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Disney’s Magic Makers: Roy E. Disney


Roy Edward Disney was born to Roy Oliver Disney and Edna Francis Disney in Los Angeles on January 10, 1930 (and is their sole child). As a child, he traveled to the Studio where he viewed the films the animators were working on (i.e. “Snow White”, “Pinocchio”) and acted as a sounging board to his […]

Roy E. Disney Passes Away at 79


Roy Edward Disney, son of Roy O. and nephew of Walt, who led two revolutions that changed the company has passed away at the age of 79. Roy E. started as a director of nature films with the Disney Company before taking an administrative position after his uncle and father died, but was declined. He […]

Walt Disney World Finds a Twin


The Walt Disney World Company has chosen Swindon in Whiltshire, UK as it’s twin town. Rebecca Warren, a 20 year old building society worker, created the winning video and poem which eventually caused Disney management to choose the village. In 2010, a Swindon exhibit will be unveiled at Epcot.

Disney Wins Dismissal Of Segways Lawsuit And Settlement


The Walt Disney Company has won the dismissal of the Segway lawsuit and had the original settlement voided according to Bloomberg.com. In 2007, two Illinois residents and one from Iowa sued the Walt Disney Company because the park refused them from using their Segways in the park. Disney had agreed to settle the case by […]

Disney/PIXAR Sued Over Luxo, Jr.


Disney/PIXAR is being sued by a Norweigian lighting company, Luxo, over upcoming sales of a Luxo Jr. toy with the Blu-Ray discs of Up. The Norweigian company claims sales of the desk-lamp character (as well as the walk-around character in Walt Disney World), created by John Lasseter in 1986, will be devestating to Luxo. The company […]

Disney World and the Hurricane Watch (TD Ana, Hurricane Bill)


If you’ve checked the latest weather news, you probably saw that the first two named storms of the season have formed: Ana and Bill. Both are out in the Atlantic Ocean on their way to the Florida coast. Ana has run aground in the Caribbean and is weakining. If she curves northward, she might dump […]

Disney’s Latest Offer: Now for Annual Passholders


Walt Disney World has unleashed an unprecedented offer: in fear that the economy will cause annual passholders to not renew their APs, Disney is offering a 15 month annual pass for the price of 12. The promotion began on August 2nd. To utilize the offer, the passholder must be within the usual renewal window (60 […]

Walt Disney World Ticket Prices on the Rise


As the discounts at Walt Disney World continue, the price of a one day, one park ticket will increase from $75 to $79 (a one day, one park ticket for a child between the ages of 3-9 will now be $68), beginning Sunday.  The price to upgrade a ticket to “Park Hopper” status or “Water Park […]

This Week in Disney History (May 24-31)


1879: Actress Lucile Watson (Song of the South) is born in Quebec, Canada. 1889: Actor Don Brodie (Barker in Pinocchio) is born in Cincinnati, OH. 1908: Actress Barbara Luddy (Kanga in many Winnie the Pooh serials, Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty, Rover in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Lady in Lady and the Tramp) is born in Great Falls, MT.  […]

Disney Parks Go Online


Earlier this week, Disney Parks launched a new way for consumers to buy signature souvenirs. WDW mouse-ear-hats, mugs, snowglobes, as well as Disneyland merchandise, will be available through www.disneyparks.com/store. Other merchandise includes t-shirts, monorail train sets, and popcorn buckets. Note: The website above currently only includes merchandise from the American parks.

American Idol Winner Is Going To Walt Disney World


The winner of American Idol will be shouting the famous phrase “I’m going to Disney World!” in a new television commercial according to the Associated Press. The winner will also be singing “When You Wish Upon A Star” for the commercial as well. Disney has a camera crew in the Nokia Theater to record the […]

This Week in Disney History (May 17-23)


1904: Actor Fred Shields (Narrator for Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros) is born in Kansas City, Missouri. 1906: Sound effects guru James Macdonald (Mickey and the Beanstalk, House of Mouse, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland) is born in Dundee, Scotland. 1908: Writer Ralph Wright (Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the […]

This Week in Disney History (May 10-16)


1872: Actor Taylor Holmes (King Stefan in Sleeping Beauty) is born in Newark, New Jersey. 1883: Sketch artist Albert Hunter (Snow White, Pinocchio)  is born in Zurich, Switzerland. 1908: Illustrator, and Disney Legend, Joe Grant (Snow White, Dumbo, Fantasia, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules) is born in New York City. 1911: Actor […]

Woman Arrested for Disney Scam


My Fox Orlando is reporting that Nancy Alvarez (a 21 year-old Miami woman) has been arrested for placing false advertisements for cheap Walt Disney World discount tickets and packages, which scammed about $7,500 from the customers. The ads were placed on Craigslist under the business name “A Fairy Tale Event.” Alvarez was arrested after she […]

This Week in Disney History (May 3-9)


1903: Singer Bing Crosby (Narrator in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad) is born in Tacoma, Washington. 1915: Actor Ben Wright (Grimsby in The Little Mermaid, Wolf in The Jungle Book) is born in London, England. 1916: Actress, and Disney Legend, Adriana Caselotti (Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. […]