Author Archives: Charles Boda

Amazon Makes Select Star Wars and Marvel DVDs/Blu-rays Available to Prime Members Only

There is a dense schedule of Marvel and Lucasfilm projects slated for the near future, and Amazon customers looking to re-familiarize themselves with all the recent franchise story lines via Blu-ray or DVD will have to purchase a Prime membership to do it. Amazon has relegated a sizable number of recent Marvel and Star Wars […]

Orlando International Airport Decides Not To Replace TSA

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has decided against replacing TSA employees at Orlando International Airport with private security. Briefings were held in early February to discuss the possible change, citing lengthy wait times and lowered customer satisfaction at the airport. A protest was held by Transportation Security Administration employees and other government workers in late […]

Disney Releases Behind-the-Scenes Video for ‘Pixar Play Parade’

One of the numerous exciting entertainment offerings of this year’s Pixar Fest at Disneyland Park is the “Pixar Play Parade,” which has added brand new story elements for 2018. Disney recently shared a behind-the-scenes video on what goes into making such a masterful mobile celebration. The video, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog, details the […]

Thieves Steal Trailer Carrying 8,000 Tickets to Disneyland; Tickets Cancelled

Every so often theme park enthusiasts get a stark reminder to be cautious about private third-party ticket sellers; today’s reminder involves the theft of a trailer in California and a large number of no-longer-valid tickets. The California Highway Patrol has a search underway for a cargo trailer that was originally bound for the 90th Annual […]

Walt Disney World Celebrates Earth Day with Global Goodies

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating 20 years of environmental and animal-centric entertainment this upcoming Earth Day, and there is one important thing that all animals have in common: we need to eat. With that sentiment in mind, Disney has announced a few of the scrumptious special offerings available to guests during the Party for the […]

Disney Adds to Florida Anti-Gambling Contributions, $4.65 Million To Date

A constitutional amendment is making its way to Florida ballots this November that could have an immense impact on the future of gambling in the state. Amendment 3 would give Florida voters the “exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling,” and last month Disney added another $105,000 in support of the political committee […]

Central Florida Theme Park Injury Reports for 1st Quarter of 2018 Released

To remain exempt from major inspection, Central Florida theme parks must list all of their quarterly incidents and injuries with the state. This quarter’s report (January – March, 2018) covers a total of 6 incidents/injuries: 3 belonging to Disney, 2 to Universal, and 1 to SeaWorld. No injuries were reported for Busch Gardens or Legoland. […]

Disney Research’s Robot Study Could Have Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Applications

As development of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is underway, the scientists at Disney Research are trying to figure out exactly what type of “droids you’re looking for.”  An increased interest in a robotic presence in the parks has arisen, and Disney Research is trying to determine not only how humans might perceive robots they interact […]