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Disney ice ban: pain for some, but pure profit for one man

The new rules ban loose ice. Probably also just-slightly-promiscuous ice. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Since Disney announced its coming ban on ice, the Internet has been filled with the wailing and gnashing of teeth. You can't throw out an initial TCP SYN packet without hitting an ACK packet containing complaints about this ban. [Ed.: The Norwegian in the next section makes more sense to me than that sentence.]  Despite the outcry, one man has reason to celebrate. Beware the frozen heart In a letter ... Read more
Frozen. Not that one, but the other one.

Kids traumatized when grandmother rents 2010 Frozen

This version has no singing snowman. ARVADA, CO -- A Labor Day visit to their grandparents' house turned traumatic for Ben Skyler, 7, and his 5-year-old sister Ariana, when their grandmother showed them the wrong movie. "My daughter and son-in-law had given us this Apple TV thing last Christmas," says Betty Kijek, the kids' maternal grandmother. "I still haven't figured out why they named it after fruit, but I was happy to just leave it on the Weather Channel all the time. Except, ... Read more
Olaf and Sven... well, just Sven now. Photo © 2016 Disney.

A/C failure at Epcot’s Norway pavilion; Olaf missing

Last heard saying, "Some people are worth mel-glblblb..." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Norway Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase experienced an air conditioning outage on Sunday. But what would have been a mere inconvenience in most places quickly turned to tragedy as beloved snowman Olaf has disappeared. The Norway Pavilion is home to the popular "Frozen Ever After" boat ride, which is appropriate because Norway is a real Scandinavian country, and the movie Frozen is set in the fictional country of Arendale, which ... Read more
Non-organic fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle

New California law requires organic fireworks – News Brief for Dec. 31

Disney Board divided: will Frozen, Star Wars or Guardians win? Sources close to the upper administration of the Disney Company are reporting that over the past few years the Board of Directors has fractured, with gangs of directors forming to promote their favorite properties. "Right now they're fairly balanced, with Team Star Wars, Team Guardians, and Team Frozen all having success in pushing their franchises into the parks," one board member shared anonymously. "But we're all a little worried about what happens ... Read more