Author Archives: Bill Iadonisi

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The “First” Disney Legend-Fred MacMurray…

From the moment that Walt and Roy officially launched the “Disney Bros. Studios” in 1923, Walt Disney strived to keep on his staff the brightest and most talented craftsmen he could. Walt demanded perfection and […]

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Walt Disney and the Ambulance Corps…

Walt Disney, if anything was a man who wore countless hats during his lifetime. Storyteller, animator, visionary, husband, father and the like. He was a hard working Midwesterner who gave 110% all the time and […]

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Frank and Ollie-The core of the Nine old Men…

I would be willing to bet that even among the most casual Disney Fans, all have head of Walt’s “Nine Old Men”. This eclectic core group of Walt Disney’s most staid animators during the golden […]

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Seal Island-Walt Disney’s first nature documentary…

Today, the proliferation of nature and animal series programs on cable and regular TV could fill Seven Seas Lagoon. Everywhere you turn, shows like “Planet Earth”, “The Blue Planet”, “Wild Africa”, “The Life of Birds” […]

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Disney’s only private airport on property…

Ever since Walt’s dream park Disneyland, bowed on July 17th 1955, it and all of its future siblings worldwide have been described by fans as “Magical”, “Wondrous”, “Dream Destination” and countless other adjectives. But I’ll […]

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The founder of “Voices of Liberty” Derric Johnson-an interview…

                                                                                                             I have been writing and covering press events about Walt Disney World for over 10 years. For someone who has loved Disney and his legacy since childhood, it is a dream come true! How […]

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Animal Kingdoms The Tree of Life…

Walt Disney was a talented individual, who wore many hats, and was possessed with the gift insight, he just seemed to know what would work and how to embellish upon it. He was perhaps also […]

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Disneyland Skyway-Gone but not forgotten…

Attractions at the Walt Disney resort are the magnet that brings millions of guests to the parks worldwide. Throughout the years since the opening of Disneyland, July 17th, 1955, many attractions, shows and other events […]

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Disney’s Animators Strike of 1941…

One of Walt Disney’s most salient quotes of the many he articulated over the years was…” All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not […]

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The Magic of Christmas in the Magic of Disney…

There is no more magical time of the year than at Christmas. As this festive time of the year rolls around, almost everyone, whether you are a Christian or not, this holiday of love, giving, […]

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Walt Disney Imagineering-Where the Magic Comes from…

I’ll never forget when my wife and I moved down to Florida eleven years ago. It was just the second day here we took a short drive to the Disney Casting Center to apply for […]

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The Alice Comedies-Start of the Walt Disney Company…

History has always been a fascination in my life. From my earliest recollections, I have been enamored with the past, and this is especially true when it comes to my favorite subject, Walt Disney. Along […]

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Walt’s Classic-The Three Little Pigs…

Walt Disney left the world an amazing entertainment legacy. However today, the Theme Parks are what comes first in the minds of most. But it is his animated cartoon shorts and feature films that put […]

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Paddlefish Rooftop Wine Dinner

Walt Disney left an amazing legacy to the world, more than most in history. But perhaps his lesser known gifts are his quotes and statements made over his storied career. (More akin to “Edicts”; when […]

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The Unforgettable Wally Boag…

Here’s a quick trivia question…According to the Guinness Book of World Records, what theatrical presentation has the greatest number of performances in history? The answer is…” Disney’s Golden Horseshoe Revue” And the actor, comedienne and […]

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