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Netcot takes a look at the top 7 differences between the Disneyland resort in California and the Walt Disney World resort in Florida. This video is available in the normal Netcot Podcast feed in iTunes and also available at YouTube. Discuss this episode here.
It’s official. Disneyland has announced that Captain EO (starring Michael Jackson) will return to Walt’s first theme park for a limited engagement. Beginning in February of 2010, the 3D film can be found in Tomorrowland. ”Honey, I Shrunk the Audience” is scheduled to go down sometime in the next few weeks to make way for [...]
News, stories and links featured in this week’s show: The Disneyland Hotel is undergoing major renovations Workers at Disneyland protested shutting down a portion of Harbor Blvd. Space Mountain in Disneyland will soon get a scary overlay Dallas McKennon, voice of many Disney movies & attractions including Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, passed away at age [...]
1879: Actress Lucile Watson (Song of the South) is born in Quebec, Canada. 1889: Actor Don Brodie (Barker in Pinocchio) is born in Cincinnati, OH. 1908: Actress Barbara Luddy (Kanga in many Winnie the Pooh serials, Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty, Rover in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Lady in Lady and the Tramp) is born in Great Falls, MT. [...]
Welcome to the ninth, and last, Magic Makers post about Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. An important note to make: there will be more posts in this series, but we’ll focus on other important people that have worked (or still work) at the Walt Disney Studios. This time, we’ll be focusing on Marc Davis. Marc [...]
According to TIME, Suzi Brown, spokeswoman for Disneyland, has confirmed that several employees have been reassigned. They were previously in charge of scanning through photographs taken on Splash Mountain, Tower of Terror, California Screamin’, and Space Mountain, for any signs of nudity or vulgar expressions. The company began screening 10 years ago.
Once again, Disney theme parks command nearly all spots on the top 10 theme parks with the highest attendance according to TEA (Themed Entertainment Association). Nearly all Disney theme parks world-wide were represented in the top 10 with the exception of the Walt Disney Studios (France), Hong Kong Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks. The [...]
A new iPhone app is now availble that helps you work your way through the Disneyland park in California. The application uses a custom map of the park along with the iPhone’s built-in GPS technology to navigate you through the park. Other features include the ability to configure “to visit” lists, see FASTPASS® information and [...]
1901: Animator, and Disney Legend, Ub Iwerks is born Ubbe Ert Iwerks in Kansas City, Missouri. 1907: Composer Leigh Harline (Pinocchio, Snow White) is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1909: Animator, Disney Legend, and one of the “Nine Old Men”, Milt Kahl is born in San Fransisco, CA. 1912: Actor Wilfrid Brambell (Willie Bannock in The Three [...]
Disneyland has enacted a “temporary height restriction” for the front seat of it’s Splash Mountain attraction, according to the LA Times. Where it was once 40 inches to ride in the front seat, now the person must be at least 60 inches. has been raised from 40 inches to 60 inches. The move came after [...]
The OC Register tells a tale of a family that has asked Disneyland to immortalize their son in statue form. The family of Julian Alexander (who was shot and killed by an Orange County police officer who was in pursuit of burglary suspects on October 28, 2008) has asked Walt Disney Company officials to install [...]
1895: Director, and Disney Legend, Ben Sharpsteen (Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo) is born in Tacoma, Washington. 1896: Illustrator Gustaf Tenggren (Snow White, Bambi, Pinocchio) is born in Vastergotland, Sweden. 1910: Executive, and Disney Legend, Irving Ludwig (president of Buena Vista Distribution during his 40 years at the Walt Disney Company). 1911: Actor Leonard Slye (aka Roy Rogers) (Melody Time, Pecos [...]
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Vanessa Rosas and Clay Shoemaker were announced as Walt Disney World’s 38th ambassador team. Rosas is an industrial engineer who started at the resort in 2000 and worked in theme park operations. Shoemaker was a member of the Dream Squad and started at the resort in 1996 when he managed [...]
Talk about living in the public eye. The United Press International is reporting that the Walt Disney Company, along with the Cyrus family, is planning on hosting the teen pop starlet’s Sweet 16 party. The event, called “Miley’s Sweet 16–Share the Celebration”, will be hosted by Disneyland on October 5th and will have a double [...]
Hundreds of maids, cooks and dishwashers from the Disneyland Hotel, the Paradise Pier Hotel, and the Grand Californian, walked out signifying their protest of what they called an unfair labor proposal in the latest negotiations for new contracts (which expired in February). Their union stated that Disney’s latest proposal makes health care unaffordable and creates [...]
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