Category: Editorials

In Depth with the Authors of “Poster Art of the Disney Parks”

In Depth with the Authors of “Poster Art of the Disney Parks”

| September 25, 2012 | 1 Reply

By definition, a poster is any piece of printed-paper designed and attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements. They have been around in some form since the days of William Shakespeare advertising his latest play. Posters, in many cases, are designed to appeal not only to the [...]

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Magic Kingdom No Longer a “Dry” Park Against Walt’s Wishes

Magic Kingdom No Longer a “Dry” Park Against Walt’s Wishes

| September 13, 2012 | 8 Replies

When Walt Disney first designed the Magic Kingdom, he made it clear that alcohol was not to be sold. The concept for the park was to be “family oriented” with children and their parents enjoying time together. Much unlike what happens at some carnivals, state fairs, or non-Disney theme parks, an adult member of the [...]

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Seeking Adventure? Rediscovering Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

Seeking Adventure? Rediscovering Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

| August 25, 2012 | 3 Replies

The golden sunlight peeks through the clouds to awake the savannah at the beginning of another day. The warm breeze tickles the lush vegetation causing its leaves to rustle ever so slightly. Down below, the trickling of water calmly nudges the flamingos who raise their heads to greet the morning. Hippos surface in the pools, [...]

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A Brief Analysis of Walt Disney World Quick Service: Is It Really a Steal?

A Brief Analysis of Walt Disney World Quick Service: Is It Really a Steal?

| August 18, 2012 | 1 Reply

Two words: Cobb salad. What’s not to love? Finely chopped greens, turkey breast, egg, bacon, chives, blue cheese, and Cobb dressing. It’s enough to make me salivate on my keyboard. And, who has the best Cobb salad? The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. That’s where this all began: me having an incredibly peaceful [...]

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Walt Disney World Transportation – Flawed or Convenient?

Walt Disney World Transportation – Flawed or Convenient?

| August 15, 2012 | 9 Replies

First off, let me preface this article by saying that I am a big fan of the Walt Disney Transportation System. I love having the option of traveling where I want to go without worrying about navigating unfamiliar streets. Road maps, GPS units, and street signs need not play a role in where I visit [...]

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Frappes, Lattes, & Liquid Gold: Starbucks Opens in Disney’s California Adventure

Frappes, Lattes, & Liquid Gold: Starbucks Opens in Disney’s California Adventure

| August 11, 2012 | Reply

Some like it bold. Others like it sweet. Many prefer whipped while a few salivate over it iced. No matter how they like it, guests can now find their favorite Starbucks beverages and treats inside Disney parks thanks to a partnership with the Seattle-based coffee chain, the largest in the world.   Image: The Fiddler, Fifer, [...]

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Disney’s “If You Had Wings” – Looking Back 40 Years

Disney’s “If You Had Wings” – Looking Back 40 Years

| August 5, 2012 | 4 Replies

From 1971 to 1980, Walt Disney World utilized the ticket book system that Disneyland had been using for many years.  Attractions were assigned a letter, A through E, based on the popularity value of the attraction.  A few attractions required no admission: “The Walt Disney Story,” “Circle-Vision 360,” “Carousel of Progress,” and “If You Had [...]

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