In a survey by top historians, the 1980s was named the world’s greatest decade of all time. Check any critical economic statistic you want. Action figures per capita? The Spielberg approval percentage? Chicago Bear shuffling rate? It’s all off the charts. Everything from Saturday morning cartoon viewership to Ewok market penetration ran through the 1980s […]
We have made it to number 8 on our top ten list of the biggest park controversies.To catch up on the earlier entries click here. Today we look at a trend that started in the late 1990’s and in one case still plagues us today. 8) Cakes and Wands and Hats OH MY! Back in […]
Here we are 14 years into the new millennium. It’s hard to believe. Some parkeologists weren’t even around when the planet’s odometer rolled over. If you had asked Millennium Me what he remembered about 14 years ago, he would have reminisced about the opening of Captain EO at Epcot, or that exciting announcement about the […]
When it comes to Disney theme park songs, we celebrate the entire catalog. From shows to rides to parades, here are our Top 20.
Spaceship Earth has a noble goal. To tell the story of communication. But it would help if its characters knew how to handle a newspaper.
It seems every other week I’m apologizing for not posting anything. Usually it’s a time-wasting excuse, such as “I was trying to beat World 8-1 in Super Mario Bros.” or “I was watching Colts pre-season football” or “I was trying to explain to someone younger than 30 what Super Mario Bros. is.” But this time, […]
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 […]
It’s pretty tough to paint yourself into a corner when your show building is a giant round ball. Yet somehow the Imagineers managed to do it. I’m sure Imagineering is more concerned with the big problems. How to simulate Zero G. How to make Abe Lincoln deliver a speech. How to apologize for Monsters Inc. […]
It’s not as obvious with the most recent changes, but one of Epcot’s classic attractions has always employed a little bit of musical steroids to pump up one of the emotional punches of the ride. It’s a sneaky bit of subterfuge, injected from hidden speakers as you reach the top, and even though I stole […]