The NFL has arrived at a giant of a deal for the next 5 years of TV rights for NFL football. This deal is bigger than the MLB, NBA, and NASCAR combined. One little problem, ABC and ESPN have yet to deal with the NFL. The Sunday night and Monday night deal has been sweetened… Read More »NFL Broadcast Deal, Where’s ABC/ESPN?
On the way to the orchid show, we quickly saw the work of Charley, which had smashed its fist through an atrium of one hotel and peeled the stucco off another like an orange. Yet on the Disney grounds, the cleanup had been quick and efficient. Nary a shrub was out of place at Epcot… Read More »How to enjoy Orlando in August
With Hurricane, now tropical storm, Frances moving on the digging out process begins. For the hotel, convention, and tourism industry the good news is that they were mostly spared the damage caused by Hurricane Charley. The real damage will be when the lost dollars expected from Labor Day weekend are totalled. There does remain the… Read More »The Real Damage in Orlando
As of 11:35 AM Sunday September 5th, these wore the conditions at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Weather station. Looks like almost 10 inches of rainfall in a 24 hour period. People might floating away soon. Update: It’s now 11:50 and the rain gauge reports another inch of rain at the weather station. In downtown… Read More »Frances Blogging II
Typhoon Lagoon remains the only part of Disney World closed through yesterday (it is scheduled to open today). Although there has been no official explanation that I could find, there is speculation that one of the reasons might be the theming. Typhoon Lagoon is themed to look like an island that has just been hit… Read More »Typhoon Lagoon
Disney World has 3 of its four parks open today. Animal Kingdom remains closed today due to staffing issues. There was only minor landscape damage reported. Of the water parks Typhoon Lagoon is closed today but Blizzard Beach is open. Downtown Disney is scheduled to be open. Universal Studios and Seaworld both have major debris… Read More »Themepark Roundup
I’m getting a lot of searches wondering if Disney World, and other Orlando Themeparks will be open on Saturday following Hurricane Charley’s visit. I’ve heard from people who live near the Disney World resort (located southwest of Orlando) and they reported that the eye of the storm passed to the East of the Disney owned… Read More »Disney World open Saturday?
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