Author Archives: Bill Iadonisi

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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride-A complete History…

                                                                                               There is perhaps no Disney fan who has a love of Disney History, classic attractions, animated feature films and the iconic Mickey Mouse shorts then myself. Don’t misunderstand, I still love the new offerings, […]

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Roy O. Disney-Walt’s Best Friend…

I must admit, I’m a bit behind my time with this article. The last few months have been, to say the least hectic. With my daughters’ wedding now past, my wife finally got called back […]

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Morty and Ferdie-Mickey’s “Forgotten” Nephews…

Here it is, the beginning of March and my favorite place on the planet, Walt Disney World recently announced it is extending the reservation system to gain entry to the parks. Just when will all […]

 

Disney Springs-Walt Disney World’s “Fifth Park?”…

Ever since this area of Walt Disney World opened on March 22nd, 1975 and given the moniker “Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village”, it has continued to evolve and be re-imagined perhaps as much if not […]

 

Mickey Mouse-Why did Walt Create Him?…

 It is hard to believe that Christmas, 2020 is only a few weeks away. Most in the country will not mourn the passing of this gloomy and for many, a sad year. As the country […]

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The History of Christmas at Disneyland and Walt Disney World…

In a few days, Halloween will be here, then Thanksgiving and finally the big one, Christmas. But the year 2020 for most of America, is a year we can’t wait for passing. The Covid crisis […]

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The Ambassadors of Main Street- The Dapper Dans…

Although it appears as this Corona virus is beginning to be winding down in many ways, Walt Disney World, abet opened is still in a “Phased Opening” mode. Our favorite place in the world is […]

 

Splash Mountain-Should it be re-imagined?…

Last week I decided to ask the question, “Should Disney re-Imaging Splash Mountain?” However, in order to make a rational and informed decision, the movie that inspired the attraction, “Song of the South” must be […]

 

Should Splash Mountain be re-imagined…

I have never disagreed with what Disney has planned, offered, re-imagined, removed or added since writing about everything Disney since 2005. Remember when Disney was going to add Captain Jack Sparrow and other characters from […]

 

If Florida was not Chosen…

After about four long months, Walt Disney World is finally re-opening, abet in a more measured, and convoluted way, due to the covid19 virus. Yesterday the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom bowed in and in […]

 

Disney and the Fall Holiday Season-Perfect Together…

Due to the covid-19 virus, most of the World has shuttered itself, including the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland and all sister parks worldwide. It is a hard time for Disney lovers around the world, […]

 

Mickey’s Christmas Carol…

                                                                                                                Another Christmas season is upon us, and for me my inner child, like the phoenix rises from the ashes of adulthood to embrace this magical season. Enjoying the season like a kid, I also […]

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Walt Disney’s original classic, “Dumbo”…

Here is the first Disney Classic that has been rebooted from animation to live actors, and photo-realistically computer generated images. Following this re imagined film was Disney’s “Aladdin” premiering on May 24th, the “Lion King”, […]

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Walt’s 1955 “Lady and the Tramp- A retrospect…

As any Disney fan knows, the Company has been on a cinematic reboot frenzy for the last few years. Disney has been taking some of its classic animated features and rebooting them into live active […]

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Disney’s new “Skyliner” First Impression…

On Wednesday, September 25th, we were given a sneak-peak and ride of Disney’s newest addition to its already proficient transportation system, the gondola transportation system, the Disney Skyliner. Although for many millions of guests, this […]