5 Greatest Disney Rides by Decade: The 1990s

Michael Eisner once promised that the 1990s would be the Disney Decade. Maybe he was right. The company continued adding theme parks across the globe while the animation studio entered its second golden age. But there was also trouble brewing. Would the Disney Decade deliver enough greatness before the wheels fell off? Welcome to our […]

3 Secrets To Rediscovering If You Had Wings

I’m just old enough to remember when “Tomorrow” meant peoplemovers, wrap-around movie screens, and acres of vanilla buildings. Now we live in a Stitched up Tomorrowland, where all the goodie 1970s futurism has been Monstered out of existence by a slew of animated Lightyears. Twenty years ago, Tom Morrow moved out and George Lucas aliens moved in. New […]

Five Windows Into Rides

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. I’m sure this must be true. I like to imagine my soul looking out on the world through the twin portholes above my nose in the corner penthouse of my head. I draw the drapes when it’s bedtime. Install hurricane shutters whenever I’m working with power tools. […]

Buzz Lightyear in Mathmagicland

Mr. Buzz Aldrinicus Lightyear is an elite Space Ranger, with pop-out wings, wrist laser cannon, and a swooshing helmet. He has bilingual modes, multiple sound effects button, and a box that transforms into his ship. But when it comes to numbers, the poor guy is more lost than a Brazillian tour group at the FastPass […]

Top 10 Name Changes That Changed Nothing – Part 1

This post is part of the Disney Blog Carnival.  Head over there to see more great Disney-related posts and articles. ——————   “I think I’ll go meet the boys for a cold sasparilla.  Oh I forgot, we’re calling it root beer now.  Same kind of thing, different name.  Well, that’s progress for you!” – Carousel of Progress Remember […]