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[16 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]
Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Grand Opening

After years of anticipation, it’s official – Shanghai Disney Resort is open!
Today marked the official grand opening of the first Disney resort in Mainland China – and the sixth Disney resort worldwide.
Bob Iger, Disney Chairman and CEO was on hand for the grand opening celebration along with thousands of distinguished guests, celebrities, and Chinese official.s
In his remarks during the Grand Opening ceremony Iger said, “Together we have created an extraordinary destination, a magical place unique in all the world, where East meets West, the past meets the future, and anything …

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[5 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Tom Staggs to Step Down as COO at The Walt Disney Company

There has been a huge shakeup at the top at The Walt Disney Company.
Tom Staggs, the COO of the Company, has announced that he is stepping down after the board failed to assure him that he would succeed Bob Iger as CEO in two years.
Staggs has been with Disney for 26 years and was considered the heir apparent when Iger steps down.
In a statement, the Company’s board said it plans to “broaden the scope of its succession planning.” It appears likely that they will look outside the company for a …

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[10 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Announces Cash Dividend for Shareholders

The Walt Disney Company recently announced a cash dividend of $0.71 per share for the second half of the fiscal year 2015.
The dividend will be payable on January 11, 2016 to all shareholders of record as of December 14.
The semi-annual payment of dividends started in July of this year when Disney paid a dividend of 66 cents a share. Combined with the most recent amount, the 2015 payments increased 19 percent from fiscal 2014 to $1.37 a share.
Disney’s chairman and CEO Bob Iger said “fiscal 2015 marked Disney’s fifth straight …

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[15 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Announces the 2015 Disney Legends

The Walt Disney Company has announced the 2015 Disney Legends who will be honored at an awards ceremony at the D23 Expo in August.
This year’s Disney Legends are: Star Wars creator George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman, All My Children’s Susan Lucci, animator Andreas Deja, former ESPN president George Bodneheimer, Disney artist Eyvind Earle, Julie Reihm Casaletto who was Disneyland’s first Ambassador in 1965, and Disney artist Carson Van Osten.
“The Disney Legend Award is our highest honor, and we are incredibly proud to recognize these eight talented individuals who have contributed …

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[16 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort Coming to Disney Springs

The news coming out about Disney Springs just keeps getting more exciting.
Earlier this month The Walt Disney Company and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort is headed to Disney Springs.
The NBA Experience features hands-on activities for guests of all ages, giving guests the chance to be in the middle of NBA game action. The experience includes immersive video productions, interactive experiences, a retail store, and a restaurant.
“We’re thrilled to work with the NBA to take our guests inside the world of …

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[23 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disney Resort Topped Out with Golden Spire

Construction at the Shanghai Disney Resort reached a milestone this week as the golden spire was placed on top of the tallest tower on Enchanted Storybook Castle.
The Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger and chief operating officer Tom Staggs were on hand to witness the installation of the spire.
Enchanted Storybook Castle is the centerpiece of Shanghai Disney and it’s the tallest building at the resort. It’s also the largest and most complex Disney castle ever built featuring a winding staircase that leads guests on a ‘Once Upon a …

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[9 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Expanded ‘Hall D23’ for 2015 D23 Expo

The 2015 D23 Expo takes place August 14-16 and a new 7,500-seat venue, Hall D23, has just been announced.
The new venue will host several of the largest events and presentations at the Expo including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony and The Walt Disney Studios announcements.
The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, August 14 and will be hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger. The ceremony honors those who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy.
Two years ago at the 2013 D23 Expo Tony Baxter, Dick Clark, …

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[15 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – ‘Frozen 2′, Pirates of the Caribbean Closure, and a New Name for Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It’s been a whirlwind of big Disney news this week so let’s dive right in!
Disney announced the official kickoff for summer is happening May 22 on both coasts! The Magic Kingdom is hosting a 24-hour event during Memorial Day weekend to start the “Coolest Summer Ever.”
The ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ will include Frozen Summer Fun LIVE at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from June 17 through September 7, Star Wars Weekends from May 15 through June 14, plus the opening of several new restaurants and shops at Downtown Disney.
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure …

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[14 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Get New Name

Sometime, perhaps in the not-too-distant-future, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be known by a different name.
This is according to a statement made by The Walt Disney Company’s Chairman and CEO Bob Iger during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting earlier this week.
When asked (by a 6-year-old) whether the theme park would be changing its name Iger said that they would announce only that the name was being changed, but not what that new name might be.
In recent months the theme park has said goodbye to the Studio Backlot Tour and the Sorcerer’s Hat …

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[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Spider-Man to Join the Marvel Universe Under New Deal with Sony Pictures and Marvel

After years of speculation it’s official – Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It was announced this week that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios struck a deal and Spider-Man will make his first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance in a Marvel film.  Then Sony will release the next Spider-Man franchise film on July 28, 2017.
While the official Marvel film hasn’t been announced, many are thinking Spider-Man will appear in Captain America: Civil War alongside Captain America and Iron Man, since he was an integral part of the comic book story line.
The …