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Katy Harris talks about all the hard work that went into creating Disneyland Paris' new holiday offerings
After beginning her theatrical career dancing in London's West End and then traveling the world, Katy Harris found herself at what was then known as EuroDisney working as a dancer at that theme park's "Beauty and the Beast" stage show. From there, Harris quickly rose through the ranks...
21 Nov 2013
Looking back on the Disney-MGM Studio Backlot project -- Part 4
Todd James Pierce
Picking up where we left off yesterday ... The real problems for Disney began to emerge in the fall of 1987. Though the Disney-MGM Studio Backlot had originally been budgeted at $150 million to $300 million, in September Disney received new estimates from architecture and construction firms that placed...
30 May 2008
Looking back on the Disney-MGM Studio Backlot project -- Part I
Todd James Pierce
Most longtime Disney fans know that Disney’s California Adventure was not Michael Eisner ’s first attempt at establishing a second Disney theme park in California. There was, of course, WESTCOT in Anaheim and Port Disney in Long Beach . But hardly anyone talks about Eisner’s first attempt to bring a...
27 May 2008
Will Orlando soon follow Las Vegas' lead and begin offering deep discounts on vacation packages ?
With all due respect to the Orlando / Kissimmee / St. Cloud vacation area, the number one attraction for tourists, domestic and international, in the USA has been and probably always will be Las Vegas. Because of the need for workers to service that industry AND the no-income-tax status of the state...
7 Apr 2008
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