From Allearsnet and WDWmagic here’s the official word from Disney: Walt Disney World Resort safely withstood Hurricane Frances and maintained power throughout the storm. After a visual inspection of the entire property, we discovered only minor roof damage to a single backstage structure and minimal horticultural damage. We will open the following theme parks and… Read More »Official Disney World Word
One of my favorite memories at Disneyland is the day the Women’s Soccer World Cup Championship team came to the park. Thousands upon thousands of young girls and young women were there to cheer on their new heroes. The park put on a great show for them and you couldn’t help to feel good about… Read More »Olympic Fever
The economics of sports on Television can be very confusing. This LA Times article attempts to clear up some of the confusion surrounding Disney’s ABC Network and their struggle to be profitable with Monday Night Football. The 34-year-old sports classic is ABC’s most popular and longest-running prime-time program — a tradition that began in 1970… Read More »The ABCs of Football for Disney
Here’s one of the unique stories to come from all the coverage of Hurricane Charley. Even Dolphins and Manatees have to be evacuated from the storms path. In this case some were sent to Epcot and Seaworld. (via)
Additional update on closures and reduced hours at WDW from LaughingPlace.com and WDWMagic.com: Based on information from the National Weather Service and emergency preparedness officials, Walt Disney World theme parks and water parks have adjusted operating hours as follows: Magic Kingdom: 8am – 1pm Epcot: 8am – 1pm Disney-MGM Studios 8 am – 1 pm… Read More »Charley: Animal Kingdom Closure, and more
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Disney has been considering getting into the cell phone business. The Disney brand and the ESPN brand look to be the likely choices. ESPN-brand cell phones and service plans could be tailored to individual sports teams, allowing users to view sports scores, news and video clips, said Robert Entner, an… Read More »Would you buy a used car from this man?
Orlando Sentinel reports that Kellen Winslow, an NFL Hall of Famer whose son has just entered the NFL, has been appointed the new Director of Planning and Development for Walt Disney World’s Sports Operations. Winslow’s charge will be to expand on Disney’s current holdings in the sports and recreation division, which includes the Wide World… Read More »More Goofy Sports at WDW
I’ve been searching for the perfect post to start this off this Monday. And boy did I find a doozy. (In a good way, I promise.) I’ve linked to Barb’s Celebration Blog before always entertained by her great writing style and funny stories. Well Barb… Read More »Buck-in-Ear Training Camp