Empire Strikes Back Selected for Preservation in the 2010 National Film Registry


The year 2010 will mark yet another December to remember in film preservation. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures—Hollywood classics, documentaries and innovative shorts reflecting genres from every era of American filmmaking—to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.Spanning the period 1891-1996, the films named to the registry range from a rare glimpse of San Francisco before the 1906 earthquake and the political thriller … [Read more...]

911 call released in fatal Disney bus crash

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting on the 911 call released in fatal Disney bus crash.A 911 call made Sunday when a Massachusetts tourist was struck and killed by a bus at Walt Disney World's Port Orleans resort was released today.An unidentified caller told a dispatcher the man, later identified by state troopers as 69-year-old Robert Krueger, walked in front of the bus."He got knocked to the ground pretty hard. His head's bleeding," the caller said.Krueger, of Yarmouth Port, … [Read more...]

Daniel Dae Kim & Lilo is Hangin Loose at Disney Hollywood Studios


Actor Daniel Dae Kim, star of the ABC series "Lost" and currently starring on the new CBS series "Hawaii Five-0," poses Dec. 28, 2010 with Lilo from Disney's animated film "Lilo and Stitch" at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Kim, who was born in South Korea and grew up in New York and Pennsylvania, currently lives in Hawaii.Kent Phillips, photographer … [Read more...]

Chilean Miners win a free trip to Walt Disney World Resort

New Year will mean new memories for the Chilean miners whose saga transfixed the world, as they are treated to a hero’s welcome and family vacations of a lifetime at Walt Disney World Resort next month.During their complimentary six-night Disney vacation, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2011, the miners, their rescuers and immediate families will meet Disney characters, visit all four Walt Disney World theme parks and serve as honorary Grand Marshals of the Main Street, U.S.A. parade in Magic … [Read more...]

Disney Tackles Major Theme Park Problem: Lines

I just read this interesting article on the NY Times that talks about how Disney is addressing the thing I fear the most when visiting the Parks...Lines.Deep in the bowels of Walt Disney World, inside an underground bunker called the Disney Operational Command Center, technicians know that you are standing in line and that you are most likely annoyed about it. Their clandestine mission: to get you to the fun faster.To handle over 30 million annual visitors — many of them during this … [Read more...]