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Darth Vader as you’ve never seen him before

Alright here’s a Star Wars story. I know it’s not the Star Wars Blog, but there are Star Tours attractions. If you haven’t been reading Darthside: the blog of Star Wars uber-overload Darth Vader then you’re missing out on some of the funniest writing this side of Hoth. Who new little Annie would could be… Read More »Darth Vader as you’ve never seen him before

Extreme Makeover: Paying it Forward to Television

With the success of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has come the recent copycat program on NBC Renovation Intervention (like renovating is a drug habit or something) Unfortunately, the show concept is what needed renovation and I don’t think I’ll be watching any more episodes of this NBC show. USA Today has an article on… Read More »Extreme Makeover: Paying it Forward to Television

It Came from Emeryville

Chad over at Digital Dream Machine links to some great illustrations by Pixar artisan Ricky Nierva. In doing so, Chad also includes this great bit of trivia from Stop Motion Master Ray Harryhausen: the creature in It Came From Beneath The Sea featured only 6 appendages, not only to save on production costs, but also… Read More »It Came from Emeryville


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….

Hong Kong Disneyland workers train at Disney World

For the 6 weeks that I’ve been in Orlando and frequently visit the Disney themeparks here it has been easy to notice the presense of 500 workers from Hong Kong (CNN is running a story today). They all wear a bright red ribbon beneath their nametags. The ribbon identifies them as being from Hong Kong… Read More »Hong Kong Disneyland workers train at Disney World

New Caketopper at Walt Disney World?

Lesbian Caketopper, originally uploaded by indigoskye. Not exactly sure why Disney is selling this item. It doesn’t serve a real purpose. It’s not a picture frame and not a collectible. The best I can tell is Disney has decided to come out in favor of gay marraige and has started producing these caketoppers for woman… Read More »New Caketopper at Walt Disney World?

New Laughing Place Magazine

Disney themeparks around the world are now flooded with signage and merchandise (see the LaughingPlace Store for the best selection) to honor Disneyland’s 50th anniversary. But the one collectible publication everyone will need this year isn’t even produced by the Walt Disney Company. Nope. It’s issue two of the new magazine Tales from the Laughing… Read More »New Laughing Place Magazine

Some Weekend Reading

Just added a few trip reports to the list on the right. Three Kid Circus, a good parenting blog, is a hillarious recounting of one family’s Disneyland vacation. Start at this point and read the next three posts for all the juicy deets. Brandon, from my old stomping grounds of Portland Oregon, sent me a… Read More »Some Weekend Reading