Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, part of the Timeshare Disney Vacation Club, was seriously swamped by Hurricane Frances and is now closed for repairs. The time-share resort features a large main building that overlooks the beach, with less than a football field’s worth of vegetated dunes and sand separating it from the open sea where Frances… Read More »Disney’s Vero Beach Swamped by Frances
Word is out from Garden Grove that they intend to sell or lease a prime piece of real estate to a California Indian tribe with the goal of building a casino resort. Steve Wynn, Las Vegas uber-mogul, has been mentioned as a possible developer. Garden Grove borders Anaheim about 2 miles south of Disneyland on… Read More »Disneyland Casino?
Usually it is the people who exist at the lower end of the ecomonic spectrum. Yes, High winds don’t discriminate against homes based on how much their owners make, but the better off you are the faster you can rebound. On the otherhand if you live in a mobile home with 5 other people and… Read More »Who gets hit the hardest in a Hurricane?
I’ll skip the mundane landscape damage here. But I will post what ever damage I hear was done and confirm it when possible. The first report in was of the tent covering the Cirque De Soliel building in Downtown Disney was torn and an 80ft section is missing. I believe that tent was just cosmetic,… Read More »Damage Reports from WDW
Deb Wills excellent AllEarsNet has the update on the park’s reaction to Charley. — All four theme parks will offer Extra Magic Hour to Resort Guests beginning at 8am on August 13. World Showcase at Epcot will open at 10am. Visit the parks early as that will be the best part of the day weather-wise.… Read More »Hurricane Charley WDW Update
Business Week Magazine does some analysis of the revenue machine that is The Mouse. Frolicking kids and free-spending parents will make Disney’s theme parks the biggest growth driver this year, figure most analysts I don’t know what oracle those analysts have been consulting, but the word I hear is that attendance is light at the… Read More »Business Good for Eisner?
Looks like some sour grapes from the folks at Universal Orlando and Seaworld. Instead of supporting a bullet train that will efficiently bring guests into the tourist region of Orlando allowing more time for said guests to spend money shopping, dining, etc., they are opposing… Read More »Walt Disney World with a Bullet