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In order to explain my take on the Parks and Resorts leadership changes, I have to talk about how much my view of Walt Disney World…adjusted…over the past year. And then I have to make a painful confession.
I sing the praises of WDW as often as I can. As a vacation destination, it is unmatched. That’s not to say that the USA isn’t filled with great destinations, because it is. But there is a vibe going on in Orlando that truly cannot be found anywhere else. The appeal of
This is a "just because" post. Some posts are best when they exist for no other reason than "just because".
The last three times I've been to Epcot, I have passed by a place right next to Test Track called Cool Wash. It's a small area, sponsored by that famous soda company where kids can go to have some fun getting wet with the water and mist that sprays there, car wash style. It's also the place where the Imagineers have chosen to display the new paint
Next up is Epcot.
If you draw a straight line from the front of Cinderella Castle to the front of Spaceship Earth, that line would be just over 3 and a half miles long.
I know of no other theme park that is as hard to describe to someone who has never been there than Epcot. It stubbornly defies description. To begin with, Future World and World Showcase are more like two theme parks in one. And the place is huge.
It was 47 years ago today that I first set foot in Disneyland. October 31, 1965 was an important date in my life.
Back in the day, even if you lived in Anaheim, it was unthinkable to go to Disneyland more than a few times a year, if that. For many, it was a once in a lifetime affair. For my family, living in Southern California, it was the place were we went with visiting relatives who came out from back east. Even so, we never went often enough to suit me.
Hi! Welcome to part two of the introduction! If you didn't read part one, you just might want to go back and look for it. Now, where were we?
I was 10 years old when Walt Disney passed away. I still have trouble dealing with the loss the world shared that day. I am ashamed to admit that one of my first thoughts was being worried about what was going to happen to Disneyland. What was going to happen to all the fun in the world? Oh Uncle