Rob Plays

Why Did Epcot Open with Five Rides?

Celebrating it’s 35th anniversary this year, Epcot is iconic and beloved by many. Today it has a lot of unique experiences and festivals to offer. When it opened in 1982 however it was lacking in the rides department, only starting with five. For a $1.4 billion park, why weren’t there more? New here? Be sure […]

Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream – We Can Do Better

Subscriber Andres Gutierrez says, “I’d like to ask for your thoughts on the changes coming to One Man’s Dream? Is this change for the better or worse?” So this week I wanted to talk about One Man’s Dream or what will soon be known as Walt Disney Presents. One Man’s Dream was great, but it’s […]

Would EPCOT Have Worked?

There are two Epcots. The Epcot most guests know is the theme park in Disney World with the “big silver golf ball” and people who like to drink around the world. The other Epcot, however, is the original EPCOT. The Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow. New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷 My Disney Podcast! […]

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 […]

How Chinatown Became the Tiki Room

Did you know that the Enchanted Tiki Room in Disneyland is rooted in an idea for a Chinese food restaurant off Main Street? Weird right? New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷 My Disney Podcast! 🎧 Follow me on Twitter! 📱 (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Disney Fans Shouldn’t Have a Say in the Parks

Are guest opinions wrong? I try to tackle the topic while answering a subscriber question about whether or not it would work if future park changes were put to a vote. New here? Be sure to subscribe! ▶ My Disney Podcast! ▶ Follow me on Twitter! ▶ Follow me on Instagram! ▶ (Visited 1 times, […]

The Universal Film Shot at Disneyland: 40 Pounds of Trouble

Did you know that the first film shot at Disneyland wasn’t a Disney film, but a Universal film? The movie was called 40 Pounds of Trouble, starring Tony Curtis and featured a third act that was set all around Walt’s park! New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷 My Patreon! ❤ My Disney History Book […]

Failure of the Go Network: A Two Billion Dollar Mistake

Sometimes ideas go well. Sometimes ideas don’t go so well, but have a happy ending anyway. And sometimes, well sometimes ideas just fail. Such was the case with Disney’s attempt at establishing dominance in the budding world of the internet with What was and why did it fail? New here? Be sure to […]

A Brief History of Rose Gold

Rose Gold. It’s seemingly everywhere these days. The Disney parks are especially going through a period of Rose Gold mania, but even outside of Disney the color is experiencing a new wave of popularity. So what is Rose Gold, where did it come from, and why is it so popular? New here? Be sure to […]

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 […]