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Muppet Stamp of Approval

MuppetCentral, the site for Muppet news, has the latest on the rumored and now official USPS release of Muppet stamps. Ten Muppet characters will share a sheet of stamps with a single stamp for their creator, Jim Henson. The Muppets honored include Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear. This is great news. I was impressed… Read More »Muppet Stamp of Approval

And Equity Contracts for All!

Many Cast Member Union Contracts at Walt Disney World expire this year affecting about half of the work force there. Backstage.com reports on ongoing negotiations between Actor’s Equity, which represents performers in the live productions at the florida resort, and park management. The article reveals a very interesting detail about the park. The pay for… Read More »And Equity Contracts for All!

Charge of the Princess Brigade

As I stated before, Disney Princess Merchandise is the fastest growing segment of sales for the Disney Company. The Princess phenomenon is raking in big bucks and the powers that be know it. ”The princess brand is all about fantasy,” adds Mary Beech, director of franchise management for Disney Princess. “It’s transformational and allows the… Read More »Charge of the Princess Brigade

Big Thunder Reopens

The LATimes has more on the Cal-OSHA report and Big Thunder’s returning to operation. I’m interested to know if you would ride Big Thunder on your next visit to Disneyland? Let me know in the comments section.

Big Thunder Returns?

Update: Looks like BTMRR was up and running last night in a limited capacity. After reading more about the report it looks like this last accident was really a series of unfortunate circumstances that happened in a row. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the runaway train themed coaster at Disneyland, CA, is expected to return to… Read More »Big Thunder Returns?

EPCOT and the future

Lance is back from his vacation to the world and asks a question that the Disney Company has been trying to figure out for about a decade now. How is the future represented at Disney themeparks now that technology is developing so rapidly? The answer is still evolving, but more and more the answer appears… Read More »EPCOT and the future

Tourist Hell

Unable to get permission to build a casino near Disneyland and unable to attract a themepark or entertainment center developer, now Garden Grove wants to zone Harbor Blvd to be the worlds largest tourist trap. (As opposed to the world’s largest mouse trap just down the street.) Oy.