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The Airports of Disney World

Imagine flying into Walt Disney World, taking off in your hometown and landing on Disney property. For a time, some guests could actually do it. There is an airport in Disney World that must guests pass at least once during their visit to the Magic Kingdom without realizing it. You don’t know what you’re looking at unless you know what you …

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The History of “I’m going to Disney World!” Super Bowl celebration

Everyone has heard the famous phrase “I’m going to Disney World/Land” from a famous football player from the winning team of the Super Bowl, but have you ever wondered how it began? It began as a dinner conversation between Michael Eisner, his wife Jane, George Lucas, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager. I’ll let Michael Eisner tell the story here; In January 1987, …

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Spaceship Earth: Why Build a Dome, When you can Build a Sphere

Before we get into the building of Spaceship Earth, go over to google.com and search for “geodesic sphere”, or easier yet, let me google that for you! What do you see? If you are like me you were looking at the results wondering if you had even googled the right term. You will see a lot of pages about geodesic …

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EPCOT THROWBACK: Skyleidoscope an “aerial spectacular”

If I told you Epcot used to have a daytime show in the lagoon and in the air, would you be surprised? I sure was when I first read about it. In fact, for two years in the 1980s, the World Showcase Lagoon and the air above it became a stage for what was one of the most daring shows …

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The story of the Liberty Tree in Liberty Square

Before we begin the history of Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Tree lets go over some American history first. The Original Liberty Tree In the summer of 1765 the Sons of Liberty started gathering under an elm tree in Boston to protest the Stamp Act that was imposed on the colonies. This protest became the first of many leading up to the …