Tag Archives: Walt Disney

“Walt’s Frozen Head” Film Has First Public Screening in Orlando October 13

Anyone remember seeing the trailer and images from one of the films shot undercover at Walt Disney World called “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head“? The movie wrapped production quite some time ago, but they haven’t released it to the public until now. As you may recall, the cast and crew for “Walt’s Frozen

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Rare Ken Anderson Haunted Mansion Concept Book up for Auction

No matter how much of a hardcore Disney Haunted Mansion fan you are, I doubt you’ve ever seen this piece of history.  Early concepts of the Haunted Mansion featured walk-through versions of the attraction, as many of you know. An auction for one of these original concepts (which I don’t think has ever been seen

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Visions of Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center resurface in Dubai Expo 2020

If you’re a fan of Disney history, you know that Walt’s final dream of opening an utopian city was morphed into the Epcot theme park we know today. Who knows if the planned city where transportation, jobs and shared cultures would have actually been the wave of the future? What I find interesting is how

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Walt Before Mickey Debuts August 14 at AMC Downtown Disney Walt Disney World

A new independent film all about Walt Disney’s struggles to break through in animation is debuting at Downtown Disney on August 14 entitled Walt Before Mickey. Shot just a few miles from Walt Disney World in Sanford and DeLand ,Florida stars several familiar faces that you may recognize from their previous work. Thomas Ian Nicholas,

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Midget Autopia to be Resurrected with help from Disney Fans

In 1966, Walt and Roy Disney did something the company had never done before or since. Attractions were migrating back from the 1964 World’s Fair in New York to Disneyland. it’s a small world needed to move into Fantasyland and unfortunately, the Midget Autopia had to go. As a way to pay homage to their

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Can Fans Save Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream?

Pop Quiz time! What do these things have in common….? Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride The Adventurers Club at Pleasure Island Off Kilter at Epcot Answer: Fans wrote petitions to Walt Disney World asking for them to not be removed, yet the powers that be chose to close them anyway. If there is one thing I have learned

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Madame Tussauds Orlando Featuring Wax Figure of Walt Disney!

A few days before it officially opens to the public, the folks at I-Drive 360 opened the doors to Madame Tussauds Orlando for members of the press.   Located in the same complex that features the Orlando Eye and Sea Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds will be one of three attractions in the area owned by parent

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Virtual Magic Kingdom Unofficially Reborn on Minecraft

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In 2011, a gentleman by the Minecraft username “therealduckie” began laying the virtual blocks for what would eventually become the largest recreation of Walt Disney World on any of the game’s servers. The McMagic server boasts the ability to visit all four theme parks, several resort hotels, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Cruise Line ships and even some backstage buildings. However, the server does

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On Imagination’s 30th: A Re-Birthday Wish

If Walt Disney ever actually said, “Disneyland will never be completed as long as there is imagination left in the world,” I’ve never met anyone who heard him say it. On the other hand, there were hundreds at last year’s IAPPA symposium who heard Tony Baxter say: “I don’t think the Imagination pavilion works anymore.”

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Disneyland’s ‘Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue’

“’A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue’ is a Hit with Disneyland Guests”! That was the Youtube post from the company after the debut of Disneyland’s first ‘Limited Time Magic’ offering. And, judging by the gushing guests featured in the video, such was the case: “Fun, all-around show… Lively and entertaining.” “High-energy… western dancing… can-can

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