Pinocchio’s Daring Dinner Bell

Every now and then I stumble across something a little baffling.  Usually it’s that “Move It Shake It Celebrate It” mini-parade on Main Street.  What is that thing?  A couple modest parade floats, some awkward dance moves, a few lip-synching college kids.  If it weren’t for the fact that some of the performers were dogs, […]

The Misquotable Pinocchio

You know how some of those old Disney songs have all these weird words to remember?  If you can recite entire verses of Higitus Figitus without a cheat sheet and a degree in linguistics, you are either some kind of savant or your name is Richard M. Sherman. If you can’t, don’t feel bad.  Even […]

Ask Captain Nemo

If you need some information about Walt Disney World, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call Guest Relations.  If you want your information to actually be accurate, go to Deb Wills.  And for some of you, all the information you ever need is stored in your head, including the latest […]

Tomorrowland Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll, as shot by Abraham Zapruder.   If you’re a serious park fan, then you’ve seen the film by now.  A gritty Super-8 movie, the colors bleeding at the edges, the background overexposed by the harsh Florida sun.  The frame jitters from the amateur camerawork.  The scenery streaks with every fast pan. History in […]

Mickey’s Hot Tub Time Machine

Note:  Make sure to read to the very end to discover a hidden secret in todays video!   The mid eighties represented a time of rebirth for the Walt Disney Company.  Newly minted CEO Michael Eisner woke up a sleeping giant and started a decade of exciting projects and growth.  The new movie Hot Tub Time Machine […]

A view forever lost… times two.

As construction on the massive Fantasyland expansion gets underway it got me thinking of simpler times.  I realized that in fact sometimes it is the simple things you miss the most.   One day not too long ago there were mighty submarines plying the waters of a crystalline lagoon smack in the middle of Fantasyland. […]