Author Archives: Rick

Rick is an avid Disney fan. He first went to Disney World in 1986 with his parents and has been hooked ever since. Rick is married to another Disney fan and is in the process of turning his two children into fans as well. When he is not creating new Disney adventures, he loves to watch the New York Yankees and hang out with his dog, Buster. In the fall, you will catch him cheering for his beloved NY Giants.

Disney Had Harry Potter and Let It Walk Out the Door to Universal

Disney lost Harry Potter to Universal

In fairness to Disney, nearly everyone passed on Harry Potter in the 1990s. Dozens of publishers passed on the books. As the story goes, controversial writer J.K. Rowling had to use her initials rather than her full name so that no publishers would know she was a woman and someone would buy the books. But after the release of the ...

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Forget Feuds and Woke, Everyone Just Wants To Go to Disney World

everyone just wants to go to Disney World

It seems that every article you see about Walt Disney World or the Walt Disney Company is about controversy. On the one hand, you see reports about Disney’s ongoing feud with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and on the other, you see people complaining about Disney having gone “woke.” Related: Disney is Accused of Being Woke. What Does That Mean?  As ...

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In Iger vs. DeSantis, It’s a Battle of Egos to the Death

Iger vs. DeSantis it's a battle of egos

In February 2022, former Disney CEO Bob Iger was on the outside looking in. He was two years into his retirement, and like all type-A personalities, he was getting restless. Then CEO Bob Chapek was systematically ruining everything Iger built and remained silent as the Florida Legislature debated passing the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Iger was never one to shy ...

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Where Have All the Mosquitoes Gone in Disney World?

There are no mosquitos in Disney World

When you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort, time seemingly stands still. You walk through the gates of Magic Kingdom and lose all sense of time and space. You forget about everything happening back home- school, work, responsibility- and dive into the World of Disney. This is just one of the many things that Guests take for granted on ...

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The Horrifying Reason Disney Animated Characters Don’t Have Mothers

Disney Animated characters don't have mothers.

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, it’s time to look back at some of the Disney moms. But there’s a problem: many early Disney Animation movies don’t have mothers. Which leads to a question: Why? If you think about it, quite a few Disney Animated characters don’t have mothers without any explanation. In Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ...

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Florida Teacher Being Investigated for Allegedly Showing Students a Disney Film

Florida teacher being investigated for allegedly showing students a Disney film

No, this is not a headline from The Onion. This is something that is happening. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis became his crusade against all things “woke,” and part of that crusade was ensuring that teachers and schools were not “indoctrinating” or “grooming” children. Part of DeSantis’ “anti-woke” crusade was signing into law Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which has now ...

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It Turns Out Disney Struck Another Secret Deal with Reedy Creek Before it was Dissolved

Disney struck another secret deal with Reedy Creek

Just before the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District took over the Reedy Creek Improvement District, Disney was busy. It needed to ensure self-control despite Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ new board taking over. Since the takeover, information has been trickling out about the deals the Walt Disney Resort struck with Reedy Creek in the moments before it was dissolved. The first ...

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One Line in Iger’s Earning Call Should Scare the Hell Out of DeSantis

Iger's one line should scare DeSantis

Disney CEO Bob Iger held the Walt Disney Company’s quarterly earning call with investors this week, covering a wide range of subjects. Iger announced that Disney+ lost millions of subscribers, Hulu will combine with Disney+ in a new app, and Disney Parks continued to rake in money. Related: How’s this Going to End? The Possibilities for a Disney/DeSantis Feud Ending.  ...

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Bob Iger May be About to Deliver Some Very Bad News

Bob Iger's impending bad news

Since his return, Disney CEO Bob Iger has been like Santa Claus. He has been giving out presents to every good Disney fan. Iger has returned all the gifts that the Grinch, former CEO Bob Chapek, took away from us. But unlike Santa Claus, Iger delivered to us in hopes of providing higher revenues to his investors. Related: Disney Dining ...

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