The big question left after last night’s debut of Descendants on Disney Channel, is how long before the sequel is approved? The Friday night premiere drew 6.6 million visitors. In addition to the great overnight numbers, the show had already racked up a record 1.4… Read More »Disney’s Descendants Premiere has Heroic Viewership on Disney Channel
In 1995 Nickelodeon knocked The Disney Channel off the top of the ratings perch and the mouse house has been struggling to regain its lead ever since. The switch finally happened, although not so much from the ascendance of The Disney Channel but rather the… Read More »Disney Channel Finally Beats Nickelodeon
For years, the Disneyland hotel has been the black sheep of the Disney owned hotels in Anaheim. It’s age and location left it the least desirable property of the three hotels. But the culmination of upgrades made over the last 5 years have finally paid off. AAA has bestowed its coveted 2012 Four Diamond award upon the landmark Disneyland Hotel making it the second property at the Disneyland Resort to secure such a high rating.
Only four percent of the 31,000 hotel properties AAA reviews achieve this enviable distinction. In fact, in order to become a five star resort you need to have a golf course and on-site spa. These are conditions Disneyland’s hotels can never meet. So four stars is really a great score.
“This is tremendous news, especially for the 1,000 Cast Members who work at the Disneyland Hotel and create magical experiences for our guests,” said Tony Bruno, vice president resort hotels and Downtown Disney. “The award underscores our continued investment in the guest experience and all our ongoing work, which has transformed the Disneyland Resort and Anaheim into Southern California’s world-class, multiday tourist destination.”
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa also is a AAA Four Diamond award winner and is home to yet another AAA Four Diamond recipient: the popular Napa Rose restaurant.
“North America’s AAA Diamond Rating System is a long-time trusted systematic method of rating lodgings and restaurants,” said the Auto Club’s Approved Accommodations Supervisor Patricia Marenco. “Southern California’s hotels and restaurants that earn the AAA Four Diamond award maintain a very high standard of service in their hotels and restaurants in order to continue pleasing their guests.”
Earlier this summer, the Disneyland Hotel marked a milestone in the property’s major “re-imagination” project with the opening of a new courtyard, restaurant, bar, pool and water play area.
Christopher Lisotta at TVWeek.com writes about some good news for Disney-owned ABC. "Grey’s Anatomy" helped ABC win Thursday night ratings battle. Easily the No.1 show for the night in adults 18 to 49, "Grey’s" eclipsed the season premiere of time period veteran "CSI" on CBS, which scored a 7.5, down 31 percent from its season… Read More »Grey’s Anatomy Is Impressive
ESPN is following in the footsteps of MTV as it moves away from live sports broadcasting toward original programing (movies, dramatic shows, etc). This seems odd since their two previous attempts (Tilt and Playmakers) were both cancelled due to low, really low, ratings.
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