I’m not going to waste time saying how expensive Disney is, because everyone already knows it is. Instead, without further ado, here are some tips on how an Intelliguest would go about saving money at Disney World.
Walt Disney made 4 exhibits for the 1964 World’s Fair. Walt worked hard to get sponsors for his exhibits, a practice that continues in Disney World to this day. In the end, Disney made a car exhibit sponsored by Ford, a Carousel of Progress sponsored […]
Walt Disney was an incredibly obstinate man. His loyal big brother, Roy, somehow managed to deal with it. Whenever Roy asked Walt to keep costs down, he would impatiently say ‘I make the movies, you get the money. Just get us the money!’ And, somehow, […]
Did you know that Walt Disney’s life was a series of failures? That even after huge, groundbreaking successes like Snow White, his company was often on the verge of financial ruin? It’s natural to think people like Walt Disney had it easy, but that is rarely the case. I recently found out all this and so many more fascinating details- all through an ultimately happy run-in with a terrible book. (more…)
Ah Disney pins… Such a sweet addiction! There are thousands upon thousands to choose from, and more are added every year. I am not an avid pin collector, bent on collecting whole sets or hard-to-find pins. There is one criteria, and one criteria only for whether or not I want a pin: Do I like it? If you are anything like me, you have grown a collection of pins over the years (or even from a single visit!). I love having the pins, but I realized recently that although I have many cute and pretty pins, they spend almost their entire lives tucked away on felt in a box. I wondered, how could I put my lovely pins to better use? Read on for my ideas on displaying Disney Pins. (more…)
The average theme park relies on thrill rides to keep guests coming back. But at Disney, it’s so much more than that. Something that really stands out at Disney World is their employees. Just the Disney name for them says a lot: they aren’t simply ’employees’, […]
Saturday morning we arose bright and early to get to Disney Studios by opening time. Unfortunately, I underestimated the amount of time it would take me to get ready with my Leia Disneybound, and we ended up arriving just after opening. It was only 10 minutes after opening time, but Rock ‘n Roller Coaster already had a 40 minute wait time! We turned away in disgust to ride Tower of Terror instead, first on standby and again with Fastpasses. Afterwards we rode Star Tours a couple times. Considering the outfit I was wearing, I was really hoping they would choose me as the rebel spy- that is, after all, exactly what Leia is in A New Hope. Sadly, whoever chooses the rebel spy (robot?? Bored cast member?? Blind frog??) did not consider me worthy of rebel spy status. (more…)