...not exactly. But the facade is back. Disney has completed work on the facade of the Emporium and switched over the "Hall of Champions" facade to the "House of Magic." While the actual store hasn't returned, this is a welcome change in my book. You can see the photos over on the Blog Mickey site.

WDW Vacation Guide 1981

I used to get the WDW Vacation Guide by writing to Walt Disney World Guest Relations asking for information about the resort. This one is special because it's the edition that was produced during WDW's Tencennial. It's the year before/of the opening of EPCOT Center, so it's still just the Magic Kingdom and a few... Continue Reading →

Disney News – Winter 1979

This is the Disney News Magazine from Winter 1979. It's a fairly ordinary issue, as not much new was opening in the parks at this time. Disney was gearing up for the 25th Birthday celebration for Epcot, and there's articles on Christmas in the Parks and the Disney foxes, along with features on the parade... Continue Reading →

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Guide Map – 1995

This is the guidemap for Blizzard Beach from the opening in 1995. I think that Ice Gator was a great mascot for the park. He was everything that I love: unique to the park, original, and fun. I don't have an exact date or reason why, but it appears that Ice Gator started to get... Continue Reading →

Disney-MGM Studios – A Pictorial Souvenir – 1989

This is a souvenir book that was published in 1989, but was probably created in late 1988, as it has plenty of concept art, and only a few photos of specific attraction scenes that were completed. But, that's not all bad, as the concept art is awesome. It's a far cry from what Hollywood Studios... Continue Reading →

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