To everyone hurt and affected by the explosions in London please know you’re in our thoughts today. Today should have been a day of great joy, having just been awarded the summer games, instead hate and fear mongers have taken advantage of you to practice their trade. Despite best efforts of terrorists of any sort,… Read More »London
It is difficult to speculate exactly what happened yesterday to cause the sad death of a young boy at Walt Disney World. Eventually the autopsy will reveal whether the attraction had anything to do with the death. It may not have. I do not mean to accuse the family or Disney Management of misdeeds, but I do wonder what a 4-year old was doing on Mission Space (M:S) at Epcot.
M:S is one of the most intense experiences available to guests visiting Walt Disney World. So what would lead a family to want to take their young child on it? Which warnings did they see and which did they miss? How can we give a family more information before they make their decision to join the queue? All questions that need to be answered to make the Disney World experience as safe as possible for all guests.
Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror probably qualifies as the most intense experience availabe to guests at the four Walt Disney World themeparks. Not only does the name imply its intensity, but as you approach the attraction to ride you can see exactly what happens to guests already on board as they plummet faster than gravity and then are jerked back up only to be pulled back down again repeated times. If the visual clues aren’t enough, the screams of terror is another signal. Those with weak constitutions know by these indicators to stay away. Parents with questions can see what happens during the ride and can judge if their child is appropriate for the attraction. At least that should work in theory.
Sadly, Santa has been barred from landing near Disneyland. Apparently homeland security won’t accept his visa. Actually, this is an annual holiday event for a local shopping mall that has the misfortune of being too close to Disneyland. Santa won’t be allowed to skydive in as that would violate Disneyland’s no-fly zone. If you hear… Read More »Sorry, No Santa for You
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?
French authorities go a little overboard confiscating Peter Pan Plastic Swords from two young Disneyland Paris visitors. Someone is having a little power trip.
“The terror that flaps in the night singlehandedly saved Disney from being relegated to “not culturally important enough” status in this debate. We had Darkwing cereal bowls, beach towels and t-shirts. We even got his autograph when we went to Disney World.” The Great Cartoon… Read More »The Great Cartoon Debate, Part I