6

Disneyland’s Main Street Magic Shop loses its magic

http://ocresort.freedomblogging.comMore from this Domain

This time last year, Disneyland guests could stroll into the Main Street Magic Shop and immerse themselves in a mesmerizing world of magic tricks and gag gifts. An enthusiastic cast member would sit at the counter of the intimate yet bustling shop, entertaining guests with clever antics, while the walls were bursting with merchandise running the gamut from basic card decks to whoopee cushions.

Details »
Created by Bamboo7 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Disneyland   Tags:
8

Martin's Videos - Huge collection of Disney Park videos!

http://www.martinsvids.netMore from this Domain

Browse through Martin Smith's huge collection of WDW Park videos, chronicling the history of past & present attractions from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, & Disneyland Paris. Choose any of the 138 (so far) videos available, and watch them on the site, or download them. Re-experience your favourite past attractions (like Horizons or Captain EO) or learn the history behind your favourite current attractions.

Details »
Created by Bamboo7 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Media   Tags:
7

Blue Sky Disney: Admit One...

http://blueskydisney.blogspot.comMore from this Domain

You know, the talk about tickets not selling and the Mouse is worried that it's going to be a failure. Blah, blah, blah. Sometimes people really need to relax and not listen to all the nattering nabobs of negativity. But fear not, everything is just fine and reality isn't quite as bad as some would have you believe.

Details »
dsoup's picture
Created by dsoup 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: General Disney   Tags:
7

Disney Mom's Panelists Answer: Why do you think you were chosen?

http://disneyworldforum.disney.go.comMore from this Domain

With Mom's Panel application season right around the corner, I thought this might be interesting to a lot of folks out there! Good luck everyone!

Details »
AJ's picture
Created by AJ 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: General Disney   Tags:
5

The Five Best Things About Disney - Wash. Post Blog On Parenting

http://voices.washingtonpost.comMore from this Domain

I have been a not-infrequent critic of the Disney empire, particularly the mind-scramblingly dull music and the (mostly) insipid television shows. But lest you think that I harbor only ill will for the House of Mouse, let me present the five things that rock about ol' Walt's empire.

Details »
Jagular's picture
Created by Jagular 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Disney World   Tags:
8

Main Street Gazette: An estate suitable for someone of their social standing

http://www.mainstgazette.comMore from this Domain

The stories and legends of Pleasure Island are vast, and though many of the buildings have changed from their original purposes at Walt Disney World, the Imagineers themselves repurposed these buildings from Merriweather Pleasure’s original intent for them. Well, that’s if you believe the tales told around the island.

These are the stories of Portobello and Fulton’s, as presented by the Pleasure Island Historical Society.

Details »
Bruce's picture
Created by Bruce 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Disney World   Tags:
7

Terry Gilliam Wants to Work For Pixar - Plus An Exclusive Video Interview With The Man Himself

http://www.slashfilm.comMore from this Domain

Who doesn’t love Pixar? Okay, apart from Armond White? Not many folk, no? And it seems like Terry Gilliam is as enamored with the powerhouse animation studio as the rest of us.

Details »
vituperative01's picture
Created by vituperative01 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Media   Tags:
8

Orlando Sentinel - Disney Dream's keel-laying ceremony today in Germany by

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.comMore from this Domain

In a ceremony in Papenburg, Germany, earlier today, Disney Cruise Line Captain Tom Forberg (with an assist from Donald Duck) places a commemorative DCL coin under the keel of the Disney Dream, the company's cruise ship under construction there. The keel-laying ceremony marks when the first block of the ship is lowered into the building dock. The coin goes under the keel for good luck.

Details »
Bruce's picture
Created by Bruce 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Other Parks & Cruises   Tags:
9

2719 HYPERION: Borrow a Polaroid Camera, Free*

http://www.2719hyperion.comMore from this Domain

Polaroid operated a Camera Center on Main Street USA from 1979 to 1984 (GAF from 1971 to 1977, Kodak 1984 to 1989. In 1989 it was incorporated into the Main Street Confectionery). GAF and Polaroid sponsored the Guides to the Magic Kingdom, paperback booklets listing each attraction, shop and restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. Prime space was dedicated to advertising the film products and offering handy tips on taking great photographs.

Details »
dsoup's picture
Created by dsoup 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Disney World   Tags:
9

Interview: Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon of Raglan Road

http://www.disneyfoodblog.comMore from this Domain

The Disney Food Blog has scored big with an interview with Chef Kevin Dundon, the mastermind behind the dining experience at Raglan Road, Downtown Disney.

Details »
Gray's picture
Created by Gray 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Disney World   Tags:
6

Chinese Village Hopes for a Disney Windfall - WSJ.com

http://online.wsj.comMore from this Domain

For residents of one of the villages slated to be razed for the construction of a Walt Disney Co. theme park here, a visit by city officials on Aug. 3 raised hopes that a long-anticipated windfall for using their land was finally in sight. But some of Zhaohang village's 4,000 people weren't included in what residents said was enrollment in an insurance and annuity program.

Details »
dsoup's picture
Created by dsoup 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: General Disney   Tags:
9

Disney Design and the Process of Unfolding - Part 6

http://samlanddisney.blogspot.comMore from this Domain

Why do the Disney parks have so many special places? What are the underlying urban design patterns that make this all work? This series look deeply at things that may get overlooked. It isn't all about story. Sometimes it is just about good design.

Details »
SamLand's picture
Created by SamLand 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: General Disney   Tags:
5

Michael Sporn Animation - Splog Peter Pan models la 1940

http://www.michaelspornanimation.comMore from this Domain

Here are some stunning model sheets which showcase a completely different take on the Peter Pan story before the influence of Mary Blair and the animators

Details »
AJ's picture
Created by AJ 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Media   Tags:
6

Disneyana World: They Must Be Listening...

http://disneyanaworld.blogspot.comMore from this Domain

Today's entry focuses on an interesting choice for one of WDW's 2009 logos. The Magic Kingdom image shown on the shirt above is no stranger to those of us who have been through the Emporium on Main Street in the past year or so. However, beneath that logo is an old friend that will hopefully be making a comeback.

Details »
Bruce's picture
Created by Bruce 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Disney World   Tags:
6

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom

http://www.disneyeveryday.comMore from this Domain

With the official kick-off to the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only 11 days away, (September 4th people!), I decided to put together a little montage of the footage that I took last year. This is hands down the best party that the Magic Kingdom puts on! If you get a chance to make it to Walt Disney World for this event you will not be disappointed.

Details »
Ryan's picture
Created by Ryan 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
Category: Disney World   Tags: