Kurt Russell Pwns Eric Idle

I mean this is no contest, right?  If it was Russell vs Idle in a celebrity death cage match, you go with the guy who played Snake Plissken and Wyatt Earp, not Monty Python’s Sir Robin.  And when you have a train wreck like the current incarnation of Journey Into Imagination, you want the guy […]

The Most Feared Carnivore in the Park

Forget that tubby Carnotaurus, with his cherry Kool-Aid skin and asymetrical horns.  He’s just a school-yard bully with stubby little arms.  No, how’d you like to have this bad boy coming straight at you: Yes, this velociraptor has been happily on the loose since Opening Day, roaming around an enchanting little garden, just waiting for […]

Mr. Catfish Gets His Due

Once a lonely character actor toiling away in relative obscurity, this onstage performer at Animal Kingdom has recently received some eye-opening attention that may finally allow him to break free from small time notices in parkeological blogs and enter the mainstream. Known formerly (to me) as Mr. Catfish, this performer has been a fixture of […]

Who Needs American Idol?

The original Disney MGM Studios had a location to showcase guests’ musical performance skills long before Ryan Seacrest showed up, and I’m not talking about SuperStar Television.  It was a shop of sorts, very similar to those photo booths where they will green screen your head onto a movie poster.  Only in this case, you […]

Mount Rushmore of Disney World

The Disney company is always willing to exploit old characters in new mediums, so it’s a surprise to learn that of all the characters and personalities on property, only four are actually duplicated as Animatronic figures in different attractions. I’m talking strictly animatronics here.  For instance, Nemo appears in several attractions, but only as a […]