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 […]

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 […]

Source: George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort, February 11th, 2014   Iconic film star from the 1930s, turned U.S. diplomat, Shirley Temple Black, passed away Monday at the age of 85. Although she never appeared in a Disney film, she knew Walt Disney, and has a unique place in their history including an animated […]

Readers: I am posting commentary from The Walt Disney Family Museum blog regarding recent statements that have been made about Walt. Walt was one of my childhood heroes (Houdini, Teddy Roosevelt, Albert Einstein were others). I also had the good fortune to work for The Walt Disney Company for a while. I have read most […]

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Matterhorn ride, the folks at Disney created this infographic which gave us a rare inside look at the Matterhorn at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Correction: My friend, Charles Apple, at the Orange County Register sent me an update to this blog post.  Charles noted: “The folks at Disney”? No, I’m afraid […]

Today, with deep sadness, The Walt Disney Family Museum shared that Diane Disney Miller has passed away. Diane died of complications from a fall. Diane was the eldest daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney, wife to Ron Miller, mother of seven children, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and an inspiration to all. She was an extraordinary philanthropist and enthusiastic […]

Disney Legends Awards Ceremony Source: Micechat.com The D23 Arena also hosted the 2013 Disney Legends Awards on Saturday. The ceremony kicked off with a presentation honoring Disney Legends that passed away over the last year including Annette Funicello, Robert Sherman, Ginny Tyler and others. America’s Funniest Home Videos host Tom Bergeron and Disney CEO Bob […]