Author Archives: Scott Wolf

My Disneyland “Fun with Music” treasure

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Thought I’d share my newest treasure. This button that reads “I’ve had Fun with Music” was given to elementary and middle school students in the mid-1970s, who attended a very special private show in Disneyland in the original Fantasyland Theatre (previously the Mickey Mouse Club Theater – about where the Pinocchio attraction and Village Haus […]

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Small World grand opening at Disneyland – this day in 1966

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On this day, May 30, in 1966, people from all over the world joined together under the golden sun at Disneyland for the opening of it’s a small world. The group included children performing groups from America and abroad, and more than 50 consul generals, consuls and vice consuls, representing nations worldwide. Amongst the opening […]

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Alan Young, Disney voice actor passes away

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Sadly, Alan Young passed away on May 18, 2016 at the age of 96. Alan was one of the celebrity guests present at Disneyland for it’s big televised opening day. In 1990, for the park’s 35th anniversary, many of the opening day attendees were invited back as special guests. I took this photo of Alan […]

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Snapshot Sunday: Journey Into Imagination with Figment in Epcot

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The Journey Into Imagination with Figment attraction in Epcot is a fun little ride that I just love. A fun fact is that the little dragon’s voice is that of Mouse Clubhouse friend Dave Goelz, who is best known as the original Muppet performer and voice of Gonzo! To capture this very dark scene, I […]

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Remember Kitchen Kabaret at Epcot in Walt Disney World?

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I thought it would be fun to post this photo I took in Epcot back in 1993. Looong before Soarin’ was in The Land, this Audio Animatronics variety show, Kitchen Kabaret, made audiences chuckle with good nutrition humor. Pictured are Ham and Eggz, who offered up lots of “cheesy” jokes. While Mr. Hamm reminds people […]

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Snapshot Sunday: Great Movie Ride (For Disney’s Hollywood Studios anniversary)

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Since today is the anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which opened on May 1, 1989, I thought I’d choose a photo from that park for today’s Snapshot Sunday. This scene out of the Great Movie Ride takes you out of Kansas and sets you on the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy and her new friends. […]

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Historic Disney photographer

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What a wonderful day I had with Renie Bardeau, pouring through some of the historic photographs he took during his 39 year career with Disney! I’ll post his interview in the near future!

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened on this day in 1998

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On this April 22, 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened at the Walt Disney World Resort. Not coincidentally, it was Earth Day! Today it is one of the largest animal theme parks in the world. Home to more than 2,000 animals across 300 species, the park reflects Walt Disney’s dedication to conservation and is committed to animal care, education […]

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Snapshot Sunday: Monsters, Inc. at Disney California Adventure

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Today’s photo is a scene from the Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! attraction in Disney California Adventure. Disney sure has seemed to have perfected the art of making you feel like you’re in the middle of one of their animated films, and the Monster’s Inc. attraction is chock full of beautiful scenes! […]

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Disney’s music man Stan Freese retires after 43 years

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After 43 years, Stan Freese is retiring from Disney today. Stan began his career in the Walt Disney World band for the resort’s opening in 1971 and he became their first band leader! He soon moved to Disneyland where he led the Disneyland band and even fronted his own Disneyland big band at Carnation Plaza […]

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