happy halloween, 2014

Halloween is my favorite time of year; from my early childhood, I have always loved Halloween. As an adult, I have come to appreciate it as the beginning of the holiday season and wonderful times with my family. Here’s hoping you have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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in 1971 disney world was officially dedicated

On This Day in 1971, Disney World culminated a 3-day long celebration of the formal grand opening of the park. Although opened since October 1, this day was chosen as the day to formally dedicate the park. Roy spoke to his brother’s dream and dedicated the park which is commemorated on a plaque in the […]

northwest coast inspired iconography

As we continue to evolve etckt.com, one of the key things we will be expanding is our original content creation. Currently we are working on a new iBook experience for Epcot and a Kickstarter plan around that development. In the interim, however, there numerous smaller projects in development for gallery shows around the country. For […]

star wars land speculation, continued

This past Saturday September 27 marked the closing of the Studio Backlot Tour; an original attraction that provided a glimpse behind the scenes of a “working” studio. Honestly, the “working” part of that phrase was aspirational at best. Yes, the park did provide production facilities to the television and film markets, but it never became what […]

some disneyland resort fun facts

At the Disneyland Resort, stories grow from the ground up — literally. From carefully manicured flowers on Main Street, U.S.A., to desert plants in Cars Land, the landscape is part of the detail that tells the “story” of each land in the parks. More than 800 species of plants indigenous to 40 nations grow at […]

let the food and fun begin

A rockin’ after-hours street party and a premium food-and-beverage package for Walt Disney World Resort guests will debut during the 19th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase Sept. 19-Nov. 10, 2014. Celebrated for its inspired flavors, high-energy Eat to the Beat concerts and premium dining events, the Festival kicks off a week early […]