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J.K. Rowling, the anti-Disney?

Perry at Samizdata ponders about the constitution of children and why they’re often treated with kid gloves by Disney while J.K. Rowling appears happy to kill one off everynow and then. To this I say Rubbish. More Disney films feature the loss of one or both parents then I care to count. If the parent… Read More »J.K. Rowling, the anti-Disney?

Florida High Speed Rail Back on Track

Despite its foe’s best efforts to derail the project, Florida voters appear likely to approve construction of the light rail project once again. The first leg will connect Tampa and Orlando with a stop at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Orlando International Airport. The second leg will connect central Florida with southern Florida.… Read More »Florida High Speed Rail Back on Track

Peter Pan Copyright Case

Quiz time. Is Peter Pan public domain or not? That will be the question for the courts as Disney stands accused of copyright infringment and denying funds to the Barrie Childrens Hospital Charity. I think it’s a little two faced for Disney to fight so hard in congress to keep Mickey Mouse out of the… Read More »Peter Pan Copyright Case

Disney’s Vero Beach Remains Shuttered

If you have a vacation booked to Disney’s Vero Beach Disney Vacation Club Resort over the next month or so, you’d better plan on resheduling. The resort remains closed to to heavy damage from Hurricane Jeanne and the previous storms. As for the cast members who work there, some are working to repair the damage,… Read More »Disney’s Vero Beach Remains Shuttered

Lion King at Paris Disneyland

Paris Disneyland has had its troubles recently. The second gate is underbuilt, its debt load makes it nearly impossible to operate in the black, and there is some evidence the tight fisted management policies beginning to drive away the tourist. It used to be that once you got someone to the park, they were overwhelmed… Read More »Lion King at Paris Disneyland

Disney Music a Success?

One of the mouse house divisions that just keeps chugging along unnoticed and unremarkable is having their best season ever. Buena Vista Music Group currently has the No. 1 and No. 2 albums in the country. Buena Vista’s top acts are both coming off potent debut albums: Actress-turned-pop thrush Duff’s 2003 debut “Metamorphosis” has sold… Read More »Disney Music a Success?

WDW Marathon

The Walt Disney World Marathon event occurs January 7-9 2005. They just announced Champion as the new race sponsor. Because the race takes you through the themeparks you are required to finish the marathon in 7 hours or less. But I’ve heard that the runners all have a great time and lots of entertainment is… Read More »WDW Marathon