Saturday, April 28, 2012


Sorry I've been taking such an unusually long time to add anything at all to this blog or to the Twitter feed, etc. I've been sitting for the last 7 months, thinking of a reason why I haven't been able to come up with any substantial to write about. For a while, the dominant reason was, "Well, there's not really anything going on. It's been a quiet month." True, big stories about the parks have been scarce since the announcement of "Avatar-Land," or whatever it's going to be called. The truth is, though, there's still so much to write and discuss. I could easily write about the continuously shattered state of a lot of the park's attractions and management ("Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom," I'm looking at you), or I could even write about my optimism for newer, smaller things popping up around the parks. If that fails, I could still write about other areas of Disney entertainment, be it feature films or video games - anything. But despite the plentiful amount of inspiration to write about, there's still the lack of motivation. To be completely honest, it's just hard to really write anything anymore in the tone that this blog uses. It takes a lot of energy to focus a lot of cynicism/pessimism onto one central point (like a certain attraction), which is why I occasionally write about things I loved in the parks, or focused on more abstract topics, like show writing or queues. It's been almost 4 years since I started this blog; when I started it in a condo in Celebration, FL while on vacation in the parks, I was filled with 3 years' worth of passion to keep writing from the heart. It's very possible that another trip could refill the ol' hate-tank, but I'd like to think in the last few years that I've grown a little. I've seen a lot of changes - good and bad, personal and writing-related - that have affected how I write and what I write about. This blog represents a chapter of my life that has come to a close. As much as I still have reservations and doubts and gripes about the industry, I realize that the entire reason I started writing these posts is because I love to think and talk and write about it. I wondered for a long time why, exactly, bloggers like Epcot82 stopped writing, but it's become increasingly clear. I worry that the more I continue to write about everything I hate about each aspect of the company, I'll end up simply hating it.

So this will be my last post on the blog. I won't permanently shut anything down - who knows, I may have another fit of rage and start writing furiously for another few years - but I'm going to choose to focus my love for talking about Disney in a bit of a more positive light. If you're reading this for the first time, or if you've ever read this blog over the course of the last 4 years, I thank you for devoting your time - even if it were for a mere few minutes - to the pointless musings and ramblings of a Disney fan.

Thank you all, and goodbye.