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Disneyland Small World ADA Lawsuit Finally Sails

Disneyland Small World ADA Lawsuit Finally Sails

| November 10, 2015 | Reply

Remember the widely publicized lawsuit by the fellow (Martinez) who sued Disneyland after getting stuck on It’s a Small World at Disneyland?  (I wrote a blog about Disney’s response to the lawsuit.)  After almost four years of litigation, the federal court of appeals in San Francisco has finally sunk Martinez’s unhappy cruise. The district court’s […]

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Disney Asks Court to Dismiss Autism/DAS Lawsuit

Disney Asks Court to Dismiss Autism/DAS Lawsuit

| November 2, 2015 | 7 Replies

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a blog post about a then-newly filed multi-plaintiff lawsuit alleging Walt Disney World discriminated against guests who have emotional or cognitive disabilities where parents of autistic children sued Disney under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) because Disney changed from the “Guest Assistance Card” (“GAC”) to the “Disability Access System” […]

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Review & Thoughts on Two New Books from Disney Editions

Review & Thoughts on Two New Books from Disney Editions

| October 18, 2015 | Reply

There are numerous biographies about Walt Disney including a recently aired four-hour PBS documentary, “American Experience: Walt Disney”. Just when you thought there was nothing else you could learn about him or those in The Walt Disney Company, Disney Editions comes out with two books – Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s […]

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A Look Back: Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Hotels

A Look Back: Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Hotels

| May 5, 2015 | 2 Replies

Within weeks of Michael Eisner’s arrival as the new CEO and Chairman of the Board at The Walt Disney Company, he put in motion many projects to revitalize the Disney brand that included new theme parks and the expansion of existing ones, new hotels, new film projects and changes to every other division at Disney. […]

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Judge fools all, banning Frozen from theme parks and agreeing with “Frozen is my life story” author

Judge fools all, banning Frozen from theme parks and agreeing with “Frozen is my life story” author

| April 1, 2015 | 21 Replies

In an unbelievable decision, one that completely fooled Disney’s lawyers, newly hired magistrate judge Fullstendig Lure (of Norwegian heritage) reversed the dismissal of the “Frozen is my life story” author’s lawsuit and, inconceivably, has recommended the court order Disney to cease all Frozen-related theme park construction and ban Anna, Elsa and Olaf from all Disney theme […]

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Ready, Set, Bid! Disneyland Memorabilia Exhibit and Auction

Ready, Set, Bid! Disneyland Memorabilia Exhibit and Auction

| February 3, 2015 | 1 Reply

Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s premier animation artwork and collectible galleries located in Sherman Oaks, California has announced The Story of Disneyland Collection exhibit and auction to take place February 28th and March 1st at Van Eaton Galleries, 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California.  Image: Van Eaton Gallery Just in time to celebrate the […]

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INTERVIEW – Billy Magnussen: The ‘Other Prince’ in Into The Woods

INTERVIEW – Billy Magnussen: The ‘Other Prince’ in Into The Woods

| January 25, 2015 | 1 Reply

If Disney ever decided to do a live action version of Winnie the Pooh, Billy Magnussen would be a great Tigger. His natural enthusiasm and boundless amounts of energy is infectious and was perfect for his role as The Other Prince in Disney’s latest film, Into the Woods. Like the movie, you don’t always get […]

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Disney asks Court to Dismiss “Absurd” Frozen Copyright Lawsuit

Disney asks Court to Dismiss “Absurd” Frozen Copyright Lawsuit

| January 17, 2015 | 1 Reply

To no one’s surprise, Disney responded to the Frozen copyright lawsuit by asking it to be dismissed. To recap, in September, Amy Gonzalez, (who writes under the pen name of Isabella Tanikumi, or TaniKumi, she isn’t consistent in the capitalization) filed a lawsuit alleging Disney’s movie “Frozen” plagiarized her book which currently goes by the […]

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“Grand New” Gingerbread House at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

“Grand New” Gingerbread House at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

| November 28, 2014 | Reply

The Disneyland Resort has hosted the tradition of making holiday gingerbread sculptures in the past, ranging from the small creations that were displayed in Storytellers Cafe to the larger piece done last year at the entrance to the Disneyland Hotel.  This year, however, the tide of size and scope has turned and the newest sculpture […]

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Book Review: Walt Disney: Drawn from Imagination

Book Review: Walt Disney: Drawn from Imagination

| October 11, 2014 | 1 Reply

Parents are always looking for ways to create wonderful memories for themselves and their children. Taking them to Walt Disney World or Disneyland is one of the best and most popular ways of doing just that. Unfortunately, many kids do not know who Walt Disney was and what is even more alarming, many kids do […]

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