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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

This illustration by Disney reflects the amount of room needed to build the new Star Wars Land.

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 that not only will Star Wars Land be … Read more

Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

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 … Read more

Pizza Planet across from the Muppet Vision 3D. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

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 on 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 in MousePlanet.com supports the claim that the 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 … Read more

The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

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 … 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