All the Companies Disney Owns

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. 

Disney’s Haunted Mansion: Truths, Myths & Legends

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.

How to Experience a DVC Resort for Less

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.

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Treasure Map, Myths & Legends

In the following infographic, Costume SuperCenter takes a look at some of the more interesting history about the Caribbean adventures that can be had in Anaheim and Orlando, among other cities. From a list of truths and myths, to your very own treasure map through the attraction, this infographic has everything you need to know about this beloved attraction.

Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday Portrait Unveiled

The “mouse that started it all” is turning 90 and a new birthday portrait was recently revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. Titled “Spreading Happiness Around the World,” the painting by legendary Walt Disney Animation Studios animator Mark Henn honors Mickey’s 90th anniversary.

Coming Soon To a Disney Park Near You: The World of Avatar

At a recent press conference held at Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney CEO Bob Iger and Chairman Tom Staggs just announced a long-term creative partnership with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Disney Parks. Apparently it will all begin at Walt Disney World Resort, specifically Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Sneek Peek at Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disneyland

Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Bob Weis, Executive Vice President, Creative, Walt Disney Imagineering, gave us a sneak peek at the new Enchanted Storybook Castle at the D23 Expo. Not only will this be the biggest of all castles at any Disney park, the Shanghai castle will represent al Disney princesses as opposed to just one.

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Bird’s Eye View of New Buena Vista Street at DCA

Revealed at the D23 Expo, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs and Bob Weis, Executive Vice President, Creative, Walt Disney Imagineering, shared the video below which provides an idea of what the new entrance to Disney California Adventure might look like.

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Want To Live in The Pixar “Up” House? Now You Can!

The Salt Lake Tribune filmed their nickel tour of the “UP House” that is part of the Parade of Homes in Herriman Utah.The video includes shots of the interior with narration by the home builder himself. Just about every detail from the movie has been matched right down to the spindle design on the crib in the nursery.

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Look Inside New Little Mermaid “Under The Sea” Attraction at WDW

WDI has released new video showing the making of the WDW version of the Little Mermaid attraction, presented by Imagineer Chris Beatty. The video shows some great footage of Imagineers at work, Great shots of Imagineers at work, the WDW Little Mermaid model, and renderings which reveal new details on what will be this new version of the ride.

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A Brief History of Disneyland

I came across this great Infographic depicting many of the memorable events that have transpired since the 1955 opening of the original Disneyland Park in Anaheim. If you recall (or have heard), that day, which was “invite only,” did not arrive without its many issues – uninvited guests jumping the fence to get in, attractions breaking down, restaurants running out of food, ladies high heels sinking in the newly poured asphalt on main Street and the list goes on.

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Cars Land Summer 2012 Opening Date Confirmed

Disney spokesman John McClintock has confirmed that Cars Land, will open at Disney’s California Adventure in Summer 2012. The exact date will of course depends of all the ride tests that WDI will do on each Cars Land attractions.

Additionally, The Orange County Register created a neat graphic which details what’s in store for the 12-acre addition to Disney’s California Adventure.

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Disney Legend Wally Boag Dies at 91

Wally Boag, who played Pecos Bill in nearly 40,000 live performances of the Golden Horseshoe Revue at Disneyland, passed away Friday at the age of 91. Boag, a Disney legend, originated the role for Walt Disney in the stage show that is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. He was also the voice of Jose in The Enchanted Tiki Room at the theme park.

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Who Is Disney-O-Rama

Disney-O-Rama is a compilation of Disney news, historical facts, insider tips and more. While we will mostly focus on Disney’s theme parks — Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World in particular, you will also find us covering other Disney topics as well.


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