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As 2010 comes to an end we look back on our first full calendar year and the ride it's been! 


Most Visited Posts of 2010 (in no particular order)


Matterhorn for Magic Kingdom Fantasyland

Fritz shares what he'd like to see built in Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland.  It includes two tracks, a boat ride, and a Swiss village.


Haunted Mansion Like You've Never Seen It

Go behind the scenes of The Haunted Mansion!


A Look at the Progress City Model - Then and Now

A deeper look into the Progress City model than ever before with photos of both it's Disneyland and Magic Kingdom's homes.


Walking the "Politically Correct" Line

Lilly discusses her frustrations with overly-sensitive worries of offending people and how it affects us all.


Pirates of the Caribbean Like You've Never Seen It

See Pirates of the Caribbean up-close and personal with lots of pics.


THEN AND NOW: MK Tomorrowland

The first in our ongoing "Then and Now" photo series.


Hidden Mickey Controversy

Hate those Hidden Mickeys? Lilly and Mitch go head-to-head in this two part debate.


I Miss Paul Frees

A look at legendary voice talent, Paul Frees and all the things he has done for Disney theme parks.


Little Box of Treasures

Enjoy what Fritz calls a pile of garbage but see the amazing places this junk came from!


Frito Kid and Deeee-licious Fritos!

A historical look at a mysterious and much-forgotten part of Disneyland.



Most Common Search Phrases of 2010

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Other Fun Search Phrases of 2010

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Most Common Questions Asked Via Email

How do I become an Imagineer?
What do I study in order to become an Imagineer?
What does it take to become an Imagineer?
Can I submit an idea and you submit it to Imagineering?
Can you talk to someone to tell them I'd be a great Imagineer? 


Thank you everyone for a fun year.  We look forward to the next many years!




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Thank you very much for the amazing year of posts. It has been so amazing looking at the close up pictures of animatronics from Pirates and The Haunted Mansion. Your WDW fanboys podcast was really awesome, by the way. I loved the story of you sneaking around Disneyland. Sounds like me in backstage in before performing in Epcot's Cadelight Processional.. I didn't get far before I chickened out, and went back to the holding area. Anyway, you and Lily have really been an inspiration to me this whole year. I hope 2011 brings just as many insightful and enjoyable posts on this site.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryan

Thank you, Bryan. We love to hear responses like yours. And sneaking away from Candlelight sounds fun! Not that we condone that sort of thing.

December 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterAdmin

PS, everyone- the "Most Common Search Phrases" are Google/Bing/Yahoo?etc. searches that led people to the sites, not searches made on our site. Now you know. :)

December 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterAdmin

Oh yeah, don't worry about the Candelight thing. I bet I didn't get past where we were "allowed" to go anyway. I didn't even see anything special. I just spent the 30 minute "Rest time" seeing if I could find anything interesting without venturing too far. I was much to chicken to go past the rehersal tents or further than the trailer bathrooms, although I must admit one year I had some serious internal debates on the benefits and consequenses of venturing further. The bus ride into backstage does show some awesome props and other stuff from the park. Thats enough for me for now. One year I saw the boat that once sat on the sand on the shore of the lake. On another note, I figured you meant the Goggle searches, but decided to try anyway ;).

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryan

Come to think of it, what you did in Disneyland sounds beyond crazy to me. I have no idea how you had the courage to do that. Those Pirates workers you spoke of crack me up.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryan

Thanks to everyone for a great year on a truly fantastic website. I make sure to check daily for another awesome article, going back to bed if I find you've skipped a day. One of the few Disney sites I visit faithfully, it's guaranteed one of you will have a great "Behind the Scenes", "What Should've Been", or just plain "What the Hell is Wrong With Some Guests?".

Looking forward to another year of incredible articles, bumping into you guys at a Disney Park someday, and another podcast with you as guests(thanks Bryan). BTW- Can you talk to someone to tell them I'd be a great Imagineer? I'd prefer Walt.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWDWFanBoy Brett

Bryan- Yeah all that goofing around Disneyland was pretty stupid but fun. :) Great memories.

Brett- I'm on the phone with upper management (they're just like Walt) right now to tell them how amazing you are. They are interested. And they've all listened all of your podcasts.

December 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterMitch

You're my hero Mitch. You just moved up the Christmas list, easily surpassing annoying family members.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWDWFanBoy Brett

Favorite search: are disney animatronics real people. Love it.

Thanks for such a great year everyone! May the new year bring peace, happiness and the return of Horizons. Haha. ;)

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilly

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