Entries from Disney and Florida Attractions News Blog tagged with 'Disney'

Legendary Disney Animator and Imagineer Francis Xavier ‘X’ Atencio Passes Away at Age 98

Disney Legend Xavier “X” Atencio, a former Imagineer and Disney animator, passed away on September 10 at the age of 98. X was responsible for helping bring to life a number of beloved Disney Parks attractions including Pirates of...

Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at 83

July 27, 2017 -- Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. “Marty” Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday. He was 83. During an illustrious career spanning 54 years, Marty worked closely with Walt Disney and was instrumental...

Disney Vacation Club Announces Disney Riviera Resort; New Skyway

CELEBRATION, FL (July 15, 2017) – Today at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced the next planned development for Disney Vacation Club will be an entirely new resort near Epcot...

Whoopi Goldberg Named a Disney Legend at D23 Expo

THE ONE AND ONLY LEGOT RECIPIENT! Whoopi Goldberg is one of a very elite group of artists who is an EGOT, which is an acronym for a person who’s won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. She has won...

Disney Believes in Magic!

Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando Magic Extend Community Sponsorship Agreement ORLANDO, FLA., (June 20, 2017) – The Orlando Magic will have the power of pixie dust in its court starting next season, as Walt Disney World Resort becomes the...

Pixar and Disney Declare June 11 "Speak Like a Whale" Day

PIXAR ANIMATION, THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS AND DISNEY PARKS DECLARE JUNE 11 “SPEAK LIKE A WHALE DAY” As “Finding Dory” Swims Toward Opening Day on June 17, Fans Nationwide Invited to Speak Whale Like the Famous Forgetful Blue Tang...

Disney's Animal Kingdom Introduces the Magic of Nature After Dark With First-Ever Extended Park Hours Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Night New Limited-Engagement Show Celebrates The Jungle Book LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla – Nightfall brings more mystery and majesty to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park as guests discover rich new experiences under the stars. Whether...

New LEGO® Minifigures Series Features First-Ever Disney Character Edition

LEGO Minifigures Collection Features 18 Iconic Disney Characters BILLUND, Denmark (March 29, 2016) – The LEGO Group today announced its 18th collection of LEGO® Minifigures starring some of The Walt Disney Company’s most beloved characters inspired by stories from...

Inside Out - New Trailer from Disney*Pixar

Opening in Theaters June 19, 2015 From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.," "Up") has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney-Pixar's original movie "...

Maleficent Sneak Peek at New Lana Del Ray Song

Reimagining of the Classic Disney Tune "Once Upon a Dream" Burbank, Calif. (January 26, 2014) - A never-before-heard Lana Del Rey rendition of "Once Upon a Dream" was unveiled as part of a 90-second sneak peek of Disney's "Maleficent"...

Disney Consumer Products Takes Fans from Sketch to Shelf at D23 Expo

Disney's Ultimate Fans to Enjoy Access to Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Content and Merchandise Glendale, Calif. - July 9, 2013 - Disney Consumer Products (DCP) will give Disney's most loyal fans an up close look at an extensive collection of interactive...

The Walt Disney Company Commits $2 Million for Hurricane Sandy Relief

BURBANK, Calif., November 1, 2012 - The Walt Disney Company announced today a $2 million cash commitment to the relief and rebuilding efforts for those severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. One million dollars will be donated to the American Red...

DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD.

An investor conference call will take place at approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT / 1:30 p.m. PDT today, October 30, 2012. Details for the call are listed in the release. Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned...

Construction Crews at Disney's Art of Animation Resort Celebrate "Topping Out"

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 21, 2011 - The hundreds of people who are building Disney's Art of Animation Resort from the ground up gathered to mark the project's "topping out." The "topping out" is a special moment that...

Disney Parks Ticket Prices to Increase

The Disney Parks Blog posted today: ".... that ticket prices are increasing at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. The new prices go into effect on June 12, but today we're sharing an early look at pricing details as...

DISNEY’S D23 EXPANDS MEMBER DISCOUNTS & BENEFITS FOR 2011

Disney's Official Fan Club Launches New URL http://Disney.com/D23Offers Dedicated to Discount Updates, Details and Procedures BURBANK, Calif. - Jan 6, 2011 - D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, today announced a host of new and continuing money-saving discounts and special...

Send a Hello Stamp

Since 1986, Pixar films have stretched the boundaries of our imagination with stories about unlikely heroes who explore the bonds of friendship and family. Now some of those heroes are the subjects of colorful new Send a Hello stamps...

‘Give a Day, Get a Disney Day’ Program Reaches 600,000 Volunteer Sign-Ups – and Counting!

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2010) -Against the backdrop of a world-record sculpture of canned goods destined for food banks, Disney Parks officials on Thursday announced a major milestone with the "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day"...

Celebrating the ‘Season of Giving,’ 26th Annual ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ Broadcasts from Both Coasts, Airing on ABC-TV Dec. 25

Television holiday extraordinaire includes celebrity performances by Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder pop music sensations Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, plus more! Welcome the holidays with festive favorites featuring 'Dancing with the Stars' talent, cheerful characters, Disney's newest princess debut and more...

D23 EXPO SCHEDULE DETAILS FOUR DAYS OF EXTRAORDINARY ENTERTAINMENT AND SURPRISES AT THE ULTIMATE DISNEY FAN EVENT

Event Schedule and Additional Details Revealed as the Ultimate Disney Fan Event Readies for Its Premiere Sept. 10-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center "In the Company of Legends" is the official artwork of the D23 Expo created by artist Tim...

eFX Inc. to Launch New Disney-Inspired Collectibles This Fall

Snow White-Inspired 'Heart Box' Is First in Collection to Be Previewed at Comic-Con and D23 Expo BURBANK, Calif. (June 9, 2009) - Bringing together the masterful storytelling of Disney with the renowned artistry of eFX Inc., an all-new line...

UP, UP AND AWAY!

UP, UP AND AWAY!: Characters from the new Disney-Pixar animated comedy "UP" made a surprise visit May 14, 2009 to Disney's Hollywood Studios. The three stars -- (L-R): Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer; Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman;...

Biggest Character Breakfast Ever

California family wins the biggest character breakfast ever -- as part of last year's Year of a Million Dreams program, this family won the chance to have breakfast with two dozen characters, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Peter Pan...

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