Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Herbie Rides Again!

Herbie

Herbie the Love Bug

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia, the weekly series that brings you a bit of Disney Trivia for you to enjoy!  Along with my good friends Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, I am Mike from My Dreams of Disney bringing you some unique trivia from the book Disney Trivia from the Vault by Mr. Dave Smith.

Today, K.H. asks a question about the movie Herbie Rides Again.  Here is what they had to say:

Where did Disney film the firehouse that was used in Herbie Rides Again? K.H., Louisville, KY

The firehouse featured in Herbie Rides Again was built on the back lot of the Disney Studios in Burbank, California.  Movie magic did the rest: the street scenes of San Francisco were matted in around the firehouse.

Special thanks to my daughter Sophie for looking these up for me!  Now, check out the rest of the entries below, and enjoy!



Hall of Presidents

History 101 with the Hall of Presidents

Hall of Presidents The Hall of Presidents, located in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom, is one of the best educational exhibits you can find at Walt Disney World.  As we saw in Theresa’s article on Tuesday, the Hall of Presidents can play an instrumental role in Learning at Walt Disney World!

When the idea of the Hall of Presidents came about, Walt originally wanted to call it “One Nation Under God” for Disneyland.  While the idea wasn’t able to come to fruition entirely, “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” was created — first at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and then opened in Disneyland on July 18, 1965.

After Walt’s death on December 15, 1966, the Imagineers were able to come up with the idea of Liberty Square — the thought process being that since Walt Disney World was so much closer to New Orleans then Disneyland, that there would be no need to have a New Orleans Square at the Magic Kingdom.  Additionally, it was decided that this canvas would be the perfect place to resurrect Walt’s idea of “One Nation Under God” — but under the slightly different name of the Hall of Presidents.

To me, what really makes the Hall of Presidents is the Audio-Animatronic likenesses of each of the Presidents of the United States.  This is incredibly cool to me because the Presidents are so realistic — some of them speak, they all move in some form or fashion, and even when the camera isn’t panned on them, you can still see movements, almost as if the characters are talking to one another!

The film that plays prior to the appearance of the Presidents is great, also, and full of a rich history of what makes our country great — but for this writer, it’s the Presidents themselves that really set this attraction apart.

So what do you think about the Hall of Presidents?  Why don’t you leave me a comment below, and thanks for stopping by!

Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary!

Last Saturday my family was one of the thousands of other families that were able to make it over to the Magic Kingdom to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.  The weather was absolutely incredible, the atmosphere in the park was phenomenal, and the excitement built for us from the moment we got up in the morning, continued through the day, and didn’t wane until our heads hit our pillows sometime at 1:15 AM the next morning.

I had never been part of such a great day, and one of the things that I did was to record as much video as I could with my little iPod Touch.  This video is of the morning celebration that took place around 10:00 AM.  I hope you enjoy it!

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