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DHI 044 – X Atencio & The Path of the Imagineer – Part 1

Pirates of the Caribbean.  Haunted Mansion.  Adventure Thru Inner Space.  These are a few of the attractions that X Atencio helped create.  The first part of his story–from animation inbetweener to Imagineer–is an hour-long podcast posted this month.  Episode 044. Disney Star Wars Resort Website Designed by DBL07.co Disney World Resorts Info

By | 2017-11-30T17:18:45-05:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Todd James Pierce, Uncategorized, Walt Disney, X Atencio|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on DHI 044 – X Atencio & The Path of the Imagineer – Part 1

Adventures in Color – Parts 1 and 2

In 1932, the Technicolor Corporation created a unique process system to present full-color presentations using images captured only on black-and-white film.  Instead of looking to one of the major studios to premiere their full-color process, they looked to Walt Disney and animation.  The story of Technicolor and its longtime connection with Walt Disney Productions is the subject

By | 2017-11-30T17:11:42-05:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Todd James Pierce, Uncategorized, Walt Disney|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Adventures in Color – Parts 1 and 2

Entitlement : The Real Problem with Free Disney Dining

I rarely get controversial on this blog. I want it to be a source of information and sharing in the love of Disney. I read post after post yesterday though about how Disney disappointed thousands of people with how the release of Free Disney Dining happened. I disagree that Disney was the overall problem yesterday.

By | 2017-09-22T05:11:44-04:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Disney Discounts, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Entitlement : The Real Problem with Free Disney Dining

I Need A Vacation, And So Do You

Why I Love Vacation I don’t know about you, but I need a vacation! A little about me – my name is Beth and I’m a political consultant, Pilates instructor, wife and mom of two boys in Austin, Texas. I’ll be guest blogging here at Main Street Tales for the next few months. But more

By | 2017-07-20T16:42:28-04:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on I Need A Vacation, And So Do You

Pandora at Night

Pandora at Night by Todd James Pierce To illustrate this month’s podcast, I’ve posted up a series of photos taken in Pandora at night.  The podcast (DHI 041) relates the story of how Disney designers created the new Avatar-themed micro-environment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  This photos show Pandora at night, during its initial weekend.  I

By | 2017-06-19T04:42:26-04:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Animal Kingdom, Avatar, Joe Rohde, Pandora, Todd James Pierce, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Pandora at Night

Pandora in Panos

by Todd James Pierce Our current series on the DHI Podcast explores how Pandora is an extension of Walt Disney’s original design approach for the theme parks.  To help illustrate this discussion, I’m posting up a dozen or so  panos of Pandora that I took before it opened.  In these pics (below), you can see

By | 2017-05-27T10:00:15-04:00 May 27th, 2017|Categories: Joe Rohde, Pandora, Uncategorized, Walt Disney World|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Pandora in Panos

The Road to Pandora – Parts 1 and 2

The Road to Pandora – Parts 1 and 2 by Todd James Pierce The strange story of how the Walt Disney Company finally built Pandora, the World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Links to Episode 040 and 41 – The Road to Pandora – Parts 1 and 2:iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/j34rl38Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=85297&refid=stprGooglePlay: http://tinyurl.com/jurtey3I-Heart-Radio: http://tinyurl.com/zlnbn5a Disney Star

By | 2017-05-26T10:53:12-04:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on The Road to Pandora – Parts 1 and 2

DHI Podcast 038 – Women on a Wire Part 2

Woman on a Wire Part 2 by Todd James Pierce On the DHI podcast this month, we continue our story of Women on a Wire, tales of aerialists who rode the wire as Tinkerbell at Disneyland.  In this episode, we focus on Mimi Zerbini, the second woman to play the pixie.  To illustrate the episode,

By | 2017-04-21T16:18:23-04:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on DHI Podcast 038 – Women on a Wire Part 2

Jack of All Trades – Ken Anderson

Jack of All Trades – Conversations with Disney Legend Ken Anderson by Paul F. Anderson For a limited time, the publisher of Jack of All Trades by our own Paul F. Anderson will be reduced to 99 cents for the Kindle edition and $9.99 for the paperback edition.  Find it here. Disney Star Wars Resort Website

By | 2017-03-26T22:34:02-04:00 March 26th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Jack of All Trades – Ken Anderson

DHI Podcast 037 – Women on a Wire – Part 1

DHI Podcast 037 – Women on a Wire – Part 1 The surprising story of the 70-year-old woman who flew as Disneyland’s first Tinkerbell. iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/j34rl38 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=85297&refid=stpr GooglePlay: http://tinyurl.com/jurtey3 I-Heart-Radio: http://tinyurl.com/zlnbn5a Disney Star Wars Resort Website Designed by DBL07.co Disney World Resorts Info

By | 2017-03-15T20:07:52-04:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on DHI Podcast 037 – Women on a Wire – Part 1