Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
By the Wee Willie Winkie way, and to avoid taking you by a complete surpise: I will be departing on Saturday for a 2-week vacation to Schenectady (in the region of NY during 1 week and then Union College for about another week) and will be back on November 1st or 2nd. I am extremely unlikely (and maybe unwilling) to update the blog at any point during those 2 weeks (because I'm lazy). Wah-ah!!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Hugh: "Now going back to the days of Horizons at Epcot, I understand you have some interesting insight about the retired and sorely missed classic attraction."
Heff: "Why yes I do. Many guests don't realize that the entrance to Horizons went through a multitude of changes over its existence. Namely the colors on the wall. Although described as light green by cast members, it was actually called coral green. Yet it looked blue to visitors who entered the attraction after sundown - due to the artificial lighting system. Years later it was painted more of an alligator green and if you were lucky enough to enter Horizons as the sun was setting, the walls actually looked pink. By golly pink I tell you!"
Hugh: "I have to agree with you Heff, for those of you not familiar with the entrance, it really looked pink."
Heff: "Now Imagineers didn't want pink - so they painted the walls a forest green and believe it or not it always looked green no matter what time of the day it was. This color though insulted true Epcot aficionados and there was a bit of a backlash. It didn't last long as Horizons was eventually knocked down."
These guys should be on TV!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I once knew a guy who knew the guy whose son swept Main Street on alternate days when the sun was out. you want my autograph?
No Tim ... but maybe you can host a podcast about it.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Among the ideas that the Imagineers are allegedly looking into is one where a guest could book an attraction up to a year in advance. This would appeal to the visitor who needs to plan every minute of their Disney trip (such as meals, shows, and bathroom breaks).
Another idea is one that involves a second version of an attraction which would be designated FastPass. All of the popular attractions would have a double that would be for FastPass holders only. For example there would be your standard Haunted Mansion and then a FastPass Haunted Mansion right next to it.
A third idea is one in which the visitor never actually gets on an attraction, they just write books about it.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Mr Clyde's denial of the sphere's crucial role in Epcot's history is immature, weak, and deliberately cruel! I know for a fact that no one shares his view! Everyone is on my side.
Wow that is something ... especially since I don't know Davis Clyde or his view. But if Barry Michael's feels better about what he wrote ... then this blog served a purpose (which doesn't happen too often). Can't we just go to the parks and all enjoy ourselves?
Monday, August 20, 2007
Bears eat man at beer festival
A 23-year old Serb was found dead and half-eaten in the bear cage of Belgrade Zoo at the weekend during the annual beer festival.
The man was found naked, with his clothes lying intact inside the cage. Two adult bears, Masha and Misha, had dragged the body to their feeding corner and reacted angrily when keepers tried to recover it.
"There's a good chance he was drunk or drugged. Only an idiot would jump into the bear cage," zoo director Vuk Bojovic told Reuters.Local media reported that police found several mobile phones inside the cage, as well as bricks, stones and beer cans!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Are they gonna go back and change all the MGM movies to read Hollywood? - Tom Atoe
I feel the structural integrity of the park has been compromised way beyond the natural slope of the original plan to surround the guests with a aura of longevity and latitude precision.
- Sal Lamby
Which park is that one? - Lindsay Richy
I don't go to that park because the animals scare me. - Gil Burt
Why would they move Disney-MGM all the way to Hollywood? Who's going to go there? - Anita Mantohug
Well I couldn't have said it any differently ... well maybe I could have, but I wouldn't have made any sense.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
It was also announced that people over at Mission:SPACE saw the shuttle launch last Wednesday. Guess if you were standing over at Space Mountain it wasn't visible.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Last month I acquired a wonderful piece of Disney animation history at a garage sale in Ascutney, Vermont. A paintbrush once used by one of Walt's Nine Old Men to paint Dumbo! The bristles are missing and there are teeth marks on the handle of the brush, but nevertheless it's a beauty! The person who sold it to me was the grandson of a guy who delivered milk to the cousin of a woman who lived across the street from the Disney Studios - so its authenticity is irrefutable. However, it provokes some fascinating questions like - What color paint was the brush dipped in? Where was the brush manufactured and then sold? I don't have the answers to these questions just a moldy old stick that was once a paintbrush.
Hey Rich - what were you thinking?
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
OK, I'm kidding - there are like a billion Disney podcasts out there and I certainly couldn't do anything as well as them. But the Hall of Presidents idea ...
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Love music and citrus? Head on over to TheOrangesBand.
Eraser site will give you chills and spills.
Hey it's summer - let's see what the folks over at SnowCrystals have for us! (If you're into that kind of thing.)
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The Disney Geeks did a live streaming broadcast from WDW - the Boardwalk to be exact last night (July 17). This may in fact be the first of its kind! Will they start a cool trend? Only time will tell. Keep up the solid work guys!
Thanks Mim! (Mim Yorkis runs the popular iknoweverythingboutdisney.com site)
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
"When I came home, I was too tired to go to the Magic Kingdom so I clicked on My Dizney Blog instead!"
Kim! Kim! Kim! You are too kind ... or demented, I'm not sure which. A million thanks.
(Kim Jorkis is the head writer for the famous site MouseYanaNet.com)
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I came across the following & felt it was worth sharing:_____________________________________
Drivers' Ten Commandments
1. You shall not kill.
2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
4. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.
5. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.
6. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.
7. Support the families of accident victims.
8. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.
10. Feel responsible toward others.
Please be safe.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
- A fifth water park is to be built 2 miles off of I-4. Wait a second, a 5th? They would have to build a 4th one first! Any hoot, it's to be called Wally's Water World.
- A new name for Disney-MGM Studios is being tossed around. Movieland and It's A Rap are just two of the names being considered.
- No more anniversary events for anything ... ever!
- No more fast passes for any attraction ... ever!
- More high-priced deluxe resorts.
- Smaller bottles of water for sale.
- For hopper pass visitors - you must visit at least 3 parks a day or you forfeit your pass.
Well, that's all for now folks!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
- A "Cast Member" bids you farewell as you leave the station at Space Mountain.
- A "ticket agent" at Orlando International Airport asks if you want pepper spray with your boarding pass.
- You keep receiving prank phones calls from NASA asking if you know of a car that gets 900 miles on a tank of gas.
- The woman next to you on the Disney monorail keeps counting backwards from 10.
- The man in the moon looks worried.
Hope this message finds you. Word on the street is that people love theme parks and theme parks love big business. Financial experts agree the percentage over the final quarters is far ahead of last year's fiscal earnings. Spending is on the rise and the gross income is not that gross.
Wow, now I'm not a financial professional but that sounds important and very impressive. If anyone can explain it to to me - I'd be a happier me.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
I wonder if someone will start a feature-by-feature review of it, complete with photos and web-like graphics. Maybe hold a convention and discuss it in length. Have a podcast or two about it. It's better to have an audio description of a website rather than just visiting the actual site itself. I see many a career launched based strictly on the new site.
Alright enough is enuf! Go take Disney's newest Disney.com out for a spin!
Monday, February 5, 2007
-Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle is going to have a bay window installed.
-Chip 'N Dale have filed for divorce.
-Stewie from Family Guy has been named the 2007 WDW Ambassador.
-The lion at Animal Kingdom is animatronic.
-Disney on Ice travles with its own zamboni.
-Pinocchio loves Lemon Pledge.
-Regis Philbin wants to run for Mayor of Magic Kingdom.
-The Wilderness Lodge Resort uses 10 watt light bulbs.
-Tigger is being sent to anger management class.
Now these are rumors ... not factual, so please don't get all excited and look for the zamboni the next time Disney on Ice comes to your town!
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
A new website was revealed in Vegas & I for one am interested in seeing it. I'm sure it's great. Too bad I couldn't have been there. But I am just a peasant in the world of blogs and maybe if I had a foreign sounding first name I could post more proudly. More proudly? Where did I go to school?
Sunday, January 7, 2007
So being plumb crazy I went to mACE because I could have sworn that in the recycle bin buying weather, mACE had like a million of them on display outside their fine establishment. When I arrived I could plainly see there weren't any bins outside - but why should there be, it's winter! So I went inside mACE and went down the trash can/garden hose aisle and low and behold I could not find any recycle bins. So although being a man I don't like to ask for help ... I asked for help in this matter. Now I've been in this particular mACE like 50 times over the last 4 years and probably spent close to $2000 in those 4 years - but they still look at me like I'm from Mars. Anyway, I was told mACE doesn't sell recycle bins. I acted surprised to this answer and so the "salesman" asked a fellow "salesman" about it & the second genius declared "we never carried recycle bins". I must be losing my mind - I thought to myself - I could have sworn mACE sold recycle bins.
Now I needed a recycle bin because Wednesday was coming up soon and by golly I have to recycle. So off I went to another chain which I'll refer to as Gnome Depot - and after much searching found two lousy (and dirty) recycle bins. "That's all we got" I was told. Of course, it's not recycle bin buying weather! What's wrong with me!? So I purchased one of the two very dirty bins for an unbelievable price of $30 and went home to fill it with bottles and cans. (Even the Gnome Depot cashier made me feel stupid as she was also shocked at the price and the fact that I was actually buying it!)
Long story short - fast forward to 2 weeks later and I'm speaking with my brother-in-law and we get on the topic of recycle bins. He tells me he bought his at mACE for a reasonable price. He said mACE had tons of them. Always have and probably always will (in season of course).
I love hardware stores almost as much as the employees who refuse to work in them.