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Roy E. Disney passes away at age 79

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

From the Los Angeles Times: Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle’s creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company’s chief executives and a revival of the studio’s legendary animation unit, died today. He was 79. Disney, who had been [...]

Flower and Garden Festival Blooms Early at Epcot in 2010

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The 17th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off March 3 – earlier than ever – and continues for 75 days through May 16, 2010, with bold strokes of seasonal color and brand-new topiary whimsy. Last year’s festival began March 18; now Walt Disney World guests get a [...]

ESPN Innovation Lab Now Open

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2009) — The ESPN Innovation Lab officially opened today at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The Innovation Lab provides ESPN a real-world testing ground to continue developing new ground-breaking on-air products. “The ESPN Innovation Lab is an extension of ESPN’s commitment to being [...]

Star Tours II & Fantasyland Expansion Press Release

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

I know it’s a few days late, but here is the full press release we were given at the D23 Expo concerning these two exciting new projects for Walt Disney World and other on-going “Parks and Resorts” projects: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo detailed plans for future lands, attractions and adventures that [...]

An "Eggcellent" Addition to the Backlot Tour

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Disney has made a short press release regarding the newest prop on display as part of Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Backlot Tour attraction: The Studio Backlot tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a new prop on display, and it’s eggcellent! Guests can see the colorful chicken coop that appeared in Hannah Montana: The Movie. In the [...]

Finally, Time for Tequila!

Friday, August 28th, 2009

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Tasty tequilas and mouthwatering margaritas are on tap at La Cava del Tequila, a new offering for Epcot guests to explore the heritage and tradition of tequila-making in Mexico. Tucked away in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot, La Cava del Tequila beckons guests with more than 70 types of authentic [...]

We Were "Totally" Right About Tomorrowland Stage

Friday, August 28th, 2009

According to the Orlando Sentinel Theme Park Rangers Blog: A trusted source reports that Disney is reviving a Stitch show that will be presented this year during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. It’s name: “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas,” but it will include the rascally character. Expect it on the stage where [...]

WDWCelebrations Hits The Road To Celebrate "Fifty-Five"

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

WDWCelebrations Heads West in 2010 to present “Fifty-Five”, a WDWCelebrations Commemorative Event Honoring the 55thAnniversary of Disneyland® Orlando, FL, July 15, 2009 – WDWCelebrations is pleased to announce an exciting new Commemorative Event for 2010, celebrating the historic 55th anniversary of Disneyland® Park in Anaheim, California. Dubbed “Fifty-Five”, this Commemorative Event takes place Thursday through Saturday, July 15th to [...]

More Details on Monorail Accident

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

From the Orlando Sentinel: Two Walt Disney World monorail trains collided early Sunday morning, killing the operator of one of the trains. Walt Disney World spokesman Mike Griffin said the crash happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday, on one of the monorail’s last runs of the day. Austin Wenneberg, 21, a Disney employee who was [...]

The Most Magical Way to Become an American

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Walt Disney World has released a video of the swearing in of 1000 new American citizens that took place yesterday at the Magic Kingdom:

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