The Secret Origins of Trader Sam’s: Has Disney Raised the Tiki Bar?

Click HERE to read part one of this series to learn all about the history of the Tiki movement and how it fits in with Disney. What is the sound of paradise? Softly crashing waves? Gentle trade winds carrying the sweet smells of hibiscus and coconut? Far off ukulele playing an exotically relaxing tune? Or […]

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 […]

Before Disneyland Had Yellow Submarines

I’m wanting to do some kind of 2009 wrap-up here, but I couldn’t let a golden opportunity pass by, to pay tribute to a bit of history.  Well, actually I guess I could let it pass by, since I’m now 4 days after the anniversary.  But at any rate, you may not know that the […]