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[20 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]
Celebrations Planned Around Disney Properties for Mickey’s 90th Anniversary

Disney properties around the world will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse with limited-time celebrations.
At Disney World guests can celebrate Mickey’s 90th from November 16-18 with special merchandise and food, a special dance party in Tomorrowland, and more.
In 2019 the World’s Biggest Mouse Party is coming to Disney World too!
At Disneyland guests will celebrate with a “celebration cavalcade for Mickey Mouse on November 18″ and then the World’s Biggest Mouse Party will also happen in 2019.
The World’s Biggest Mouse Party also sets sail on the Disney Cruise Line …

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[16 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]
Ticket Prices and More Announced for D23 Expo 2019

The D23 Expo 2019 is scheduled for August 23-25, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center and today we have details on the ticket prices and more.
The 2019 Expo is the sixth biennial event that celebrates everything Disney from the theme parks to movies and beyond.
Tickets for the D23 Expo 2019 go on sale August 23 and discounted single-day and multi-day tickets for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members.
Also, Gold Members who buy their tickets between August 23 and November 20 will also receive Early Bird …

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[7 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]
ABC Set to Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday with a Television Special

Mickey Mouse is celebrating his 90th birthday in November, and ABC Television is celebrating with a brand new special, Mickey’s 90th Spectacular.
The show will be broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and will include special performances and appearances by celebrities.
Mickey’s 90th Spectacular will air on Sunday, November 4 from 8-10 p.m. ET.
The show will be directed by Don Mischer with executive producers Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare.
Stay tuned for announcements regarding the special appearances and performances for this show that’s been 90 years in the making.
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[8 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Announces a Plan to Reinvent Patient and Family Experiences at Children’s Hospital

The Walt Disney Company has announced a new initiative that will reinvent patient and family experiences at children’s hospitals around the world.
This new plan includes “the creation of personalized, distinctly “Disney” experiences featuring beloved Disney characters and stories.”
Disney Imagineers will also be leading the design work at these hospitals.
The first hospital to work with Disney is Texas Children’s Hospital.
The initiative includes a dedication of more than $100 million from The Walt Disney Company over the next five years. According to Disney, during that time “Imagineers will be working with patient …

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[14 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Acquires 21st Century Fox

The Walt Disney Company has acquired 21st Century Fox including Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios for approximately $52.4 billion in stock.
The deal does not include Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News, Fox Business, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network, which will be spun off to Fox shareholders.
Several entertainment properties including X-Men, The Simpsons, FX Networks, and National Geographic will now be part of Disney’s portfolio.
According to a press release from Disney: “Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of 21st Century Fox will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for …

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[17 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Hurricane Irma Impacts on Disney World, Holiday Events Announced, and More

Happy Sunday! We’re back with another recap of the week’s biggest Disney news stories!
Last Sunday Hurricane Irma meant the closure of the Walt Disney World Resort for two days. The theme parks reopened on September 12 with mostly minimal damage.
The Walt Disney Company announced a $2.5 million donation to the relief efforts following Hurricane Irma.
In non-hurricane news, J.J. Abrams was announced as the writer and director for Star Wars: Episode IX.
An extended sneak preview of Disney/Pixar’s Coco is coming to the Disney Parks in November.
The Magic Kingdom is hosting several …

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[13 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Commits $2.5 Million to Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will donate $2.5 million in aid funds to the Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
The funds will go to relief organizations including the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children, and others.
Eligible Disney employee donations to organizations involved in Hurricane Irma relief will be matched dollar for dollar by the Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.
The Company also matched employee donations for Hurricane Harvey relief, and to date has raised nearly $16 million for Harvey relief.
Disney will also be …

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Animator and Imagineer Francis Xavier ‘X’ Atencio Dies at Age 98

Disney Legend Francis Xavier “X” Atencio passed away on September 10 at the age of 98.
X was a Disney Imagineer and animator who worked on iconic Disney attractions including Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, in addition to animated films including Pinocchio and Fantasia.
He got a job at Disney in 1938 – after moving to Los Angeles to study at the Chouinard Art Institute. His first work was Pinocchio and after he was promoted to assistant animator for Fantasia.
X left Disney – temporarily – to join the Army Air …

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[3 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Disney Announces Hurricane Harvey Donations, Slink Dog Dash Ride Vehicle Arrives, and More

Happy Sunday! We hope you’re enjoying an extended three-day weekend. Let’s check out the latest in Disney news in our weekly recap!
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, The Walt Disney Company has pledged $1 million to the relief fund of the American Red Cross.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness is hosting a ‘Return to Sleepy Hollow’ Halloween event on select nights in September and October.
The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicked off Thursday and there are new Disney Gift Card designs available plus a limited-edition $200 Disney Gift Card set. Guests can …

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[29 Aug 2017 | One Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Commits $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief

The Walt Disney Company and its ABC affiliate KTRK-Tv have pledged $1 million each to Hurricane Harvey Relief via the American Red Cross.
Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast last Friday evening as a category 4 hurricane and has subsequently dumped nearly 50 inches of rain on the Houston area since Saturday. The entire region is covered with flood waters.
On Thursday, August 31, Disney|ABC Television Group will hold a ‘Day of Giving’ to benefit those impacted by Harvey.
There will be a call-to-action to donate to the American Red Cross that will …