During the recent D23 Expo held in Anaheim, California, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared more of the ways Epcot will stay true to its original vision while bringing timeless Disney storytelling to life with the magic of possibility. The park will be unified with four neighborhoods that each celebrate a unique aspect of what makes Epcot so special.
New details have been released at the D23 Expo regarding the new Marvel-themed land that is being developed on what was formerly “A Bug’s Land.” This includes information on two new attractions, one featuring Spider-Man and the other The Avengers. Once complete, the land will include the “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!” which was formerly “The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror” but re-themed in 2017 to feature a Guardians of the Galaxy stor
The Walt Disney Company was already a behemoth of a company. Now with the recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox and all of its assets, Disney is just that much larger! Most are familiar with some of the companies/brands they have acquired over the years including Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm (Star Wars), ABC and ESPN, but the list does not end there.
The Haunted Mansion is an iconic attraction with locations in each of the six Disney destinations, and each boasts 999 happy haunts that are ready to welcome one more. While the ride itself is loved by all who take a seat in the doombuggies, the rumors surrounding the mansions have long been known to frighten park attendees and staffers, alike.
If you’re a Disney enthusiast, the best way to enjoy a magical vacation is through the Disney Vacation Club (DVC). If you haven’t heard of it, this flexible vacation ownership program provides owners with an annual allotment of points that can be used to make reservations at a home resort or exchange for a stay at any other resort in the Disney Vacation Club network.
While Disney theme parks are the “utopia” of all theme parks, they were not the first to come on scene. In fact, the very first theme park has its origin in the 1500’s. The following infographic reveals some very interesting historical facts about theme parks and even looks into what the future holds for theme parks.
Disney’s five year, 1 billion dollar expansion of its California Adventure theme park is near complete. June 15 is the date that two highly anticipated themed lands, Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, will open completing one of the largest expansions in history.
For the first time in 10 years, Disneyland has opened membership to its exclusive Club 33, the secretive, members-only restaurant hidden in New Orleans Square. Members will also be able to relax in a new private pad at Disney’s California Adventure: 1901, named for the year Walt Disney was born.
Entry tickets to Walt Disney World alone can run about a grand for the entire family. On the other hand, if you buy a travel package that combines tickets, accommodations and more, you can save tons of money on your vacation. Here is an infographic that highlights some of the best vacation packages. It also provides some cool facts about Walt Disney World at the bottom.
D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event, skips this year but will return to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9-11, 2013. If you’ve never been to a D23 Expo, it is something to see. Personally I love the trade floor and especially all the Disney collectibles. But, there’s a lot more to it than Disney products and collectibles. Read on for the details.
Disney Imagineers are working hard to put all the finishing touches on the new Cars land that is scheduled to open on June 15th this summer. Some of those finishing touches include classic neon signs. Disney has re-created the Radiator Springs seen in Cars and Cars2 including many of its iconic buildings as well as neon signs.
The much anticipated grand opening of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and the Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure has been announced for June 15th. These new additions will serve as a capstone in the five year billion dollar expansion that is designed to revive the struggling park.
From official Disney artwork to hotel rooms, movie tickets to science centers, dining and more, D23 members now have more than two dozen Ways to save. This is added benefit if you are already a D23 member and if you have yet to join, now might be a better time than ever to become a member of the official Disney fan club.
The Walt Disney Company has launched a new online destination designed to help parents, both new and expecting, celebrate magical moments with baby. DisneyBaby.com offers inspired ideas, mom-tested tips and an extensive collection of Disney baby branded products.
S.W. Wilson of Theme Park Concepts designed a park map of what Shanghai Disneyland MIGHT look like. I say “might” because Disney has not released an official blueprint or park map to date. Rather, the map below is based on several clues that have been released about the park that you can read more about here. Still it is a great effort and a fantastic look at what this new theme park might look like.
Are you planning on spending your New Year’s Eve at Disneyland Resort? MousePlanet published some great tips on making the most out of your New Year’s Eve experience at Disneyland and I thought I’d repost here. In fact, much of this advice is good for any day that the parks are overly-crowded.
To spice up the season, Disney.com/Create has launched the holiday Mickey Mouse Card Maker. Inspired by classic Disney characters, vintage artwork and holiday traditions, the card maker lets guests create custom artwork to share warm wishes and memories with friends and family for the holiday season.
Disney Publishing Worldwide has just launched Disney Reads, a new hub and go-to resource located on social media sites Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for all-things Disney Publishing. Disney Reads spotlights books and magazines, comics, digital apps and eBooks, and much more through contests, quizzes, polls, giveaways, and fan-generated content.
I remember watching The Muppet Show as a kid. Now part of the Walt Disney Company and with a new feature film out in theaters, Blockbuster has released an Infographic with some Muppet fun facts.