D23 VIP Treatment

A D23 Imagineering Moment I have mixed feelings about D23. I somewhat understand that an event held for the fan faithful will be attended in droves. I arrived at 6:40 am and essentially began a waiting experience that continued until about 9:40 am, when we were finally escorted into the exhibit hall. That’s a three … Read more

Disney at Work Podcast #9: Our Review of Pandora

David Zanolla and I are now providing our review of Pandora: The World of Avatar on our Disney at Work podcast. It’s Episode 9 which can be heard when you visit our iTunes site. The area has now been open about a month, and we offer some insights that you might not hear otherwise. In particular, we suggest a very … Read more

Shanghai Disney Resort

Happy Birthday, Shanghai Disneyland Resort

It is the first anniversary of the Shanghai Disney Resort. Congratulations for arriving on your first anniversary! It’s been a big year, which followed an enormous opening. Over 11 million guests have already visited that park. The Chinese are coming to realize that this is a fantastic experience, and worthy of their time and attention. … Read more

Volcano Bay Opening

Volcano Bay Opens! The Competition Goes On!

Enough superlatives cannot be given to Universal’s Volcano Bay, which opens today. There is much that is well imagined, well crafted, and simply fun! We did three Facebook Live videos from the opening of the park this morning.  This is the fourth part in a series of articles that has chronicled Disney’s effort to reign … Read more

Anticipating Pandora the World of Avatar

Disney at Work Podcast #8: Anticipating Pandora – The World of Avatar

There are a lot of people anticipating Pandora – The World of Avatar, opening this week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Disney is king at creating anticipation. And that excitement is very real as this new land gets ready to premiere to the public. Our latest podcast talks about how Disney gets people anticipating Pandora – The … Read more

Disney Competition

Blizzard Beach: Cold War Competition

This is Part III of our coverage of the Disney Water Park Wars.  In the last two months, we were on hand with a Facebook Live Event at Miss Adventure Falls. You can see our first post here. We also did a Facebook Live Event at Crush ‘n’ Gusher. You can see a replay of that here. … Read more

Free! Complete E-Guide to Pandora: The World of Avatar

In time for the opening of Walt Disney World’s newest attraction, we offer a free, complete guide to Pandora: World of Avatar. Subscribe today to not only access what is perhaps the most comprehensive insight into this new land, but to also gain additional exclusive Disney at Work newsletters, guides, and insights that you can’t get … Read more

Disney Dog and Pony Show

What is a Disney dog and pony show? One of the simple joys of Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland is Gadget’s Go Coaster. It’s a junior roller coaster, but it’s placed in a very creative setting. Gadget refers to the character Gadget Hackwrench from the Disney animated series Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Gadget has a gift … Read more