In 2010, the DIS Unplugged Podcast put forth a challenge to its listeners and their communities. The premise was simple: help us raise a million dollars for Give Kids the World (GKTW). Wait a second…a MILLION dollars? That’s simple?! Yes, you heard it right! Pete Werner, host of the DIS Unplugged, proposed this scenario: find [...]
It’s the top award for theme park and amusement parks worldwide. Each year, ‘Amusement Today’ magazine hands out its Golden Ticket Awards for the best of the best in several amusement park categories. On September 7th & 8th, several amusement and theme park officials and fans gathered at the Dollywood Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN [...]
Early yesterday morning I headed over to Magic Kingdom to check out the progress of some of the construction – and I took some photos along the way! With New Fantasyland nearing completion and some of the smaller projects around the park, there was plenty to see.
This fall, Disney brings to life the tale of a boy on a mission to save man’s best friend. Using stop-motion animation and a story written by Tim Burton over 25 years ago, Frankenweenie will entertain and inspire as it travels across the globe, into Disney parks, and theaters. Image: The story of a boy [...]
Some of us are born to be bad, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy-winning director Rich Moore (The Simpsons and Futurama) have teamed up to create an exciting new film called Wreck-It Ralph, which will take viewers on a video-game-hopping journey this fall. Image: Wreck-It Ralph tells the [...]
Some like it bold. Others like it sweet. Many prefer whipped while a few salivate over it iced. No matter how they like it, guests can now find their favorite Starbucks beverages and treats inside Disney parks thanks to a partnership with the Seattle-based coffee chain, the largest in the world. Image: The Fiddler, Fifer, [...]
Disney released its third quarter earnings report today. As usually happens, along with the written report Disney Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bob Iger and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jay Rasulo held an “earnings call” to announce the results and answer questions from investment company representatives. (A transcript of the call will be released in a [...]