5 Greatest Disney Rides by Decade: The 1980s

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 […]

Disney’s Secret Plans to Rename The Last Jedi

Lucasfilm is one of only two brands in the world that can drop three mysterious words – The Last Jedi – and immediately melt down the internet as everyone tries to decipher what it all means. The good folks at the Walt Disney Imagineering Department of Namin’ Things! (DON’T!) solved this problem long ago. If Lucasfilm had […]

6 Times Rogue One Ripped Off Old Disney Attractions

The media tells me that Rogue One is the Star Wars prequel fans have been dreaming about since 1977. This assumes that fans have not been dreaming about galactic trade disputes between quasi-political federations. Rogue One is actually pretty great. But in the words of Luke Skywalker, there’s something familiar about this place. That desperate band […]

Jar Jar Binks Takes Spotlight in Star Tours Upgrade

Fan-favorite Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks has been elevated to an expanded role in the 4-year-old ride Star Tours ride, thanks to the Disney marketing machine. This move is no doubt intended to counteract the potential fall-out from another recent change to the ride: The addition of an entire sequence based on a scene from The Force Awakens, which […]

When AT-ATs Catch A Cold

Possibly the greatest of all Star Wars vehicles is the mighty All-Terrain-Armored-Transport (or AT-AT for short). Huge quadruped machines that lumber across the snow fields of Hoth or play hide-and-seek on the forest moon of Endor. They are simultaneously terrifying and adorable – like great danes or Duffy Bears. One just assumes that if an AT-AT […]

Advance Screening of My Magic Plus

A few weeks back I posted some screens that had appeared in the Expedition Everest queue. A reader comment subsequently blew my mind with the information that not only is Wilby Daniels a Dean Jones character, but every single name on all the different posters seemed to be a different Dean Jones character from a […]