Cultivating the Magic is NOT about the plants…well, of course it’s about the plants. And the flowers. And the landscaping. But it’s really about Walt’s vision for the park and about his vast attention to detail. It’s about the dedication … Continue reading Cultivating the Magic Tour at Disneyland – Much More Than Just Plants!
Did you know the Country Bear Jamboree almost didn’t become part of the Disney theme parks? It’s true. Originally, the attraction was supposed to be part of a year-round resort located in the mountains of California. Walt apparently loved skiing … Continue reading An Alternate Home for the Country Bear Jamboree: The Disney Resort That Never Was
It’s pretty far away from any Disney theme park. And if you were planning a Disney vacation, probably San Francisco would be low on the list of places to go. But if you have the chance and you’re a fan … Continue reading Why You Need To Go To The Walt Disney Family Museum
Everybody knows Walt Disney, but do you know the story of how he became the legend he is today? If you take the Disney California Story Tour you will! On this three hour journey, you will hear anecdotes of Walt’s … Continue reading Disney California Story Guided Tour – Exploring Walt’s Life in the Park
If you want a fun book that reads like an old-time serial in the vein of Flash Gordon, then the book Before Tomorrowland is for you. If you like a fast-paced, high-octane, action-adventure, thrill-a-minute story, then Before Tomorrowland is for you. But if … Continue reading Before Tomorrowland There Was Before Tomorrowland
Now THIS is the future I remember! Growing up on movies like Star Wars and television shows like Star Trek my vision of the future was always filled with hope. I was born the year we made it to the … Continue reading Can We Fix It? – Tomorrowland Is A Beacon of Hope (Spoiler-Free)
One of the iconic places in the history of Disney theme parks is the place where Walt first thought of the concept of Disneyland. As the story goes, while Walt was watching his daughters on the merry-go-round at the park … Continue reading Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round: Where Disneyland Began
I’ve been going to Disneyland for my entire life and worked there for four years so I’ve always been confident that I knew it like the back of my hand. I know where every restroom is, the best places to … Continue reading All Aboard the Lilly Belle – Guest Blogger Crystal Wishart
This article appeared on the Disney Dads section of the Babble website under the title “Snubbing Mr. Banks…” It’s got a slightly different take but I thought my editor did a brilliant job and really tightened it up. Still, I … Continue reading You Thought Mary Poppins Has Come to Save the Children?
I recently found a new website called “Disney Dads” which is hosted and founded by John Flynn, a senior VP at the Walt Disney Studios. For anyone who is a dad I highly recommend it. The site is not as … Continue reading I’m A Disney Dad – Are You?