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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...

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Duck in the Hat

Duck in the Hat

Duck in the Hat (or How Dr. Seuss Secretly Wrote a Book for Walt Disney) by Didier Ghez   For years it has been assumed that Walt Disney and Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), two of the best-known creators of children’s entertainment, never collaborated on a project.  There...

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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...

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Walt Disney and the Griffith Park Zoo

Walt Disney and the Griffith Park Zoo

Retta Scott and Mel Shaw – Griffith Park Zoo – c1940 Walt Disney and the Griffith Park Zoo by Todd James Pierce Lower Row WPA-Style Stone Enclosures Many people know that Griffith Park holds Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn, the backyard structure where he...

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