Ranking the Disneyland Anniversary TV Specials

With last Sunday’s premiere, the Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV special won the evening with a robust 1.8 Nielson rating, proving once again that nobody understands Nielson ratings. Ted and I live-tweeted the entire 2-hour broadcast because anniversary specials are rare. Through the first half of Disneyland’s history, there were four. Through the second half (i.e. my entire adult life), […]

50 Greatest Park Characters: Aztec Heat

Last week Shane showcased another five of his favorite cards RIGHT HERE. As I have discussed in the past I was around 14 when EPCOT Center opened. As an adolescent boy my hormones were raging like bulls in Pamplona, out of control and seeking something to gore. Unfortunately I was also a Disney fan and […]

Movie Career Got You Down? Try Martin Short’s 4 Steps to Theme Park Dominance!

Which Hollywood star has headlined the most Disney attractions? The answer might surprise you. When Disney needs name-brand talent at theme park pricing, they turn to one man and one man only. The Razzie-nominated Worst Supporting Actor from Santa Clause 3. The man who at 40 played a 10-year-old named Clifford. Everyone’s third-favorite Amigo. Martin Short. How did […]