Karen Stabiner asks in an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times: What ever happened to being a plain old ‘customer’? I don’t know about your friends, but my friends never ask me to pay when they invite me over for a good time. "Guest" implies free, or at least it used to. Lately, "guest"… Read More »Not Everyone Likes Disney-Style ‘Guest’ Service
Disney is set to auction off more of its history. This time a couple of attraction vehicles from Disneyland including an old skyway car and a space mountain vechicle. Looks like these were the vehicles that had been hanging in the Rocket Rod’s queue. That queue is now part of the exciting Buzz Lightyear ride… Read More »Disney auctions off more history!
If you were a collector of things Disney in the late 1990s then you could not have missed the Beanie Baby craze. If you collected them at all, there is a good chance you still have shopping bags full of them in your storage space (guilty as charged!). The LA Times has a great article… Read More »Beanie Babies or Bust!
The Children’s Place is one step closer to buying the once proud and vibrant chain of Disney Stores. The Disney Stores used to be known for providing a little bit of the Disney Magic via a cadre of highly trained employees (er Cast Members), a cache of unique Disney merchandise, and access to collectibe art and merchandise without having to visit one of the theme parks. Paul Pressler, who failed so miserably as President of Disneyland, led the charge of the Disney stores from 75 outlets to over 600. When he left to take the Disneyland position The Disney Stores seemed destined to be a strong part of The Walt Disney Company for the long term future.
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…