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[1 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Happy birthday, Walt Disney World! The Vacation Kingdom opened its gates to the public exactly 40 years ago today, on October 1, 1971. The “Florida Project,” as it was initially known, fulfilled Walt Disney’s dream of bringing the magic and entertainment of Disneyland to the East Coast, this time with the blessing of size. Acres of Central Florida swampland were transformed into one of the most magical places on Earth, delighting guests for years to come. Although Walt Disney passed away before the park’s completion, his brother Roy O. Disney …

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[24 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Magic Kingdom to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Oct 1 with Fireworks, Presentations, and Surprises

Are you heading to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on October 1 to celebrate the resort’s 40th Anniversary? While Disney has been keeping what (if anything) will be going on that day to celebrate the occasion under wraps, some news about what guests can expect at the park on October 1 has recently surfaced.
October 1 will be a long day for those wishing to celebrate the anniversary with Disney at the magical theme park. At 10:00 AM, a special presentation will be held at Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage to commemorate …

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[15 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Announces ‘Room for One More’ Haunted Mansion Merchandise Event on September 30

Love visiting The Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom? Fans of the attraction should be sure to check out the “Room for One More” merchandise event that Disney will be holding this fall. The event, which will be held on Friday, September 30 from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, will offer exclusive merchandise and events related to the beloved attraction.
Inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the spooky and macabre setting of the Haunted Mansion will be recreated with “ghoulish delight,” as eventgoers are invited to dine in a “mist enshrouded banquet room …

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[21 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Artist SHAG to be on Hand for Debut of His Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary Collection

This weekend, Walt Disney World will play host to unique and talented artist, SHAG, who will be on hand to introduce his newest artwork.  As we told you back in January, the collection was created to mark the upcoming 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World.  Park guests received a sneak peek at the collection earlier this year, but the latest appearances will be marked by the introduction of many additional items.
SHAG’s characteristic and recognizable style is full of fun, colorful, retro touches, and is sure to appeal to everyone.  This weekend, guests …

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[22 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Celebrate Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary with Dooney & Bourke

We confess:  we love a designer handbag.  But we also love a good deal.  So when the two meet?  Well, giddiness ensues.
As we told you earlier this week, The Disney Store is gearing up early with their celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.  While the ‘World won’t technically celebrate the big day until later in the year, lots of merchandise – some retro, some classic, and some celebrating the future – has already been released.
Among our favorite pieces are the Dooney & Bourke Bags that celebrate the 4oth …

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[18 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Fortieth Anniversary Merchandise and Free Shipping from The Disney Store

We are kicking off a week-long celebration of some very special Disney memorabilia that celebrates Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary!
Can you believe it’s been almost 40 years since Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom first opened its doors and welcomed the world to the Happiest Place on Earth?  We can’t, either!  To celebrate this major milestone, this big birthday, the magical and creative merchandise teams at Disney have put together a beautiful collection of keepsakes that commemorate the past, while celebrating the future of one of the world’s most beloved vacation …

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[16 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates Anniversary with 40 Days of Giving

To celebrate Walt Disney World Resort’s 40th anniversary this year, the company has embarked on a “Shine On” campaign with 40 days of giving back across the Central Florida region. The campaign will have prize patrols that will surprise and reward school districts, nonprofit groups and organizations that work towards improving the lives of local children.
Throughout the year, Walt Disney World has contributed more than $28 million and 228,000 volunteer hours to various local community efforts, and has donated time and money to helping children and families in need. With …