Today is Blog For Relief Day. My suggested charity is Convoy for Hope, as I blogged earlier. Once you’ve made your donation please visit the Blog for Relief Day tracking site and log your donation to show the power of fundraising through the Web2.0. Then visit the Katrina Help Wiki to see what else you… Read More »Blog for Relief Day – Sept 1
NBC is reporting that the Walt Disney Company is donating $2.5 million to Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts.
I’ve been searching for a good charity that’s helping Hurricane Katrina survivors and also accepts Paypal donations. Convoy of Hope is just such an organization. It’s Four-Star rated by CharityNagivator and has a history of helping disaster survivors, including last year’s Tsunami. If you’re heading to a theme park this month please consider packing lunch… Read More »Give Hope to Hurricane Survivors Today!
Hong Kong Disneyland officially opens September 12th. But via the magic of the internet here’s a quick pointer to some great merchandise from the park. LaughingPlace.com has managed to secure availability of some souveniers and pins that are exclusive to the new theme park. I’m thinking of getting this Stitch Mug myself. Update: I forgot… Read More »Hong Kong Disneyland Merchandise
Disney has high hopes that its new park, its second in Asia after Tokyo, will be able to exploit the potentially vast market in China and the rest of the continent. It has even engaged in a sponsorship deal with China’s Communist Youth League and designed the park’s layout with the help of feng shui… Read More »Hong Kong Woes
WDSU has already moved its Television Studio to Orlando, now FEMA is following suit setting up its base of operations there. This means getting an extended stay apartment or even a hotel room for your Disney World vacation is going to be a bit more difficult now. I also expect to see refugees moving into the area looking for work, lodging, and aid.
Despite being known as one of the world’s best sea animal themeparks, SeaWorld’s primary mission is conservation. To that end they’re always there to assist animals in need and Hurricane Katrina was no exception. Right now SeaWorld Orlando is housing 8 refugee sea lions from evacuated aquariums. If you’re looking to provide some assistance to… Read More »SeaWorld takes in Hurricane Evacuees
The Six Flags Themeparks are up for sale. Sadly, the Six Flags New Orleans is underwater right now, just another small part in the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Although the news of the pending sale is a few days old, I wanted to note this odd connection the sale might have to Disneyland. It… Read More »Six Flags Disneyland Connection?