Archive for the ‘Disneylaaaaaand’ Category

have a coke and a smile (or just a smile)

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Awww! (Disneyland: a happy place for one and all)

disney FINALLY ends the beard oppression!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

“What do you mean I have to shave my beard?!”

It has been a long known fact that Disney has always had a very strict facial hair policy when it comes to their cast members.  As in, you can’t have any.  Well, they did lighten up back in 2000 and allowed their employees to have mustaches …just so long as it was grown during time off work.  I always found it funny (funny-ironic, not funny-haha) that Walt himself had a signature ‘stache (no really, think about it …can you think of an image where he didn’t have one? …Exactly) and yet he strictly prohibited them under his own park grooming restrictions.

Starting February 3rd, employees from the parks in both California and Florida will be allowed to grow whatever they want on their face.  I’m sure there will be standards that should be obvious in any work place (you know, please keep your chin pubes clean …no critters are allowed to live in said beard unless it’s an approved trademarked Disney character …and anything you grow will be assumed automatic property of the Disney corporation).  Naturally rules and restrictions will apply.  BUT, it’s nice to know that after close to 60 years, the company can bend the rules a little.  Oh you party animals, don’t go too crazy over there…

‘magic kingdom’ the movie

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The Disney studio is looking to make a film that could bring their other films together, kind of like a Night At The Museum type of film, but with Disney characters instead of Museum installations.  They’re referring to this Magic Kingdom project as their own version of The Avengers.

How awesome would it be to see Pirates of The Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow swordfighting with Goofy on one of the uppermost towers of Cinderella’s Castle?  It could be pretty awesome if handled properly is what it could be!

The original version of the Magic Kingdom script was written by Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore, but Disney is currently looking for another writer to continue work on the script.  At this point, we probably won’t get to see this movie for a while, since Disney has a bunch of projects that they’re looking to pursue first, including the upcoming Tron: Legacy release and Pirates of the Caribbean 4.  They’re also working on film versions of other Disney rides, including Jungle Cruise, a Tomorrowland project, and a Haunted Mansion remake (hey, they NEED to make up for that Eddie Murphy piece of trash).

disney inspired wedding gowns for the most rabid princess wanna-be brides

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

A lot of little girls dream of being princesses and having a fairytale wedding, yeah, that stigma is still in place.  I wasn’t one of those kids (I wanted to be the hot and single with magic powers Blue Fairy) but I get it.  Now thanks to Alfred Angelo teaming up with Disney, a princess wedding might not be so far fetched.

The two will soon debut their first ever Disney princess-inspired bridal gown collection, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo.  The gowns are said to be “inspired by the essence, style and personality of seven iconic Disney Princess characters: Ariel, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White and Tiana.”

But down to the important factors — pricing and sizing. The dresses, which will be available in 2011, will come in sizes 0 to 30W and will all cost less than $1,200!

Check out the clip above to view some of the dresses. Honestly, they’re actually a lot nicer than I imagined.  Not my slut cup of tea, but they’re at least not replicas of cartoon princess dresses (that’s what I feared would be the case).  No, it’s just a way for Disney to branch out further and take advantage of their hardcore fans.  I love me some Disney, but I won’t be going there.  Maybe a bright blue frock with stars pasted to the skirt?

bring your pet along on your next disney world vacation!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The Best Friends Pet Care Resort opened up last month right next to Walt Disney World in Florida. The facility, which can hold 270 dogs and 30 cats for day and nighttime boarding, spans more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

Options for puppies include air-conditioned indoor rooms, indoor-outdoor suites, and four larger VIP suites with television, raised bedding and private outdoor yards. They can also play on the walking trail with artificial grass and even enjoy the water park.  Owners can opt to upgrade to bottled water, ice cream treats, private time cuddle time and bedtime stories.  There are even web cams of the suites and play areas to keep an eye on your beloved pet.

That’s pretty cool and that’s definitely where I’d put my dog Bowser in the event of an inevitable eventual trip back to the Disney World Resort.  The prices are actually quite reasonable!  However, no matter how great the facilities are, I’m quite certain Bows would be a tad disgruntled for being left somewhere he doesn’t know, without his owner.  If even for day trips.  Yeah, my my pup is a bit spoiled (don’t worry, I’m not one of those pet owners that sends him to a therapist or masseuses), but that’s what this place was made for.  BUT, as far as pet care facilities go, it is the Disney resort equivalent.  Perhaps after getting adjusted and seeing what sort of amenities are there, he’d never want to leave.  Hell, I’d stay there!

Cats can enjoy Kitty City, which is filled with two and four-level condos. The felines also have the option of private playtime, activities, toys and treats.  There is also a special boarding facility for the smaller folk (aka hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets).

Very cool.

When is Disneyland going to have a facility like this?!  I go often (you don’t say?!) and if I want to spend a long day there and retain the humanity of Bowser’s regular bathroom breaks, he needs to go to the Disneyland kennel.  Let’s just say, despite some of the recent renovations they’ve made …it’s not a particularly comfortable or stimulating environment.