This year marks the 70th anniversary of the classic film that inspired the Magic Kingdom's castle.
“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.
"Spring Break in Orlando." There is a statement that elicits either eye rolls or inner-child giddiness from parents.
However, Sklar doesn't just give a Pixie-dusted recount of Imagineering's successes. For each of Mickey's Ten Commandments
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.
When we visit the Magic Kingdom, we get to use our imaginations to allow ourselves to let go and play inside of a world that is a touchstone for the spiritual aspects inside each of us.