or the bean counters? In the last fifteen years or so, there's been a big shift in how the parks handle retailing. I don't know if this was because they put the former head of the Disney Store in charge of the parks, or they put him in charge because they wanted to increase retailing,
One of the many things that Disney does right is the Disney Magic Music Days program. The program is a chance for children to perform at a Disney themepark, get a discount on admission and sometimes lodging, and learn a little about what it means to be a paid performer. Disneyland and Disney World participate.
Usually it is the people who exist at the lower end of the ecomonic spectrum. Yes, High winds don't discriminate against homes based on how much their owners make, but the better off you are the faster you can rebound. On the otherhand if you live in a mobile home with 5 other people and
Typhoon Lagoon remains closed. Unkown as to why. Many of the Golf Courses remain closed. Probably due to down trees and water hazards. Plus Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground remains closed due to debris cleanup taking a while. Also mentioned was that The Electrical Water Pageant on the Seven Seas Lagoon will not be
First, if you're going to the parks this week, please keep the cast members in your thoughts. Many of them have had damage to their homes or their families homes but they are still reporting to work to make sure you have a pleasant Disney day. This is from a cast member who works at
More Stories from Celebration: Barb, of the excellently written Celebration Blog, posts about the worries of owning a property but being away from it at the time. Then follows up with a damage report on Celebration (including a few picks of damage to her property). Tom of Celeb96.com posts a number of photos providing an
Here's the first report I've got from someone who claims to have been inside Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's not bad. Just messy. We tried really hard to get the park open for guests today, but there was just too much cleanup to do. There is no major structural damage, but Charley did a lot of
Forced to make budget cuts with the end of the year a ways off and no new films in production, Miramax cuts 13% of its staff. The decision as to the Weinstein brothers future with the company and with Disney remains clouded. But the stock level is not, Disney's stock sunk to near $20 on