Project: Fairwinds goes live!

Project: Fairwinds goes live!

  After several months of development, the Disney History Institute is proud to announce the first of our downloadable digital recreations –  Project: Fair Winds. Project: Fair Winds recreates a long-gone, centerpiece icon from Walt Disney’s efforts...

DHI is moving! Update: Completed!

Or at least the site is. Over the next few days, we will be moving to a new server, and over time more new and better features will be made available to all of our readers. Wish us luck!   Update: We have completed the move. Over the next few weeks and months, we...
Pardon Our Pixie Dust

Pardon Our Pixie Dust

Pardon Our Pixie Dust The Signs of Construction in the Parks By Jeremy Marx Theme parks in the off-season and construction walls–they go together like a cartoon mouse hand and an oversized pair of puffy white gloves.  These walls often bid farewell to...
Project: Fair Winds

Project: Fair Winds

 Project: Fair Winds by Jeremy Marx   At the close of the D23 Expo, as Todd Pierce and I were walking down Katella Avenue, we started talking about Disney’s involvement in the 1964 World’s Fair.  We talked about Lincoln, the Magic Skyway then the...
Adventures in Preservation: Slides

Adventures in Preservation: Slides

I love looking at the many different parts and pieces of Disney history, from documents, to merchandise to images of all types.  One I want to look at today is working with, and saving, old slides.  We’re not talking about the kind that you sit on and...
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