Technology

Ten Disney World Apps to Know

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April 6, 2014
My Disney Experience

Back in July, 2012 I wrote an article, Disney App-tastic, on great apps to use to make your Walt Disney World (WDW) vacation better.  As technology rolls on, so does that list.  Here’s an updated list of 10 apps to know when visiting WDW.  Please also reference my original list as most of those...
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Marty Sklar Inventive Geniuis Lecture Chicago

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March 13, 2014
Marty Sklar Inventive Geniuis Lecture Chicago

On Sunday, February 16th, I had the pleasure to attend an “Inventive Genius” lecture at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago with Marty Sklar!! (http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/events/marty-sklar/) Let me just start off by saying, I was a total fan-girl attending this event! I had learned about it a few months ago, and anxiously awaited the...
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Going Back To Disney’s Future

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March 13, 2013
Going Back To Disney’s Future

  My first trip to Walt Disney World was twenty-two years ago. Needless to say a lot has changed since then from music, to fashions in clothing, and hairstyles. We’ve seen some new attractions come to Walt Disney World and we’ve seen some go but, there are still some old favorites that remain and...
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Walt & Chicago….Did You Know?

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February 12, 2013
SheddAquarium

Hi friends!! Happy February to each and every one of you! Winter has finally hit Chicago with freezing cold temps and some snowfall one day, and then rain and blustery winds the next…making me daydream of warm weather in Florida and my beloved Walt Disney World! Sorry it’s been a while since I have...
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An Imagineering Legends Quiz

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October 19, 2012
An Imagineering Legends Quiz

Recently I have been enjoying one of my many treasures I hauled off from Mickey’s of Glendale at the Walt Disney Imagineering campus in Glendale, California last summer.  Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends and The Genesis of the Disney Theme Park by Jeff Kurtti is a thorough look at thirty legendary talents assembled by Walt Disney himself to...
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Walt’s Art of Animation

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July 12, 2012
Walt’s Art of Animation

Walt Disney is not the inventor of imagination, but his imagination led to the invention of many innovations. Walt wanted sound to accompany his cartoons, but the symphony director had trouble keeping time with the pictures. Walt’s solution? Print a ball on the sound track and on the film and bounce it to the...
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Disney App-tastic

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July 8, 2012
Disney App-tastic

Nowadays almost nothing can be as helpful as a good smartphone app when you are planning your visit and even after you arrive.  I’ve put together a collection of some of the most helpful apps I’ve found for a visit to Walt Disney World. Planning And Park Guide Apps Disney World Lines – Touring...
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It All Started with a Bird…Audio-Animatronics

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September 23, 2011
It All Started with a Bird…Audio-Animatronics

Walt Disney once explained that an Audio-Animatronic was “sound and animation through electronics.”  For more than five decades, the sights and sounds of Audio-Animatronics have thrilled Disney Park guests with incredible three-dimensional animation.  Despite what you have heard that it all started with a mouse,  Disney Audio-Animatronics started actually with a bird.  An antique mechanical, singing,...
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Cars 2: The Video Game – What is C.H.R.O.M.E.?

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May 13, 2011

What do you get when you combine Disney Pixar’s Cars, video gaming, and international espionage? That’s right – Cars 2: The Video Game! Cars 2: The Video Game features favorite Cars characters as they complete thrilling spy adventures. And, it wouldn’t be a Cars video game without some racing. At the heart of Cars...
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Inside the Magical Mouse Radio Studios!

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April 20, 2011
Inside the Magical Mouse Radio Studios!

As Disney fans, I think we all like to take a peek “behind-the-scenes” to see how things really work.  I know that on each Walt Disney World Vacation that I have taken lately, I like to schedule at least one “tour” during my trip.  It is a great way to see the parks and...
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