Rob Plays

Carousel of Progress: Who Was Little Egypt?

If you’ve ever ridden Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, then you might recall John’s son looking at Little Egypt doing the hootchy-kootchy in the first scene. Who was Little Egypt, and what was the hootchy-kootchy? New here? Be sure to subscribe! đź”· My Patreon! ❤ My Disney History Book List! đź“š My Disney Podcast! 🎧 […]

Flying Saucers & Dancing Soda: A Brief History of Sci-Fi and Drive-Ins

One of my favorite elements of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. It transports guests back to the golden age of drive-in movie theaters and features a 47-minute long reel that plays on the big screen which includes film trailers, newsreels, and animated shorts. Today we’re going to look at the history […]

How Crowded is the Haunted Mansion?

If you’ve ridden the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World, you might recall that your Ghost Host at one point shoots off the fact that the mansion features 999 happy haunts, but that there’s room for a thousand. He even lets you know that you can make final arrangements at the end of the tour […]

EPCOT Center’s Honor Roll

When Epcot Center opened in 1982, it was unique. While it wasn’t Walt Disney’s city of the future, it did manage to avoid becoming a second Magic Kingdom. It blended theme park and World’s Fair into one, all with a Disney touch. As it would turn out, the novelty of that unique park didn’t last […]

What Did Toy Story Land Cost Andy To Build?

Toy Story Land is a pretty solid land that sticks to Disney’s history of giving everything they build a backstory. The backstory of Toy Story Land is that it’s a little toy amusement park that Andy built in his backyard using his toys. Today I want to take a look at what it cost to […]

Why Does Disney World Water Taste Bad?

If you’ve ever been to Walt Disney World, you might have at one time or another gone for a drink of water at one of the many water fountains on property. And if you have, there’s a chance you’ve experienced the, uh, unique taste of the water. So, why does Disney World water taste so […]

The President’s Inaugural Bands Parade at EPCOT Center

Epcot at Walt Disney World is a unique theme park with a unique history. Beyond its origins as a planned city of the future, it’s been home to everything from popular festivals to interesting stages shows. It also has the distinction of being a Disney theme park that was home to a presidential inaugural parade. […]

Disney, Burger King, and McDonald’s in the 1990’s

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The Lack of Losing at Walt Disney World (Opinion)

Interactive experiences at the Walt Disney World theme parks are nothing new. Today the parks offer everything from mobile games to help pass the time on lines to interactive quests around the parks to rides themselves that are digital games. No matter where you look, interactivity is growing at Disney. You can’t lose. Literally though, […]

Epcot’s First Festival: WorldFest

While today the park sees more days with a festival than it does without, that wasn’t always the norm. There was a time when the concept was still new, and that was in 1984. As it turned out, Florida locals visiting Walt Disney World didn’t feel the need to revisit Epcot the way they did […]