Update: Correction. These rumors are just regarding the letter of intent. No final contract has been signed. My bad Word is leaking out the the sale has gone through, or will shortly. Thus marks the end of a long chapter in the Walt Disney Company that was at one time both it's biggest success and
An amazing collection of 150 photos from Walt Disney World in 1980. This is prior to EPCOT, MGM, or DAK. So you're really seeing the last months when all the attention was lavished on the Magic Kingdom, not shared with other properties. (Thanks DonickCo!)
Here's a little bit of interesting news. The storm surge from Frances pushed so much sand into Port Canaveral it reduced the depth to a level that the larger ships can no longer pass through the entry channel into the port. None of the larger ships including the Cost Guard and all of the cruise
MKT returns with two more series of photos from Disney World (and orlando) that shows how minimal the property was affected by Hurricane Frances compared with damage from Hurricane Charley. Also see updates to Mount Everest, the next thrill ride being built at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
More details continue to leak out from the Miramax vs. Disney negotiations. I know Harvey has made himself unpopular in some circles, but Miramax continues to release profitable movies, and has a knack for finding the international gems (see Jet Li's 'Hero' on top of the box office for two weeks now) that translate into
Damage elsewhere was minimal. A tree was down here and there, they found lots of branches in the walkways that were easily moved to the side, and the lawns were littered with leaves. They weren’t their usual immaculate selves! But the infrastructure held together nicely. Two hurricanes, and STILL the horrible Epcot wand remains atop
Two videos. One lengthy look (33MB) at a couple of Disney fans who risk life and limb to bring you shots of what it's like to stay at the All-Star Resort during a hurricane. This film takes place before, during, and after Hurricane Charley. Of note are the tie-down procedures for the parks, the stupid