January 9, 2019, marks the 32nd anniversary of one of the most popular attractions in Disneyland, Star Tours. In the beginning, this race through space attraction wasn’t what it turned out to be. Originally, Disney was making a ride simulator attraction based on their sci-fi film The Black Hole (1979). With an estimated cost of $50 million, Disney felt...
I want to tell you about the youngest Disney Imagineer, Rolly Crump. Rolly was born February 27, 1930, in Alhambra, California. Rolly started out his career as a “dipper” in a ceramic factory before getting hired on at Disney in 1952. He only had six Saturdays of art instruction at Chouinard Art Institute under his belt. Disney had an open-door policy, so...
"Do you like Disney fun facts?" That is my catchphrase. My name is Joshua Shaffer and I am the published author of two Disneyland history and Disney Movie fun fact books titled Discovering the Magic Kingdom: An Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Guide.   In 2006, I began learning fun facts about Disneyland. I would write them down as I learned them and...
Rating: 8/10 We’ve all been hyped for Wreck It Ralph Breaks the Internet. If you don’t know what the movie is about: Ralph and Vanellope venture from their arcade games into the Internet and go on a wild journey meeting online game characters, searching the dark net and yes, even running into some of your favorite Disney princesses. So I...
All of these Disney movies are Christmas classics!