Tag Archives: Walt Disney

Happy Birthday Walt Disney ~ Thoughts from TMSM Avenger

Happy Birthday Walt Disney ~ Thoughts from TMSM Avenger 1 Being that today we have been celebrating the birth of Walter Elias Disney, I wanted to write something more personal and meaningful. It’s no secret that Walt Disney is a hero of mine, as I’m sure he is for many who read this.  I started to think, why exactly is he my hero? What thing did Walt do specifically that made me think of him in this regard?  I mean, Walt accomplished so much in his short li Continue Reading

TV Hall Of Fame Closed At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

TV Hall Of Fame Closed At Disney's Hollywood Studios 2 Disney’s Hollywood Studios has become the park of closures as they make room for the new areas.  Recently another area has been added to the list of closures.  The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame area located near the Frozen Sing-A-Long, primarily featuring busts of TV stars and other luminaries, has closed.   According to Dwayne Bevil, from the Orlando Sentinel, “The area, a pa Continue Reading

#WaltWisdom: 10 Magical Quotes From The Man Himself

#WaltWisdom: 10 Magical Quotes From The Man Himself 3 #WaltWisdom: 10 Magical Quotes From The Man Himselg by Guest Blogger Arielle Boardman Walt Disney was just a guy with a drawing of a mouse and a dream. Yeah, he could draw quite well but that’s not what made Disney one of the most loved and inspiring companies. Walt had a huge love and passion for what he did. And he surrounded himself with people with the same passion. He didn’t care about what people said abo Continue Reading

Fifteen Fun Facts About Mickey Mouse! Did you know……?

Fifteen Fun Facts About Mickey Mouse! Did you know......? 4 As most Disney fans know, the 18th was the birthday of Mickey Mouse.  That was the day Steamboat Willie debuted and Mouse as we know him was born.  Not to be left out, this was also the birth of 2 other Disney characters Minnie Mouse and Pete. On Mickey’s birthday, Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager put out these 15 facts about Mickey on the Disney Parks Blog, and I wanted to share them with all Continue Reading

Why is it called a “Weenie”?

Why is it called a "Weenie"? 5 When you arrive at Walt Disney World there are many different things that trigger the feeling that you’ve finally arrived. To some it may be the sight of the Monorail track when arriving on property, for others it may be arriving at the resort they are staying in during their vacation or maybe it’s the sight of Cinderella’s Castle or seeing Spaceship Earth in all its glory when you pull into the Continue Reading

Two Night Walt Disney: American Experience Special Comes to PBS Tonight

Two Night Walt Disney: American Experience Special Comes to PBS Tonight 6 Walt Disney as we all know is the man behind Mickey Mouse, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and so much more. For the next two nights (9/14 & 9/15)  PBS will air it’s new 4-hour long American Experience special about the life of Walt Disney.   This new special will air from 9-11pm ET and feature rare footage from the Disney archives, films from films, and interviews with not only biographers and histori Continue Reading

Robot Creates Giant Sand Portrait of Walt Disney at Walt Disney World Resort

Robot Creates Giant Sand Portrait of Walt Disney at Walt Disney World Resort 7 From Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. An autonomous “entertainment” robot that can create large scale sand art called Beachbot recently visited Walt Disney World Resort and amazed guests at Disney’s Contemporary Resort by drawing a giant portrait of Walt Disney. Disney Research Zurich teamed up with a group of undergraduate students from a Swiss enginee Continue Reading

Walt Disney on Perspective

Walt Disney on Perspective 8 I admit, I’m one of those that love to read Walt’s quotes on different things in life.  He had so many great affirmations.  Recently, I saw this quote on the Disney Style blog and thought it was a great one to share. If you think about it, any problem in your life can easily become an opportunity. Walt faced a lot of obstacles, but he never let those problems change his positive outlook. Like Walt, if Continue Reading

Walt Disney Comes to American Experience in September

Walt Disney Comes to American Experience in September 9 Walt Disney Comes to American Experience in September by Molly Jacobs at pbs.org American Experience is very excited to announce a project that our Executive Producer Mark Samels has had in the forefront of his mind for years. A four-hour biography of Walt Disney will premiere on PBS this September (see the preview and the press release below), before which we will share a huge collection of stories, images and fac Continue Reading

Madame Tussaud’s Orlando Media Preview ~ Touches of Disney #TussaudsOrlando

Madame Tussaud's Orlando Media Preview ~ Touches of Disney #TussaudsOrlando 10 This morning, we had the absolute pleasure of being invited to check out the media preview of the all new Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum Orlando, which is part of the IDrive360 Complex. I have a full review coming, but for tonight, I wanted to show our Main Streeters some of the Disney actors (and the man himself) which were represented in the new exhibit. I was like a kid in a candy store. I seriously had th Continue Reading

Sixty Years of Innovation: Audio-Animatronics Technology Begins at Disneyland Park

Sixty Years of Innovation: Audio-Animatronics Technology Begins at Disneyland Park 11 From our friend, Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Continuing our look back at the amazing innovations that Disneyland has seen throughout its sixty years, we jump forward now to the 1960s and the invention of Audio-Animatronics technology. Inspired by an antique mechanical singing bird, Walt Disney was driven to bring what he saw as three-dimensional animati Continue Reading
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