To paraphrase a line from a popular TV show, change is coming. Specifically, its hand looms over the second oldest park in Walt Disney World, the first non-castle park in the company’s history
So you’ve probably noticed it’s been a while since I’ve posted here, and the cob webs are starting to get a wee bit large. It’s been a crazy few months here, and it’s something I’ll probably talk about at length before too much longer. Let’s just say that real life issues and biting off more… Continue reading A quick word from your writer…
There aren’t any pitchforks wielded by the citizens in 1931’s Frankenstein. Even though the popular image of the angry, torch wielding mob originated with that film, it’s not entirely clear where pitchforks entered the picture. Nonetheless, pitchforks became synonymous with large crowds filled with overwhelming, and sometimes misplaced, rage. Today, the internet has made the… Continue reading The Lure of the Digital Pitchfork
Mickey’s Christmas Carol was my favorite Disney short cartoon as a kid. While I loved Lonesome Ghosts and Clockcleaners quite a bit, I absolute fell in love with the Disney retelling of the Dickens classic. It came on TV once with a Making Of feature that we recorded, and I remember almost wearing that tape… Continue reading Remembering Alan Young
“Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought – sometimes it isn’t much, either.
– Walt Disney
On May 7th, the soft opening for Shanghai Disneyland began. Not too long after, the first video began to surface of the new attractions in the park, with a lot of attention being paid to the TRON Lightcycle Power Run and Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. While it’s hard to judge from video alone, but the buzz for the latest creations of Imagineering is strong.
Anywhere you look, you’ll find rivalries. Yankees vs. Red Sox. Marvel vs. DC. Coke vs. Pepsi. The list goes on and on, with the only certainty being that devout fans of one side have little, if anything, good to say about the other. Theme parks are no different. While people might have a particular favorite,… Continue reading Confessions of a Theme Park Atheist