Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Steven Clark, the Head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. He discussed the origins of D23, gave me some insight about this month’s events and talked about the future of D23. Read on for some highlights from the interview or scroll to the bottom for audio of the [...]
Hawaii. Warm tropical breezes, rich cultural tradition, and that spirit of “ohana” (family) that makes even the most stalwart visitor melt in the warmth of this island paradise. Walt Disney felt that way too and now, decades later, his company is constructing its third “off-property” resort in the Ko Olina Resort area of Oahu, on [...]
Disney’s official fan community, D23, will hold its fall event at the Disneyland Resort September 24-25th in Anaheim, CA. Instead of the full scale D23 Expo held in September 2009, a slimmed down “Destination D” event will be offered to highlight the history of the 55th Anniversary of the original Disney theme park. To cap [...]
Moviefone Minute was at the recent 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Walt Disney Archives and its Founder and Chief Archivist Dave Smith. They released this short video recorded directly at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA. In the video Jenna Busch speaks with Dave Smith, and he shows Ticket #1 for Disneyland once owned [...]
Interview with Archives Founder and Chief Archivist Dave Smith The D23 Official Disney Fan Community recently announced a special 40th anniversary event honoring both the creation of the Walt Disney Archives and its Founder and Chief Archivist Dave Smith. On Friday, June 25, Disney President and CEO Bob Iger, noted film historian Leonard Maltin, and [...]
Recently I attended the D23 First Anniversary Party held at Disneyland along with a small group of DIS friends. An after-hours party at Disneyland…fancy desserts…all the rides in Fantasyland….obscure characters…VIPs….what more could you want?? Read on to find out….
In this weeks show we’ll discuss our thoughts on Disney’s new “D23″ program. Pete Werner and Walter Echols talk about their recent 4 night cruise on board the Disney Wonder and Teresa Echols and Kathy Werling discuss the new BK Whopper Bar at Universal Orlando. All that plus Roundtable Rapidfire on this edition of the [...]