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Disney World on $0.93 a day?

There is a small number of non-Disney hotels that Disney has allowed to operate on its property. Two were severely damaged by last years hurricanes, one is still closed for refurbishment, The Holiday Inn. It is preparing to reopen, however. So it has put special rates up on the internet. The only problem is the… Read More »Disney World on $0.93 a day?

Big day at Disney Themeparks

Today is a big day of events at Disney themeparks around the world. The kickoff of the 18 month long celebration of Disneyland’s 50th anniversary begins today. If you can’t be there yourself, I suggest keeping a close eye on LaughingPlace.com‘s coverage. They have live photos from the parks including celebrities from yesterday’s invitation only… Read More »Big day at Disney Themeparks

Ward Kimball, behind the glasses

The classic Ward Kimball short TOOT WHISTLE PLUNK AND BOOM (1953) is put under the blogoscope at Ward-O-Matic (no relation!), the blog of Atlanta-based animation expert Ward Jenkins. Lots of wonderful images from the film and concept sketches too. While your clothes are on spin cycle at the Ward-O-Matic, be sure to pop on over… Read More »Ward Kimball, behind the glasses

Fireworks explode all over

Remember the opening sequence from The Wonderful World of Disney? Tinker Bell glides around the castle, waves her wand and ignites the sky behind Sleeping beauty Castle with a multicolor burst of fireworks. The team behind Disneyland’s new fireworks show … brings this and many other cherished memories to life.   Disneyland has debuted their… Read More »Fireworks explode all over

Pixar attractions at Disney themeparks

Luxo, the Pixar animation fan blog, has a indepth look at the Pixar presence in Disney themeparks. The story includes some great concept art for rides that are still on the drawing board and some that are rumored to have a greenlight. There’s even more Pixar domination; "Block Party" will be the new summer parade… Read More »Pixar attractions at Disney themeparks

Disney Denies World is Flat

Disney denies that the recent trip of top executives to India included a scouting mission, or any negotiations at all, for an Indian continent Disneyland. It’s a shame, because there are about to be 1 billion Indian citizens jumping onto the world’s stage as a technologic super power. Those newly minted nerds are going to… Read More »Disney Denies World is Flat

Disney fights to keep kids attention

As the Imagineers see it, Walt Disney was the original gamer. When he created Disneyland in 1955, he wanted it to transcend the carnival-type rides already familiar to consumers. Instead, he sought to marry technology and storytelling to take children and their parents, too, into virtual worlds. With the trend toward tech-savvy kids Disney is… Read More »Disney fights to keep kids attention