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On December 15, Disney Parks around the world will celebrate Walt Disney on the 50th anniversary of his death.
‘Walt Week: Celebrating a Legacy of Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation’ is a collaboration between D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and Disney Parks.
Fans can visit D23’s website to check out features honoring Walt Disney.
Guests at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort can join in the celebration by sharing a message on Memory Boards on December 15. The boards will be located at each Disney Park …
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D23 Gold members and their families have a chance to explore Chicago, Illinois and visit sites of importance to the early life of Walt Disney.
The exclusive D23 Gold member experience is March 4, 2016 and begins following The Walt Disney Company 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Members and their families will meet at the Chicago History Museum for a light breakfast and a presentation from Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline and members of The Walt Disney Birthplace restoration project.
The experience includes a visit to The Walt Disney Birthplace where members …
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D23 gold members who renew or start a new membership between now and December 31, 2016 will receive a member gift that was inspired by the restoration of Walt Disney’s office at the Studios’ Burbank lot.
The 2016 Gold Member gift “From the Office of Walt Disney” features 23 items that were reproduced with the help of the Walt Disney Archives that represent Walt’s career.
The items include his 1923 Laugh-O-Gram business cards, the famous 1928 “Everything OK” telegram that Walt wired to Roy Disney after losing the rights to Oswald the …
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The new Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival is now open at Epcot’s Magic Eye Theater.
The short film festival features three animated shorts. Guests will have a chance to look into the “visionary minds” behind the films.
Guests visiting the Magic Eye Theater will receive 3D glasses and can enjoy Get a Horse, For The Birds, and La Luna.
Get a Horse stars Mickey Mouse – voiced by Walt Disney – and Minnie Mouse along with Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow. For The Birds tells the story of a flock of birds …
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D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is giving its gold members a chance to be some of the first to tour the recently refurbished office of Walt Disney in Burbank, CA.
This tour will be the first D23 tour group to visit Walt’s newly restored office at The Walt Disney Studios lot. The event also includes a special presentation by the Disney Photo Library team and a three-course meal at the Tam O’Shanter.
The Tam O’Shanter was a favorite spot for Walt Disney and his staff and was, at one time, called …
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Walt Disney’s office suite at the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank has been restored as a permanent exhibit space.
The restoration recreates Walt’s formal and working offices and includes original furniture, collections of his miniatures, awards, and even his piano. The office – 3H – was restored by the Walt Disney Archives staff and will be used as an “immersive exhibit experience” for employees and studio guests.
Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said the restored office is meant to “serve as a source of inspiration” and “a reminder to have …
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The first items from the new Twenty-Eight & Main collection will debut on the Disney Parks online store on August 28 through September 3.
The items for sale include three T-shirts along with three wooden signs featuring similar graphics.
One of the T-shirts is a knit, short-sleeve shirt inspired by Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress. The shirt features the lion from the Disney Parks castles’ coat of arms. Another T-shirt features artwork inspired by The Florida Project.
This shirt includes an image of Walt Disney signature and a Twenty-Eight & Main logo on …
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Guests at Disneyland Resort celebrating the Fourth of July have a chance to enjoy some special military performances starting July 2.
This tradition of inviting the military to perform at Disneyland was started by Walt Disney on the park’s opening day.
The United States Air Force Honor Guard from Washington, D.C. will be performing from July 2-5 at Disneyland Park. The show times are 3:15 p.m. at Sleeping Beauty Castle and 4:05 p.m. just before Mickey’s Soundsational Parade.
They’ll also be performing at Disney California Adventure at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m, and 1:30 …
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Disneyland Resort is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with a Diamond Celebration that includes three new nighttime shows and more.
The Diamond Celebration starts May 22 and both Sleeping Beauty and Carthay Circle Theater will be adorned with diamond medallions. The Disneyland Resort and the streets surrounding the resort will be decorated with Diamond Celebration décor and banners in Disneyland blue.
“We’ve conceived the Disneyland Diamond Anniversary as a celebration of this special place that started it all,” said Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Disneyland was envisioned as …
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Carousel of Progress at the Magic Kingdom.
The attraction is a fan favorite and features that earworm of a theme song, “There’s a Great, Big Beautiful Tomorrow.”
The Carousel of Progress was originally sponsored by General Electric when the ride opened in 1975 at the Magic Kingdom and featured the theme song “The Best Time of Your Life.” This was a change from the attraction’s original theme song.
After a refurbishment in 1993, “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” returned to the attraction. Also returned …