Kurt Gegenhuber just passed me a trove of historical documents relating to Walt Disney -- his records on several
US Census reports, his brother Roy's draft card, his passport application (where he lies about his age!) and several international passenger manifests that he appears on, including one for pre-revolutionary Cuba. I've put them all on Flickr for your viewing pleasure.
Disney’s Splash Mountain ride, based on their racially offensive 1946 film Song of the South — a controversial (not to mention seriously boring) movie that featured the popular song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” — is finally changing its tune. Motivated by a change.org petition that 20,000 people signed, its new theme will revolve around last scenes from The […]
A San Diego-based Disney fan has made “happy haunts materialize” on his Animal Crossing: New Horizons island. Player Weary Bones (who goes by the Twitter handle @capuchinokappu) has re-created the experience of the Haunted Mansion as his in-game home, and it’s nothing short of A-MAZING. It must have taken him weeks to make this. The […]
Orange County, Florida police arrested Richard J. McGuire, 42, who had been illegally camping on the abandoned “Discovery Island” at Disney World. All Disney parks are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, besides, Discovery Island has become overgrown and the structures decayed since it closed as an attraction in 1999. (Above is 2017 video […]
As the summer surges forward, grilling and evenings in the backyard may be the only serious outdoor excursions many of us take this season. Yet even with all of our current problems, there’s one group who doesn’t care a bit about COVID-19 and will still look to make any trip you make outside into an […]
With all due respect to our vegetarian friends, there might be nothing more intrinsically linked to the 4th of July holiday than a big ole cookout. Sure, fireworks and celebrating the birth of a constitutional republic are great too, but showing off your cooking prowess with a brilliantly seared, mouth-watering slab of grade-A American beef […]
We’re at the midway point of 2020. So…how’s the year going for you so far? Yeah…we can guess. But while there’s a lot about 2020 we can’t directly control, maybe a little retail therapy can help make you feel better. Sure, the 39 items we gathered together can absolutely bring a smile to your face. […]