September 24, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jim Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990), we still miss you.

September 22, 2012

Veterans Reunite, Attend Flag Retreat Ceremony at Magic Kingdom Park

About 60 veterans of the United States Navy destroyer USS John R. Pierce recently joined us at the Walt Disney World Resort for a special reunion. The group not only visited the park but also attended and participated in a flag retreat ceremony at Magic Kingdom Park. One of the veterans, Dick Brennan, helped lower the flag and then carried it down Main Street U.S.A., with other crew members. Among the other veterans of the USS John R. Pierce attending the reunion was John T. Pierce, son of John R. Pierce, who served on the ship named for his father from 1955 to 1957. The veterans at the ceremony served between 1944-1967. Many stayed to watch that evening's fireworks. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog:

Space Shuttle Endeavour Treats Guests to 'Ferry Flight' Over the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort is the perfect place to spot a fairy flying in the sky, but today "fairy flight" took on new meaning. The space shuttle Endeavour, atop a 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), flew over the Disneyland Resort, treating park guests and cast members to a glimpse of the shuttle's "ferry flight," as it travels to its permanent home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The Endeavour's final mission began at Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Fla., on Wednesday, where shortly after takeoff it buzzed by the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Today's fly over was an amazing moment of history and bittersweet as the space shuttle program comes to an end. Thank you, NASA -- today you were the ones who made dreams come true here at the Happiest Place on Earth. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog:

September 19, 2012

Final Flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Special Flyover at Walt Disney World Resort

In a place where fairies fly, Space Shuttle Endeavour made a "ferry flight" today, mounted atop a NASA-modified 747 airliner. The historic flight took place in the early morning hours and was a space-explorer surprise for early-rising guests across Walt Disney World Resort. As part of its flight path, Endeavour soared over the Magic Kingdom Park and could be seen from various points across property. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog:

September 17, 2012

Ben Folds Five and Fraggle Rock "DO IT ANYWAY" [Official Video]

The Official Music Video for "Do It Anyway," the first track from Ben Folds Five's much anticipated album THE SOUND OF THE LIFE OF THE MIND...featuring the Fraggles from Jim Henson's "Fraggle Rock"! Also starring Rob Corddry, Anna Kendrick & Chris Hardwick.

September 11, 2012

D23 Presents Armchair Archivist: Disney Monorails

In this episode of D23 Presents Armchair Archivist, Josh and Melody take a ride on the Disneyland Monorail and meet up with Disney Legend Bob Gurr. From the initial planning stages to the Monorail System's ribbon cutting, Bob shares some of his favorite moments about designing (and driving!) one of Disney's most iconic modes of transportation!