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
On SaveDisney.com Cam Miller provides a lengthy detailed retrospective on Disney's short lived ownership of the Anaheim Angels, the reasons Eisner bought in, and the reasons Eisner wanted out in the end. One of Mr. Eisner's goals was to increase attendance at Disneyland via the Angels games. If the attendance figures from 1996-2001 were any
Word is out from Garden Grove that they intend to sell or lease a prime piece of real estate to a California Indian tribe with the goal of building a casino resort. Steve Wynn, Las Vegas uber-mogul, has been mentioned as a possible developer. Garden Grove borders Anaheim about 2 miles south of Disneyland on
Business Week Magazine does some analysis of the revenue machine that is The Mouse. Frolicking kids and free-spending parents will make Disney's theme parks the biggest growth driver this year, figure most analysts I don't know what oracle those analysts have been consulting, but the word I hear is that attendance is light at the
Disneyland was built as the Googie architecture craze was coming into it's own in Southern California. So much of the surrounding areas of Anaheim that arose with the success of Disneyland featured the Googie style. My favorite Googie site is Space Age City. I just found this link to Synthetrix's "Photos of the Forgotten" and
A round up of recent stories from the top Disney websites: A look across the pond to Paris Disneyland and…
Rumors are again circulating about the demise of one of Disneyland’s most cherished, but least visited, attractions. Yes. The eyes of park management have turned once more toward Great Moments with Mr Lincoln and this time the famous attration’s fate may already be sealed.
What is known is that current announced plans for the celebration surrounding the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland call for Mr Lincoln to take a hiatus for the length of the celebration. Part of what’s leading to the rumors is that ever since Light Magic, The Keel Boats, and the Submarine Voyage (despite Marty Sklar’s famous speed bump on Harbor Blvd speach) all went on ‘hiatus’ and never came back, hiatus has become a Disney codeword for ‘sent out to pasture’ aka retired. Needless to say this revelation is causing the bunching of many a panty.