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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Weekend Update

Disneyland History Through Postcards: Anaheim Motels #2

I had some nice feedback last week for my first article on the history of Anaheim motels surrounding the Disneyland Resort by using postcard images and Google Street View. Today we continue to investigate...

Disneyland History Through Postcards: Anaheim Motels

We have some Disneyland-related postcards for you this week, but this time there's a twist. What follows are images of postcards from the Anaheim motels that surrounded Disneyland (not yet the Disneyland Resort). For...

Walt Disney Studios Ratatouille Ride to Officially Open July 10th

We have been bringing you regular progress reports on the Disneyland Paris Resort's newest attraction – Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy (Ratatouille: the Totally Zany Adventure of Remy). Today it's Disney's turn to...

Magic of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum

MAGIC COLOR FLAIR the world of MARY BLAIR by Scarlett Stahl Tuesday, March 11, 2014, was the date for the invitation-only dedication of the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall at the Walt Disney Family Museum...

Pocahontas Wedding Reenactment in Jamestowne

Beautiful spring weather set the stage for an outdoor wedding as Pocahontas wed John Rolfe in the 400th anniversary reenactment of the historic Jamestowne nuptials. Scarlett Stahl takes us there and reveals her very...

Swing into Spring at Disneyland Paris Resort

Spring has sprung at the Disneyland Resort Paris and park managers have mounted quite an impressive ode to the season with their Swing into Spring entertainment. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog...

It’s A Small World at 50 – A History in Postcards

It's A Small World will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 10, 2014. In honor of this auspicious occasion, here are some postcard images that have celebrated the attraction through the years. ~~Rick Note that...

Disneyland Paris Update: Ratatouille Ride Progress Report

The Ratatouille Ride is quickly moving into the home stretch as Disney Imagineers add the final touches to their latest creation. Alain Littaye brings us a pictorial progress report. ~~Rick Ratatouille Ride Progress Report by...

Disneyland History Through Postcards – Walt Disney’s 100th Birthday

One way we can learn about Disneyland history is by looking at the postcards that have been sold in the park through the years. Before his untimely passing in 2012, our friend Ken Eslick...

Wait for Ratatouille Attraction is Almost Over

Favorable weather is smiling upon the contractors for Disneyland Paris' new Ratatouille attraction. Record temperatures in Paris will help Disney deliver this new ride in mid-July. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog...

The World Showcase Pavilion That Never Was – Equatorial Africa

We've all heard stories of World Showcase pavilions that were conceptualized but never built. The story of the proposed Equatorial Africa Pavilion is fascinating because plans for this pavilion made it so far through...

Hong Kong Disneyland Posts Profitable Year, Plans New Hotel and Attraction

The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is chugging away as "the little park that could." Park management announced its second profitable year a row and celebrated with plans for a third 750-room hotel to accommodate...

Ratatouille Presentation Wows Disneyland Paris Stockholders

Excitement at the Disneyland Paris Resort is ramping up as the opening of the new Ratatouille attraction grows closer. At their recent annual meeting, stockholders were treated to a presentation on the attraction from...

Walt Disney’s Grand Tour of Europe

Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us an interview with Didier Ghez, author of the book Disney's Grand Tour. This new book is the result of Ghez' exhaustive research into this...

Animation’s Highest Honor – The Annie Awards

The Annie Award is considered by many to be the animation industry's highest accomplishment. Presented since 1972 by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood, the Annie Award celebrates lifetime...

Paramount Park in Spain Finally Gets The Green Light

It looks like the Paramount theme park proposed for Murcia, Spain has received the green light from the money guys and will immediately begin construction. This park is thought by some to be a...

Imagineer Tim Delaney: Architect of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Tomorrowland

We're looking forward to the special MiceChat event with Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney in just a few days (see details at the end of this column).  On Saturday, we showed you Tim's amazing work...

Year of the Horse: Chinese New Year in Bangkok

Several of our MiceChat columnists have shown us how Disney is celebrating the Chinese New Year in the parks this week. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shows us how the Year...

Meet the Amazing Tim Delaney, Disney Imagineer

On Saturday, February 8th, celebrated Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney will be giving a fascinating MiceChat exclusive presentation about the conception and construction of Disneyland Paris. There are just a few tickets left to this...

Disneyland Paris Temple of Peril Rebuilt in Stone

There are lots of projects, big and small, going on at Disneyland Paris. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog updates us on the new stone temple rising at the Indiana Jones attraction,...