Rob Plays

Mickey Mouse vs The Rockettes: Disney Summer Magic

In 1985 Disney was looking for new ways to show the world the face of the new and improved Walt Disney Productions. That meant more films, more projects, and more new ideas. As it turned out one of those ideas, set in New York City, would ruffle a few feathers, specifically the feathers of the […]

History of the Vibrating Exercise Belt: Didn’t Work Then, Doesn’t Work Now

If you’ve ever ridden the Carousel of Progress, currently located at Walt Disney World, you’ll come across a scene in the 1940’s in which John’s daughter, Patty, is using an old vibrating exercise machine to shed a few inches before her big Halloween party. As John points out, it doesn’t actually work and never did. […]

How Long Would It Take To Watch EVERYTHING on Disney Plus? (Launch Day)

Just the other day, as part of the marketing for the soon-to-launch Disney Plus streaming service, Disney released a full list of every title that will be available to stream on launch day. A lot of people are already starting to think about what they’ll watch first, what they’ll re-watch for the first time in […]

How Much Candy is a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Ticket Worth?

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an annual event that takes place at the Magic Kingdom in September and October. As the name implies, it’s a Halloween party that’s, well, not so scary. One of the selling points of the event is that you can go around the Magic Kingdom and trick-or-treat. It got […]

Cleaning Disney’s Water with Plants: The Water Hyacinth Project

Disney’s Water Hyacinth Project was and idea to take perhaps one of the region’s most unwanted plants and use it as a force for good for the environment. In a way, it captured the spirit of EPCOT Center perfectly, before there even was an EPCOT Center. New here? Be sure to subscribe! 🔷 My Patreon! […]

Losing at Galaxy’s Edge: The Datapad & Smuggler’s Run (Opinion)

Earlier this year I made an op-ed video about interactive experiences at the Walt Disney World theme parks and how I felt they were lacking when it came to offering any kind of real challenge for guests looking for one. Now that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is open, and along with it Smuggler’s Run and […]

How Fast Does Spaceship Earth Travel Through Time?

Spaceship Earth is an Epcot classic that takes guests on a journey through the history of communication. It is one of the many attractions that makes use of the popular omnimover ride system, and we know that it travels at a rate of around 1.2 miles per hour, or 1.9 km/h. But what I want […]

The Short-Lived EPCOT Magazine (The TV Show)

In the early 1980’s, Disney was gearing up for a new company venture. Pay television was still in its relative infancy and Disney was willing to bet big on themselves with the idea that they had enough quality content to make a premium subscription channel work. It’d be The #DisneyChannel, and among its many original […]

The Walt Disney World Speedway and the Indy 200

Walt Disney World was always more than just theme parks. Even back in the 70’s when it first opened it offered guests other activities like golf, camping, and boating. It was just a way to round out a vacation destination. Many people made trips out to Daytona for the Daytona 500. Well, Disney had an […]

The Failed Disney Mobile Phone Service

Disney is no stranger to dipping their toes into a new venture. Walt himself took the company from animated shorts to features, to live action films, and even to theme parks. Decades later the company would explore everything from retail stores to cruise lines to state fairs. So when the cell phone industry began to […]