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The non-Disney Stores

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.

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Tivoli Gardens and Walt

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

Quicktime VR of Indy

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

Tigger Not Guilty; Toad Still Guilty

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

Update: Mom abandons boy

A quick update to this previous story. “The Lord told me he was OK and to trust in Him,” a seemingly calm and smiling Freeman said as she got into a squad car that day. Since the woman claims she intended to return for her… Read More »Update: Mom abandons boy

Pixar: Hot or Not?

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?

Prognosticating Fool

Steven from Motley Fool considers Disney’s string of duds and ponders about the eventual fate of Disney’s only summer hit “The Village”. The New York Daily News is sure the movie will make a profit for the mouse, but not much more for that. So… Read More »Prognosticating Fool