Thirty-five years ago, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad first began rolling through Disneyland's Frontierland. And while millions of theme park fans have enjoyed it since then, few folks today realize that -- if Disney's Imagineers had had their way back in the 1970s -- this thrill ride wouldn't have just been a stand-alone attraction.
There are few things certain in this world, but one of those few things I'm most excited about is that more Star Wars is coming. Next year sees the release of the first new Star Wars film in a decade and October sees the release of a brand new animated series in the world.
Would you spend $500 for a dinner at a former cathedral? My answer was a resounding yes since the dinner was mainly being cooked by a famed French chef, Pierre Gagnaire, of whom I am a huge fan.
Let's talk about the elephant in the room. Disney in August is everything you would expect. There are crowds, there is heat, there is humidity. And yet, it is one of our favorite times of the year to visit the theme park.
Let's cut to the chase here, folks: If there hadn't been a Robin Williams, there never would have been a Disney's Aladdin. Don't believe me? Then check out this excerpt from the screenplay for this animated classic.
I say oui oui to this tasty heartfelt romantic film, it was a hundred-foot journey worth taking. After all, there's nothing wrong with feeding your belly and soul with a little corniness.
We're always looking for an excuse to go on vacation, and thanks in large part to pregnant celebrities, "babymoons" are becoming a very real thing.
If you were to ask members of the general public which Disney character they most closely associated with this late comic genius... Well, it wouldn't be even close. It was Williams' hilarious & heartfelt voice work as the Genie in 1992's Aladdin.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the two resorts every year, spending millions of dollars on admission, merchandise, and food. It's really stunning how much thought went into every little detail, right down to the subliminal.
For nearly 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining TV viewers and movie-goers. But what are Kermit & Co. actually like when the cameras are off?
Nearly every little girl idolizes her beloved Disney Princesses. To witness the iconic Disney character of Cinderella embark on a transcendence of race, as talented actress Keke Palmer takes on the role for the Broadway adaptation, is a huge step forward for young women of color.
For three weeks back in 2012, a team of photographers had their cameras trained on an Alaskan bear den. All with the hope that this would then make compelling footage for Disneynature's next documentary, Bears.
Now that Shakespeare in Love has officially opened in the West End and been hailed by the critics as " ... a grand adaptation" and " ... a swooning delight," Lee Hall is ready to talk about how tough it actually was to translate the Academy-Award winning screenplay to the stage.
I realize that most of the top box office hits these days are franchises that span films, books, toys, apparel, video games and the like. But truly new franchises only come along every couple of years.
Tapping into and extending imagination, and engaging social behavior, wearable technology for teens could have a huge impact on the teen-focused gaming and entertainment industries.
"It was fun around there. We enjoyed it. The girls in ink and paint were called "The Nunnery." This was during and after the Depression. I loved it. And I loved having some money in my pocket. It was great."