Author Archives: Bill Iadonisi

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EPCOT’s “Fountain of Nations”…

                                                                                                               Since the official opening of Walt Disney Worlds “Fantasyland Expansion” on 12/6/12, Walt Disney World has been in a frantic state of flux since. As any Disneyphile knows, Walt always wanted his park to […]

 

Disney Legend and Animator, Freddie Moore…

                                                                                                                   Even the gifted prophetic Walt Disney could not have foretold the present state of his company. Today, the Walt Disney Company has its tendrils entwined into almost every entertainment, vacation and theme park venues […]

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge-Sneak Peak in Pictures…

I have just returned from an invitation-only preview of Disney’s most anticipated new Land and attractions, Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge on the Planet Batuu. We were allowed four hours to inspect, admire and partake in […]

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Walt Disney’s Pinocchio…

As a Diehard Disney lover, I am above all a Disney traditionalist. I love all the Disney classic cartoon shorts and classic animation features. You can tell anything that Walt was personally involved in. This […]

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The Weather in Walt Disney World

                                                                                                                 Many would say, what makes you know so much about the weather? Well, being a private pilot for many years, I have an intimate knowledge of the medium, after all pilots fly in the […]

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Walt’s biggest action-adventure series-“Zorro”

                                                                                                                 In my last article, I showcased Walt’s amazing and prophetic abilities to know what, who and why things will work. He chose the perfect actor for his action/adventure series “Zorro” His choice of Guy […]

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Guy Williams-Walt’s choice to play Zorro…

                                                                                                                Walt Disney’s phenomenal success and career was due to many factors, and storyteller has to rank in the top of the list. He had an inborn knack for conveying the stories of his own […]

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Walt’s best friend, brother Roy O. Disney…

Of all the characters, Artisans, and friends that Walt Disney had amassed over his long, successful career, none was more important than his own brother, Roy O. Disney. The bond these two men developed over […]

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck…

Donald Duck throughout the years is the only Disney character that has maintained by many, eclipsed Mickey Mouse in popularity. In 2002, Donald Duck was on TV Guides list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters […]

 

Disney, “If I have to explain it to you…”

                                                                                                                   Since January of this year, my articles focused on the “Classic” Disney attractions. Why? because every once in a while I get into the old nostalgia mood. These attractions are what made Disney the […]

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It’s A Small World attraction-Still on guest’ “Bucket List”…

                                                                                                               Here is the quintessential attraction perhaps in all of Disney. “It’s a Small World” is another example of a classic, low tech offering that is made more special in the fact the Walt Disney […]

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Carousel of Progress-Walt’s Favorite…

A few weeks ago in my last article, I was in my usual nostalgic mood right after the Christmas holidays. I talked about the exciting new offerings awaiting guests at Walt Disney World in the […]

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Walt’s Classic “Jungle Cruise”…

The Christmas season has come to an end. As usual, I get a bit behind the times getting back into normalcy. So now I am ready for the new year. What to talk about? Disney […]

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Mickey Mouse-a cure for the Depression…

                                                                                                               It’s hard to believe, but another Christmas season is almost upon us. This mostly Christian annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus is also celebrated by countless millions of non-Christians world-wide. It represents hope […]

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Walt’s “Good Will” Tour, “El Grupo”…

Walt Disney was many things, but most fans perchance do not realize that he was one of America’s biggest patriots and stalwart defenders. This love of country was reveled most evidently just before the United […]