Rob Plays

Why is the Speedway in Tomorrowland?

So why is the Tomorrowland Speedway in Tomorrowland in Walt Disney World? Cars aren’t futuristic. They weren’t in 1971 when the ride opened either. It doesn’t make any sense! Actually, it kind of does. New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷 My Disney Podcast! 🎧 Follow me on Twitter! 📱 (Visited 1 times, 1 visits […]

The Carousel of Progress | Walt Disney at the World’s Fair

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is an attraction that has had different names, different homes, different casts, and even different theme songs. Yet despite all of the change over the years, it’s core theme of celebrating progress still rings true today just as much as it did when it premiered right in this spot back […]

The Rob Plays Adventure Co! [New Vlog Channel!]

Today I’m excited to announce a new channel that I’ve created called The Rob Plays Adventure Co! It will be the home of my future vlogs from not just the Disney parks, but anywhere else we happen to vlog! It’ll also be a platform for videos I might make that fall outside of the Disney […]

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 […]

Why Did George Lucas Sell Star Wars to Disney?

Later this week LucasFilm will be releasing The Last Jedi, the newest film in the Star Wars saga, with many more films planned for the years ahead. This wouldn’t have been possible without George Lucas choosing to sell his company to Disney. So today I want to talk about why he picked Disney to sell […]

The Disney Institute: The Disney School That Failed

Sometimes the idea just don’t work. The Disney Institute is one of those times. If you’ve never heard of the Disney Institute, that’s OK. Out of Disney World’s 46 year long history the Disney Institute was only really public facing for about 5. Even then, it was an often overlooked part of the Disney World […]

Disney VR Rides: When’s the Right Time?

VR roller coasters are starting to show up in theme parks and amusement parks around the world. Is the technology ready for VR rides, and if so, when should Disney jump on board? New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷 My Disney Podcast! 🎧 Follow me on Twitter! 📱 (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Roy Disney Considered Buying Disney & Selling the Parks

Did you know that at one point in 1984, Roy E. Disney was considering a takeover of the Disney company that included selling off some of the theme parks? In early 1984 Disney was facing a potential hostile takeover by by a corporate raider, and of the many options considered by both Disney and Roy, […]

Disney’s Failed Trash Plant: The Solid Waste Energy Conversion Plant

While Walt’s original dream of EPCOT died with him, Walt Disney Productions would go on to build his Florida resort and in the process they would still experiment with new ways to build and maintain the property. In the 1980s one of those experiments would be a new power plant co-funded by the US government. […]

Disney’s CMO: Chief Magic Official

It was January of 2008 and Disney was in the midst of their Year of a Million Dreams marketing campaign. As the name of the campaign implies, it involved giving away one million dreams (or prizes) over the course of a year. One of them, done in partnership with CareerBuilder was earning the role of […]