Zut Alors: Disneyland Paris Under Investigation for Overcharging Germans

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/29/15 08:25AM

The French can have a reputation for being, how do you say, less-than-hospitable to les foreigners. The French at Disneyland Paris are, authorities say, even worse: they’ve allegedly been charging foreigners as much as double the ticket price for the privilege of touring Cinderella’s chateau.

​Alone in Disney World

Rich Juzwiak · 05/04/15 09:00AM

If you are alone in Disney World, you’ll never forget it. Even if you can ignore all of the families that surround you, even if you manage to miss the couples walking hand-in-hand through the park, you will always be aware of your singledom because you are constantly compelled to disclose it to the state authorities of the Magic Kingdom. On every ride, at every mechanical attraction, your status is interrogated before you sit down. And when the operator asks how many are in your party, you have to say—out loud—one.

Magical Thinking: Bitcoin Gathers at Disney

Sam Biddle · 12/01/14 02:00PM

ORLANDO—(BTC @ $355.27) The hotel is a tomb of hopeful thinking. Built in the 1980s, the single tower of the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Hotel at Disney World juts up from the Orlando ground as if tectonic forces pushed skyward a sheet of pure, brown stucco. A soundtrack of Mickey Mouse anthems plays around the clock. The carpets are damp. And for a weekend in October, a group of men and women who mean to change the future of civilization were staying there.

Bad Witch, Worse Movie: Maleficent

Rich Juzwiak · 05/30/14 11:30AM

Did you know that the Disney villain Maleficent isn't a bitch? I didn't know that Maleficent isn't a bitch. I went to the movie bearing her name expecting to watch a bitch. I did not get a bitch. Life, though, for those 97 minutes was a bitch. I guess that's something.

Jane Goodall Answers Our "Silly" Questions

Rich Juzwiak · 04/18/14 09:45AM

All I needed to know was that Dr. Jane Goodall was available for interviews, and I was there, even if it was only for 10 minutes, even if it was in the Midtown Buca di Beppo.

Gabrielle Bluestone · 12/02/13 10:52PM

Miley Cyrus: gateway drug. Back in the day, the latex salvia queen peer pressured Joe Jonas of the vaunted Brothers Jonas into trying marijuana, according to frère Joe's new semi-revealing (if weird Disney childhoods are your thing) New York Magazine essay.