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Small Tourist Destinations to be hit hard

To Disney World a single hurricane is just a blip on the radar screen. A little downturn in the attenandce that is planned for. Two hurricanes in a month is just a little tougher to budget for, but no big deal financially. However, if you’re a mom and pop operation, a small business, or even… Read More »Small Tourist Destinations to be hit hard

Herbie Goes NASCAR

Move over Dale Jr, Dale Jarrett, and Tony Stewart; here comes Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, and Herbie. Disney is reimagining the wonderful Herbie: The Love Bug movies with a NASCAR twist. This weekend’s NASCAR race in Fontana, CA will have some extra visitors shooting scenes for the upcoming movie. If you or anyone else you… Read More »Herbie Goes NASCAR

Olympic Fever

One of my favorite memories at Disneyland is the day the Women’s Soccer World Cup Championship team came to the park. Thousands upon thousands of young girls and young women were there to cheer on their new heroes. The park put on a great show for them and you couldn’t help to feel good about… Read More »Olympic Fever

Frances Fury Forces Changes

I can’t believe it’s only been three weeks and I’m already talking again about how a Hurricane will affect Disney Property, its employees and guests, and the people who live in the area. Last year when they warned it would be a tough hurricane system, the results only fizzled. This year they warned it could… Read More »Frances Fury Forces Changes

Bats Day 2004 – Goth Invasion

Bats Day is a day for like minded folk to dress up in their goth finest and enjoy Disneyland together. It’s not an official Disneyland event, but like Gay Day, the park has begun to recognize the money the extra attendance brings in and throw a few bones their way (like a special queue to… Read More »Bats Day 2004 – Goth Invasion

Retro Future

If you know who Georges Bataille is and what Deleuzian Philosophy is then the online journal Rhizomes is for you. Even if you don’t dabble in philosophical discourse, you might want to read Utopian Accidents from the current issue of the journal. The author examines Walt Disney’s prototype city of EPCOT and the 1990s construction… Read More »Retro Future

Frances Focuses on Florida

In a state where much of the central region is still recovering from Hurricane Charley of just 3 weeks ago, a new threat is on the horizon. Hurricane Frances packs windspeeds of 140 MPH or more and is the size of the monster storm Floyd from a few years ago. Forecasts this far out can’t… Read More »Frances Focuses on Florida