Bad Cast Member

A couple bad apples (well, accused bad apples) in the crazy bunch of cast members over at Walt Disney World this week. First a Disney Photopass Specialist was arrested and accused of having child porn on his computer. So you’re telling me that on a… Read More »Bad Cast Member

Pixar’s WALL-E, what are your plans?

Photo: A new sign for the still under construction “Pixar Place” of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Note the iconic use of Luxo, Jr., The desk lamp that Pixar uses in its logo. I was at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today and spent quite a bit of time… Read More »Pixar’s WALL-E, what are your plans?

Star Wars Weekends Podcast and Dance Off

If you do make it to Orlando for one of the 2008 Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios make sure you stick around until the end of the day for the spoof-tastic Dance Off show. (Check below the cut for the embedded video of this year’s “Dancing With The Star Wars Stars” show.)

If you aren’t able to make it to Orlando you can check in on each weekend’s action with the new Official Star Wars Weekend Podcast. This last weekends guests were the two Boba Fetts.

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Star Wars Weekends – Mini-trooper

You may have heard of the Mini-Cooper, well here is the Mini-Trooper. Sporting “Stromtrooper” costumes made by their mother, Four-year-old Noah Kapusta (far right) and two-year-old Anakin Kapusta (second from right), brothers from Celebration, Fl, have a great chance to interact with Star Wars-costumed Disney… Read More »Star Wars Weekends – Mini-trooper

Star Wars Weekends 2008 Merchandise Preview

This June 6 through June 29th marks the first Star Wars Weekends to be held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Well, that’s just because the park changed names. But one thing that remains consistent is that Star Wars Weekends always provides some great merchandise and unique… Read More »Star Wars Weekends 2008 Merchandise Preview

Buzz Lightyear takes Space Shuttle to Infinity and Beyond

Buzz LightyearBuzz Lightyear’s dream of going “to infinity and beyond” will finally come true this weekend when Disney Parks and NASA send the 12-inch-tall action figure to space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-124 launching from Kennedy Space Center on May 31 at 5:02 p.m. ET (subject to schedule changes).

The launch coincides with the opening of Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s new “edu-tainment” program the “Space Ranger Education Series”. Disney, Pixar and NASA have teamed up to get school children excited about the sciences. The series, hosted at www.nasa.gov, will be available throughout 2008.

The folks at Disney are deservedly proud of this achievement. I’ve received this story from four separate sources at the Mouse House. It’s a pretty great program and hopefully will inspire many of today’s students to become tomorrow’s scientists.

A short video schools can use to highlight the program and the full press release is below the cut:

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