Today, many countries celebrate Boxing Day including our friends to the North, Canada. As a special Boxing Day treat, here’s a look at the Canada Pavilion still under construction from January 1982.
If only I could figure out how to wrap up some Canadian Cheese Soup and ship it to myself for Boxing Day. It would be the perfect gift as I visit family up North (although I won’t be quite as far as Canada).
No pouting. No crying. Only pure holiday magic was allowed back in 1972 when Mickey Mouse borrowed Santa’s sleigh to bring Season’s Greetings to guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort.
Six days until the big man arrives. Which list should Mickey be checking your name off of – naughty or nice?
The holiday season is in full swing at Walt Disney World Resort. Garland is hung, lights are shining bright, choirs are singing and back in 1994 poinsettia trees were blooming at the entrance to Epcot as seen below.
Believe it or not, over 90,000 poinsettias are introduced through the resort during the holidays, creating a festive atmosphere for all who visit. What’s your favorite part of the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort? Tell us in the comments section below.
Today, we celebrate the man who started it all, Walt Disney. Back in 2001, Walt Disney World Resort celebrated what would have been Walt’s 100th birthday during the yearlong 100 Years of Magic Celebration.
Characters, guests and cast members all gathered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to cut a giant 25-by-17-foot cake (made up of 100 sheet cakes) to celebrate. Happy Birthday, Walt!
You cannot mention Thanksgiving without mentioning turkey. All right, you can, but it just doesn’t seem right. In honor of Turkey Day, here’s a look at one giant Thanksgiving bird strutting down Main Street, U.S.A., during America on Parade in 1975. Gobble, gobble!
Today, back in 1994, the Timekeeper opened at the Metropolis Science Center in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park
Hosted by a wacky robotics tour director named Timekeeper, this Circle-Vision 360 movie took guests in their “time-machine” theater through dramatic moments in the past and also into the future. The show was based on the French version, “Le Visionarium,” which played at Disneyland Paris beginning in 1992.
Although the Timekeeper is no longer making guests laugh, Mike Wazowski and friends have picked up where he left off at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland.
Tomorrow is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. I’m doing my part to give you the heads up now so that you can prepare to dig out that expired salad dressing from 2011 and put it in the trash. To inspire you, here’s a look at some vintage, musical fridge items who starred in Kitchen Kabaret and Food Rocks at the Land Pavilion in Epcot.
As the Refrigerator Police sang during Food Rocks, “We must conclude, you depend on food. So we just repeat, you are what you eat.”
Which of these past attractions did you like best? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
This week, back in 1990, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort opened. Below is a look at the resorts while under construction in July 1990.
Stormalong Bay, the two-and-a-half-acre water recreation area themed after a Nantucket beach, is home to a 150-foot water slide plummeting from the shipwrecked Albatross in the middle of the two resorts.
Located on the banks of Crescent Lake, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort is also home to one of my favorite places to get ice cream – Beaches and Cream. Who’s up for sharing a Kitchen Sink?
Spirits. Happy Haunts. Hitchhiking Ghosts. It’s the perfect day to take a look back at the Haunted Mansion before it became delightfully unlivable for its 999 inhabitants. Below is a peek at this ghostly retreat when it was still under construction in January 1971. Happy Halloween, Foolish Mortals!
Thirty-one years ago today, The International Ceremony of the Waters and dedication of Fountain of Nations at Epcot in Future World took place. Cultural representatives, selected by their countries, traveled to Epcot with a container of water from their nation and poured it into the fountain during the dedication.
Twenty-five bodies of water representing 29 nations were poured into the fountain. The Senagambia River brought from Africa represented eight African nations and the mighty Mississippi River represented the United States in the ceremony.
The fountain holds 149,000 gallons of water with 30,000 gallons cascading over its tiered sides every minute. Today, 200 pneumatic shooters help create dancing waters to various Disney musical selections for guests to enjoy.
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