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Countdown to strike?

What happens when both sides of a contract negotiation take the hard line and refuse to budge. Usually it means a strike. Disney has made the unions a slightly modified contract offer and a vote is expected this Thursday. Since Disney has refused to extend the contract beyond Thursday a no vote from the union… Read More »Countdown to strike?

Florida High Speed Rail Back on Track

Despite its foe’s best efforts to derail the project, Florida voters appear likely to approve construction of the light rail project once again. The first leg will connect Tampa and Orlando with a stop at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Orlando International Airport. The second leg will connect central Florida with southern Florida.… Read More »Florida High Speed Rail Back on Track

New Cruise Line Chief

Tom McAlpin, the No. 2 executive at Celebration-based Disney Cruise Line, has been promoted to president of the Walt Disney Co venture. McAlpin reports directly to Al Weiss, president of the Walt Disney World Resort. (OBJ) The Disney Cruise line has been one of the real successes for the company. No body can deliver the… Read More »New Cruise Line Chief

West coaster at WDW

Today we hit Magic Kingdom there are moments when it can feel like Anahiem and others where my brain gets a little confused. Space Mountain isn’t in the right place in tomorrowland and there’s entirely too much open space. In fact the Walt Disney World Resort is huge, it is impossible to imagine just how… Read More »West coaster at WDW

Official Disney World Word

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

More schedule changes at WDW

Hurricane Frances has forced The Walt Disney World Resort to announce various changes in their usual entertainment schedule including the cancellation of the September 3rd Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue for 9:30p as well as all the shows on September 4th. Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Shows on September 3rd and 4th have been cancelled. Disney’s Electrical Water… Read More »More schedule changes at WDW

Latest from Disney World re:closings

Walt Disney World theme and water parks will operate on an abbreviated schedule on Friday and officials announced they expect to be closed on Saturday. The resort stopped taking reservations earlier today. On Friday, Magic Kingdom will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Epcot from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., MGM Studios from… Read More »Latest from Disney World re:closings

The Mouse House Aids Recovery Efforts

Walt Disney World Announces Relief Efforts for Central Florida Families and Cast Members Impacted by Hurricane Charley. The following relief is being offered to the community: * DisneyHand, worldwide outreach for The Walt Disney Company, has announced a contribution totaling $100,000 to the American Red Cross and the Heart of Florida United Way. * Walt… Read More »The Mouse House Aids Recovery Efforts