Tag: History

Connecting with Walt Podcast – 01/08/16

Connecting with Walt Podcast – 01/08/16

| January 8, 2016 | Reply

In this episode, Michael Bowling and Craig Williams discuss the lifetime relationship between Walt and his brother Roy, paying specific attention to Roy’s side of things. Connecting with Walt will be an “event” podcast. Several times a year, a new show will be released every Friday for an entire month. This January, expect 4 episodes [...]

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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 10/30/15

Connecting with Walt Podcast – 10/30/15

| October 30, 2015 | 1 Reply

In this episode, Michael Bowling and Craig Williams discuss the effect Walt’s passing had on the Florida Project and how it progressed with his brother, Roy O. Disney. Connecting with Walt will be an “event” podcast. Several times a year, a new show will be released every Friday for an entire month. This October, expect [...]

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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 10/23/15

Connecting with Walt Podcast – 10/23/15

| October 23, 2015 | 4 Replies

In this episode, Michael Bowling and Craig Williams discuss Walt’s master plan for what The Florida Project and E.P.C.O.T. would eventually look like. Connecting with Walt will be an “event” podcast. Several times a year, a new show will be released every Friday for an entire month. This October, expect 5 episodes of Connecting with [...]

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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 10/02/15

Connecting with Walt Podcast – 10/02/15

| October 2, 2015 | 12 Replies

In this episode, Michael Bowling and Craig Williams discuss our current view of the future compared to Walt Disney’s in order to better understand the basis for creating the Florida Project in the debut episode of Connecting with Walt. Connecting with Walt will be an “event” podcast. Several times a year, a new show will [...]

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Building the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

Building the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

| October 27, 2012 | 1 Reply

There are only a few attractions at Disneyland that can truly be classified as “classic” attractions.  Certainly Pirates of the Caribbean is one of them, and Jungle Cruise too, but the other all time classic attraction is the Haunted Mansion.  It is used as a yardstick by which all other newer attractions are measured.  And [...]

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Disneyland Resort: What’s Worth Seeing in 2010?

Disneyland Resort: What’s Worth Seeing in 2010?

| February 8, 2010 | 7 Replies

So it took me a while to think about my first blog of 2010. I had so many topics to choose from. Would it be food? Nope. Tony took that one by announcing his Disneyland Dining Quest. How about events? Nope- with all the events that Walt Disney World has in January, like the Goofy Marathon weekend, the [...]

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Happy Birthday Splash Mountain: A History

Happy Birthday Splash Mountain: A History

| August 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

During my last trip to Walt Disney World, I had lunch with Disney Historian Mark Matheis from the Disney Institute.  It was Friday, July 17th – a pretty momentous day in the history of the Disney Parks.  On July 17, 1955, Ronald Reagan hosted the live telecast on ABC of Disneyland’s opening in Anaheim, CA.  [...]

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