The Figment Cafe is (or was, have no idea if it still exists) a secret dining room at Walt Disney Imagineering in California. No pictures of the inside are allowed, but we have a couple of bits of...
Vintage Walt Disney World: A Look Back at Tapestry of Nations
Fifteen years ago, Tapestry of Nations had its soft opening at Epcot. I can’t let a milestone pass by without sharing a photo from my favorite parade. (I’m biased. Here is proof.) Here’s a look at Hammerman in front of a Millennium-themed
EPCOT 25TH ANNIVERSARY - a special celebration - Original Spaceship Earth Artwork
In tribute to Epcot 25th celebration, here is the first part of a series of articles about the original artwork. In this part one we will have a closer look to the original renderings for Epcot icon: Spaceship Earth. We begin by this Herb Ryman painting showing the exterior above. Next are some artwork for the cro-magnon cave sequence. Strangely, it seems that a scene with dinosaurs was considered before being cancelled. Here is the rendering of the egyptian temple sequence. This one is for…
Today in Disney History: Journey Into Imagination Opens at Epcot
Today in Disney history is a biggie for fans of early Epcot history. On March 5, 1983, the original Journey Into Imagination attraction debuted in FutureWorld at Epcot, introducing guests to Dreamfinder, Figment and a lovely little song titled “One
Journey Into Imagination at Epcot
Photo circa 1983. I was fortunate enough to find these photos from Epcot circa 1983 which were miscellaneously put into an album which was stored in the rafters of my sister's garage.
I have thousands of Disney images that I've saved starting from about 1976. Newspaper and magazine clippings most which are about how things were made at Disney. Remember: Not all of these publications cared about the facts. They just needed some Blah Blah to caption the pictures. I dig the mistakes myself. Here we have WED East sculptor Perry Russ working on one of his many variations of Figment (Dreamfinder?) For EPCOT Center. No Pixie dust huh? I had the honor of hanging out with Perry a…
Disney Days of Past: Food Rocks at Epcot
Today, back in 1994, Food Rocks opened at The Land pavilion at Epcot. Hosted by Fūd Wrapper, food items sang the virtues of eating healthy. Trying to crash the healthy party were the hard rockers, The Excess, who liked to shout about the best