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Here Bill talks about anything Disney. Whether it’s about history, trivia, reviews of attractions, rides, or restaurants, if you want to know how it works, or how it came about, or how Walt started it all. Even the lesser known acts or attractions will be discussed, plus Bill’s own thoughts and opinions, this will be the place.

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 a reality”...
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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 the best...
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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 that TCM...
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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 of Xia,...
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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 years. They...
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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 will say…Mickey...
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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 seemed to...
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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 Disney himself....
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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. If you...
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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 sugars, and...
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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, the Disney...
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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 world. For...
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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 and traditions...
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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! Since I...
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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 was also...
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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 all over...
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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 most beautiful...
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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 essential a...
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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, actor, Cast...
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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, I wanted...
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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, but many...
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Norway Pavilion at EPCOT…

May 22, 2014
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 In my past articles, you know that I have an addiction for the World Showcase Pavilions. For me, they represent the pinnacle of the Imagineers attention to detail and history. As you know, the entire Showcase’ countries represented...
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Easter “Peeps” Week at the Swan and Dolphin…

April 25, 2014
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  Easter is perhaps one of the holiest days on the Christen calendar. It celebrates renewal, rebirth and for many, the start of spring.  In addition to the religious significance,...
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EPCOT’s 2014 Flower and Garden Festival…

April 8, 2014
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  It’s that time of year (Spring) that all Disney fans look forward to and that is the annual Flower and Garden Festival here at EPCOT. This perennial favorite is again in full swing...
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EPCOT’s Italian Pavilion…

March 26, 2014
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  In my last month’s installment of the World Showcase pavilions, we covered the United Kingdom. So for this month, I decided that since I am a full-blooded Italian, the Italian pavilion was the logical choice! Italy has always captivated...
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Disney’s new “Festival of Fantasy Parade” debuts at the Magic Kingdom…

March 9, 2014
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  Today at the Magic Kingdom Disney unveiled its brand new parade, The “Festival of Fantasy Parade” down Main St. USA. The much-anticipated new...
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Disneyana Club’s Tower of Terror Backstage Tour…

March 5, 2014
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  Who doesn’t love Disney’s Hollywood Studios Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction? With its ominous presence at the foot of Sunset Boulevard, just beckoning you to enter, the thought of climbing...
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EPCOT’s United Kingdom Pavilion…

February 15, 2014
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  I want to acknowledge the group of Cast Members here at the United Kingdom Pavilion who graciously took the time to help me with my research on this article. These knowledgeable folks, some who actually took the...
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EPCOT’S Moroccan Pavilion…

January 22, 2014
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   I had the remarkable opportunity to interview for my article, the two owners of the businesses of the Moroccan Pavilion, Mr. Rashid Lyazidi and his co-owner Rashid Sufani. Both men were hand-picked by the Moroccan Government and Disney for...
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P.L. Travers-The Mother of Mary Poppins…

January 8, 2014
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  With the new Disney blockbuster movie “Saving Mr. Banks” premiered during the Christmas holidays, I could not think of a better subject to write about than the creator of the magical nanny that...
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