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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 […]

Disney Profits Take A Hit This Quarter

Disney has seen its profits fall in most sectors this quarter mainly due to poor performance at the box office according to the Finanicial Times. Operating income for Disney’s studios fell 97% to $13 million with DVD sales falling short for Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Bolt. Theme park attendance has remained steady but spending by […]

Disney to Submit Shanghai theme park plan to China

Yahoo! News is reporting that the Walt Disney Company will be submitting their plan for a Shanghai theme park to Chinese government officials. This would be the second Disney theme park in China. Disney says no deal has been signed, and no project has been approved – it must be approved by China’s central government […]

Disney Planning To Expand Hong Kong Disneyland

Disney is planning a $449 million expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland by adding themed areas MarketWatch is reporting while the Hong Kong government, who owns 57% of the park, won’t spend a dime. The Hong Kong government will cut back the number of shares it owns to even up the deal. Both sides are currently […]

Disney Legend Class of 2008 is Unveiled

The newest class of Disney Legends was unveiled this week. The list includes: Frank Gifford (TV Broadcaster) Toshio Kagami (CEO of the Oriental Land Company) Walt Peregoy (Animator: Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book) Dorothea Redmond (Imagineer: New Orleans Square at Disneyland, Fantasyland) […]

Celebration Vacation

Celebration Vacation is the newest Disney Parks promotion for 2009. Part of this promotion is that anyone can receive a one day Magic Your Way ticket for free on their birthday. Also included in the new promotion are new street parties, a Tomorrowland video dance party (WDW), a celebration barbecue and festive birthday party (Disneyland) […]

And Disney’s Chief Magic Official is…

(News | Source: Press Release) Today, the Chief Magic Official was announced. After several months of grueling competition among 1,300 other candidates and online voting, Disney Parks and today announced that Justin Muchoney from Seven Fields, Pa., is the first-ever Disney Parks Chief Magic Official (CMO) . Muchoney was one of three CMO finalists, […]

Chief Magic Official Finalists Announced

(News | Source: Dream CMO) Disney has announced the three Chief Magic Official finalists. The three lucky finalists are David Hawley (Roseville, California), Justin Vance Muchoney (Seven Fields, Pennsylvania), and Tripp West (Powder Springs, Georgia). These men were the top three picked by over 500,000 online voters. There next stop is the Walt Disney World […]

Teenager wins Grand Marshal World Tour prize

(News | Source: Orlando Sentinel) As part of the Year of a Million Dreams, a Eustis, FL teenager has won the chance to be the Grand Marshal in a parade at each of the Disney Parks around the world. His tour of duty starts Wednesday as the teenager and his family join the parade at […]

Disney May Increase Ownership In Hong Kong Disneyland

(News | Source: Bloomberg) The Walt Disney Company may increase its ownership in the struggling Hong Kong Disneyland as attendance drops and pressure from the Chinese Government increases. Currently Disney owns 43 percent of the park while the Hong Kong government owns the rest. “We do anticipate an additional investment ourselves,” said Hong Kong Disneyland’s […]

Mickey Mouse Gets New Mao-Inspired Outfit In Hong Kong Disneyland

(News | Source: Orlando Sentinel) New outfits for the Chinese New Year have been unveiled at Hong Kong Disneyland for Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The outfits created by Vivienne Tam is part of the park’s effort to boost attendance of Chinese tourists. Mickey has a new bright red Mao suit while Minnie has a new […]

Walt Disney Company Looking To Hire Chief Magic Official (CMO)

(News | Source: Walt Disney Company) Disney and are launching the search for the first-ever Disney Parks Chief Magical Official (CMO) who will spread magic during The Year of a Million Dreams. The position will require travel, including travel to the Disney Parks, during the week, weekends, and holidays. They will be compensated hourly […]

Four New Shows, Ride And Lower Ticket Prices For Hong Kong Disneyland

(News | Source: North County Times) Hong Kong Disneyland will get four new shows, a new ride and lower tickets in 2008. Disney’s it’s a small world will be opening up this spring at the park while four new shows will be opening as well. Muppet Mobile Labs, High School Musical, Turtle Talk with Crush […]

Hong Kong Disneyland’s Second Year Crowds Disappointing

(News | Source: Reuters India) The Hong Kong government has indicated that Hong Kong Disneyland only attracted over 4 million in its second year indicating a fall of more than 20 percent. Last year the park attracted 5.2 million visitors which was also lower than expected. The park has suffered due to its small size […]

Disney Skips Royalty Fees For Hong Kong Disneyland

(News | Source: Western Australian) The Walt Disney Company will forgo its royalty fees from Hong Kong Disneyland in order to help the park boost attendance figures. The company has also made an agreement with its creditors to remove conditions on its $293 million loan for one year to make improvements at the park. Guests […]