Monday, March 12th, 2007

Traveling from Europe to the US for, say, a short visit to Walt Disney World or Disneyland Anaheim?? Or maybe traveling from the US to Europe to pay visit to Disneyland Resort Paris?? Then you better pay extra attention to the time! For years travelers between these two continents have gotten used to both, the countries of the European Union and the United States of America (as well as the majority of Canada), observing Daylight Saving Time (aka summer time) for nearly the same part of the year. But thanks to the US Energy Policy Act of 2005 this has now changed.

As of this year the US (and most of Canada) observe Daylight Saving Time from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. In other words: since yesterday the clocks in both Disney resorts in the US have moved one additional hour ahead. At the same time the countries of the European Union (and thus Disney’s European Magic Kingdom) continue to observe Daylight Saving Time “only” from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October. In other words right now we are still on “standard” / “winter” time here in Europe for another two weeks!!


Side Glance 07-02-15…

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

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[It’s a Small World at Fantasyland / Disneyland Parc, Disneyland Resort Paris]

Side Glance 06-11-14…

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Side Glance 06-11-14
[Studio Tram Tour at Walt Disney Studios, Disneyland Resort Paris]

Side Glance 06-10-17…

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

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(Rooftop of Casey Jr. Station, Disneyland Resort Paris)

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

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(Moon over Mainstreet U.S.A, Disneyland Parc Paris)

Side Glance 06-09-15…

Friday, September 15th, 2006

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(Lamp in front of Big Thunder Mountain, Disneyland Resort Paris)

DLRP retains Karl Holz

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Ups, that headline kind of shows that DLRP is my “home park” even so I love Walt Disney World. Anyway, turns out the Orlando Sentinel did not hear the right rumors (see yesterday’s post) and the Disneyland Resort Paris will keep Karl Holz (at least for the moment), allowing him to continue his drive to bring back the resort to its former glory and hopefully finally to a more sound financial basis.

But who then got the job as president of Walt Disney World? (more…)

The Orlando Rumor Mill

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

The Orlando Sentinel  just reported that Walt Disney World will finally announce its new head and replacement for Al Weiss. The announcement is just hours away as it is scheduled for the afternoon of today (August 17), local time. Al Weiss had been promoted to oversee the Disney resorts worldwide last November after running WDW since 1994. While a search for his sucessor went on he continued to run WDW provisionally.

Anyway, fans of DLRP should be especially interested in the announcement, since the Orlando Sentinel points out that the rumor mill currently mentions two front runner for the job:

  • Jim Lewis, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club timeshares

and (drum-roll, please)

  • DLRP’s very own Karl Holz, who happens to be a former senior vice president of operations at WDW.

While the job obviously would be a step up on the company ladder for Karl Holz it must be questioned whether another change of guard at the top of the Disneyland Resort Paris wouldn’t be extremly counter productive, as the policies of Karl Holz only recently after some major upheavals on the management levels finally show their first results. Well, we need to wait and see…

Side Glance 06-07-29…

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Big Thunder Mountain - Disneyland Resort Paris
(Big Thunder Mountain, Disneyland Resort Paris)

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Thursday, July 6th, 2006

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(Dumbo at Disneyland Resort Paris)

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Saturday, June 24th, 2006

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(At Studio 1, Walt Disney Studios Paris)

Side Glance 06-06-17…

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

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(Autopia at Disneyland Resort Paris)

Gothic Fairy Tales: EPICA

Friday, June 16th, 2006


Disney is my passion and there is not a lot that can take my thoughts away from this passion. But about 1 year ago I discovered EPICA, and although music has always played a big role in my life, it is the first time ever that I am so passionate about a group. After seeing them live for about 20 times I got to sit down with Mark Jansen (founder, guitars, grunts & screams) and the beautiful talented Simone Simons (Mezzo Soprano) and talked about those two passions.

Bare with us and see how much similarity there could be in what look like two different worlds as we talk about their music, including a concert in Disneyland Resort Paris, about Disney movies like “The Little Mermaid” and “A Nightmare Before Christmas”, about “The Lion King” and the composer Hans Zimmer and read how we compare Disney with Gothic to find out that both are all about fairy tales…


Side Glance 06-06-05…

Monday, June 5th, 2006

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(Ribbons & Bows, Disneyland Resort Paris)

Side Glance 06-05-30…

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Side Glance 06-05-30
Dapper Dan’s Hair Cuts (Disneyland Resort Paris)