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  • Blog Post: Did Disney World visitors "Myst" out on an amazing new interactive attraction?

    In Las Vegas parlance, they're known as whales. Those really big spenders who want to do more than just stand in a line, doing what typical tourists do at Walt Disney World. So -- with the hope that this project might make WDW more whale-friendly -- back in the late 1990s, the Imagineers began meeting...
  • Blog Post: When it comes to WDW annual passes, membership definitely has its privileges

    While borrowing liberally from the folks at that green credit card company for the title of this article, the subject of today's article deals not with charging goods and services in countries around the globe but with saving you some green on your next Walt Disney World Vacation. You might already...
  • Blog Post: A Walt Disney World Why For?: Jolly Holidays, Swan and Dolphin and Disney Studios

    First, Thomas M. writes in to ask: Jim: I was always a huge fan of the Jolly Holidays dinner show at the Contemporary Resort at WDW and was very upset when they stopped having it several years ago. My family and I went every year and there was always a gigantic crowd. I know that much of it was lifted...
  • Blog Post: Why For? : Epcot's Space Center, Jim Korkis and Walt Disney World swamp boat rides

    First up, Lee H. sends along a note and a photo, seeking some info about Disney's original plans for Epcot's Space pavilion: Hey Jim, First off, let me just say that I love the site. This is despite the fact that you tend to leave me hanging on some of your longer stories (remember Tower Tales...
  • Blog Post: Why For did Rocky the Rhino wind up getting cut out of Disney's "The Jungle Book" ?

    First up is Miss Bebe Gunn, who writes to ask: Dear Jim - I really enjoyed the story you did earlier this week about Walt Disney and Richard Nixon's friendship ("You Ain't Never Had a Friend Like ... Richard Nixon?!"). But -- based on what veteran EPCOT Center cast members have told...
  • Blog Post: A JimHillMedia exclusive: Your first look at "Project Gemini"

    The dictionary defines "Gemini" as A constellation in the Northern Hemsiphere. The third sign of the Zodia. A remarkable event; an omen. Given all three of these meanings, I have to assume that the Imagineers had the third definition in mind when they opted to name their Future World redo "Project...
  • Blog Post: Sub Scam

    So how did you folks spend the Columbus Day weekend? Me? I spent 10 hours in front of the tube on Sunday watching the USA Network's "Monk-a-thon," 6 hours yesterday watching the Kim Possible "Villain-a-thon" on the Disney Channel. Which is why my butt is now sofa-shaped. Why did...
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