Haunted Mansion Wallpaper

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 →

Episode 054 – The Country Bear Jamboree

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 →

Magic Kingdom Guide – 40th Anniversary

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

Photos from DizWiz’s trip to WDW

The photos from our trip to Walt Disney World a couple of weeks ago are now posted on Flickr. We had a great time, and hopefully you'll enjoy the photos. I'm looking forward to discussing the trip during our next podcast episode. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day... Continue Reading →

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

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 →

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