Tag: DIS Interview

Susan Egan, the Belle of Broadway, Talks About Her New CD

Susan Egan, the Belle of Broadway, Talks About Her New CD

| November 15, 2011 | Reply

Susan Egan may be best known to Disney fans for her Broadway debut originating the role of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, or perhaps for voicing the female lead Meg (Megara) in Disney’s feature animated film Hercules.  She just released her 6th solo CD titled “The Secret of Happiness”, and agreed to chat [...]

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Lead Imagineer and Hawaiian Joe Rohde Discusses Disney’s Aulani

Lead Imagineer and Hawaiian Joe Rohde Discusses Disney’s Aulani

| October 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

In August, Disney opened its first hotel outside mainland USA not associated with a theme park.  Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is a stand-alone Disney Vacation Club property located in Hawaii.  Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde was one of the lead designers of the new resort, and took time to talk with the DIS Unplugged about [...]

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Retired Imagineer Marty Sklar Reflects on Walt Disney World’s 40th

Retired Imagineer Marty Sklar Reflects on Walt Disney World’s 40th

| October 18, 2011 | Reply

Saturday October 1, 2011, Walt Disney World turned 40 years old and celebrated the opening of Florida’s Magic Kingdom.  Disney Legend Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, was involved throughout the design, planning and opening of Walt Disney World, and reflected with the DIS Unplugged on his experience.  Continue after [...]

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Celebrity HGTV Designer Vern Yip: a Disney Dad Who “Gets It”

Celebrity HGTV Designer Vern Yip: a Disney Dad Who “Gets It”

| September 27, 2011 | 3 Replies

In 2011, Disney entered into a partnership with the cable television network HGTV.  As part of this deal, HGTV was the presenting host for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, and held a number of appearances by celebrity designers throughout the event.  The HGTV talent returns for this Fall’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival with weekend [...]

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Walt Disney World’s Champion Sugar Artist, Chef Laurent Branlard

Walt Disney World’s Champion Sugar Artist, Chef Laurent Branlard

| August 17, 2011 | 1 Reply

Frequent Walt Disney World travellers may be familiar with the good deals found at the Swan and Dolphin Resort, the “Heavenly Beds”, and signature restaurants by Todd English and Don Shula.  However, they may not realize the hotel complex is also home to one of the Top Pastry Chefs in America (named Top 10 Pastry Chefs [...]

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Star Wars Icon Billy Dee Williams Discusses Art, Mickey & Disney

Star Wars Icon Billy Dee Williams Discusses Art, Mickey & Disney

| August 9, 2011 | Reply

“Hello, what have we here?”  Actor Billy Dee Williams is best known for the iconic role of Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy.  Friday, August 19, he’s appearing at the Disney’s D23 Expo in conjunction with the debut of the newly re-imagined Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.  However, before Williams portrayed the gambling scoundrel Lando [...]

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Interview with Jodi Benson: Voice of Ariel, Barbie, and now, Legend

Interview with Jodi Benson: Voice of Ariel, Barbie, and now, Legend

| July 12, 2011 | 5 Replies

Recently, the Disneyland Resort in California opened 3 new attractions, including the highly anticipated The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure.  Disneyland Correspondent Wayne Toigo described this ride as “one of the most delightful attractions to come to the park”, and well worth the wait.  Continue after the break for the DIS [...]

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