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Imagineer for a Day, Part 2!

Imagineer for a Day, Part 2! 1 In last Tuesday nights article, I was granted the job of being an Imagineer for a day, and I was good at it. So good that they gave me the same job again this week. Last week we shifted some attractions around, got rid of some and added some. This week we’re going to do the same thing. So if I was an Imagineer for a second day, here are a few things that I would change. Some of you may hate the ideas and some Continue Reading

Imagineer for a Day ~ My Suggestions

Imagineer for a Day ~ My Suggestions 4 How often have you found yourself walking through a Disney Park or doing anything that involves Disney and thought to yourself that you could do that better? Or have you ever had an awesome idea and thought that would work as an attraction? I do it all the time. I see the announcements as they roll out and some I get really excited about and some not so much. I often find myself being all like, “ that’s the Continue Reading

Some Not So Obvious Disney Secrets… Did you know?

Some Not So Obvious Disney Secrets... Did you know? 7 Throwback Thursday to one of Corey’s early articles! If you read many of my articles you probably know that I enjoy the little known facts of Walt Disney World. I’ve written several “Did you Know” type articles and this is another one. I’m constantly reading trying to learn new things that I didn’t know so I can check it out the next time I’m in the parks, so here’s a few new ones that I’ve foun Continue Reading

Disney Graveyard: Body Wars ~ Do You Remember?

Disney Graveyard: Body Wars ~ Do You Remember? 8   Did you ever want to know what it would be like to be shrunken down to minuscule proportions and be inserted into the human body? On October 19, 1989 Disney gave us what most consider the first thrill ride in EPCOT Center. Body Wars was a motion simulator ride that opened with the Wonders of Life Pavilion. The pavilion showcased attractions that were related to health and the body and is located between the Continue Reading

10 Random Facts About Disney ~ Did you know?

10 Random Facts About Disney ~ Did you know? 10 If you know anything about me, you know that I’m an avid Disney book reader. I have close to 400 books on the subject of Disney; whether it’s about the parks, movies, television or Walt himself. There’s a lot of random knowledge out there, so I get excited when I read something that I did not already have stored away in my memory. I’ve written several of these articles over the years and as I read through m Continue Reading

New Details Unveiled On Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Set to Open July 2019

New Details Unveiled On Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Set to Open July 2019 11 From the Disney Parks Blog Earlier this fall, we shared renderings of the exciting expansion that’s currently underway at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Just moments ago, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled more about the reimagining, including the name of the new 15-story centerpiece of the resort, the Gran Destino Tower. The tower, which will be completed in July Continue Reading

Tuesday’s With Corey ~ Leave A Legacy

Tuesday's With Corey ~ Leave A Legacy 13 Have you ever found yourself walking into EPCOT, saw the granite megaliths and thought to yourself “why in the world are there big slabs with all these faces right here”? Well if you have, then you’re in for a treat because we’re going to see why these were erected. So sit back and enjoy this month’s article on EPCOT’s Leave a Legacy. As everyone was preparing for the roll over into the new millennium Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey – The Italy Pavilion

Tuesdays With Corey - The Italy Pavilion 16 So here we are again casually making our way around the World Showcase. If you’ve been keeping up for the past couple of weeks then you’ve been with us as we stopped and ate churros while watching a mariachi band in Mexico. We then made our way over to Norway and learned a little about Viking folklore. Our next stop was China where we admired and discussed the architecture. Next we hopped over to Germany where Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey: The Germany Pavilion

Tuesdays With Corey: The Germany Pavilion 19 >Most everyone who comes to World Showcase at EPCOT has a favorite pavilion that they must visit during their trip. To some it may be taking in the romantic atmosphere of the France pavilion while sipping wine and eating a pastry. To others it may be a trip down south to Mexico listening to a Mariachi band, drinking tequila and playing with some maracas. For others it may be heading straight to one of the origin Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey: The China Pavilion

Tuesdays With Corey: The China Pavilion 22 Over the last few weeks, if you’ve been following along you know that I’ve been doing a walking history of the World Showcase countries starting with Mexico and followed by Norway. So if you know the layout of the World Showcase then you’ll know that we will be making a trip into China. As you round the corner walking away from Norway into China, the first thing that becomes immediately noticeable is the Zha Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey: The Norway Pavilion Part 2

Tuesdays With Corey: The Norway Pavilion Part 2 25 This is Part 2 of the Noway Pavilion, if you missed last week’s article, you can read it HERE. The Restaurant Akershus and Royal Banquet Hall is named after the Akershus Fortress still standing in Oslo and serves as the backdrop of the Norway pavilion. Akershus Fortress in Oslo is now used for offices by the Norwegian Ministry and contains the Norwegian Resistance Museum, but originally it was used to guard t Continue Reading
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