Rob Plays

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 […]

How Did the Walt Disney World Marathon Begin?

If you add up the size of the four Walt Disney World theme parks, they come out to nearly 1000 acres. So it’s no wonder that with all that running around, people sometimes joke about it feeling like you’re running a marathon. However every year, for tens of thousands of people, it literally is running […]

The Time Disney Brought the Main Street Electrical Parade to New York City

The Main Street Electrical Parade is without a doubt a classic staple of the Disney parks. Many fans from all walks of life have fond memories of seeing those iconic floats roll by in Disneyland, Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and… Manhattan? Thanks to Emre for the topic suggestion! New here? Be sure to […]

The Origins of Beverly: The Soda People Love To Hate

Why does the Beverly soda taste so bad? Is it an Italian thing? Do they just like awful soda over there? Where did it come from? Where is it now? Why do die-hard Disney World fans love, or love to hate, Beverly? New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷https://goo.gl/x17zTL My Patreon! ❤https://patreon.com/RobPlays My Disney History […]

The Goofy Games: Disney’s Clever Theme Park Marketing

The Goofy Games were a multi-day sporting event that was held every spring at Walt Disney World. Teams of four from across the country, and later the world, would compete in somewhat silly competitions in what would ultimately be Disney’s own light-hearted Olympics. From afar, nothing about the event seemed that innovative or creative. However […]

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. […]

Alcohol at Disneyland: The Letter vs Spirit of Walt’s Wishes

With the west coast Galaxy’s Edge being located in Disneyland, the news that Oga’s Cantina will be offering alcoholic drinks is a big deal, because with the opening of the cantina next year it will mark the first time in Disneyland’s history that alcohol will be sold to the general public. This decision directly conflicts […]

Behind the Tiki Room: The Origins of Tiki Culture (feat. Disney Dan!)

Between the Enchanted Tiki Room and the Polynesian Village Resort, Disney is no stranger to Tiki Culture, otherwise known by many as Polynesian Pop. How did this trend begin, where did it go, and why is it just so perfect for Disney? Thanks to Ye Olde Proppe Shoppe for sponsoring this week’s video! 🎉https://www.yeoldeproppeshoppe.net/ ❤https://www.etsy.com/shop/YeOldeProppeShoppe […]

How Much Water is Used at Walt Disney World?

Between the water fountains, the regular fountains, the pools, the water rides and toilets, it’s no surprise that Disney World goes through a lot of water on any given day. But just how much water is used at Walt Disney World? To cut straight to the chase, a LOT. According to the RCID 2017 Utilities […]