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Second Hidden Oswald Discovered at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

There’s a long tradition of “Hidden Mickeys” in the theme parks, and there are a few other Disney characters sometimes left for discovery as well (Hidden Minnie, Hidden Donald, etc). Disney purchased the rights to (and ownership of) Oswald the Lucky Rabbit a few years ago. Oswald was Walt’s first commercial success that was legally wrested…

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Memories of Robin Williams at Disneyland

The news that Robin Williams is dead has hit me with some suddenness (perhaps you too?) and has caused me to turn introspective. He was one of the celebrities I had occasion to meet over the years, in this case in my capacity as a Cast Member at Disneyland. It was early 1993. Mickey’s Toontown…

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Rooftop hazard fence eyesores in Tomorrowland

Hazard/warning fences have started appearing along Tomorrowland’s roofline, and they are eyesores whenever they show up. The fences are made of thin metal poles connected by a single (metal?) wire, from which dangle triangular “banners” (also of metal?) that are yellow and say “WARNING” on them. The outside of the banner is gray. Ostensibly the…