Friday, September 13, 2013

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

Did you know that Innoventions replaced CommuniCORE at Epcot?

CommuniCORE was a pavilion that taught the public about computers. It was known as the Hub of Epcot, which ran everything at the park. It also contained games that featured the touch screen along with a interacting robot by the name of SMRT-1. 

CommuniCORE opened in Future World at Epcot in 1982 and it was replaced by Innoventions in 1994.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Chris’s Tip Time: World of Color Fastpass

Hey everybody!

It’s Tip Time!!

Once you Enter Disney’s California Adventure for the day, go over to Grizzly River Run and get a Fastpass for a special viewing location of World of Color.

Return to Paradise Pier 30-60 Minutes before Showtime and show your fastpass to a cast member. Then, he or she will take you to your viewing area.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Search For The Mickeys: Captain EO # 5

It's time for another episode of:


We are looking at the 3-D film, Captain EO!!

  • On the back of Captain EO's spaceship, there are three lights shaped like Mickey. One big light for the head and the two smaller lights for the ears.

There you have it. Another Hidden Mickey is found!!

Join us next time for another episode of:


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Special Report: World of Color-Winter Dreams

This is a Disney By Chris Special Report!!

Disney’s California Adventure is planning to make the holiday version of The World of Color.

It’s Called The World of Color- Winter Dreams!!

It’s features Olaf the Snowman from the upcoming Holiday Disney film, Frozen.

We’ll have more updates about this new nighttime Holiday show soon!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

C.A.T. (Chris’s Attraction Trivia): Phantom Manor

In Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris, The narration was done by legendary actor Vincent Price.

His voice was not used in the attraction because Disneyland Paris wanted the French language track. So they used the voice of French actor Gerard Chevalier.

However, they used Vincent Price’s Laughing Voice for the Phantom.

Note: The Phantom only laughs in the attraction!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

C.A.T. (Chris’s Attraction Trivia): Body Wars

Do you remember the old Body Wars attraction at the Future World’s Wonders of Life Pavilion at Epcot?
All film segments for this Extinct Flight Simulator were directed by Leonard Nimoy aka Mr. Spock  from the Star Trek series.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Disney D23 Event at Reagan Library: Part 3

Here’s part three!!

Photos by disneybychris

The Crown from the 1959 film Darby O’ Gill and the Little People 

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The Flying Car from the 1961 film The Absent-Minded Professor

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Captain Nemo’s Submarine from the 1954 Academy Award winning film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Part Four is Coming Soon!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DBC’s History Lesson: 1993

Note: DBC stands for Disney By Chris

For our history lesson for today, let’s go back to 1993!!

At Disneyland:
  • Mickey’s Toontown welcomed their first guests in January.
  • Aladdin’s Oasis opened in Adventureland.

At Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom:
  • The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square was closed. The Imagineers were creating and installing the Audio-Animatronics figure of President Bill Clinton.
  • Mission to Mars was closed in Tomorrowland. It was later replaced by Alien Encounter in 1994.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza opened at Disney-MGM Studios

That’s our history lesson for today!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Disney D23 Event at Reagan Library: Part 2

Here’s Part Two!

Photos by Disney by Chris

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An original office at The Disney Studios!!

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A Costume Design for Mary Poppins!!

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Emelius Browne’s Magic Stand from Bedknobs and Broomsticks!!

Part Three is Coming Soon!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Disney D23 Event at Reagan Library: Part 1

In March of 2013, There was a Disney D23 Event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

Here’s Part 1!!

Photos by Disney By Chris

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Busts of Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney

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Early Mickey Mouse dolls and other Disney memorabilia

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The Animator's desk from the Walt Disney Studios

Check back for Part 2 this week!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Stuff Coming Next Week

Hey Everyone!!

What’s Coming Up?

Photos of the Disney D23 Event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Also, More history lessons, tip time, Attraction Trivia, and more!!

Check Back Next Week!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Disney By Chris SPECIAL REPORT: Memorial Day 2013

This is a Disney By Chris Special Report!!

Disney has announced that three of their parks will open for 24 hours from 6 am on May 24th to 6am May 25th!! 
This is during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend to kick off the Summer Season.
The three parks that will open for 24 hours are:
  • Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Florida
  • Disneyland Park at Anaheim, California
  • California Adventure at Anaheim, California

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DBC’s History Lesson: The Enchanted Tiki Room in 1963

For our history lesson for today, let’s go back to 1963!!

50 years ago, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room premiered on June 23rd.
It was the very first Disney attraction to feature Audio-Animatronics. The hosts of the show for 50 years are Jose (voiced by Wally Boag), Fritz (voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft), and the rest of the Tiki Birds.

The attraction contains songs that were written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

Disneyland will celebrate the show’s 50th Anniversary starting this Summer.

Check back for Trivia “In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

Monday, April 8, 2013

Annette Funicello 1942-2013

This is a Disney By Chris Special Report!!
Legendary Singer and “Mouseketeer” Annette Funicello, passed away today at the age of 70.
Annette was best known as one of the original “Mouseketeers” on The Mickey Mouse Club back in 1955 on ABC. She also performed such hit songs including “Pineapple Princess”, “The Monkey’s Uncle” and one of my favorites, “Tall Paul”. 
“Tall Paul” was named number 7 back in 1959 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. That song and “The Monkey’s Uncle” were both written by The Sherman Brothers. She sang with other artists including Tommy Kirk, Frankie Avalon and The Beach Boys.
Annette starred with Frankie Avalon in the Beach Party film series. She appeared on The Danny Thomas Show along with other various TV shows.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Peter Pan Blu-Ray DVD Diamond Edition Giveaway

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Walt Disney's Peter Pan
Disney By Chris is giving away a copy of the Peter Pan Blu-Ray DVD Diamond Edition
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, February 11, 2013

Chris’s Tip Time: Extra Magic Hours in Florida


Hey everybody, It’s Chris’s Tip Time!!

If you are staying at one of the Disney resorts in Florida, be sure to go to the parks for Extra Magic Hours. One park opens one hour before opening and another park will stay open for another two hours after closing.

To find out more, call or visit the Walt Disney World website on your computer.

That’s my tip for today!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

DBC’s History Lesson: 1976


Note: DBC stands for Disney By Chris.

For our today’s history lesson, let’s go back to 1976!

At Disneyland:

  • Disneyland introduced America On Parade at Main Street U.S.A. to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

At Walt Disney World:

  • Walt Disney World’s first water park, River Country opened on June 20th.

That’s our history lesson for today!!

More History Lessons are Coming Up!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

DBC’s History Lesson: 1983


Note: DBC stands for Disney By Chris.


For our history lesson for today, let’s go back to 1983!

Tokyo Disneyland opened on April 15th in Japan.

Both Horizons and Journey Into Imagination opened in Future World at Epcot.

Pinocchio’s During Journey opened in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park.

That’s our history lesson for today!!