Jonathan Groff and I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, out in towns that were considered rural areas. In the predominately Amish town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where Jonathan grew up, he also worked at a local theme park. No, it wasn’t Hershey Park, but Dutch Wonderland. In our area, this was the first theme [...]
Author Archive: Chuck Mirarchi
Originally from Philadelphia and now living in New York City, Chuck has worn many hats including pastry chef, hotel manager and his current position as a publicist. Ever since he was a kid, Chuck had a passion about everything Walt Disney including going on a local Philly quiz show when he was twelve where his area of expertise was Walt Disney. He loves going to see great performers, amazing museums, seeing Broadway shows, eating in all kinds of restaurants and traveling. Chuck's favorite cities to visit are Paris, London, Las Vegas and Turin. He, of course, loves Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Last December we reported that Kodak, after filing for bankruptcy, was ending their sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Disney theme parks as of December 31, 2012. Well, today, Nikon Inc. and Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts announced a multi-year strategic alliance naming Nikon the official camera of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena [...]
On January 10, 2010, at Roy Edward Disney’s memorial service at the El Capitan Theatre, Roy’s widow, Leslie DeMeuse Disney said, “You couldn’t help but love Roy. He was all of us. He was so much like us. He never put anybody below him. He was always your equal no matter what you did with [...]
This year, in what could be thought of as “The Year of the Disney Imagineer,” The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Disney Imagineering and all the magic it has created and will continue to create in the future.
Continuing our series on Walt Disney World’s monorail resort hotels, we will be taking a look at the past, present and future of the Disney’s Polynesian Resort Hotel. The Polynesian Resort Hotel Photo: The Walt Disney Company
In addition to this year’s previously announced D23 Expo concert featuring Alan Menken and Richard Sherman, D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, has also announced a second special theatrical performance, “Broadway and Beyond,” a musical look at Disney’s history on the stage and beyond. The concert, which is a one night only performance, will take [...]
Disney’s D23 Expo will once again feature the Dream Store and Silent Auction at this year’s third ultimate fan event. The D23 Expo, which had its premiere in 2009, is being held again this year from August 9-11, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Image: Disney Parks Blog / The Disney Company
In the 1960’s, Walt Disney went about secretively purchasing land in Florida and acquired a little over 27,000 acres. At its maximum, the resort expanded to 30,000+ acres and today, the Walt Disney World Resort encompasses 25,000 acres which includes four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping district, 24 resort hotels that can accommodate [...]
Be Our Guest. Under The Sea. Go The Distance. Beauty and the Beast. Little Shop of Horrors. Whether it’s from a Disney animated feature or not, everyone is familiar with the songs of eight-time Academy Award winning composer, Alan Menken. However, for every song you know and love there are scores and scores of songs that [...]