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 [...]
Tag: Walt Disney
If you are at all familiar with the music of the film “Cinderella”, you will recall Ilene Woods’ voice. She played the title role in the 1950′s movie animated film “Cinderella”. Ms. Woods died at the age of 81 from causes related to Alzheimer’s disease. She was 18 when she recorded several demo songs for friends Jerry Livingston and Mack [...]
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 [...]
When I first met Disney Legend Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, he sat down to discuss a small portion of his 54-year career working with and for Walt Disney. Marty is now president of his own company, Marty Sklar Creative, Inc., and is one of the founders of [...]
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….
As you know, last November, my family had the chance to attend Princess and the Frog – The Ultimate Experience, hosted right on the lot of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA. As we wandered around the event, we noticed that the cart that hosted the lithograph pick-up for Royal Seating patrons had a sign [...]
An interview with Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman What evokes strong memories of your last visit to a Disney Theme Park? A smell? A food? A character? A sound? Yes, for many of us sounds, particularly music, make up a large part of our theme park experience and memories. Recently, I had the pleasure to [...]