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  • EPCOT Story: The Gift of Light
    EPCOT Story: The Gift of Light

    There are a lot of Hidden Mickeys and even a few Walt Disney tributes. But did you know about a special tribute to Walt’s brother. This lantern at the Japan Pavilion in EPCOT was a gift to Roy O. Disney from Emperor Horihoto.  But it did not start its life…

  • Disney Princess Lingerie Offered In Japan
    Disney Princess Lingerie Offered In Japan

    It appears Disney fandom and cosplay has reached a new level. You can now purchase Princess-inspired lingerie in Japan. A company called Bellemaison has four different sets for sale, inspired by Aurora, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Belle. I thought at first it might be unlicensed, but a disclaimer at the bottom…

  • Disney Characters Form A Voltron – Nerdvana
    tamashi disney voltron

    Tmaashii Nations have posted a teaser image for an upcoming release of “Chogokin King Robo Mickey & Friends.” Apparently that’s some sort of robot made by combining transforming smaller Disney character robots. Reminds me of that Voltron robot I had as a kid and is also known as a Super…

  • Nagoya selected as Location for LEGOLAND Theme Park
    Nagoya selected as Location for LEGOLAND Theme Park

    October Dedication event for LEGOLAND, Florida Coming hot on the heels of their second US theme park, Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd and GCDS Corporation just announced the selection of Nagoya, Japan as the preferredĀ location for the seventh LEGOLAND park. Pending negotiations and permitting to operate LEGOLAND Japan within Nagoya city…

  • Tokyo Disneyland Resort Posts Unsurprising Decline
    Tokyo Disneyland Resort Posts Unsurprising Decline

    To no one’s surprise Oriental Land Company, the operating company for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, reported a sizable revenue decline for the previous quarter. The after effects of the March 11th earthquake meant a 43% drop in revenue over the same quarter last year. Both parks were closed for…

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