5 days ago
Disney's efforts to make a quaint American town both failed and succeeded in ways few could have predicted.
August 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
In 1950 the Walt Disney Company released a cartoon called "Motor Mania". Starring Goofy, the film chronicles the metamorphosis of the mild-mannered "Mr. Walker" into the terror of the streets, "Mr. Wheeler". It was ahead of its time.
February 28, 2015, 9am PST
The world of Pandora, created by James Cameron for the blockbuster film Avatar, will be the next addition to Disney's Animal Kingdom park in Orlando, Florida.
November 3, 2014, 8am PST
Disney says its supports pro-business candidates for City Council in Anaheim, but some see a proposed streetcar as the connection behind an uptick in the company's local political support.
August 23, 2013, 2pm PDT
If you love the transportation-related puns you've been subjected to over repeated viewings of Cars, Cars 2, and, now, Planes with your children, you're going to be excited to hear about what Disney is working on now.
October 17, 2012, 2pm PDT
Rachel James speaks with historian Jennifer Gray about the impact that Disney's "particular brand of nostalgic, comforting architecture and urbanism" has had on the way people experience the city and professionals plan for it.
June 29, 2010, 12pm PDT
The Disney Company is betting against the struggling Florida housing market with plans to build million-dollar luxury homes near its Orlando theme park.
May 24, 2010, 7am PDT
Planner Sam Gennawey goes deep into the details explaining how the Disney Corporation's awesome corporate power was thwarted from building an America-themed park in suburban Prince William County.
SamLand's Disney Adventures
December 3, 2009, 8am PST
NPR covers the state of Personal Rapid Transit today, and takes a ride on the first PRT in the U.S., running at West Virginia University since 1975.
October 13, 2009, 9am PDT
The Disney Corporation has announced intentions to donate land for a high speed rail station in Orlando if a Florida project is approved. But some say it's unlikely the company will encourage anyone to use their station.