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Coke Zero? What is it?

Disney, as you know, is in the Coke camp. The Busch themeparks serve Pepsi. Disneyland used to serve both colas depending on what venue you were in (The Golden Horseshoe was a Pepsi joint). Well, with the proliferation of the Long Tail causing Coke and Pepsi to invent new products like so much celluler division,… Read More »Coke Zero? What is it?

Blink before riding: Steps to better decision making at Disney World

It is difficult to speculate exactly what happened yesterday to cause the sad death of a young boy at Walt Disney World. Eventually the autopsy will reveal whether the attraction had anything to do with the death. It may not have. I do not mean to accuse the family or Disney Management of misdeeds, but I do wonder what a 4-year old was doing on Mission Space (M:S) at Epcot.

M:S is one of the most intense experiences available to guests visiting Walt Disney World. So what would lead a family to want to take their young child on it? Which warnings did they see and which did they miss? How can we give a family more information before they make their decision to join the queue? All questions that need to be answered to make the Disney World experience as safe as possible for all guests.

Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror probably qualifies as the most intense experience availabe to guests at the four Walt Disney World themeparks. Not only does the name imply its intensity, but as you approach the attraction to ride you can see exactly what happens to guests already on board as they plummet faster than gravity and then are jerked back up only to be pulled back down again repeated times. If the visual clues aren’t enough, the screams of terror is another signal. Those with weak constitutions know by these indicators to stay away. Parents with questions can see what happens during the ride and can judge if their child is appropriate for the attraction. At least that should work in theory.

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My Life as Mary Poppins…

There’s a new blog I’ve been reading that provides supercalifragilistic insight into the world of a walk-around Disney character at Disney World. She calls herself Lauren and here’s an example of what happened one day when she played the part of Mary Poppins. I was Mary Poppins this morning at the Grand Floridian Resort breakfast… Read More »My Life as Mary Poppins…

Send a dolphin some love

The Orlando Sentinel has a story recounting Marineland’s tale of woe. Once the pride of the Florida Marine Animal Attractions, the park has suffered for the last few decades. Finally, Hurricane Frances dealt it a death blow. Or so it seems. Now new investors are hoping to turn the park around and make it a… Read More »Send a dolphin some love

A magical little gift.

We checked in a little before 9am and to our surprise were given FREE (since when does Disney do anything for free?) tickets to Disneyland! It was a media day and all guests of the 3 Disney hotels got surprise entry. The Honea’s write about their experience on May 4th, when Disneyland was closed to… Read More »A magical little gift.


I’ve never been to any of the Disney World resorts on Earth Day, but at Disneyland they hand out Jiminy Cricket Environmentality buttons to guests. However, that’s the least Disney does to be earth aware all year long. Check out the DisneyHAND portion of the corporate website for more. One of the excellent projects supported… Read More »Earthday….

When Did Dinosaurs Roam The Earth?

If you answer they roam the earth today. Then you are correct. has captured rare footage of a completely untethered, unleashed, Dinosaur being introduced to the throngs of tourists at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando. Don’t worry it’s not bioengineering, this Dinosaur won’t break loose of its pen and eat the guests. No, Lucky… Read More »When Did Dinosaurs Roam The Earth?

Disneyland’s itching for more bad publicity

Cory at BoingBoing links to another story of a ‘rogue’ tour guide, this time author and Disneyland historian Dave Koenig, being asked not to give tours on Disney property. Does Disneyland really need all this bad publicity? Who is making the decisions up there, Goofy? I agree that Disney has the right to control tour… Read More »Disneyland’s itching for more bad publicity