Quick Links as of Sunday

  • Analysts are awaiting The Walt Disney Company’s quarterly fiscal update on Tuesday. Some idea of how the US economic slow down is affecting the parks is expected. All I know is it’s been very busy at WDW the last few months.
  • Sad news coming from the Disneyland Hotel as a patron committed suicide by jumping from the 14th floor. While not a frequent ocurance, it’s not unheard of either.
  • Here is a heart warming story about how Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is making a difference for one autistic child.
  • Keeping Up With Jonas reports that Disney has filed a motion to dismiss in the “Segway in the Park” lawsuit. I would like the courts to rule on this, but Jonas is predicting a dismissal.
  • Entertainment Weekly has some interesting backstory on the version of Toy Story that Disney had in production at their Circle 7 studio, which famously was created mostly as a bargaining chip to get Pixar to the table. Andrew Stanton, director of “Finding Nemo” and “WALL-E” dishes. The plot of that unmade film is revealed at the end of the story.
  • Andrew Stanton opens up his ‘domain’ for the New York Times Magazine. Btw, Andrew, that’s “Good Morning America” you should have on at 7AM. “Today” is your competitor.