I haven't been to Disney since the 1980s, and while I was expecting lines and crowds, what awaited us was an unsettling, dystopian security aspect that could have been out of a William Gibson or Bruce Sterling novel.
Marketing is any interaction with a prospect or customer. Keep a close eye on how these interactions are helping or hurting your business.
This year prices are going up again for popular Orlando attractions. This will turn some folks off, but for those for whom Disney or Universal is a rite of passage or a treasured family vacation, here are some ways to save on an Orlando trip.
For those of us who became parents in the 1990s, there are things that we experienced that young parents of today will never understand. Like how devastating it could be when a VCR tape broke. Or when a roll of film was over-exposed and none of the pictures from your kid's birthday party came out.
I'm proud that I won't hesitate to take my kids to a park that appreciates my existence -- and defends it.
For me, I found her reaction disturbing and worthy of discussion. She is a grandmother. I am a dad. She took her kids to see Frozen. I took mine. Let's rumble.
Cruella: She's the woman you want to shop with, but not necessarily someone you want to have watch your puppies. Or children. Or plants.
If there is a gay agenda in Frozen, please help me see it. I'd love to chat about it with my kids. And right now, I feel like a bad gay, because I can't even see the obvious gay agendas in movies anymore.
Think about our obligation to teach our children how to excel at the experience of choosing, to provide them with guidance and expose them to options that they may not have chosen.
The Olympic flame in Sochi had barely flickered out when the IOC made a stunning, surprise announcement that all future games after 2024, winter and summer, will be held at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.
Most Disney parents (note I didn't say "step-parents") are solid as a rock (Nemo's dad) or absent by no fault of their own (Nemo's mom, Simba's dad, Bambi's mom and dad, the list goes on and on); the parents in Frozen simply blow it.
So on Tuesday February 18, Huffington Post ran a story with the headline "Disney's 'Frozen' Slammed By Mormon Grandmother For 'Gay Agenda To Normalize Homosexuality.'" With a title like that how could I not read the piece? I was completely blown away by what I read.
It's the question that most animation professionals ask immediately after they've seen Get A Horse! How did Walt Disney Animation Studios actually pull that short off?
The breaking news this week is that Disneyland-Paris will be opening a new area in its park this summer, a Ratatouille-land of sort. "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!" The rats are saying (hopefully they won't be coming).