Originally Posted By Spirit of 74 OK, I admit it, I love a Spirited old-fashioned conspiracy theory (ya know like Obama not being born in the USA or Osama not really sleeping with the fishes), but here's a legit question. It's really a question for Thomas Smith and his bosses at TDO/TWDC, but he may well read this, you can be sure he won't have the balls to actually respond here. And let's face it, being a publicity hack for Disney means lying to people's faces while telling them to 'have a MAGICal day' anyway. But WDW apparently quietly spread word that they would have a private and FREE showing of Star Tours 2.0 on the morning of 5/20 (night of the 19th) from midnight to 2 a.m. for 250 people who registered first thru The Disney Blog (you know, the official propaganda site for Disney fans designed to one day put places like this out of business). They even intend to trot out some Imagineers (a source told me Tom Fitzgerald should be one and a 'minor' Star Wars 'personality' will also be on hand). I've been told that out of 250 spots that 'a good third to half' went to fanboi/soccer mom/bored housewife bloggers. You know, the kind of folks who view Disney as a religion for something missing in their lives and will never diss the company publically unless they're trying to pressure it into giving them more invites etc. Do you really believe this is just accidental? That these 'no-lifers' as I tend to call them are just living and breathing and Tweeting Disney 24/7, so they have a natural leg up on regular fans/folks? Or is something more sinister at play? Again, Disney has NOTHING new coming to WDW in 2011 (its 40th anniversary year) and very little (yes, I'm including the NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW and -- unlike that flash in the pan Potter brat -- TIMELESS Fantasyland) happening in its parks for the next few years ... which will make them very much like the last few when you think about it. UNI has already decided to use some of its magic (no caps needed when you provide the actual product and not marketing hype) and, perhaps, upstage WDW with its 5/19 announcement. So, is this a premptive strike by Disney? Get the social media whores blogging about the MAGIC of a Star Tours redo that's only about a decade or so late? Is it simply a coincidence (just like the fact EVERY thing they do now has any/every website there, even the charity specials)? Or is it your imagination? P.S. Hey, Thomas, come post over here and actually discuss/debate/argue with REAL fans ... like the ones who pay your salary, which isn't too puny from what I've heard. Invite the whole team over ... because you know, LP.com was here long before Disney ever thought the fan sites were even worth acknowledging .... and now, soccer moms and folks living on disability checks and blogging from apartments that belong on Hoarders are the way you choose to showcase your product?