Rob Plays

Goosebumps’ Short-Lived Show at Walt Disney World

It is now December and the holidays are right around the corner, and so naturally I think it’s time to talk about Goosebumps! More specifically, we’re going to look at the Goosebumps HorrorLand Fright Show and FunHouse which ran for just one year at Disney-MGM Studios in the late 1990’s! New here? Be sure to […]

Charityland 2018 (Sunday, December 9th at 5pm!)

Who would have though that Avengers: End Game would be the SECOND biggest trailer to drop today? Join us over at Defunctland this Sunday at 5pm ET for a seven hour live stream holiday spectacular, where we’ll be raising money for Give Kids the World Village! Kevin, Disney Dan, and I will be co-hosting as […]

Why Aren’t There More Monorails at Walt Disney World?

The monorail is an iconic part of the Disney experience, and for good reason. However one question I’ve gotten from subscribers many times over the years is “Why stop at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot? Why isn’t there a monorail to Hollywood Studios or the Animal Kingdom or more resorts? Where are all the monorails? […]

What Was The Disney Stop?

When you think of Disney and Main Street, you probably think of the original classic Main Street USA in Disneyland, or perhaps the follow-up version in Orlando Florida. However did you know that for just under a year, on a little known project, we almost got a Disney Main Street in South Carolina? New here? […]

Disney’s Failed State Fair

When Walt Disney set out to create Disneyland, he wanted to build a park that both children and adults could enjoy. He looked to state fairs and carnivals, not as models to be emulated, but as examples to be avoided. So it seemed a little odd when in 1996 The Walt Disney Company decided “Hey, […]

Barbie at Epcot: The Magical World of Barbie

In 1993 and 1994 Disney fans were given an unusual pairing of brands when Mattel and Disney teamed up to bring The Magical World of Barbie to Epcot 94′, of all places. Why Barbie, and why Epcot? 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 […]

The Blockbuster Theme Park That Almost Happened

A new project was coming to southern Florida and it would be the largest entertainment undertaking in Florida since Disney themselves first came to the state decades before. Featuring sports stadiums, shopping districts, offices, hotels, and even a theme park, it would have dwarfed the likes of Universal Studios. The company behind it all? Blockbuster. […]

Rides with Screens and How to Improve Them (Opinion)

If you’ve been to either a Disney or Universal theme park in the last decade or so, odds are you’ve come across an attraction that makes heavy use of screens. They’re nothing new, but in past they were more often used as supplements. But lately it seems like there’s been a growing trend of new […]

Celebration Florida: Disney’s Not So Perfect Town

When Celebration saw its first residents move into town during the summer of 1996, everything seemed great. The town center was beautiful, the houses looked idyllic, the streets cozy and inviting. It was figuratively a Main Street USA that you could actually live in. However it wouldn’t be long before the flaws and troubles of […]

Celebration Florida: Building Disney’s Perfect Town

People love Walt Disney World. So much so that it’s estimated over 50 million people visit the resort every year. Some people love it SO much that they wish they could live there. In the 1990’s Disney granted that wish when they created the town of Celebration Florida. Today we’re going to explain the origins […]