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Computer Security

Many people visit Disney World and have a good time because their surroundings are controlled. This in turn makes it easier to control people’s behavior and minimize problems. By using physical barriers and having a cheerful staff, Disney World makes it easy for visitors to… Read More »Computer Security

Another great marketing move

Part of being a mega media corporation is protecting your image and the artistic integrity of your films. However, it is when stuff like this story hits the media that the most damage is done. Sure, Disney wants to make sure that the quality is… Read More »Another great marketing move

Foolish Mortals

My biggest concern is the one that no one sees yet. The same thing that all but killed traditional hand-drawn animation — Disney’s reckless disregard of the standards of excellence — is threatening to nip computer-rendered features short as well. Rick Aristotle Munarriz at The… Read More »Foolish Mortals

New Disneyland Fireworks Show Test

One of the many perks of working the last shift at Disneyland is that by the time all the guests have left the park you get to see some of the new entertainment in rehearsal. The Main Street Electrical Parade used to have dress rehearsals… Read More »New Disneyland Fireworks Show Test

Joke of the Day

My kids love going to the Web, and they keep track of their passwords by writing them on Post-it notes. I noticed their Disney password was “MickeyMouseDonaldDuckGoofyPluto,” and so I asked why it was so long. “Because,” my son explained, “they say it has to… Read More »Joke of the Day

Lindsay Rolls on

There comes a time in the life of every teenage girl who works for the Disney Corp. when that girl realizes she has suddenly — how shall we phrase this? — “broadened her appeal.” For Annette Funicello, back on the original Mickey Mouse Club, that… Read More »Lindsay Rolls on

Herbie Rides Again!

The lovable VW Bug, Herbie, rides again in Herbie: Fully Loaded. The film stars Disney starlett Lindsay Lohan and just picked up Michael Keaton according to Keaton, who once drove the batmobile, will be racing Herbie in today’s NASCAR scene. Sounds just funky enough… Read More »Herbie Rides Again!


Michael works at Disneyland. He loses his nametag and goes to get another one. Simple right? Guess again. I had a couple of requests: 1) That the nametag be put on a magnet. Doing this is great, so you do not have to punch a… Read More »Nametags