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The Bottom Line Or The Front Line

Is Disney concentrating on the financial bottom line at the cost to the front line?

It is a sad question to ask but with three Cast Members loosing there lives in accidents clearly tied to health and safety issues, are the eyes of the Walt Disney executives looking more to Wall St. than to problems on Main St. USA?

A Third Walt Disney World Cast Member In 7 Weeks Dies

A third Walt Disney World Cast Member is dead after an accident at Hollywood Studios.

Stunt performer Anislav Varbanov, 30, was fatally injured during a rehearsal for the "Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular." Fellow Cast members dialed 911 at 7:34 p.m. to report that a co-worker sustained a head injury. He was rushed to Florida Hospital Celebration Health, where he was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m. Varbanov was the the third Cast Member in seven weeks to die after sustaining injuries while working.

The Spammer Is In The Can

Dear all, Those of you who may have got a message from Ms Lucy Dion, please trash it as it looks, smells and tastes like spam mail. I had a couple of complaints and the user account is history.

I am looking at raising the security level on the personal message system a little higher as we speak.

Again my apologies for any inconvenience - if you have any thoughts on this matter please share them on this forum post.

Second Cast Member Dies This Summer at Disney World

It is my sorry duty to report that for the second time this summer another Walt Disney World Cast member, 47 year old Mark Priest had an accident last Thursday, August 6 2009 whilst performing in "Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial," an interactive show in which actors lead guests through a series of pirate-skills tests, Mark died four days later, yesterday, Monday August 10th at Florida Hospital Orlando due to complications.

Building Walts Dream

Take a few minutes out of your day and have a look at this footage of Disneyland being built, it is just excelent. It is 50 minutes of nostalgia, flashback to the very first moments of Disneyland with Walt Disney pacing off the site and proceeds through the year via time-lapse video until the park is ready for opening day. This footage was sitting on a shelf all these years and only saved by a curious employee now it is available on DVD and with clips here courtesy of YouTube.com

NTSB Gives Updates On Monorail Investigation

In a letter sent to the Florida press the National Transport Safety Board has given an update on the status of it's investigation into the Monorail accident of July 5th at Walt Disney World which claimed the life of a Cast Member. In addition to interviews with the Cast Members involved, they have begun to review documents provided by Walt Disney world. The full text of the letter is below:

Hail to the Obamatron - Review

Our guest author and friend Zanna DiMarzio has just posted a First Look review of the new Hall of the Presidents on her site Zannaland.com

What better item to review this week than the *all new* Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World - now with added Obamatron!

Drupal Developer Project

After the Mouse.com is a Drupal based web community for former Disney Employees. For the last two years I have built, run and developed the community to the best of my abilities but now need assistance in refining the site.

I am looking to hire - on a very limited, beer money budget - a developer to refine and tweak some of the user interface and functionality of the site.

I am looking to better integrate social media such as FriendFeed, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn Etc: