Epcot has always been a strange theme park concept. In honor of the Epcot 35th Anniversary, here are 35 loony details from its history.
Lucasfilm is one of only two brands in the world that can drop three mysterious words – The Last Jedi – and immediately melt down the internet as everyone tries to decipher what it all means. The good folks at the Walt Disney Imagineering Department of Namin’ Things! (DON’T!) solved this problem long ago. If Lucasfilm had […]
In case you missed last week’s unveiling, here’s Ted’s set. When they set out to make a trading card deck of the 50 Greatest Park Characters, it was fairly obvious to fans who should be included. Ted landed the primo card on his first try. Mr. Numero Uno himself, Figment. And when you consider the ten […]
Our march through the Top Ten Disney Theme Park Controversies (T.T.D.T.P.C.) continues as we cross the midway point with #5. Click HERE to cath up with the first 5 entries. 5) Bye-Bye Figment: One little spark of inspiration is at the heart of all creation… so goes the catchy tune that served as the theme […]
I ranted recently about the new Journey Into Imagination (recently? It seems I rant incessantly). Disney seems to believe that the proper way to assuage upset fans is to take a favorite character, crank up his most annoying personality traits to the nth degree, and bombard visitors with him at every turn. This one goes […]
Flashback to 1999. Beloved EPCOT Center attraction Journey Into Imagination has closed to make way for one of the most horrible abominations ever to grace a Disney theme park: Journey Into YOUR Imagination. Gone are Figment and Dreamfinder, replaced by everyone’s favorite Monty Python sell-out, Eric Idle. The ride has been gutted, replaced by sparse […]
When it comes to mythical beasts, dragons are royalty. Unicorns are upper class, a little bit snooty, sort of pampered. Griffins are middle class, your sort of everyday run-of-the-mill hybrid creatures, and jackalopes are like the serfs tending to the fields and making jokes about the unicorns behind their backs. The other mythical beasts fall […]
I mean this is no contest, right? If it was Russell vs Idle in a celebrity death cage match, you go with the guy who played Snake Plissken and Wyatt Earp, not Monty Python’s Sir Robin. And when you have a train wreck like the current incarnation of Journey Into Imagination, you want the guy […]