Celebrating 60 Years of Annette Funicello

Everyone within the Disney blogosphere knows that this year is Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration. Well, it’s not the only one. In 1955, the Mickey Mouse Club became an American phenomenon, and at the center of it was Annette Funicello. This year at D23, you have a chance to celebrate the life of this extraordinary person. In celebration … Read more

Toon Lagoon at IOA: The Trail to a Great Work Environment

What Qualities Do You Look For In The Place You Work At? At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, there are two comics that intertwine in Toon Lagoon. While seen, most guests seldom stop to study them. To most, they are simply incidental theming to the park. But they offer a couple of great thoughts about creating … Read more

Facing an Uncertain Future at the Tower of Terror

Lessons From the Tower of Terror Are Just a Part of the Insights From My New Book, Disney’s Hollywood Studios: From Show Biz to Your Biz This week is the 25th Silver Anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In tribute to this remarkable park, we’re capturing some of the amazing details many guests never see. This … Read more