Thrill Daily News 1-23-12


Here’s where I would normally say something witty, tell a story, or bring some news to your attention. I really have nothing. It’s been a very rough week, and has been taking all I have to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Ever have one of those weeks? I mean I’ve had worse, where the entire world around me falls to crap, but this one has been pretty bad. Maybe not Top 5, but definitely Top 10. Lot’s of questions come up, and of course the question of whether or not I want to keep writing for BTT comes up. Sometimes you get those questions kids. But at the end of the day, I love being able to sit here and impart a little news on you. So, in the immortal words of Dory….Just keep swimming.

My theme park news was like “whoa!” and we were like “WHOA!” and you were like “whoa…..”



All you bearded hippies rejoice! You can now work at Disney…kind of. For the first time in 60 years, Disney has relaxed their policy of “no beards”. Employees are now allowed to grow a neatly trimmed goatee. In 2000 the company allowed workers to grow a mustache. You do have to wonder though if this is in response to a lawsuit in which a man sued Disney for not allowing him to have a beard, which is part of his religion. Full story

With the success of the Kinect Disneyland Adventures, it was only a matter of time before the company expanded on the motion based system. Gamers will get a chance to play with friends as some of their favorite Pixar Characters when Kinect Rush:A Disney-Pixar Adventure rolls out this March. More details has a series of Disney “Princesses gone bad”. Most of them we’ve seen before, but it’s still fun to imagine these goody goody icons of ultimate innocence lowered to today’s standards.


SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today announced James M. Heaney, former Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Travel Operations for Disney Cruise Line, will join the company as Chief Financial Officer.Congrats. Full story

The past few months have been home to many firsts for Legoland Florida. Now they can add having to report their first accidents to that list. Awww…their first accidents. They grow up so fast . The park reported 6 incidents, mostly involving guests not paying attention and one report of a dislocated shoulder on Coastersaurus. I don’t believe that one. Maybe if she rode it before, when it was Triple Hurricane…but now? Smooth as glass! DON’T BELIEVE IT LEGOLAND! Full story

A vertically challenged dictator that tried, and almost succeeded in taking over the world is not someone seen as a figure of fun and entertainment. But leave it to France to change that. They are hoping to build a Napoleon themed park, that will “rival Disney”. The park would have a battle themed water show, war reenactments and a museum. Yeah, not sounding like the “happiest place on earth” to me. Full story

Former Magic Landing amusement park in El Paso Texas went up in flames. Investigators suspect arson, and the owner isn’t talking. The park closed in the 80’s and the owner has had it for quite some time. Not to pass judgement, but Insurance Fraud might have seemed like a good way out at the time…but it hardly ever works out. More details

Ride of the Day


You’ve seen what has happened to the defunct Six Flags New Orleans. How it is a shell of it’s former self, and a complete ghost town. Today we look at when the old girl had some life left in her. Themed to a member of the Mardi Gras Court, the Jester is your Ride of the Day.