Sunday, December 23, 2012

Search For The Mickeys: “Carousel of Progress” # 4

It’s time for another exciting episode of:






Let’s go to Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

At the final scene of the show (The Christmas Scene), there are three Mickeys.

  • A Mickey Mouse doll under the Christmas Tree
  • On the Kitchen counter, there are Mickey ears up on top of the pepper grinder
  • A Mickey shaped Nutcracker Doll is to the left of the fireplace


There you have it. Three Mickeys are Found!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check back for another episode of :







Thursday, December 13, 2012

DBC’s History Lesson: 1989

Note: DBC stands for Disney By Chris
For our history lesson for today, let’s go back to 1989!!
Both Pleasure Island and Disney’s Hollywood Studios aka (Disney-MGM Studios) opened on May 1st at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Typhoon Lagoon opened on June 1st.
The original Star Tours opened at Tokyo Disneyland. A few months later, this attraction also opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The Wonders of Life pavilion opened at Epcot’s Future World.
Splash Mountain opened at Critter Country in California’s Disneyland Park.
That’s our history lesson for today!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

SPECIAL REPORT: NEW Test Track and NEW Fantasyland Opened!!


This is a Disney By Chris Special Report!!

Today at Walt Disney World in Florida, both the NEW Test Track at Epcot and the NEW Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom opened their doors.

The new updated Test Track in Future World is presented by Chevrolet. This attraction allows guests to create their own simulated car or truck from Chevrolet so they can test ride it. 

As for the new Fantasyland, guests can see the new added attractions including:

  • Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Sleeping Beauty Cottage
  • Disney Princess Meet and Greet Area (Princess Fairytale Hall)-Opening 2013
  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
  • The Beast’s Castle
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Fantasyland Station-Walt Disney World Railroad
  • The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train-Opening 2014


All of the other Fantasyland Attractions including Mickey’s PhilharMagic, “It’s A Small World”, etc. are still open.

We will have more information about the NEW Test Track and Fantasyland in the Future!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Coming Up in December


Coming Up in December,

we have more of:

Search for the Mickeys,

Attraction Trivia,


History Lessons


our First Christmas Giveaway!!

Check back later this weekend!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

DBC’s History Lesson: 1928

Note: DBC stands for Disney By Chris


For our history lesson for today, let’s go back to November 18, 1928!!

84 years ago today, Mickey Mouse was born. Mickey’s first film was Steamboat Willie.




That’s our history lesson for today!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

C.A.T. (Chris’s Attraction Trivia): 100 Acre Wood


At Disneyland, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh replaced Country Bear Theater in 2003.

At Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the ride replaced Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride in 1999.


It was named as one of the most popular attractions at the Disney Parks.

Check back for more Attraction Trivia for other attractions!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Now let’s talk about one of the most popular Disney attractions for all ages.

It’s The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh!!

Here’s the one from Disneyland in California.

Photos by disneybychris.


This attraction was inspired by and based on Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day!!

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short of 1968!!!!


Your Ride on the Bee Hive to the Hundred Acre Wood!!!



It’s A Birthday Party!!!!



Hi Eeyore!!!!


Check back for some trivia of this attraction!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Special Report: Disney buys Lucasfilm Ltd.


Today, The Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4 Billion.

George Lucas, the owner and creator of Lucasfilm and Disney CEO Robert Iger made a deal sometime this afternoon.

In addition, they also planned to make Star Wars Episode 7 a reality. The new Star Wars film will be released in theaters in 2015.

The same year as Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Test Track Opening Date


The new Test Track will open at Epcot on December 6th!!

It will offer Disney’s FASTPASS PLUS!!

To those who are going to Walt Disney World in Florida this holiday season, go to Epcot and see Test Track right away!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chris’s Tip Time: FASTPASS at Epcot


Once you enter Epcot for the day, make sure to get your FASTPASS at your choice of either Soarin’ or Test Track. Then you wait for an hour by seeing either Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy or Journey Into Imagination with Figment. One Hour Later, you go back to your FASTPASS attraction.

Please Note: It has to be either Soarin’ or Test Track when it comes to fastpasses. Why? Because they’ll be gone for the day!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

C.A.T. (Chris’s Attraction Trivia): World of Motion


At Epcot, Test Track replaced World of Motion. A slow-moving ride that shows the history of transportation and automobiles. It was Presented by General Motors.

The Narrator of World of Motion was Gary Owens. He was mostly recognized as the voice of Hanna-Barbara’s space hero in the 1960s, SPACE GHOST!!!

World of Motion was one of the first attractions when Epcot opened in 1982. It was later closed in 1996 to make room for Test Track.

Check back for more information on Test Track!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

DBC’s History Lesson: Epcot Idea in 1966

Note: DBC stands for Disney By Chris.

For our history lesson for today, let’s go back to 1966.

Walt Disney showed his viewers on television his Disney World Project in Florida. First he showed his his idea for a theme park in Florida. It’s similar to his Disneyland Park in California.

Then, he showed his:






He called it Epcot!!

Walt’s Original Idea was to make Epcot a city.

Which includes: Recreational Parks, A Big Hotel, Convention and City Centers, Monorail and PeopleMover Stations, etc.

However, Walt passed away on December 15, 1966 and the Epcot plan was on hold.

After the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida opened in 1971, Disney Imagineers wanted to revive the Epcot project.

Instead of making it into a city, they decided to make Epcot a second Disney park in Florida. Disney Imagineers did that because they can’t run a city without Walt’s supervision.

Epcot was later opened to the public on October 1, 1982. 30 years ago!!!

That’s our history lesson for today!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Search For The Mickeys: Living with the Land # 3

It’s time for another exciting episode of:






Today, let’s go to Living with the Land. Located inside The Land Pavilion in Future World at Epcot.

There are three Hidden Mickeys in this attraction! Where are they? Let’s Look:

  1. Take a look at the painting of the bubbles on the wall of the queue area. Find one that has three bubbles connected together.
  2. Check behind the boat loading area and yes, this attraction is a boat ride.
  3. In a laboratory at the end of the ride, look for a test tube holder. Once you spot the holder, there’s a green Mickey inside of it.


CONGRATULATIONS!!!  You found the next three Mickeys!!!!!!!

Join us next time for another exciting episode of:





And don’t forget to check back for our next giveaway this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Epcot’s 30th Anniversary



30 years ago today on October 1, 1982, Epcot opened to the public.

It’s the second theme park to open at Walt Disney World  in Florida. The first was the Magic Kingdom which first welcomed guests on October 1, 1971.

In the honor of Epcot’s 30th Anniversary, we’ll bring you Special Epcot Editions of:

  • Our History Lessons
  • Tips
  • Attraction Trivia
  • Search For The Mickeys


It’s happening this month!!

Check back and see them along with another giveaway!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Halloween Time at Walt Disney World

It’s Halloween Time at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Here’s what they have!!

At Magic Kingdom:

  • Mickey’s Halloween Parade
  • Happy HalloWishes Fireworks SPOOK-Tacular
  • The Haunted Mansion


At Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror


At Disney’s Fort Wilderness:

  • Sleepy Hallow Haunted Carriage Ride



Monday, September 17, 2012

Halloween Time at Disneyland

It’s Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California!!

Photo by disneybychris.



Now thru October 31st, see the following:

At Disneyland:

  • Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventures
  • Hallo-Wishes Fireworks Show with Jack Skellington
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party


At Disney’s California Adventure:

  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror


What about the Halloween stuff at Walt Disney World?

Hurry Back and see!!!!!

HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

DBC’s History Lesson: 2001


Note: DBC stands for Disney By Chris!!

For our history lesson for today, let’s go back to 2001.

At Walt Disney World:

Magic Kingdom:

  • Country Bear Christmas Show opened after it was moved from Disneyland.
  • The Hall of Presidents featured the Audio-Animatronics figure of George W. Bush after winning the 2000 Presidential Election along with the Florida Recount.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • TriceraTop Spin welcomed its first guests.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream opened in the honor of Walt Disney’s 100th Birthday!!

At Disneyland:

  • Disney’s California Adventure welcomed its first guests.
  • Rocket Rods closed it’s doors for good.
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday opened for the first time.
  • Country Bear Theater was closed and was later replaced by another attraction. We’ll talk about that later this week.


That’s our history lesson for today!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

C.A.T. (Chris’s Attraction Trivia): Club 33

Look at the vulture in the trophy room at Club 33.

Photo by disneybychris.


This Audio-Animatronics figure was originally intended to allow an actor to interact with the guests while they dined. Microphones were built in to the chandeliers over the tables, and would allow an actor in another room to listen in on conversations, and surprise guests by joining in. The vulture would move and converse with the guests.  Sadly, it wasn’t completed before Walt Disney’s death in 1966, and so it was never actually used. The vulture is still perched up on the corner of the trophy room.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Disney's "Mighty Ducks" DVD Giveaway

Hey everybody!!

Disney by Chris is giving away ONE (1) copy of  "The Mighty Ducks" on DVD!! Good Luck everyone!!!

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Search For The Mickeys: “The Haunted Mansion” #2

It’s time for another episode of Search For The Mickeys!!!!

Today, let’s do our search at The Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida
Once you enter through the very first room of this attraction, look at the artwork.

Find a painting that contains the Mickeys around it. They are located in the frame of that painting.

“HURRY BACK”  for another episode of Search For The Mickeys!!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Club 33 Trophy Room

Step inside the trophy room in Club 33!!

Photos by disneybychris

Wait a minute, that’s me!!


The room is a mock up of an old style Gentleman’s Club. The walls are wood paneled like an “olde” pub, decorated with trophies and photos!!



Monday, August 6, 2012

DBC’s History Lesson: 1988

Note: DBC stands for Disney By Chris!!
For our History Lesson for today, let’s go back to 1988!!

At Disneyland:
  • Bear Country was renamed "Critter Country
  • America Sings closed its doors in Tomorrowland. Most of the Audio-Animatronics figures from that attraction were moved to Splash Mountain

At Walt Disney World:
  • Both the Norway Pavilion and IllumiNations premiered at Epcot
  • In the honor of Mickey Mouse’s 60th Birthday, Mickey’s Birthdayland opened at the Magic Kingdom

That’s our History Lesson for today!!

Also, check back for more stuff coming up this fall!
That includes more Hidden Mickeys, tips, trivia, history lessons and another giveaway!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Rocket Rods

One of the most popular Tomorrowland attractions at Disneyland Park that didn’t last long was Rocket Rods. The ride vehicle contained five seats. One in the front row, one in the second row, one in the third row, and two together in the back row.

This ride replaced the PeopleMover and it was opened in  November 1998. Throughout it’s time, it seemed to be broken down frequently. The line was always long, but it was worth the wait. The ride closed it’s doors in April 2001.

Two months after Disney’s California Adventure opened.

Note: I have NO photos for this attraction!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Win "A Bug's Life" DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

 In the honor of our 1st Anniversary, Disney by Chris is giving away ONE (1) copy of  "A Bug's Life" DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack!! Good Luck everyone!!!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Disneyland Year # 57

Today is the first day of the 57th year of Disneyland in Anaheim, California!!
Here is the photo of the Disneyland Main Entrance!!

Photo by disneybychris.


Check back for another Disneyland History Lesson!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Search For The Mickeys: “It’s A Small World” #1


It’s time for our NEW segment called Search For The Mickeys!!

Be on the look out for the Hidden Mickeys at the Disney Parks around the globe.

Let’s start with the Africa scene from “It’s A Small World” at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida.

As your boat approaches the African scene, look up on the ceiling and spot a Hidden Mickey. Can’t find it? Look at the purple vine.

Check back soon for more clues when we do our next episode of Search For The Mickeys!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

C.A.T. (Chris’s Attraction Trivia): Star Tours Queue Area

In the queue area of Star Tours at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, an announcer on the P.A. was calling out the name of Star Tours traveler, Egroeg Sacul.

That’s George Lucas spell backwards.

Monday, July 9, 2012

DBC’s History Lesson: 1977

Note: DBC stands for Disney By Chris!!

For our History Lesson for today, let’s go back to 1977.

Space Mountain opened in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in California. It became the second mountain to open at Disneyland.

The Main Street Electrical Parade premiered at Main Street, U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom in Florida.

That’s our History Lesson for today!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

What’s Happening Next Week?

Next Week will be Disney By Chris’s 1st Anniversary!!
Check back next week during our celebration and see our three segments: The Attraction Trivia, Tip Time, and Our History Lessons.
In addition, we will introduce our NEW Segment entitled Search For The Mickeys!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Chris’s Tip Time: Attractions to See During 4th of July

Hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July yesterday!!
If you are at the Disney Parks and planning to return home sometime next week, here are some attractions I recommend for the 4th of July celebration this week.
At Disneyland:
  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (Main Street U.S.A.)

At Walt Disney World:
  • The Hall of Presidents (Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom)
  • The American Adventure (World Showcase, Epcot)

Saturday, June 30, 2012


This is one of the most popular Tomorrowland attractions of all time. The PeopleMover was first opened at Disneyland in 1967 and it was closed in 1995. Rocket Rods replaced it in 1998.  That attraction didn’t last long as well.  We’ll talk more about it in the future.
Eight years after Disneyland opened it, Disney Imagineers opened another one in 1975 at the Magic Kingdom in Florida. However, they called it the “WED-way PeopleMover” and later in 1994, it was renamed once again the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. The one in Florida is still open today.
Check back later and see which current Tomorrowland attractions in the Magic Kingdom can be seen as part of the PeopleMover tour.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Chris’s Tip Time: FASTPASS

Are you getting sick and tired of waiting in line for the popular Disney Attractions?
Use Disney’s FASTPASS. A free guest service that saves your place in line at some of the most popular attractions like Splash Mountain or select other attractions.
Here’s how it works. Once you enter a Disney Park, check your park map and see which attractions include FASTPASS availability. After you arrive, walk up to the FASTPASS Machine and insert your park admission ticket. Once the green bulb lights up, take your admission ticket out and the machine will print out your FASTPASS. When you receive it, check your pass and see your return time as seen in the picture below.
Please Note: Sometimes, you can get another FASTPASS Ticket before the actual return time. Look at the bottom and see the next available time to get another FASTPASS for another attraction. In this example, the time is earlier than the actual return time.

Photo by disneybychris.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Carthay Circle Theater

One of the buildings that opened last week at the new entrance of Disney’s California Adventure is the replica of the Carthay Circle Theater. The exact same place where Walt Disney hosted the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 75 years ago. 
The theater in real life first opened in Hollywood during the mid-1920s. It was also named as one of the best movie theaters in Hollywood until it was demolished in 1969.
In June of 2012, Disney Imagineers created and opened their replica of the theater at California Adventure.  However on the inside, it’s a restaurant and lounge on the first floor. As for the second floor, it’s Club 1901. Or as the guests call it “The Club 33 of California Adventure”. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Chris’s Tip Time: PeopleMover

If the Magic Kingdom in Florida gets crowded in the afternoon, guests can ride on some attractions that are usually NOT as crowded. One of them is the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. This is one of my favorite attractions. Guests can ride on an small elevated train for a nice relaxing tour around the Tomorrowland area.
Check back later for the trivia about this “PeopleMover” attraction!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

DBC’s History Lesson: The Hall of Presidents

Note: DBC Stands for Disney By Chris
For our History Lesson for today, let’s go back to 1993 at the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.
The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square was closed so the Imagineers could create and install the Audio-Animatronics figure of Bill Clinton, who was elected President of the United States in 1992.
Disney Imagineers recorded President Clinton’s voice and he became be the first of the U.S. Presidents to provide his own voice for the Animatronics' figure. 
Since then, the current U.S. President now provides his/her voice for the Audio-Animatronics figure designed after them. A new president is added every time the People of the United States elect him/her into The White House.
That’s our History Lesson for today!!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chris’s Tip Time: Before Dinner

At the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Florida, be sure to visit these following two attractions BEFORE you eat dinner either in or out of the park.
The two attractions are:
  • Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland
My Favorite:
  • The Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NEW Entrance at California Adventure

Last week at Disney’s California Adventure, NOT only did the NEW Cars Land open, but the NEW Entrance of the park opened as well.
The new entrance resembles Buena Vista Street in the 1920s when Walt Disney moved to California. It features the replica of the Carthay Circle Theater. In the theater, there’s a lounge and restaurant on the first floor and they have Club 1901 on the second floor.
There’s also the ticket entrance that was designed after the ticket entrance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
We will upload the photos as soon as we can.
Check back for more information about the Carthay Circle Theater.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cars Land-NOW OPEN!!!!

Today at Disney’s California Adventure, Cars Land is now open. The land is based on the Disney and Pixar’s Cars films. It contains a new Cars Test Track themed ride entitled Radiator Springs Racers. Everyone is asking “Does this ride include a Single Rider Line and a Fastpass Line?”  The answer is YES!!!!! See the NEW Cars Land this Summer.
In addition, the new entrance to the park is also open today. It resembles Buena Vista Street in the 1920s and 1930s!! It features a new club called Club 1901. Named after the year Walt Disney was born. It’s California Adventure’s version of Club 33!!
Please Note that the real Buena Vista Street is located in Burbank, California.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

C.A.T. (Chris’s Attraction Trivia): Indiana Jones Adventure

Unlike the three different endings in Horizons at Epcot, Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland contains three different beginnings.
Once you enter your ride vehicle, your “journey” begins.
You head towards The Chamber of Destiny. It has three doors, in other words, three alternate paths.
The Yellow Path goes directly to The Treasure Room
The Purple Path gives you The Power to Seek the Future
The Blue Path goes directly to The Fountain of Youth!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Indiana Jones Adventure

Indiana Jones Adventure opened in 1995 inside Adventureland at Disneyland Park in California.
This attraction was created by George Lucas. The man behind Star Tours and Captain EO
The Guests are welcomed by Indy’s friend, Sallah.  The guests are transported inside The Temple of the Forbidden Eye to experience their own adventure seeking Indiana Jones and the lost tourists. Will they find Indy and escape the temple?
This is  still one of the most popular attractions in Disneyland’s history.
Check back later to discover the trivia of this attraction.
Here is a photo of the attraction’s sign/entrance.
Photos by disneybychris.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Disney and ABC

In 1954, Walt Disney was selecting a major television network to air his first TV show entitled Walt Disney’s "Disneyland”!!
The network that Walt picked was ABC.  The Disneyland Show aired from 1954 to 1958!!
In 1955, The Mickey Mouse Club aired on ABC on October 3, 1955. Three to Four months after Disneyland Park in California opened!!!
Until the early 1960s, Walt wanted to air his shows in color, but ABC refused due to the prices of color broadcasting. So, Walt moved his colored shows to another network which was NBC!!!
Later in 1996, Michael Eisner, who was the CEO of Disney, purchased ABC and later owned America’s major sports cable channel, ESPN!!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Disney-ABC Buildings

Here are some images of the entrance to The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
Note to readers: I took the photos while riding in the passenger seat. I didn’t get much. So, please forgive us and enjoy!!
Photos by disneybychris.

And here is an image of the ABC Television building located right next door!!


Check back later for the relationship between Disney and ABC!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

BREAKING NEWS- Dateline: Epcot

Walt Disney World has announced that they are re-imagining, one of their most popular thrill rides, Test Track.
As you already heard sometime ago, Epcot is planning to change the popular automobile thrill ride. They already changed sponsorships from General Motors to Chevrolet!! In addition, they will remove all of the GM vehicles out of the auto show located at the exit of the ride and keep all of the Chevrolet vehicles. Why? Because Chevrolet is owned by General Motors.
Epcot originally announced that this NEW Test Track adventure would open around October 1st as part of Epcot’s 30th Anniversary celebration.
BUT, due to the re-imagining process, the Walt Disney World resort has pushed the opening date back to sometime between late November and/or December of this year!!
Stay with us for more updates on the Future of Test Track at Epcot!!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

DBC’s History Lesson: 1980

Note: DBC stands for Disney By Chris!!!
For our History Lesson for today, let’s go back to 1980.
In 1980, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at the Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland in Florida!!
The Mickey Mouse Revue was closed in Fantasyland and moved to Tokyo Disneyland. It was replaced by a showing of some Disney shorts in 3D!!
California’s Disneyland celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary by throwing an anniversary parade and a stage show entitled Disneyland is Your Land.
That’s our History Lesson for today.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Future of Snow White at Walt Disney World

As you all know, there were rumors about the end of Snow White’s Scary Adventures in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida.
In fact, that’s 100% TRUE!!!!!
The ride is scheduled to take it’s final passenger during the Memorial Day weekend this year. After May 31, 2012, The ride will be torn down. It’s replacement will be a Disney Princess Character meet and greet area, part of the NEW Fantasyland project.
Don’t worry Snow White fans. There will be a new ride entitled The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  This NEW mild roller coaster ride which will open sometime between Fall 2012 and Winter 2013!!
Check back for more updates on the NEW Fantasyland project!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Robert B. Sherman 1925-2012

As all of you heard last week, we lost Robert B. Sherman of The Sherman Brothers. He and his brother Richard M. Sherman wrote a lot of songs for for both the Disney films. They wrote the song "Chim Chim Chree" from Mary Poppins, which earned them an Academy Award back in 1964.

Robert and Richard also wrote songs for the Disney Park attractions including:

  • The Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Magic Journeys
  • It's A Small World
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
  • Adventure Through Inner Space
  • Journey Into Imagination
And my all-time favorite,
  • Carousel of Progress 

Robert will be enternally missed, but he will never be forgotten.

We miss you, Robert. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

C.A.T. (Chris's Attraction Trivia): Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Do you remember The Devils at the end of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Fantasyland at Disneyland Park in California?

They never appeared in the 1949 Disney film "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad".  They were made ONLY for the attraction.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Alice In Wonderland

Based on both Lewis Carroll's stories and the 1951 Disney animated film, Alice In Wonderland: The Ride first opened in 1958 at Disneyland Park in California. It’s located in Fantasyland.
Photos by disneybychris.
This car is the Caterpillar Car. Designed after The Caterpillar.
Guests ride in the car to explore wonderland.
The Statue of the White Rabbit on the right side of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Check back later for the trivia of this attraction!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cars Land-Opening This Summer!!!!!!

As all of you heard, a new land entitled “Cars Land” is opening this Summer at Disney’s California Adventure!!!!
Cars Land is based on the Disney and Pixar’s Cars films.
This land includes new attractions such as:
  • Luigi’s Flying Tires (The NEW version of the old Flying Saucers ride at Disneyland in the 1960s)
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree (Mater’s version of the Mad Tea Party)
  • Radiator Springs Racers (Cars version of Epcot’s Test Track)
Here is a photo of Cars Land under construction.
Photo by disneybychris.
2011-08-14 13.31.04

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chris's Tip Time: Haunted Mansion at Night

30 Minutes before Disneyland Park in California or Magic Kingdom Park in Florida close their doors for the day, walk over to The Haunted Mansion.

It's less crowded at night.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Main Street Penny Arcade

The Main Street Penny Arcade is one of the first Disneyland attractions that opened on July 17, 1955. It contains machines such as the Nickelodeons and touch you hand on the electric toucher. In order to play with them, you have to deposit one penny inside the machine.
Images of these machines will be up soon!
Here is the image of the sign.
Photo by disneybychris.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NEW Fantasyland in Florida!!!!!!

As you all know, Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida will open NEW attractions for Fantasyland. They will open sometime between Fall 2012 and the beginning of 2013.

Some new attractions include:

  • The Beast's Castle from "Beauty and the Beast"
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure
  • The Cottages of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White
  • The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Roller Coaster
  • The Great Goofini Roller Coaster starring Goofy
         And More....

We'll bring you more information soon!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dorothea Holt Redmond and Emile Kuri

Introducing the two designers behind Club 33 at Disneyland.

Dorothea Holt Redmond- A Hollywood Production Designer who worked on films such as the Academy Award-Winning Films "Gone with the Wind" and "The Ten Commandments". She was also one of the artists that worked on Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida.

Emile Kuri- A Set Designer from Mexico who worked on other Disney films including "Mary Poppins" and "Bedknobs and Broomsticks". He won an Oscar for his set design on the 1954 Disney film, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The History of Club 33

Did you know that Club 33 was one of the last projects that Walt Disney created for Disneyland?

Walt Disney was planning to make Club 33 a reality when he was at the New York World's Fair in the mid 1960s. During his time there, he visited the VIP lounges. It gave Walt a dream to create a private lounge at Disneyland.

When Walt came back to Burbank, he started to create the club.

Unfortunately, Walt passed away in 1966 and Club 33 opened in the summer of 1967 at Disneyland's New Orleans Square.

Before Walt died, he asked Production Designer Dorothea Holt Redmond and Oscar winning Set Designer Emile Kuri to work on Club 33.

Check back and see the two artists behind the club.

Friday, January 27, 2012

C.A.T (Chris's Attraction Trivia): Horizons

Did you know that the extinct attraction Horizons at Epcot was the only attraction that lets guests choose their own ending?

It contained three different endings.

First Ending-Space
Second Ending-Underwater
Third Ending-The Desert

Horizons opened in Future World at Epcot in 1983 and closed in 1998.

It was replaced by Mission: SPACE.
It opened in 2003 and it exists today.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Club 33 at Disneyland

Here are photos from Club 33 at Disneyland during the 2011 Candlelight Weekend!
Photos by disneybychris.
“The Secret Door”.

“The Lift” also known as an elevator.

The Dining Tables.

Delicious Entrées!!

MMM….. Mickey Mouse Waffles!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice Dessert!!

Club 33’s Christmas Tree!

Gingerbread House…..Yum!!!

More photos of Club 33 Coming Soon!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

(C.A.T.) Chris's Attraction Trivia: Disneyland's 3rd Mountain

Did you know that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was the third mountain to open at Disneyland?

This attraction welcomed its guests in 1979. 

The first mountain that opened at Disneyland was Matterhorn Bobsleds in 1959 over at Fantasyland.

The second mountain that opened was Space Mountain at Tomorrowland in 1977.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

One of the most popular attractions at the Disney Parks is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.  It’s located in Frontierland in Disney Parks worldwide.
The first one opened at Disneyland in 1979,
The one at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom opened in 1980,
Tokyo Disneyland’s version welcomed their first guests in 1983,
Disneyland Paris’s version opened it’s doors in 1992.
Photo by disneybychris.
From Disneyland in California

Sunday, January 1, 2012



It's 2012 and there's a lot of things happening at the Disney Parks this year!

New Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure

New Fantasyland attractions at the Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Epcot

and More!!!!!!

Check Back Later for More Information!!