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Fantasia-Walt’s Masterpiece…

January 21, 2016
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I will never forget the first time I saw Fantasia. I hate to say, but I despised  it!  Of course, I was only about 8 years old at the time. For a kid weaned on the Silly Symphonies and the...
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Disneyana Fan Club’s 2015 Christmas Party…

January 4, 2016
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Before I begin this new article for the New Year, I want to say I hope all had a safe and Merry Christmas and likewise a Happy New Year. There are many...
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Fort Wilderness Railroad-Disney’s forgotten Train…

December 15, 2015
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Walt Disney was a lifelong Rail Road fanatic. Ever since his earliest days in Marceline Missouri, when he and his brother Roy would go to the train tracks near their small farm and wait...
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“Disney by the Numbers”- New book by Tony Caselnova Interview…

November 24, 2015
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There are more books out on the subject of Walt Disney and his Legacy than there is pixie dust in all the Disney Parks...
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Who’s the Leader of the Club? Jimmie Dodd

October 30, 2015
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“Who’s the Leader of the Club that’s made for you and me? M- I- C- K- E- Y M- O- U- S- E Mickey Mouse! “Most...
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Gay Days at Walt Disney World…

September 30, 2015
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For guests at Walt Disney World during “Gay Days”, most will not even be aware about the annual gathering of Gay and Lesbian groups, their families and friends as they enjoy the...
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EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion…

September 14, 2015
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For the last year I have been writing about the countries around World Showcase in EPCOT. Today, we’ll explore the wonders and visual beauty of the Japanese pavilion. This pavilion, much like its other Far-East tenant here China,...
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The Mickey Mouse Watch…

August 13, 2015
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Perhaps no company or business today has more merchandising linked to its products than the Disney Company. From the earliest days in the studio’s history the marketing of Disney merchandise brought in much needed revenue for...
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Disney’s Architect…Admiral Joe Fowler

July 24, 2015
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Walt Disney is famous for his quotes, and perhaps the most poignant one was… “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream...
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Mickey News Interviews author Dave Shute…

July 13, 2015
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Who is Dave Shute you ask? He is perhaps one of the most knowledgeable experts on Disney World, Disney for first-timers, and on the Disney-owned Hotels. His Website: “Yourfirstvisit.net is one of...
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The Great Movie Ride-Now Re-opened…

June 22, 2015
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Ever since the announcement last November that the iconic network, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the Disney Company were teaming up in a joint effort to showcase classic Hollywood films for family entertainment and...
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China Pavilion…

June 1, 2015
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China is the world’s second largest country (Area wise). The country was originally inhabited by early humans between 250,000 and 2.24 million years ago. The beginning of the “Dynasty’s” or ruling emperors according to Chinese tradition was the first dynasty...
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Jim Korkis discusses “Echo Lake” at the Studios…

May 13, 2015
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One of the best perks about writing blogs and covering Disney Press events, for me at least, is the wonderful friends I have made over the past 10...
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Roy Williams, “The Big Mooseketeer”…

April 23, 2015
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There is perhaps no name on earth that when invoked can release a flood of emotions and memories then that of Walter Elias Disney. Ask anyone what Disney means to them, and the majority...
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Walt Disney’s “Flowers and Trees…

April 2, 2015
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All Disney fans and historians know that Walt Disney had made more innovations and firsts in animation than most. Walt was above nothing else, an innovator, dreamer and many consider him a seer, who...
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The Newly rehabbed “HUB”…

March 16, 2015
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After much time behind the construction walls, Disney finally unveiled the newly rehabbed area known as the “Hub” This central location in the middle of the Magic Kingdom was the brainchild of none other than Walt...
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The “Outpost” at EPCOT…

February 24, 2015
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Walt Disney World is so much more than restaurants, attractions, characters and shows. For the really sharped-eyed guest and of course, Disney fanatic, there are realms and realms of visual and audio inputs for the senses....
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Einstok White Ale-Now at Norway’s Pavilion…

January 27, 2015
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Beer is perhaps one of mankind’s oldest fermented beverages. Sometimes called natures “Perfect Food”, beer has been documented as far back as the 5th millennium BC. Beer is produced from cereals containing...
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World Chapter of Disneyana Fan Club donates $10,000 to Florida Hospital…

January 19, 2015
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Walt Disney from the beginning has always made it a practice to give back to the community. As far back and 1948,...
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2014 Disneyana Fan Club’ “Jolly Holiday” Christmas Party…

December 19, 2014
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There is probably no one in the world that does know the name of Walt Disney and the rich legacy he and his studio have left to the...
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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party press event 2014…

November 9, 2014
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It’s hard to believe but the Christmas Season is again upon us! At this, the happiest time of the year, millions of families have their plans to celebrate...
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Swan and Dolphin’s 5th Annual Food and Wine Classic…

November 2, 2014
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I have just returned from Disney’s Swan and Dolphin’ 5th annual Food and Wine Classic and I can report that this is the best Festival yet!...
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Carl Stalling-Disney’s First Music Man…

October 23, 2014
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Walt Disney could without any argument be included among history’s greatest legions of Innovator’s, Dreamers and Showmen. Walt had the uncanny ability to know what would work, and was a stickler for perfection. He...
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Disney’ Hilton Head Resort…A Hidden Gem

September 29, 2014
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Over the years, my wife and I have been members of Disney’s amazing DVC (Disney Vacation Club), proud owners in three Disney properties. We have had many memorable vacations and have been...
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Canadian Pavilion at EPCOT…

September 1, 2014
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For the past several months, I have been covering the beautiful and detailed pavilions around World Showcase, and today we’ll take a look at Canada. Our ally and neighbor to the north have some of the...
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The “Book of Mouse” by Jim Korkis…A Review

August 6, 2014
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A few weeks ago, I had to opportunity to interview Disney Historian and Author Jim Korkis; we spoke about his newest book, “The Book of Mouse”, which is...
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Jim Korkis’ Two new books…An Interview

July 18, 2014
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There are only a select few in this world with the amazing depth of knowledge on the subject of Disney as Mr. Jim Korkis. This internationally known Disney historian, writer, artist, animator,...
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Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train…First Impression…

June 23, 2014
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Since the long-anticipated Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride attraction opened at the New Fantasyland expansion, there have been countless videos and pics on Disney’s newest addition to their ride arsenal. So for this article,...
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Resurrection: The Complete First Season

June 10, 2014
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What happens when someone who you’ve mourned and buried mysteriously appears at your doorstep, as if not a single day has gone by? The lives of the people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed...
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The Weather and Walt Disney World…Not always perfect together

June 10, 2014
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As you can read, I have published this piece several times during the beginning of our rainy season here in Florida. Our weather can be beautiful,...
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