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

If I Could Start From Scratch

Hi Everyone, Before we get started with today's blog, you must endure an advertisement for a new feature AllEars has started. Each week, Deb Wills hosts a video show that brings our readers a "bit of Disney." The topics...

Before & After Quiz - Answers

Here are the answers to the Before and After quiz. Some of these were easy. Some were difficult and required that you reach back in your memory to come up with the correct answer. I hope you did well....

Coronado Springs -- A Relook

Coronado Springs The AllEars team strives to keep our webpages up-to-date. Trust me, this is no easy task. As you are probably aware, Disney is constantly changing things big and small and we're often playing catch-up. As my longtime...

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...

Quiz - Costumes and their Attractions - Answers

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 July, 2010 and was accurate at the time of publication. Here are the...

Quiz - Costumes and their Attractions - Questions

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 July, 2010 and was accurate at the time of publication. It's time for...

Port Orleans French Quarter Room Refurbishment

Back in July, 2010, I wrote an extensive article about Port Orleans French Quarter. Although a few items may have been tweaked over the last three years, nothing of significance has changed with the basic resort. However, the rooms...

Is it the Disneyland Resort or WDW? -- A Quiz - Questions

Today's quiz will test your knowledge of the two American Disney resorts. The game is really quite simple. I will show you a picture and you will have to determine if it was taken at the Disneyland Resort or...

D23’s Epcot Anniversary Celebration

On September 30th, 2012, the day before Epcot's 30th anniversary, D23 held a celebration in honor of Disney's third theme park. The event ran from 9am until 6pm and recounted the history of Walt's last great dream, Epcot. Throughout...

Lion King Suite - Art of Animation Resort

Hey everyone! Being the ever vigilant Disney reporter that I am, I was at the Art of Animation Resort on opening day of the Lion King section (August 10th). I wanted to share with you some pictures of the...

Do You Pay Attention Quiz -- Questions

This quiz is designed to see how well you pay attention when visiting Walt Disney World. All of the answers can be seen or heard easily while visiting the four theme parks and the various attractions found within. Like all...

Art of Animation Resort

The Art of Animation Resort is Disney's latest hotel at Walt Disney World. Opening in stages, this value resort will offer both standard rooms and one-bedroom suites when completed. I recently stayed here and would like to share my...

Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, Earful Tower and now Mickey's Sorcerer's Hat -- all of these structures have one thing in common. These are the icons that represent the various Walt Disney World theme parks. The word "icon" has its...

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...

Christmas Week

Now that the busy holiday season is over, I have a question for all of you who visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World the week between Christmas and New Year's. Why? When I applied to work at Disneyland, the interviewer...

If I Ruled the World - Part One

Recently, Mike Scopa wrote a great four-part blog titled "My Fixit List." In these articles, he discussed ten things at Walt Disney World that he believes have been neglected and need attention. His blogs got me to thinking, what would...

Pecos Bill – Tall Tale Inn and Café

Hi all, Before I discuss Pecos Bill - Tall Tale Inn and Café, I need to let you know of a change in the way you will be posting comments. Because we have been getting a lot of junk email,...

Living with the Land

The Land pavilion at Epcot focuses on man's impact on Planet Earth and his efforts to learn from the past in order to create a promising future. The structure was designed to look like a futuristic green house, emphasizing our...

Port Orleans French Quarter - Part Two

Thanks for checking back for Part Two of my French Quarter blog. Leading from The Courtyard to Doubloon Lagoon (the swimming pool area), is a rather unique walkway. Here you'll find a number of jazz-playing gators to liven things up....

Port Orleans French Quarter - Part One

I recently wrote an article about Port Orleans - Riverside. Today I'm going to discuss its sister resort, Port Orleans - French Quarter. In the beginning, the French Quarter was known only as Port Orleans. It did not become...

Main Street Electrical Parade - Walt Disney World

Tonight (June 6, 2010), Summer Nightastic! at the Magic Kingdom officially gets underway with an slightly updated version of the Main Street Electrical Parade. But last night Disney held a special sneak-peak for Annual Passholders (and anyone else who happened...

Which Picture Doesn't Belong #2 - The Answers

Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz. Remember, you might have come up with an equally good answer - something I didn't think about. Once again, DO NOT send me your answers. No winners will be announced and there are...

Which Picture Doesn't Belong #2 - The Quiz

I've got another quiz for you. In each picture are four smaller pictures. Three of them belong to a grouping, but one doesn't for some reason. It's your job to figure out which picture is out of place and why....

Pop Century Resort – The Classic Years

I like the Grand Floridian Resort. I have stayed here several times and have enjoyed the luxurious surroundings of Disney's flagship resort. It's wonderful to be pampered at this deluxe facility. Staying here makes me feel special. But I also...

Disney Steam Trains - Part Three - Walt Disney World

In this blog I'll be discussing the steam trains of Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Roger Broggie, who was responsible for building much of Disneyland's railroad, was put in charge of Walt Disney World's transportation system. Since everyone knows that Florida...

Epcot's Horizons - Part Two

In Part Two of my Horizons blog I'm going to take you on a ride through this great attraction. As many travel ads say, "Getting there is half the fun." When guests entered the Horizons building, they found themselves in...

Epcot's Horizons - Part One

Horizons I miss Horizons. This was a wonderful attraction that allowed me to be immersed in science fiction and science fact with a touch of Disney magic. It was grand in scope and possibilities. I'm sure when the Imagineers were...

Which Picture Doesn’t Belong #1 -- The Answers

Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz. Remember, you might have come up with an equally good answer - something I didn't think about. Once again, DO NOT send me your answers. No winners will be announced and there are...

Which Picture Doesn’t Belong #1 - The Quiz

I've got another quiz for you. In each picture are four smaller pictures. Three of them belong to a grouping, but one doesn't for some reason. It's your job to figure out which picture is out of place and why....

Signs at Walt Disney World - A Detailed Quiz

I recently wrote two blog series, one about Benches and one about Lampposts. My objective was to get people to notice that Disney puts thought and detail into everything they do. These blogs were well received. In fact, I even...

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...

Have a Seat in Walt Disney World - Part 4

Like everything that Disney does, theming is paramount. In this multi-part blog I'll be touring all four parks and pointing out benches, chairs, and other seating options that have been themed specifically for a land or area. For the most...

Have a Seat in Walt Disney World - Part 3

Like everything that Disney does, theming is paramount. In this multi-part blog I'll be touring all four parks and pointing out benches, chairs, and other seating options that have been themed specifically for a land or area. For the most...

Have a Seat in Walt Disney World - Part 2

Like everything that Disney does, theming is paramount. In this multi-part blog I'll be touring all four parks and pointing out benches, chairs, and other seating options that have been themed specifically for a land or area. For the most...

Have a Seat in Walt Disney World - Part 1

Anyone who has ever visited a theme park knows that it doesn't take very long before your feet begin to hurt and your back begins to ache. Most of us just don't spend that much time walking -- and standing...

Reedy Creek Improvement District

Have you ever wondered who governs the property of Walt Disney World? For instance, who regulates building codes, constructs roads, provides fire protection, and manages sewage. If your guess is the State of Florida or the counties of Orange and...

World Showcase Garland

As we know, the Disney Imagineers are masters when it comes to detailing their parks and hotels. And the holiday decorations they display at this time of year are no exception. Each November, Holiday Services decorates 24 resorts including Disney's...

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Press Preview

The 14th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival kicks off on September 25th. To help get things started, Disney invited members of the press to preview some of the new and exciting taste-treats being served this year and to...

Nostalgia – Ticket Books and Transportation

I've had a number of requests to post more pictures of the early years of Walt Disney World. Unfortunately, I've already blogged any that show a difference between then and now. So last night I dug through some of the...

Cool Wash – Epcot

I recently wrote about the Everest Shrine at the Animal Kingdom. In it, I pointed out how the shrine is the same shape as the mountains in the background. I thought everyone was aware of this little bit of trivia,...

VIP Tour at Walt Disney World

My friend Linda Mac and I were invited to participate in a training session intended to help VIP Tour Guides learn the ropes. Before these knowledgeable cast members can escort paying guests through the various parks, they must first practice...

Contempo Café - Contemporary Resort

A new counter service restaurant, the Contempo Café, opened yesterday (November 15) on the fourth floor of the Contemporary Resort. Occupying the space that once was the Concourse Steakhouse, this eatery is designed for those guests who want to grab...

Haunted Mansion Attic

In mid-September of last year, the Haunted Mansion reopened at Disney World after a lengthy rehab. A number of effects were either enhanced or added. The Attic Room is one such example. Gone are the carnival-like pop-up heads to be...

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...

Yakitori House - Epcot's Japan

I'm currently remodeling my kitchen (among other projects). Anyone who has ever undertaken a home improvement project knows there are good days and bad days. Today was a bad day. First, the tile man called and cancelled. He had...

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