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  • Blog Post: Would "Noah's Ark" have been a memorable addition to Disney World's nighttime entertainment line-up?

    You almost have to feel sorry for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. After all, his latest musical -- "Bombay Dreams" -- opened on Broadway last week to fairly middling reviews. Which means that this $14 million production (Which features one memorable sequence where the cast dances on stage in a fountain that...
  • Blog Post: And would Disney's Golden Celebration have been better if its history portion had stayed in Tomorrowland?

    Well, in a couple of days, we'll know for sure. As part of Disneyland's Twilight Zone Tower of Terror press event, the folks in Anaheim will supposedly finally reveal at least of that resort's plans for "Disney's Golden Celebration." Which (for those of you who don't know) will be the worldwide celebration...
  • Blog Post: A JHM Exclusive: When the Disney Magic is headed west

    For weeks now, there have been whispers about when it was actually going to happen. Little whisps of stories would leak. Juicy little tidbits like: "AT&T has already booked 100 rooms for the trip out to Los Angeles" and "Disney's other corporate partners are being offered first shot at the rooms...
  • Blog Post: WDI has a solution to Epcot's "Soarin'" problem

    Epcot has a big problem. That "Soarin'"show building (the one that's currently under construction behind "The Land" pavilion in Future World) is huge. So huge that it's now looming up behind the "mountains" of World Showcase's Canada pavilion. Totally destroying the effect that the Imagineers who originally...
  • Blog Post: Ready or not, here comes Superstar Limo ... again!

    Didn't Stephen King actually write a book about something like this? Yes! "Christine." You know, the one about the haunted automobile? The story that ended with the supposedly crushed and cubed classic car slowly unfolding itself in the junkyard... Then suddenly hitting the road to exact revenge on those...
  • Blog Post: The Big One That Got Away: Madison's Dive

    So what's your favorite club at Walt Disney World's Pleasure Island? Me? Though I do enjoy an occasional visit to the Comedy Warehouse, I have to admit that I'm mostly an Adventurer's Club fan. I mean, I can't tell you the number of times that I've found myself in the Library, watching as Professor Otis...
  • Blog Post: A 10 Story Tall Walt Disney?!

    "To all who come to this happy place ... Welcome!" Most of you Disney history buffs out there will recognize the above quote. It's what Walt said in Disneyland's Town Square back on July 17th, 1955. During the theme park's official dedication ceremony. And surely some of you have also seen the kinescope...
  • Blog Post: A JHM Exclusive: Your first look at Universal Orlando's "Revenge of the Mummy" thrill ride

    WARNING! The following contains spoilers. The following is based on an incomplete attraction, and should not be construed as representative of the final product. The ride is in private technical rehearsals, and is not open to the public. Do not go to the park expecting to experience the ride until the...
  • Blog Post: Train of Thought

    Like many other Disneyana webmasters and news organizations out there, I received this e-mail late last week: AN OPEN LETTER TO DISNEYLAND It has been only six months since our son, Marcelo, died on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland. A death caused by faulty maintenance, lack of safety...
  • Blog Post: Train of Thought

    Like many other Disneyana webmasters and news organizations out there, I received this e-mail late last week: AN OPEN LETTER TO DISNEYLAND It has been only six months since our son, Marcelo, died on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland. A death caused by faulty maintenance, lack of safety...
  • Blog Post: Space Mountain has a story?!

    I know, I know. Today's column has next to nothing to do with St. Patrick's Day. Unless -- of course -- you're willing to count the people whose faces turn green while they're riding this indoor roller coaster. But -- as I was tooling down the 5 the other day -- listening to a "Disney Rarities" CD that...
  • Blog Post: Revisiting Monday's WDW "Central Base" story ...

    Do you remember that four alarm story that we ran on this website back on Monday? The one that talked about how -- now that Disney World's theme parks are changing their "Central Base" set-ups -- guests' safety may be compromised? Well, maybe we'd better rethink those four alarms. Perhaps ratchet this...
  • Blog Post: "The cry babies who runs Kilimajaro Safari is complaining again? Well, cry me a Kali River ..."

    Jeese, you think that you know someone. I mean, I had thought -- given that letter that JHM published here yesterday (the one that described -- in great detail -- how difficult it was to for WDW cast members to work at DAK's "Kilimanjaro Safari" attraction) sounded so arduous ... I thought for sure that...
  • Blog Post: Coming to one little girl's rescue inside WDW's "Alien Encounter"

    Okay. I know. Your head is swimming from all the negative stuff that you've been reading about Comcast and Eisner and Henson. I'm betting that you could use some good Disney-related news right about now. Well, here you go then. Read this letter from Kenny H. Who's writing in today NOT because he wants...
  • Blog Post: Okay. So maybe the glass IS half empty after all ...

    Jeese, now I REALLY don't know what to think. For over a week now, we've been running these stories here at JimHillMedia.com that list various complaints that WDW cast members who work at "Kilimanjaro Safari" have about the attraction. Well, two more letters came rolling in. Both from Disney World vets...
  • Blog Post: So, you think that YOU'VE got it tough?

    Man, who knew that one little story would strike such a nerve? A week ago today, JHM ran " Cast Members at DAK's Kilimanjaro Safari don't think that WDW management is being very fair-i to them ," an article that detailed how difficult how tough it was to work at DAK's "Kilimanjaro Safari" ride. Well...
  • Blog Post: Cast Members at DAK's Kilimanjaro Safari don't think that WDW management is being very fair-i to them

    "Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable." That's what I honestly thought as I was reading the following letter. That someone could really work this hard at a job that sounded extremely stressful and incredibly hard to do ... yet only get paid $6.70 an hour! Don't believe me? Read on: Dear Jim: I am a...
  • Blog Post: "The cry babies who runs Kilimajaro Safari is complaining again? Well, cry me a Kali River ..."

    Jeese, you think that you know someone. I mean, I had thought -- given that letter that JHM published here yesterday (the one that described -- in great detail -- how difficult it was to for WDW cast members to work at DAK's "Kilimanjaro Safari" attraction) sounded so arduous ... I thought for sure that...
  • Blog Post: Message in a Bottle

    Normally, JimHillMedia.com doesn't run stories like these. Articles that complain about trash at the theme parks. Chipped paint on the park benches. Loose thatch on the roof of the "Enchanted Tiki Room." Stories like that? I tend to think of as more like the stuff that Al Lutz runs. (FYI: The above comment...
  • Blog Post: Another Monday Melange

    Boy, it seems like the Walt Disney Company just can't win for losing these days. What do I mean? Well, just days after the Mouse had staged a pretty successful promotional event at this year's Tournament of Roses parade (I.E. Rolling out the tallest float in the parade's history as a way to promote Disney...
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