The Children’s Place is one step closer to buying the once proud and vibrant chain of Disney Stores. The Disney Stores used to be known for providing a little bit of the Disney Magic via a cadre of highly trained employees (er Cast Members), a cache of unique Disney merchandise, and access to collectibe art and merchandise without having to visit one of the theme parks. Paul Pressler, who failed so miserably as President of Disneyland, led the charge of the Disney stores from 75 outlets to over 600. When he left to take the Disneyland position The Disney Stores seemed destined to be a strong part of The Walt Disney Company for the long term future.
Michael Barrier, whose series on Disney in Europe I’ve linked to previously, has posted the fourth column in the series. This time he explores Tivoli Gardens, how it looks today, what Walt might have seen, and how Disneyland and Tivoli are both similar and dissimilar. There’s a great photo of Walt at Tivoli Gardens in… Read More »Tivoli Gardens and Walt
This bloke who works at Disneyland used to maintain his blog. He hasn’t posted since February when he got signed off on Jungle Cruise. However, he did make and post this very cool quicktime VR of the Indiana Jones Loading area. Here’s a story from my past. I applied to work for WDI about 7… Read More »Quicktime VR of Indy
Attorney Jeffrey Kaufman, who also moonlights as Tigger and Goofy at Walt Disney World, first strapped on Tigger’s tail and then put on a neck cloth, the enormous orange and black-striped head and two large orange mitts to show jurors how the costume limits peripheral… Read More »Tigger Not Guilty; Toad Still Guilty
Looking down the Road for Pixar we have The Incredibles coming this November then Cars next year. But can these two movies continue the string of success for Pixar with each film earning more than the previous release? CNNMoney looks at the issue with an… Read More »Pixar: Hot or Not?
Toyko Disney Vacation Spot for many Few Haiku Written