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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 [...]

WHAT?! Rasulo Leaves The Parks, But…

Seriously. What??

Oft-maligned (by me) Disney Parks chief Jay Rasulo becomes Disney’s Chief Financial Officer. Fair enough, he cares way more about money than theme parks anyway, and fans have wanted to see him gone for years. But current CFO Tom Staggs takes his place as chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts? A switch?!

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Drip, Drip, Drip…

A conceptual rendering by Tim Delaney of Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris

Ominous news emerged last week that two long-time Imagineers had been dismissed from Walt Disney Imagineering. The departures of Executive Designer & Vice President Tim Delaney and head sculptor Valerie Edwards were the most shocking terminations in several years, and follow a period of [...]

Inauguration Day

It looks like public previews did, in fact, begin today at the Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents. A fairly detailed report has been posted on the WDWMagic boards, and it gives a sense of the show’s flow. It certainly sounds like an improvement, and it’s exciting to see Mr. Lincoln get back to his roots.

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Disney’s AmeriWHA?!

Your newest magical vista?! The new Disney hotel site in Maryland (Washington Post)

Continued apologies for my prolonged absence – it looks like it’s going to be a few more days before my interwebs are up and running again. But this story just came across my transom and I couldn’t resist getting online at work [...]