Kingdom of Memories

Browsing Category:

Documents

Documents

Ward Kimball and the mystery of Mickey’s Studio Tour

Rumors are staring to spread about the replacement of The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with something named, “The Great Mickey Ride,” purportedly a trackless ride through Mickey Mouse’s film career. This rumor reminded me of an item that went up for auction last year on eBay, a set of drawings purchased from famed animator Ward Kimball’s estate of sketches for a never-realized attraction for the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland that gives a  ...

Continue Reading

Documents

Read the early ’70s Tomorrowland Handbook from Walt Disney Wolrd

I can’t remember where I got this document — it might have been on eBay or perhaps at a Disneyanna sale a number of years ago. Whenever it was, it was long enough ago that I had totally forgotten about it until I found it this week at the bottom of a bin. Based on the fact that the document constantly refer to things as “coming in 1972,” they have to date from at least a year or two prior, most likely 1970, given some of the remarkable things stated that don’t come  ...

Continue Reading