Tag Archives: backstory

The Mouse is in the Details
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Hello. My name is Robert, and I am married to a Disney-holic. She is terminally afflicted with no cure in sight. I have made my peace and learned to stop worrying and love the Mouse. While I may not be … Continue reading

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Mouse Vocabulary: Queue
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  This Mouse Vocabulary term seems, at first, to be just a regular vocabulary word.  After all, normal, non-Disney people use the word queue all the time. (Not to say that Disney people are abnormal–though I definitely am!)  But Disney … Continue reading

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Boy, Have We Got A Vacation For You
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This may come as a surprise to some of you, but Michael Crichton was one of us: a raging Disney fan, likely counting down to his next chance to explore the Parks. You really only have to look at his … Continue reading

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Goodnight, Duffy
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Say what you will about Duffy the Disney Bear, but I think he’s a fascinating study of how a character is created from scratch and evolves over time. What started as temporary marketing ploy for a new store in Downtown … Continue reading

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A Real Life Fairy Tale Castle
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Aside from Mickey Mouse himself, the one thing most people think about when they think of Walt Disney World is the iconic castle at the center of the Magic Kingdom.  Cinderella’s Castle has been enchanting little girls and grown men … Continue reading

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Wayfinding Wednesday: Signs of Recycling
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Wayfinding items are signage and other graphic communication elements that tell you where you are –  signs, light fixtures, mailboxes and fireboxes. It’s a rich and varied aspect of the incredible theming found throughout Disney Parks, and one of my … Continue reading

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I Can Dig It: Dinoland, U.S.A.
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When you think of quintessential Walt Disney World experiences, DinoLand U.S.A. is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But DinoLand is a shining example of the complexity and depth of story you can find in the details … Continue reading

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