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[25 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Adventures by Disney Announces ‘The Walt Disney World Resort and Central Florida’ Vacation

Adventures by Disney has recently announced a new vacation experience that combines the Walt Disney World Resort and Central Florida attractions.
This one-of-a-kind vacation includes a private dinner at the Chef’s Kitchen at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, a private breakfast at Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a backstage visit to the Rivers of Light show at the Animal Kingdom plus VIP seating, behind-the-scenes at The Seas at Ecpot, a tour of the Magic Kingdom with an Imagineer, and more.
The Central Florida experiences include a visit to the Kennedy Space Center to dine …

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[18 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Winners Announced for Walt Disney Imagineering’s 2015 Imaginations Competition

Disney recently announced the winners of the Walt Disney Imagineering 2015 Imaginations design competition.
The winning team hails from Ringling College of Art & Design and their project was called “The New Orleans Double Rail.” The project was created as “a symbol of hope for a city whose greatest challenge is its location below sea level.”
Students in the competition were tasked to apply Disney magic to transportation within a major city. Six teams were chosen as finalists and visited Walt Disney Imagineering in California where they could meet with and work …

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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 …

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[21 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Spread Holiday Cheer around the World

Disney VoluntEARS have been celebrating 30 years of service this year, and during this holiday season they have been continuing to donate their time around the world.
Walt Disney World Resort VoluntEARS collected and donated more than 32,000 new toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. The toys, games, and books will be given to children in Orange and Seminole counties in Central Florida.
On the other side of the world, cast members from Shanghai Disney Resort and Imagineers visited a local children’s hospital where they made holiday …

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[18 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend Tony Baxter to be Honored with Window on Main Street USA

Last weekend, longtime Imagineer Tony Baxter was declared an official Disney Legend at the D23 Expo. However, that was not the only honor in store for the truly legendary Imagineer, as it was also revealed that weekend that Baxter would be receiving his own window on Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A.
The exciting surprise was revealed on Friday during the Expo’s “Undiscovered Disneyland” presentation, in which Baxter and fellow Imagineer Josh Shipley treated audiences to some fantastic rare and unreleased footage of Disneyland in its early years. Following the presentation, Walt Disney …

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[4 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members Honored with Disney Legacy Awards

As a guest at the Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks, water parks, resorts, and restaurants you have a chance to interact with Disney Cast Members – they’re the ones who work day and night to make your Disney vacation something to remember.
And recently, more than 350 Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members were honored as recipients of the 2013 Disney Legacy Award. The Walt Disney Legacy Award recognizes Cast Members, Crew Members, and Imagineers around the world who embody the values behind the award – Dream, Create, and Inspire.
This …

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[4 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tony Baxter Announces Retirement from Full-Time Walt Disney Imagineering Position

Over the past nearly five decades, Disney fans of all generations have enjoyed the work of legendary Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter. From his first job at Disney scooping ice cream at Disneyland to playing a key creative role in the creation of such iconic Disney attractions as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Indiana Jones Adventure, Baxter has played a role in millions of guests’ vacations to Disney parks around the globe. After 47 years of working for the Walt Disney Company, however, Baxter announced this week that he will be …

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[8 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
First Look:  Be Our Guest Restaurant’s Ballroom Comes Alive

We’re getting our first look inside what is destined to become the hottest eatery in coming months at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom:  Be Our Guest restaurant!
Inspired by the animated Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, this new restaurant, which will seat more than 500 guests, will be located within Beast’s Castle, one of the most highly anticipated features of the Fantasyland expansion.  Guests will be seated in one of three areas:  the Library/Gallery (Belle’s favorite!), the foreboding West Wing (home to the enchanted Red Rose), or the expansive, cathedral …

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[9 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Imagineer Chris Beatty Discusses Fantasyland Expansion During Live Webchat

Questions were posted either via the comments section on Disney Parks Blog, or via the live web chat.  They ran the gamut, from very specific questions about upcoming attractions, to what inspires Beatty as an Imagineer.
One of the first questions is one on the lips of Disney fans everywhere, who are poised to make travel arrangements:  when will the attractions begin to open?  Beatty stated that the plan was still to open the attractions in a phased approach, beginning in the fall of 2012.  It appears that Disney is still …

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[13 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Dumbo to Adorn the Stern of Disney’s Newest Ship, Fantasy

It’s become quite a tradition within Disney Cruise Lines to immortalize a Disney characters by having them adorn the sterns of each ship in playful fashion.  So far, we’ve seen Goofy touching up the paint on the Magic, Donald working on the Wonder (with a little “help” from one of his nephews), and Sorcerer Mickey “magicking” the work done on the Dream.
So, who will serve as the Stern for the much anticipated Disney Fantasy, Disney’s fourth ship, which is due next spring?  Why, everyone’s favorite flying elephant, Dumbo!
While Imagineers put …