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  • Blog Post: Tube Thursday: Why "CSI" doesn't air on ABC

    Given that CSI kicks off its 11 th season on CBS tonight and given that Michael Eisner's new book, "Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed," was released to stores earlier this month, it's almost inevitable that some entertainment reporter out there is going to connect the...
  • Blog Post: The Adventurers Club that we almost got

    It's still hard for all us Adventurers Club fans to fathom that -- just seven weeks from now (give or take a day or two) -- that Pleasure Island will be no more. That on September 28th, WDW will permanently pull the plug on PI . Having spent many pleasant nights at the Club, I just can't imagine a Disney...
  • Blog Post: Look for Mickey to get Shanghai-ed in September

    Did you catch that story late last month about Shanghai Disneyland? Wen Wei Po , a Hong Kong-based newspaper, reported that " ... after 10 years of tough negotiations ..." the Walt Disney Company had finally cut a deal to build a theme park in China's business hub. What was fascinating about this particular...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch: Let the West Side Waltz begin

    An item posted this past Friday on Screamscape about how the Cheesecake Factory will soon be pulling out of DisneyQuest got tongues wagging around the Web. As Disneyana fans began wondering if this intriguing new tidbit meant that WDW's indoor interactive theme park -- long rumored to be on the ropes...
  • Blog Post: Why (For) Disney doesn't feel all that bad about missing out on the theme park rights to "Harry Potter" ?

    As you might expect, I got an awful lot of e-mail yesterday concerning that "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" project that Universal Studios just announced. That $500 million re-theming of the "Lost Continent" section of Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park . First up, Kurt G. wrote in to say...
  • Blog Post: Tech Thursday : When it comes to the Disney theme parks & interactivity, what price is right ?

    Have any of you folks checked out those "X-marks-the-spot" hotspots that went live at Disneyland as well as at WDW's Magic Kingdom last week yet ? If not, I really suggest that you make a point of dropping by some of them sometime this summer. For the people-watching in these parts of the theme parks...
  • Blog Post: Monday Mouse Watch : Walt Disney Imagineering imagines itself a brand-new management team

    There is an old Zen Koan that goes something like this: If a Tree Falls in the Forest, and No One is Around to Hear It, Does It Make a Sound ? Last week, Walt Disney Imagineering experienced the corporate equivalent of that tree falling in the forest. In that last Tuesday, there was this extreme makeover...
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