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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!