Apparently Disneyland Paris was in a bit more financial trouble than previously believed. It had to file for bankruptcy again. This new plan should provide it some needed dept relief and investments in new attractions. Hopefully things will finally turn around for this debt strapped company.
If you visited Walt Disney World in the past and are trying to remember some details about that attraction that has since been closed or remodeled, then there is only one destination on the internet for you -- Walt Dated World. Alison has made quite a few updates this month: There is now a full
Michael Kovalchick of Graphically Speaking found some vintage matchbook covers from the early days of the Contemporary and Polynesian Hotels. Wanting to share the glory of those classic logos, he reproduced them and has made them available via illustrator files. My favorite is the Polynesian logo, but then I'm a tiki nut. (via BoingBoing.net)
Quick update on the Vero Beach Resort. It looks like Frances has done some more damage and it will be closed until mid October. More news when I can find the official word. But in the meantime, call ahead if you have a vacation scheduled there in the next 30 days or so.
Big Jim was on vacation at Disney World when Jeanne Struck. He took this video and reports about it on his blog. The picture to the left is where he was standing when he took the video. It's hard to see how hard the wind is blowing, but the lake outside normally is completely calm
Michael Barrier, who alas, does not provide direct linking to posts, has a tribute to Frank Thomas with a few interesting viewpoints to consider. Look for the September 27th Entry.
I've written before about the decision Imagineers had to make when faced with the themepark equivalent of Moore's law. Essentially, as the technological present changes at an ever increasing speed, the ability of Disney to keep up with a themed and exciting view of the future wanes in reverse proportion. Somewhere along the way, probably