If you visit ESPN.com for your sports fix over the next few days, you may notice something different. Less clutter and more ads is the formula Disney hopes will work to sustain the sports portal through this era of declining revenues. If this works look… Read More »Changes coming to ESPN.com
Disney has opened to beta play the Pixie Hollow MMORPG based on the Disney Fairies properties. If you previously created a fairy on the site, you can now log in and play that fairy. You can also start a new fairy and join in. I… Read More »Pixie Hollow Game now in Beta, World of Cars opening in Beta Soon.
Editor’s Note: I’d like to welcome Jenn (aka Sleeping Beauty’s Sister (@SBSister)) to The Disney Blog. She’s kicking off a new column that will cover the ever growing world of Disney Fan Podcasts. We look forward to your feedback.
This Week on the BIG 3!!
Lou makes his BIG announcement on WDWRadio. Ricky shows his dark side on Inside the Magic. And Paul gets quick, wet and bare- err bear on A Window to the Magic. All this and more on This Week on the Big 3!
This week we re-join our intrepid adventurer, Lou Mongello, for another trip around the WDWRadio dial. George Taylor from ImagiNERDing.com joins Lou to discuss 3 more books for the Disney geek library. The underlying theme of the books is Disney Theme Park architecture. Designing Disney’s Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance is a compilation of various articles put together by Carol Ann Marlin. Designing Disney was written by the venerable John Hench. Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture was written by Beth Dunlop. For a complete run down check out Lou and George’s discussion this week on the show.
A few months ago when Disney.com received it’s big makeover, managers were candid about the fact that this was largely an exploratory phase of the website. They wanted to see what worked, what didn’t, what they could do better, and what users were drawn to.… Read More »Disney.com to receive another overhaul
Taking a cue from ABC.com which already streams full episodes of its popular prime-time television series, Disney.com will now begin streaming movies that appear during the Wonderful World of Disney Saturday night presentations. The full-length films will be available for free streaming on Disney.com (www.Disney.com/WonderfulWorld)… Read More »Disney.com to stream Full Length Movies for first time
An internal email sent from Disney CEO Bob Iger reveals that The Walt Disney Compnay will be merging its digital media group with its video gaming division to create a new unit called Disney Interactive Media Group. Walt Disney Internet Group currently manages Club Penguin… Read More »Disney to Combine Digital Media Group with Video Gaming Division
Tonight marks the end for Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom online multi-player interactive environment. But don’t try to log on for the first time, new sign ups have been discontinued for some time now. Today regular users will log on one more time, exchange personal information… Read More »VMK – The End Of The Magic
Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom players continue to struggle to stop The Walt Disney Company from evicting them from their online homes. They’ve started to get a bit more press and now they’re organizing for a street protest on Saturday May 10th.
VMK Kids Unite plans to gather outside the gates of Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom in Anaheim, CA in hopes this will convince the powers that be at Disney not to shut down VMK. I wish them luck
The full press release is below the cut: