28 February 2010

Disney This Week - 28 February 2010

Disney This Week - 28 February 2010
Ryan P. Wilson

My favorite event among the gigantic list of special events found in Walt Disney World has always been Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. In fact, this festival is one of the reasons I always stage my annual research trip in the spring. This, Amanda Tinney took her Disney Every Day readers on a tour of this year’s highlights as they are currently being set up in preparation for the festival’s opening.

Normally, we here at the Main Street Gazette try to focus on Walt Disney World rather than the original park in California. This week, however, there were a trio of articles that caught my attention. First up, Tonyomagic! presented us with a thorough history of Captain EO within Disneyland over at Meet the World. Meanwhile, Dave, along with the readers of Daveland, were treated to a tour of Nature’s Wonderland, then and now. And, finally, Mike, the former-yet-forever Skipper of Jungle is “101,” explores the finer points of the dunking tradition on a Skipper’s last day on the river.

On the media side of Disney, Paul F. Anderson took some time this week on the Disney History Institute to showcase James Mason, otherwise known as Captain Nemo, and his memories of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

I am as psyched as anyone for this year’s release of TRON: Legacy. The viral events (and wishing one would come to Asheville) have only made the anticipation more painful. This week, the Pitcell chase gave us a new image from the world of TRON and an event that featured a new teaser. You can read a review and breakdown of the event/trailer, written by Craig Grobler, over at The Establishing Shot.

The Progress City Radio Hour, a new podcast by the incredible Progress City U.S.A. duo, has just been launched. You should definitely be listening, and if you need further convincing just stop by Imaginerding, where George Taylor has a full review of the show.

From time to time we all wonder what we are doing, continually feeding our hunger for all things Disney. This lack of drive is inevitable, but over at WDW Central, Matt Correia show us all just how easy it is to renew our passion for Disney.

As many of us know, there are plenty of gears behind the ears of Walt Disney World. Last week, Tim Weston took The Daily Mickey to Jason Lovelace’s discussion, The Engineering Behind to Magic, which delved into how Disney keeps things running like clockwork.

It never seems to fail, somewhere in the middle of my week someone is going to make me homesick for Walt Disney World by talking about the food available there. This week, two lovely ladies were the culprits. First, The Disney Chick served up some homemade Curry Butternut Soup from Boma, which is, perhaps, my favorite soup found at Walt Disney World. Then, as a reminder that for every hamburger there is absolutely stunning foodie faire to be had elsewhere, AJ showcased another fine meal from the Contemporary’s California Grill over at The Disney Food Blog.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for including me in this week's Disney This Week post, Ryan. I really appreciate it!

TokyoMagic! said...

Thank you for the mention and the link to my blog! Thanks for the one from several weeks ago too...I just noticed that one!