Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse and a Miniature Train

From the very outset of the creation of Disneyland, Walt Disney instructed artist Herb Ryman to create a concept of Disneyland to show to the bankers, his instructions were clear: “Herbie,” Walt said, “I just want it to look like nothing else in the world. And it should be surrounded by a train.” Disney’s love for trains began in Marceline, Missouri as a youngster and stayed with him his entire lifetime. Walt arrived nearly broke in...

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A Walt Disney Ride that Never Was

From the files of Disney “Did-You-Know?’ here is something else you can add to the list of “things you never knew you never knew!” It is always fascinating to discover ideas, dreams, and concepts that are part of the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. This one is a concept that never came into existence, but who knows? Someday it just might. The United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot is a great place to visit. During the 1980’s,...

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A Walt Disney Christmas Carol

Here is a Disney “Did-You-Know?’ that you can file under “things you never knew you never knew!”  As you can imagine there are many things that are planned in blue-sky meetings as Imagineers toss about ideas and concepts that possibly would fit into the worlds of Walt Disney theme parks. Sometimes those ideas take flight and are explored, others disappear quickly, but all have merit…because they might be the very idea that sparks...

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Terror in the Kingdom… has been released !

Terror in the Kingdom… has been released !

Welcome to the world of Dixon On Disney where author Jeff Dixon invites you to join him for an adventure into the worlds that Walt created that is unique, fun, and you can’t find anywhere else. The world of “faction” becomes the canvas for the series of adventure, mystery thrillers in the Key to the Kingdom series. Terror in the Kingdom is the latest installment in this amazing series that is a "must read" for any Disney fan... or anyone who has ever "wished up on a star..."

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Walt Disney & 3 Lessons on Leadership

Walt Disney did some incredible things over the course of his lifetime. History offers evidence of that and his impact in shaping culture continues to this day. As a teacher, a leader, and a writer, I am fascinated by some of the life lessons that we can learn from Walt. During an event where I was working with some leaders in a leadership training setting, I was asked if I could share some thoughts about Walt Disney as a leader. The answer is...

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