There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding Disney’s upcoming MyMagic+ program which aims to combine every aspect of your Walt Disney World vacation into one seamless and digital experience. With MyMagic+, park tickets, resort room keys, dining reservations, PhotoPass photographs, payment options, and even FastPasses will all be contained in your My Disney Experience account. [...]
In the 1960’s, Walt Disney went about secretively purchasing land in Florida and acquired a little over 27,000 acres. At its maximum, the resort expanded to 30,000+ acres and today, the Walt Disney World Resort encompasses 25,000 acres which includes four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping district, 24 resort hotels that can accommodate [...]
This week Walt Disney World Resort is hosting its ‘Monstrous Summer’ press event, which will offer media a preview of what’s going to be coming to Disney World – and beyond. The event is themed after Monsters University, the newest Disney•Pixar movie to hit theaters this summer on June 21st, 2013. Among the activities slated [...]
This morning (April 15, 2013), the United States Supreme Court ended attempts to force Walt Disney World to permit Segways in the theme parks. Without comment, the Court issued a one line order (page 3, third entry) declining to review the Court of Appeals decision upholding Disney’s safety-based ban on Segways.
In a ruling issued on April 4, 2013, a federal judge in Orlando agreed with OSHA and required SeaWorld to make three managerial employees available for interviews. The ruling is an outgrowth of the OSHA findings after Tilikum fatally attacked SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau.
As time passes, more and more information seems to be coming to the surface about Disney’s new MagicBand system. While much of it is based on speculation, Disney has begun to release new facts about the bands to the public and will continue to do so over the upcoming weeks. This will be welcomed by [...]
DIS Unplugged host Pete Werner is joined by Casting Director Rita Koutsoulis from USA Network’s show “The Moment.” Have you dreamed of becoming a Disney Imagineer? Here’s your chance. USA Network’s new show “The Moment” is casting for an upcoming episode where one lucky participant will have the chance to interview for their dream of [...]
An organization calling themselves the Association of Victims of Recreational Improvements and Liabilities (AVRIL) has filed a lawsuit asking the Orlando federal court to enjoin Disney and Starbucks from opening a Starbucks in the historic Main Street Bakery location. The lawsuit cites three reasons for the injunction. The first ground asserts that, contrary to Disney’s announcements, [...]
Be Our Guest. Under The Sea. Go The Distance. Beauty and the Beast. Little Shop of Horrors. Whether it’s from a Disney animated feature or not, everyone is familiar with the songs of eight-time Academy Award winning composer, Alan Menken. However, for every song you know and love there are scores and scores of songs that [...]
In the fall of 2011, I posted about a Disneyland employee, Korin Rodriguez, who filed a class action lawsuit against Disney alleging Disneyland violated California law by not providing cast members with seats. Ms. Rodriguez recently voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit after Disney’s attorneys found some rather interesting evidence (which I’ll discuss a little later).