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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

Reflections on Disney World

Getting off of one ride at Animal Kingdom I was approached by a worker who calmly asked me if I would mind turning my shirt inside out, confusing the hell out me. I was wearing a lounge shirt over a standard T, but she informed me that it may be inappropriate in a family park.… Read More »Reflections on Disney World

Themepark Profits Weak (plus a rant!)

Despite improved attendance numbers, apples to apples profit numbers reveal that the parks are having their worst years since the 80s. I’m sure the number crunchers up in Burbank have better models than me, but since you asked… the company is now reaping what it has sowed. The 90s were supposed to be the Disney Decade at the Themeparks. Instead we saw cuts in attraction budgets, a reliance on the cheaper (sometimes! remember the expensive mistake that was Light Magic) entertainment, cuts in training, and an across the board slashing of maintenance budgets. Not only has this resulted in death and injury at the theme parks, but it affected Disney brand as the top quality family entertainment vacation destination.

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Disney World in Pictures

Scott visited Epcot this last weekend and the result is this fabulous collection of photos. Have a look. Cory Doctorow, author of Down and Out at the Magic Kingdom, has also been visiting Orlando recently. His photos are up on Flickr. And has pictures up of the Holidays at California Adventure.

Eisner’s Resignation Letter

CBS Marketwatch has the contents of Michael’s two-year notice letter. (And I thought I gave plenty of notice with my 1 month warning shots.) In his 20 years as CEO and sometimes Chair of the Walt Disney Company, Eisner helped guide the mouse house to record profits and through amazing downturns. The first 10 years… Read More »Eisner’s Resignation Letter

Disneyland Ghost tour?

Want to explore your morbid curiousity this fall? Then this rumored tour of Disneyland and California Adventure is for you. As reported on During the tour guests will “learn about” various “Ghost” stories and lore (entertainment purposes only) about some of the more “out of the way” places in Disneyland and California Adventure (even… Read More »Disneyland Ghost tour?

The Fall of Imagineering

How is it possible that the same people who created EPCOT Center, Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones Adventure and Tokyo Disney Seas, also created Disney’s California Adventure, Walt Disney Studios Paris, DinoRama, and Journey into YOUR Imagination? The answer is simple…they didn’t. At Pen name writer Tom Morrow starts a new series of columns on… Read More »The Fall of Imagineering

Disney Round Up

A look at the latest stories to hit the digital Disney community for the past week. On the Fabulous Disney Babe’s site Jon Nadelberg offers his opinion on when Disneyland ‘Jumped The Shark’ has a story on the scaled down version of the Tower… Read More »Disney Round Up