Author Archives: Ken Pellman

About Ken Pellman

I was a Disneyland Cast Member for 15 years. Currently a freelance writer.

Marty Sklar Gets His Disneyland Window

Disneyland Park turns 54 today.  Disney Legend Marty Sklar is retiring from his position as Executive Vice President and Imagineering Ambassador at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.  What better time for him to get the special Disney honor of his … Continue reading

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Splash Mountain @ Disneyland Turns 20

Shameless plug time.  My latest column, a highly personal one, is up at LaughingPlace.com.  Disneyland celebrates its 54th Anniversary on Friday (more to come on that), and that also happens to be te 20th Anniversary of the original Splash Mountain.  … Continue reading

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Is 3-D Cinema Failing Again?

The LATimes.com’s Ben Fritz reports “3-D Starting to Look Flat at the Box Office“. The ratio of grosses in theaters with 3-D screens to those that are 2-D only has declined significantly and fairly consistently since “My Bloody Valentine,” the … Continue reading

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Six Flags Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that theme and amusement park operator Six Flags has filed for bankruptcy protection.  Times are tough all around, and running a major park requires the regular infusion of large capital invesments (that new rides, … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug: My Thoughts on Disney at a Film Festival

LaughingPlace.com has posted two reports from the Newport Beach Film Festival, and one of them is my column.  Two screenings were of special interest to Disney fans.  “the boys” (lack of capitalization intended) is a new documentary about the Sherman … Continue reading

Posted in Film, History, Imagineering, LaughingPlace.com, Music, Musicals, Pooh & Characters, Tim Burton | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment