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A Window for Sam

Two great columns from JimHillMedia this last weekend. First, Jim reports from Comic-con on the presence of many a great ex-disney employee now pimping their wares free from the mouse’s reins. no matter how crazy & crowded the hall may get – the artists &… Read More »A Window for Sam

WDW History Collection

One of the best books written about Disneyland’s history is the Nickel Tour: A Postcard Journey Through a Half Century of the Happiest Place on Earth by David Mumford and Bruce Gordon. It’s an amazing work that I refer to often as the canonical source… Read More »WDW History Collection

The Perfect American?

Christian Science Monitor book review of Peter Jungk’s fictionalized biography of Walt Disney and one of his animators. This animator becomes obsessed with the famous filmmaker after he is let go from the company. When reading the book remember the reviewer’s caution, “Every detail in… Read More »The Perfect American?

Just when you thought it was safe…

Just when I was about to delete his site off my bookmarks for inactivity, Michael Barrier returns with an excellent essay on Disneyland Paris. Barrier is always insightful: Walt Disney’s original Disneyland, when it opened almost fifty years ago, was itself reminiscent of a department… Read More »Just when you thought it was safe…

Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day to the folks at Paris Disneyland. May their independence day be full of celebration and joy. When I want news or good pictures of Paris Disneyland one of the first places I visit is The Unofficial Internet Guidebook, the most comprehensive site… Read More »Bastille Day

TPI: Best of Awards

Theme Park Insider has announced their reader’s choice awards for the previous year. The parks with the largest visitor numbers would have a natural advantage in reader’s choice polls, and this years winners shows no exceptions to that rule. However, The choice of Disneyland Resort’s… Read More »TPI: Best of Awards

WWWD?

This Independence Day, when our fellow countrymen and women are off half-way around the world fighting to restore human rights and dignity in multiple countries (Bosnia, Afganistan, Iraq, Sudan (soon?)), I feel more emotionally wrapped up in the status of our nation than I have… Read More »WWWD?