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The new Fantasmic "fire dragon" effect at Disneyland. Photo courtesy CNN.

Disneyland adds amazing new fire effect to Fantasmic show

Burn, dragon, burn! Disney inferno... ANAHEIM, CA -- Guests viewing the Saturday evening performance of Disneyland's Fantasmic show were given a special treat: the addition of a new fire effect! During the Maleficent dragon scene, rather than just breathing fire, the dragon itself turned into a spectacular, menacing "fire dragon," composed of flames from head to tail! Guests report that the effect was stunning and very unexpected. (Several Cast Members said the same thing.) While the new fire effect is amazing, insiders tell ... Read more
One of the many barricades in the Reedy Creek Autonomous Zone. Photo by Michael Rivera [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia.

Top other powers the Reedy Creek Improvement District gave to Disney

Just what Florida wanted, Disney having more power. ORLANDO, FL - As you may have heard, the Florida Legislature has stripped Disney of its control of its local quasi-government entity, the Reedy Creek Improvement District. But before the change took place, the outgoing board members voted to give most of the board's authority directly to the Disney company (perhaps improperly). But there's more than arcane legal maneuverings going on, we've found. Apart from the usual building permits and other boring stuff like that, ... Read more

Iger’s Replacement: The Final Countdown

It's the ultimate battle for the top spot at Disney! DISNEYLAND, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KALIFORNIA -- It's finally here! Earlier we reported that Disney would be looking at internal candidates to replace Bob Iger as the CEO. And then we announced that it had been narrowed down to two candidates. We can now report that, just before publication, we watched the live stream of the two final candidates. Rather than just tell you the outcome, as a service to you, here ... Read more

Iger on Disney CEO search: “And then there were two”

Who could the two candidates be? BURBANK, CA -- As previously reported, Disney CEO Bob "Bob" Iger has deemed that the next CEO of the Walt Disney Company will be an internal candidate. We haven't heard much news in the intervening time, all our sources have been unusually tight lipped. But today, we got an anonymous email from someone in the Broadcast Production office.  Anonymous email "They've narrowed it down to two candidates. The final interview will be with both of them this Friday, April 14. ... Read more
Heaven forbid you don't need to go when your reservation time arrives. Photo composite from like, the internet.

Disney’s new marketing campaign: “There’s a reservation for that!”®

Better get your bathroom breaks scheduled early. BURBANK, CA -- During the recent earnings call, temporary Disney CEO/Grand Poobah Bob "Bob" Iger revealed the next big celebration coming to Disney Parks and Resorts. The new "There's a reservation for that!"® marketing campaign will highlight all of the fun ways you can experience Disney Parks and Resorts, provided you have a reservation. During the slide show part of the presentation (using Walt Disney's own slide projector), Iger walked through some of the new images ... Read more