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Working on a new Epcot ride. Photo by Erin O'Brien via Pinterest.

First paper straws. Next, paper animatronics, attractions

Disney's commitment to "going green" impacts ride construction. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL & ANAHEIM, CA -- Paper straws have already been spotted at Disneyland, and will soon appear in all Disney Parks and Resorts. It's just the first part of the Disney Company's commitment to environmental friendliness -- because soon, everything in the parks will be made from paper! Committed, or should be "Oh, yes, I'm green through and through," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation), "and not only because I ... Read more
Publicity photo for Sam-Fram-Tasmic, courtesy Six Flags (and twolostboys.com and thegolfclub.info).

Six Flags adding nighttime show: Sam-Fram-Tasmic!

The music, fireworks, and character spectacular will take us into Yosemite Sam's imagination. VALENCIA, CA -- "Be there as the forces of good and evil battle it out in Yosemite Sam’s dream during this extravagant open-air nighttime musical." That's how Six Flags describes their new live-action outdoor show, Sam-Fram-Tasmic! According to the press release, Sam and a host of licensed Warner Brothers cartoon characters will appear in the show. This sounds familiar "It's going to be amazing," Six Flags (the company) spokesperson Jun Flags (no relation) ... Read more
Disneyland's newest IMAX movie screen. Photo by HarshLight [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Disneyland IMAX theater nears completion

The artwork is temporary, but the tarp is permanent. ANAHEIM, CA -- Officials at the Disneyland Resort and Spa confirmed today that the tarp in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle is permanent. Once the castle repairs are completed, it will become the screen for the new Disneyland IMAX Theater. The theater will host first-run movies for parkgoers, including R-rated features after the park closes. The tarp on the Fantasyland side of the castle will be removed. But officials state that the tarp may ... Read more
Mickey Mouse. Not Marty. Image by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Inside the Magic: my day as a Disney character

Your reporter shares what it's like to "work with" Mickey Mouse for the day. SPOILER ALERT: Small children and others who don't want to have the "magic of Disney" spoiled should read this article and then forget what it says. ANAHEIM, CA -- 5:30 a.m. - My alarm goes off. It's Wednesday morning at last. Today I have the opportunity to spend the day at Disneyland "working with" everyone's favorite cartoon mouse and corporate icon, Mickey! ("Work with" is Cast Member-speak for working ... Read more
Disney's new Boba Fett Bobbidi Boutique. Image by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

Disney to offer Star Wars makeovers

The new "Boba Fett Bobbidi Boutiques" will feature everything from costumes to appearance-altering surgery. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL & ANAHEIM, CA -- We're just months [Ed.: days? hours? years? We haven't really been paying attention] away from the opening of the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge lands at Disneyland in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. And now details have emerged about a new extra-cost offering that will transform guests into a true resident of the Star Wars universe. Thousands of options ... Read more