Check out the very first Halloween extravaganza from Communicore Weekly (the Greatest Online Show™)! It’s amazing to see how much younger we were back then. The mullets really were a bad idea.
Wish You Were Here Wednesday – Vintage Haunted Mansion Postcard The Haunted Mansion – The Ghostly organist plays a “haunting refrain” in the great banquet hall…one of many “horrifying” sights awaiting visitors inside the Haunted Mansion. I assume the quotation marks are used to soften the fear factor of the ride. Just for fun, here’s […]
Head on over to Mice Chat to check out two articles: Jeff and I review the new book, Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man. So, how does this one stack up? I look at a vintage 1973 camping trip at Fort Wilderness from 1973 from the pages of Vacationland. LEarn all about a vacation […]
I realized after doing a previous post on Walt Disney’s Disneyland book, that there were several different editions. I have four in my collection and I assume that there are other editions out there. I’ll try to include any discernible marks or copyright information to make it easier to find a specific version. It can […]
Ran across this great news item in the October/November 1973 Walt Disney World News about Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain. If, while strolling through Adventureland these days, you hear strange pounding noises that don’t seem to be coming from native drums, don’t be alarmed . . . they’re the construction sounds on Walt Disney World ‘s soon- to- […]
Wish You Were Here Wednesday – Tomorrow’s Dreams Today (MK-2) The future is full of surprises and even more full of fun on the Tomorrowland favorites, Astro Orbiter and Space Mountain.
Wish You Were Here Wednesday: Hakuna Matata (MK-1) Simba, Timon, Pumbaa and all your Lion King friends return to Pride Rock in The Legend of the Lion King. Not much to this postcard from the Legend of the Lion King. It’s the standard promotional image that’s been used many times. The Legend of the Lion […]
I love this cover for the Spring 1973 Walt Disney World Vacationland. If you traveled to Walt Disney World in the 1970s and ealry 1980s by car, then you probably ran into a Vacationland at a motel or tourist attraction in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana. Here’s the blurb about the photo: The excitement of […]
My Disney Library: Walt Disney’s Disneyland (1969) by Martin A. Sklar There are several version of this book. Disney often disregarded typical publishing standards, which can make it difficult to identify this book. The copyright is MCMLXIX but there is a 75-6 mark underneath it. Since the book does talk about Country Bear Jamboree, the […]
The blu-ray release of Sleeping Beauty is Tuesday, October 7. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a few clips to whet our appetites. Sleeping Beauty Trailer Once Upon a Dream Make It Blue Waltzing Have you ordered your copy of this classic, yet?