Jessie & Woody

When Jessie first meets Woody in Toy Story 2, she exclaims “Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!” I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought that was a rather strange thing to say. But as with most things Disney, there’s more to it than you would originally think. So, what is so significant about Jessie’s […]

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Frozen

As you probably know, the Disney animators love to hide Easter eggs in the films they create. It’s  always so much fun to search for these hidden details. Of course, the newest Disney film Frozen is no exception. It’s filled with these fun hidden details. Elsa’s coronation draws guests from all over the land – and even some […]

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Haunted Mansion Birthday Cake

The Haunted Mansion ballroom is filled with all kinds of interesting little details! Perhaps you’ve noticed a birthday cake sitting on the table. The candles all flicker, so it can be difficult to count them as your doom buggy travels through the Haunted Mansion. According to Walt Disney Imagineering, there are thirteen candles on the […]

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Tallest Attraction - Expedition Everest

Walt Disney World is home to several rather tall attractions. The tallest of which is Expedition Everest. This giant Disney mountain became the tallest attraction at Walt Disney World when it opened in 2006. Standing at 199.5 feet tall, it took the title of the tallest WDW attraction from the 199 foot tall Tower of […]

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Pete

You’re probably familiar with the Disney villain Pete who can be found in numerous Mickey Mouse cartoons. But did you know he was actually created years before Mickey Mouse?! Pete first appeared in The Alice Comedies in the 1920s. In the 1925 short Alice Solves The Puzzle, Pete appears as Bootleg Pete. From 1925 until 1927, he appeared in many other […]

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Pluto

Pluto first appeared in the 1930 as an unnamed character in the animated short The Chain Gang.  In this short, Pluto helps track Mickey who plays an escaped convict. Pluto next appeared in The Picnic where he played Minnie Mouse’s dog named Rover. In Pluto’s third appearance, he was given the role that we have all come […]

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Cinderella Castle Storm

There has been a rumor going around for years about Cinderella Castle and hurricanes. I’ve heard a few variations of it, but the most prominent one I’ve heard is: in the event of a hurricane, the imagineers can disassemble Cinderella Castle in about an hour. Now, I always thought this sounded a little strange, but […]

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Hidden Nemo

If you’ve read very many of my blog posts, you’ve probably noticed I love all of the hidden details the imagineers put into each and every Disney attraction. They’ve been known to hide hidden Mickeys in pretty much every attraction. In addition, the imagineers have also hidden other Disney characters around the parks. If you […]

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Robin Williams Picasso Weeping Woman

Robin Williams voiced the all-powerful, fun-loving Genie in the Walt Disney classic Aladdin. The film was released in 1992 and went on to gross more than $200 million in the U.S. alone. For his work, Robin was paid a scale of $75,000. According to Robin Williams, he took the part because he wanted to be a part […]

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Pirates Of The Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most beloved attractions at Disneyland park. Most guests are familiar with the characters, scenes, and famous quotes from this attraction. But do you know the back-story and trivia surrounding Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean? Pirates of the Caribbean was the last attraction personally supervised by Walt Disney. […]

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Animal Kingdom

Disney has tons of gift shops with thousands of different products you can purchase. You can buy everything from snacks to toys, clothing, and so much more. But did you know there is one thing you just won’t be able to purchase at Disney? Next time you’re there, try searching for a pack of gum. […]

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We all know Disney imagineers love to put hidden Mickeys in their attraction, but did you know they have also been known to hide other Disney characters in attractions? One of my favorite instances of this is found at Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in the Magic Kingdom. After exiting your ride vehicle, take a […]

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Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was originally scheduled to be released as a Walt Disney Pictures film. As you might already know, this did not happen for the film’s theatrical release in 1993. Michael Eisner felt the film was “too dark for kids” and decided to release it under the Touchstone Pictures brand instead. In 2006, The Nightmare Before Christmas was re-released in 3D. This time the film was released as a Walt Disney Pictures film.

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Peter Pan - Kathryn Beaumont

I am always interested in finding out when multiple Disney characters are voiced by the same actor or actress. I was recently surprised to learn that Wendy from Peter Pan and Alice from Alice In Wonderland share the same voice actress, Kathryn Beaumont. Of course, once I realized this I began to notice how alike Wendy and Alice sound. It was surprising to me that I had never picked up on this similarity before.

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Maximus Print - Tangled

I recently had the chance to visit the new Tangled themed area of Fantasyland for the first time. It was fabulous! The imagineers thought of every little detail. While you might think the best details would be found near the main attraction, the restrooms, one of my favorite little details can be found in the […]

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Mrs. Potts & Chip at Tarzan's Treehouse

If you pay close attention while watching Tarzan, you might spot a couple characters from another Disney film, Beauty And The Beast. Mrs. Potts and Chip can be seen at the campsite in the film. Well, we all know how much attention Disney imagineers put into the little details of each attraction. So, next time you visit Tarzan’s Treehouse at Disneyland, look around at the campsite. Sitting on top of a crate, you will find none other than Mrs. Potts and Chip – just like in the film!

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Roy Disney

When Disneyland opened in 1955, thousands of guests showed up to experience Disney’s new theme park. In fact, twice the number of expected guests showed up at the park. But do you know who purchased Disneyland’s first ticket?

While the first ticket to many other parks, including Magic Kingdom and Epcot, was provided to the Disney Archives, the first ticket to Disneyland was actually sold. Ticket number one was purchased by Walt Disney’s brother, Roy.

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Morse Code

Next time you’re at Disneyland, head over to the New Orleans Square Railroad Station. Once you arrive near the train station, you will hear the tapping of a message in Morse Code. This message is actually part of Walt Disney’s opening day speech. Decoded, the message reads: “To all who come to Disneyland, welcome. Here […]

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Sharks

In honor of Shark Week, this week’s trivia comes from the sharks of Finding Nemo. The film’s Great White shark, Bruce, actually has a connection to another great film featuring a shark, Jaws. Bruce was the nickname given to the models of the shark used in the film, named after Steven Spielberg’s lawyer, Bruce Ramer. […]

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Alice In Wonderland

In 1951, Walt Disney Studios released Alice In Wonderland as its 13th full-length animated feature film. The film was based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, as well as, Through The Looking Glass. After its theatrical release, the Disney film was met with criticism from fans of Lewis Carroll. Alice In Wonderland’s initial release was […]

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