Monday, June 9, 2014

Sad News From The Stars

I've got for you today what will be probably, dear D&M readers, a sad news: I very probably will stop posting new articles on Disney and more in a near future. When? probably between the end of June and the end of July or August. And it will be the same for all my others blogs, except for the Tom Scherman blog, the Star Tours blog or the Innoventions blog where i may post new articles from time to time when there will be something interesting. Will i stop posting on the D&M Facebook page too? Probably, but not totally sure of that yet.

My decision is not completely taken yet but i can feel it coming and i prefer to let you know a bit in advance to make the end of Disney and more not too brutal for my faithful readers. Currently i'm waiting for the opening of the Ratatouille ride at DLP and Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida so i won't stop to post new articles on D&M before this will be covered.

Honestly, since i've started Disney and more seven years ago i've posted 3500 articles and talked about almost everything on every angle and even if there is always something new to talk about i think i'd like to do something different with my life. And D&M, believe it or not takes quite a lot of time every day. Anyway, i promise you great posts before ending D&M and in addition to the opening of Ratatouille and Diagon Alley i still have several pictorial  articles about Hong Kong Disneyland as well as others about amazing projects that you've never heard about before.

Also, i'm not sure that i will resist to cover fresh news about Shanghaî Disneyland so you might have a new blog dedicated to SDL coming in the next months, even if it won't have daily articles... Those of you who follow me on D&M since the start know that i've already stopped D&M in the past and come back two months later, so who knows, all hope is not lost (!).

In the meantime Disney and more daily posts will go on as usual for a month or two so don't forget to check them each day as well as on the D&M Facebook page. And don't be too sad, there is plenty of great Disney fans site out there who are doing a great job so i won't leave you alone...

Okay, see you tomorrow for a new DLP update!

26 comments:

Jonathan Ward said...

Really sad to hear this. Disney and more is my favourite blog. The articles are always very inspirational. Best of luck with anything you do in the future.

Jonathan Ward said...

Really sad to hear this. Disney and more is my favourite blog. The articles are always very inspirational. Best of luck with anything you do in the future.

Mark Taft said...

What am I going to do without D&M, Alain? I hope you are ok.

Don in Los Angeles said...

Thank you for your PRICELESS hard work and dedication! You and Blue Sky Disney were the most amazing bloggers. Your legacy will truly live on with http://disneynewscentral.com , your brilliant Disneyland Paris book, and the passions we share for all things Disney and More. =o) Blessings, Best Wishes and May All Your Dreams Come True!

Anonymous said...

Indeed sad news cause you were always on the spot with everything. I do hope we can find another site that has so much details and info as we got from you.
I wish you all the best in the future and know this that you have been a beacon for so manu disney fans
Greetz from gert in ghent, belgium

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear you will stop posting articles on Disney and More. I really appreciate all of your hard work. Best of luck with the future.

T-REV said...

Honestly sad news, your blog always had something amazing to read. The best disney blog on the web!!

Anonymous said...

I have never commented before, but I found this website two years ago when I was quite it and it has provided me with hours of enjoyment.

I doubt our paths will never cross - but since I stumbled upon your wonderful blog, I have had a tradition of visiting every friday morning.

Regardless of what you decide - thank you so much. You've given me great enjoyment and I am truly grateful.

Your friend,

ZB

Tom said...

That IS sad, but still I am thankful for all the items and all the news you brought us. When you feel it's time to move on with your life and spend time doing other things, that's a good thing for you.

Don't do things just because you feel like you need to do it, you have to like it, otherwise it's not good for you.

All the luck in the future and maybe we'll see you again here :)

K. Martinez said...

I'm sorry to hear you're going to discontinue D&M, but appreciate the work you've put into this and grateful for all you have shared. Change is a part of life. A door closes, another opens. I wish you the best success with your future endeavors. Thank you.

Jaber Alsabah said...

that is really sad news, but if this blog is taking a lot of your time or something then we totally understand.
D&M is one of my daily blogs to visit and I love it so much, hope you come back.
and thank you so much for everything, and hope that everything is ok in your personal life.

-Jaber

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your hard work. Indeed there are plenty of other pages out there, but this page is truly special and reliable. Over the years your page has become a daily Site to visit, your book is a must for every D-Fan! To see you ending the daily post is like a (virtual) Disneyland closing down...

Anonymous said...

I will miss this site. Yes there are other Disney blogs but none with this great coverage of DLP and that wonderful imagineering concept art! Thank you so much Alain for all your great work! Hopefully this means another Disney Imagineering book from you is in the works. One can hope.

Anonymous said...

I will miss this site. Yes there are other Disney blogs but none with this great coverage of DLP and that wonderful imagineering concept art! Thank you so much Alain for all your great work! Hopefully this means another Disney Imagineering book from you is in the works. One can hope.

Anonymous said...

This site has been on my must read regularly list for a long time already. Thanks for all the time you invested i'll miss reading the great articles for sure !

Robin de Groot said...

Hi Alain,

We will all miss your wonderful blog.

What can we do to change your mind?

It is indeed the most reliable blog out there!

Perhaps you can charge your readers a small fee.

Personaly I would not mind. :-)

I wish you luck in the future.

Adrian

Chris Mayhew said...

Alain,

Your blog is one of my favourites that I regularly read and always look forward to your updates.

I hope you can take some time away from the site to have a break and collect your thoughts, and then when you find the time and passion again, get back into writing new articles.

I hope you stick around!

Thanks for all the great info and photos! Chris

P.S. Your book is still the best Disney book out there.

Steven E. said...

Noooo, this is very sad news. I have been checking your blog every day for years. I enjoy reading the articles a great deal. Hope you will find some time in the future to keep this blog up and running. Maybe post articles once a week instead of every few days? You don't have to quit altogether :)

Thanks for the great work Alain. Even if you decide to stop writing blog posts it's a decision we'll have to live with, it's your life after all!

Anonymous said...

First blue sky Disney and now you :(

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

This is very sad news!

I do hope that you change your mind Alain and continue to update Disney and more, even if not every day.

I'm also very grateful for all your great posts and I wish you the best of luck in whatever you do, and I hope that you find time on your new projects to update D&M at least once a week.

By the way, and I don't know if you can answer it, is writing a new Disney related book a part of your projects?

Anonymous said...

Alain,

Thank you for everyting!

I was repeatedly anxiously waiting for a new updates of D & M.

I visited your site multiple times a day.

We'll miss you

Mark Hickson said...

Alain,

I guess it is now time to write your book!

Your friend,

Mark Hickson

Shin said...

This is really sad news..
D&M is the only blog I check every morning and night.
But thank you for all your great articles and hoping you will come back in near future.
Many thanks from Tokyo.

Anonymous said...

It's taken me a few days to even know what to say. Your blog is a daily "go to" for DLRP and other amazingly great Disney and theme park news. Thanks for the blog. Hope you find new inspiration - herein or another site on the web. Either way, thanks again! I have so enjoyed this site!!

Daniel Shishino said...

I remember stumbling upon this blog quite a few years ago while doing some research on Disney. Since that one stumble, I literally could never leave this site. Every article has something new and interesting to learn about in the world of the entertainment industry and the person behind the articles was brilliant at providing thorough and in-depth commentary. Many of your articles have become my favorite articles I have ever read on the internet! Thank you so much for all that you have done!

Anonymous said...

This is really sad news since I'm a faithful reader for a number of years now. I can promise that your blog will be missed a lot since it is my favourite source for all things Disney. I always enjoy your selection of stunning Pictures and I appreciate a lot how much work and effort went into your blog. It will be difficult to find a replacement for your awesome blog. But on the other side I can understand your decision, I can imagine how much time it takes to update this blog on a regular Basis.

Anyway, thanks a lot for your great work and all the best for you...

Winfried from Cologne