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Strike Authorized

So much for my prediction capabilities. Local news is reporting that not only have Disney Workers rejected the contract offer, but they’ve authorized a strike if the union leaders call for it. Union leaders have called in a federal mediator, so a strike is unlikely in the immediate future. The holidays are fast approaching with… Read More »Strike Authorized

New Disneyland Aerial Photo

Zan has done a yoeman’s job of stitching together 150 panels of public domain USGS 1 foot resolution color Urban Image data to make a new overhead shot of the Disneyland Resort from sometime around December 2003. At one foot resolution you can pick out some amazing details (statues, christmas decor, attraction vehicles). 

Disney 2004 Legends

LaughingPlace.com has some excellent coverage of the 2004 Disney Legend Ceremony including video of all the acceptance speeches. This is the Disney Hall of Fame, it’s a shame the area is not open to the general public except during the Christmas Craft Faire that occurs one weekend a year.

Haunted Mansion Holiday Event

Cindy at ColdDeadFish.net reports on the 2004 Haunted Mansion Holiday event at Disneyland. While the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay of the haunted mansion is now open for the general public, it has become tradition to kick off the season with a special ticketed event full of entertainment and with the chance to buy some exclusive… Read More »Haunted Mansion Holiday Event

Jack Skellington Antenna Topper

Great new Jack Skellington, from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, Antenna Topper from Walt Disney World (available at the LaughingPlace.com store). I’ve been collecting Disney Antenna toppers for a few years now. One of these days I’ll put of a gallery of them. In the meantime visit this amazing collection.

Upper Deck Collectibles

Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE) announces the release of the new Disney Holiday Treasures Collectible Card Set. The latest addition to the highly popular Disney Treasures series, the spectacular set will include exclusive, never-before-seen cards featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters, and, the upcoming Disney CGI video, “Twice Upon a Christmas,” releasing in December. The Disney… Read More »Upper Deck Collectibles

Nightmare Before Christmas Still Attracts

One of the things that paarticularly intrigues me about the present fascination with this movie, or at least its characters, among 13-16 year old girls is the fast that they were between 2 and 5 when the movie came out orriginally. I suppose the simplest answer would be that they aquired it off their older… Read More »Nightmare Before Christmas Still Attracts

Low Pay+High Turn Over=Safety Risk?

Robert Niles, from Themepark Insider, has a lengthy column on how low pay for frontline Disney themepark employees equals a lower quality experience for guests. Robert points to the recent Big Thunder Accidents and the Christmas Eve of 1998 accident that killed a guest and maimed two others as examples of his theory borne out.… Read More »Low Pay+High Turn Over=Safety Risk?