Author Archives: Jason Diffendal

BREAKING: Disney Is Trying To Buy Out Disneyland Paris

The Walt Disney Company said today that it is offering to buy any outstanding shares of Euro Disney S.C.A., the company that operates the Disneyland Paris resort.  Disney is offering 2 euros per share, which is a 67% premium to yesterday’s closing price. Disneyland Paris has been financially troubled for most of its existence, after its... Continue Reading

New “WALL-E” and “A Bug’s Life” Tsum Tsum Released Today

For the month of February, DisneyStore.com is celebrating “Tsum Tsum Tsuesdays” with a new release of the fuzzy plush every Tuesday.  This week, the featured release is WALL-E and EVE as well as a collection of “A Bug’s Life” characters including Flik, Dot, and Heimlich as both a caterpillar (green) and butterfly (blue, with yellow wings).  While... Continue Reading

Disney Creating Animatronic Figures That Can Follow You

The Walt Disney Company was recently awarded US Patent Number 9,424,467, entitled “GAZE TRACKING AND RECOGNITION WITH IMAGE LOCATION,” for a system that can track where guests are looking. Several excerpts from the patent explain how this system will work: Various entertainment environments, e.g., theme parks, attempt to track where various participants are looking within such... Continue Reading

Monorail Cast Members To Receive New Costumes

Say goodbye to the old maroon and white monorail cast costumes…   Walt Disney World Monorail cast members are set to get new costumes, replacing the current color scheme which has been around for 20+ years.  The new costume will be white, blue, and yellow.  The costume will also incorporate a conductor’s hat similar to... Continue Reading

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