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As many of us settle down to watch the Super Bowl this evening, it’s important to remember that a certain exemplary player from the World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers or Arizona Cardinals will be declaring “I’m going to Disney World” after their victory. Before that takes place, Disney would like to remind us of the many champions from different sports that have already made this famous statement over the last 22 years: First Spot: Super Bowl XXI (Phil Simms, New York Giants) Number of Spots Since Inception: 39 Chronology of “I’m going to Disney World” Spots: 2008 Super Bowl XLII (Eli Manning, New York Giants) American Idol (David Cook) 2007 Super Bowl XLI (Tony Dungy and Dominic Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts) 2006 [...]
We have been able to gather quite a bit of information on the American Idol Experience attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios over the last week and we thought we would share it in one large post. Below is the latest picture and videos (embedded from our fantastic WDWNTube video site, of course) released by Disney to promote Walt Disney World’s newest attraction, as well as the complete list of songs that will be available to contestants. Keep in mind the attraction opens officially on February 14th, 2009, but is currently holding soft previews daily. TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest poses in front of The American Idol Experience attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Seacrest, who [...]
Disney has published some details (and larger concept art) on two upcoming entertainment offerings for the Magic Kingdom as part of the “Celebrate Today!” promotion. Be sure to take note of the date change on the second show: Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party At the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party, you’ll join in on interactive fun in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom® Park. Multicolored “party box” floats roll out as favorite Disney Characters kick your celebration off with music and dancing. Scheduled to open February 12, 2009. Stitch’s SuperSonic Celebration Stitch’s SuperSonic Celebration is for true party animals& and party aliens! Interact with Stitch as he celebrates “Galaxy Day” at his very [...]
The Orlando Sentinel has just published a photo album with 20 fantastic pictures of the new American Idol Experience attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can view the entire album by going HERE. Even though we provided you with plenty of photos from this show when I was at Walt Disney World earlier this month, I think these pictures are worth taking a good look at. Don’t forget to read the captions at the bottom of each photograph for more information.
From the Orlando Sentinel: Walt Disney Co. said today it is offering buyouts to 600 executives in its domestic theme parks and resorts, including 313 managers at Disney World in Orlando, to reduce costs in the face of the ongoing nationwide recession. The 600 executives, all above the level of director, have until Feb. 6 to decide if they want to take the offered buyout. At that point, the company may consider layoffs as well. Disney did not say how many jobs it planned to eliminate. “Given the continued uncertainty of the economic environment, we must manage our business even more productively,” Leslie Goodman, executive vice president of worldwide public affairs in Disney’s parks and resorts division, said in a [...]
It’s finally here!!! The Year of a Million Dreams has just ended after over 2 years and now Disney Parks wants to know “What Will You Celebrate?” in 2009. Here’s some of what we have to look forward to (even though WDWNT has reported most of this already): New immersive fun in theme parks Disney Parks’ initiative to create more immersive experiences continues in 2009 at Walt Disney World Resort with premieres in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic Kingdom. Here’s what’s in store: “The American Idol Experience” (Disney’s Hollywood Studios) – Starry-eyed Disney guests will get a taste of TV’s pop culture phenomenon – up close and personal – when Disney’s Hollywood Studios grand opens this “American Idol” attraction in mid-February. It’s [...]
It seems that the WDWNT Christmas Podcast Parade was not the only parade taking place yesterday , there was of course the 25th annual Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade on ABC. Disey has put a number of clips from the parade and the holiday season on Youtube, so I thought I would share them with you: You can also download this version of “Celebrate You” HERE
Walt Disney World is celebrating 25 years of the Christmas Day Parade this year and has released a small article about the milestone and this year’s edition: In a way, you could say that it really all started back in 1950, when Walt Disney was welcomed into homes around the country on Christmas Day, appearing in his first-ever TV show. Or you could say it started in 1971, when Walt Disney World Resort opened its doors–and began a tradition of holiday season revelry. One way or another, Disney has been making the yuletide bright for a very long time! But this year marks a special anniversary, as the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade celebrates 25 years of telecasts. For a [...]
This just in from the Walt Disney World Resort: November 12, 2008 - Marking a first in both the travel and mobile industries, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Verizon are teaming up for a multi-year relationship designed to enhance the guest experience – before, during and after guests arrive at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. This alignment allows guests to have a personal tour guide right in their wireless phones along with reliable new services at the parks. Early next year guests will also use Verizon Wireless’ technology when experiencing Disney’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure, an ultra-interactive attraction coming to Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort. “With more than 90 percent of families bringing a mobile phone into [...]
I usually try to keep my personal feelings off this site as much as possible, but I thought this was a good day to bend the rules a little bit. Truth be told, I’m an avid follower of the PGA Tour and make a point to watch every tournament on television, especially the majors and one smaller event that takes place annually at the place this site is all about, Walt Disney World. Well, when my favorite golfer won a tournament at the Vacation Kingdom yesterday, I knew I had to share my joy with all of you (even though I understand many of you will be far less excited than I with the following news): Davis Love III poses [...]