Rob Plays

Disney’s Energy Crisis of 1973

The history of Disney is peppered with ups and downs much like any other company that’s nearly a century old would be. A lot of the times those downs can be traced back to poor decisions the company made. However sometimes it’s completely out of their hands. The energy crisis of 1973 was one of […]

Disney World’s Nuclear Power Options

Just a couple of weeks ago Disney celebrated the opening of a new 270 acre solar power facility on Walt Disney World property. It’s a fantastic development, but what if Disney wanted to do more? What if they wanted go all out? What if they went with the nuclear option? Special thanks to subscriber Allison […]

When Do Marvel and Star Wars Belong at Disney?

“Marvel and Star Wars don’t belong in the Disney Parks. They’re not Disney.” While it’s perhaps not the overwhelming sentiment when it comes to Disney fandom, it is one that I see often in the parks community, and it’s one that has interested me for a while now. It got me wondering, what makes something […]

Disney’s No-Fly Zone

Disney World and Disneyland are unique in a number of ways. One unique aspect of the parks consists of what is, or more accurately, what isn’t above you: aircraft. Disney World and Disneyland share the unique trait of being some of the only commercial establishments granted a permanent no-fly zone in the United States. Why […]

Disneyland’s 25th Anniversary – 25 Hours of Disneyland

For a few years between 2012 and 2015 Disney would hold annual 24-hour-long events at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. They were a fun way for fans to spend an entire full day at the parks. But did you know there was time Disneyland was open for 25 hours? New here? Be sure to […]

The Case of the Missing Dolphin Light (Part 1?)

Disney built Cinderella Castle, The Tower of Terror, and Expedition Everest in Walt Disney World with a height of under 200 feet to intentionally avoid having to place a blinking light at the top. The Dolphin Resort at Disney World is over 250 feet tall… so where’s the light? New here? Be sure to subscribe! […]

POGs at Disneyland

Disneyland is a classic American staple and has been since it opened in 1955. Just saying the name, Disneyland, evokes the images of Mickey Mouse and the famous Matterhorn Bobsleds and… POGs. New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷https://goo.gl/x17zTL My Patreon! ❤https://patreon.com/RobPlays My Disney History Book List! 📚https://www.robplays.com/books/ My Disney Podcast! 🎧http://ttapodcast.com Follow me on […]

What Does a YEAR on a Disney Cruise Cost?

I just recently experience my first Disney Cruise this past week, and as I was on line to disembark at the end of the weekend, I thought: I really don’t want to leave this ship. If only I could just book another cruise starting today and turn right around. It got me thinking. What if […]

Disney’s High-Speed Railroad Stop That Never Happened

In 2003 Disney played a game of chicken with the state of Florida and Universal Studios that had billions of dollars on the line. Disney won and then in 2004 they lost along with everyone else. New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷https://goo.gl/x17zTL My Patreon! ❤https://patreon.com/RobPlays My Disney History Book List! 📚https://www.robplays.com/books/ My Disney Podcast! […]

The Mutoscopes of Walt Disney World

This is a Mutoscope. If you’ve ever popped into the Walt Disney World Railroad Station at Main Street USA, you’ve probably seen them. They make for fun little interactive elements in the park, but beyond that they’re also a real piece of film history. New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷https://goo.gl/x17zTL My Patreon! ❤https://patreon.com/RobPlays My […]