Category: Disney

Rolly Crump: Disney Imagineer Who Helped Shape Our Childhood

Born on this day February 27, 1930, Rolly Crump, an iconic Disney Imagineer, is a name that resonates profoundly in the realm of animation and design. Many of us may not readily recognize his name, but we have certainly been touched by his creative genius. Crump’s contributions as an animator and designer at Walt Disney …

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Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning

“There it is, Wendy! Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.” Peter Pan Today is the birthday of the Disney classic, Peter Pan, released February 5th, 1953. The Disney classic is an enduring and beloved work of animation that has captured the hearts of many across several generations. This enchanting adaptation of …

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Snow White Makes Its NYC Premiere in 1938

A monumental event in the history of animation and cinema occurred on December 21, 1937, when Disney’s first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, made its grand premiere at Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. Three weeks later it debuted in New York City on this day January 13, 1938. The premiere was held at …

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The Artistic Brilliance of Hayao Miyazaki: A Storyteller’s Legacy

Born on this day, January 5, 1941, in Tokyo, Hayao Miyazaki is a name that stands tall in the world of animation, creating a legacy that is not only unique but also deeply influential. His artistic brilliance has been the driving force behind some of the most beloved animated films of our time, each a …

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Celebrating the Magic: Disneyland’s ‘It’s a Small World’ Turns 57

For over five decades, the enchanting “It’s a Small World” ride at Disneyland has captured the hearts and imagination of millions of visitors, both young and old alike. The captivating attraction, which first opened its doors in Disneyland on May 28, 1966, is a true testament to Disney’s magical and timeless storytelling. As the ride celebrates …

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When Did The Tiki Room Open at Disneyland?

The Enchanted Tiki Room, a beloved and iconic attraction at Disneyland, first opened its doors to the public on June 23, 1963. This groundbreaking and innovative show, located in the heart of Adventureland, was the first of its kind to feature Audio-Animatronics technology, setting a new standard for themed entertainment. Walt Disney’s vision for the …

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Exploring the History and Design of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which opened its doors to the public on April 22, 1998, is a unique theme park that combines the magic of Disney with the wonder of nature. From its early planning stages to its grand opening, this park has been a labor of love for the Imagineers who designed it. Join us …

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Savoring the Magic: A Comprehensive Review of the Best Disneyland Restaurants and Must-Try Dishes

Welcome, fellow foodie adventurers! Join me as I embark on a mouth-watering journey through the Happiest Place on Earth, exploring the best Disneyland restaurants and must-try dishes. As a self-proclaimed Disney fanatic and food lover, I’ve spent countless hours researching, sampling, and savoring the culinary delights that Disneyland has to offer. From fine dining experiences …

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From Aurora to Maleficent, Marc Davis Designed a Host of Disney’s Most Beloved Characters

Born on this day March 30, 1913, Marc Davis, one of Disney’s most influential animators and artists, holds a special place in the annals of animation history. From Aurora to Maleficent, his portfolio is a veritable who’s who of Disney’s most treasured characters. His artistic abilities and unique vision shaped the look and feel of …

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Autopia Opened On This Day in 1959

What began as Junior Autopia in 1956, the Fantasyland Autopia ride opened on this day January 1, in 1959 in California’s Disneyland as an expanded version of its predecessor. The attraction was located between the Matterhorn and the Disneyland railroad, in a space now replaced by the modern Autopia and It’s a Small World. The …

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