Kevin Yee

  • SeaWorld Orlando Holiday
    SeaWorld Orlando Holiday

    Forget Polar Express, holiday orca, sea lion, or Sesame Street shows (though all the above are stellar as usual). It’s not even the enhanced archways of lights and the soap bubble snowfall. The story this year is the Sea of Trees, 75 artificial trees that aren’t just lit by colored…

  • Osborne Lights – Now with Window Videos
    Osborne Lights – Now with Window Videos

    The always-amazing Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights has returned. Like most years, the show is tweaked and plussed for 2010 – this is one experience they seldom leave alone. Two prominent new things are the window videos and the “interruptions” by Phineas and Ferb. The windows are near one…

  • National Treasures at American Adventure
    National Treasures at American Adventure

    The mini-museum attached to the lobby at American Adventure has undergone a medium refurbishment. About 70% is new, with items from Mark Twain and Thomas Edison prominently displayed. My favorite part is that they now use this space to explain the larger animatronic show. For example, the flute-playing astronaut is…

  • No more “Noodle Station”
    No more “Noodle Station”

    The Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station changed its menu and its name over the weekend; now it’s just called Tomorrowland Terrace, and its menu is varied rather than Asian-heavy. The souvenir guide claims there’s a separate dinner menu with orange chicken, but when we checked at nighttime, it was still the…

  • Disney-branded chips
    Disney-branded chips

    Spotted new packaging a couple of weeks ago at Epcot (then subsequently saw it also in other parks as well). Seems Disney now has character branded chips in the parks! Characters have long been slapped on pre-packaged goods. Pretzels and various candies leap to mind. And just as you’re unlikely…

  • Disney’s Q4 profit down 7%
    Disney’s Q4 profit down 7%

    The Orlando Sentinel reports that corporate profits dropped 7% for Disney (an unexpected result) in the fourth quarter, the end of their fiscal year. More specifically for Q4: Company Revenue – $9.7 billion Company Profits – $835 million Parks and Resorts only: sales – $10.8 billion Parks and Resorts only:…

  • One Man’s Dream Re-opened
    One Man’s Dream Re-opened

    There was something new to see this weekend at the parks: One Man’s Dream (a history museum at DHS) reopened after a few months of refurbishment. There were only light changes to decor and contents. The major exhibits and models were left untouched, with only a few exceptions. The animatronics…

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