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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sanaa Checks All the Boxes for a Top Walt Disney World Restaurant

 by Ray Keating

Review

DisneyBizJournal.com

September 18, 2021

 

Enjoy a delicious meal while looking out large windows at assorted wildlife, including giraffes and zebras, on the Sunset Savanna. Yes, Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village checks off all of the boxes for a great dining experience, that is, food, service, atmosphere and location.



Let’s start with location. Whether staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge or simply visiting to stroll around and take it all in, this is a magnificent resort. There are four savannas, home to some 200 hoofed animals and birds, according to the resort’s website.  As a resort that is also a bit off the beaten path, the crowd level is often lower, making for a relaxing dining experience. It’s possible to wander the pathways along the savannas on your way to the restaurant, watching the four-legged residents, and only run into a few other guests along the way.

 

Location? Check.

 

And what about the atmosphere? Well, how can you beat looking out at African wildlife roaming about while eating African and Indian cuisine? For good measure, the resort at Animal Kingdom Lodge houses one of the largest collections of African art in the U.S.  The décor and theming of the restaurant ties in seamlessly with the food and view. 

 

Atmosphere? Check.

 

How about the service? It’s hard to have a bad experience at Walt Disney World in terms of customer service. But the wait staff at Sanaa were particularly friendly and engaging, exhibiting extensive knowledge of the menu and having nice senses of humor. 

 

Service? Check.



And now we get to the bottom line. How is the food? In one word: Excellent.

 

Before going to Sanaa for the first time, everyone we spoke to said that the Indian-style Bread Service appetizer cannot be missed. Five breads – Traditional Naan, Garlic-Ginger Naan, Spiced Naan, Onion Kulcha, or Paneer Paratha – are ready to be torn apart and then await various additions. That is, each tray offers nine accompaniments – Cucumber Raita, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Mango Chutney, Tomato-Date Jam, Tamarind Chutney, Coriander Chutney, Garlic Pickle, Red Chile Sambal, or Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle – ranging and arranged from sweet to spicy-hot. Depending on your preferences and tastebuds, everyone will have certain favorites in terms of both the breads and accompaniments. Half the fun is trying all of the combinations, and discovering which you like best. The Indian-style Bread Service ranks as an adventurous appetizer to begin one’s meal, and indeed, it shouldn’t be missed.



As for the entrée, the Potjie Inspired option offers three main alternatives – Goan Seafood Curry, Butter Chicken, or Braised Beef. Each one is quite tasty, but the beef ranks as a star with a light pot-roast-like taste, and you could choose Chickpea Wat, Aloo Masala, or Cilantro-Coconut vegetables as a side.  We chose the Cilantro-Coconut vegetables, and our server suggested that we flip our accompanying scented Basmati Rice out of its individual serve bowl and onto our plate, and spoon our protein and coconut veggies over the top. 

 

And on the dessert front, the Kheer – a coconut-rice pudding with cashew streusel – was quite satisfying, and offered varying textures. It’s also an excellent plant-based option for diners choosing that direction. The African Triple Chocolate Mousse, with Nyangbo Dark Chocolate from Ghana, Tanariva Milk Chocolate from Madagascar, and Orelys Blond Chocolate, was deliciously feather light and creamy.



Finally, I have to mention one cocktail – the Kande Coconut Cooler. Why? Because with vanilla ice cream and orange juice, along with coconut and rum, it’s like a ramped-up creamsicle. And I’m always up for a creamsicle.

 

Food? Check.

 

Sanaa ranks in the top tier of restaurants in Walt Disney World, one that this diner will not mind returning to time and again.

 

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Ray Keating is the editor, publisher and economist for DisneyBizJournal.com, and author of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels and assorted nonfiction books. Have Ray Keating speak your group, business, school, church, or organization. Email him at raykeating@keatingreports.com.

 

The views expressed here are his own – after all, no one else should be held responsible for this stuff, right?

 

Keating has three new books out. Vatican Shadows: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel is the 13ththriller/mystery in the Pastor Stephen Grant series. Get the paperback or Kindle edition at Amazon, or signed books at www.raykeatingonline.comPast Lives: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story is the 14th book in the series. Again, get the paperback or Kindle edition at Amazon, or signed book at www.raykeatingonline.com. And order the 15th book in the series What’s Lost? A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story – grab it at Amazon.com or signed editions at www.raykeatingonline.com

 

Also, check out Ray’s podcasts – the Daily Dose of DisneyFree Enterprise in Three Minutes, and the PRESS CLUB C Podcast.

 

You also can order his book Behind Enemy Lines: Conservative Communiques from Left-Wing New York  from Amazon or signed books  at RayKeatingOnline.com. His other recent nonfiction book is Free Trade Rocks! 10 Points on International Trade Everyone Should Know

 

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Daily Dose of Disney - Politics, Marvel, and Doubts


Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating – Episode #142: Walt, Roy and Values, Not Politics – Values matters to Walt and Roy O. Disney when it comes to business. But don’t confuse values with politics. 

 

Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating – Episode #143: Iger and the Marvel Acquisition – Disney’s Marvel purchase showed benefits of both passion and sober analysis. Bob Iger was no fan boy, but he saw the potential.

 

Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating – Episode #144: Roy Disney and Acknowledging Doubts – Roy O. Disney put off retiring to see his brother’s dream fulfilled, even amidst doubts.

 

The “Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating” podcast serves up a Disney or Disney-related quote each day, with DisneyBizJournal’s Ray Keating offering brief, additional thoughts on how each dose ties in to life, career, business, entrepreneurship, creativity, storytelling, work, or just plain fun.

Trattoria al Forno: Lively, Friendly and Nice Italian Food

 by Ray Keating

Review

DisneyBizJournal.com

September 16, 2021

 

Does Trattoria al Forno complete the Disney BoardWalk experience?

 

Hailing for most of my life from New York, I’m guilty of assuming that, unless I’m in Italy, Italian food outside of the New York City metro area is not going to measure up. You’ve heard my ilk before, such as claiming “Pizza outside New York isn’t pizza.” And, well, it tends not to be.



At the same time, I have long enjoyed Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort and entertainment area. That’s been the case since my wife and I rented a Surrey bike years ago, and put our young son in the front seat for little tikes. And I appreciate the turn-of-the-century, Atlantic City waterfront feel.

 

So, could I hit on a combo of place and food, specifically, the BoardWalk and good Italian cuisine? The answer with Trattoria al Forno is: Yes, absolutely!

 

Prior to our visit, there was some skepticism after hearing mixed reviews of the restaurant. But after experiencing Trattoria al Forno’s food and ambiance, I was left bewildered by such takes. 



The Trattoria’s open kitchen concept is welcoming, and provided a lively backdrop to the room. The service was attentive and friendly. And yes, the food is excellent.

 

The meal started off with lovely small loaves of warm ciabatta with olive oil and a tasty tapenade. While the tapenade was a touch on the salty side, the bread was absolutely heavenly dipped in the olive oil, but was even better with what was to come.



We had ordered the Coastal Mussels appetizer ($18.00), which was quite good – with flavorful and tender mussels, and a nice small kick of red pepper. The pesto cream sauce worked magic on its own, and our waitress thoughtfully brought extra loaves of that wonderful bread for sopping up the sauce. We could have eaten a bowl of the pesto sauce all on its own!

 

Also, the Insalata Caprese ($13.00) ranked as a delightful appetizer. The house-made burrata was chilled and creamy, served on a bed of thick, ripe slices of tomato, with a sprinkling of heirloom tomatoes as well. The basil leaves were picture perfect, dark green and strongly flavored, with a light dressing of olive oil to pull it all together.

 


In terms of entrees, the big star with our group was the Veal Osso Buco ($34.00). It came on a bed of polenta, which worked well. The thick gravy nicely complemented the fall-off-the-bone veal. Delicious.

 

As for the Parmigiana di Pollo ($26.00), the chicken breast was thicker than typical for a chicken parmigiana dish, and was served over a bed of gnocchi. While a traditional pasta would have been preferable with the parm, the gnocchi base beneath the chicken was a bit of a culinary twist, and it still worked. 



The only small disappointment during our meal was Grilled Swordfish Salmoriglio ($32.00), as the fish was slightly overdone and wasn’t as flavorful as expected.

 

But make no mistake, this was a superb dinner.

 

While too full for dessert, our party returned to strolling the Boardwalk, and catching the fireworks far off in the distance from the Magic Kingdom and from EPCOT, which were much closer. In fact, the view from the EPCOT bridge turned out to be ideal. 

 

Good food at Trattoria al Forno, the BoardWalk Resort and fireworks make for a marvelous Walt Disney World night.

 

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Ray Keating is the editor, publisher and economist for DisneyBizJournal.com, and author of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels and assorted nonfiction books. Have Ray Keating speak your group, business, school, church, or organization. Email him at raykeating@keatingreports.com.

 

The views expressed here are his own – after all, no one else should be held responsible for this stuff, right?

 

Keating has three new books out. Vatican Shadows: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel is the 13ththriller/mystery in the Pastor Stephen Grant series. Get the paperback or Kindle edition at Amazon, or signed books at www.raykeatingonline.comPast Lives: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story is the 14th book in the series. Again, get the paperback or Kindle edition at Amazon, or signed book at www.raykeatingonline.com. And order the 15th book in the series What’s Lost? A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story – grab it at Amazon.com or signed editions at www.raykeatingonline.com

 

Also, check out Ray’s podcasts – the Daily Dose of DisneyFree Enterprise in Three Minutes, and the PRESS CLUB C Podcast.

 

You also can order his book Behind Enemy Lines: Conservative Communiques from Left-Wing New York  from Amazon or signed books  at RayKeatingOnline.com. His other recent nonfiction book is Free Trade Rocks! 10 Points on International Trade Everyone Should Know

 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Wine Bar George: Totally Approachable for Non-Wine Connoisseurs

 by Beth Keating

Review

DisneyBizJournal.com

September 14, 2021

 

We had family in town recently, and they had been dying to try Wine Bar George.   Since only half of our group consisted of wine drinkers, with a few not even of drinking age, we weren’t sure it was the best selection for us for the evening. We’d always thought of it as more of a “date night” destination. And, as folks who don’t drink wine all that frequently, we weren’t even sure we were up to the challenge of a wine-centric eatery. But since they made the reservations, we bowed to their decision, and off we went.  



And, as it turned out, we were very glad we did. Wine Bar George lived up to the hype.  For example, it recently ranked as the 4th best restaurant to eat at Disney Springs, according to the readers at AllEars.net. (See “The BEST RATED Restaurant in Disney Springs” August 16, 2021.)  While it surely is a date night locale, plenty of families with kids were enjoying the ambience as well, and more than a few groups of friends were gathered on this particular summer night.

 

The setting was relaxing, with our table located on the second floor, where we were able to watch the activity going on at the street level below, and there was certainly no pressure to be “wine aficionados.”   

 

You can order wine at the restaurant by the bottle, glass or even the ounce, if you just want to try a particular wine, and one of our diners chose a wine flight to sample. After selecting a flight, he inquired about one of the wines in particular.  This was the point at which we realized that Wine Bar George was truly a different kind of experience.  Instead of just bringing the pre-selected wine flight, our waiter took the time to explain the various wines in the flight, offered some suggestions, and made his own adjustments to the wine list to accommodate preferences.  He even offered up a few of his favorites, along with the backgrounds and stories behind them. What we ended up with was a completely personalized and well-curated wine flight.  What a marvelous encounter!



Some of our other diners chose the Frozcato, made with pineapple Dole Whip... this is Disney after all!   It was ice cold, creamy, and a lovely summertime drink, a tasty way to enjoy a hot summer evening for the non-wine drinkers in the group.

 

Another way that Wine Bar George is a bit different from other restaurants is that there aren’t many entrées… at least not in the traditional sense.  The menu is made up predominantly of small plates, meant for sharing while you are sipping your way through an evening with friends.  We tried a variety of enjoyable selections, and would indeed come back again to try a few of the others, and repeat one or two of the ones we’d feasted on that night.

 

The Crispy Mac and Cheese Bites were a big hit.  We should have ordered more of those excellent little snacks, they disappeared so quickly!  We also tried the House-Made Hummus, a smooth, delicately spiced blend.

 

The real fun, though, came with the Saganaki on Fire.... a flaming plate of cheese! What's not to like?  Our waiter brought the flaming plate tableside, dowsing the flames with a squeeze of lemon, leaving behind a gooey, melty plate of goodness to scoop onto the soft ovals of crostini. That dish alone was worth the trip!



One of our diners also ordered the house made meatballs, which were served on a bed of triple cheese polenta, a nice offset to the 3 large, somewhat dense tomato sauce topped meatballs. The forkful of the polenta with a bite of meatball on the end of the fork was a nice combination.

 

In addition to our small plates, several of the fish-loving diners in our group branched out and split the grilled whole Greek Sea Bass, one of four entrées on the menu.  (It was meant to serve 2-4.) While the sea bass itself was delicious – light, tender and done to perfection – the dish was also part theater, as our very talented waiter cheerfully deboned and served the fish tableside for us, all the while regaling us with stories.

 

We left the restaurant stuffed, despite the fact that we had ordered mostly a handful of "small plates" for our group of 6.

 

Wine Bar George is a pricey evening, to be sure, but the food is well worth the visit, and the service and attention is amongst the finest we've had in Disney.   It is mostly small plates for sharing though, with only a few larger entrées (also meant to be shared) on the docket.  With so many delicious small bites to share, you probably won't notice that you didn't order an entrée of your own.  Go, and have a relaxing evening with your friends or family.  

 

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Beth Keating is a regular contributor to DisneyBizJournal.

 

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Phineas, Ferb and Possibilities

Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating – Episode #141: Phineas on Possibilities – Phineas and Ferb offer inspiration on seizing possibilities. 


The “Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating” podcast serves up a Disney or Disney-related quote each day, with DisneyBizJournal’s Ray Keating offering brief, additional thoughts on how each dose ties in to life, career, business, entrepreneurship, creativity, storytelling, work, or just plain fun.

Broadway’s Lion King To Offer Opening Night Live Stream

 by Beth Keating

News

DisneyBizJournal.com

September 13, 2021

 

Broadway shows are slowly returning to the theatres of New York, and among them is Disney’s The Lion King, the stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney animated classic. The Lion King first opened on Broadway in 1997.



According to Playbill, on September 14, 2021, in partnership with TikTok, the cast will live stream their opening number, "Circle of Life," to celebrate Broadway’s return to live theatre following 18 months of COVID shutdowns. There will also be a behind-the-scenes pre-show hosted by Adrienne Walker, who plays Nala in the show.  The “re-opening” night show is sold out, so this is your chance to take a sneak peek.

 

The live stream will begin at 7 PM ET on the Disney on Broadway TikTok account, @DisneyOnBroadway, and will support The Actors Fund.

 

The six-time Tony Award winning musical took home the 1998 Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical award for Julie Taymor, making her the first woman to receive that accolade.  The Lion King also earned more than 70 other major arts awards including a NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; a 1999 Grammy; and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

 

The Lion King features Elton John and Tim Rice’s original songs from the animated film, along with additional musical material including three new songs by John and Rice. The show is known for its elaborate costuming, with oversized “puppets” often donned by the actors to help tell the tale, including actors on stilts serving as giraffes.

 

The production currently makes its home at the Minskoff Theatre on West 45th Street. Tickets for future Broadway performances are available at Broadway.com, or at The Lion King website

 

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Beth Keating is a regular contributor to DisneyBizJournal.

 

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Disney on Improvement, Work and Play


 Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating – Episode #139: Shuri on Improvement – There’s always room for improvement. In fact, improvement is always essential.

 

Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating – Episode #140: Walt on Work and Play – Walt Disney nails it perfectly on work and play. 

 

The “Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating” podcast serves up a Disney or Disney-related quote each day, with DisneyBizJournal’s Ray Keating offering brief, additional thoughts on how each dose ties in to life, career, business, entrepreneurship, creativity, storytelling, work, or just plain fun.


Saturday, September 11, 2021

50th Anniversary Statues Begin Arriving in the Disney World Parks

 by Beth Keating

News

DisneyBizJournal.com

September 11, 2021

 

We are just shy of three weeks away from the October 1st kick-off to Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Florida parks, and the iconic Disney characters that have been fashioned into golden statues for the festivities have begun arriving.



Fifty golden characters, scattered across all four theme parks, are waiting for guests to discover their locations during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”  





Among the characters to make their new homes in the Magic Kingdom this week were Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Daisy, Pluto, Goofy, Chip ‘n Dale, Winnie the Pooh, and Cinderella’s mice.  





Keep an eye out as more character sculptures continue to pop up throughout the parks. The sculptures join the dazzling anniversary decorations on Cinderella Castle, which will be lit up each night during the new “Disney Enchantment” fireworks spectacular, beginning October 1st.  The parks will also be home to the nighttime “Beacons of Magic” adaptations as the four park icons light up the dark each evening. 




The 50th anniversary celebration will run for the next 18 months.

 

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Beth Keating is a regular contributor to DisneyBizJournal.

 

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Baby Yoda to Join Macy’s 95th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

 by Beth Keating

News

DisneyBizJournal.com

September 10, 2021

 

Move over, Pikachu! There’s a new big-eyed creature coming to town!

 

StarWars.com has announced that Baby Yoda will be joining the line-up for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.  


Image courtesy of StarWars.com


Funko and Macy’s, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, have a giant Grogu balloon in the works for the 95th Annual parade, and he is the very first Star Wars themed balloon in the celebration.  The mischievous and adorable baby is sure to wow audiences at 41-feet high, 29-feet long, and 37-feet wide!

 

The balloon is an original Funko Pop! design by Funko art director Reis O’Brien, and there will, of course, be corresponding limited edition merch for sale that will commemorate the Grogu-inspired balloon. Some of the merchandise will be available at Funko.com, while others will be featured at Macy’s Herald Square location in New York City.


Image courtesy of StarWars.com

 

“This is the way” you can watch Grogu, as well as all the other beloved balloon characters, as they travel to Herald Square on Thanksgiving: The broadcast airs on NBC on Thursday, November 25th from 9AM to 12PM in all time zones.  

 

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Beth Keating is a regular contributor to DisneyBizJournal.

 

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Walt Disney on Living a "Christian Life"

Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating – Episode #138: Walt on a “Christian Life” – Walt Disney’s view on life helps to put things in perspective.

 


The “Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating” podcast serves up a Disney or Disney-related quote each day, with DisneyBizJournal’s Ray Keating offering brief, additional thoughts on how each dose ties in to life, career, business, entrepreneurship, creativity, storytelling, work, or just plain fun.

 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

King of Comics on Hope

Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating – Episode #137: Jack Kirby on Hope – Many great creators have talked about the necessity of hope. 


The “Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating” podcast serves up a Disney or Disney-related quote each day, with DisneyBizJournal’s Ray Keating offering brief, additional thoughts on how each dose ties in to life, career, business, entrepreneurship, creativity, storytelling, work, or just plain fun.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Disney Brothers' Partnership

Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating – Episode #136: Walt and Roy’s Partnership Worked – Partnerships don’t always work. They can be tough. But when it’s right, success can flourish.


The “Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating” podcast serves up a Disney or Disney-related quote each day, with DisneyBizJournal’s Ray Keating offering brief, additional thoughts on how each dose ties in to life, career, business, entrepreneurship, creativity, storytelling, work, or just plain fun.

Disney World Annual Pass: Third Time is the Charm

 by Ray Keating

Commentary

DisneyBizJournal.com

September 8, 2021

 

It’s official. Members of our household became Walt Disney World Annual Passholders early this morning.



This was a big moment, given that Disney World was one of three reasons why we moved from New York to Florida this year. Three reasons? Yes. First, no more cold and snow. Shoveling stinks. Second, going from a high-tax, costly state to a state that is far more affordable, including no state personal income tax and cutting my property taxes by almost two-thirds. High taxes stink. Third, Walt Disney World. We love Walt Disney World ever since my wife and I spent our honeymoon there 34 years ago.

 

With the pandemic, however, new purchases of Annual Passes for Walt Disney World were put on hold last year. But then came the announcement at the end of last month that Annual Passes would be back – available for purchase on September 8, just in time for the celebration of Disney World’s 50th anniversary starting on October 1.

 

After checking a couple of times during the night/morning, things kicked in on the Disney site just after 6:00 AM for us. The message of an hourlong wait rather quickly dwindled to 15 minutes. And then the countdown proceeded according to the actual clock, and suddenly – Bam! – we were ready.

 

Filling out the information and … the page froze.

 

Refresh.

 

Filling out the information. Went further than the first time and … the page froze.

 

Refresh.

 

Filled out the information. Payment went through, and received our confirmation. The third time was the charm, and the third big reason for moving to Florida has been fulfilled. Yes, it was a rather magical start to the day!

 

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Ray Keating is the editor, publisher and economist for DisneyBizJournal.com, and author of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels and assorted nonfiction books. Have Ray Keating speak your group, business, school, church, or organization. Email him at raykeating@keatingreports.com.

 

The views expressed here are his own – after all, no one else should be held responsible for this stuff, right?

 

Keating has three new books out. Vatican Shadows: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel is the 13ththriller/mystery in the Pastor Stephen Grant series. Get the paperback or Kindle edition at Amazon, or signed books at www.raykeatingonline.comPast Lives: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story is the 14th book in the series. Again, get the paperback or Kindle edition at Amazon, or signed book at www.raykeatingonline.com. And order the 15th book in the series What’s Lost? A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story – grab it at Amazon.com or signed editions at www.raykeatingonline.com

 

Also, check out Ray’s podcasts – the Daily Dose of DisneyFree Enterprise in Three Minutes, and the PRESS CLUB C Podcast.

 

You also can order his book Behind Enemy Lines: Conservative Communiques from Left-Wing New York  from Amazon or signed books  at RayKeatingOnline.com. His other recent nonfiction book is Free Trade Rocks! 10 Points on International Trade Everyone Should Know

 

Please support the efforts of DisneyBizJournal.com to bring news, analysis and commentary on Disney to readers such as yourself. Make a contribution right here via PayPal. Thanks!