Category Archives: Cast Members

Mini Brands MINI DISNEY STORE Display

The first Disney Store opened on March 28th of 1987 in Glendale, California. It reached its peak of success in 1997 with 749 locations operating worldwide. Fast forward to 2021 and the Disney Store shuttered its last location sometime near … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s Annette DELL Comic Book

The Mickey Mouse Club was a children’s variety show that was first televised from 1955 to 1959 for four seasons by the ABC network. Walt Disney created it to fulfill part of his contract to ABC to provide television programming in exchange for money … Continue reading

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The View from the Front of a Monorail in WDW

We have to step into our Time Machine in order to ride in the front of a Monorail at the Walt Disney Resort now. But back in 2007, my wife and I had the privilege of being right up front … Continue reading

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Movie Teen Illustrated Magazine featuring Disney Celebrities

If you grew up in the 1950s and 1960s, likely you gushed and giggled over every word that came out of the mouth of your favorite crush! Publishers took full advantage of the interest in even the youngest of celebrities, … Continue reading

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‘The Magic Begins With Me’ Cast Member Book

I think all Disney fans have fantasied about being a Cast Member! We think about the fun of being at the Parks all day. We imagine exploring all of the backstage areas. At it’s best, Disney seems to be a … Continue reading

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Coming On Stage from the Magic Kingdom Car Barn

I love finding these candid moments in and around the Parks! I have my share of Castle pics and attraction videos, so seeing an ‘unscripted’ event is truly special: Disney horses are so beautiful! Unfortunately, this guy has to work … Continue reading

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Minnie Mouse SIGHTED in London, ON

Friends of mine were checking out the Masonville Mall in London, ON and came across a famous Disney personality: How to Draw a Crowd 101 Apparently she was there with Mickey (not pictured) to help open a new Disney Store! This … Continue reading

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People: My John Lasseter Story

Back in 2013 I attended a publicity event in the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and got my first glimpse of Disney/Pixar’s John Lasseter: Pretty sure that’s a Wreck-it-Ralph shirt I say ‘glimpse’ because I was in the audience and … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Mickey Mouse Club Scrapbook

Earlier on the blog I did a review of the Special Souvenir Edition (SSE) of this book. This post will focus on the regular edition, as it were. This book was compiled by Keith Keller and published by Grosset & … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons for a Disney Store Vacation

There are vacations and there are vacations. There are cheap vacations and there are expensive vacations. There is also a saying: “A change is as good as a cure!” But just what is a vacation? And what is it supposed … Continue reading

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