Category: Disney Stories

Disney Fab 50 Character Collection Arriving in Walt Disney World!!

Disney has finished revealing all 50 of the character statues that will be located around Walt Disney World. The gold character statues are part of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Celebration, taking part for 18 months beginning October 1, 2021! The 50 statues will be spread around all four parks, a sort of

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Imagineer Spotlight: Leota Toombs….and Family

There is one Imagineer you know very well, only you might not realize you know her. Her name is Leota Toombs, and her story is amazing. It all started at Ink and Paint, which was only women. These women, though, had all the same skills as the men, but it was believed that animation could

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Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano

Let’s talk Mama Melrose! Located deep in the back of Hollywood Studios, outside the exit of MuppetVision3D, you’ll find an Italian Restaurant that seems….out of place. Well, it’s tucked in the back for a reason, and that reason is BACK STORY!!! You all know how much I love a back story! So here we go!!

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Harriet Burns: The First Lady of Imagineering

There have been many, many, many Imagineers over the years, and they have each played an integral role in the development of all things Disney Parks. But back in 1955, Harriet Burns became the first female Imagineer. She was known for her sleek styling, continually dressing in high heels and stylish skirts. This, naturally, made

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Why You’re Wrong About: Cinderella

You may have heard that the Princesses are all anti-feminist heroines that need a man to save them. Or that Cinderella is particularly weak, not only for needing a man to save her, but for not standing up to her Step-Family. Well I’m here to tell you exactly why you’re wrong about Cinderella. 1. Cinderella

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it’s a small world – May 28, 1966

Originally created for the 1964 World’s Fair, it’s a small world officially opened at Disneyland on May 28, 1966. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the song that will never leave your brain! iasm was the brainchild of Mary Blair, Marc and Alice Davis, and Rolly Crump, 4 legendary Imagineers. Mary did the styling and coloring, while the

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MuppetVision 3D Turns 30!!

MuppetVision 3D opened at Hollywood Studios on May 16, 1991, which means it’s time for a celebration!! THIRTY YEARS OF MUPPETS AT DISNEYWORLD!!!! It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! My family absolutely LOVES all things Muppets! We named our kittens Gonzo and Scooter, after all. My daughter dressed up

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Weekly Recap – May 10-16

Catch up on everything Disney from the past week. MASKS NO LONGER REQUIRED IN OUTDOOR SPACES Beginning May 15, 2021, Walt Disney World has relaxed its masking policy, and masks are now optional in outdoor spaces. Things are slowly going back to normal. Read more about it here. Bob Chapek also announced that park capacity

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

So you think you know all about Big Thunder Mountain. Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. Let’s take a deeper look. Big Thunder Mountain was originally meant to be a water ride, called Western River Expedition. Marc Davis, the Imagineer responsible for animatronics on Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more, designed the Western

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Jungle Navigation Company Skipper Canteen

Today, let’s explore the Skipper Canteen, serving World Famous Jungle Cuisine. If you’re a fan of the Jungle Cruise, this restaurant is right up your alley. The space itself has existed at Walt Disney World since it opened in 1971. It was originally a counter service restaurant until 1994. It served as Pixie Hollow for

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