Gangster Rap

There are certain things I should know by now. Hollywood Studios is, what, 22 years old now? You’d think I have a good understanding of how some of these things work. But sometimes stuff slips by me. Simple stuff. Last Friday, I just noticed something for the first time, and if it weren’t for the […]

The Bird Room

The World of Disney Store is a weird confluence of Disney imagery. Fairy Godmothers paint your daughter up like Miley Cyrus, a giant blue alien spits at you, animatronic pirates rattle their cages, and giant faux chrome characters loom overhead like nightmarish Macy’s Day Parade balloons. Photo by Loren Javier For creepy sculptures, none beats […]

4 Haunting Disney World Smells

My first trip to Walt Disney World was in the early 70s. My family would go every year. We lived in Indiana, so needless to say, we drove (the first airplane was not sighted in Indiana until Reagan’s second term). My childhood was spent marking time between Disney World visits like a prisoner making notches […]

The Key to Jack Sparrow

Among theme park attractions, there are a few special experiences that elevate themselves above the rest into the realm of artistic masterpiece. Pirates, Mansion, Small World, Gadget’s Go-Coaster… These modern classics are considered to be the very highest class of attraction. And if art has taught us anything, it’s that a classic work can always […]

Infinity in my pants!

OK… Just a quick image today that I blatantly stole from our friend Jerry (Who I think may have stolen it himself so take a hike Jerry)…   But seriously, I don’t care how big a company you are,  I don’t care how many projects you are juggling or how low priority something like this […]

Spaceship Mac

Updated – 10/5/11 Steve Jobs passed away today.  He had a massive influence on our society in general and perhaps Disney and it’s fans even more so.   I think Steve Jobs in many ways is a modern day Walt Disney.  His image is so closely tied to that of his company, and he has […]