Monthly Archives: February 2014

Walt Disney’s Fantasia VHS Box Set

They say that lightning doesn’t strike twice, but I tend to disagree. I recently found, not one, but two VHS box sets at a local flea market. You can check out the first one here, and then feast your eyes … Continue reading

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Photography Tips 101 for the Disney Parks

Hello, picture-taking fans! Today, I thought I’d do a Photography 101 post for everyone who’s ever wondered what to take a picture of when visiting Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Now you all know that I’m a non-award winning photographer … Continue reading

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Top 5 Disney Cast Members to Talk To

Of course, we all talk to hundreds of Cast Members during our trips. But I don’t mean ‘talking’ as in asking where the bathrooms are or “Excuse me, is this the FastPass line?” I’m talking about the Top Five Cast … Continue reading

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast VHS Box Set

VHS tapes are so last-century. Flea markets can’t even give them away. But in my opinion, that doesn’t mean that they have no place in polite society anymore! For instance, many old movies haven’t been released on newer DVD or … Continue reading

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The African Queen Inspired Disney’s Jungle Cruise

The African Queen is a 1951 adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel. The screenplay was adapted primarily by James … Continue reading

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Review: The Pizza Press in California

1534 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92866 714-323-7134 Typical interior In January of 2013 my wife and I visited California for the first time. We stayed at the Howard Johnson on S. Harbor Street just up the road from the main … Continue reading

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Bradford Exchange ‘A Disney Original’ Collector Plate

There was a time when anything the Bradford Exchange slapped on a plate sold for $50.00 or more and promises of great increases in value filled collectors heads with dreams of big profits in the future. But the reality became that the bottom … Continue reading

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Vintage Disney Collectibles featuring Post Toasties

I’ll be showing you some Vintage Disney Collectibles: I thought I’d start by looking up the word ‘vintage’ and see what it actually means. I’m happy to report that I’m not vintage… yet! Definition One: If one is referring to an … Continue reading

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More Artwork from the Disneyland Hotel

We’ve only visited The Happiest Place on Earth once and didn’t get to stay in the original Disneyland Hotel. Instead, we stayed at one of the Good Neighbor hotels just across the street. But we couldn’t leave without at least … Continue reading

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Top 5 Mistakes Walt Disney Made

Did Walt Disney ever make a mistake? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes’, but then, who wouldn’t have when taking so many risks to create great entertainment? So what follows is a list of some of those mistakes, or lost … Continue reading

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