With Halloween coming up, I wanted to share this photo I took that I use as wallpaper on my computer at this time of year. I took this image in 2006, when the Haunted Mansion plaque was on the left column and could get this shot. Now, there's a warning/advisory sign on that column. I... Continue Reading →
Recorded 8/8/18 Remember the Magic - The Country Bear Jamboree History December 1965, Walt Disney was pressing forward with Mineral King, a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains As part of the evening entertainment, an animatronic show was being developed The project was assigned to Marc Davis One day Davis was working on drawings... Continue Reading →
This is the Magic Kingdom guidemap from 10/1/11, the 40th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom. In the middle of the guide, it contains a reproduction of the original 1971 souvenir map. That alone makes this one a keeper. Download the PDF here
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 →
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
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.
In honor of Independence Day, below are images of the Vacationer's Guide to Walt Disney World when "America on Parade" was running in honor of America's Bicentennial. I have the "America on Parade" book, and I'll be scanning it and posting it. I may post it closer to Election Day (2016). If you want to... Continue Reading →
This is one of the grand Tomorrowland entrance spires in 1987. Oh, how I miss the Tomorrowland of pre-1994...
This is the early 1983 pictorial souvenir book for the Walt Disney World resort. To me, 1982 - 1992 is perhaps the greatest era of Walt Disney World, and this book is a great showcase of the start of that time. You can download the pdf of the book here. .
As promised yesterday, here is the 1982 version of “Your Guide to the Magic Kingdom.” This version was distributed in 1982 during the Tencennial celebration. I went on a trip to WDW in April, 1982--my first time in three years. It was so nice to get back there and I took my first ride on... Continue Reading →