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Disney CEO Figures They’ve Built Up Enough Goodwill To Do A Real Sexist One – The Onion (satire)

April 24, 2014

Disney CEO Figures They've Built Up Enough Goodwill To Do A Real Sexist OneThe Onion (satire)BURBANK, CA—Citing a groundswell of praise for such stereotype-bucking princess films as Frozen, Brave, and Tangled, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said Thursday his company has probably accumulated enough goodwill to make its next animated … Disney – Google...
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Disney CEO Figures They’ve Built Up Enough Goodwill To Do A Real Sexist One – The Onion (satire)

April 24, 2014

Disney CEO Figures They've Built Up Enough Goodwill To Do A Real Sexist OneThe Onion (satire)BURBANK, CA—Citing a groundswell of praise for such stereotype-bucking princess films as Frozen, Brave, and Tangled, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said Thursday his company has probably accumulated enough goodwill to make its next animated … Disney – Google...
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Disney Parks After Dark: Big Sky Over Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

April 24, 2014
Disney Parks After Dark: Big Sky Over Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

If you liked Paul’s “Big Moon” over Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the Disneyland Resort, then chances are you’ll enjoy tonight’s new “Disney Parks After Dark” image. It’s a beautiful look at a mysterious big sky over the entrance to one of my favorite attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort. The image is...
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May 2014 Merchandise Events at the Disneyland Resort

April 24, 2014
May 2014 Merchandise Events at the Disneyland Resort

See what’s happening this May in the world of merchandise events at the Disneyland Resort! May 3: Are you curious about the next Beautifully Disney collection? Wonder no more. Check out the new line inspired by “Alice in Wonderland” and meet the artist behind the Beautifully Disney collection. Jeff Granito will be on hand...
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In Disney’s shadow, homeless families struggle – Yahoo News

April 24, 2014

In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggleYahoo NewsStarting minimum pay at Walt Disney World — the area's largest employer, just a few miles from the motels — is $ 8.03 an hour, though that could increase to $ 10 under a contract being negotiated with the resort's largest union group. View gallery. In …and more »...
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A Silver (Screen) Anniversary for Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 1

April 24, 2014
A Silver (Screen) Anniversary for Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 1

In a park that pays tribute to many Hollywood icons of the silver screen, a silver anniversary is a special one to celebrate. On May 1, 1989, Disney’s Hollywood Studios (known then as Disney-MGM Studios — a name that would identify the park until it was changed in 2008) became the third Disney theme...
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In Disney’s Shadow, Homeless Families Struggle – ABC News

April 24, 2014

In Disney's Shadow, Homeless Families StruggleABC NewsStarting minimum pay at Walt Disney World — the area's largest employer, just a few miles from the motels — is $ 8.03 an hour, though that could increase to $ 10 under a contract being negotiated with the resort's largest union group. "Tourists that …and more » Disney...
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‘Feel the Force Dining Event’ Offers More Fun for Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

April 24, 2014
‘Feel the Force Dining Event’ Offers More Fun for Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

During Star Wars Weekends, fans will be immersed in a galaxy far, far away. And now, a special Feel the Force Dining Event gives you VIP status for viewing for the Star Wars “Legends of the Force” motorcade plus a nightly dessert party (featuring the event’s popular Darth Vader cupcakes) and up-close viewing of...
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A ‘Hollywood’ Classic: The Magic of Disney Animation

April 24, 2014
A ‘Hollywood’ Classic: The Magic of Disney Animation

When Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened The Magic of Disney Animation gave a firsthand look inside the interworking of Walt Disney Animation Florida. This behind-the-scenes tour began with the short film “Back to Never Land” taking guests on a journey through the animation process. Afterwards, guests had the opportunity to peer through glass walls to...
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Caption This: Donald & Goofy, Best Friends at Magic Kingdom Park

April 24, 2014
Caption This: Donald & Goofy, Best Friends at Magic Kingdom Park

This week’s “Caption This” photo is a shot of Donald Duck and Goofy that was snapped during our 100 Years of Magic Celebration several years ago. It sure looks like they are the best of friends, doesn’t it? A nice photo like this deserves a good caption. Share your best in our “comments” section...
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The Gourmet Apple for May at the Disneyland Resort is a Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cup Dream

April 23, 2014
The Gourmet Apple for May at the Disneyland Resort is a Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cup Dream

I’m on the official countdown to May! If you’re wondering why, wonder no more. I just found out that the next gourmet apple set to debut at the Disneyland Resort has been covered in peanut butter and chocolate. I’m pretty sure life as I know it is complete. See for yourself! So allow me...
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Sneak Peek: ‘Ratatouille the Adventure’ at Disneyland Paris

April 23, 2014
Sneak Peek: ‘Ratatouille the Adventure’ at Disneyland Paris

After nearly five years of work, Walt Disney Imagineering is putting the final touches on a first-of-its kind attraction at Disneyland Paris called Ratatouille the Adventure. When the attraction opens in July, it’ll celebrate the culture and architecture of France and feature new animation created especially to bring the characters to life. Today, we’re...
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Classic Eggs Benedict Back at Carnation Café in Disneyland Park

April 23, 2014
Classic Eggs Benedict Back at Carnation Café in Disneyland Park

Get ready for some menu changes at crowd-pleasing Carnation Café on Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland park. Importantly, an old favorite is returning — eggs Benedict on an English muffin with grilled Canadian bacon, poached eggs and Hollandaise with a side of the café’s breakfast potatoes – now that’s how we do breakfast at...
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Past, Present and Future Galactic Stars Shine at Star Wars Weekends 2014

April 23, 2014
Past, Present and Future Galactic Stars Shine at Star Wars Weekends 2014

Here’s a little trivia: did you know former “Cheers” star and the Disney•Pixar “lucky charm” John Ratzenberger once appeared on the silver screen in the Star Wars saga? Before he frequented the watering hole where everybody knew his name, he braved the frigid planet Hoth in a minor role in Star Wars: Episode V...
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Disney Theme Parks Reimagining the Wait in Line – ABC News (blog)

April 23, 2014
Disney Theme Parks Reimagining the Wait in Line – ABC News (blog)

ABC News (blog) Disney Theme Parks Reimagining the Wait in LineABC News (blog)“We want you to have so much to look at or do or entertain your kids,” Kathy Mangum, creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, told “20/20.” 'Cause kids aren't the best line waiters, right? They're a little impatient … If your kid's...
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Discover the Mystery of Loch Ness with Adventures by Disney

April 23, 2014
Discover the Mystery of Loch Ness with Adventures by Disney

Nestled in the Scottish Highlands is a grand lake with plenty of lore waiting to be unlocked. Serving as the backdrop for the Disney•Pixar film “Brave”, Scotland boasts lush landscapes with ancient stone castles and a proud heritage. The Adventures by Disney Scotland vacation can take you and your family through the beauty that...
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Wildlife Wednesdays: Tammar Wallaby Baby at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Bids Guests “G’day”

April 23, 2014
Wildlife Wednesdays: Tammar Wallaby Baby at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Bids Guests “G’day”

Guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom may get a special treat during a visit to the Oasis. Our Tammar wallaby is carrying a baby (called a “joey”) in her pouch, and the joey (the team doesn’t know yet whether it’s a girl or a boy) often pops its head out to take a look around....
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Award-Winning Song Writers Behind ‘Frozen’ Out With Giant Claim About Disney … – TheBlaze.com

April 23, 2014
Award-Winning Song Writers Behind ‘Frozen’ Out With Giant Claim About Disney … – TheBlaze.com

TheBlaze.com Award-Winning Song Writers Behind 'Frozen' Out With Giant Claim About Disney …TheBlaze.comThe Academy Award-winning husband and wife duo who wrote the songs for the popular animated film “Frozen” recently said that, while Disney is open to hiring staff who have worked on potentially off-color projects in the past, the company doesn't … Disney...
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Registration for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon begins – WESH Orlando

April 22, 2014
Registration for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon begins – WESH Orlando

LaughingPlace.com Registration for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon beginsWESH OrlandoThe Race Retreat includes: Disney Character greetings, brunch and hot and cold beverages, temperature-controlled tent with indoor lounges and family style dine seating, internet access, private restrooms, information station and live video feed from …New Medals for the Walt Disney World Marathon WeekendLaughingPlace.comRegistration for...
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Disneyland Resort Circle D Ranch Cast Members Commit to Composting

April 22, 2014
Disneyland Resort Circle D Ranch Cast Members Commit to Composting

Aside from caring for our four-legged cast members at the Disneyland Resort, the team at Circle D Ranch also takes personal interest in caring for the environment, and what better occasion to spotlight this than Earth Day! “Our cast members are passionate people who love to care for our animals and environment,” said Andrea...
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Spring Blooms Bright at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort

April 22, 2014
Spring Blooms Bright at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort

When you think of spring at Walt Disney World, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is likely the first thing that comes to mind. I agree, but lately, as I’ve been walking around Downtown Disney, I can’t help but notice that we’ve got a lot of colorful blooms sprouting up here, too. My...
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Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is a Great Place to be Green

April 22, 2014
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is a Great Place to be Green

Malama means to care for, to protect and to maintain. April is Earth Month, and Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii, has many ways to practice malama. Last week, Aulani was recognized for those efforts by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). At its annual awards banquet, ARDA presented Aulani with four...
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Disney (DIS) Begins Shooting New 'Star Wars' Movie

April 22, 2014

NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Filming for Star Wars: Episode VII has started, according to Disney chairman Alan Horn. Shares of Disney were gaining 0.7% to $ 79.65. During a talk at the Bloomberg and Tribeca Film Festival Business of Entertainment Breakfast Horn said the film's budget should be between $ 175 million and $ 200...
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Download Our Exclusive Carousel of Progress Wallpaper

April 22, 2014
Download Our Exclusive Carousel of Progress Wallpaper

As Jennifer shared earlier this morning, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. And one of the attractions designed for the fair that made its way into Disney Parks is a reader favorite – the Carousel of Progress. Today, we’re featuring the attraction in our newest...
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Today in Disney History: 1964 New York World’s Fair Opened 50 Years Ago Today

April 22, 2014
Today in Disney History: 1964 New York World’s Fair Opened 50 Years Ago Today

You may have noticed the beautiful artwork that’s appearing above on the blog today – and it’s all in honor of the 50th anniversary of the April 22 opening of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. It was for this World’s Fair that Walt Disney and his team designed several attractions that would eventually...
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All in the Details: Glittering Gems Light Up Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Queue at Magic Kingdom Park

April 22, 2014
All in the Details: Glittering Gems Light Up Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Queue at Magic Kingdom Park

This week, we’ve received some of our most exciting “sneak peek” photos yet from within Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. As we previously shared, the attraction features an interactive queue with a few different elements guests can look forward to. One interactive opportunity, according to our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering, is the chance to...
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‘Frozen’ Is Highest Animated Int’l Grosser Of All Time – Deadline.com

April 22, 2014
‘Frozen’ Is Highest Animated Int’l Grosser Of All Time – Deadline.com

Cinema Blend 'Frozen' Is Highest Animated Int'l Grosser Of All TimeDeadline.comFROZEN Based on the phenomenal grosses from Frozen and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Disney (which crossed $ 1BM worldwide earlier this month) now can boast that it crossed $ 1B internationally in record time. Frozen has just surpassed Ice Age …Marvel, Frozen Help Disney...
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How to Ride a Bicycle Built for Four with the Dapper Dans of Disneyland

April 21, 2014
How to Ride a Bicycle Built for Four with the Dapper Dans of Disneyland

As I walked out onto Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park one day, I noticed the Dapper Dans preparing to embark on their own Main Street voyage aboard a bicycle built for four. What really caught my attention was how easy they made it look. How do four men ride one bicycle together? I...
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Tokyo Disney Resort Welcomes 600 Millionth Guest

April 21, 2014
Tokyo Disney Resort Welcomes 600 Millionth Guest

Our friends at Tokyo Disney Resort celebrated an amazing milestone earlier this month, welcoming their 600 millionth guest on April 12. So who was the 600 millionth guest? Yumi Sakai, who was visiting the park with her husband and two children. To celebrate, Yumi was given flowers and asked to help lead a special...
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Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: April 2013

April 21, 2014
Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: April 2013

One year ago this month, we were looking back with fondness on a Disney Legend and looking ahead with excitement to new experiences coming to Magic Kingdom Park. Let’s take a look at what we were working on April 2013 here on the Disney Parks Blog. Remembering Annette Funicello at Disneyland Park As we...
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