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"Building Tall" reveals the challenges that Tishman Realty & Construction faced while building EPCOT Center
Since sinkholes are back in the news again in Central Florida , Hungry Howie was inspired to drop me a line earlier today to ask about the sinkhole that almost swallowed EPCOT Center back during the construction of that theme park: For years now, I've been hearing stories about EPCOT's sinkhole...
5 Jun 2013
Theme Park University website now offering insights about how the themed entertainment industry actually works
The Internet is really a wondrous place. Especially if you're a young person who's considering a career in animation. If you've ever considered becoming a character designer someday, you can always swing by Tom Bancroft 's Character Mentor Studio or Stephen Silver's blog and then...
3 Mar 2013
The Land of Oz garden & play area is a colorful addition to the 2013 edition of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
You've probably already seen the pictures from Sunday's Princess Half Marathon event at the Walt Disney World Resort . Where 26,000 runners raced through Epcot and the Magic Kingdom during the early morning hours ... Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved ... only to have Rachel...
26 Feb 2013
Walt Disney World pushes back the initial roll-out / in-park test of MagicBands to late February / early March
You only get one chance to make a first impression. Which is why Walt Disney World's initial roll-out / in-park testing of the MagicBands component of MyMagic+ -- which was supposed to begin being offered to Guests staying at Disney's Boardwalk Resort next month -- has quietly been pushed back...
28 Jan 2013
Never mind about Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Meet blogger in a bog
As a child growing up in Massachusetts, I vividly remember these family road trips that we'd take in the Fall. Where -- as we'd zoom along the highway, headed for the Bay State's South Shore for some family function -- I'd occasionally catch a glimpse of a cranberry bog. Now you have...
2 Oct 2012
Ron Schneider's "From Dreamer to Dreamfinder" is a hilarious & informative insider's view of the themed entertainment business
My apologies, folks. I know that JHM has been extremely light on content this past week or so. But I have been traveling. Dear Lord, have I been traveling. I wonder how many Frequent Flyer miles The Dreamfinder racked up while he was flying this contraption around EPCOT Center's Kodak pavilion? Copyright...
15 Aug 2012
Disney to begin field-testing xPass / FASTPASS Plus at the Magic Kingdom this week
You have undoubtedly already heard all of the news coming out of last week's big blogger event at Walt Disney World . With all sorts of Web-based tastemakers getting treated to construction site tours of the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland expansion area as well as Disney's Art of Animation Resort...
29 Apr 2012
Will Disney Parks & Resorts officially unveil XPass at next month's annual shareholders meeting?
Over the past week, there's been a lot of talk on Disney-related discussion boards about the policy change that the Walt Disney World Resort now has in the works when it comes to FASTPASS return times . To be specific: Starting on March 7th, Guests who arrive 5 minutes ahead of their ride reservation...
12 Feb 2012
Is Disney's Hollywood Studios thinking of turning PI's "Comedy Warehouse" show into this theme park's seasonal safety valve?
I know, I know. It's the holidays. So hearing people go "Ho-Ho-Ho" this time of year isn't all that unusual. But that steady wave of laughter which has been rolling out of the ABC Sound Studio at Disney's Hollywood Studios since this past Sunday, that IS kind of unusual. Especially...
29 Dec 2011
Will WDW's new $10-per-person cancellation fee prevent Guests from continuing to abuse the Resort's dining reservations system?
So what's the deal with that new dining reservations policy which The Walt Disney World Resort put in place earlier this week? Which states that ... If a Guest cancels within one day of the reservation or if the dining party is a "no show" for the meal, a cancellation fee of $10 per person...
27 Oct 2011
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