Tag Archives: Walt Disney

Celebrate “It’s a Small World” 50th Annivesary with Disney

It's a Small World 50th AnniversaryOn April 10, 2014, people from around the world will unite in a singalong to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “It’s A Small World,”  the Walt Disney classic attraction that opened at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Continue reading Celebrate “It’s a Small World” 50th Annivesary with Disney

Disney News ~ Historical Touches

Disney News Walt Disney in 1958 Grand Canyon DioramaDisney news usually has a touch of history to it.  It might be about history being made.  It might be about history being celebrated.  This week I am looking at Disney’s historical touches.  Let’s start with a dedication that took place on March 31, 1958 in Disneyland.  A new route was dedicated on the Disneyland Railroad.  The Disneyland railroad Engine No. 3 was also dedicated on that day.  The new engine was named the Sante Fe.  The new route on the Disneyland Railroad was the Grand Canyon Diorama.  The Grand Canyon route was the longest diorama in the world.  It measured 306 feet long.  The dedication ceremony had Walt Disney’s personal touch.  Walt had a ceremony with members of the local Hopi Indian Tribe.  Chief Negangnewa performed a special blessings.  This photo is my favorite Walt Disney photo.  It shows Walt’s pure delight as he chats with the young boy after the ceremony.  In 1958 Walt was making history and celebrating history.  Continue reading Disney News ~ Historical Touches

Robert Sherman ~ Timeless Genius

Robert Sherman Richard Sherman and Walt Disney - GERobert Sherman’s legacy lives on in Walt Disney World and Disneyland.  Robert Sherman Pure and Simple honors the beginning of the Sherman Brothers relationship with Walt Disney.  These three men shaped so much of the music we hear today while on a Disney vacation.  One of Disney’s newest vacation experiences features music by the Sherman Brothers.  There is a timeless genius behind the The World of Color light show at Disney’s California Adventure theme park.  That genius is the Sherman Brothers song The Wonderful World of Color. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color - Robert ShermanThis song touches my soul every time I hear it.  I watched Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color every Sunday night when I was a child.  That song was how it opened.  It was in some respects the first song the Sherman Brothers wrote for a Disney attraction.  That is how timeless the Sherman Brothers are.  They worked on The Wonderful World of Color in 1960.  The song would be the main part of the World of Color show that opened in 2010. Continue reading Robert Sherman ~ Timeless Genius

Limited Time Magic ~ Disney News

Disney News Limited Time Magic baloonsDisney is celebrating the New Year of 2013!  They are offering Limited Time Magic in Disneyland and Walt Disney World!  This will add special magic to vacations.  Some of the magic will be announced.  There will be magical happenings that will surprise guests, too!  Disney is sprinkling extra pixie dust on your vacation in 2013.  When does the magic start?   It already started!!  Disney kicked this special off on December 30, 2012! Continue reading Limited Time Magic ~ Disney News

Disney News ~ Party in Disney World!

Disney News Fantasyland OpensWalt Disney World has been a busy place this week.  The new Fantasyland opened on December 6, 2012.  Fantasyland has been the focus of lots of Disney news.  We have all waited a couple of years to see what Disney would create.  Was it worth the wait?  The pomp and circumstance at the opening says it was worth the wait!  The grand ceremony took place in front of Cinderella’s Castle.  Ginnifer Goodwin from ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” was there.   American Idol’s Jordin Sparks was also there.  Mickey Mouse was the master of ceremony.   He led guests into the new Fantasyland. Continue reading Disney News ~ Party in Disney World!