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Disney Springs

Wonder what Disney Springs is? Can’t find Downtown Disney anymore? Well, Disney Springs is the renamed Downtown Disney from September 2015! The whole area from West Side, Pleasure Island to the Marketplace has been revamped, costing millions of dolla...
Viewed 481 times since 1 February 2017.

Meeting Characters in Walt Disney World - Part 2

Continued from part 1 Character meet and greets at Disney' s Hollywood Studios are mostly scheduled appearances for which you will need to consult your park schedule. Be prepared to stand in line to meet Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and char...
Viewed 957 times since 18 January 2016.

Meeting Characters at Walt Disney World - Part1

One of the highlights of visiting Walt Disney world is meeting with Disney characters face to face, having your photograph taken and filling your autograph book. If this interests you then there are several different ways to experience this. ...
Viewed 985 times since 18 January 2016.

Arriving at a Disney Park by car - Part 2

Continued from part 1. On leaving your vehicle, walk to the end of your row and wait behind the posts for the tram that will take you to the park entrance. Disney cast members will be on hand to ensure that you do not cross into the t...
Viewed 782 times since 15 January 2016.

Arriving at a Disney Park by car - Part 1

The roads within Walt Disney World are often several lanes wide and they can get very busy, but on the plus side they are well surfaced and clearly sign posted. Speeding is most definitely frowned upon and it is not unusual see police with speed came...
Viewed 816 times since 15 January 2016.

Ghirardeli's Disney Springs

If on a hot sunny afternoon in Florida you just want to relax and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks but you still want to be immersed in the Disney Magic then take a visit to Disney Springs ( Downtown Disney). There are plent...
Viewed 881 times since 1 January 2016.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge -- part 4

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge -- part 4 The final part of this article will deal with the grounds and accommodation options at the Wilderness Lodge resort. As you may have gathered by now if you have read the previous three article...
Viewed 760 times since 30 November 2015.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge -- part 3

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge -- part 3 I have left the best till last and that is Artist Point. Disney calls this a signature restaurant because it is one of their best. It is not cheap but if you want a special night out then you will no...
Viewed 861 times since 31 October 2015.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge -- part 2

Disney's Wilderness Lodge -- part 2 In the first part of this article I had been describing the lobby so I will continue in that area. The next thing you will see at the back of the lobby area are the large windows that almost bring th...
Viewed 893 times since 31 October 2015.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge -- part 1

Disney's Wilderness Lodge -- part 1 We have stayed here a few times and I can truly say that the really magical time is the Christmas season. The hotel is one of Disney’s better with regard to the architecture from my point of view. Ho...
Viewed 812 times since 31 October 2015.

Our First Disney Cruise

In January 2015 we took our first ever cruise. It was a five day cruise aboard the Disney Wonder to Grand Cayman and Disney’s private island in the Caribbean, Castaway Cay, sailing from Miami. I had always said that I would never crui...
Viewed 1017 times since 6 July 2015.

Disney's Windows - part 14

WATHEL ROGERS Wathel Rogers was a founding member of WED’s model shop in 1954, having started with the company in 1939 as an animator. His two-week WED assignment to build architectural models fo...
Viewed 1091 times since 27 June 2015.

Disney's Windows - part 13

JACK LINDQUIST Jack Lindquist was working for a Los Angeles advertising firm when Disneyland Park officials contacted him to ask if he could recommend an advertising firm when Disneyland Park off...
Viewed 1042 times since 27 June 2015.

Disney's Windows - part 12

RICHARD IRVINE A set designer with a degree in architecture, Richard “Dick” Irvine joined the studio iin 1942 and was chosen by Walt in 1953 to act as a liaison with the outside architectural fir...
Viewed 1095 times since 27 June 2015.

Disney's Windows - Part 11

DISNEYS WINDOWS part11 BLAINE GIBSON The winner of a soap-sculpting contest as a child, Blaine Gibson was actually an animator at the Studio when Walt recruited him in 1954 to sculpt for Disneyland Park after taking note...
Viewed 1115 times since 13 June 2015.

Disney's Windows - Part 10

DISNEYS WINDOWS part 10 ELIAS DISNEY Elias Disney, Walt and Roy’s father, became a contractor in Chicago in 1895. Starting out as a carpenter, he later built houses that were designed by his wife, Flora. He eventually bu...
Viewed 1041 times since 13 June 2015.

Disney's Windows - Part 9

Disneys windows part 9 CLAUDE COATS An animation background painter at the Studio since 1935, Claude Coats went to work for WED in 1955. His first assignment was to create the model for Mr. Toads wild ride. He later pain...
Viewed 1014 times since 2 June 2015.

Disney's Windows - Part 8

DISNEY S WINDOWS part 8 CARD WALKER E. Cardon Walker started in the Studio mailroom in 1938 and later held positions in marketing, operations, and advertising, and he was also involved In the Florida land acquisition for...
Viewed 974 times since 2 June 2015.

Disney's Windows - Part 7

DISNEYS WINDOWS part7 JOE POTTER General William E. “Joe” Potter was executive vice president of the 1964-5 New York World’s Fair when he was hired by Walt in 1965 to work on his secret Florida project. While Admiral Joe...
Viewed 984 times since 2 June 2015.

Disney's Windows - Part 6

DISNEYS WINDOWS part6 ROB MATHEISON A former Walt Disney World Resort executive vice president, Parks, Bob Matheison started at Disneyland Park in 1960 as a sound coordinator, teaching Jungle Cruise guides to talk into m...
Viewed 999 times since 2 June 2015.

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