“Forgotten Hollywood”- Wonderful World of Disney…

Posted on April 11, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The timeless Disney tune It’s a Small World wafting through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along. The It’s a Small World number and animatronic attraction debuted at the 1964 New York World’s Fair at the UNICEF pavilion and sponsored by Pepsi. The soft drink chairman, Joan Crawford, prevailed upon her longtime friend, Mr. Walt Disney, to design the attraction. The infectious ditty was written by Richard and Robert Sherman at the request of Walt. Officials estimate that during a 16-hour operating day, the song is sung, on average, 1,200 times.

its a small world

   The attraction is a popular musical boat ride located in the Fantasyland area at each of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, including: Disneyland in California, the Magic Kingdom in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland Park. The ride features over 300 brightly costumed audio dolls in the style of children of the world, frolicking in a spirit of international unity and singing the attraction’s title song, which has a theme of global peace.

   My only issue… I can’t get this blog story out of my head!


   Walt Disney’s Palm Springs pad is up for sale. The secluded estate presents stunning views of the desert. It’s on the market for $595,000.


   What makes this adorable house on three acres south of Palm Desert such a party palace? For starters, judging from the listing photos, you have zero view of your nearest neighbors. Perhaps it was this advanced seclusion that drew homeowner Walt Disney and his high-profile friends, such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Humphrey Bogart, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnaz, to the spot over the years.

   For the right buyer, one can own their very private Disney attraction!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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