Category Archives: Disney

More From Jim Korkis

Recently I mentioned that Disney author/historian Jim Korkis has released two new books —  Vault of Walt Volume 9: Halloween Edition and Hidden Treasures of the Disney Cruise Line. From the Embarrassment of Riches Department — Jim is also releasing  Secret Stories of EXTINCT Walt Disney World. Like so much of our lives today, it was

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How Mickey Mouse is Coping with COVID-19

The last time I visited Walt Disney World was January of this year. Since I knew WDW, and actually all Disney parks, shut down worldwide due to the pandemic, I haven’t given much thought to planning a trip back. But even though COVID-19 is still raging, the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks reopened on July 11, with

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The Charitable Side of Collecting

My friends know I’m a Disney collector.  For almost thirty years, I’ve belonged to the Disneyana Fan Club (DFC, originally the NFFC, http://www.disneyanafanclub.org/), and it’s been a very rewarding experience on many levels.  I know most people have their outside interests and passions, but I also realize occasionally these passions can get a bit… extreme. 

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Meet Garner Holt

The clincher was a visit to Disneyland.  Garner Holt had always been fascinated with figures and motion; he made his first animated show — a carrot and a cucumber — when he was six years old.  Then he found the August, 1963 edition of National Geographic magazine with a picture of Walt Disney showed his

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Disneyana Fan Club Convention Flashback — Conserving Animation Art

This year’s Disneyana Fan Club DisneyanaMania Convention is now less than a week away, so today I’m excerpting parts of one of my favorite convention presentations.  In 2006, Ron Stark of S/R Labs explained how to preserve and restore valuable collectibles, information that is always timely.  For more information about this year’s convention, visit http://www.disneyanafanclub.org/content/disneyanamania-2016-wednesday-july-13-through-saturday-july-16-2016 This

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Some Personal Disney Memories

How big an influence has Disney had on my life?  Uncle Walt was personally responsible for two of the most unusual experiences of my childhood. I remember my first Disney memory was watching the “Disneyland” TV show.   It was an episode of Davy Crockett fighting Indians under General Andrew Jackson, so it must have been

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“More of the Story” — An Insider’s Disney Tale

This time of the summer means I’m between Disney events.  Our local Dayton Disneyana show was June 10-12, and our national DisneyanaMania Convention is coming up July 13-15 in Anaheim, CA (actually Garden Grove).  If that piques your interest, all the information is on the club’s website, http://www.disneyanafanclub.org/home, under the Events tab.  For a quick

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