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Future Holds More Fairy Tales, More Fantasyland

Future Holds More Fairy Tales, More Fantasyland
Some call it spring cleaning.  In the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort it is more like spring building, and a lot of it. Groundbreaking has taken place on a three year construction project, beginning the largest expansion ever for the Magic Kingdom theme park (map) as the size of the Fantasyland section will be greatly enhanced. Currently the home of Cinderella and her showcase castle, when all construction is completed by 2013, guests to Fantasyland will be able to visit their favorite princess...
March 26th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: family fun, featuredarticle, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney

Walt Disney Linked with U.S. Air Force

Walt Disney Linked with U.S. Air Force
... and the war.  It was in this gallery that I made a Disney connection - an exhibit entitled, Disney Pins on Wings – The Insignia Art of Walt Disney Productions During WWII. Having served at the age of 16 as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross during WWI, Walt Disney, knew the importance of humor to help boost morale.  Disney embellished his ambulance, as well as others with drawings and cartoons, delighting all who viewed them. Walt Disney Productions created their first military insignia...
February 18th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: air museum, Dayton Ohio, family travel, National Museum of the United States Air Force, top-feature, Walt Disney, WW-II

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s Sailor Mickey!!

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s Sailor Mickey!!
... is no stranger to the Macy’s parade, however.  His long history with the event goes back to the initial helium filled Mickey designed by Walt Disney himself.  Here are some other fun facts about the parade experience: Mickey’s last appearance in the famous parade was in 2000 as Bandleader Mickey It takes about two hours to fully inflate and secure the balloon under a net There are 52 handling lines and 70 volunteers guiding Sailor Mickey safely down the street The parade route is...
November 26th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney Cruise Line, Disney Dream, featuredarticle, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mickey Mouse, new york city, Walt Disney

The Happiest Place on Earth — Disneyland, Turns 54

A groundbreaking concept in the world of family travel and entertainment  was born on July 17, 1955, as  Walt Disney opened Disneyland.  With 18 major attractions, the vision was for Disneyland to be a place where family and friends, children and adults, could come together and all have fun. Now, 54 years to the day later, Walt’s dream is considered a national treasure, goes by the name of Disneyland Resort, and is a 500-acre destination with two theme parks, three hotels and a 20-acre...
July 17th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disneyland & California Adventure, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney