30. oktober 2011
I had my graduation ceremony for the International Program two days ago, Disney treated us with a good breakfast at the conference center in the Contemporary Resort, and we got to meet some of the people we arrived with and managers and of course Mickey and Minnie dressed up for graduation American-style.
24. oktober 2011
Some guests regularly ask me where the big Vikingship is?
Im have to disappoint them every time by saying that the Vikings are out on new missions and won’t return in a while…
The Vikingship was built for the pavilions 10th year celebration in 1998, and removed in 2008, after a Guest had an accident while playing on the ship, it was also starting to fall a little apart.
I am sad that Disney didn’t fix this ship, instead of just removing it…
19. oktober 2011
Today I got an email from my political party leader, Trine Skei Grande, regarding an email I sent her about the conditions in the Norwegian pavilion.
She said that Venstre (Liberal Party) will be asking the government questions about the pavilion and if they want to do something with it in the next few weeks. This action will require the government to give Venstre an answer within a time limit, since the government haven’t commented anything about the pavilion at all in public, this is really good.
The government in Norway is truly not doing their job good enough, and Im surprised that I need to take this matter up in parliament to get a decent answer. As I previously mentioned, my questions to the government officials was sent over 7 months ago, and still I haven’t heard anything from our beloved government…
12. oktober 2011
Yesterday I saw something I didn’t quite like in the Norway pavilion, people walking around with scetches of what to change about the pavilion. If it was only that, I would be grateful that the pavilion is getting updated, but these people were wearing Lego t-shirts and were not pretty talky, which only leaves me with speculations… Lego is from Denmark…
Disney and Lego have a close cooperation and work together on a lot of projects. But when Disney let this Danish company take control over the imagineering part of the pavilion, I start to get a little nervous. Not that updating and renewal is great and strongly needed.
Lego was one of the reasons Denmark is not a part of the Norway pavilion, which at first were intended to be a Scandinavian showcase, Lego wanted a too big part and influence on the pavilion according to my sources.
I saw some of the things on their scetches, Im not allowed to say what, but it didn’t look bad for the pavilion theme and storyline. Im just a little skeptical about a Danish company working on the Norway pavilion, since Norway government don’t care about the pavilion. One step towards a Danish/Scandinavian pavilion? Wake up Norway!!!
12. oktober 2011
Finally the Norway pavilion is getting some attention, Disney have decided to renew the roofing and windows in parts of the pavilion.
They are also going to repaint some of the buildings.
Its about time though, since they are 23 years old and sometimes leaking…