In 2009, two monorails at Walt Disney World collided, resulting in the death of one of the pilots. Two federal agencies – OSHA and the National Transportation Safety Board – conducted multi-year investigations into the cause of the crash. But that likely won’t happen with the October 5 collision on the Disney Skyliner aerial gondola […]
When I travel, especially on business trips, I like to get of the beaten path and explore local neighborhoods and dine in the same restaurants as the locals do. Last April, when I was in Anaheim covering the annual Themed Entertainment Association Summit at the Disneyland Hotel, I wanted something different from the IHOPs and […]
A disclaimer: Over the past decade, I have been a contributor to Disney fan-operated websites Jim Hill Media and MiceChat. I am currently a shareholder of the Walt Disney Company and I write on a regular basis both professionally and as a blogger about the company and its competitors. I personally have known Todd Regan, […]
UPDATED to include D23 Seven days in advance, invitations went out to members of the Orlando media for a press conference to be held August 1 at the Orlando Convention Center. Theme park bloggers apparently weren’t on the list, which upset quite a few as they expected an announcement of the fourth Universal Orlando park. […]
Government filings support claims of a merger between SeaWorld and Parques Reunidos.
In an unsurprising move, Virgin Holidays has announced that it’s dropping ticket sales to facilities that house whales and dolphins (also known as cetaceans). However, the way the policy is being instigated actually contradicts much of the rhetoric and purpose behind the policy change. The top question I’ve received from readers is if this new […]
Cedar Fair announced that it is purchasing Schlitterbahn properties in New Braunfels and Galveston, Texas for $261 million, with the option to purchase the Schlitterbahn waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas for an additional $6 million. It’s important to understand something regarding ownership – the land the Galveston park sits on is actually owned by the […]