Wall Street Journal and Orlando Sentinel report that Michael Eisner, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, has announced that he will retire when his contract expires in 2006. With a lame duck now at the helm, and Bob Iger just fingered as the crown prince, it will be interesting to see how much additional clamoring
Disney's Vero Beach Resort, part of the Timeshare Disney Vacation Club, was seriously swamped by Hurricane Frances and is now closed for repairs. The time-share resort features a large main building that overlooks the beach, with less than a football field's worth of vegetated dunes and sand separating it from the open sea where Frances
Frank Thomas, one of Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and a legend of animation has passed on. SaveDisney.com was notified by the family that Thomas died last night. The Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Bambi, Thumper, Captain Hook, The Queen of Hearts, Flora, Fauna, Merriweather, Ichabod, Stepmother, Pongo, Perdita, Tramp, Lady, Jock, Mad Madam Mim, Baloo, King
More amazing photos from the same guy who brought you the 1980 photos. This time about 30 aerial shots taken from a helicopter. Some amazing detail here. Post 9/11 rules make it nearly impossible to get this kind of tour again.
It's hard to predict with much certainty where a hurricane will hit more than a few hours in advance. But forecasters have gotten pretty good a projecting the possible path upto five days out. If you anywhere near this path that means it's time to prepare. This is something Floridians know all too well this
Wall Street is like the nosy neighbor always chiming in with their view whether it is wanted or not. Analysts (read "Fortune Tellers") have made their views known with little or no reaction in Disney's stock price resulting from the twin Hurricanes. Two storms is barely a blip on the radar for the Walt Disney
Update: Correction. These rumors are just regarding the letter of intent. No final contract has been signed. My bad Word is leaking out the the sale has gone through, or will shortly. Thus marks the end of a long chapter in the Walt Disney Company that was at one time both it's biggest success and
An amazing collection of 150 photos from Walt Disney World in 1980. This is prior to EPCOT, MGM, or DAK. So you're really seeing the last months when all the attention was lavished on the Magic Kingdom, not shared with other properties. (Thanks DonickCo!)