Hong Kong Disneyland’s Mystic Point to Open May 17

OK.  So I’ve read this article more than once and while I still can’t figure out exactly why this attraction is going to be so super awesome, at least the ride vehicle technology sounds cool.

Update:  Reading more, it sounds like a new take on a Haunted Mansion-esque attraction, perhaps even ala Cory Doctorow’s vision from Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.

Wilderness Explorers coming to Animal Kingdom

In an effort to create more interactive experiences at Walt Disney World, Disney is bringing the Wilderness Explorers program (Russell’s group from the Disney/Pixar movie, Up!) to Animal Kingdom.  Earn your badges – and maybe you’ll take off in a balloon-lifted house, too.