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[2 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Ranked 9th on Fortune’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies

This week, The Walt Disney Company earned the honor of being ranked 9th out of 50 on Fortune’s 2013 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. It joins such other iconic companies as Amazon.com, Starbucks, Google, and Apple, which earned the #1 spot.
While Disney has made the list in the past, this is the first year that the company has been in the top 10; in 2012, 2011, and 2010, the company has been ranked #13, #14, and #19, respectively. In their rationale for Disney’s spot on the list, Fortune …

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[8 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Muppets,’ ‘Brave,’ and ‘Newsies’ Nominated for Grammy Awards

This week brought the announcement of the nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards. Among the nominees were several Disney songs and albums, featuring music from Newsies, The Muppets, and more.
The Broadway cast recording of Newsies earned a nomination for Best Musical Theater Album. The hit Broadway show features music by Jack Feldman and Alan Menken, who has previously won five Grammy Awards for his work on such Disney films as Tangled, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast.
After earning the Oscar earlier this year for Best Song, the song “Man or Muppet” from …

Disney Parks »

[18 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Cars Land, Carthay Circle Restaurant, and Aulani Earn Themed Entertainment Awards

2011 and 2012 brought a number of huge expansions to Disney’s Parks and Resorts division, including the expansion of Disney California Adventure and the opening of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii. In recognition of these high-quality expansions, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has honored Disney with several Thea Awards.
Disney California Adventure‘s grand expansion, which debuted in June, was recognized with several awards. Cars Land was awarded the Thea Award for New Theme Park Land, and its headliner attraction Radiator Springs Racers was honored in the Attractions category. Additionally, …

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[13 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Wins Golden Ticket Award

Disney has won a Golden Ticket Award, along with several other Orlando area attractions, which are presented annually by “Amusement Today.”
“Amusement Today” selects its winners via an international poll of amusement park fans who rate attractions in 25 different categories. Epcot’s IllumiNations was the winner in “the best outdoor night show production” category, earning the coveted Golden Ticket Award.
Additionally, Disney’s California Adventure was awarded the Publisher’s Pick Award for Park of the Year. This award is determined exclusively by “Amusement Today” publisher/editor Gary Slade.

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[5 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts Honored for Support of Special Needs Guests

In recognition of their support of special needs guests, Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts was recently awarded the Gold Autism Award from the United Kingdom Autism Foundation. Established in 2000 to raise Autism awareness and help support the needs of those with autism in the United Kingdom, the foundation’s award was given to Disney as recognition for their efforts in supporting guests with autism and other special needs.
In a press release issued by Disney Parks, they said:
Disney works to accommodate guests with disabilities by appropriately training Cast Members, …

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[17 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Awarding $1.5 Million in Grants to Help Central Florida Children

Starting today, Walt Disney World Resort will be awarding $1.5 million in grants to a variety of organizations across Central Florida that benefit the region’s children.
According to sources, Disney will be giving away “Helping Kids Shine” grants to 59 organizations in the area. Estimates say these grants could potentially benefit about 70,000 children.
The first grant will be awarded to the Orlando Repository Theatre, an organization that uses music, art and theater to help stimulate creativity in children. Disney will make surprise visits to other organizations throughout the week that offer …

Disney Movies »

[13 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Alan Menken and Glenn Slater Win Grammy for ‘Tangled’ Song ‘I See the Light’

Disney’s hit animated film Tangled was recognized at the 2012 Grammy Awards last night, when Alan Menken and Glenn Slater won the Grammy Award for “Best Song Written for Visual Media.” The award recognized their work on the Tangled song “I See the Light.”
This is Menken’s seventh Grammy Award, previously winning for his work on such films as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Additionally, as an eight-time Oscar winner, Menken currently holds more Academy Awards than any other living person. This marks Slater’s first Grammy …

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[31 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Classic ‘Bambi’ Among 2011 National Film Registry Selections

This week, it was announced that the classic 1942 Disney film Bambi was given the distinct honor of being selected for the 2011 National Film Registry. The Registry, which is part of the Library of Congress, preserves films that are deemed to be cultural, artistic and historical treasures. The selections were made by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, who chose 25 films out of 2,228 selections nominated by the public with the help of film curators and members of the National Film Preservation Board.
In a statement, Billington said about …

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[9 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland’s Napa Rose Celebrates Ten Years by Earning the 2011 AAA Four Diamond Award

Not only is Napa Rose, located in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, celebrating ten successful years of operation; but it’s doing it with style and excellence.
Recently, the restaurant was awarded the prestigious 2011 AAA Four-Diamond rating from the Automobile Club of Southern California.  Only 34 restaurants in the region share this rare distinction.
The restaurant, which touts a California, market-inspired menu and Napa wines, is helmed by Chef Andrew Sutton and a close team of dedicated culinary professionals.  It boasts excellent food with fine attention to detail and seasonal flavors, and relaxed, …