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 […]

From yourfirstvisit.net blog by Dave Shute. 2014 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD Mr. Shute has provided his projections for Walt Disney World 2014 weekly crowds. Dates in it are the beginning of the week, and the forecast covers the following 9 days. Crowd levels are ranked by week from 1-11 in the following way: 1: Lowest of […]

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 […]

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Source: Micechat.com Speaking of priceless originals, upstairs at the Anaheim Convention Center, the Walt Disney Archives put together another display of props, costumes and artifacts from Disney’s rich history. Unfortunately, the exhibit wasn’t as large or as strong as the display put together for the 2011 D23 Expo. What […]

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Pavillon Journey Into Imagineering Source: micechat.com The big draw on the show floor was, of course, the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pavilion. By entering through a facade evoking the Imagineering headquarters in Glendale, California; guests of the pavilion, put together by Walt Disney Imagineering, took a “Journey Into Imagineering.” […]

Welcome to D23 Expo Source: micechat.com Guests approaching the convention center were greeted by the huge Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s Waffle-inator which was home to the Phineas and Ferb Waffle-inator Challenge game. D23 Expo Show Floor The D23 Expo show floor featured booths and pavilions from just about every corner of the Walt Disney Company. Here are […]

Annette Funicello was discovered by Walt Disney himself while attending an amateur program at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank when she was just 13 years old. That single meeting led to one of the most enduring associations in show business history. Earlier today, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said, “Annette was and always will […]

The Walt Disney Company has traditionally used large format maps and models during the development phase of each of its theme parks. In fact, Walt Disney had the map shown above drawn in order to gain financing for the project. It only makes sense that at some point Disneyland would release large maps, not only […]