theme parks

Precision Dynamics’ Microchip Wristband

In the Los Angeles Times, Hugo Martín writes about Precision Dynamics’ microchip wristband, which has uses at places like the Disney resorts. The wristbands use the same technology as electronic tollbooths, security key cards and the newest U.S. passports. But at Precision Dynamics, this sophisticated electronic know-how… Read More »Precision Dynamics’ Microchip Wristband

Disney Vision

I’ve been thinking a lot about Vision lately. That’s Capital ‘V’ vision, btw. Vision for The Disney Blog, the vision for the Walt Disney Company and specifically the theme park division, and vision to get us out of this economic mess that the world has… Read More »Disney Vision

IAAPA Attractions Expo hits Orlando

The International Associations of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) swings into Orlando this week for its annual Attractions Expo. Industry leaders, companies and hangers on swarm over the Orange County Convention Center for a week trying out all the new things the industry has to… Read More »IAAPA Attractions Expo hits Orlando

Disney’s Fast Pass, a problem looking for a solution

I missed linking to the Orlando Sentinel‘s article on the listing of expired and counterfeit fast passes on eBay. But a post on MouseExtra reminded me that I really felt like Disney has a solution that’s readily available to this problem. Get rid of the… Read More »Disney’s Fast Pass, a problem looking for a solution

Busch Gardens…Pasadena

With Anheuser-Busch, the last major “American” beer company possibly to be bought by a European company, the Los Angeles Times ran a piece on the history of the company in southern California.  I had already known that there had been a Busch Gardens in Pasadena at… Read More »Busch Gardens…Pasadena

WALL-E, Real, Live, and in person???

DSC_0860. Originally uploaded by cuehefnerr Update: Sigh. These photos have been removed too. The photos may have been removed from that other blog, but flickr user cuehefnerr has uploaded a few into this Flickr Set. He’s a cute little fellow in real life, isn’t he.… Read More »WALL-E, Real, Live, and in person???

Studios, Theme Parks Go to Dubai

Ryan Nakashima, Associate Press business writer, checks in with a look at the Hollywood studio and theme park companies’ efforts in Dubai. But even as the ink dries on the billion-dollar deals in the United Arab Emirates, movie studios are grappling with ways to make their signature… Read More »Studios, Theme Parks Go to Dubai