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  • Blog Post: Knott's Berry Farm looks to enhance log ride while still preserving what makes Timber Mountain so popular with theme park visitors

    Discovery Babe wrote in this weekend to ask: In Friday's Tony Baxter story , you touched on the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott's Berry Farm . Since this is my favorite non-Disney theme park attraction, I was wondering if you had any information about what is currently being done to this flume...
  • Blog Post: Kick Buttowski's Halloween episode features some great Disneyland gags

    For a little while there, as I was watching the Halloween episode of " Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil " (which premieres tonight on Disney XD between 7:30 - 8 p.m. ET/PT), I thought that I had stumbled upon this genuinely cool theme park history-related story. Mellowbrook at night. Please...
  • Blog Post: Check out Disney's pre- "Tangled" versions of Rapunzel

    Sometime today, Disney's "Tangled" will blow through the $100-million-in-domestic-ticket-sales threshold . Which is the fastest that a Walt Disney Animation Studios release has reached this particular milestone since " The Lion King " back in 1994. So -- in honor of this auspicious...
  • Blog Post: Lots of nods to Disney history can be found on the CalArts campus

    When people talk about where the Disney / Pixar magic comes from, there are always a few California cities that get mentioned right away. Burbank. Glendale. Anaheim. Emeryville. But - to be honest -- there's one other place that really belongs on that list. And that's Valencia, CA. Which is home...
  • Blog Post: Keep an eagle eye out for The Haunted Mansion’s Hatbox Ghost

    While I was out at Comic-Con last month, I was slipped a preview copy of the Fall 2009 issue of Disney twenty-three magazine . Which features a terrific cover story, “Celebrating 40 years of Frights & Delights at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion.” Copyright 2009 Disney. All Rights Reserved This 10 page...
  • Blog Post: Tune Tuesday : "Hello, WALL-E! Well, Hello, WALL-E ..."

    It's one of the main reasons that people just can't stop talking about " WALL-E ." And -- no -- I'm not talking about the opening weekend grosses for this new Andrew Stanton movie (Though -- now that we've broached this subject -- while "WALL-E" didn't earn the $70-million-plus that Mouse House officials...
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