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Vintage Walt Disney World: Nate’s Favorite Disney Milestones

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

Another year, another 52 blog posts (give or take a few). It is difficult to choose my Top 5 (they’re like children … do you really ever have a favorite?). Who am I kidding? One was my favorite; let’s count them down.

#5: A Huey, Dewey, and Louie Milestone. I love when I learn something new. Even after working here for over 12 years, I had no idea that until Ducktales starting airing, Donald’s nephews didn’t always wear the same color shirt. Cool Disney fun fact!

#4: Filming the ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s always fun to reminisce about items from childhood, and just the fact that the MMC was filmed here in Florida makes it all that more cool.
Production of 'The Mickey Mouse Club' at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort

#3: Pooh’s Hip, Hip Pooh-Ray! This year’s presidential race seemed to last forever. If only Winnie the Pooh was running, it would have been a lot more fun. That’s one campaign trail I would have liked to follow!
Winnie the Pooh Runs for President in 1972 at Magic Kingdom Park

#2: Introducing Dreamfinder. I love when I write something and it resonates with fans. Dreamfinder did just that with 7,400 Facebook likes – a record for Vintage Walt Disney World. (The only post to get more comments was about Figment. Imagine that.)
Dreamfinder, from the Original Journey Into Imagination Attraction at Epcot

#1: Making 24 Memories in 24 Hours at Magic Kingdom Park. Magic Kingdom Park open for 24 hours? I’m in. If you haven’t seen this yet, enjoy my spin on the teacups around 5 a.m. I’m clearly in need of sleep!

There you have it, my Top 5. Thanks for reading all year long.


  • I remember the filming of MMC at Hollywood Studios. I saw the filming of MMC, not in the audience but from the walk-through area during the backstage tour. Actually sat in the audience for a real taping of “Let’s make a deal”. Also remember seeing several cast members of MMC in the water park and a couple cast members at Pleasure Island. Need to bring some of the things taping in LA back to Hollywood Studios, maybe Austin & Alley since they are supposed to be in Miami.

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