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Our community of Disney insiders and super-fans blog frequently, authoritatively, and sometimes even absurdly about the many-splendored marvels of the Mouse.

On The Edge

We have a new contributor to our little corner of the world and here is the first article from K. Martin Beaudry - On The Edge (Enjoying the Undiscovered WDW).



The Mahne

The Mahne Attraction is contributed to us by Keith Mahne and focuses on the legendary attractions - how they were built, who built them and photos of construction and more. Enjoy!

The 626

Sounds ominous, doesn't it: The 626. But it's no experiment. And as far as we know, it doesn't exhale chili dogs. It's Disney fan extraordinare Jeff Heimbuch's slice of Disney life where weekly he'll broadcast to his homeworld - and us - the Disney 626.

Disney P.I.

We have a new Disney Sleuth in the house! Welcome Kevin as he joins our little band of misfits.

Earns Her Ears

Disney's CareerStart is a great way for young people to start earning their ears. That's how Amber Sewell began earning hers. She kept a diary about the work she did (and the fun she had) at Disney World! Let's peek inside...

Remember The Magic

Jeff writes about the experiences of Disney World and how the amazing company goes beyond what they need to in order to make every guest feel special!

Because I Stinkin'
Love Disney World

For some people, it's not enough to love Disney. You have to stinkin' love Disney. Ashley Metz stinkin' loves Disney World. After you've read her exuberant stories, you'll feel the same. Prepare to love Disney in an entirely new way!

Celebrity Disney

Look! It's Mickey! Look! It's... Lady Gaga? Most people at the Disney Parks are there to see the Disney characters, but some instead look for Disney celebrities, those famous (or infamous) folks who sometimes stop by Disney hoping for a magical photo op.

Disney Dizcovery

Amanda has a keen eye for noticing things in the Disney parks that you might have otherwise missed. Each article is like a little treasure hunt.

Disney Dining

Our rough-and-tumble food critics chomp Disney's best grub and let you know how it went down. Whether it's a snack at Pizzafari or a regal repast in Queen Victoria's Room, you'll get the great with the gristle, the tasty with the terrible.

Disney Diva's
Favorite Things

If they're good enough for the Disney Diva, they're good enough for us. (We have no choice!) Find out what Allison Sandberg, the Disney Diva, counts among her favorite things at Disney World. And then make them yours.

Disney Ink

You've got the ears. You've got the caps, the shirts, and the pins. What's next? How about some ink? A Disney tattoo. A real Disney tattoo. Lots of folks have 'em. And some don't bother to hide 'em. We'll showcase the very best, mind-blowing Disney tattoos.

The Adventures
of Tom Nabbe

The Adventures of Mark Twain is an American classic. The Adventures of Tom Nabbe is a Disney classic. Disney Legend Tom Nabbe's first role for Walt was Tom Sawyer. But there's so much more to this story!

Disney Tale
of the Tape

Step into the ring with professional boxing judge and Disney blogger Dan Sisneros, who every other week will bring your Disney favorites to blows in bloodless matches to settle their differences once and for all.

Disney Travel Tips
from Mouseketrips

How's this for a no-brainer: Disney travel agents have the best Disney travel tips. Duh! All we need are the best travel agents. Like Keith Anderson of Mouseketrips! He'll save you money - and your sanity, too.

From the
Mouth of the Mouse

Jeff Heimbuch has been chatting with Disney Cast Members (from famous Imagineers to front-line workers) for years. Now he's ready to open his files and reveal their stories in an exclusive series of informative interviews.

Tips on Earth

Getting to the Happiest Place on Earth isn't hard. In fact, Disney makes it really easy! And now Lesley Sawhook makes it really easy to stay calm, cool, and clever while you're there with her Happiest Tips on Earth!

Hughes of Green

Who's Hughes? Classified. Why's he at Disney? Classified. Well, okay, if you promise not to tell anyone: Hughes is retired military, now stationed at Shades of Green to investigate reports of strange and suspicious activity in the parks. Shhh. Here he comes...


Hullabaloo is a big noise made to announce a memorable event. Here, the events in question are Disney-driven. Cool new Disney sites! Books! Apps! Or maybe just an outrageous ripple in the Disney pop culture. Come on in: the hullabaloo's just fine.

It Came
from Disney!

You know you want it. Why? Because it came from Disney. Before you splurge, read what Jessica Clawson thinks about that must-have memorabilia. Maybe it came from Disney - but do you really want to take it home?

It's All
in a Nametag

I bet when you see a Disney nametag all you see is the Cast Member's name. Benson Myers sees much more. Each of Disney's thousands of different nametags has its own story, its own history, its own style.

Mouse of
Zen Monday

Can you express an essential truth about Disney in a few short syllables? Use a handful of words to recapture a forgotten memory? JB Conway can. His evocative haikus are better than pictures - because you put in the meaning.


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No Event Too Small

Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway was hired in 1963 to write press releases for Disneyland. Over three decades later, he retired as Disney's Director of Press and Publicity. Now a consultant and published author, he shares with us scoops from his storied career.

Park Perfect

You've got the ears. You've got the caps, the shirts, and the pins. What's next? How about some ink? A Disney tattoo. A real Disney tattoo. Lots of folks have 'em. And some don't bother to hide 'em. We'll showcase the very best, mind-blowing Disney tattoos.

Pontius on Park

Some of the most fascinating Disney stories aren't told by Imagineers but rather by Disney 'brass'. For seven years, as Director and then Vice-President of Marketing, Larry Pontius was among the brassiest. But his tales are pure gold.

Practical Pointers from the Pink Ear Pixie

Pixies are known, sometimes, for being pink, but are they known, ever, for being practical? Yes, if the 'pixie' is named Amanda Sykora, whose Disney pointers will help you plan a practical and perhaps perfect Disney vacation.

with the Mouse

Thousands of people every year travel to Disney and rush past every ride. Crazy people? Nope. Runners. Catch your breath and let marathon machine Robert Mathis whip you into shape for Disney's next marathon.

Squeak of the Week

A squeak? Every week? Can that be pleasant? Well, normally no, but in this case, the squeaks are from John Stanley Donaldson, protege of Disney Legend Herb Ryman and later his biographer. John's lyrical writing style turns squeak to song.

The Truth of
the Matter Is

Disney Legend Rolly Crump started work for Disney in 1952. He knows Disney history because as an Imagineer he helped make so much of it! Join Rolly weekly as he relates the highlights of his long Disney career.

Vinylmation 360

For some people, Vinylmations are just another Disney souvenir. For others, they're an all-consuming hobby. Buy 'em. Sell 'em. Trade 'em. Live 'em. In Vinylmation 360, Kelly Firth will help consumers and collectibles alike comprehend this new Disney craze.

Vinylmation My Way

Disney Vinylmations: oh, they're so cute! Sure, they're cute, but what if you've got them all? Or maybe Disney doesn't make the one you want? Easy. Make your own. Tri-weekly, we'll feature the best of the world's custom Vinylmations - done your way!

Wandering the
World with Wally

Fearless bon vivant Walter Octavius March wanders Walt Disney World in search of the unseen, the little-known, the glimpse of the glorious that turns each of Wally's park excursions into Adventure!

Why Did
Disney DO That?!?

Here's the set-up. Disney does something... questionable. People ponder over it, their brows furrow, their eyes narrow, and then they ask the same thing: Why Did Disney DO That?!? Lee Beatens may have the answer.