Friday, March 24, 2017

Bob Iger To Stay For Another Year

This is not unexpected at all. Disney CEO Bob Iger has extended his contract for another year, till July 2019.

While this is good news for Disney and its shareholders, it also highlights the problem with succession to helm the company after the abrupt departure of leading candidate Tom Staggs last year. Can someone who knows how to run a large corporation such as Disney, AND also respects the Disney tradition and legacy can be found?

I don't know.


Wednesday, March 08, 2017


Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker demonstrate the Muppet Mobile Lab at EPCOT. They showed how to launch a chicken into space. It was so fast that we just saw feathers flying.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Magic Kingdom fireworks dessert party

Before devouring, a selection of desserts at the fireworks party. "Wishes" fireworks will be replaced with a different show around May 12th.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Rivers of Light at DAK

This is a scene from the new Rivers of Light show at Animal Kingdom. The nighttime water show incorporates ideas from Fantasmic, Illuminations and World of Color at Disneyland. On a scale of 0-10, we rated it a 7. While the music was good and the effects were interesting, the show seemed to lack a strong story and it lacked a real wow factor. Also, the show ended with the boats and Animal floats still in the water. This seemed awkward. In short, pretty good but needs work.

Donald's egg hunt

At Flower and Garden each country hid a large egg with a character face on it. Don found the Pluto egg in China, but many eggs were impossible to find (so far).

Donald at Flower and Garden

Donald is having a good time at EPCOT's Flower and Garden festival. Here's our duck about to enjoy a Berry Buckle with berry ice cream. Don thought this was berry good. Next Don is eyeing a Flancocho, which is Flan on a chocolate base.

Rivers of Light at DAK

A panoramic view of the "stage" for the new Rivers of Light show.

Rivers of Light at DAK

About half an hour before showtime. Grandstand seating similar to Fantasmic.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Wanyama Safari at DAK

Enjoyed the excellent Wanyama Safari at Animal Kingdom. Started with tea and snacks. The Safari took about 15 of us into the savannahs around the resort, lasting about an hour and a half.

BL at MS

Buzz welcomes you to Infinity etc but mostly Mission Space.

Figment stepping stone

Add some imagination to the garden.

Flower and Garden 2017

Donald helps to greet guests near the Festival Center.

EPCOT metal detectors

All guests are being screened through metal detectors at EPCOT. Haven't seen the other parks yet.

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Highest Grossing Disney Movie Every Year Since 1937

This is a rather neat list. It is the highest grossing Disney movie for every single year since 1937.

Of course, this has not been adjusted for inflation and the higher ticket prices of today, and the movie gross was significantly smaller back then. And I will admit, I haven't heard of several of the movies listed, especially the older ones.

Have you seen them all?