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Planning a Disney Camping Trip

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

Since we love to add a bit of Disney to our life whenever we can, we decided to come up with this handy guide to bringing Disney to your camping adventures. Even though it’s cold at the moment, with spring on the way, now is the time to start planning those spring and summer trips, to make sure you are ready when the warmer weather arrives! That way, once the longer days and warm temperatures hit, you will be prepared and ready to skip off on an adventure, soaking up as much fun as possible. One of the best ways...

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What We Can Expect from Disney in 2018

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

With the New Year upon us, it’s time to look at what Disney things we have to look forward to over the next twelve months. 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Disney fans, with so much coming out including new movies, T.V. shows, comics, books, Broadway shows and new Disney Park rides and lands. With so much coming up, we have broken it all down into a simple, categorised list, so that you can keep track of all the Disney fun this year!   Movies   Black Panther A Wrinkle in Time Dolphins Avengers: Infinity War...

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Why is Disney so Popular Among Adults?

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

. It has been over two years since we here at Hourloop established this blog for our readers. In that time, we have been lucky enough to interview many passionate adult Disney collectors who are willing to showcase their collections to other fans. We have spoken with some incredible people, and seen some amazing Disney collections. With so many adult Disney fans to interview, I’ve been wondering – why is Disney so popular among adults? For me, it’s largely about nostalgia – I love Disney as an adult, because it was such a large part of my childhood. I enjoy...

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The Art of Disney’s Golden Age Films: Steve Spain’s Amazing Basement Museum

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For Peoria, Illinois local, Steve Spain, the Happiest Place on Earth might not be Disneyland, it might be his basement. Spain is a long-time fan of Disney, as well as an avid collector of film art and memorabilia from the Golden Age of Walt Disney animation. His impressive collection of framed Walt Disney animation celluloids and Disney collectibles inhabit the large basement ‘museum’ that he has built, to display his prized collection.   . . Raised in Disney’s Golden Age   Spain was raised in Illinois during what is now known as the Golden Age of Disney animation. This refers...

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The Dead Center of the Room: Inside Brad's Haunted Mansion

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For 35 year-old urban Chicagoan, Brad Kalmikoff, there is nothing more relaxing than staying home and hanging out in his Haunted Mansion inspired home theatre room. A salesman by day, Brad enjoys Disney, particularly the Haunted Mansion, when he is at home.   “I turned my home theater into the Haunted Mansion. I feel more at home now that the haunted mansion is a part of my life every day.”   Haunted Mansion is an eerie, dark ride, located in three of the Disney Parks across the world. The well-renowned ride takes passengers through a haunted manor which is inhabited...

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