Buzz Lightyear Back From 468 Days In Space

The Toy Story action figure returned on the space shuttle Discovery last Friday, after first launching aboard STS-124 on May 31st 2008. Here's a video of his time on the International Space Station:Buzz was up there as part of a program by NASA and Disney to encourage students to study science, technology and math. He'll be honored in a parade at Disney's Magic Kingdom-along with his space station crewmates and veteran Buzz Aldrin-on October 2nd.To commemorate the opening of Toy … [Read more...]

Kouzzina by Cat Cora officially opens at Disney’s Boardwalk


With a celebratory shot of ouzo and surrounded by family, friends Disney executives and invited media, Kouzzina by Cat Cora opened officially at Disney's Boardwalk in Lake Buena Vista. Call it my Big Fat Greek Restaurant opening. The event had all the elements: Cheers, toasts, traditional food, dancing and lively music.Family was key to the development of Kouzzina, says Cora. And she wanted the restaurant to celebrate her Greek roots from the decor to the menu.When guests enter Kouzzina, … [Read more...]

Disney Bus Bomb Scare – Device ruled not explosive

Bomb squad members have determined that a suspicious device found under a bus at Walt Disney World is not explosive.Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Solomons reports that a maintenance worker found the device during a routine inspection Thursday afternoon. His supervisors agreed that the device should not have been there, and called law enforcement. It's still not clear what exactly the device was.Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger says all bus service at the park had been … [Read more...]

Disney Cruise Line needs to clean up its act


Today Friends of the Earth issued the first-ever Cruise Ship Environmental Report Card, an assessment of the environmental and human health footprint of cruise lines and ships operating in the United States.Millions of Americans take cruise vacations every year. Travelers may not realize that taking a cruise is more harmful to the environment and human health than many other forms of travel. For the rest of the article click the picture above. … [Read more...]

Tron Legacy is coming December 17th to IMAX


Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Corporation today announced that Tron: Legacy, the intense, high-tech 3D adventure starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, will be released to IMAX(R) theatres in IMAX(R) 3D simultaneously with the film's wide release on December 17, 2010. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Tron: Legacy will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R) with IMAX DMR(R) (Digital Re-Mastering) technology. … [Read more...]