24815Re: [ICG-D] Big News
- Apr 1, 2005
>The small town of Beallsville is about to be taken to the big time, MichaelNice piece of writing. Congratulations.
>Ownership of Castle Blood Productions has just announced a transition planCarolynKayta Barrows
>in which Michael Eisner, current "head mouse" of entertainment
>megacorporation Disney, will take over operations for Castle Blood
>Productions, known largely for their interactive Halloween Adventure Tours
>(tm) that happen on a seasonal basis along Historic Route 40 in
>Eisner, who announced his planned departure from Disney this past week, is
>excited about the challenge of working with a new corporation despite its
>considerably smaller scale of operation.
>"I'm looking forward to the challenge of making a destination out of a
>relatively-unknown town with a small population . There will be a 10-year
>plan and we hope to kick off 2010 as the 'Castle Blood Decade,' with major
>expansion into resort properties that are a fully-immersive experience. The
>market for Halloween year-round is such an untapped market, and we can
>really capitalize on it with the Castle Blood Method as the core principle
>for our projects," said Eisner during a press conference from his private
>yacht anchored just offshore of the Isle of Lucie in the Caribbean Sea.
>In addition to the haunted attraction, Castle Blood Productions currently
>produces props, costumes, and even entire haunted houses for professionals
>in the entertainment industry. Because of current non-disclosure agreements
>with his current employers, Eisner could not confirm rumors that
>previously, Castle Blood Productions had been contacted for a major
>rennovation of all four of the Disney properties' famous "Haunted Mansion"
>attractions featured at the theme parks in Orlando, Anaheim, Paris, and
>Tokyo, as well as a franchised version of the attraction to operate at an
>amusement pier in Asbury Park, NJ.
>"We're thrilled to be working with Mr. Eisner," comments Alec "Ricky" Dick,
>co-owner of Castle Blood Productions and the company's living icon, Gravely
>MacCabre. "We knew that he had what we wanted in a CEO, and honestly feel
>that he'll be the best Non-Disney addition to an already great and talented
>Karen Dick, co-owner of Castle Blood Productions, was unavailable for
>comment due to tightened security regulations on overseas aircraft.
>Representatives promised to collect a statement after her arrival in Peru,
>where she plans to gather data for a yet-to-be-named project related to
>both domestic and international operations of Castle Blood Productions.
>Among things on the "short list" for the next five years of Castle Blood
>are the acquisition of the land and mineral rights for the town of
>Beallsville and some yet-unnamed surrounding communities, the re-opening of
>a local hotel and accompanying cottage homes as the company's first resort
>community, and research and development for the world's first haunted
>attraction water park, which will boast the claim that "You've never been
>so wet and scared in all of your life."
>"Water and spooky stuff just naturally go together. I don't know why
>somebody hasn't thought of this angle before," says Eisner.
>Why make the announcement now, nearly six months from the opening of the
>"Simple," says Dick. "We are doing our best to push haunted entertainment
>to the forefront, making it in the minds of our customers twelve months a
>year. That, and what better day to make such an announcement than the
>ninety-first day of the calendar year?"
>We couldn't agree more! Best of luck to Castle Blood Productions and its
>--Avril Folle, A.P. Entertainment Staff Writer
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