Creating Magic For Your Customers

One of the things that makes Disney special is that they create magic in the form of Magical Moments and Take 5’s for their Guests. Let me share an example of what that looks like. Our son struggles with autism, but that doesn’t stop him from loving Bailey from Finding Dory. When we are over at … Read more

The Problem at Disney

The Problem at Disney

What is the problem at Disney? Internal sources at Disney say that nearly every inch of concrete at Shanghai Disneyland has been torn up three times to get things right, causing an increase in costs and a delay in schedule. Still, I look at new photos daily of Shanghai Disneyland. I studied the exhibit carefully … Read more

Change Around The Riverbend

There has been much said about the removal of the Big Thunder Ranch/Barbecue area and even more so about the shortening of the Rivers of America as Disneyland prepares to create a new Star Wars Land in that region of the park. On the outset, my belief was that not only will Star Wars Land … Read more

Happenings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There is much that is happening–and much that is not–at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Let’s take a look at what’s going on. The Frozen layer has been removed from that summer event. That includes the stage in front of the Chinese Theater, which continues to get some renovations and additions of its own. It’s great to … Read more

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Rumors and Additions

Let’s visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You’ll be surprised that some new things big and small are happening. And while we’re there, let’s look at some new rumors: Addition: The Great Movie Ride The Great Movie Ride continues to be plussed under the new TCM sponsorship. That includes new display cases with costuming and props from a very … Read more

Bring Star Wars to DisneyQuest

Should Disney Bring Star Wars to DisneyQuest? Why Disney Should Learn Lessons From Frozen’s Success My apologies for not having written in some time. From time to time I have to go make a living. But I really love to come back to this blog, and I appreciate those who take the time to read them. Yesterday, millions … Read more

Big Walt Disney World Attraction Changes Ahead

New and Revised Attractions Involving Frozen, Toy Story, Soarin’, Indiana Jones, & Star Wars This morning, my article on MousePlanet.com supports the claim that Frozen is indeed coming to Maelstrom. My sources have indicated that this is indeed well underway. I’m not exactly sure as to when, or to what degree it will replace Maelstrom, but … Read more

American Idol and Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Closing

This week, Laughing Place and Orlando Attractions Magazine reported that American Idol was closing at the end of the year. In the case of the latter, a statement was posted between the Walt Disney World Company, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment: “After more than five successful years, The American Idol Experience will be coming to a close … Read more

Form Follows Parking–Rumors at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  There’s an expression in the architectural world, “Form Follows Function.” That principle suggests that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. Well, in Disney architectural circles there is a different phrase. Robert A.M. Stern, who played a major role in the development of Disney … Read more