Entries from The “World” According to Jack tagged with 'Disneyland'

Shootin' Galleries

Shooting galleries have been a part of county fairs, carnivals, boardwalks, and amusement parks for over two hundred years, and Disneyland would be no exception to this tradition. The Happiest Place on Earth would eventually host four such attractions....

Restroom Evolution

We all know that much of Disneyland's success was due to its innovative theming and storytelling. No other amusement park before Disneyland featured the attention to detail that this new Anaheim park offered. But that was only part of...

If I Had a Time Machine

I'm a big fan of science fiction. As a boy, I watched the full-length versions of many of the movies seen inside Sci-Fi Dine-In at Disney's Hollywood Studios. When "Star Trek" premiered in 1966, I was glued to my...

Boardwalk Resort Castles

Jack Spence is on a leave of absence until 2014. This is a reprint of a blog he wrote several years ago. This blog originally ran in 2008 and was accurate at the time of publication. Anyone who visits a...

My Disney Story (Repeat)

As I mentioned in my last article, I am taking a few weeks off to get moved into an apartment while my new home is being built. During this time, I will be posting some of my older blogs....

Visit Disneyland - Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of my "Visit Disneyland" blog. Yesterday I briefly discussed Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Today I'm going to cover the three Disney hotels located in Anaheim. When people are planning a trip to WDW they...

Visit Disneyland - Part One

I recently spent five days at the Disneyland Resort in California. It had been four years since my last visit and I needed to check out all the new additions to Disney California Adventure. While there, I started to...

Disney Dedication Plaques

Today, I want to talk about an often overlooked detail that can be found in all eleven Disney parks, the Dedication Plaques. Usually located somewhere near the front of the park, these plaques offer words of inspiration and sets the...

Tea Cups at the Disney Theme Parks

You either love 'em or you hate 'em. There isn't much middle ground when it comes to the Tea Cups. I categorize this attraction as a "Spin & Puke" ride so you can guess what camp I'm in. Actually, I...

It's Disney Theme Parks Quiz Time -- Answers

Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz. I hope you got them all right. This first picture was taken at Hong Kong Disneyland. This fountain is outside of the park in a "crossroads" location. Guests arriving by bus, train, and...

It’s Disney Theme Park Quiz Time - Questions

It's time to pull out your thinking caps again. I have another Disney quiz for you. This time, you have to name at which of the eleven Disney Parks the picture was taken. Now I realize that most of you...

Disney Steam Trains - Part Two - Disneyland

In this blog I'll finish the story of how Walt's love for steam trains played an important part in the creation of Disneyland. As Walt's dreams grew, so did the size of his Disneyland railroad. Scaled down replicas simply wouldn't...

Disney Steam Trains - Part One - Disneyland

Sometime ago, this article appeared in the AllEars® Newsletter (Part 1 and Part 2). Since not all of you receive this weekly publication, I thought I'd rerun it as a blog and add a few pictures. Enjoy. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is...

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror -- Part Three

In Part One and Two of this blog series, I discussed in detail the Tower of Terror (TOT) attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios. In Part Three, I'm going to give you an overview of the other three TOT's around the...

Magic Kingdom -- Imagineering the Magic DVD

A new two-disk DVD set has started appearing on the store shelves at Walt Disney World. Titled "Magic Kingdom -- Imagineering the Magic" these disks tell the story of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and how many of...

Richard Carpenter & Mr. Guder

A handful of famous people have worked at Disneyland. John Lasseter (founder of Pixar) was a Jungle Cruise skipper. Steve Martin worked as a magician in the Main Street Magic Shop. Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed Alice in Wonderland. Teri Garr was...

Disneyland vs Magic Kingdom Part 2

In my last blog I wrote about the attractions that Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom share and offered comparisons. In this blog, I'm going to list all of the attractions that exist only at Disneyland any then only at the...

Disneyland vs. Magic Kingdom Part 1

I just got back from vacation. A portion of my trip was spent visiting the Disneyland Resort in California. For those of you who have read my bio, you know that I grew up in Anaheim and visited Disneyland often...

Adventureland - Magic Kingdom - History Lesson

Q: Do you know why Adventureland is located on the west side of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World? A: It's because Adventureland is located on the west side of Disneyland in Anaheim. When planning the Magic Kingdom, Imagineers...

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