Month: April 2016

Disney Days of Past: Celebrating Arbor Day!

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is Arbor Day. In this flashback photo from 1975 we see Mickey Mouse, Chip & Dale planting a tree at Walt Disney World Resort. We have thousands of beautiful trees on property that are well cared for by our Horticulture department and Arborists. Take some time tomorrow to walk outside and enjoy nature. Maybe even hug a tree, or an...

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Gruden’s QB Camp Welcomed Top Quarterbacks to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Coach Jon Gruden just wrapped up the seventh season of his QB Camp series, a signature element of ESPN’s annual pre-NFL Draft coverage. During every episode, he spends time with each prospect in the film room and on the field. It is no surprise that this is the third consecutive year Coach Gruden returned to host it at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Coach Gruden isn’t new to the ESPN Complex. In fact, he held the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ training camp here in 2002, when the then-head coach led the team to victory...

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Come Celebrate All Things Star Wars at Disneyland Park on May the 4th

Are you a rebel looking for a place to commemorate May the 4th? Disneyland park is the place to be on this special day as we celebrate Star Wars! You already know that Tomorrowland is filled with new galactic experiences like Star Wars Launch Bay and Hyperspace Mountain, and now on May 4, 2016, fans can join even more special celebrations! Head over to Tomorrowland Theater for a special screening of an episode from the hit Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels. In the fan-favorite episode, “Shroud of Darkness,” Kanan, Ezra and Ahsoka return to the Jedi Temple on Lothal...

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Tokyo Disney Resort Plans ‘Beauty & The Beast,’ ‘Big Hero 6’ Attractions

The Oriental Land Co, Ltd. announced plans for major new attractions and theme park areas that are set to open through the year 2020. Tokyo Disneyland will expand its Fantasyland to include a new area inspired by “Beauty & The Beast” film, including a themed attraction, shop and restaurant. The yet-to-be-named attraction will allow guests to board “enchanted dishes” that dance in rhythm to the film’s music. Guests will journey into Beast’s Castle just in time to break the spell that will help Belle make Beast human again. The park’s Fantasyland will also get a dedicated indoor theater for...

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Authentic Details Bring to Life Pandora — The World of AVATAR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As many of you know, there’s an incredible lineup of new attractions and experiences coming to all four Walt Disney World theme parks this summer. And among our latest updates, we also looked further into the future and shared new details on how Pandora – The World of AVATAR will come to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2017. Imagineer Joe Rohde and Lightstorm Entertainment film producer Jon Landau shared a quick hint at what to expect in the new 12-acre land inspired by James Cameron’s film “AVATAR” during a special presentation at the Walt Disney World Resort. They...

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This Day In History

  • 1930 Wild Waves (starring Mickey & Minnie) released
  • 1952 Let’s Stick Together (starring Donald) released
  • 2000 The Lion King stage show opened in Toronto
  • 2000 The Walt Disney World Marching band disbanded
  • 2003 It Runs In The Family released

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