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[13 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
D23 Expo to Feature Pavilion Dedicated to ‘Star Wars’-Themed Lands at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This year’s D23 Expo will feature a pavilion dedicated to the new Star Wars-themed lands being built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland.
The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts: A Galaxy of Stories pavilion will be the place for guests to check out a detailed model of the 14-acre lands coming to the parks.
The pavilion will also feature locations, starships, creatures, and droids from the new lands – which are located in the Outer Rim of the galaxy. The lands are scheduled to open on both coasts in 2019.
On Saturday, July …

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[24 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Pirate-Themed PhotoPass Options Available at Disney Parks

This weekend marks the arrival in theaters of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and guests at the Disney Parks can be part of the swashbuckling fun!
PhotoPass photographers around Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will be taking pirate-themed photos for guests.
Wherever you see a PhotoPass photographer be sure to stop and say “ahoy!” to get your own pirate-themed photos. You might even see a few characters in their buccaneer best!
And don’t forget, your PhotoPass photos can be added to Memory Maker! Make sure to purchase …

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[29 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Lineup of Presentations for D23 Expo 2017

The lineup of presentations for the D23 Expo 2017 has been announced!
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger is set to kick off the Expo on Friday, July 14, and later in the day fans will get a preview of the latest films coming from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar.
On July 15 The Walt Disney Studios will present a preview of the slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. And on July 16 Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek will give a preview of what is coming …

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[31 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Winners Announced for Annual Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition

The winners for this year’s Walt Disney Imagination Design Competition have been announced.
This annual competition brings college students from around the country to Walt Disney Imagineering headquarters for a chance to showcase their skills. Areas covered include engineering, technical, and artistic.
Participants also have a chance to interview for a spot in Disney Imagineering.
More than 330 projects were submitted this year and just six teams were selected to visit Imagineering’s campus in Glendale, California.
The students were challenged to “apply the same design principles used in Disney parks and resorts” while they …

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[2 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Announce New Ambassadors for 2017

Disney Parks and Resorts has officially welcomed the new class of ambassadors for 2017-28.
Disney Parks Ambassadors are a tradition that goes back to Walt Disney.
The ambassadors act as spokespeople for the Disney Parks, lead community outreach and volunteer opportunities, and and act as ambassadors of goodwill representing the 135,000 cast members around the world.
The new Disney Parks Ambassadors for 2017-18 are:

Manako Tanaka, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Michael Giordano and Laura Janice Gedigk, Disneyland Paris
Nozomi Fukumoto, Tokyo Disneyland
Brandon Peters and Ken Facey, Walt Disney World Resort
Alexa Garcia and Mikey Trujillo, …

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[19 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks and Resorts Honored in ‘Conde Nast’ Readers’ Choice Awards

Disney Parks and Resorts has been honored by the 2016 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards.
The 29th annual awards has named the Disney Parks and Resorts a top vacation destination and several resort hotels were also honored.
Hotels on the list at the Walt Disney World Resort include: Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Inn, Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village Resort, Wilderness Lodge, Yacht and Beach Club, and the Swan and Dolphin.
Disneyland Resort hotels honored were: Disneyland Hotel and the Grand Californian Resort & Spa.
Other resorts honored include Disney’s Hilton …

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[2 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News – Epcot Food & Wine Festival Merchandise, D23 News, and August Events at Walt Disney World Resort

Can you believe it’s already August? Summer has flown by this year but that just means we’re getting closer to the 2015 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!
Disney gave fans a sneak peek of some of the merchandise for this year’s 20th anniversary of the Food and Wine Festival and it all looks incredible. From new Dooney & Bourke handbags to dishes, drinkware, clothing and more there’s something for everyone.
Speaking of merchandise, a new month means a new slate of special merchandise events at the Walt Disney World Resort. This …

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[11 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Releases Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings for Fiscal 2014

The Walt Disney Company has released its fourth quarter and year-end earnings for the fiscal year 2014.
The report showed an 8 percent increase in revenue to a record $48.8 billion and a 22 percent increase in income to a record $47.5 billion.
“Our results for Fiscal 2014 were the highest in the company’s history, marking our fourth consecutive year of record performances,” said Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, in a press release.
The company’s media networks revenue increased 5 percent to $5.2 billion. Operating income at the …

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[5 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Named ‘Corporate Ally of the Year’

The Walt Disney World Resort was recently honored with the Corporate Ally of the Year at the Pride in Business Awards gala in Orlando.
The award was given by the Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando (MBA Orlando) which is Central Florida’s LGBT chamber of commerce.
The Pride in Business Awards recognizes businesses and individuals who promote diversity, equality, and inclusivity in the workplace in Central Florida.
Michael Jungen, director of parks and resorts development at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, accepted the award on behalf of the company and its cast members.
Jungen …

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[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Hosted Nonprofit Volunteer Engagement Training

Recently the Walt Disney World Resort hosted 26 Central Florida nonprofit organizations for Ready, Set, Go! training by generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light.
This training was designed to help the groups effectively engage youth volunteers and offer new family-oriented activities.
Some of the nonprofits attending the training included Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Heart of Florida United Way, and the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.
“As more and more parents search for service opportunities that enable them to volunteer with their children, we wanted to help …