Author Archive: Jack Burgin

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Disney and Visually Impaired Guest Propose Class Settlement

Disney and Visually Impaired Guest Propose Class Settlement

| April 24, 2012 | 3 Replies

Disney has hammered out a proposed settlement with the visually impaired guests.  In their lawsuit, the guests alleged that Disney’s U.S. theme parks and its website(s) fail to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and California law.  I’ve written two prior posts about this class action lawsuit.  The first was when the federal judge [...]

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WDW Guest Argues Tower of Terror Warnings Misled Him

WDW Guest Argues Tower of Terror Warnings Misled Him

| April 23, 2012 | 4 Replies

Named by Theme Park Insider as the 2008 Top Attraction in the Nation, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, perhaps because of the television show for which it is named, has seen its share of unusual lawsuits.

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Lawsuit Seeks to Ban Character Greetings in Theme Parks

Lawsuit Seeks to Ban Character Greetings in Theme Parks

| April 1, 2012 | 7 Replies

A word of warning.  The story that follows is fiction.  No lawsuit has been filed.  The attorney “April Stolto” means “April Fool”, which is, for the careful reader what the first letter of each paragraph spells.  There is no doctrine of morologus pilar given that “morologus” is Latin for foolish talker and “pilar” is an [...]

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Disney and Visually Impaired Guests Prepare for Discrimination Trial

Disney and Visually Impaired Guests Prepare for Discrimination Trial

| February 18, 2012 | Reply

After settlement talks over the last several months broke down, it appears that Disneyland and Walt Disney World may have to prove to a California jury that they adequately accommodate visually impaired guests.

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Higher Prices Help Drive 10% Increase in Theme Park Revenue

Higher Prices Help Drive 10% Increase in Theme Park Revenue

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Reply

The Disney Company released its first quarter earnings report on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.  You can read the written report here(the one where you have to add a million dollars to the numbers in the tables). Theme Park revenues and operating income soared for the last 3 months of 2011. Since the information in the [...]

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Disney Grant Helps Bear Rescue Care for Orphaned Cubs

Disney Grant Helps Bear Rescue Care for Orphaned Cubs

| December 30, 2011 | 2 Replies

Walt Disney once said, “I have learned from the animal world, and what everyone will learn who studies it is a renewed sense of kinship with the Earth and all its inhabitants.” It is not surprising, then, that the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) recently awarded the Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) a $5,000 grant to [...]

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Photowalk for Give Kids The World Muddy Buddy Chicks

Photowalk for Give Kids The World Muddy Buddy Chicks

| November 29, 2011 | 1 Reply

After the podcast taping on December 11, 2011, several DISers are going to meet at the Dolphin Lobby Christmas Tree to do a “photowalk.”

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