Disney, Busch launch new sites for theme park fans
Written by Robert Niles
Now that the Blackstone deal's out of the way, Busch Entertainment Corp. is publicizing its new blog for its "Worlds of Discovery" theme parks: http://www.worldsofdiscoveryblog.com.Tweet
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:
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.
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