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Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day to the folks at Paris Disneyland. May their independence day be full of celebration and joy. When I want news or good pictures of Paris Disneyland one of the first places I visit is The Unofficial Internet Guidebook, the most comprehensive site… Read More »Bastille Day

Walt Disney World with a Bullet

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

Sam McKim 1924-2004

It’s been reported in by multiple sources that one of Walt’s great Imagineers has passed on. Sam McKim Disney Artist reknown for his concept artwork on Main Street, the original Disneyland Guest Maps, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and so much more is with us… Read More »Sam McKim 1924-2004

Another Accident at BTMM

This may signal the end of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad as we know it. The third accident in a year at the same attraction. This one with injuries and so soon after a complete overhaul. Looks bad for the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness. Previous… Read More »Another Accident at BTMM

Mickey Mouse in Space

In 1955 Walt Disney broadcast the famous ‘Disneyland’ TV show on ABC. In large part it was an effort to publicize his upcoming creation of the Disneyland Themepark. One of the lands in Disneyland is Tomorrowland and the ideas and philosophy behind that led to… Read More »Mickey Mouse in Space

TPI: Best of Awards

Theme Park Insider has announced their reader’s choice awards for the previous year. The parks with the largest visitor numbers would have a natural advantage in reader’s choice polls, and this years winners shows no exceptions to that rule. However, The choice of Disneyland Resort’s… Read More »TPI: Best of Awards

A fool and his summer vacation

The Motley Fool, whose economic opinion I value highly, presents columnist Rick Aristotle Munarriz who has weighed in on some recent visits to Orange County’s two largest themeparks – Knott’s Berry Farm and the Disneyland Resort. The results are quite interesting. He also puts in… Read More »A fool and his summer vacation