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Maid attacked at Disney’s Pop Century


Cadilia Juste, a housekeeper at Disney’s Pop Century in Orlando, was badly beaten while cleaning a room and had to spend time in the hospital, reports WFTV. Police did find her attacker, who was charged and arrested for aggravated battery. On top of all this, Juste claims that Disney is threatening to fire her if […]

The American Idol Experience to Open in February


Reliable Netcot sources (i.e. Joel) report that the American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open from February 5-8 for an Annual Passholder Preview with the grand opening being held on Valentine’s Day (or February 14).

The Suite Life of Hannah Montana is Renewed.


The Hollywood Reporter is, well, reporting that the Disney Channel has ordered a second season of “The Suite Life on Deck” (A continuation of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”, but on a cruise ship-the S.S. Tipton-and minus Ashley Tisdale) as well as a third season of “Hannah Montana”. Historically, the Disney Channel only […]

Disney Parks’ 2009 Ambassadors


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 […]

Woman Sues Disney for Not Letting Her Ride


ABC 9 is reporting that a Central Florida woman was limited to the number of times she could ride the Tower of Terror even though she had a prescription that said the ride helped her with her abdominal adhesions. Denise Mooty needed several surgeries a year before discovering that riding the ride relieved the pain and cut […]

TBS Sues ABC


Bloomberg News is reporting that the Tokyo Broadcasting System is suing ABC for copyright issues pertaining to the network’s hit summer show “Wipeout”. So far, TBS is claiming that the summer sensation violated copyright issues on three of its Japanese shows. Stay tuned to Netcot.com for updates on this story.

Oriental Land Company Scraps Plans for New Disney Park.


Reuters is reporting that the Oriental Land Company (the company behind the Tokyo Disneyland Resort) has scrapped plans for another Disney park in Japan. The company’s sole decision against the park is that there were “poor prospects of the project’s investment returns.” The park would have been an “urban-style” theme park.

Super Soaps Weekend to End


The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Super Soaps Weekend at Disney World will see its last year this year. Brian Frons, the president of Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group, has said that they would rather send the soaps stars on a national tour rather than spend a single weekend in Florida. Disney’s Hollywood Studios issued […]

New Disney Magazine to be Launched


DMNews is reporting that Tim Foster (Guide to the Magic) and Lou Mongello (WDW Radio) are teaming up to form Celebrations-an unofficial magazine for Disney fans. It will be distributed every other month and the founders hope it will fill the gap left after Disney stopped their official magazine, the Disney Magazine. Previously this year, the […]

Changes coming to the Wide World of Sports


The Walt Disney World Company is changing the name of its sports complex. Disney’s Wide World of Sports will be renamed ESPN’s Wide World of Sports, according to the Orlando Sentinel. In an effort to bring even more synergy to the Florida destination, Ken Potrock, the Senior Vice President of Wide World of Sports, said that […]

Netcot Podcast #118 – Making the Call


News stories from this episode of the podcast: Disney CEO Bob Iger says the company is defying gravity with strong park attendance despite the U.S. economy. Disney and the U.S. Department of Energy have teamed up on a new ad campaign. The Disney Channel show “My Friends Tigger and Pooh” will not continue beyond the […]

New Out-of-Park Experiences


Many of you know that there are Treasure Cruises for children available around the Walt Disney World Resort. Existing Cruises: Albatross Treasure Cruise: 9:30am departure from the Yacht and Beach Club Monday and Wednesday Disney’s Pirate Adventure: 9:30 am departure from the Grand Floridian Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday Island of the Caribbean Pirate Cruise: […]

Netcot comes to the iPhone


Its no secret that a bunch of us here at Netcot get just as excited about tech as we do about Disney. Today, we’re blending those two passions together. Netcot.com is proud to announce the launch of an all new version of the website designed to work with the iPhone and iPod Touch devices. When […]

Changes Coming to Pleasure Island


As a follow up to Van’s last post, here’s more news of what’s coming to Downtown Disney: First, over the next year, several immersive experiences will be added to the 120-acre complex. Downtown Disney will even get its own attraction in the form of a giant, tethered balloon that will provide guests with an amazing […]

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Walk-through to Reopen?


The LA Times has reported that construction crews have started to restore the Sleeping Beauty Castle walk-through. The attraction, on the second story of the castle, was closed for refurbishment in October 2001 (although many speculate that the real reasons were for fear of a terrorist attack on the wooden structure. The attraction originally opened […]