Disney, Busch launch new sites for theme park fans
Published: October 8, 2009 at 9:07 AM
The blog includes videos and notes as well as a link to follow Shamu on Twitter. (He's back posting now, BTW, after yesterday's absence.) Oh, and you might find some of the posts vaguely familiar. (FWIW, I didn't know they were going to do that, but I'm cool with it in this case.)
I know I gave Disney a bit of tongue-in-cheek grief for its new blog a few days ago. But no one's making a living running Busch-only fan websites (and if anyone is, my hat is off to you. Either you've pulled off a commercial miracle, or you've learned to live off $10 a day). And, hey, I think that most independent theme park news websites would rather that parks take our content than our audience. ;-)
Universal extended its Halloween Horror Nights franchise online, creating a wildly successful website and community. Now Disney's making a move to create its own Halloween-themed Web destination.
Disney's Haunted Holidays creates a virtual space where fans can explore games and videos from several Disney film and theme park franchises:
- Tales of Two Cities
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- Christmas Carol
- The Muppets
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Snow White
- Haunted Mansion
You'll find the links in tabs on left when you click from attic. I had to tilt my head to read them, and missed them at first.
Update: I read the first comment below and, sure enough, got the video commercial popping up and auto-starting within the Flash on the Haunted Mansion page.
I didn't get it when I clicked to the Tale of Two Cities page from the attic. There are no labels in attic, so you just have to click around.
Yeah, this is a colossal FAIL for Disney. Sorry I brought your attention to it. Never mind.
Update 2: Universal Orlando officially has launched the new version of its website.