“I was booted from the Magic Kingdom.”
It's not every day your country turns 241.
It's pretty easy to find books written about Walt Disney, but not so easy to find books written about or by Disney Imagineers or Cast Members.
When Walt Disney opened Disneyland in 1955 he said, "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world." Well, the same thing can be said for Walt Disney World. All four parks have changes coming to them; albeit to different degrees.
Thousands packed Disneyland Paris and Disney World in Florida wearing their Sunday best as part of a semi-annual fashion event.
Shanghai Disney Resort Groundbreaking Ceremony, photo by David Roark © Disney Enterprises, Inc. The title "One Little Spark
Let's be honest, Disney World is pretty insane. Where else is it socially acceptable -- encouraged, even -- for a fully grown adult to wear animal ears and eat their weight in junk food shaped like a cartoon character? But, even with supreme excellence comes room for improvement.
Disney has the most popular amusement parks in the world, and their ticket prices reflect it. A 1-Day adult ticket to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida costs $105, and the same ticket to California's Disneyland is $99.
The word magic takes me down memory lane, watching magic shows as a child was a roller coaster of delight, curiosity, wonderment, surprise and intrigue -- all rolled into one. For me, magic is a personal experience to cherish and the kid in me was overjoyed to observe its cross over to the professional side -- thanks to Steve Jobs.
Disney Looks to Avoid the Mistakes That It Made With 'The Little Mermaid' as It Expands Its 'Frozen' Empire
If you dropped by your local Disney Store during the 1989 holiday season looking to purchase some The Little Mermaid -themed merchandise, you'd have learned that what little had been ordered in advance had long since been sold out. Most likely, the only item that would have been left in stock was an Ariel doll with long blonde hair.
When it comes to the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, it's kind of a tradition that good enough isn't really good enough.
Although there are constant changes happening at Walt Disney World like MyMagic+ and the recent remodel of The Contemporary Resort Hotel's restaurant, The California Grill, there have been some significant changes at the Resort that may affect your vacation.
IF YOU GO In the Magic Kingdom, you'll visit the Creative Costuming Department to see audio-animatronic figures being assembled