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The Morning Report – TGIF Edition

This was a short week, but man has it been crazy. Now it’s time to clean up some open tabs that I’ve been waiting to share with you. Yesterday I attended the Community Preview for LEGOLAND Florida. I’m tracking developments at that park over at… Read More »The Morning Report – TGIF Edition

Disneyland feels Baja California earthquake of 7.2 (revised)

A 6.9 7.2 (just revised) strength earthquake hit just south of the US border in Baja California. At least five after-shocks have been recorded in the following minutes including one ranking 5.1. Meanwhile a 4.1 earthquake struck in the Sacramento area. I’m happy my wife… Read More »Disneyland feels Baja California earthquake of 7.2 (revised)

Mickey Ears-Disney Podcast Review 3-31-10

Seventeen unique Disney fan podcasts reviewed today. Topics range from Yesterland, Urban Legends debunked, Fess Parker’s theme park, What would Walt do, and more.

WDW Today (iTunes) Episode #697 Resort Recommendations Best Resorts for: Romance (to unwind and get close at the end of the day), for buddies traveling together (fun and festive), solo (I’m here alone, but I still want to have fun), Families (pool time), Older children (All Star Vacation home?) and the indulgent trip (money no object).

Episode #698 Listener Questions Swan and Dolphin, what’s up with all their fees? Shouldn’t those fees just be rolled up into the price of the room instead of nickel and diming the guests? Other questions relate to matters such as: Easter week midday park touring, using WDW park tickets at DL, Sanford airport to WDW transportation options, the impact this podcast is having on its listeners and a review of the Tomorrowland Speedway.

Episode #699 Future Pasts What attractions do they think are going to be part of ‘yesterland’?  What would they replace those attractions with? What will never be changed or moved? Where can you see remains of former attractions? It is always intriguing to discuss the what if’s!

Mousetalgia (iTunes) Episode #73 What alive Character would you want to be? (We have the makings of the Aladdin show here) Next, an unbelievable serendipitous meeting with Richard Sherman followed by a Supercalifragilistic evening with Richard performing many of the Sherman Brothers songs is regaled. A visit to Snow White’s Café centers on its homage’s to many animators. And to round out this episode they review the risqué adult oriented Castmember Confidential book.

Mousetimes (iTunes) Episode #94 John takes us to an extinct attraction from Disneyland. You are really going to be sorry you don’t have this attraction out there anymore. You can only reminisce about Honey, I Shrunk the Audience by means of this audio. And the number one, original American Idol David Cassidy sings his hits, recorded at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival.

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ABC News Announces Layoffs

A memo sent to employees yesterday heralded a reduction in employment of as much as 25% for the ABC News staff of 1400. This isn’t the first reduction at ABC News, but that won’t be comfort to those who are being let go. Ad revenues… Read More »ABC News Announces Layoffs

The Morning Report

Trying something new today… let’s see how it works Imagineering Disney blog posits John equals Walt. Cheshire Cat from Alice In Wonderland a product of Tim Burton’s cat hatred. Driving around Orlando’s Tourism Zone? Kevin Yee has some tips to avoid delays. The Black Pearl… Read More »The Morning Report

Around the Hub – Weekend Edition

Have a lot of open tabs with tales dying to be told. So here we go: IAAPA was this week in Las Vegas. I wish I could have been there, but lack the funds. Sometimes it’s tough to find good coverage online, but Themepark Insider… Read More »Around the Hub – Weekend Edition

Around the Hub – Fright Night Lights

It’s Friday Night. If you’re not out watching High School Football, then perhaps you’re planning your next trip to Walt Disney World. Me? I’m posting the latest Disney news and links roundup. Trevor Hogg is writing a three-part profile on Pixar Studios being posted by… Read More »Around the Hub – Fright Night Lights

Around The Hub – Tuesday Times

Have a couple big posts I’m working on for later, so here’s another roundup of Disney news for today. The 180 day window for Dining reservations at Walt Disney World returns today. That means there are 80 free days of reservations to fill. Might be… Read More »Around The Hub – Tuesday Times