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The Missing Links: How to Assault the Magic Kingdom

Storm the Castle. Leave No Gigantic Talking Mouse or Duck Alive. How would you hypothetically attack Cinderella’s castle? By that of course I mean, how would you launch a military war against the fake castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando? You know you wonder that. Well, wonder no more. * In 1909, You Could Fake-Murder Your [...]

How Smokey Bear Helped Win World War II

Only you can prevent forest fires, but only Smokey could help us topple the Axis powers. © CORBIS Forest fires posed a terrifying threat during World War II. Fighting wildfires required huge chunks of precious manpower that otherwise could have been utilized for building tanks or guns. Infernos also swallowed up thousands of acres of wood, a [...]

Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars 2012

(YouTube link) The annual Star Wars weekend at Walt Disney World has come and gone, but the dance-off lives on at YouTube. This year, Chewbacca really got down to LMFAO. -via The Daily What Geek If you like this, wait until you see the grand finale, a medley of pop songs featuring more LMFAO and as many [...]

The Earliest Known Sketches of Mickey Mouse

Image: Walt Disney Family Foundation You’re looking at the earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse, cir. 1928. It’s interesting to note that Walt Disney already had Mickey’s circular ears down pat even in the [...]

10 Secrets from the Wonderful World of Disney

From how to score a cocktail to where to scatter grandma’s ashes, this is your ticket to the real Magic Kingdom. 1. There Are Dead Bodies in the Haunted Mansion (Image credit: Flickr user Joe Penniston) The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland is on e of the scariest places in the park, but not for the reasons you’d [...]

Mickey Mouse, If He Aged Normally

Since his screen debut in 1928, Mickey has not aged thanks to the dark arts taught to him by Walt Disney. But what would happen if he did not have access to overly-trusting interns and the ghastly secrets of the Illuminati? Darick Maasen made this latex sculpture that shows an elderly Mickey Mouse ready for [...]

Leap Day at Disneyland

Disney kept its theme parks open 24 hours straight on February 29th, a promotion they called One More Disney Day. Upper management estimated that Disneyland in California would see about 44,000 visitors that day, and planned accordingly. When Leap Day came, twice that many showed up, and when you add those who first entered Disney [...]

Disney Closes New Habit Heroes Exhibit

Habit Heroes, a new attraction at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World, was scheduled to open on March 5th, but is now postponed indefinitely. The exhibit was designed in partnership with Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Housed inside Innoventions, the park’s futuristic showcase of ideas, Habit Heroes features animated fitness buffs Will Power and Callie Stenics, who [...]

The Time Walt Disney Kidnapped Richard Nixon

President Obama is appearing today at Disney World, which gives us an excuse to discuss the time then-VP Richard Nixon tested out Disneyland’s fancy new monorail. Yes, Walt Disney kidnapped then-Vice President Richard Nixon and his family in 1959 – but it wasn’t exactly a sinister plot. The Nixons were on hand at Disneyland to help [...]

How Mister Rogers Saved the VCR

In 1984, a landmark case laid down a controversial law regarding technology and copyright infringement. Here’s a look back at the “Betamax Case,” including the role Mister Rogers played in the Supreme Court’s decision. FRED PROUSER/REUTERS/Landov For many years in the pre-DVD, pre-streaming era, the Betamax, Sony’s prototype videotape player-recorder, was a punch line. A piece [...]