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WDW Contract Talks Ongoing

Contract talks between Disney and it’s largest union are ongoing, according to the Orlando Sentinel. This article gives a great summary of the sticky issues and how far apart the two sides are. It appears to me that the sides are closer than had been previously thought. The largest issue is health care coverage. That… Read More »WDW Contract Talks Ongoing

Disney Store Swap Announced

An announcement was made today making official the transfer of the Disney Store name, product, and stores to The Children’s Place. The licensing agreement is for an initial term of 15 years with three 10 year renewal options. The DisneyStore.com domain goes with the agreement and a payment will be made to Disney based on… Read More »Disney Store Swap Announced

Reports from the party…

The thing that struck me the most about the evening, aside from Sunday morning’s hangover, was how much joy and pride the entire company took in the film. There was genuine excitement from people who didn’t work on it for the people who did. The always on the ball Cartoon Brew has a summary of… Read More »Reports from the party…

Disney Trends Away from Stage Musicals on Film

I’m still a huge fan of the Neo-Golden Age musical films (The Little Mermaid up through, oh, Mulan — I don’t include Tarzan in the group, because it marked the end of the era, being the first in the series to completely lack character songs) (and while I like some of the later endeavors —… Read More »Disney Trends Away from Stage Musicals on Film

Disneyland Ups APs

LaughingPlace.com reports that Disneyland has raised the prices of most of their Annual Passports. Here are the current prices: Southern California Select – $99 (no change). Southern California $149 (up $20). Deluxe – $209 (up $30). Premium – $329 (up $50). This is the second raise in less than a year. There is speculation that… Read More »Disneyland Ups APs

Two Days left to bid…

Two days left on the Disney eBay Auction that will put your tombstone in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. The total is currently over $36,000. That puts is ready to pass John Stamos’ record bid of $37,000 for the letters off the old Disneyland Marquee. (story regarding my experience with the Castle from the Disneyland Marquee and… Read More »Two Days left to bid…

A Bit of Cruise News

Here’s some news that should make Disney’s many cruise line enthusiasts happy. The Disney Wonder has just been returned to service after an extensive refurbishing. For those of you on the west coast who wish Disney had a cruise line for you, well pick up the phone, cause they’re coming your way this summer for… Read More »A Bit of Cruise News

Ovitz suit may have reaching impact

The stockholder lawsuit against Disney regarding Michael Ovitz’s huge severance package moves closer to its opening date. The suit threatens to expose much of Eisner’s inner workings and bad business decisions he made at the time. But beyond that, it could open the door for future suits against Disney and other large companies whose executive… Read More »Ovitz suit may have reaching impact