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70 Years of Walt Disney Imagineering

Celebrating 70 Years of Walt Disney Imagineering

“Walt said it: You can design, create, and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

Congratulations to WDI on 70 years of doing the impossible!

If you’re interested in learning more about the past, present, and future of Imagineering, I would suggest watching The Imagineering Story on Disney+.

The Imagineering Story on Disney+

Recently, a book has been compiled by Leslie Iwerks, the director of the series on Disney+. This book contains a lot of good behind the scenes information that expands upon what was discussed in the show.

Blog, Travel

Project Orange – The Florida Chronicles – Episode 1

So I’ve finally gotten around to editing some videos from our adventures around central Florida. Episode One is from a day at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. You can check out episode one below. For anyone wondering about the name “Project Orange” — The name comes from the fact that we had been wanting to move to Florida for several years, and by the late-2000’s the concept got a formal name — “Project Orange.” So, now that the move has come to fruition, the name “Project Orange” lives on in the title of our Florida adventures…

Project Orange – The Florida Chronicles – Episode 1 – Universal Studios

This was 2018…

So, what a year it’s been. My family and I have seen more change this year than ever before. In April of this year we started our trek south to central Florida. There have been so many ups and downs throughout the year, but I wouldn’t change anything.

It’s been a great change of climate! I do not miss the snow! And as of yet, I’m not tired of the heat. The hardest part? Missing our friends and family. However, there are just so many things to see and do around central Florida — and not just Disneyworld and Universal. I’ve had so much good food — and put on a little weight in the process. Here’s a sampling of some of the sights we’ve seen, some of things we’ve experienced, and maybe a few familiar faces from 2018:

(There might be a picture or two of some food in there too!)

Blog, Movies, Video Games

Hunting Easter Eggs

I love Cadbury chocolate. I really do. I think I can probably blame this fact on having British relatives and having a deep English family connection. Cadbury Flakes? Yes, please! And of course, “no bunny” knows Easter like the Cadbury Bunny.

But I did not come to you tonight to talk about chocolate. I came to talk to you about Easter Eggs. Not even the Cadbury Crème ones… or even the ones you hide in early spring that occupy the kids for hours on end, and you end up finding in July after playing a long guessing game of “where’s that smell coming from?”

I’m thinking more of digital Easter Eggs. Hidden rooms, messages, inside jokes or simple artwork found in video games (especially early games) that were part of the inspiration of the movie “Ready Player One.”

So, the first example of a hidden “Easter Egg” comes right from the movie itself. One of the most prominent “eggs” in the movie involves this one from the Adventure game for the Atari 2600, released in 1979:

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Blog, Internet

Updates, updates

Well, I’ve turned the website back “on” again. It’s not perfect, still too much Latin on the screen (default text) but I got tired of staring at “Maintenance Mode” too. So, it’s gonna have to be good enough for now. I’ll fix it as there’s time.

One thing that really bugs me is that, once again, Internet Explorer is not showing things properly. Again… too bad. All other browsers are working fine, so tough luck IE. If I can figure it out, great, if not “oh well.”