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  • Patrick Warburton spoofs the Ride Safety Spiel
    Patrick Warburton spoofs the Ride Safety Spiel

    Patrick Warburton spoofs the ride safety spiel that is so common on every roller coaster or e-ticket attraction, including “Soarin’” which features a ride safety spiel from Warburton himself. Rollercoaster Safety with Patrick Warburton – watch more funny videos You’ll also find Patrick Warburton as the voice of the TSA-esque…

  • An Eye on Marvel
    An Eye on Marvel

    Both eyes if I can spare them. Well, things are beginning to slot into place for the growing relationship between Marvel and Disney that began in 2009. The movie contracts are beginning to play out with the end result building strong new franchises for the mouse house. Disney cable has…

  • New Christmas Merchandise Highlights
    New Christmas Merchandise Highlights

    Back with some highlights of new Holiday merchandise available at Disney’s theme parks. A new series of Christmas Tree Ornaments of your favorite Pixar characters. Matching Pixar Finding Nemo and Cars Stockings. There’s a Toy Story one too. I really like this new line of colorful Christmas ornaments. And the…

  • Hidden Mickeys Book Updated Anew
    Hidden Mickeys Book Updated Anew

    Ever since Walt Disney’s Imagineers started working on EPCOT Center, they’ve purposely hidden Mickey Mouse’s iconic silhouette shape around the Walt Disney World resort both as a way to entertain themselves and to reward curious guests who pay attention to the details. Fast forward 30 years and now those famous…

  • Precision Dynamics’ Microchip Wristband
    Precision Dynamics’ Microchip Wristband

    In the Los Angeles Times, Hugo Martín writes about Precision Dynamics’ microchip wristband, which has uses at places like the Disney resorts. The wristbands use the same technology as electronic tollbooths, security key cards and the newest U.S. passports. But at Precision Dynamics, this sophisticated electronic know-how has found its niche at…

  • Disney Vision
    Disney Vision

    I’ve been thinking a lot about Vision lately. That’s Capital ‘V’ vision, btw. Vision for The Disney Blog, the vision for the Walt Disney Company and specifically the theme park division, and vision to get us out of this economic mess that the world has found itself in. I’m hopeful…

  • IAAPA Attractions Expo hits Orlando
    IAAPA Attractions Expo hits Orlando

    The International Associations of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) swings into Orlando this week for its annual Attractions Expo. Industry leaders, companies and hangers on swarm over the Orange County Convention Center for a week trying out all the new things the industry has to offer. It’s also a great…

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