WYWHW – Vintage Haunted Mansion Postcard

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 […]

The Pirates are Coming this December!

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- […]

WYWHW: Hakuna Matata Postcard

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 […]

My Library: Walt Disney’s Disneyland 1969

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 […]

Press Release: Sleeping Beauty Clips

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?