Yes, it’s shameless plug time. The latest edition of Kenversations(TM) was posted today at LaughingPlace.com. It’s all about the crossroads were now facing in Anaheim between "giving up" on the Anaheim Resort or upgrading the Anaheim Resort.
Remember that rumor of a theme park going up in rural Missouri near Branson? Well, it was a fun rumor to think about it. As I stated it was a wild one and it turns out to have been too wild. The News-Leader has posted something of a retraction pointing out County Officials had their… Read More »No Missouri Themepark for Disney!
Susan Chaityn Lebovits writes about an Imagineering contest and what two students at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham came up with. "Our idea was to create a video capture system throughout the park," said Michaelidis, who grew up in Hyde Park. “To take still-frame shots — like photos of visitors with Mickey… Read More »Engineering Students Participate in Imagineering Contest
Disney has high hopes that its new park, its second in Asia after Tokyo, will be able to exploit the potentially vast market in China and the rest of the continent. It has even engaged in a sponsorship deal with China’s Communist Youth League and designed the park’s layout with the help of feng shui… Read More »Hong Kong Woes
This has to be the worse rumor I’ve heard in a long time. Imagineer and creative force behind many current Disney Attractions, Bruce Gordon, has been let go from Walt Disney Imagineering. Even worse, this may signal the impending layoffs of most of WDI. So says Kevin Yee of MiceAge and so says at least… Read More »Say it ain’t so, Bob.
I hope somebody is considering offering all of Bob Gurr’s columns at www.laughingplace.com in some type of limited edition softcover book because Gurr influenced everything with wheels at Disneyland. And how come there hasn’t been a book about Morgan "Bill"Evans and how he transformed landscaping into an artform at Disneyland? As part of the series… Read More »Early Imagineers. Who were they?
Disneyland turns 50 this year and it’s biggest fans are throwing one heck of a pre-party in the form of the 2005 NFFC Convention. Schedule details have recently been posted and the lineup looks great. Since Disney isn’t offering this kind of thing themselves anymore, this is your only chance to get the scoop directly… Read More »DL50th Fan Convention Schedule Posted
Don’t know if you’ve read about the next big roller coaster to open at a Disney Themepark, but it’s going to be very exciting. Mt. Everest will feature speeds of over 70MPH while going forwards and backwards. Under construction in the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Mt Everest is scheduled to open in late… Read More »The next big Disney Coaster