Monday, June 27, 2011

Rant...Walt Disney World vs. Disneyland (Part 2)

In an earlier column (To view part 1 - click here.), I railed against the inequity between the “love” the Walt Disney Company shows for its California theme parks versus the love it shows for their flagship resort in Florida. I pointed out numerous instances where this was the case, from the number of high profile events at Disneyland (as opposed to Disney World), the fact that Disneyland gets a new parade every year (whereas Disney World has been running a variation of the same daytime parade for over a decade), special summer offerings, the drastic differences in quality between Fantasmics, and so on. I pointed out that the Walt Disney World resort, if for no other reason than its sheer size alone, brings in a boatload more money than Disneyland does. I ended the article with the question- “why?” That’s where we’ll begin this column.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I wanted to do two things with this post, I wanted to give you a quick look into the future, and let you know what I am currently working on, and also to point out an interesting coincidence I have found.  And admittedly it may or may not be a coincidence at all, but you can decide.

The upcoming post I am working on is a review/synopsis/analysis of Victor Gruen's - The Heart of Our Cities .  This is the book, which I am sure every Disney fan knows (Well now you know!), was found on Walt Disney's desk when he died.  And as I will talk about at length in the upcoming post, was probably a key piece in shaping the original plans for EPCOT.