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Theme parks are in 'show' business, not the 'tell' business

Theme parks are in 'show' business, not the 'tell' business

October 23, 2017, 3:02 PM · Years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and I was enrolled in journalism school, several of my professors drilled into me the journalism cliche "show, don't tell."

The idea was (and is) that people react better to seeing examples, instead hearing lectures. But "show, don't tell," works in other contexts, too. I thought about this earlier today when reading Twitter. One (very thoughtful!) fan I follow complained that a security cast member told her to smile when she was going through bag check. Keep reading...

It's the weekend: Let's drool over 10 top Disney desserts

October 21, 2017, 12:34 PM · The folks over at Patina Restaurant Group sent over some photos of desserts at their Walt Disney World and Disneyland resort restaurants, to celebrate National Dessert Month.

Typically, I just click past pitches such as this, but hey, it's the weekend, it's going to be 100 degrees in Southern California this week, and nothing sounds better to me right now than just becoming one with a chair inside an air conditioned building and chowing down on some sweet, sweet, easy-to-eat desserts for my lunch and also possibly dinner. So let's play. Which of these desserts looks best to you? Keep reading...

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Disney wants to make it easier for someone else to buy your vacation

October 20, 2017, 8:35 PM · Theme park fans talk a lot, here and elsewhere, about planning the perfect Disney vacation. Despite all the varying opinions on the best rides, best places to eat, and best times to visit, everyone can agree on one indisputable fact of theme park vacations — that the very best Disney trip is one that someone else buys for you.

To help make more of those "perfect" vacations happen, Disney has introduced a new website to make gifting a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or the Disney Cruise Line logistically easier for those paying for it. Keep reading...

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