Walt Disney World guests will soon be introduced to the project called MyMagic+, combined with the My Disney Experience web site and mobile app as well as RFID-based wristbands called the MagicBand, Disney intends to offer new levels of trip planning and interactivity for its visitors through high-tech, but easy-to-use devices.
Check out a summary of the offerings that will be available through MyMagic+, in conjunction with MagicBand, FastPass+, and My Disney Experience below.
Well this picture has being making it’s rounds around the internet. President Barack Obama pretends to get caught in Spider-Man‘s web! This iconic picture was captured by Pete Souza, and the little creepy crawler is a son of a White House staffer in the Outer Oval Office. The photo opp was taken on October 26, 2012.
What do you think?
I could listen to Helena Bonham Carter talk about her life with Tim Burton all day. Watch parts of The Gramham Norton Show. With guest Helena Bonham Carter as talks about Christmas Tree decorations by Tim Burton and other notoriously eccentric details from this oddball couple.
Carter: “It’s very traditional… [but] as you got closer, you saw there were zombies and dead babies and… He’s obviously a sick man!”
Check out the video below.
Ohio drivers are few steps closer to getting their Superman specialty license plate. The Siegel & Shuster Society launched the campaign for the plates in July 2011 to honor the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel in 2013. Superman was created 1938, in Cleveland by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The original plan for the plates to include the slogan “Birthplace of Superman,” that met with objections from Warner Bros., which insisted he was born on Krypton. So they have changed the slogan to “Truth, Justice and the American Way.” On Wednesday the proposal was outlined for a state Senate committee. The bill, has already passed the state House, and is on track to go to the full Senate for a vote before the end of the year. I hope everything goes through I think it is a great idea what do you think?
From Sesame Workshop’s Regarding Kevin Clash:
Sesame Workshop’s mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential.
Kevin Clash has helped us achieve that mission for 28 years, and none of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention from our focus on serving as a leading educational organization.
Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us wants, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street.
Wow this is pretty shocking, puppeteer Kevin Clash who performs as Elmo on “Sesame Street” is taking a leave of absence when allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy have surfaced. Clash denies the charges, which were first made in June by the alleged partner, who by then was 23. Clash has been granted a leave of absence in order to “protect his reputation.” Read more of the comments below.
Yikes Hurricane Sandy seems to be everywhere! while everyone’s attention was on the mainland we forgot about the hundreds of cruise ships out at sea. One in particular is Disney’s Fantasy Cruise Ship which sustained some damage as it was tossed around during the storm. The ship tried porting on the 26th and 27th. The most significant damaged was on the restaurants, stores, and bars. Passengers said the ship tilted so far to the right that the furniture moved across our room. Read more reports below. Luckily everyone and the ship made it to port ok.
The ruling Wednesday, October 17, 2012 regarding heirs of Superman artist Joe Shuster who had been fighting in court to reclaim the copyrights of DC Comics. U.S. District Judge Otis Wright II ruled the rights to Superman had been relinquished more than two decades ago. Meaning that DC Comics and Warner Bros. are the rightful owners and will retain all rights to continue using the character in books, films, television and other mediums. Superman’s co-creators signed away their ability to reclaim copyrights to the Man of Steel over 20 years ago. Shuster and writer Jerry Siegel created Superman in 1938 in Action Comics #1. Back in April, the $412 check that DC Comics wrote to acquire Superman and other creative works by Shuster and Siegel sold for $160,000 in an online auction. Man of Steel directed by Zach Snyder is scheduled to hit theaters in 2013.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is considering replacing paper tickets with electronic wrist bands for admission to its theme parks. Disney recently filed an application with the FCC for a radio-frequency identification wrist band. In the cover letter to the FCC they refer to the ticket as a “Magic Band.” The filing description reads: “The radio of the device, Model MB-R1G1, is a wrist worn arm band that transmits a 2.4 GHz signal to an indoor wireless infrastructure. The PCB assembly is potted in plastic and completely overmolded with thermal plastic polyurethane. The band has no on off switch and is powered with a non-replaceable coin cell.” The Magic Band would reduce lost paper tickets and maybe used to purchase items and as a hotel room key, similar to the way guests use their World cards. Sounds cool!
PBS was not happy with the comments made by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney ruffled some feathers (again) in the first presidential debate Wednesday. Romney claimed “I like PBS. I love Big Bird,”“But I am not going to keep spending money on things [we have] to borrow money from China to pay for.” Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit that produces the show “Sesame Street,” which made $46.9 million in revenue from licensing Big Bird, Elmo, the Cookie Monster and other characters in 2011. This money pay’s the salaries of 1,320 employees. Sesame Workshop depends on the channel to distribute its programming for free to all families, including those who can’t afford cable or satellites. This guy is gathering up a substantial amount of enemies. I am HUGE fan of PBS from their documentaries to the idea channel to my childhood nostalgia shows, PBS gives back to the community in one day then a Presidential candidate could in 4 years. Read more comments below and watch the video. And be sure to retweet PBS status!
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