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

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

5 Jolly Ways to Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day at Walt Disney World

Ahoy! Get your pirate phrases ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. If ye be lucky enough to be at Walt Disney World on this day, here are five fun ways to celebrate. Pirates Magic Shot Head over to the Pirates of the Caribbean clock tower for a special pirate-themed Magic… Continue reading 5 Jolly Ways to Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day at Walt Disney World

Holiday, Merchandise, Walt Disney World

New Halloween Merchandise from Disney Parks

Halloween has returned to Walt Disney World with new not-so-spooky merchandise! New artwork and designs for 2017 adorns shirts, mugs, home decor, mouse ears, and more. Dave Keefer, principal designer with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Creative Group, described the merchandise. “This year’s Halloween art was inspired by Halloween images and graphics from the… Continue reading New Halloween Merchandise from Disney Parks

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

News, Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Parks Reopen on September 12 With Updated Hours

Although clean-up is ongoing in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, today Walt Disney World has announced that they will be reopening all four theme parks and Disney Springs on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 with updated hours. Both waterparks will be reopening at a later date that is yet to be announced. Magic Kingdom Park will… Continue reading Walt Disney World Parks Reopen on September 12 With Updated Hours

News, Walt Disney World

WDW Resort Closings due to Hurricane Irma

For only the fifth time in the resort's history, Walt Disney World Resort theme parks have closed due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma. The historic two-day closings began on Saturday night at 7:00 for Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom and 9:00 for Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Closings were not limited to theme parks… Continue reading WDW Resort Closings due to Hurricane Irma

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

Animation, Disney Films, History, Uncategorized

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

History, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

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

Disney Films, History

Today in Disney History: Flowers and Trees Released in 1932

  Flowers and Trees, released on July 30, 1932, is part of Walt Disney's Silly Symphony series of cartoon shorts. Set to classical music, the film features flowers, trees, mushrooms, birds, and other living things waking on a lovely spring morning. Two young trees are in love, and a third, older tree is clearly jealous.… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Flowers and Trees Released in 1932