Listen, we really like food. Especially Disney food (obviously…it’s in our name). Unfortunately, it’s not possible to live IN Disney World, despite Walt’s original EPCOT concept, so we can’t eat Disney food all the time.
Have you ever wished you could go back in time and experience the making of Disneyland? Well, we still haven’t figured out our time machine, but we might have found the next best thing!
When it comes to the Disney Parks, the Imagineers play a HUGE part in creating a magical experience for guests to enjoy. One of the most iconic Imagineers of all time is Bob Gurr, who helped build Disneyland Park. And now, you can get the inside scoop about his experience creating some of the park’s most famous attractions alongside Walt Disney himself!
We’ve been hard at work scoping out all the latest news for you this week. Today we have all the details on what’s happening that affects the Disney Parks.
Due to the current global situation, ALL Disney Parks will be closed until further notice. See all of our coverage HERE. But we still have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in… .
Disney Imagineers have created the most incredible rides and attractions to really transport us to different worlds and times in the parks.
And, although we’ve been binge-watching The Imagineering Story (again!) while we’ve been at home, now we are SUPER excited to see an iconic Imagineer talk about his own experiences working with Walt Disney!
Ghouls from realms near and far, there’s a swingin’ wake happening that you DON’T want to miss!
Although we can’t visit the actual Haunted Mansion in the Disney Parks right now, the grim grinning ghosts are bringing the ride to you. (*Cue evil laughter*)
Yeah, it’s a big bummer that the parks are closed right now, but we’re not going to let that bring us down!
Not when there’s still plenty of Disney magic happening around the world — if you know where to look for it!
Whether you know who Disney legend Bob Gurr is or not, we bet you’re familiar with his work!
He’s responsible for creating many of the famous ride vehicles for classic Disney attractions like Haunted Mansion, Autopia, Submarine Voyage, and the Matterhorn Bobsleds!
If you’re looking for tons of great Disney-themed content, then what are you waiting for?! Get a subscription to Disney+!
Disney’s streaming service is home to tons of original shows and movies, along with old classics, great documentaries, and things that the whole family can enjoy together. No matter what you like, there’s something for you to watch…ESPECIALLY if you’re a Disney parks fanatic!
A few years back, I attended what I’d consider to be the most awesome dining experience of my life — eating dinner inside of one of my very favorite Disneyland attractions.
That’s right folks, I got to eat dinner INSIDE the Haunted Mansion. Dubbed the “Ghostly Retreat,” this special Club 33 event honoring Marc Davis was truly incredible (see details at the end of this post).
Dinner started out with a ride down the stretching elevator to where we’d be eating. As the doors opened, we were awestruck when we saw a long table set for 34 in the portrait corridor of the Haunted Mansion.
I literally squealed with delight. It was the most amazing table setting I’ve ever seen. Fresh flowers, gorgeous vases, elegant table ware, goblets to drink from — it was very overwhelming.
From what I could tell, the table was basically a replica of the table in the Haunted Mansion ballroom. Even the plates, goblets & tablecloth looked the same!
After claiming a seat, I joined everyone else in taking a million photos! Thankfully, we were allowed to use flash, so please don’t get upset with me for taking flash photography in an attraction — I had permission. ; )
Because this was a special event to celebrate 100 years of Marc Davis, we had some very special guests join us for dinner. Guests included Marc’s wife, the lovely Alice Davis, Animator Andreas Deja, Imagineer Kim Irvine, and our “host” for the evening was Disney Historian Tim O’ Day. And as if that wasn’t enough, Imagineer Bob Gurr joined us for dessert at the end of the evening.
Talk about a star studded dinner party! WOW. All of our special guests were [Read more…]