Category Archives: Disney Parks

Being an Unapologetic Disney Geek…. #disneylife

Being an Unapologetic Disney Geek.... #disneylife 1 I remember when I was growing up, the term “nerd” or “geek” had a negative connotation connected to it. Being a geek wasn’t a good thing, it meant you were different and didn’t fit in. Gasp, the horror of not being like everyone else! No one wanted to be the nerd in class, I know I didn’t anyway. Fast forward to current times… geeks are usually connected to a particul Continue Reading

Disney Favorites… What do you miss the most? Main Streeter’s Answer this Question! #disneylife

Disney Favorites... What do you miss the most? Main Streeter's Answer this Question! #disneylife 5 We are all missing our favorite Disney destinations so much right now.  With the current state of the world and the parks all being closed, it really puts things into perspective.  People are getting a new found appreciation for so many things, including Disney.  In our group on Facebook, TMSM Fan Nation https://www.facebook.com/groups/TmsmFanNation/, I asked our members what they miss the most during this down Continue Reading

#VoicesFromHome: Dapper Dans Share Disney Magic, Take Requests

#VoicesFromHome: Dapper Dans Share Disney Magic, Take Requests 7 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith With their happy harmonizing, the Dapper Dans are an iconic part of the Main Street, U.S.A., experience at Disneyland Resort.  Today, in a first-of-its-kind performance, the famed Dapper Dans are using their #VoicesFromHome to share a touch of Disney magic with everyone at home. From Burbank, California to Houston Texas, the Disneyland Dapper Dans jumped on Continue Reading

Baby News: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Zebra Foal

Baby News: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Zebra Foal 8 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Dr. Mark Penning Although Walt Disney World Resort is temporarily closed, Disney’s Animal Care team is continuing to provide top-notch care to thousands of animals, including the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom that’s black and white and cute all over. A Hartmann’s Zebra foal was born early Saturday morning (Mar. 21) to first-time-mom, Heidi… and we Continue Reading

Disney Graveyard: Body Wars ~ Do You Remember?

Disney Graveyard: Body Wars ~ Do You Remember? 11   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

Caring for Animals: Dr. Mark Penning Shares Appreciation for Dedicated Team

Caring for Animals: Dr. Mark Penning Shares Appreciation for Dedicated Team 13 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Dr. Mark Penning Hello, Disney Parks Blog readers! I wanted to share an update on our beloved wildlife. Although Walt Disney World Resort is temporarily closed, Disney’s Animal Care team is continuing to provide top-notch care to the thousands of animals who roam our savanna and seas. We are diligently following state and federal guidelines to ensure the health and safe Continue Reading

Disney, A New Appreciation #disneylife

Disney, A New Appreciation #disneylife 14 I don’t know about you, but for me everything that is going on in the world right now feels like a bad dream that we don’t wake up from.  Every day when I get up and turn on the news I wonder what we are going to hear and what could possibly be next. All our favorite theme parks are closed, shopping areas, most beaches, restaurants… they just want people to stay home. Granted, I know that these quarantin Continue Reading

10 Random Facts About Disney ~ Did you know?

10 Random Facts About Disney ~ Did you know? 17 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

#BetterTogether: Draw Mickey Mouse at Home with a Disney Parks Artist

#BetterTogether: Draw Mickey Mouse at Home with a Disney Parks Artist 18 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith If you’re looking for a fun, creative way to add some Disney magic to your day, we’re sharing something special – a complete series of how-to tutorials on drawing Mickey Mouse through the years. Disney cast member Stephen Ketchum has been drawing Mickey at Disney Parks for years and has expert tips for artists of all skill levels. While the parks remai Continue Reading

Enjoy a One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience from Disney Imagineers

Enjoy a One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience from Disney Imagineers 19 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Josh Gorin Hi, I’m Josh Gorin, a creative development executive with Walt Disney Imagineering, and one of the hosts and contributors to Imagineering in a Box –  a free online program created in partnership with the Khan Academy and Pixar. Imagineering in a Box is a series of interactive lessons in theme park design and engineering, designed to give a behind-the-scene Continue Reading

TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ We’re All in this Together

TMSM's Adventures in Florida Living ~ We're All in this Together 20 Well, it’s Wednesday night and time for our weekly update.  Never in the almost ten years of owning The Main Street Mouse would I have dreamed that we’d have anything like this happen.  Disney Parks are closed and the country is basically on lock down.  I’d say some pixie dust is needed, to say the least.  Let’s chat. It’s crazy to me how much things can change in just ONE week.  Continue Reading
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