Rob Plays

Mickey and Minnie Moo

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s Disney found itself in the middle of a small craze when it came to objects and animals with the iconic shape of Mickey Mouse. Most notably it was found on two cows in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. This is the story of Mickey and Minnie Moo. […]

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 […]

Disney’s Failed Cycling Event: The Tour ‘D’ Fun

Today Walt Disney World is known for more than just its rides and hotels. Over the years it has been home to everything from festivals to weddings to birthday parties to tournaments to even sci-fi conventions. Some of those ideas have lasted the test of time and others not so much. One of those ideas […]

How Much Would It Cost to Visit EVERY Disney Park Back to Back?

This week’s video is sponsored by Ye Olde Proppe Shoppe! Over the last nearly 50 years the Disney park offerings have grown and evolved. That first step was taken in 1971 when Walt Disney World opened in central Florida and became the second ever Disney resort. Since then the world has seen Disney parks […]

Disney’s Energy Crisis of 1979

The OPEC Oil Embargo of 1973 caused an energy crisis in the United States that not only hit Walt Disney World hard, but hit the tourism industry as a whole. Luckily they got through it and that kind of thing only happens once in a lifetime, right? It would happen again just six years later […]

Disney’s Energy Crisis of 1973

The history of Disney is peppered with ups and downs much like any other company that’s nearly a century old would be. A lot of the times those downs can be traced back to poor decisions the company made. However sometimes it’s completely out of their hands. The energy crisis of 1973 was one of […]

Disney World’s Nuclear Power Options

Just a couple of weeks ago Disney celebrated the opening of a new 270 acre solar power facility on Walt Disney World property. It’s a fantastic development, but what if Disney wanted to do more? What if they wanted go all out? What if they went with the nuclear option? Special thanks to subscriber Allison […]

When Do Marvel and Star Wars Belong at Disney?

“Marvel and Star Wars don’t belong in the Disney Parks. They’re not Disney.” While it’s perhaps not the overwhelming sentiment when it comes to Disney fandom, it is one that I see often in the parks community, and it’s one that has interested me for a while now. It got me wondering, what makes something […]

Disney’s No-Fly Zone

Disney World and Disneyland are unique in a number of ways. One unique aspect of the parks consists of what is, or more accurately, what isn’t above you: aircraft. Disney World and Disneyland share the unique trait of being some of the only commercial establishments granted a permanent no-fly zone in the United States. Why […]

Disneyland’s 25th Anniversary – 25 Hours of Disneyland

For a few years between 2012 and 2015 Disney would hold annual 24-hour-long events at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. They were a fun way for fans to spend an entire full day at the parks. But did you know there was time Disneyland was open for 25 hours? New here? Be sure to […]