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I Still Listen to the Tween Pop I Loved in Middle School, And It Has Even Deeper Meaning Now

Whether you were the little girl bawling along with the unforgettable Girl-Who-Ugly-Cried as Sanjaya rocked “You Really Got Me” or the young guy who secretly man-crushed on the JoBros, there’s something about the music of the ’00s that simply can’t be found chart-toppers of my generation’s … Continue reading Source link

Disney thought it would be a great idea to sell a brown, tattooed, full-body Polynesian skin suit

For just $44.95, you too could have worn the beautiful brown tattooed skin of a Polynesian demigod. Too late! Disney’s snapped out of it, nudged by a complaint or two. Disney said it regretted any offence. “The team behind Moana has taken great care to respect the cultures of the Pacific Islands that inspired the film, and we regret that the Maui costume has …

To do in San Francisco: Oct 15 panel on the creation of the Haunted Mansion

To do in San Francisco: Oct 15 panel on the creation of the Haunted Mansion / Boing Boing The storied Walt Disney Family Museum hosts Imagineer Kim Irvine, former Disney lead Twitter writer Ed Squair, and Winchester Mystery House manager Walter Magnuson in a panel on Oct 15, discussing the origins of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion, a subject near and dear to my heart.  …

The incredible true story of the Epcot Horizons superfans who ruled the ride

In 1995, after a year-long closure, Disney re-opened Horizons, the GE-sponsored original Epcot ride devoted to showcasing different ideas about the future, a kind of heir to the Futurama at the 1939 New York World’s Fair; fearing the ride was likely to be shuttered soon, two Epcot superfans began covertly exploring and documenting the ride, figuring out its ways and means until they learned …

What's inside a Tiki Bird?

Kevin Kidney owns a couple of audio-animatronic birds from the Enchanted Tiki Room, the first Disney showcase for robotic animals, still running and glorious today — he’s decided to make them good as new, and is documenting his process. As Kidney dissects and rebuilds these robotic birds, he’s posting photos and notes from the process, revealing the cunning mechanisms that the Imagineers …