Author Archives: Charles Boda

Judge Orders AIG to Arbitrate Disney’s Claims for ‘Pink Slime’ Insurance Dispute in Los Angeles

The most recent development in ongoing litigation between AIG and The Walt Disney Company has found a judge ruling against claims made by the insurance provider, and ordering the company to proceed with arbitration. The motion to compel arbitration filed by Disney is related to the highly publicized “pink slime” case, in which Disney had […]

Disney Lays Off More Than 145 People for Parks and Resorts Restructuring

The Walt Disney Company notified Parks and Resorts cast members today that they are laying off 0.1 percent of the division, which would equal out to more than 145 positions. The jobs have been cut as part of a restructuring program, and Disney is assisting the affected employees in finding other positions both within and […]

SeaWorld Orlando Shows Win Brass Ring Awards at IAAPA Expo

The International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Expo announced their Brass Ring Awards yesterday and SeaWorld Orlando received honors for two of its animal shows. Brass Rings are awarded each year to recognize theme parks and attractions for their achievements in food and beverages, games and retail, human resources, live entertainment, marketing, new products, […]

Remember the Holidays with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party PhotoPass Opportunities

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is in full swing, and the Magic Kingdom is giving you plenty of chances to capture this magnificent occasion with some festive PhotoPass opportunities. You don’t have to wait until the party begins to save these memorable moments either; these shots will be available all day, every day throughout the […]

How the Real ID Act Will Affect Travelers When it Begins Jan. 22nd

We last mentioned the new ID law, which will affect U.S. citizens travelling internationally and domestically using state drivers licenses for identification, back in June. Since then, some states have gained extensions and some additional information has come out that could help travelers figure out exactly how the Real ID act will affect them when […]

SeaWorld Unveils New Raft, 4 Disney Attractions Win Awards at Orlando’s IAAPA Expo

Orlando is currently hosting the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Expo, the tourism industry’s largest trade show in Orlando. The IAAPA Expo runs from November 14th through the 17th and provides companies in the field an opportunity to highlight their technology, ride mechanics, and strategies. The first bit of news to come out […]

12 Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Reported in Anaheim; 9 Were Disneyland Visitors

Update 11/16/17: Orange County health officials have increased the total number of affected to 15, according to the Los Angeles Times. The outbreak has resulted in two fatalities; neither of the deceased visited Disneyland. 11 out of the 15 affected did visit Disneyland, including one Disneyland cast member. Orange County Health Care Agency spokesperson Jessica […]

Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios Installs Jessie and Rex

Walt Disney World’s upcoming Toy Story Land has just received its first characters, as Jessie and Rex have been hoisted up to their positions. Below is the video showing their grand entrances from the Disney Parks Blog, which explained their placement in the new land’s story. “According to their storyline, Rex and Jessie decided to […]

Battery Explodes Causing Panic at Orlando International Airport; Expect Massive Delays Tonight

Shortly after 5 pm on Friday, November 10th, an overheated lithium ion camera battery exploded in the main terminal of Orlando International Airport and caused widespread panic and an evacuation. Authorities have given the all-clear and assured travelers that there is no danger, and all gates are now open, but long delays are still expected. […]