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shocking development!

Posted in announcement, boooooooo!!!!!!, news, rants, stacy, TV, youtube on April 21, 2009 by sambycat

i am not quite sure when this happened, as i was in the world last january and had just recorded the entire “top seven with stacy” and – other than adding in “toy story midway mania” – all was right with the world.

imagine the shock and horror when, upon checking in on this last trip at ASMovies, i immediately clicked on the TV and saw THIS:

(only before i taped it, it was a whole lot less shaky…. in any event i realized quickly that holding a camera in front of the tv was not the way to go – but i HAD to bring the news out!!!)

OK. i am not sure what they have dome to and with my stacy. i am generally not a fan of writing negative things about peoples appearances – especially women – in the blog format or elsewhere for that matter (unless you are a sasquatch and you know who you are) but c’mon!!!!! stacy! you look like your own older, sadder sister! just dowdy and dreary! they’ve put her in frowsy outfits in the interspliced “talking head” sections, and she just looks tired!     our stacy is bouncy and energetic, not tired with unfortunate hair.

gone is “yummy! yummy! yummy! (insert yummies here)”. gone is “humunga cowabunga!”  gone is “love roller coasters!  love aerosmith! hellllooooo???!!!”!! even gone is the pent-ultimate stacy-ism: “look at all the lazy people in the lazy river”. UG.

i can sort of see why the change was made, and am hopeful that it is a temporary one. there is no mention of the triple mountain whammy (space mountain, as we geeks know, is down for a rehab for several months) – but would you call Dumbo/Splash Mountain/Small World the magic kingdom’s top must sees? some of the “original” footage is there, and there is some new “stacy in the parks” but even in that, she just doesn’t have the old stacy magic. and the little bippity boppity song is gone too. finally they YOMD footage is gone, some WWYC is in their, as well as, currently, mention of the epcot flower and garden festival.

some may be heartened that the complete show runs just over, say, 15 minutes – i’ve recorded the audio for future generations and will certainly feature it on the podcast at some point.

but my trip was just a little sadder at some moments, knowing i wouldn’t be ending my days with “let’s ride!”


some sad news out of marceline

Posted in announcement, disney dudes, news, toonfest on March 29, 2009 by sambycat

got some sad news out of marceline last week, via andy the boy, and this is no silly joke…..

the dreaming tree? walts original dreaming tree…. well, its finally done. true, it was not in good shape at all when we saw it last september, but a storm has finished her off…


photo credit: Andy, the boy

 I had the honor of visiting this wonderful place last september, and was able to see the actual tree  


Me and Dude #1

 – and (thank goodness!) SON of the dreaming tree – planted close by, from a shoot of the dreaming tree and watered with water from WDW and soil from the world. how cool is that?


it’s deja vu all over again?

Posted in announcement, blind item, boooooooo!!!!!!, D23, news, rants, restaurants on March 29, 2009 by sambycat

soooo…. is this countdown actually going to deliver on it’s timeline (see below)? 

yawn. i hope so…….. let’s see if mr. finch is more timely than the BOD of Disney….. i wonder if i’m working that day…..

no chihuahua?

Posted in MF08, news on November 18, 2008 by sambycat


mouseplanet forwards this – just in time for cruisefest!

Disney Cruise Line will unveil Disney Digital 3-D movie screens aboard its ships this holiday season. The Disney Wonder is the first up, with the technology premiering on this Thursday’s sailing and a midnight screening of Bolt as it opens in theaters everywhere on Friday. The Disney Magic will get its screen and projectors for its December 6 sailing.

The screens will be installed in both the Walt Disney Theatre and Buena Vista Theatre aboard both ships. By early next year the movies will get even more enhancements, with lasers, fog, streamers and special stage lighting enhancing the on-screen effects, allowing Disney to incorporate 3-D film effects into its stage shows in the Walt Disney Theatre.

tour of the castle? FAIL!!

Posted in AATM, disney rumour mill, news on November 14, 2008 by sambycat


so yesterday a blast went out that WDW AP holders could sign up for a free tour of cinderellas castle as described on AATM # 79 .

well, as i suspected, the dates for 12/15 are long booked. damn my not memorizing my AP number!!!!!!

even mickey says

Posted in broke hoedown, news on October 28, 2008 by sambycat

   my uber articulate podcast partner writes a much better post than i ever could, but i second that emotion.

i’m not one of those “news update” bloggers BUT

Posted in disney rumour mill, near death experiences, news on July 31, 2008 by sambycat

(everyone i know has a big butt – heh! gratuitous pee wee reference)

but my buddy trace forwarded me some of the orlando sentinel press releases and a sketch of some rumored/proposed rehabs upcoming to the caribbean beach resort:



though in agreement with the idea of rehabbing the infernal maze that is CBR as a goal, the thought of these rooms, with the little boat beds and complimentary children pictured above, is somewhat disturbing.
i would be happy with clean sheets, fresh toiletries and a lack of physical hazards… just saying!

DL closed currently after 5.8 earthquake in the southland

Posted in news on July 29, 2008 by sambycat

sounds like california screamin’ is down


this says, as of 43 minutes ago, its open…

this CNN link has an interview with someone who was there…