I listen to a bunch of podcasts while I write my articles. Sometimes listening to this podcasts give me ideas for future articles. That is the case with this article. I was listening to the Por Favor Podcast and they were discussing their dream jobs at Disney. It got me to thinking what my Disney Dream jobs would be and I’ve come up with my top five Disney jobs at Walt Disney World. I’m sure some of these I would be facing some competition from my readers to get these jobs. Continue reading Disney Dream Jobs→
Disney announced, yesterday, through it’s Disney Parks Blog what restaurant will be replacing Kouzzina. Kouzzina will be closing up shop at the end of September. In December, Trattoria al Forno will be opening its doors to guests. What to expect from Trattoria al Forno: the restaurant will highlight Neapolitan pizza making in wood burning ovens, seasonal risottos, Italian cuisine from throughout Italy, Italian desserts, and 100% Italian wines (60 by the bottle and another 25 by the glass).
Looking the entire picture of the EPCOT/Hollywood Studios corridor, Trattoria will become the fifth Italian restaurant in this area join Via Napoli and Tutto Italia in EPCOT, Il Mulano in the Swan Hotel, and Mama Melrose in Hollywood Studios.
That leads me to today’s question, does this restaurant create an overload of Italian restaurants in this area?
Today, I’m taking a closer look at the very popular Haunted Mansion attraction. Did you know that The Haunted Mansion attraction is in five Disney Parks in some form?
The original can be found in New Orleans Square at Disneyland (opened August 9, 1969)
Haunted Mansion is one of the attractions which opened opening day at Walt Disney World on October 1, 1971
Tokyo Disneyland added Haunted Mansion to it’s list of attractions on April 15, 1983
Disneyland Paris was first to receive an attraction based on the Haunted Mansion with Phantom Manor which is a “re-imagined” version of the Haunted Mansion attraction. It opened in Frontierland at Disneyland Paris on April 12, 1992
Another “re-imagining” of Haunted Mansion came to Hong Kong Disneyland in the form of Mystic Manor. This attraction opened at Mystic Point at Hong Kong Disneyland on May 17, 2013
Another interesting fact about the opening of The Haunted Mansion attractions is none of them opened on a Friday the 13th.
Thanks for reading this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia.
I want to go back and talk about the first Disney movie that I saw: The Rescuers.
The Rescuers has a very unique place in Disney history. It is the 23rd movie released in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. But it is the first movie where Disney’s “Nine Old Men” worked with a younger set of animators in making the movie. So, this movie is the foundation that bridged the gap between Disney’s older generation of movies and the new generation of movies led by John Lassiter. Lassiter got his start at Disney with the Fox and the Hound, the 24th movie released in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.
The Rescuers tells the tale of Penny, an orphaned girl, who is kidnapped by Madame Medusa and Mr. Snopes to get the “Devil’s Eye Diamond.” Penny sends a message in a bottle which is turned over to the Rescue Aid Society who sends Bernard (voiced by Bob Newhart) and Miss Bianca (voiced by Eva Gabor) to save Penny.
The movie is short at only 77 minutes but has that feel like the storyboards and characters were drawn by hand. It has a grainy-ness with fits in the movie. It’s not one of Disney’s greatest movies of all time but it is, in my opinion, one Disney’s most important movies of all time.