Michael Eisner and the Lost Cliffs of California

In 1996, Disney CEO Michael Eisner conceived of a new type of vacation. It was based on his own childhood memories of Camp Keewaydin, his wife’s love for the creepy hamlet of Chappauqua, NY, and other playgrounds of the rich and famous. And so a corner of Walt Disney World was set aside for this new enrichment program. They called […]

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 […]