Epcot, History, Planning, Tips, Walt Disney World

5 Best Selling Disney Books

If you are planning a Disney World vacation or want to learn more about Walt Disney, there is no shortage of quality books available to satisfy your curiosity. Here are five best sellers that we recommend to increase your Disney knowledge!   The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2018, by Bob Sehlinger and Len… Continue reading 5 Best Selling Disney Books

History, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Opens at WDW

On October 7, 1998, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin opened at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. In this attraction, you enter the world of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. By aiming your laser at targets throughout the ride, you are helping Buzz battle the Evil Emperor Zurg for control of the universe.   What's the… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Opens at WDW

History, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Liberty Square Riverboat Opened at Walt Disney World 

On October 2, 1971, the Liberty Square Riverboat attraction shuttled its first riders along the Rivers of America waterway inside the Magic Kingdom.  Based on the Mark Twain Riverboat attraction at Disneyland, you can find the Florida version of this three-tiered paddlewheel steamship between Liberty Square and Frontierland. Your journey along the river will take… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Liberty Square Riverboat Opened at Walt Disney World 

Epcot, History, Walt Disney World

5 Amazing Facts About Spaceship Earth

In honor of #SpaceshipEarthSunday, here are five amazing facts about "the big golf ball" at Epcot. 1: It's the World's Largest Free Standing Sphere The icon of Epcot, Spaceship Earth stands at 180 feet or 18 stories tall. It is one of the most recognizable park structures in the world. It's not the tallest Disney… Continue reading 5 Amazing Facts About Spaceship Earth

History, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Big Thunder Mountain Opened at Walt Disney World

It's "The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!" On September 23, 1980, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom park. The concept for this ride, which was originally part of the planned Western River Expedition, was created in the early 1970s. Construction was held in favor of Pirates of the Caribbean and… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Big Thunder Mountain Opened at Walt Disney World

Animation, History

Today in Disney History: DuckTales Premiered in 1987

On September 19, 1987, DuckTales premiered. Based on the comic Uncle Scrooge and related comics, the animated series followed Scrooge McDuck and his three grand-nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The plot of their adventures revolved around stopping thieves from stealing Scrooge's fortune. The famous opening sequence, which featured a catchy theme song, showed Scrooge swimming… Continue reading Today in Disney History: DuckTales Premiered in 1987

D23 Expo, Epcot, History, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Ellen’s Energy Adventure Opened at Epcot in 1996

On the east side of Epcot's Future World you'll find the Universe of Energy Pavilion. From September 15, 1996 until August 13, 2017, the pavilion housed Ellen's Energy Adventure - a light-hearted tour through the history of energy production. (The original ride ran from October 1, 1982 until September 2, 1996.) Up to 80 guests… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Ellen’s Energy Adventure Opened at Epcot in 1996

Disney Films, History

Today in Disney History: Mary Poppins Premiered in 1964

On August 27, 1964, Mary Poppins premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California. This award-winning film about a magical nanny was loosely based on P.L. Travers' book series of the same name. A heart-warming story, whimsical music by the Sherman Brothers, and a star cast that included Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, combined… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Mary Poppins Premiered in 1964

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Today in Disney History: The Skeleton Dance

The Skeleton Dance was the first animated short in Disney's Silly Symphony series, produced in 1929 by Walt Disney and animated by Ub Iwerks. The Story The storyline is simple. After an opening that includes an hooting owl, a howling dog, and screeching black cats (classic spooky characters), four skeletons awake from their graves and… Continue reading Today in Disney History: The Skeleton Dance

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Things We Take For Granted at Walt Disney World

We visited our local amusement park a few weeks ago, and when we ordered a fountain drink, we watched the vendors struggle to find enough ice to fill our cup. This got us thinking, that would never happen at Disney. What else do we take for granted at Walt Disney World? Cleanliness Walt Disney picking… Continue reading Things We Take For Granted at Walt Disney World