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  • Blog Post: Practice makes perfect with the stage version of Disney's "The Lion King"

    Can it really be almost twelve years since Julie Taymor ’s acclaimed stage adaptation of “The Lion King” first bowed on Broadway? Given that the London production just celebrated its 10 th anniversary at the Lyceum Theatre , I guess the answer to that question would have to be “Yes...
  • Blog Post: Just how spectacular was WDW's Bicentennial spectacular?

    Bradley R. writes in to ask: Jim -- I was just down at Disney World and I have to admit that the Magic Kingdom's "Celebrate America! -- A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" show was pretty spectacular. But as good as those fireworks were, they got me thinking. Has Disney World ever staged a bigger display...
  • Blog Post: Tune Thursday : Looking back at the development of Broadway's "Lion King"

    For most people on this planet, the stage version of Disney's "The Lion King" first came on their radar when this Julie Taymor production initially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre . Given the spectacular reviews this show received (Not to mention its amazing word-of-mouth) musical fans knew immediately...
  • Blog Post: A PC Haunted Mansion ?! Now that's scary

    Forget about "Grim Grinning Ghosts." Get ready for "Prim, we-don't-mean-to-offend-anyone Ghosts." That's the word coming out of Glendale these days. Reportedly in response to guest complaints about goofy but ghoulish lines like "Drag your wretched bodies to the dead center of the room," the Imagineers...
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