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.
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.
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.
Spoiler Alert: If you do not want to see what awaits you in California Andentures’ newest attraction, “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure,” then leave right now. However, if you are the curious sort such as I and realize that even if you get a video preview of the ride, it still won’t spoil experiencing the attraction in person, then continue on.
The “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” is returning to the 2011 D23 Expo along with the Disney Legends Awards – a tradition that pays tribute to the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy as well as the D23 Live Auction.
The first trailer for Disney’s “The Muppets” doesn’t look like anything muppet-related at all, that is until about half way through when Kermit and the gang make their appearance in what is actually a spoof trailer. “Green With Envy” will very likely be the first of many trailers released before the Thanksgiving release date of the movie.
State Farm has joined with Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 movie for a fun commercial that features characters from the film. As part of this partnership the insurance giant is hosting a 30 city tour featuring life-size vehicles from Cars 2 with prizes as well including a new Cadillac SRX.
In a new video released by Disney Parks Blog, original animators of The Little Mermaid, Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane tour the upcoming attraction, "The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure", which is scheduled to open June 3rd at Disney California...
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at how motherhood (as well as having babies) has changed over the past 100 years. There are quite a few differences and yet the role of mothers is just as important as ever.
April 8, 2011 will be the official groundbreaking for Shanghai Disneyland. The event will take place with with government-owned partner Shanghai Shendi Group Co. , Disney CEO Robert Iger and Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Thomas Staggs. The start of construction marks a milestone in a five-year process involving negotiations with city and central government officials.
The Disney/Pixar animated movie “Cars” introduced some iconic characters – Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Sally Carrera and of course the lovable Mater. The sequel to the ever popular Cars animated movie will bring back some of our favorites including Lighting McQueen and Mater as they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix. Cars 2 will introduce several new characters as well.
The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World Florida is getting some new technology. A new exterior “Next Generation” queue is in the works and the end of the attraction itself has received a bit of a makeover. Both additions will add some interactivity to the famous attraction.
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.
The 83rd Academy Awards are set to take place 30 days from now and Disney has a pretty good chance on taking home at least one if not more Oscars.They received a total of twelve nominations that cover 6 films including Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland and TRON: Legacy to name a few.
Disney Parks Blog has released a new video showing progress on one of their newest attractions still in development – The Little Mermaid “Ariel’s Undersea Adventure”. In this video, Imagineer Lisa Girolami takes you behind the curtain to give you a first look at Ariel’s world.