Thursday, September 18, 2014

Disney By Chris Special Report: Epcot

This is a Disney By Chris Special Report!! We have breaking news coming from Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida. They already announced that The Maelstrom boat ride at the World Showcase's Norway pavilion will be gone. It will be replaced by a new attraction that's based on Disney's Academy Award winning film, "Frozen". Disney Imagineers confirmed that Maelstrom will close it's doors sometime between this fall and next year. The new "Frozen" attraction will open in 2016 during Walt Disney World's 45th Anniversary. Check back for more updates!!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Happy 80th Birthday Donald Duck

80 Years Ago, A Silly Symphony short "The Wise Little Hen" was playing in theaters. This short introduced a character by the name of Donald Duck. Donald was voiced by Clarence Nash from 1934 to 1985 and by Tony Anselmo from 1985 to the present. Happy 80th Birthday, Donald!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Disney's Hollywood Studios 25th Anniversary

25 Years ago, Disney's Hollywood Studios welcomed their first guests. It was the third park opened at Walt Disney World in Florida. The only two attractions that opened on the opening day were The Great Movie Ride and The Backlot Studio Tour. The park's original name was Disney-MGM Studios. Check back for more information about the other attractions at this park.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What's Coming Up?

We will have more of our history lessons and videos coming up including a special 50th Anniversary tribute to Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. Also, another new feature will be added on this blog! So check back in a few weeks.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

50 Years of Disney at the New York World's Fair

In 1964, the New York World's Fair opened to the public. Walt Disney created the following four attractions for the fair:

The Carousel of Progress
 A unique show that features an American family living through progress. This show was brought to Disneyland's Tomorrowland in 1967 and remained there until 1972.  Then, it moved to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in 1975. This attraction is still open today.

The Ford Magic Skyway
A ride on a Ford Motors vehicle to travel back to prehistoric time. Most of this attraction's scenery is used today as part of the Primeval World Diorama on the Disneyland Railroad.  At the time, it was made of (motorless) Ford cars that were pulled along a track.  The track used for the cars eventually became the WEDWay PeopleMover, which is still open in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World.

It's A Small World
One of Disneyworld/Land's most popular attractions that features children from around the world. This attraction is still open at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln:  A show that tells the story of the life and the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. It's an audio animatronic show and was one of the first of its kind. This attraction is still open at Disneyland at the Main Street Opera House along with The Disneyland Story.

Here's to another 50 years!!