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!!!
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Recorded on 10/17/17 Changing the name of the podcast to Starport75 Disney News New Dog Policy at four WDW resorts Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer and name for the Han Solo Movie BaseLine Tap House and Grand Avenue open at DHS Filming schedule for the upcoming ABC Holiday Specials at WDW 2017 Candlelight Processional... Continue Reading →
Vacationland was a magazine published three times a year by Walt Disney World. It was distributed through hotels, motels, and tourist attractions and was targeted to the people vacationing throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. This is the Inaugural Edition from Fall, 1971. It's interesting to see the marketing of WDW and the partnerships Disney... Continue Reading →
Our family took a vacation to Universal Orlando the first week of August, 2016. It was the first visit for my children, and my wife and my first visit since around 2000. We used to live about a mile north of UO, and we had annual passes for many years and visited often, through the... Continue Reading →