ABD Backstage Magic: Day 3 (part 2)

I had to split this post in two because we physically shifted from Los Angeles to Anaheim and mentally shifted from Hollywood to Disney. Shocking as it may be this was only my second visit to Disneyland.  I don’t even count the first because it was so brief and miserable due to outside factors that…

ABD Backstage Magic: Planning

Watching the in-room TV during your last trip to Walt Disney World you might have seen families exploring Inca ruins, Italian villas, and African safaris. Adventures by Disney (ABD) markets itself as a way to experience the world with the comforts of Disney. Through serendipitous events I went on the Disney (and film) theorist dream…

Why Theming Works: How Carsland is like a Castle

As the crowds race into the newly re-dedicated Disney California Adventure (last pun) it brings to mind the excitement Guests have for experiencing a story in three dimensions. While the setting of most major motion pictures serves as little more then a casualty of the hero and villain’s battle, one large conglomerate providing repetitious awestriking…