One of the most special times at any of the Disney parks occurs each evening when the sun goes down and lights come on. The Disneyland Resort takes on a whole new look at night, and many agree that it’s the best, the most magical, time. And it’s much more than twinkle lights on the [...]
Author Archive: Wayne Toigo
I've worked in the theme park industry off and on since the early '70s. I started with lighting, sound, and I also worked for the original Dancing Waters as a touring fountain show operator. Later, I designed and programmed the water fountain shows for Knott's Berry Farm. Professionally, I work in the computer industry with network based phone systems. I've always flipped between computers and technical theater (someday maybe I will make up my mind). I've been going to Disneyland and Disney World since 1978. I love them both and go as often as I can. The Haunted Mansion and Fantasmic are my two favorites. For me, the Disney Parks are all about the immersion and the story. I love story telling and relating experiences, and hope one day to be a "professional" storyteller.
Food, glorious food! In this segment of our Disneyland 101 series, we cover some of the many dining options around the Disneyland Resort. There are a wide variety of dining choices, and that’s a good thing because almost everyone has a different way of approaching food and dining at the parks. But I don’t want [...]
We all know the song. Most of us could sing it in our sleep. Some of us can even sing the version from another country. We hate it; we love it. But I dare say that no other theme song is more recognizable than the one that plays over… and over…. and over again… at [...]
We’ve all heard the phrase. It’s become almost a standard for the ultimate reward, the ultimate celebration. It’s been used by Super Bowl victors, and the lead in question (“What are you going to do next?”) has been transformed to precede almost any major accomplishment. The phrase itself generates anticipation in every age. I must [...]