Lost and Abandoned Disney Details

Say it ain’t so Mr. Funmeister

Today we are continuing our list of the Top Ten Disney Theme Park Controversies.If you missed the first entry click here to get caught up to date. We are slightly obsessed with at least one aspect of the former Pleasure Island around here but the Funmeister is not the only thing we miss about Pleasure […]

T.T.D.T.P.C.

Crowds cram into a small courtyard. The tension is as thick as the air on a hot and humid Florida morning. Tempers flair. An uneasy balance of civility could easily slide into mass chaos at any moment. Something is amiss, boiling points are being reached and red-faced protesters are eager to let loose their ire. […]

Return to Opening Day: Magic Kingdom 1971

Put on those bellbottoms, grab yourself a bandana, and brush out that Afro. We’re traveling to the groovy 70s, baby, for a date with destiny! Here age relives fond memories of the past and all that. Opening Day crowds were estimated to go as high as 100,000 people — all of them crammed onto I-4 […]

What Can You Still See With Your EPCOT Center Opening Day Ticket?

Here we are, 32 years removed from the start of the 21st century. And that’s not just a failing of the public school system. That’s EPCOT Center. It’s recorded in the history books. The 21st century began on October 1, 1982. What kind of sell must this have been to an entertainment company? A theme […]

Disney MGM Studios Opening Day Attractions You Can Still Visit Today

Last week we embarked on a different trip through the parks: The Opening Day Tour. We started with the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but today, our time machine is rotating backwards¬†to a magical land of mullets and bangs. Get ready to visit all that remains of the Disney MGM Studios Opening Day Attractions. The […]

Dinosaur 38 and the New Millennium

Here we are 14 years into the new millennium. It’s hard to believe. Some parkeologists weren’t even around when the planet’s odometer rolled over. If you had asked Millennium Me what he remembered about 14 years ago, he would have reminisced about the opening of Captain EO at Epcot, or that exciting announcement about the […]

The Village Beneath the Island

“In a single day and night of misfortune, Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” Thus said Plato, early Greek philosopher and inventor of sculptable mud for children. It might just as well refer to Discovery Island, Disney’s long-abandoned zoological park in the middle of Bay Lake. Nothing of worth remains, except for an […]

Voyage to the Sunken Island

A few months ago, I stumbled across an old photo of the Walt Disney World Shopping Village. For those of you unfamiliar with the Village, it was a collection of stores and boutiques centered around a quiet lake. It was always sunset at the Village. Every souvenir was a loving, one-of-a-kind work of art. Seagulls […]