Destination D: Walt Disney World Resort 40th Anniversary Celebration

Following the rave reviews of Destination D: Disneyland ’55, D23 has announced Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary, to be held on May 14 and May 15, 2011. The event will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Orlando resort, its history and heritage. The event will take D23 Members on a journey from the moment when the first parcels of land in Central Florida were purchased in 1964 through the opening of EPCOT Center in 1982 and beyond.

Will Disney’s River Country Become a Future Resort?

Is a new Disney Vacation Club resort possibly is in the works at Walt Disney World’s River Country property? It is indeed according to theme park industry websites. has reported spotting Disney engineers going over the site to determine what must done to clear away the remains of Disney World’s former River Country water park and create a new Disney Vacation Club resort.

Female Baby Elephant Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A new baby elephant has been added to the elephant population at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Donna, a 22-year-old elephant Donna is the proud mother of a 288-pound female calf who has yet to be named. Right now, baby and mom are in their backstage home, but in several weeks are expected to join the rest of the elephant herd on the Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Attention Star Wars Fans: Final Tour To Endor Announced

In conjunction with the Star Wars Celebration V taking place in Orlando August 12-15, 2010, guests to have an opportunity to be the first to be the last to ride Star Tours before its October closure prior to its conversion into a newer version of the attraction. The “Last Tour to Endor” event will take place on August 14 from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Toy Story Mania at Walt Disney World To Get New Games

For the first time in Disney Imagineering history, Imagineers are going to take advantage of the ability to swap out computer programs and change one of the midway games at Toy Story Midway Mania. The transition will occur in conjunction with the upcoming Toy Story 3 which is scheduled in theaters on June 18.

The balloon pop game will be changed from Bo Peep and her sheep to Rex and Trixie (the triceratops from the new movie), and will feature a jungle/volcano theme.