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Japan Earthquake strands tourists at Tokyo Disneyland, damage reports coming in

A tragedy of giant proportions is playing out in Japan today. An 8.9 magnitude mega-earthquake has rocked the company and then the double whammy of twin tsunami’s swept across much of the country’s coast devastating villages and even threatening operations at a nuclear plant. Additional… Read More »Japan Earthquake strands tourists at Tokyo Disneyland, damage reports coming in

Aulani – Disney’s Hawaiin DVC Hotel Time-Lapse Construction Video

Some of my favorite video footage from Disneyland is the time-lapse footage of the park under construction. Since Disneyland, the Disney Imagineers have made a habit of installing special time-lapse cameras to observe most of their other projects. The one pointed at Aulani, a Disney… Read More »Aulani – Disney’s Hawaiin DVC Hotel Time-Lapse Construction Video

Hurricanes and Walt Disney World

With Tropical Storm Bonnie passing close to southern Florida, although not currently targeting Central Florida, it’s time to check in on what you should do if Bonnie or any subsequent named storm should head a bit northward. First check the National Hurricane Center and see… Read More »Hurricanes and Walt Disney World

Disney announces plans for ‘Ghost Town Hotel’

Alas, ‘Ghost Town’ isn’t the theme, but rather the nickname for the partially completed second half of the Pop Century Resort. As has been rumored for months, including this story I wrote in January (includes video of abandoned construction), plans are to turn this into… Read More »Disney announces plans for ‘Ghost Town Hotel’

Aulani is name of Disney’s Hawaii Resort at Ko Olina.

Disney just announced the name of their Hawaiian Resort and for good measure, launched a web site as well. Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i conveys the connection of the new resort to the islands. The new resort is scheduled to open Fall 2011.

Aulani, a Hawaiian phrase, means “the place that speaks for the great ones” or “the place that speaks with deep messages.” More updates and background information at the resort website: www.DisneyAulani.com

The full press release is below the jump:

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