The Disney Echo has a cozy, neighborhood feel to it instead of a way-too-big “Buy n Large” kind of place.
Relive magical Disney memories with the Disney Echo, your fun and friendly online connection to like-minded Disney fans sharing the Disney spirit and their opinions about almost everything! There’s also the Disney Echo forums at DisneyEcho.emuck.com, your interactive online magazine to discover new wonders and share magical Disney memories. The Disney Echo is not affiliated with any part of The Walt Disney Company.
Disney fans and Disneyana enthusiasts gather online to discuss all aspects of the Walt Disney Company here at the Disney Echo. Discuss what’s new at Disney including movies from Walt Disney Pictures, the Disney Studios, Disney Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Television, ABC-TV Disney-related shows, Disney toys and collectibles at Disneyana conventions, Disney art and collectables, and theme parks such as Disneyland, Disneys California Adventure, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, plus Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
just the mention of the name brings many happy memories.
… The first time your parents took you to see your first Disney motion picture in a movie theater …
… that trip to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, when you were finally big enough to ride Space Mountain – then screamed the whole time because you wanted to GET OFF NOW …
… the first time you gazed up in awe as a pixie’s magic started wondrous fireworks …
… the first time you rode the monorail near the Matterhorn at Disneyland — or right through the center of the Contemporary Resort — and then rounded the bend, marvelling at the Magic Kingdom in all its splendor …
… hurrying home to see your favorite Disney TV show, whether you’re old enough for that to have been the Mickey Mouse Club or whether it was the Disney Afternoon or the Disney Channel.
Walt Disney loved to hear from fans who’d write that some of the happiest times of their lives were spent having fun at Disneyland or immersed in the adventure of a Disney movie, happy memories of magical moments shared with family and friends. His creations could make you feel like a child again … and relive your own childhood wonder when you see them through the eyes of your own children.
Now, you can relive all those memories again with the Disney Echo … a fun and friendly online connection to like-minded Disney fans from all over the world who share the Disney spirit and their opinions of news about The Walt Disney Company, Disney and Pixar movies, TV & stage shows, and tell stories about their trips to Disney theme parks, Disneyana conventions, stage shows or even about their favorite Disney Character or souvenir. The Disney Echo is a place to remember the old, keep in touch with the new, and cover ALL facets of the Disney empire — theme parks, movies, TV & stage shows, memorabilia, magical vacations… All Things Disney.
Chris Harrower started the Disney Discussions sub on WWIVNet when he had his original BBS system, called “The Ink And Paint Club.” It spread over to some other of the original BBS Networks, but Chris was thrilled when he learned about FidoNet and founded the Disney Discussions conference — also known as the Disney Echo — on FidoNet around August 4, 1990. That’s where it really took off!
I’m Rich Koster, one of the modEARators of the Disney Echo and creator of the FANtasEARS Disney Fan Club. I have been actively participating with my wife Carol in the Disney Echo since April 1992. When we first found the Disney Echo and read the messages there we thought we had died and gone to heaven! Someone to talk about Disney with, all the time, about any subject, and any time of the day! We became such a presence on the Disney Echo that Chris eventually turned the moderator duties over to us, which we were happy to do. It was our way of giving something back to the Disney community that had given so much to us. I’ve been lucky enough to host numerous chats with famous Disney celebrities over the years, and transcripts of them can be seen at EMuck. Through the years, the Disney Echo continued to hold a special place in our hearts and the hearts of many Disney fans. Now, the Disney Echo is online and better than ever — available anywhere on the planet you have access to a web browser — at home, at a friend’s house, or even at a Disney theme park while on vacation!
The display on this website is set up to show the posts in reverse chronological order of when they were posted originally, so if you want to read the reports from the beginning, go to the last post on the last page and work forward. There are also Pages which you’ll see listed directly under the masthead.
Parts of this blog are also the Disney Echo’s REAL-TIME photo-based travel blog with photo reports posted in real-time, though there could be delays due to uploading or other technical issues. The first entry about the Koster family’s July 2008 Disneyland trip can be found by clicking here and the first entry about their Easter 2008 Disneyland trip can be found by selecting this link.
That link goes to the very first entry of the travel-related stories: Welcome to our Trip Report.
The blog entry made after that first one is found after clicking the link named “Our Vacation Plans At-A-Glance” and that link is found above and below the first blog entry.
The third blog entry is similarly found after clicking the link above and below the second blog entry, where the link is named “Packing Up”
One can read all the entries/articles in the order they were posted by going to the next entry and the next entry the same way. Otherwise, this website defaults to displaying the most-recently-posted entries followed by older entries below it on the page as well as on the pages after it.
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In the words of Walt Disney, “To all who come to this happy place, welcome!”
And as they’d say at the Adventurer’s Club at WDW’s Pleasure Island, “If you come in here a stranger, you will exit as a friend. Kungaloosh!!”