The SOAR project continues to grow steam in Anaheim. A recent poll in the OC register showed that most readers expect Disney to get its way and prevent non-tourism businesses from opening in the resort district. Let’s just hope they vote that way too.
2719 Hyperion has a look at a Donald Duck comic book I remember well, "The Son of the Son". It was the first by Don Rosa.
The Orlando Sentinel notes that local tourism leaders see good things from Universal’s announcement that they would be building a Harry Potter themed land. The same story also puts a price tag on the project of around $250 million. That’s about twice what Disney spent on the new Tomorrowland in 1998 at Disneyland and about 35% of what Disney spent to build all of California Adventure in 2001.
Upcoming Pixar discusses the rumors concerning a new ‘Cars’ film from Pixar. Is it a full length picture or just a short? I’ve been wondering why a ‘Cars’ TV show hasn’t made it to ABC saturday morning or the Disney Channel yet. The cast of characters if perfect and it shouldn’t be too difficult to come up with 10-20 good story arcs for a season or two of episodes.
An amazing set of photos over on Flickr. Most are from Disneyland, but some feature some great marquettes from Rataouille and what looks to be a model of the robot from the upcoming WALL-E Pixar film.