Archive for October, 2012

Disney/Lucasfilm update

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Additional information has been made available about Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm. Now that Lucasfilm is a Disney subsidiary, Disney is able to confirm the following as currently in development:

  • The 2015 release of Star Wars Episode VII: Enter the Hutt
  • An American Grafitti overlay of Autopia
  • More emphasis on Howard the Duck in Toontown
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse being replaced by the Kashyyyk Wookie Treehouse
  • Construction of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Fantasyland Labyrinth Labyrinth
  • Replacement of Disney Animal Kingdom’s previously planned Avatar Land with Willow Land
  • Addition of Coruscant to Epcot’s World Showcase
  • Princess Leia to officially become a Disney princess
  • More adventures involving cuddly sidekicks in Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special joining Song of the South in Disney’s “Vault of Things Nobody Will Ever See Again”

Disney buys Lucasfilm

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Today, Disney announced that it has purchased Lucasfilm. Details are still coming in, but a correspondent with the mail room of a legal company that has heard of this issue tells us with some authority that, “This means that Disney will have the full rights to both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, so they will not have to rip out the attractions based on those properties when their ill-conceived 30-year lease expires in a few years. Disney had already purchased Pixar to settle issues with Bugs Land in California Adventure, and Marvel so that they would not lose the rights to Universal Islands of Adventure, which someone at Disney mistakenly thought the company owned. Now all that remains is for them to purchase the MGM film library, the Aerosmith music catalog, and Rod Serling Enterprises, and they will finally have the ability to keep all of the attractions in all of their theme parks (particularly Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida) open indefinitely.”

Churro hats!

Friday, October 26th, 2012

I don’t know why there isn’t more buzz about this online, but Disneyland is now selling adorable churro hats! Each one is in the shape of traditional Mickey Mouse ears, but decorated with a cool pattern or in the style of a popular Disney character, and they’re sized to fit perfectly on your churro.

Here’s a Chernabog churro hat we picked up:

Stylish Chernabog churro hat

Collect ’em all for some super-stylish eating!

Halloween favorites

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

This year’s Halloween party at Disneyland is a big success, and the DisneyLies team enjoyed it thoroughly. Our five favorite things that were new for the party this year are:

  • Rotating Innoventions building full of treat stations so guests can just stand still and collect candy as it passes by
  • Many Disney characters in their Halloween costumes (Count Donald Duckula, Goofy Bane, Bambi the Vampire Slayer, etc.)
  • Frontierland’s Flaming Pumpkin-Head Trebuchet
  • Pitch-dark Jungle Cruise
  • Tarzan’s Treathouse

Churro through the head

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

We haven’t posted much of late because we are hard at work on the new DisneyLies book (which will be released in November — just in time for December!) However, we did attend Mickey’s Halloween Party yesterday and wanted to share our glorious success with you.

Almost the entire was there, and we made a big splash with this year’s Official DisneyLies Halloween Costume — the “churro through the head.” Here’s what it looked like:

You will be pleased to know that this official DisneyLies designed headgear is easy to make at home with just a wire hanger and any old churro you happen to have lying around. If you make your own and send us a picture, we’ll be happy to share it with the rest of our readers.

More news coming soon (really!)