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[31 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Announces ‘Disney Flip Side’ Contest for January 2015

Walt Disney World is giving away a Walt Disney World Resort vacation every day during the month of January.
The Disney Flip Side Sweepstakes opens at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2015 and runs through the entire month of January. The sweepstakes is inspired by the ongoing Disney Side campaign.
Guests can visit the Disney Flip Side website where they’ll “meet” Sam, a Disney Parks Insider who is going behind the scenes at Walt Disney World all month long.
The daily sweepstakes prize is a 5-day/4-night Walt Disney World vacation for up to …

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[31 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Magic Kingdom’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks to be Broadcast Live

If you’re ringing in the New Year from the comfort of your living room (in your pajamas, of course), you can still celebrate the Disney way.
The Disney Parks Blog is live streaming the New Year’s Eve presentation of the Magic Kingdom’s ‘Fantasy in the Sky’ fireworks on December 31.
The fireworks display starts at 11:40 p.m. ET, and if you plan on tuning in to watch you should visit the Disney Parks Blog at 11:35 p.m. ET on New Year’s Eve.
So bust out those party hats and enjoy a great fireworks …

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[30 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Work to Spread Holiday Cheer

Disney VoluntEARS are continuing to spread holiday cheer around the world.
Disney Cruise Line recently hosted holiday outreach visits in St. Thomas, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. The VoluntEARS on the ships distributed gifts to more than 500 children while the Disney characters greeted the kids.
The DCL visits were co-hosted with the local ministries of tourism as a way to give back to the ports that the Disney Cruise Line ships visit throughout the year.
Walt Disney World Resort VoluntEARS partnered with The Mission Continues for a special event at the Boys & …

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[30 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces New Special Offers for Spring 2015

It’s time to start planning that springtime vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort!
Disney has announced two special offers for dates through June 2015.
The first offer will save guests up to 30 percent on rooms on most dates from March 2 through June 15, 2015.
The discounts are as follows: guests booking at a value resort will save up to 15 percent, guests booking at a moderate resort will save up to 20 percent, guests booking at a deluxe resort or villa will save up to 30 percent.
Guest who book a …

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[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Oregon and Florida State Players Visit Disneyland Resort Ahead of Rose Bowl

Players from the University of Oregon Ducks and the Florida State University Seminoles made a stop at Disneyland Resort ahead of the 101st Rose Bowl Game.
The first official pre-game appearance for both teams happened December 27 at Disney California Adventure Park.
Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher were joined by members of their teams during a ceremony with Mickey Mouse and Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier.
Each team was invited to show their DisneySide while enjoying attractions at Disney California Adventure.
The 101st Rose Bowl will be …

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[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Signs Multiyear Deal with DirectTV

The Walt Disney Company has signed a multiyear distribution deal with DirecTV which gives the satellite broadcaster rights to online video services from ABC, ESPN, and Disney Channel.
The deal means that DirecTV subscribers will have access to Disney content on their televisions, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and other devices.
DirecTV’s previous deal with Disney was set to expire at the end of this year.
DirecTV’s subscribers will have access to live and video-on-demand programs from all ESPN and Disney networks in addition to ABC stations. The deal also includes the ‘Watch’ services …

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[28 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – 2015 Marathon Merchandise, a New Africa Marketplace, and College Football Mascots

Happy Holidays from DisZine! It’s been a merry week around here and we hope you all had a magical Christmas with family and friends!
Since it is a holiday week it’s been a bit slow in the news department but there were still a few big stories.
Early in the week Disney announced the all-new Africa Marketplace at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This area will nearly double the size of the existing Africa area of the theme park and includes the Harambe Marketplace which will feature all-new quick service dining options.
The Walt Disney …

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[27 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
New 2015 Character Merchandise Arriving at Disney Parks

The New Year is just around the corner and the all-new 2015 Disney Parks merchandise is starting to arrive at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
The 2015 merchandise features Disney characters showing off the Disney Side and guests might notice that Sorcerer Mickey is not featured on much of the dated merchandise (he’s been a fixture for the last few years).
“We dressed the characters in products we carry such as the Buzz Lightyear costume tee-shirt that Goofy is wearing. Sorcerer Mickey has been included in the dated art program …

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[26 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
College Football Team Mascots Star in ‘I’m Going to Disney World’ Television Ads

The team mascots for the four college football teams in the College Football Playoffs are starring in a new slate of television spots that play off the ‘I’m going to Disney World!’ ad campaign.
The mascots – Brutus Buckeye from The Ohio State University, Big Al from the University of Alabama, the Duck from the University of Oregon, and the Garnet and Gold Guys from Florida State University – will appear in the television spots on ABC and ESPN during the holidays.
The first television spot started airing today on the networks …

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[26 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Imagineering Announces Finalists for Imaginations Design Competition

Walt Disney Imagineering has announced the finalists for the Imaginations design competition, which was created to develop future talent and give students a place to showcase their skills.
The competition is looking to find and nurture the next generation of Disney Imagineers while brining a fresh perspective to Walt Disney Imagineering.
The challenge for this year’s competition was: Take what Disney does best today—from its world-class theme parks, resorts, cruise ships and other entertainment venues that are highly popular with families—and apply it to transportation within a major city.
The teams were challenged …