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Much Ado about Pooh
Even though Disneyland's new "Winnie the Pooh" ride has already opened for several months now, I'm STILL getting e-mails like this: Dear Jim: I just got back from Anaheim and wanted to write to let know you about how shocked & appalled I was with Disneyland's "Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh"...
3 Aug 2003
"Holiday" coming? "Food" on its way out? Clones curtailed?
There's good news for Tim Burton fans. Disneyland's much acclaimed seasonal show -- "Haunted Mansion Holiday" -- is reportedly heading to WDW's Magic Kingdom in 2004. According to reliable sources, "HMH" -- a Christmas-themed show which entirely changes the style and tone of Disney's venerable "Haunted...
3 Aug 2003
"Space" sickness OR "Mission: Space" scrubbed. Repeatedly. With disinfectant.
Maybe this really isn't a story that you should be reading first thing in the morning. Particularly if you're still eating breakfast. Still, there's some rather intriguing news coming out of Orlando these days. Word that WDW executives are going very concerned that "Mission: Space" -- Epcot's yet-to...
13 Jul 2003
Can Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" avoid a grizzly fate at the box office?
Ah, what a difference almost-a-year makes. Some of you may recall how in late July 2002, Disney's "The Country Bears" opened in theaters nationwide. This Walt Disney Pictures production got absolutely hammered by the critics. Grossing only $16.9 million during its entire domestic run, "Country...
8 Jul 2003
Does the arrival of the "X Games Xperience" signal the start of DCA's turnaround?
First, an apology / explanation. For the past couple of weeks, JimHillMedia.com has been kind of a Jim Hill free zone. Oh, sure, you guys have had plenty of great new stories from Jim Korkis, Chuck Oberleitner, Roger Colton and the rest of the crew. But as for me ... well, there'd be an occasional book...
6 Jul 2003
Never mind Big Brother watching you. What about "My Pal Mickey?"
Okay. By now, JimHillMedia.com readers are no doubt aware of "My Pal Mickey." (After all, this site actually broke the story on this hi-tech wonder back in December 2002.) That 10-and-a-half inch tall plush that -- thanks to its on-board sensors -- can tell WDW guests all sorts of interesting things...
15 Jun 2003
I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you ...
We got so much great mail from you folks last week that "Jimmy Neutron's NickToon Blast" article . People writing in just to tell us how refreshing it was to have a site that usually just reports about the Walt Disney Company saying such nice things about an attraction at a competing theme park. Well...
20 May 2003
"Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast" is a blast for theme park fans
I'll say this much for the folks at Universal. They obviously learn from Disney's mistakes. Don't believe me? Then take, for example, all the negative publicity that the Mouse generated due to the awkward way the Walt Disney corporation handled the closure of WDW's "20,000 Leagues" submarine attraction...
11 May 2003
Imagineers go "Boo" (and "Hoo") over the surprise cancellation of DCA's "Monsters, Inc." project
Those of you who read this past weekend's "Why For" may recall that I said that "... the Walt Disney Company is this very dynamic organization." Well, scratch that. As of this past Friday afternoon, Disney officially became a very schizophrenic organization. Why for? Because -- after spending all of...
13 Apr 2003
Are proposed cuts already hobbling DAK's "Forbidden Mountain?"
God, I hate to write stories like this. I mean, some people really seem to get their jollies by throwing together articles about how Disneyland's new "Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" ride is apparently underwhelming. Or how -- in order to contain costs -- the Imagineers were forced to constantly...
1 Apr 2003
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