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Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year 2012 !

Hey There fellow readers and community,

I want to say 'Thank you' for all your support and feedback this year. This year was a busy time
for all of us at Themagical. We appreciate your patience for staying positive on the progress with the 'Steel Force Simulation' as we are still developing a long over due simulation.

With great challenges from normal life to simulation developments, its has been a great year overall at Themagical.

The staff at Themagical would like you and your families a great healthy start into the New Years and as well your dreams that you want to do in the new year.

See you in 2012!

-Themagical Staff



Join us as we ring in the NEW YEAR!
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Watch live streaming video from 2012 at

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Microsoft Force IE 6 users upgrade

(Picture shown above is a screenshot of Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP.)

"Microsoft Force IE 6 users upgrade"

There are many benefits of upgrading to a newer version of Internet Explorer – improved speed, tabbed browsing, and better privacy settings to name a few.

The web has changed significantly over the past 10 years. The browser has evolved to adapt to new web technologies, and the latest versions of Internet Explorer help protect you from new attacks and threats.

December 16, 2011 Microsoft finally decided to make the final move and hit the kill switch on its oldest Internet Explorer version 6. 11 years later, most of the world wide population is still using the old browser (8.3% as of 12/21/2011).

IE 9 browser is a huge milestone from IE 8/7 versions. IE 9 allows you to use your graphic card to enable new enhancements unlike ever before than using your CPU usage when browsing. This allows the graphic card enabled by IE 9 to bring powerful website experiences and as well a more richer viewing as well. (XP users will not be able to download this version unfortunately.)

Performance of IE 9, allows more rendering of text, images, HTML 5, video and so much more so that more can be displayed without sacrificing your CPU usage on your PC.

With Flash Player 11 and IE 9, will enhance your browsing on websites and as well a faster rendering of them. This powerful software will bring the internet to you on a huge level unlike ever before.

This will enable you to have 'a more richer simulation experience EVER!' We recommend downloading Flash Player 11 and IE 9 to experience our simulations. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!

For a comparison between Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 8, see this chart.

Check out how you can tell others about not using IE 6:

We recommend that Internet Explorer 6 users upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer for a safer browsing experience. (XP Users: Upgrade to IE8)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday's

To our fellow community and readers,

We are wishing you the happiest, magical, and blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wishing the best Happy Holiday's this year and into the new year!

Thank you for your support and dedication to us throughout this year!


- Themagical Staff

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Themagical Projects & Monthly Links!

Hey Everybody!

I trust you all had a nice weekend and those in the 'States' had a great Thanksgiving Holiday break/celebration!

I thought I would make a post about our projects that we've been working hard and as well keep you guys posted on what's going on "Behind the Scenes".

In this blog post, I'll be discussing the projects and their current state of development phases. This isn't final and may or may not change before the final release on Themagical/ websites.

First! Before we do, here's the "LATE" post on 'Novembers Monthly Links'!

Monthly Links: November







Themagical Behind the Scenes: Themagical Projects to date!

Soarin: (Internal Build: 2011.11.11/001) This build has been shown a Live Preview
on a recent blog post. New features are being coded and a possible beta release is approaching soon! **Note: Due to high request, this build may or may not be release due to the progress of how the simulation has been so far.

Millionaire Play It: Trivia Version 2 (Beta Version: 041411/001.v2_triv) This simulation hasn't been updated since its public release due to the popular request of the "Steel Force Simulation" due date release and bug fixes. This will be updated and tied in with the current simulation of 'Millionaire Play It' as bug fixes with that simulation will bring the string code from version 1.o.8 to 2.0.

Steel Force Simulation: (Beta 2 2011.11.10/002) By now, mostly all our 'Beta Testers' should have the latest build that was released 'Beta 2'. A new internal build has been released and will be pushed to our beta testers soon after all bugs have been fixed. Still presently bugs in the queue lines, visitor engine 2.1, and maintenance engineer bug glitch...etc...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Special Message: Happy Thanksgiving

Hey Everyone!

We are celebrating today here in the "States" have the national holiday of Thanksgiving!

Ah...the second best time of the year to come together with family and friends over a delicious hot juicy turkey and all the fixings. I know this is my favorite time of holiday to enjoy delicious food and fellowship.

Even getting together for a meal is wonderful to enjoy and celebrate as one. Where ever you are at right now, think of things that you are thankful for this year. It's great to reflect on these things and as well to find ways to help others in need. Maybe even volunteering at a local soup kitchen to feed the homeless this holiday season and many other ways to help families who are in need of help to provide a hot meal this holiday and as well daily life.

As the following day after thanksgiving, is a season where everybody goes shopping like a mad crazy person. This is known where stores around the nation sells items for real less prices and as well make great deals for certain hours of the day! This is called "Black Friday".

Black Friday is a term where the day after thanksgiving, people will go to the stores very early early in the morning around 1am or so to buy items that are hot ticket items. Local stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Sears, etc... will sell certain products the night of black Friday, people who stand for hours before the store close, just to be the first one to get hands on a hot selling product. People usually shop for Christmas deals already and finding prices that they can afford since we are all still in the economy is weak. So hopefully, more revenue will help stores and as well the people who work there make a decent pay check this season.

For all of those who are visiting us here and as well who are members from the "States", the staff of 'Themagical' team wishes you and your families to have a safe and enjoyable thanksgiving day!

Until then!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Soarin's First Preview

Hey There Everybody!

We've have exciting news to tell you! Soarin (Themagical's FIRST #HTML5 & FIRST OF IT'S KIND ON THE WEB EXPERIENCE!) Simulation will be making its first preview! We'll be showing down below the first EVER release of the progress of the simulation that Josh Stauffer has been working tireless on since his joining of our team.

Now, just keep in mind that this is only a "PREVIEW" and not an public release where you'll be playing online quite yet. We will be announcing soon on how you'll be able to play it! We are excited and I know you'll love it! It's a game changer!

::Here's the FIRST view of Themagical's FIRST HTML5 simulation & FIRST EVER Web experience of it's kind::

(*Click on the image to see it up-close.)

::Soarin HTML5 First Preview::

- Ride Layout: This ride layout is based off the Walt Disney World attraction blue print. From our research, we tried to match the best way to portray the ride layout as if it would be at the parks. We are please how it turned out by making this the closest thing to the real thing.

- HTML5 Simulation: No Flash Player Needed: Since this is the FIRST of it's kind on the web experience, you'll won't be needing the Adobe Flash Player to play this kind of simulation. All you need is a web browser that is able to run HTML5 websites. We recommend using Chrome & Firefox (higher versions) to have the best possible simulation experience! We are working IE9 to be enabled so those using IE9 will be able to play. As the new web standard HTML5 is already game changer, but having this kind of simulation is and WILL be the first of it's kind on the web! Now that's taking the beauty of the web a whole new level!

- Simulation Experience: Since you are used of playing Themagical's simulations you are used how the gaming experience is. Well, with the new engine of HTML5 you'll notice a better gaming performance on your computer and as well its takes is own character feel of the new coding experience. Though its a simulation, we try to keep the same as the other simulations we have so that you'll have a nice transition from simulation to simulation. Not only its the new web standard but we are working hard where you'll be able to play this on your smartphone devices WITHOUT the need of Adobe Flash Player since not all smartphone devices are able to play Flash.

- Gaming Controls: You are already aware how the set up of the gaming controls of our simulations to control them. This version is in the same format as the others, so you won't be confused on how to use the simulation. There's a nice button called "Labels" so if you are lost on how to control it or maybe your first time playing the simulation, you'll have an nice help to get you started on your game.

- Scoring System: This scoring system is just as the other scoring systems that we have in our simulations. Since this is new coding experience, we are working to add to Themagical's website so you can use your account to sign in and to post/save your high score. This as well has other features that will make your game challenging that will make you play for that high score! Though it's not showing in this screenshot, its working internally in the coding. We will be adding and changing the system to keep the gaming experience a new upgrades.

- Special Effects: From animations, sounds and alerts will be the same as you are used to in our other simulations. You may slightly notice the smoothness of the animations and as well a more snappier performance when playing this simulation. You won't have to worry of playing too many animations features at the same time to have a low game slow feel. It will be faster than our Flash games so you can know with confidence you'll have a more fun experience.

- Attraction Status: From Alerts to Major Problematic Issues, this will be the hub of information to keep aware of the health of the ride attraction. From time to time, you'll have to keep an eye to make sure the ride doesn't have down time and as well you'll have to fix it when it needs to be fixed. The more time you waste not getting the ride fixed, it will cause your high score to lower and its timed also. Another way to get your ride up so you won't have your guests to wait for a down ride. And who doesn't like to wait long for a down ride or closed ride?

*Here's Josh in his own words from the creation of this simulation and how he brought a high popular ride to the online world:

"As the first HTML5 simulation, there was a steep learning curve to find the best ways to make the sim work. The end result should be something that will run great on whatever device you may be using." - Josh Stauffer

::Closing Thoughts::

Thank you for your patience and most of all importance your support to us! We appreciate you taking your time reading our posts and as well showing your support to this community website!

We'll be soon later announcing more details on this release! We are excited as much as we are from bringing this favorite attraction to life to Themagical!

Have a magical day!



Saturday, November 12, 2011

SF Update 2011.11.10/002

Hey There Everybody!

Hope you are all having a great month in November so far! As the weather turns chilly and crisp cold air is in the forecast. Since the seasons are in full force in retails and as well great holiday deals, I thought it was a great time to share a nice treat with you!

Let's continue this posting as many of you are wondering what's going on with the 'Steel Force Simulation'.

::Steel Force Simulation Update: Beta 2 2011.11.10/002::

From the last update, we released an internal build of the 'Steel Force Simulation' for our beta testers.

We received great amount of feedback from bugs that was spotted during testing and from those we fixed and corrected them in the upcoming new build!

Progress of bugs have been troublesome since the new coding takes a bit longer to learn and find out where the bug is happening during game play.

We thank you for your emails (and Tweet @replies)of your concern of how the progress have been going at testing for the 'Steel Force Simulation'.

::Here's some of the specs that has been introduced in this 'internal build' from the image above that you see::


- Release 3 Steel Force Simulation beta builds to the test panel. Included major code changes and fixed a range of bugs, including 2 which took me 2 months to find. Also added the scoring option, so adding points for loading / adding visitors / fixing computer bugs etc :)

- *New Intro Screen to the game! (Beta:*Not Final Art Release)

::Closing Thoughts::

Thank you for your patience and most of all importance your support to us! We appreciate you taking your time reading our posts and as well showing your support to this community website!

Have a great rest of your weekend!



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monthly Links, Cosmic Reid Ending

Hey Everybody!

As the month of October has now officially ended, here's your monthly links for the month of 'October'!







Cosmic Reid All-Request Cafe | Starlight Cafe has officially ended!

Our friend Chris Reid and friend partner has closed up shop of his radio show that's was heard on every Monday afternoon at 1pm ET.

Due to his new job commitments and as well new projects of being part of the launching of "Magic 24. 7" California's Disney Radio Station, it has made him have lack of time to continue his daily shows each Monday to continue going. Every show was based on his free time out of his busy schedule.

I know for myself and speaking of behalf of Martijn, having a full time job, raising a family, health issues and other personal activities has caused us to have too lack of free time.

Now you're asking, Q.) "Wait....I thought you guys support Chris?! Are you still going to on the new station and his projects?" A.) Yes we are! and Magic 24.7 is our Official radio stations that we support and as well the radio that we listen as when the team discuss on projects, working on projects and as well talk in general. This is where we get inspiration from listening to Disney Theme Park music to help us get our creative juices flowing.

We are SO THANKFUL for the new friendships that we've made thanks to Mike from Radio Station for introducing us to Chris and as well for us to create a new bond friendship with Chris on his shows and projects. We are so happy to be part of his team and as well a great friend to him.

We thank the community from us and his community of the support to Chris and to our website. Thanks to you guys help a fellow Disney Family member of the great community and as well a great friend who needs our support. We thank you for your continuous support!

Here's Chris Personal Letter from his website (unless the site is offline for good):

(*Click on the image to see in large view.)

Please support our friend and partner on his new adventure dream at Magic 24. 7,

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween, 20 thousand, and Snow...OH MY!

Hello There!

I'm glad you are still enjoying our postings here. It's been quite on the front end here at Themagical but don't worry! We are still working hard of bringing new 'excitement' of projects that we've been working hard at for you!

:: 20,000+ ....THANK YOU! ::

THANK YOU!!! I'm so humbled on the behalf of Themagical Team that you our fellow fans and readers keep viewing our blog after the debut of its launch!

It's the sheer enjoyment and shock to know you readers enjoy the content updates that we bring and as well bringing a personal touch to each writings we post.

It amazes me to know that it readers like you helps not only myself but to our team at Themagical to show your support and eager to know what's happening at Themagical! This not only shows that you are interested but it shows how internationally viewed from the viewers that reads this blog.

I'm utter humbled by your readership that you continue to read and view this blog! All I can say thank you and keep watching here for coming soon updates on projects, simulation updates and more!

This is only the start of something great and we know at Themagical as well can agree that in the future something new and exciting is approaching!

:: Happy Halloween ! ::

Yes...its that time of year again where pumpkins are in full bloom of the picking, eating and craving! Fall crisp air and the smell of leaves foliage is in full force!

Here in the states we celebrate Halloween activities to Trick or Treating events, parties, and even last opportunities to enjoy amusement parks as they close for the season.

This time of year even at Disney Parks are celebrating the Halloween events at their parks to show to their guests a fun enjoyable way of the tradition of the fall festivals each year.

Here at Themagical Staff wishes safe Trick or Treating and other fall festival activities you may be enjoying this year. Please be safe and drink responsibly if you are going to drink (for Adults readers).

:: Snow in the Northeast! ::

Yes, you heard me right! Tonight around 8am this morning Eastern Time, the Northeast of the States will be having their FIRST snow storm in the month of October.

They are saying of reports ranging from 4 to 6 inches of snow in parts of the regions of the Northeast...especially in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

I'm just as shocked and surprised to hear about this and doubting it won't be as much as they are reporting. But who knows....with how the weather has been this year along...I wouldn't be surprised to get a lot or if any snow from this storm.

Just for those reading....please drive safe in this weather storm to the places you are going and from the places you are coming from!

:: Closing Thoughts ::

This marks another post for this month! Thank you again for your readership and as well support to this community.

We are winding down into the fall/winter mode, but just know that 'exciting & new' projects will be arriving in the upcoming days and weeks ahead! Stay Tuned!

Have a great day & weekend!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

SF Sim Updates and Tweet Meet Up

Hey There Everybody!

Hope you are all having a great month in October so far! As the weather turns chilly and crisp cold air is in the forecast, you can bet I'll be enjoying nice hot chocolate drinks, pumpkin pie, apple cider and all the fall events around my area. (I prefer the summer time, but that's my own opinion. ;) )

Let's continue this posting as many of you are wondering what's going on with the 'Steel Force Simulation'.

::Steel Force Simulation Update: Beta 1::

From the last update, we released an internal build of the 'Steel Force Simulation' for our beta testers.

We received great amount of feedback from bugs that was spotted during testing and from those we fixed and corrected them in the upcoming new build!

Progress of bugs have been troublesome since the new coding takes a bit longer to learn and find out where the bug is happening during game play.

We appreciate all your patience as we are fixing all bugs in 'Beta 1' build as we progress closer to 'Beta 2' , and then Public Release! It's really coming along from all the bug fixes.

We thank you for your emails of your concern of how the progress have been going at testing for the 'Steel Force Simulation'.

Stay Tuned for more updates as we get closer to public release!

::Tweet Meet at Hershey's Chocolate World Oct 16,th 2011 Update::

As for our fans in the Northeast area, Themagical will be having our FIRST Tweet Meet at Hershey, PA! Reighard will be there and will be hanging out at Hershey's Chocolate World for meet up, and chatting it up!

First we'll be meeting at 2pm at Hershey's Outlets "Disney Store". This is the same road that will be on at Hershey's Chocolate World. If you need directions to Hershey's Chocolate World, please DM via Twitter @randydorney or via email

In the previous post, all information is confirmed and directions to Hershey, PA is mentioned as well.

I know for sure I'll be taking pics of the Tweet Meet and share a small recap of it. Later that day, I'll be posting it as a blog post so those who didn't make it or can't be there with us can see it!

If you want to follow up with the happenings of our Tweet Meet, follow us on Twitter:

::Closing Thoughts::

Thank you for your patience and most of all importance your support to us! We appreciate you taking your time reading our posts and as well showing your support to this community website!

Have a great rest of your weekend!



Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tweet Meet October 16 at Hershey, PA!

*(Click on the promo to see in full view! *Updated: 10/9/2011)

Hey Everybody!

Calling all Northeast & Midwestern Pennsylvania fan's and community!! Come join us @ Hershey, PA!!

Yes, this time it's confirmed "Themagical's First EVER Tweet Meet" !

We'll be going to Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, PA! We would like to see, chat and hang out with you our fans / community for a fun time event!

*October 16, 2011 from 2pm - 6pm ET, we'll chilling out and as well talking to you our community/fans! We would like to see you!

More details on location/meet up, look further down the post.

You can see our 'event' page on Themagical's website! Click here:

(*Notice: Please follow @randydorney via Twitter for the up to minute updates on the Tweet Meet at Hershey, PA!)

We hope to see ya real soon!

Until then,


For those who are having trouble reading the info. in the picture:

Time: 2pm - 6pm ET
Location: Hershey Park in Hershey, PA
Directions to Hershey Park: 100 W. Hersheypark Drive Hershey, PA 17033

Meeting up:

-2pm ET at the Disney Store - Hershey's Outlets Location

-3pm ET, Afternoon: *Hershey's Chocolate World Meet Up we'll be leaving the Disney
Store to head over there.

-4 -6pm ET, We'll be meeting, talking and hanging out at the Hershey's Chocolate World. Later, we'll be having dinner as well at the cafe.

Hope you all can join us if you can! :) If you need help on directions, email

**Parking Prices:

0 - 3 hours FREE
3 - 5 hours
6 - 8 hours

** For more information: Visit

Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP: Steve Jobs

© Apple

Hello There!

As to many of you (including myself) are shocked and disturbed of disbelief of hearing the news of the passing of the Co-founder of Apple, Inc. Steve Jobs.

At first I thought it was a joke as its hard to believe what's really truth unless confirmed by the media outlets new corps like ABC News, CNN, etc... Social Media outlets like Twitter was showing a lot of people reacting to the lost of Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs recently resigned is position of CEO of Apple as of August 24, 2011 this year and as the successor Tony Cook to reign as the new CEO of Apple. Steve Jobs left the company on medical leave 3 times during the last few years due to health problems he was having.

In 2004, he beat back an unusual form of pancreatic cancer, and in 2009 he was forced to get a liver transplant. After several years of failing health, Jobs announced on Aug. 24, 2011 that he was stepping down as Apple's chief executive.

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know," Jobs wrote in his letter of resignation. "Unfortunately, that day has come."

On Jobs’ passing, Bob Iger said in a statement, “Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted advisor. His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed, and the culture he defined. Steve was such an “original,” with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started. With his passing the world has lost a rare original, Disney has lost a member of our family, and I have lost a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Laurene and his children during this difficult time.”

John Lasster and Ed Catmull together also issued a statement: “Steve Jobs was an extraordinary visionary, our very dear friend and the guiding light of the Pixar family. He saw the potential of what Pixar could be before the rest of us, and beyond what anyone ever imagined. Steve took a chance on us and believed in our crazy dream of making computer animated films; the one thing he always said was to simply ‘make it great.’ He is why Pixar turned out the way we did and his strength, integrity and love of life has made us all better people. He will forever be a part of Pixar’s DNA. Our hearts go out to his wife Laurene and their children during this incredibly difficult time.”

The following should be attributed to AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson:

"We are saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was an iconic inventor, visionary, and entrepreneur, and we had the privilege to know him as partner and friend. All of us at AT&T offer our thoughts and prayers to Steve's wife, family, and his Apple family."

Marking a time and place in history, in a recent update to Epcot’s iconic Spaceship Earth ride, Disney even added a garage scene in which a bearded, long-haired young man is slumped over an early prototype of the world’s first personal computer. While not specifically named as Jobs, it’s clear that this scene represents an important moment in technological history that Jobs was a major part of.

Steve Jobs not only offered financial and business support to Disney and Pixar but also creative leadership, direction, and inspiration, much as had did for Apple for many years. And though he will no longer personally be around to oversee it all, his influence and inspiration will still be felt by many. An outpouring of support on social networks shows that many felt strongly for and were affected by the man, even without knowing him personally. And in the world of theme parks, Jobs’ influence will continue.

Walt Disney Imagineer Jason Grandt wrote on his personal Twitter account about Jobs’ influence on the Spaceship Earth scene, “He inspired those who worked on the attraction.” Grandt continued, “Something fun will be coming to the Magic Kingdom and we stole a move from Steve’s playbook to make it happen… Thank you Steve.”

Thank you Steve, indeed.

(Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56 years old.)

**If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email:





Saturday, October 1, 2011

Links, WDW 40, AvatarLand..Oh MY!

Hello ALL!

It's that time again where another month has came and went as we say goodbye to September! Boy! Talk about this month went by so fast. I don't about you but it sure did for me! :O

Well, this post I have lots to say, so hold on folks for this here post is one of the wildest in the errr ummm....wrong quote...LOL! ;)

Anyways, here's your TOP 'Monthly Links' for the month of : "September"






Walt Disney World 40 years!

October 1, 1971 marked Walt Disney World Grand Opening. This is a huge milestone for the Disney Company when it opened as Walt Disney himself was working on this project before he saw it opened.

This project was known as the "Florida Project" as Walt Disney was presenting on the TV broadcast on "World Of Color". As well, we heard many times the quotes about the 'blessing of size'.

As the term 'blessing of size' seems to be a dull saying that doesn't match the imagination of the projects that the Imagineers have been working on before that's now coming to past.

This also keeps in line of the quote of Walt Disney, "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world." "It's something that will never be finished. Something that I can keep developing...and adding to."

A long summary about the Walt Disney World Park & Resorts is this Official Timeline: (*This image is large, so please be patient as it loads.)

Which brings me to this, recently the Walt Disney Company announced a new theme park land that will be part of Disney's Animal Kingdom....'Avatarland'.

Avatarland coming soon to Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World:

Late announcing news but here goes! This one announcement has made me and a lot of Disney fans in TOTAL shock! The news of Disney adding a new theme land based off the movie "Avatar" by James Cameron has a lot of mix reviews from all sides of media and fans. Many believe this is the revamp of "Beastly Kingdom" that the Disney Imagineers was doing before through surveys back in 2006 and 2008. Even concept art was released about the park but was cut out when Animal Kingdom opened.

Here's the article that Disney Parks Blog announced on their website:

We have great news to share today. At a press conference happening right now at Walt Disney Imagineering, Bob Iger and Tom Staggs just announced a long-term creative partnership with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Disney Parks. And it’ll all begin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.

James and his producing partner Jon Landau and their team at Lightstorm Entertainment will serve as creative consultants on the project and will work side-by-side with our Walt Disney Imagineers as we dream up experiences that will take our guests deep into worlds of AVATAR like never before. There are also two sequels to the record setting first film in the works, which will offer more fascinating stories, characters and locations to explore in the AVATAR universe. Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is planned as the site of the first AVATAR-themed land with construction expected to begin by 2013.

We believe Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a great fit for this project because it was created to give guests the opportunity to experience the worlds of animals and nature – real and mythical – in new ways. Disney’s Animal Kingdom also celebrates adventure, living in harmony with nature and environmental stewardship – themes that are deeply rooted in the story of AVATAR.

The design phase on the Disney’s Animal Kingdom project has just begun so stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more details.


Also a great Q & A with Tom Saggs (Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts) that you can read here as well:

Closing Thoughts:

As I come to an end writing this post, I have some exciting news about the upcoming Tweet Meet that I will be doing for Themagical!

Mark your calenders for "October 16th, 2011" as I will be in Hershey, PA to have my FIRST tweet meet at Hershey's Chocolate World!

More details coming soon!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Themagical's First Tweet Meet

*(Click on the promo to see in full view! *Updated: 10/9/2011)

Hey Everybody!

Calling all Northeast & Midwestern Pennsylvania fan's and community!! Come join us @ Hershey, PA!!

Yes, this time it's confirmed "Themagical's First EVER Tweet Meet" !

We'll be going to Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, PA! We would like to see, chat and hang out with you our fans / community for a fun time event!

*October 16, 2011 from 2pm - 6pm ET, we'll chilling out and as well talking to you our community/fans! We would like to see you!

You can see our 'event' page on Themagical's website! Click here:

(*Notice: The promo & this page will be updated to reflect the final date, time and location for the tweet meet at Hershey, PA)

We hope to see ya real soon!

Until then,


For those who are having trouble reading the info. in the picture:

(*Notice: The promo will be updated to be reflect on the final date, time and location for the tweet meet at Hershey, PA ! Subject to Change/Weather Permitting !)

Time: 2pm - 6pm ET
Location: Hershey Park in Hershey, PA
Directions to Hershey Park: 100 W. Hersheypark Drive Hershey, PA 17033
Meeting up: 2pm EST at the Disney Store - Hershey's Outlets Location / Afternoon: *Hershey's Chocolate World Meet Up

**Parking Prices:

0 - 3 hours FREE
3 - 5 hours
6 - 8 hours

** For more information: Visit

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Summer Over: Back to School

Hey all!

I trust you had a great summer 'staycation' (instead of vacation due to the ressions economy) this year and as well having fun with our current simulations.

I really dislike when the summer time goes so fast and the winter season goes so terribly slow.
Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the seasons and winter as well but I love the summer time. I know most of you do too. ^^' (Am I right?)

The fall leaves blooming, the Autumn air of the cool crispness, and enjoying fall treats like pumpkin pie, candy and hot apple cider! This is the best time to enjoy the fall season at its fullest. (BRING ON THE CANDY!! heheh lol) :D

Well, school session has now began and we hope you all do your best and perform well during this new school session. Study hard, get good grades and when you have free time you can visit us to wind down. ;)

Be safe and enjoy your time during this school year! :)


Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/11 10th Anniversary

Hello There,

I'm writing you today with deep heaviness as I recall the memories of September 11, 2001 and that faithful day to know where I was at, what I was doing and how I remember myself stunned in disbelief of what I was seeing on TV and internet.

Each year, I still never forget that day how America was attacked by Terrorist who hijacked commercial airlines to use as weapons to kill over 3,000 innocent people.

This Sunday September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11/2001 and from this we are seeing America still coping of the wounds of how America came together by helping one another and prayer of how our faith in God in time of need.

As yesterday afternoon hearing about creditable possible imminent attacks of the Anniversary of 9/11 , we in America are stepping up to stop this from happening and making sure of our surrounding areas of suspicious activity of possible terrorist attack.

It grieves my heart to see the stories on TV and internet and as well seeing the movies that came out in relation to 9/11 like 'United 93' movie for example. Still a piece of history that all Americans and people around the world won't forget what happened to the United States that day.

To recall that faithful day and read other stories of that day and how years later saw hope and healing. Please visit:

From behalf of Themagical Staff, we remember those who helped to save people that day, those who lost their lives and the families who lost their love ones. Our prayers and support goes out to you and thank you to the law officials and firefighters who supported the people in time of need during that terrible day in America History.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Official QR code for Themagical

Hey There!

Just writing something up that I thought would be in interest for you (smartphone fans out there).

Have you ever thought of if 'Themagical' has any QR code of some kind so when they tell their friends about it they could show the code to them? (I know I have numerous times.)

Well, no need to fear that NOW! We can help you tell your friends easily without telling them the long code or how its spelled (LOL) or explaining 'NL or ML ?? What does NL stands for?'. *wink*

Here's the OFFICIAL QR code for "" website:

And here's for the "" webpage as well (For Flash enabled smartphone devices):

Please spread the word about us and use the code! :D


Have a great magical start of the week!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

This Monthly Links: August

Hey Folks!

Just making a quick note of the 'Monthly Links' post for the month! We've been getting great responses from the beta-testers of the 'beta-ready' Steel Force Simulation and its been keeping me on the toes of responding to the issues/bugs/concerns through their emails.

Here's the TOP Links for the Month of August:

Keep your eyes tuned to the blog as we keep on bringing new updates on the Simulation progress and other news revealing soon! :D

Have a great start of the new month!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Steel Force Sim: Pre-Opening in Progress

Hello Everybody!!

The time has COME! Steel Force Simulation is now 'OFFICIALLY BETA-READY' !!

This means that our 'Elite' beta testers will be receiving an email from me about the rules and guidelines to help our team to make sure all bugs are taken care of before we release it to the general public.

Martijn and the team has been tirelessly working hard each week on our free time in our busy schedule work life to bring up to date and pushing this simulation forward towards the FINAL release!

We thank all of those having great concern to see how the progress has been going for us an we are EXTREMELY Grateful for our community support!!

Thank you for your feedback in the next coming days and weeks from our beta testers as we are pushing towards the goal of releasing the 'Steel Force Simulation' over to!

Beta Testers....thank you for your patience! NOW, its time to play test!

**New Beta Testers applicants are now closed!! We will be opening this window again on the next new beta testing builds. You are welcome to send me an email to be signed up for the next window opening of beta testing 'Steel Force Simulation'. Currently we filled our maximal for testers to try out the 'Steel Force Simulation' build. Don't worry, the new beta testers who send me an email will be getting in for the next beta testing builds of 'Steel Force Simulation'. Thanks for those for your interest of being a beta tester for 'Steel Force Simulation'!! :)

Until then,


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

== Out Of Cycle Posts ==
We feel to bring this 'Out Of Cycle' posts to bring attention of a Hurricane hitting the East Coast of United States. "Hurricane Irene" has hit several states badly and making its way up the Northeast Coast. Source: (Weather Channel)

Hello Everybody!

As you may know the East Coast of the United States is getting hammered due to a Hurricane. Hurricane Irene is the current Hurricane that we are experiencing right now and reports on the East Coast has been not good.

© Weather Channel

Winds have been from this storm 100+ and rain fall up to 10 inches and more. A lot of 'flash flooding' on major streams and rivers in many areas (including my area as well).

In my area we are expecting winds to be around 38+ and about 10 inches of down fall rain. The Gov. of PA has announced that civilians to not drive tomorrow (Sunday) if you can't see the curb of the street roadways and as well for a precaution if they need to head out.

Even my local amusement park (Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom) was closed today (Saturday) and will be closed tomorrow until Monday. That's even to be alert to know even they are closed. I know some stores will be closed tomorrow and even local Churches have post-pone service in the later evenings or closed completely for the safety of the congregation and guests.

For any major storm, please be safe and prepared in case of power and water supply turns off due to the storm outages.

Here's a small list of basic things to be prepared for a major storm like a Hurricane: (See a more longer extended list here.)

  • Bottled water (each person in your family needs at least one gallon every day for drinking and bathing)
  • At least a three-day supply of foods that won't spoil
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
    • Sterile adhesive bandages (different sizes)
    • Gauze pads
    • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
    • Antibacterial wet wipes
    • Antiseptic spray/antibiotic ointment
    • Rubbing alcohol
    • Hydrogen peroxide
    • Latex gloves
    • Scissors
    • Tweezers
    • Safety pins (different sizes)
    • Cold pack
    • Non-breakable thermometer
For those affected in the path of the storm Themagical Staff wants you to stay safe during this storm and be prepared just in case of this storm.

We'll return to our regular postings as normal after this storm passes by and if power is still available for posting.

Stay Safe!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Virginia 5.9 Earthquake

== Out Of Cycle Posts ==
We feel to bring this 'Out Of Cycle' posts to bring attention of a terrible disaster that struck Richmond, Virginia . Article source:

Washington (CNN) -- A strong earthquake in Virginia shut down a nearby nuclear power plant Tuesday afternoon and sent out seismic waves felt by millions from Georgia to northern New England. Three aftershocks were reported by Tuesday evening.

No major injuries or extensive damage were reported after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake, which struck about 40 miles northwest of Richmond. The quake prompted evacuations of office buildings and the precautionary closing of monuments in the nation's capital.

A surge in calls by cell-phone users after the event affected service in many areas, federal officials said.

Aftershocks of magnitude 2.8 and 2.2 were recorded later in the afternoon, followed by one of 4.2 just after 8 p.m. ET, officials said. More aftershocks are possible in the coming weeks.

"It's one of the largest that we've had there," U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones said of the quake.

Most federal buildings in Washington had reopened by late Tuesday afternoon, but officials were taking all precautions before giving the all-clear to some of its most iconic structures. The U.S. Capitol was cleared for employees to come back to get their belongings, but inspectors asked people to limit their time inside the building while engineers continue to work around the complex.

Tuesday's incident occurred in a known seismic zone in central Virginia, said Dave Russ of the U.S. Geological Survey. But the strength of the earthquake was a bit surprising. A 5.9 event occurred in 1897 near Blacksburg, he said.

Those waves extended to downtown New York, where court buildings were evacuated.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Significant Bugs in Steel Force Sim

Hey Everybody!

Sorry for the late news updates. It's been a busy week and lack of time for myself or computer time.

The Steel Force Simulation has been coming along very nicely and its been great progress so far from the previous builds.

As I mentioned before about 2 builds to release 'beta-ready', we hit some snags with significant bugs issues that needs to be corrected in-game. This will cause a slight delay before we release it to our 'internal' beta testers to start working/testing the simulation.

**NOTE: Please remember that if you aren't a beta tester you won't be able to test the newest simulation project for ! The beta testing is still open and MUST FULFILL requirements before even getting allowed in for the 'ELITE' group.

Thank you for your patience! We'll be getting more details release once the "ALL-CLEAR" from Martijn & Josh .

Be sure to follow @randydorney and @themagical via twitter for the latest tweets on the progress of the "Steel Force Simulation".

There's some spots open for the beta tester right now! Hurry up to join and send an email request to me at This beta testing opening for the Steel Force Simulation will be closing to the first phase testers! We'll re-open it again for the second phase of testers who didn't get to try out the first simulation testing.

See ya real soon when we announce 'beta-ready' for Steel Force Simulation!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

2 Builds from now to beta-ready!

Hello My Fellow Readers!

I'm happy to announce that the most asked, the most desired, the most eager to try "Steel Force Simulation" will be 'beta-ready' from 2 builds from NOW!

2 builds from what.....???

2 builds from now....what?? I guess you are wondering, 'What in the world is 2 builds from now mean??' Ok ok, let me explain folks.

In the development phases, we the team create build numbers to show the most current, most updated, and mostly up to date release of the current projects that we do. This way is to help us keep track on what's needs to be done and what's the newest project release internally in our staff group.

I can confirm from talks with Martijn (webmaster/founder of & Josh (webmaster/founder of & Team member of the Simulation Development Team) that from the 'internal' build that we have on hand, 2 builds from it will be dubbed 'beta-ready'.

This will be a HUGE milestone and this will be first release to our beta testers first. This will be our exclusive insight testings that we'll be gathering from our "ELITE" group members to make sure all bugs, features, and different computer settings/browser settings are working as it should on all levels of quality standards of &

Current Build Number: 2011-07-24/003

Below is a ::CONFIRMED:: *image of the latest build number in action! (*NOTE: Slight cut off image due to confidential work still not ready for public release viewing yet.)

So how long will it be out??

We'll let you know once I get the final wording from "Josh & Martijn's approval" to be released to our beta testers.

Due to the high demand of being a beta tester for only the 'Steel Force Simulation', we may push it to public 'beta-ready' release since I know MANY of you would love to get your hands on this! And trust me, I don't blame you either! hehe LOL!

Up to the minute updates!

Please follow: @Themagical & @Randydorney via twitter for the latest updates on this new project soon to be releasing to 'beta-ready' status!! Or you can look to your right to watch the latest tweets on this blog. *wink* -------->

Closing Remarks:

We are so excited to hear from you guys on the latest project we are doing for website partnership. We've been getting more anxious to hopefully the communities won't be disappointed or given up on us since the huge delays of this simulation project.

Don't Worry! We are still hard at work and well be happy to be releasing this 'beta-ready' (not final version product) of the 'Steel Force Simulation'.

See ya all in 2 builds from now!

Until then,