Disney Parks Podcast http://disneyparkspodcast.com All the Disney Parks in One Podcast Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 http://disneyparkspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DisneyParksPodcast_Logo1_icon-100x100.png Disney Parks Podcast http://disneyparkspodcast.com 32 32 The Disney Podcast about all the Disney Parks - and everything in between. This is not your ordinary podcast. The Disney Parks Podcast is all about Disney, you, and having fun. Here at DPP we bring you the news and rumors from all the Disney Parks around the globe - live events, interviews with your favorite Disney Community Guests and lots of fun! This podcast is brought to you by Tony from DisneybyTheNumb3rs.com and co-host Parkhopper John from WDWparkhoppers.com<br /> <br /> Do you have questions, comments or show topic ideas? We would love to hear from you. <br /> Give us a call at 407-476-8898 or email us at DisneyParksPodcast@gmail.com.com. We want to hear from you! Tony Caselnova & Parkhopper John clean Tony Caselnova & Parkhopper John dbtn@me.com dbtn@me.com (Tony Caselnova & Parkhopper John) Copyright © Disney Parks Podcast 2016 Disney Parks Podcast - All the Disney Parks in One Podcast Disney Parks Podcast http://disneyparkspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/144x144.png http://disneyparkspodcast.com disneyparkspodcast@gmail.com The Disney Podcast about all the Disney Parks - and everything in between. This is not your ordinary podcast. The Disney Parks Podcast is all about Disney, you, and having fun. Here at DPP we bring you the news and rumors from all the Disney Parks around the globe - live events, interviews with your favorite Disney Community Guests and lots of fun! This podcast is brought to you by Tony from DisneybyTheNumb3rs.com and co-host Parkhopper John from WDWparkhoppers.com Do you have questions, comments or show topic ideas? We would love to hear from you. Give us a call at 407-476-8898 or email us at DisneyParksPodcast@gmail.com.com. We want to hear from you! Orlando, Florida Twice a week Disney Parks Podcast Show #396 – Disney News For The Week Of September 18, 2017 - Disney Parks Podcast http://disneyparkspodcast.com/disney-parks-podcast-show-396-disney-news-week-september-18-2017/ http://disneyparkspodcast.com/disney-parks-podcast-show-396-disney-news-week-september-18-2017/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:29 +0000 http://disneyparkspodcast.com/?p=6571 In this episode, Tony and Parkhopper John discuss which Broadway show is heading to Shanghai Disney, holiday celebrations around Walt Disney World, Disney After Hours returns, and so much more!

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http://disneyparkspodcast.com/disney-parks-podcast-show-396-disney-news-week-september-18-2017/feed/ 0 In this episode, Tony and Parkhopper John discuss which Broadway show is heading to Shanghai Disney, holiday celebrations around Walt Disney World, Disney After Hours returns, and so much more! Disney Parks Podcast Show #395 – Disney News For The Week Of September 12, 2017<br /> <br /> In this episode, Tony and Parkhopper John discuss which Broadway show is heading to Shanghai Disney, holiday celebrations around Walt Disney World, Disney After Hours returns, and so much more!<br /> <br /> <br /> Show Notes, Links and Comments http://disneyparkspodcast.com/category/podcasts/<br /> <br /> Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-476-8898<br /> <br /> Visit http://disneyparkspodcast.com for our Disney blog, videos, events and more!<br /> <br /> Support us at https://www.patreon.com/disneyparkspodcast<br /> <br /> Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyPodcaster<br /> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyParksPodcast/<br /> YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyPKPodcast Tony Caselnova & Parkhopper John - All the Disney parks in ONE Podcast clean 1:00:19
Paddlefish Restaurant-A new take on an old favorite By Bill Iadonisi - Disney Parks Podcast http://disneyparkspodcast.com/paddlefish-restaurant-new-take-old-favorite-bill-iadonisi/ http://disneyparkspodcast.com/paddlefish-restaurant-new-take-old-favorite-bill-iadonisi/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:15:29 +0000 http://disneyparkspodcast.com/?p=6551 Walt Disney left an amazing legacy to the world, more than most in history. But perhaps his lesser known gifts are his quotes and statements made over his storied career. (More akin to “Edicts”; when Walt spoke, like EF Hutton, everybody listens!) Two of his most important quotes, ones that the company adheres to this...

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Walt Disney left an amazing legacy to the world, more than most in history. But perhaps his lesser known gifts are his quotes and statements made over his storied career. (More akin to “Edicts”; when Walt spoke, like EF Hutton, everybody listens!) Two of his most important quotes, ones that the company adheres to this day are… “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world” and

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths”. Walt was never content to rest on his laurels and he detested sequels. His never wanted his park to become a museum, it was always to change with new and better entertainment for his guests. With this, many attractions, parades and shows have been re-imagined or replaced. This is the result of moving forward.

 

Case in point is the iconic Downtown Disney area. For more than thirty years, this shopping, dining and entertainment venue gave guests a place to come to enjoy some Disney magic out of the parks, and without the cost of a ticket. Previously billed as Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village, Walt Disney World Village, Disney Village Marketplace and Downtown Disney. Now it has been re-imagined into four distinct districts, 150 new tenants, with new upscale outlets and new eateries, and two parking garages, ending the struggle to find a parking space.

 

Some of the original restaurants have closed to make room for the new, or have shuttered to be renovated to blend into the new upscale landscape. One such guest favorite was the iconic Fulton’s Crab House. The eatery resided in a building replica of a riverboat Walt named after Lillian, his wife. The operators, Levy Restaurants have completed a stem to stern renovation, up and down, which now showcases a luxurious and modern sternwheel steamboat, with interior designs that Disney states reflects the “crisp luxury of modern yachting”.

 

 

Recently, the restaurant hosted a limited seating, Rooftop Wine Dinner, the only eatery in Disney Springs to offer rooftop-level waterfront seating. This culinary event was hosted by Executive Chef Steve Richard. This event gave the lucky attendees a chance to experience the world-renowned offerings of Chef Richards, and the unique wine pairing selections from some of Italy and Spain’s eclectic wineries, but before I get into the evening, I got a rare chance to interview Chef Richards and Jimmy Kraus, the General Manager. I asked Chef Richards his take on the new theming of the restaurant and he said…” You can see that Disney Springs is very different than Downtown Disney was, the entire area was upgraded, activities, retail and different food and beverage options have been added, it was time to upgrade and move forward and bring it to the next level”. I asked if he worked at Fulton’s, and he stated…” I worked at Portabella’s for five years, now under construction, soon to become Terralina’s”. “Since then, I have been the area chef for Levy Restaurants at Disney Springs, and my oversite included Fulton’s and recently been focused as the executive chef at Paddlefish”.

 

I then asked if the new menu would resemble the old Fulton’s, and Steve replied…” We were careful to preserve some of the favorite items from Fulton’s because it was a staple brand from Downtown Disney and we didn’t want to leave the old fans of Fulton’s behind, so there are a number of things we’ve kept, including lobster corn dogs, a terrific appetizer item, a fantastic crab cake dish with Maque choux. We still have three species of crab that we steam, Snow crab, Queen crab and King crab, which were a pillar of the Fulton’s menu. In addition to steaming the crabs, we now serve them from the seafood boil kitchen, which is a new kitchen, not found at Fulton’s”

 

I asked Chef Richards if he could elaborate on the different species of crab, and he summed up with…” King Crab is the largest of the three, Queen Crab is also known as Beardi Crab, and two main species of Snow Crab, one called Opilio, and the larger one, more prized is the Queen Crab”. I than asked what is a guest favorite, and he replied…” The Snow crab is the most popular, because people are most familiar with it” “But the best crab, if you are going to have one bite of crab; the Beardi, or Queen crab is the one I recommend. It’s not as large as the King crab, but much sweeter”

 

Is the seafood served local, I asked? “Some of it is local, since we opened we served Mahi Mahi from the waters of Florida, to Hawaiian Opah, from the Pacific” I asked who designed the new menu, and Steve said…”I was certainly involved in the development of the new menu, and we worked with a talented group of people who worked together to get the menu where it is today” “In fact we changed it a few times since we opened in February”. How often do you anticipate changing the menu? “Since opening, we have changed the menu approximately once a month, not fully, but a few items, we are listening to what our guests tell us, what they like and what they would like to see”. “We recently added several new sandwiches, we added a blackened catfish sandwich for the lunch menu, and for dinner a terrific buffalo chicken sandwich and a Cajun chicken sandwich and chicken Caesar wrap”

 

Asking about the major differences between lunch and dinner menus, Chef Richards replied…” There is a lot of overlap between the two. There are more sandwiches available for lunch, and several lighter entrée salads for the daytime” “There is a considerable part of the dinner menu for lunchtime, so no matter what time you come, there will always be something to please the guests” And what about landlubber crowd I asked…” We have two steaks on the menu, filet mignon and a prime New York strip, nicely marbled which is served with saluted mushrooms. We also offer a pork chop with applesauce, also available is a terrific burger, a proprietary blend of brisket and chop, served with pimento cheese, red onion on a brioche bun” I inquired about the wine list, and Steve said…”Jimmy (Manager Jimmy Kraus) worked very hard on the wine list, and we have an unique list of wines for our guests” Manager Jimmy chimed in and said…”Our servers are trained in making suggestions for wine choices for our guests, and we have three wine stewards in the building, all sommelier certified”

 

So, from my brief interview, you can see that the new Paddlefish is in capable, confident hands. So, let’s talk about the four-course tasting wine dinner that evening. Held on the restaurants rooftop deck, my wife and I strolled around the top deck before things began and were struck by the amazing 360deg views of Disney Springs. The Décor is modernist with a lean towards the nautical. The rooms are nicely appointed and give an airy, outdoor feeling. We started our appetizer selection with warm skewers in a small glass, of grilled shrimp and lemongrass, followed by Thai glazed Louisiana broiler claws. Both offerings were flavorful with just the right hint of spices. The vino served was Contratto extra Brut, a wonderful compliment to the food.

 

After the reception, the group walked forward to an interior dining room/bar, with an outside area, complete with a dozen white, high-boy tables, if you wanted to take in the view of Disney Springs while imbibing on your favorite libation. It was before the first course while at our table the group was introduced to Chef Steve Richards, Manager Jimmy Kraus, and the rest of the crew. Notable, Trey our wine sommelier was introduced, and he was on hand to explain all the wine offerings served with each course. First up, Yellow-fin tuna Crudo with avocado mousse, miso soy glaze and Snracha emulsion. Sommelier’ choice…Gramona Gessami Blanco, which went well with the tuna and accompaniments.

 

The second course was a velvety smooth Plant City cream corn bisque, King Crab toasted bread center and chive oil. The soup had a huge depth of flavor, and the King Crab bread center melted in your mouth. The wine, Monte Carbonare Soave, was another perfect choice that Trey selected. Our Third course was my favorite, because I simply love lamb and octopus, and because my wife is not a fan either selection, I sampled two servings! The lamb was cooked to perfection and you could cut it with your fork, and the octopus, which I know from personal experience, is very hard to cook just right…Too much and it’s chewy like gum, too little, mushy and not very appetizing. However, the chef got it down perfect, it was done to perfection, and the marmalade and mint gremolata were the perfect sidekicks. Wine pairing for this course…Mocali Brunello de Montalcino. For myself, this wine was a bit bold for my palate.

 

The fourth course was dessert. White chocolate and Passionfruit mousse, and a Ginger Florintine cookie. This was my wife’s favorite course, dessert. This dessert was heavenly! The chocolate and Passionfruit complimented each other perfectly, the ginger cookie made a nice ending. The wine for the dessert course was Poire Prisonniere, a specialty brandy with a real pear in the bottle. The brandy was very good, as brandies go, but neither myself or Donna drink brandy, but our fellow diners said it was top notch!

 

There you have it. The new and improved former Fulton’s Crab House, now re-named and re-imagined as the Paddlefish Restaurant is in the very capable and competent hands of Head Chef Steve Richards and Manager Jimmy Kraus. This four-course Wine Dinner was a little tease of what to expect at the new eatery. With Chef Richards at the helm in the kitchen, offering fresh eclectic menu choices, along with some old favorites, and a rooftop scenic dining area, the only one in Disney Springs, Paddlefish will continue to be the top pick on every Guests list to dine.

 

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Friday-Saturday 11:30am-12:00am

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Disney Parks Podcast Show #395 – Disney News For The Week Of September 12, 2017

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The Incomparable Wally Boag By Bill Iadonisi - Disney Parks Podcast http://disneyparkspodcast.com/incomparable-wally-boag-bill-iadonisi/ http://disneyparkspodcast.com/incomparable-wally-boag-bill-iadonisi/#respond Sat, 09 Sep 2017 19:00:18 +0000 http://disneyparkspodcast.com/?p=6524 Here’s a quick trivia question…According to the Guinness Book of World Records, what theatrical presentation has the greatest number of performances in history? The answer is…” Disney’s Golden Horseshoe Revue” And the actor, comedienne and star of this production was none other than Wallace Vincent “Wally” Boag. By the time Wally retired, he had performed...

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Here’s a quick trivia question…According to the Guinness Book of World Records, what theatrical presentation has the greatest number of performances in history? The answer is…” Disney’s Golden Horseshoe Revue” And the actor, comedienne and star of this production was none other than Wallace Vincent “Wally” Boag. By the time Wally retired, he had performed in nearly 40,000 productions of the Horseshoe Revue. Wally was born in Portland Oregon on September 13th, 1920 to Evelyn and Wallace B. Boag. At an early age, Wally loved dancing and at the tender age of nine, joined a professional dance team; and eventually founded his own dance school. But he gravitated at age 19 towards what would be his trademark in show business, comedy. He was a natural, with almost perfect comedic timing. He began performing in theaters and nightclubs, in this country and worldwide. As a tribute to his skill, he graced the stages of the Tivoli Theaters in Australia and New Zealand, Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the Palladium in London.

And it was at the Starlight Roof in the London Hippodrome that, during his magic and balloon act, he brought out a 12-year-old girl, future Disney star Julie Andrews to assist with the act. Her singing voice so astounded the audience she was kept in the show. Wally’s beginning with Walt Disney and the Golden Horseshoe Revue came about in the 1950’s with Boag performing in revues in Australia, met English actor and tenor Donald Novis. Novis liked what he saw in Boag and got Walt Disney to let him audition for the new show. Novis was the Horseshoe Revue’s first tenor. The 45-minute stage show was written for Walt by American jazz pianist and bandleader Charles LaVere and American songwriter, composer, and screenwriter, Tom Adair.

The show was a success from the beginning. Wally portrayed Pecos Bill, a traveling Salesman in the old west; with a spirited, fast-paced comedy act, besieged with squirt guns, (Which he “blasted” the audience’ with!) and old vaudevillian “slapstick” humor. He always seemed to spit out an endless quantity of broken teeth and would create colorful animals out of balloons, which he gave the moniker, “Boagaloons”. Boag once quipped that “My longest job before the Golden Horseshoe Revue was 54 weeks. And to think it all began with a two-week contract I signed with Walt Disney when the park opened.”

 

 

Wally quickly became one of Walt’s favorite comedy actors. Before the Revue, in 1945 he won a contract with Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, appearing in such films as Without Love, starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, and The Thrill of Romance, with Esther Williams. In addition to his performances in the Golden Horseshoe Revue, because of Walt’s admiration of Boag, did everything he could to broaden his career at Disneyland. Some of the many contributions of Boag to Disneyland was voicing Jose in the “Enchanted Tiki Room” and also contributed to the script for the attraction. Wally was also involved in the development of the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland. In addition, Boag often toured and consulted on special projects and promotions for The Walt Disney Company. In 1980, he entertained audiences around the country during a 28-day, 20-city tour promoting the re-release of Disney’s animated classic Lady and the Tramp. He also traveled to Japan to help translate material for the opening of Tokyo Disneyland in 1983. Wally published his memoir, Wally Boag, Clown Prince of Disneyland, in 2009.

In Disney films, Walt has scripted small roles for Boag in the Absent-Minded Professor and the Son of Flubber. Walt had also intended to have Boag voice Tigger in Winnie the Pooh. During a story meeting for Pooh and the Bluster Day, Walt believed that Wally would be perfect for the role. But, sadly Walt passed away in December of 1966, and although Wally auditioned for the Tigger role, in the end it went to actor Paul Winchell. The last Disney production that Wally had a role, was a cameo in the Love Bug. He also made a guest appearance on The Muppet Show as himself in 1980, but that was the end in Disney films. However, his original Golden Horseshoe performance was showcased in 1980 on the Danny Kay TV special that was celebrating the 25th anniversary of Disneyland. Wally got to host a 1981 episode of the Muppet Show, performing several skits of his “Pecos Bill” routine.

1971, Boag revived his Pecos Bill character for the newly opened Walt Disney World and re-imagined the show into the faster, funnier Diamond Horseshoe Revue. Three years later he returned to Disneyland and finished his career there, retiring in 1982. The Golden Horseshoe Revue closed in 1986. In 1995, Boag was inducted as a Disney Legend and has his own window on Main Street in Disneyland above the Carnation Company. The inscription reads… “Theatrical Agency… Golden Vaudeville Routines… Wally Boag, Prop.”

 

The famous and iconic building and stage that Wally performed on was the Golden Horseshoe Stage. (During construction, it was described as Pecos Bill’s Golden Horseshoe Saloon) It debuted in 1955 with some original attractions at Disneyland. The “saloon” is located in Frontierland and has a colorful view of the Rivers of America, New Orleans Square and part of Critter Country. The interior of the saloon was designed by Imagineer Harper Goff. He also designed a saloon set for the movie Calamity Jane starring Doris Day. Goff at the time was also designing exteriors for buildings on Main Street, USA when asked to work on this project. The first “unofficial” use of the stage was on July 13, 1955. It was Walt and Lillian’s 30th Wedding Anniversary, and Walt utilized it for a private party with friend and family for the celebration. It had the premiere of the Original Golden Horseshoe Revue.

Wally’s first official appearance and performance of Pecos Bill was on Saturday, July 16th, 1955 as the Golden Horseshoe opened a day early for a corporate sponsors private party. On July 17th, 1955, the first show to open on stage was Slue Foot Sue’s Golden Horseshoe Revue. The show ran for a record 40,000 times. One of the key highlights of the show was when the children in the audience got to sing and dance on the stage. The favorite song was “Davy Crockett”. The show played from July 17th, 1955 until October 12th, 1986. In addition to Wally Boag, it starred Ron Schneider, Judy Marsh, Betty Taylor, Fulton Burley, Jack Watson, Burt Henry and many others. Saloon owner Slue Foot Sue and her entourage would welcome the audience with “Hello Everybody” and follow up with classic songs such as “Riverboat Blues”, “A Lady has to mind her P’s and Q’s and then introduce the performances of Wally Boag and others. The show would be interjected by Pecos Bill, singing his self-titled signature song. Over the years, the building has housed numerous stage shows, and now it currently plays Laughing Stock and Company seven days a week.

In a tribute to Wally Boag and his longtime partner Betty Taylor, who played Slue Foot Sue, his one-stage sweetheart, Disney announced a limited show run entitled “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue” was a tribute to the family musical shows of the past. It ran from January 10th to February 4th, 2013. It showcased many dance routines and songs from the original Revue, as “Can Can”, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, “Hello Everybody” and “Belly up to the Bar”.

Wally Boag and Betty Taylor shared a stage at Disneyland five days a week for nearly three decades. Taylor was born on October 7th, 1919 in Seattle Washington. She, like Wally got the show business bug at an early age, taking dance lessons at 3 years old. By the time, she was 14, she performed in nightclubs around the country and led her own band called Betty and her Beaus at 18 years old, which included 16 male musicians and performed at the Trianon Ballroom in Seattle. While in Los Angeles, Taylor heard about auditions for a performer at Disneyland, applied and got the job. After nearly 45,000 performances in which she appeared as the charming, energetic blonde in the role of Pecos Bill’s sweetie, she never lost her enthusiasm for the role. Betty retired from the Golden Horseshoe Revue in 1987.

 

But the deaths of both these beloved and iconic performers makes one pause and reflect. Wally Boag passed away on June 3, 2011 in Santa Monica California. And as if to say “I’ll always be your sweetheart”, Betty Taylor passed on June 4th, 2011, just one day after Wally. George Kalogridis, then president of Disneyland Resort stated…”Wally was instrumental in the development of live entertainment during the early years of both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World Resort,” Kalogridis said. “His characters will continue to live in the hearts of our guests, while his larger-than-life personality will forever make him the true Clown Prince of Disneyland.

After the Death of Betty, Kalogridis stated…     “Betty’s role as leading lady in Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue helped turn it into the longest-running stage show in entertainment history” `’It is a tragic coincidence that her passing comes just one day after the death of longtime co-star Wally Boag.”

Wally Boag influenced generations of performers, most notable of whom is Steve Martin. Martin studied Boag’s humor and timing while working at Disneyland as a teenager. On June 3, 2011, after Boag’s passing Steve Martin proclaimed on Twitter “My hero, the first comedian I ever saw live, my influence, a man to whom I aspired, has passed on. Wally Boag.

Wally Boag will continue to entertain in the minds of Disney fans worldwide, those who were fortunate enough to see him perform live. He and his fellow performers are a testament to Walt Disney and his dedication to bringing to the masses, the best in family entertainment and amusement.

 

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Every Disney fan acknowledges that throughout his lifetime, Walt Disney always thought on a grandiose scale. Even as a child, Walt wanted to do it bigger and better than the other guy, and always put more than 100% in every endeavor he pursued. He was the first to perfect synchronized sound and voice to his Mickey short cartoons, the first to apply the 3-color strip Technicolor process to “Flowers and Trees” silly symphony cartoon, and in retrospect, take the biggest gamble in his career; in producing the first animated cartoon full-length feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” which even his wife Lillian and his Brother Roy thought would be his downfall. But Walt Disney was also a man who thought outside the proverbial box. Walt Disney, early on became infatuated with the world of miniaturization, i.e. everyday items brought down to Lilliputian size, but with an attention to detail that was second to none. And believe it or not, it was Walt’s love of this miniature world that gave rise to, none other than Disneyland itself.

 

It is hard to pin down just when Walt became enamored with this pastime, but throughout his career, Walt had always looked for a hobby to help him forget, at least for a time, the pressures of the studio. He had tried Polo, golf, bowling but never settled on anything for long. One of his greatest hobbies was Railroading and his love of trains. This love actually transposed into why there is a train circling the Magic Kingdom. Walt in the early 30’s helped his nephew Roy E. Disney build a Lionel train layout, and more then probable, was involved in building miniature props and accessories for the track.

 

More than likely, the impetus that got Walt into this demanding hobby was an exhibit he saw at the Golden Gate International Exposition, held at San Francisco’s Treasure Island in 1939-40. This was a World’s Fair, and among its many exhibits was one by Mrs. James Ward Thorne (Nee- Narcissa Niblack Thorne). Mrs. James Ward Thorne was additionally heir to the Montgomery Ward department store fortune. Mrs. Thorne too was an avid collector and displayer of miniature dioramas, utilizing Lilliputian objects of uncompromising detail. Her displays represented American and European rooms, all from different eras. The rooms were fashioned in such detail, most viewing them actually believed they were in that time period. Walt Disney was captivated, to say the least.

 

Walt’s interest in miniatures grew throughout his lifetime, and between his own creations and his world-wide collections, in the late 1960’s, his collection included more than a thousand pieces, comprising of paintings, books, eleven classic cars, a 1915 Model T Ford, 1903 Cadillac, 1904 Rambler, and a 1911 Rolls Royce. There was also a model battleship and steamboat. Included were musical instruments such as banjos, a mandolin, a guitar and an organ, crafted by conductor Frederick Stark. There was even a set of dueling pistols and a leather case with fourteen miniature six-shooters. It was an impressive display.

 

It was Walt Disney’s love of trains that started him into seriously creating these miniatures for himself. When he built his “Carolwood Pacific” 1/8 scale working steam railroad in his backyard, he almost single-handedly built the small caboose himself. This caboose sported miniature brass doorknobs, oil lamps and spring latches. It was for this caboose that Walt made his first major piece…A pint-sized potbellied stove. He said… “I had a pattern made up, and it turned out so cute with the grate, shaker and door, and all the little working parts, I became intrigued with the idea,” Walt wrote. “I had a few made up: one was bronze, another black, and I even made a gold one! Then we made more and started painting them in motifs that fitted the period at the turn of the century.” The stoves were 5 ½ tall, and each had a different design. Walt made about one hundred; giving them out as gifts to friends, and even sent a few to an antique shop in New York, where Mrs. Thorne actually bought two for her own collection. He made no profit on the stoves, which he charged $25.00, he was just intrigued if they would sell. After, Walt said… “It has been fun making them and others appreciate them, too, so all in all, I feel well repaid,”

 

Although Walt was building small, he always thought big. These miniatures and tableaus gave Walt the idea of creating entire miniature worlds. He originated the idea of creating miniature scenes of life in an old Western Town. Walt conspired with animator Ken Anderson and told him his idea. He said…: “I’m tired of having everybody else around here do the drawing and the painting. I’m going to do something creative myself. I’m going to put you on my personal payroll, and I want you to draw twenty-four scenes of life in an old Western town. Then I’ll carve the figures and make the scenes in miniature. When we get enough of them made, we’ll send them out as a traveling exhibit. We’ll get an office here at the studio and you and I will be the only ones who’ll have keys.”

 

With the plans set in motion, Walt in addition to creating his own miniatures, began seeking out all kinds of miniatures for his dioramas. In order to keep prices becoming bloated because of his name, he asked Kathryn Gordon and Dolores Voght Schott, two secretaries at the studios to use their name. One ad read…

“WANTED: Anything in miniatures to a scale of 1 ½” to the foot or under. Up to and including early 1900’s. Give full description and price. Private collector. K. Gordon (and her address).” Over time, Walt had miniature tea services, wine and perfume bottles, silverware, candelabra’s, jugs and Wedgwood pitchers. The first scene Walt labored on was the cabin seen in the live action feature “So Dear to my Heart” This was the cabin Granny Kincaid lived in, and the detail was astounding. Inside was a braided rug, and the floor was made of planks the size of matchsticks. There was a spinning wheel, a guitar, a flintlock rifle was hanging on the wall and even a bible was set on the miniature table. Walt constructed the chimney out of pebbles he picked up at the Smoke Tree Ranch. Although Granny herself was never made, Walt had Beulah Bondi, the actress who portrayed Granny in the film, narrate on a recording, as Granny describing the inside scene.

 

This tableau gave rise to Walt’s idea of an Americana exhibit he called “Disneylandia”. He envisioned a complete western town, to be showcased around the country. The cabin was unveiled at the Festival of California Living in the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles from November 28 to December 7, 1952, with the public’s positive reaction. A press release followed with Walt’s Disneylandia plan. In a 1953 interview, Walt explained… “This little cabin is part of a project I am working on, and it was exhibited as a test to obtain the public’s reaction to my plans for a complete village,” The second project in the works was a music hall stage, with a tap-dancing vaudevillian, which Walt called…” Project Little Man” Remember, this was before the perfection of audio animatronics. So, the studio filmed actor and dancer Buddy Ebson dancing against a grid pattern for reference points. The figure was sculpted by Charles Cristadoro and was controlled by cams and gears. Unfortunately, Walt was not pleased with the carved face on the figure, he thought it lacked expression. A third display of a barbershop quartet, with a barber, customer and two patrons waiting was started by Walt and his technicians. But Imagineer Roger Broggie remembered… “We got as far as building the guy in the chair and the barber, Then the whole job was stopped!”

 

But as time rolled by, Walt came to the realization that this display would be viewed by a narrow audience, and the monies generated would not be enough to make the project profitable. But these miniature tableaus, although unrealized, gave Walt the spark for a real-life adventure, Disneyland! Roger Broggie remembered what Walt had said… “We’re going to do this thing for real!”.

 

As the plans for his Disneyland became more and more detailed, Roy O. Disney traveled to New York to solicit funds for this new “Theme Park”. Part of that spiel was a presentation of a “Lilliputian Land”, to be located between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. This would be the tableaus that Walt never realized. Here is the original pitch… “Lilliputian Land. A land of Little Things…a miniature Americana village inhabited by mechanical people nine inches high who sing and dance and talk to you as you peek through the windows of their tiny shops and homes. In Lilliputian Land, there is an Erie Canal barge that takes you through the famous canals of the world, where you visit the scenic wonders of the world in miniature.

“Here a little diamond-stack locomotive engine seventeen inches high steams into the tiny railroad station. You sit on top of the Pullman coaches like Gulliver, and the little nine-inch engineer pulls back the throttle taking you on the biggest little ride in the land. And for the little people who have little appetites—you can get miniature ice cream cones, or the world’s smallest hot-dog on a tiny bun.”

 

But this tiny land was never expounded, due to many factors. One attraction that Walt encountered in the Netherlands, called “Madurodam” was the idea behind a new attraction to replace Lilliputian Land. In Madurodam, prominent world landmarks where presented in miniature size. Walt went a step further and imagined “Storybook Land” to be placed in Fantasyland. This land would present locations from all his classic animation features, in miniature scale. Featured was the Seven Dwarfs Cottage, Mr. Toad’s mansion and Gepetto’s Toy shop. Imagineer Ken Anderson was the overseer on the project and said… “It was one of Walt’s favorite rides. He’d make frequent visits to the model shop at the Burbank studio to provide comments and his expertise on the miniature models.”

 

Even after Disneyland’s opening, Walt never did lose his fascination with miniatures. During the planning for the ’65 World’s Fair, the Ford Pavilion’s Magic Skyway Rotunda entry was lacking an exhibit to showcase Ford as an international Company. Walt Disney immediately proposed a miniature village. The “International Gardens” display recreated buildings of celebrated landmarks from eleven countries. Walt supervised this work himself.

 

So, you can see that out of “Thinking small”, Walt Disney, as he has done all his life, created big and bold. The only thing that limited Walt’s grandiose ideas was perhaps the technology of the day. But as Disney fans worldwide observe every day at his theme parks, Walt’s ideas, bolstered by today’s high tech world, are just a big as Walt would have wanted!

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For some of us riding the railroad at the Magic Kingdom is something we do every trip. This is the first attraction you see walking into the Magic Kingdom and was part of the opening show since the park opened in 1971 until January 7, 2017. Since this is such an icon in the Disney Parks I want to share with you some unknown facts about the railroad and the story of it’s history. Before Disneyland: Walt Disney loved locomotives and as a little boy he wanted to become an engineer. As a teenager, he obtained a job on the Missouri Pacific Railway , selling products to train passengers including newspapers. (Walt was a paperboy when he was a little kid as well) This love for trains continued to grow and Walt started to collect train models. The small trains were not good enough for Walt and he decided to buy a 5 acre lot in California. This lot would soon become home to the site to his new house and his own miniature railroad. Disney named his railroad Carolwood Pacific Railroad (CPRR) referencing his address at 355 Carolwood Drive. The railroad featured the Lilly Belle , a 1:8-scale live steam locomotive named after his wife and built by the Walt Disney Studios’ machine shop team led by imagineer Roger E. Broggie. The Lilly Belle ran on the CPRR for the first time on May 20th, 1950

Disneyland: Walt knew straight from the beginning that a railroad had to be in his first theme park. While designing the railroad with the rest of the imagineering team Walt looked to the CPRR for inspiration. He first started looking at making a miniature railroad but when a seller would not accept his offer Walt knew he had to do a full size handmade railroad. Through WED Enterprises Walt Disney was allowed to have personal ownership of the DRR and financed two trains to make sure it was done on time for Disneyland’s opening day. The names of both trains contained the word Retlaw , which is Walter spelled backwards. On July 17, 1955, Disneyland and the Disneyland Railroad opened, and kicked off with Walt Disney driving the Disneyland Railroad No. 2 locomotive into Main Street, U.S.A. Station with California Governor Goodwin J. Knight on board. Today the Disneyland Railroad has 5 locomotives with 4 stations. It received a complete renovation due to Star Wars:Galaxy Edge construction. The railroad recently reopened on July 29th, 2017 with a new route along the northern edge of the Rivers of America which features rock formations, five waterfalls, a trestle bridge , and the line’s only left-hand turn.

Walt Disney World: Since the Disneyland Railroad was doing so well Walt knew he needed to make one in Florida. The Walt Disney World Railroad was once again managed by imagineer Roger E. Broggie. Since he has experience with the Disneyland Railroad he knew exactly what to do for Walt Disney World. Roger determined that the best and cost effective way to make the railroad was to use already built locomotives, as opposed to building them entirely from scratch like the Disneyland Railroad’s first two locomotives. Broggie and a team of imagineers traveled to a railroad boneyard in Mexico. They found four locomotives built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in the boneyard and a fifth built by Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works that could potentially be transformed. The imagineering team wanted the locomotives to look like they were used in the 1880s to go along with Main Street U.S.A. Three of the Baldwin locomotives were at WDW opening day and the 4th went into service on December 1st, 1971. The Pittsburgh locomotive could not be salvaged. For the first few months of Walt Disney World the Main Street, U.S.A. Station at the park’s entrance was the only stop. On May 1, 1972, they opened another station near Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café in Frontierland. It was taken down in November 1990 to make way for Splash Mountain and was replaced by the current Frontierland Station, which opened in late 1991. During construction of Splash Mountain and the Frontierland Station, the Walt Disney World Railroad was temporarily renamed Backtrack Express and operated a single train, which only traveled back and forth along the section of track between the Main Street, U.S.A. section and the Mickey’s Starland section. Today the railroad has 3 stations and circles the entire park. The railroad could be affected by the new Tron Lightcycle Power Run attraction coming to Tomorrowland.

I hope you all enjoyed this Disney Geek’s look into the Walt Disney Railroad’s and if you did please share! If there is an attraction or resort that you would like to suggest for my next article let us know below!

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For any movie aficionado, a trip to your favorite movie theater or sitting in front of your own TV, complete with the requisite snacks of popcorn, candy and pop; and immersing yourself in the magic of the silver screen is one of America’s favorite pastimes. This love of watching almost any genre come to life began with the first primitive movies, and has not showed any signs of abating. It is almost magical to go from a western town, New England fishing village, a haunted house, a farm or ranch, A Civil War battlefield or a Roman Colosseum. The greatest magic in the movies are the limitless background scenes and locations that bring the film to reality! From the earliest films, Voyage dans la Lune, Le, A Trip to the Moon, produced in 1902 France, by pioneer French director Georges Melies, considered the first Sci-Fi movie, to today’s computer-generated characters and backgrounds, the locations and sets so to speak, make the movie.

From the very beginning, early movie studios built on site, the sets and buildings needed to bring realism to the film, i.e. a wild west town, turn of the century village or cityscape. In the beginning of the industry, it was easy to find locations to film; even in the small towns or cities. But as the population increased and urban sprawl encroached on everything, just finding pristine locations to film was becoming a challenge. One of the biggest challenges was locating vast outdoor vistas in order to shoot battle scenes, create a Medieval castle or film car chases or shoot miles of railroad tracks complete with an old western steam train.

As the industry grew to titanic proportions, and the movies were now ingrained in the American psyche, many large-scale tracts of land were purchased by the major and minor studios, in order to shoot their films, unencumbered by the encroachment of modern day life. Here, studios could film any period piece without worrying if the scene would be spoiled. These large areas became known as “Movie Ranches”.

In the mid-1950’s Walt Disney was now producing and filming the lucrative live-actions films, and like many of his predecessors, he traveled far and wide, seeking locations around to country for pristine locations. It seems many of the “Movie Ranches” were being gobbled up for subdivisions and being dismantled. He was searching for something closer and more accessible when he began shooting the series, “Spin and Marty” for the Mickey Mouse Club. It was then he discovered the Golden Oak Ranch, and he immediately leased it in the summer of 1955. At the time, it consisted of 315 acres of natural beauty with a variety of natural settings. It is less than an hour north of Los Angeles, off of Placerita canyon road in Canyon County. This property is part of the Rancho San Francisco land grant. Concurring with legend, On March 9, 1842, Francisco Lopez, a rancher was sleeping under a large oak tree, dreaming about finding gold. Upon awaking, he supposedly pulled up some wild onions with gold flakes in the roots. This was California’s first gold rush, seven years before the famous Sutter gold rush. After two years of prospectors seeking their fortune, the gold ran out, and the area reverted to its natural beauty. This tree was known as the “Oak of the Golden Dream”, and that is how the ranch got its moniker, Golden Oak Ranch.

 

 

Walt Disney, always the visionary, knew that in a short time, there would be no more pristine Ranches left to shoot on. With his upcoming series of the “Swamp Fox” coming up, (1959-1961), Walt purchased the ranch on March 11th, 1959 for $300,000.00. Close to the Studios in Burbank, it was the perfect place to film the upcoming series of film and television productions. During the next five years, the Company also bought additional land around the ranch, enlarging the area to 691 acres. And true to Walt’s amazing ability to see the future, The Golden Oak Ranch has become practically the only surviving movie ranch in Southern California. The large Fox and Paramount ranches near Malibu have been sold, and the very important Albertson Ranch is now a subdivision. The Golden Oak Ranch, and Walt’s uncanny vison to save this pristine property is just another part of his legacy to the world. Today, the ranch is used by the industry for its filming needs.

Walt was always the perfectionist… after the purchase, he negotiated with California state highway planners to plan an alternate route for the freeway north of the property, so the freeway and its noise would not disturb filming productions. Over the years, the Disney company purchased additional acreage, bringing its size today to about 900 acres. The ranch today extends from ridgeline to ridgeline, unhindered by the modern world.

 

The first movie production filmed was Disney’s Toby Tyler, (Or “Ten Weeks with a Circus) in 1959. The film called for a wooden bridge over a creek, and Walt Disney, true to form, stipulated its construction adhere to current standards. Because of Walt’s vision, the “Toby Tyler Bridge” as it is known, can be utilized to this day. Some of the productions filmed at the ranch include, episodes of Spin and Marty, scenes from Zorro and segments of the Mickey Mouse Club. Episodes of Bonanza and The Greatest American Hero. The exterior scenes in Old Yeller were filmed here. The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit and The Dukes of Hazzard television series, with the road the General Lee would be seen roaring down. The 1961 Film the “Parent Trap” and the Spanish Hacienda that once sat on the shore of the pond, the same pond that Herbie the Love Bug in the 1969 film skimmed across. The covered bridge over the pond, now considered a landmark was constructed in 1962 and was utilized in various Disney film and television shows, from 1966’s “Follow Me, Boys!” to ABC’s hit, Desperate Housewives. Other productions over the years… Little House on the Prairie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Big Top Pee-wee, The Muppets, Pirates of the Caribbean… At World’s End, Pete’s Dragon,     The Apple Dumpling Gang, The Cat from Outer Space, The Electric Horseman, and even Colonel Sanders commercials. The town featured in Roots, “The Next Generations” was built on the Ranch. As you can surmise, this treasure is exactly what Walt Wanted. The ranch has evolved much over the years. Walt Disney set aside 38 acres for the Cal Arts campus, but was eventually built in Valencia instead. In the early 1960’s Walt had a herd of Bison on the Ranch which he later donated to the William S. Hart State Park in Newhall California. There were several concepts to develop a themed village, a residential community and outdoor rec center, but nothing came to fruition.

 

Today the ranch is maintained by Pat Patterson, the foreman, and his assistant, Jesus Guerrero, who are the only two people that live on the ranch. They are responsible for keeping the ranch in working order, mowing its meadows, pruning, caring for livestock, and keeping our lessees within their bounds. The staff on the ranch continues in Walt’s legacy of community service and conservation. The protect and maintain the ranch and its structures. In addition, it is a sanctuary to numerous wildlife…deer, mountain lions, rattlesnakes and even horses that retired from Disneyland live on the ranch, the most famous was Diamond Decorator, Zorro’s black horse Tornado. All the grass and hay collected is baled and send to the Circle-D Corral at Disneyland park, used to feed the equine there. There is even a vegetable garden, where much of its harvested bounty goes to the commissary at the Walt Disney Studios.

 

One special building at the ranch is Walt Disney’s cabin, known today as the guest house. During a filming or sometimes for a quiet getaway, Walt and his family would stay there. It has a swimming pool and overlooks a beautiful ranch pond. Annette Funicello, Jane Wyman and Fred MacMurray were frequent guests of Walt. The Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Company used the waterfall that flows by the guest house patio for its commercials. Over the years, the cabin has been redecorated, but some furniture in the master bedroom and two leather chairs that belonged to Walt still exist. The chairs were procured by the Walt Disney Archives in 2011.

 

As more television and motion pictures studios utilized the ranch, they added to the diversity of the sets there. In 1978, the TV miniseries Roots ll had a western street constructed, and it was used until 2008, when it was removed. There are recent additions of a residential street with 14 architecturally distinctive houses in addition to a full business district set will guarantee that the Ranch continues to be a filming location of the highest order. Another addition is Pine Lake, including a waterfall which gives the feeling of a High Sierra locale. There is the Golden Oak Hall from the Country Bears movie, farm houses, fields, forested areas, wooden bridges and country roads. In May 2013, Disney announced plans to redevelop 58 acres of the property into a new film and television production studio, comprising of six new sound stages and production offices. The site will be called Disney- ABC Studios at The Ranch. The project was approved in August 2013.

One of the Ranch’s biggest accolades is its diversity. Besides its sets, the flora and fauna are second to none, a director’s paradise in which to film almost any conception and idea. Meadows, oak trees, waterfalls and winding creeks, and the wildlife, horses, duck’s peacocks and birds, all out of sight of the modern world, make it the premiere ranch for convenient and inexpensive exterior filming.

Although unbeknownst, most people and fans believe Walt Disney’s legacy is Mickey Mouse and Theme Parks, but over the years Walt wore many, many hats. His contribution to the industry in incalculable. And due in part to Walt’s amazing ability to foretell, predict and maybe even know the future, The Golden Oak Ranch is just another part of that legacy.

 

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Disney Parks Podcast Show #395 – Possible Name Change For Disney’s Hollywood Studios - Disney Parks Podcast http://disneyparkspodcast.com/disney-parks-podcast-show-395-possible-name-change-disneys-hollywood-studios/ http://disneyparkspodcast.com/disney-parks-podcast-show-395-possible-name-change-disneys-hollywood-studios/#respond Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:34 +0000 http://disneyparkspodcast.com/?p=6479 In this episode, Tony and Parkhopper John , discuss the RUMORS of possible name changes for Disney's Hollywood Studios!

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Disney Parks Podcast Show #395 – Possible Name Change For Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Disney Parks Podcast Show #394 – Disney News For The Week Of August 28, 2017 - Disney Parks Podcast http://disneyparkspodcast.com/disney-parks-podcast-show-394-disney-news-week-august-28-2017/ http://disneyparkspodcast.com/disney-parks-podcast-show-394-disney-news-week-august-28-2017/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:30:17 +0000 http://disneyparkspodcast.com/?p=6474 In this episode, Tony and Parkhopper Force Friday II, New Lockers in the Magic Kingdom, Possible New Names for Disney's Hollywood Studios, and so much more!

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Disney Parks Podcast Show #394 – Disney News For The Week Of August 28, 2017

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Disney Parks Podcast Show #393 – Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat To The Beat Concert Series - Disney Parks Podcast http://disneyparkspodcast.com/disney-parks-podcast-show-393-epcot-food-wine-festival-eat-beat-concert-series/ Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:02:25 +0000 http://disneyparkspodcast.com/?p=6453 In this episode, Tony and Parkhopper discuss the bands and musicians coming to Epcot's international Food and Wine Festival's Eat To The Beat Concert Series!

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Disney Parks Podcast Show #393 - Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat To The Beat Concert Series

Disney Parks Podcast Show #393 – Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat To The Beat Concert Series

In this episode, Tony and Parkhopper discuss the bands and musicians coming to Epcot’s international Food and Wine Festival’s Eat To The Beat Concert Series!


2017 Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up!

  • Delta Rae — August 31-September 1
  • NEW! The Hooters – September 2-3
  • NEW! Baha Men — September 4-5
  • Fuel — September 6-7
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – September 8-10
  • NEW! Lauren Alaina – September 11-12
  • Plain White T’s — September 13-15
  • Sister Hazel – September 16-17
  • Air Supply — September 18-20
  • David Cook — September 21-22
  • Everclear — September 23-24
  • Sugar Ray — September 25-27
  • 38 Special – September 28-29
  • NEW! Mark Wills  — September 30-October 1
  • NEW! American Authors – October 2-3
  • Christopher Cross – October 4-5
  • NEW! Devon Allman – October 6-8
  • Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX — October 9-11
  • Taylor Dayne — October 12-13
  • Jeffrey Osbourne  October 14-15
  • NEW! Postmodern Jukebox — October 16-17
  • NEW! 10,000 Maniacs — October 18-20
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket — October 21-22
  • NEW! Kenny G — October 23-24
  • Billy Ocean – October 25-26
  • Tiffany – October 27-October 29
  • Hanson — October 30-November 1
  • NEW! Blue October — November 2-3
  • Living Colour — November 4-5
  • Boyz II Men — November 6-8
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — November 9-11
  • NEW! Squeeze — November 12-13

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In this episode, Tony and Parkhopper discuss the bands and musicians coming to Epcot's international Food and Wine Festival's Eat To The Beat Concert Series! Disney Parks Podcast Show #393 - Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat To The Beat Concert Series<br /> <br /> In this episode, Tony and Parkhopper discuss the bands and musicians coming to Epcot's international Food and Wine Festival's Eat To The Beat Concert Series!<br /> <br /> <br /> Show Notes, Links and Comments http://disneyparkspodcast.com/category/podcasts/<br /> <br /> Call the Voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks - 407-476-8898<br /> <br /> Visit http://disneyparkspodcast.com for our Disney blog, videos, events and more!<br /> <br /> Support us at https://www.patreon.com/disneyparkspodcast<br /> <br /> Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyPodcaster<br /> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyParksPodcast/<br /> YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyPKPodcast Tony Caselnova & Parkhopper John - All the Disney parks in ONE Podcast clean