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Move Over ‘Frozen’ – This Could Be Disney’s Next $1 Billion Movie – Motley Fool

April 20, 2014
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Move Over ‘Frozen’ – This Could Be Disney’s Next $1 Billion Movie – Motley Fool

Parade Move Over 'Frozen' – This Could Be Disney's Next $ 1 Billion MovieMotley FoolOf the nearly 700 films released over the past year, only two were able to do so. Curiously enough, both came from the creative minds at The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) : First with $ 1.125 billion last...
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Join Disney’s Digital Easter Egg Hunt on April 20

April 19, 2014
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Join Disney’s Digital Easter Egg Hunt on April 20

Are you a fan of the Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort on Facebook? If so, you can join in on a digital Easter egg hunt across a variety of Disney Parks Facebook pages this Sunday, April 20. Simply visit different pages to collect different Disney Parks-themed Easter graphics. Each “found” Easter egg...
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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Celebrating Disney’s Hollywood Studios History

April 19, 2014
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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Celebrating Disney’s Hollywood Studios History

This week on the Disney Parks Blog, we started our countdown to the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios by taking a look back at one of the park’s opening day attractions – The Great Movie Ride. I adore this attraction, which takes guests on a trip through movie history. Which scene featured in...
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Disney movie focuses on bears in Alaska – 9NEWS.com

April 18, 2014
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Disney movie focuses on bears in Alaska – 9NEWS.com

Boston Herald Disney movie focuses on bears in Alaska9NEWS.comDisney Nature traveled to Alaska to follow a mother and her cubs for a year. Loading… Post to Facebook. Disney movie focuses on bears in Alaska on 9news.com: http://www.9news.com/story/entertainment/2014/04/18/disney-nature-bears-movie/7820497/.'Bears': Fun with a furry family in Disney nature film (review)The Plain DealerA Bear, Her Cubs and the...
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Earth Month Festivities at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort

April 18, 2014
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Earth Month Festivities at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort

Guests coming to Disneyland Resort tomorrow, April 19, and on Earth Day, April 22, can celebrate Earth Month at the Downtown Disney District! Be sure to check out the Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Experience, where guests can participate in a Clean Water Challenge and solve disturbances to the nation’s water habitats via a...
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Time-Lapse Video: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment at Disneyland Park

April 18, 2014
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Time-Lapse Video: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment at Disneyland Park

It’s been one month since the “wildest ride in the wilderness” reopened after an extended refurbishment here at Disneyland park. Since then, our guests have been telling us how impressed they are with the improved track and new effects at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Today we’ve got a special look at these improvements as...
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Disney offers Obama minimum wage to Florida theme park staff – Chicago Tribune

April 18, 2014
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Disney offers Obama minimum wage to Florida theme park staffChicago TribuneLOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Co. has offered to raise starting pay at its Florida theme parks by 25 percent to $ 10 an hour over two years, almost matching the federal minimum wage sought by President Barack Obama. Disney presented the proposal …Disney World...
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VIDEO: Top Souvenirs for Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

April 18, 2014
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VIDEO: Top Souvenirs for Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

I’ve been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for more than 30 years. I’ve spent more than half of that time working (or playing as I like to say) as a Disney cast member. I’m often asked by friends and family to help with planning vacations to Disney Parks. One topic that regularly comes up...
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Disney offers Obama minimum wage to Florida theme park staff

April 18, 2014
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LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Co. has offered to raise starting pay at its Florida theme parks by 25 percent to $ 10 an hour over two years, almost matching the federal minimum wage sought by President Barack Obama. Disney – Yahoo News Search Results Related Posts:Disney offers Obama minimum wage to Florida theme...
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#DisneyKids: First Teacup Spin at Magic Kingdom Park

April 18, 2014
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#DisneyKids: First Teacup Spin at Magic Kingdom Park

Of all the firsts to experience at Disney Parks, rides on favorite attractions may be the most memorable. And for many guests, that special memory happens during a first spin in an oversized teacup at Mad Tea Party. Today, we’re continuing our blog series of different firsts at Disney Parks at the attraction inspired...
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Vintage Walt Disney World: Past Epcot International Flower & Garden Festivals

April 18, 2014
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Vintage Walt Disney World: Past Epcot International Flower & Garden Festivals

Celebrating its 21st year, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom. My favorite part of the festival is all the topiaries throughout the Park. Here’s a look at a past topiary from the 1998 festival – Phil. (Hercules’s trainer) There are almost 100 topiaries at Epcot this year with 79...
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Show Your ‘Disney Side’: Minnie Mouse Nail Tutorial

April 17, 2014
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Show Your ‘Disney Side’: Minnie Mouse Nail Tutorial

This week’s suggestion as to how you can show your “Magic Kingdom Park,
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Disney Channel's Jessie to Feature Network's First Engagement

April 17, 2014
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And another unprecedented move for the Disney Channel. The titular character on the network's hit series Jessie is heading towards the altar. Four episodes will be dedicated to the… Disney – Yahoo News Search Results Related Posts:Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie Introduces Network's First Same-Sex Couple EverDisney Channel’s ‘Jessie’ Breaks Romantic Ground – ABC...
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Disney Parks After Dark: A ‘Frozen’ Royal Reception at Disneyland Park

April 17, 2014
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Disney Parks After Dark: A ‘Frozen’ Royal Reception at Disneyland Park

The “Frozen” Royal Reception cottage in Fantasyland at Disneyland park takes on a different feeling in the early morning hours before sunrise. I love the light reflecting off the wet surface that makes the cottage enchanting. In the “Disney Parks After Dark” series, one thing that stands out in the photos from the different...
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Windows on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park: Milt Albright

April 17, 2014
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Windows on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park: Milt Albright

With the passing of Disney Legend Milt Albright last week, I thought it would be fitting to pay tribute to him and highlight a few of the many successes of his 45-year career with Disney. Milt always said his luckiest day was June 19, 1947 – the day he achieved his goal to work...
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‘Maleficent’ Sneak Peek Debuts in Disney Parks April 18

April 17, 2014
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‘Maleficent’ Sneak Peek Debuts in Disney Parks April 18

Beginning tomorrow, April 18, guests at Disney Parks on both coasts will be able to enjoy an exclusive sneak peek at Walt Disney Studios’ “Maleficent,” which opens in theaters May 30. This special extended sneak peek will play daily in RealD 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the ABC Sound Studio and at Disney...
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Disney Offers Obama Minimum Wage to Florida Park Workers

April 17, 2014
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Disney presented the proposal yesterday to the Service Trades Council, a consortium of six labor groups, the company and union representatives said. They are scheduled to resume bargaining over a contract on May 28. Disney – Yahoo News Search Results Related Posts:Disney offers Obama minimum wage to Florida theme park staff – Chicago TribuneDisney...
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Top Five: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Videos from Walt Disney Imagineering

April 17, 2014
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Top Five: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Videos from Walt Disney Imagineering

With the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opening later this spring, this week we thought we’d review some of the best video content we’ve shared so far around this attraction. Just to review, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was Inspired by the 1937 Disney animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” – but unlike Magic...
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Finish that Disney Parks Sign: A Perfect Morning Treat

April 16, 2014
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Finish that Disney Parks Sign: A Perfect Morning Treat

Have you spotted this sign on the side of an oversized cereal box at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? It describes everything you need in your cereal bowl for a perfect ___. What are the blurred words in the sign? You tell us in the “Comments” section below. We’ll update the post later today with the...
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Disneyland Resort Pin Trading Challenge

April 16, 2014
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Disneyland Resort Pin Trading Challenge

If you know, me, you know I’m always up for a challenge. So when my dear friend and fellow Disney Parks Blog author Erin Glover challenged me to a Disney Parks Blog Pin Trading Challenge at Disneyland Resort, I said, “I’m in!” What would the challenge entail? Erin and I headed into Disneyland Resort...
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Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’ Breaks Romantic Ground – ABC News

April 16, 2014
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Disney Channel's 'Jessie' Breaks Romantic GroundABC NewsThe budding relationship between Jessie and her new love, 25-year-old Brooks (Pierson Fode), is handled chastely, as befits a Disney project aimed at youngsters. The couple is shown bonding over picnics in Central Park and on movie dates and in other …and more » Disney – Google News Related Posts:Disney...
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Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Features Local Ingredients in Luscious New Desserts at ‘AMA ‘AMA

April 16, 2014
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Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Features Local Ingredients in Luscious New Desserts at ‘AMA ‘AMA

When you cook on an island paradise, using delectable local ingredients only makes the food taste better. And Chef Ron Viloria at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i, gets creative with sweets on his new dessert menu at beachside ‘AMA ’AMA – Contemporary Island Cooking restaurant. “We’re using native mamaki...
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Disney Channel's 'Jessie' breaks romantic ground

April 16, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar. Disney – Yahoo News Search Results Related Posts:Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’ Breaks Romantic Ground – ABC NewsDisney breaks ground on ‘Avatar’ land at Animal Kingdom – Orlando SentinelExclusive: Disney Channel Breaks New Ground...
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A ‘Hollywood’ Classic: The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

April 16, 2014
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A ‘Hollywood’ Classic: The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The 25th anniversary of The Great Movie Ride. Housed inside a full-scale reproduction of Hollywood’s iconic Chinese Theater, the attraction offers a trip through movie history, starting with early black-and-white “talkies” and musicals to all-time classics like “Casablanca.” Other guest-favorite scenes include a spooky stop through some of the first horror films ever produced,...
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Magic in the Details: World-Class Accommodations and Dining on a Disney Cruise

April 16, 2014
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Magic in the Details: World-Class Accommodations and Dining on a Disney Cruise

When you think about what sets Disney apart, what is it that comes to mind? My guess is that most of you will agree it’s attention to detail. No matter where you vacation with Disney, it’s easy to tell right away the thought that’s put behind even the smallest of things. It’s what we...
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They aren’t all princesses anymore: Why Disney needs to diversify – Hypable

April 16, 2014
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They aren’t all princesses anymore: Why Disney needs to diversify – Hypable

Hypable They aren't all princesses anymore: Why Disney needs to diversifyHypableThe Disney theme parks are known for giving us the opportunities to meet our favorite princesses; from classic Cinderella and now even Anna and Elsa. But it's about time some of the more independent and less feminine characters get the chance to show … Disney...
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Wildlife Wednesdays: The Seas with Nemo & Friends Earns Praise for Conservation Efforts, Animal Care from Accrediting Association

April 16, 2014
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Wildlife Wednesdays: The Seas with Nemo & Friends Earns Praise for Conservation Efforts, Animal Care from Accrediting Association

Earth Month is a time when we give extra thought to how we can protect our planet year-round, including our amazing oceans and marine wildlife. So it is with tremendous pride that I share the news that The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot was granted accreditation once again by the Association of...
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Rave Reviews for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Park

April 15, 2014
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Rave Reviews for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Park

I recently asked Disneyland park guests to review the newly refurbished Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. While it was the return of a Frontierland favorite for some and a pioneer trip on the train for others, all passengers agreed it’s still the “wildest ride in the wilderness.” Have you had a chance to take a...
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Sushi Takes Center Stage at Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

April 15, 2014
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Sushi Takes Center Stage at Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Sushi is on a roll at Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort – for dinner, the little Kona Island sushi bar in the upstairs lobby is now an extension of the restaurant, and the sushi is crafted in the dining room in the former dessert show kitchen, giving chefs plenty of room to create...
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The History of the Walt Disney World Monorail: Mark VI, 1989-Present

April 15, 2014
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The History of the Walt Disney World Monorail: Mark VI, 1989-Present

The Mark VI Monorail made its debut at Walt Disney World Resort in June 1989. Below is a look at one of the first trains being loaded onto the monorail track. The Mark VI trains had wider monorail doors, improved air conditioning (great for that warm, summer Florida weather) and communication systems and increased...
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