Orlando Stands!

Normally – this blog and site contains posts related to Walt Disney and Walt Disney World. This one is different. It is posted on the event of the terrorist attack in Orlando. Nothing about Disney is included below, instead some thoughts about life and hope. We are the land of the free because of the brave! I just got the chance to see a beautiful sight – the amazing Orlando skyline standing against the Florida sky. As I gazed on the...

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Walt Disney at the Corner Store? (A Little Lost Disney History)

Walt Disney began to develop his “Florida Project” and for a long time tried to keep what he was doing under “wraps.” The reasons were obvious. Walt had gotten landlocked when he built Disneyland in California and he didn’t want that to happen again. So veiled in mystery and intrigue, land companies purchased property, men from California would come to visit and scout out locations, and for a time… there was a...

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Terror in the Magic Kingdom

Well, the title of the article is not actually correct… this is a tale of terror in the parking lot of the Magic Kingdom. If you like a good story that will give you a bit of chill… then imagining yourself in the midst of this terrifying situation might be just what you are looking for. There are a number of places that this story has been told, retold, and even written about. Most of those who tell it and repeat it will emphatically...

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Would Walt Disney Like This?

Have you ever wondered what Walt Disney would think about the worlds he created and dreamed of so many years ago? I know I do. I think for many Disney fans, it is one of those conversations that they easily fall into when new things are introduced and older things are remodeled, improved, or taken away. I suppose it is a natural occurrence for folks, especially when it taps into their memories and experiences that they are passionate about. That...

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The Real Question About The New Disney Policy For Guests With Disabilities (Disney News)

The news feeds are buzzing today (not as in Lightyear…but as in all stirred up) over the newly announced plan that Disney has unveiled changing their policy for disabled guests. It is easy to read any news report or hear how a story is told, process it through your own filter, perspective, and feelings…and then walk away with an opinion strongly forged on the information as you have processed it. There is nothing wrong with that as...

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“Help me get out of here before this horse kills somebody!”

Some notes, thoughts, and some life lessons from Dream It! Do It! – My Half Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms by Marty Sklar Article written by Jeff Dixon, author of The Key to the Kingdom & Unlocking the Kingdom   “Help me get out of here before this horse kills somebody!” That is an unusual beginning to a Disney story but it did not happen in a Disney film or a Disney television show. It was something...

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