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Captain EO Returning to…Walt Disney World!


In a not surprising move, the Walt Disney World Company has decided to bring Captain EO back to Epcot on July 2 after seeing the popularity of the film at Disneyland’s Magic Eye Theater. The film will also be opening at Disneyland Paris on June 12 and Tokyo Disneyland on June 30.

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 […]

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 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 […]

This Week in Disney History (April 12-18)


1887: Actor Christian Rub (Pinocchio in Pinocchio) is born in Austria. 1907: Animator Bernhard August Gramatky, Jr. (worked at Disney from 1929-1936) is born in Dallas, Texas. 1917: Actor Hans Conried (Mr. George Darling/Captain Hook in Peter Pan, The Cat From Outer Space, The Shaggy D.A., Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier) is born in Baltimore, Maryland. […]

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) […]

Euro Disney Upgrading All It’s Phones To Voice Over IP


Euro Disney, operator of Disneyland Paris, is upgrading its phone system from a PABX system to a computerized Voice over IP (VoIP) system. Euro Disney currently operates 15,000 phone lines at the hotels, parks and offices. This upgrade will allow employees to have profiles for their phones based on their use. Hotel staff, guest services […]

Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) Makes A Profit


(News | Source: Forbes) Euro Disney, the company that operates Disneyland Paris, has made an operating profit of €1.3 million ($2 million) in its second quarter after reporting a lost of €36.3 million ($56.21 million) a year earlier. Additionally, sales increased 18 percent while the company said that revenues benefited from the fact easter was […]

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 CareerBuilder.com 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 […]

Euro Disney, Operator Of Disneyland Resort Paris, Closer To Profitable


(News | Source: Times Online) Euro Disney, who operates Disneyland Resort Paris, announced a 20 percent jump in first-quarter revenues bringing it closer to being profitable. The park has reported a strong growth in visitor numbers, guest spending and hotel occupancy. The opening of new attractions have been credited with the improvements.

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


(News | Source: Walt Disney Company) Disney and CareerBuilder.com 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 […]

Joyce Carlson, Artist Behind ‘It’s A Small World’, Dies At 84


(News | Source: Orlando Sentinel) Joyce Carlson, the artist behind it’s a small world, has passed away at 84. Carlson worked on the coloring of Lady and the Tramp and created many of the doll characters for it’s a small world. She passed away Wednesday at her home in Orlando. Carlson originally was hired at […]