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  1. The Hidden Tributes & Secrets of The Haunted Mansion - Part 1

    by , 01-21-2012 at 09:55 PM
    As my family and girlfriend will attest, my all-time favorite Disney attraction is The Haunted Mansion.

    No matter what we do, where we're going, or what time we get there, it's the very first ride I go on. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. We get off the bus, we drop off our stuff in our room, and then we high-tail it to Liberty Square so I can satisfy my urge ...

    Updated 01-21-2012 at 10:53 PM by The 626

  2. Obama in the Magic Kingdom; More Aussie Odyssey; Disneyland Paris 20th Party Plans

    by , 01-20-2012 at 09:12 PM

    Mickeymaxx and I just returned from our local mall after our nightly "mall walk". We've been trying to shed a few pounds by counting calories and adding some activity to our daily routine. Two trips around the local mall, one upstairs and one downstairs, takes us about twenty minutes at a pretty brisk pace. I have often wondered how many calories I burn when I am visiting the ...

    Updated 01-21-2012 at 11:13 AM by Weekend Update

  3. Matterhorn Down, DCA Constructed, SeaWorld, Huntington Gardens, and More

    by , 01-19-2012 at 09:12 PM

    Who says nothing happens in January? Your In The Parks crew was busy this week and we can't wait to share refurbishment overload at Disneyland, a race to the finish at DCA, beautiful garden photos from the Huntington, and even a construction update from SeaWorld! And before we get to all that goodness, we'd like to tell you how you can meet with famed Imagineer, Bob Gurr, for breakfast at the end of the month.

    Updated 01-19-2012 at 10:49 PM by Dustysage

  4. Pre-Disneyland Victorian Fun at Chutes Park Los Angeles

    by , 01-18-2012 at 07:55 PM

    While doing research for Walt and the Promise of Progress City I was struck at the amount of empirical data that Walt and his team collected as part of the creative process. Walt and his team spent a lot of time in the field studying how others did business. From the book:

    "Once Walt became focused on building an amusement park, he began to study everything he could about the subject.

    Updated 01-19-2012 at 11:01 AM by Dustysage

  5. The Final Stretch

    by , 01-17-2012 at 10:38 PM
    We've been missing in action for the past few weeks on this blog. Here's what we've been up to over the past few weeks.


    We participated in the Seal Beach Parade and it was rather fun since many people recognized the truck right off the bat. Other's seemed a bit confused. Either way we made some kind of impression on them.

    Then the holidays hit, family gatherings, and overtime ...

    Updated 01-18-2012 at 09:44 AM by The Road To Pixar