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The Carsland Conundrum

For Disney fans of a critical bent, it used to be easy knowing where to channel one’s rage. Disneyland falling apart from neglect and mismanagement? Blame Paul Pressler and his gang of idiots. Key elements of Animal Kingdom’s master plan left out on opening day? Blame Eisner, or the “pencil pushers”. California Adventure? Blame everyone [...]

Neverworlds – The Magic Kingdom’s Fantasia Gardens

This one’s a bit of a surprise. Most Disney folks, myself included, upon reading that headline would probably think of the fairly well-known but unbuilt Fantasia Gardens – the boat attraction based on the animated film that was intended to be part of Animal Kingdom’s “Beastly Kingdom.”

Concept art for the Animal Kingdom’s Fantasia Gardens [...]

Ten Wishes for the New Year: #7

The next item in our (seemingly never-endless) list of what I’d like to see taken care of this year at WDW? Survey says…

#7 – Finish the Animal Kingdom! The image that launched a thousand blog posts – the original conceptual rendering for Animal Kingdom

Again, I know. Putting something like this on a list [...]

Woody’s Roundup 10-19-2008

More links and tidbits for your weekend perusal:

Ryan at the Main Street Gazette bids farewell to Pocahontas and her Forest Friends, which ended its ten-year run at Animal Kingdom last month. The show, tucked away into a small theater on the park’s periphery, was never a blockbuster attraction, but it had a decidedly [...]

But What About Science… Science… Science…

I smell sitcom!

I was digging through some of my files trying to get them in some type of order, when my eyes just happened to scan this passage from an old training manual for Countdown to Extinction (now known, rather moronically, as Dinosaur!). I thought it amusing enough to share. The next time you’re [...]