Readers: Over a decade or so ago, I worked for the Walt Disney Company. I remember my very first day, walking through the Burbank Studio campus to HR orientation, I teared up as I was in disbelief that I was actually working for the company that I considered my dream job. I was walking in […]

Readers: I know I showcased Mr. Arranz’s work yesterday, but I could not resist following it with this great infographic he created showing the portfolio of work from Walt Disney. Enjoy! Michael

The world’s first, and most famous, Disneyland Map is coming up for auction soon. Van Eaton Galleries will be auctioning off this map as well as nearly 1,000 Disneyland artifacts from 1953 to the present day. Some of these artifacts include original props, wardrobe, ride vehicles, and souvenirs. Of special interest in this auction is Walt Disney’s […]

Readers: I have decided to create a new data visualization blog post theme specifically for topics related to Disney. This new theme will be called Disney DataViz. To start off this theme, I could not think of any better chart to present than Dave Shute’s 2015 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar. Dave’s site is yourfirstvisit.net blog […]

Only at Disneyland would they tear down an old and dilapidated gold mining town in order to build a new and identical gold mining town and make it look old and dilapidated again. “The goal was to bring it back to exactly the way it was,” said David Smith of Disneyland’s facilities and maintenance department, […]

Source: Suzy Strutner, Which Disney Park is Actually The Happiest Place on Earth?, The Huffington Post, January 6, 2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/disney-parks_n_4537100.html. There’s only room for one Happiest Place on Earth on this Earth. The folks at Cheap Flights have cross-examined ticket prices, acreage, and the number of character meet-and-greets to determine which of six Disney parks […]