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Disney Parks … now with Starbucks


Let’s face it: coffee at Disney parks isn’t the best … at all. Even Kona at the Polynesian is “just ok.” Today, Starbucks and Disney announced a deal which will result in a coffee shop being open in one of their 6 U.S. based theme parks. The first one will open this summer in Disney’s […]

No More Happy Hauntings


For almost a decade, guests have traveled to Downtown Disney on Oct 30 and 31 for a chance at free trick-or-treating and fun Halloween experiences. Walt Disney World has announced that the Happy Hauntings event has been canceled due to detracting from the overall guest experience. Disney still plans to have Halloween and Fall-themed events, […]

In the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room


“In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room, all the birds sing words and the flowers croon, in the tiki, tiki, tiki room” Disney has finally confirmed that Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room will (tentatively) reopen on August 15th in Walt Disney World’s Adventure Land. This follows a nearly year-long refurbishment after a fire broke […]

WDW Monorail to Stop Running Earlier Than Normal


In an interesting move, Walt Disney World has decided to shorten the time the monorails run from the parks to one hour after the normal park closing time (this begins July 11 for the Epcot Monorail and August 1 for the Magic Kingdom Monorail). This change will affect those using the evening Extra Magic Hours […]

Forum Update


Hey everyone! I just shut down (temporarily) the message board forums. In the last several weeks they have been attacked with spam and ads (not sure how the people behind that think that some of those ads would be relevant to THIS audience, but whatever). I’ll be working on cleaning/fixing them for the future. … […]

Disney Buys Marvel [Again]


According to The Deadline, Disney has agreed to purchase Iron Man 3 and The Avengers from Paramount Pictures for the tidy sum of $115 million. Under the new deal, Disney gets distribution rights for the two aformentioned films while Paramount will retain distribution rights over Thor [May 6, 2011], Captain America [July 22, 2011], Iron […]

Staying in touch


For those of you not getting enough Netcot-goodness, I’d like to take this time to provide two links which have much more frequent updates than Netcot.com has (thank you, social media … for ruining blogs! I … I mean… “for allowing us all to ‘connect’ in new ways” — yeah, that’s it). Netcot on: twitter […]

The rumors…


…of my death have been greatly exaggerated. -Mark Twain. Hey everyone! I’m still here – its just been a very busy year at work. More to come on that topic but for now I simply wanted to say “hi” and let you know there are some upcoming podcasts in the queue that will roll out […]

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort To Open In 2012 At Walt Disney World


The Walt Disney Company has announced they will be building Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, which will be their first non-DVC hotel in seven years. The hotel will feature 2,000 rooms with construction starting this summer and a planned opening in 2012. The resort will be built across the lake from Disney’s Pop Century and […]

This changes everything


For years, two ideas have consumed Disney fans around the world as they speculated about when or if they could come true. Now, one has. As seen in this YouTube video, Disneyland is testing a Mickey Mouse character greeter that can blink, move his mouth and even talk as he completely interacts with guests. Its […]

Disney’s Tower of Terror Didn’t Cause A Stroke


According to a jury, Walt Disney World’s Tower of Terror ride did not cause a stroke for Marvin Cohen from Philadelphia in 1998. The man claims he suffered a stroke weeks after riding the attraction and the sudden drop tore an artery leading towards his brain. Jurors took only three hours to find that Disney […]

Boy killed in bus accident at Ft. Wilderness


Officials are investigating a bus crash at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort & Campground which killed a 10 year old boy. Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that the boy died after being struck by a bus at the resort. An investigation is underway.

Disney Bus Crashes Near EPCOT


In the second Disney bus crash since July 2009, a Disney vehicle crashed into a charter bus at the entrance to the EPCOT toll plaza. Eight people were injured including 7 passengers with non-life-threatening injuries while the driver of the Disney bus was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center in serious condition. was involved […]

Oregon Duck No Longer Reports To Mickey


The Register Guard is reporting that the Walt Disney Company has concluded the University of Oregon’s costumed Duck is no longer subject to Disney’s trademark on Donald Duck. Oregon has had a deal with Disney dating back to a handshake between Walt and the university allowing the university to use images similar to Donald Duck […]