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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’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 […]

Two Monorails Collide at Walt Disney World


At 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, the Pink monorail, which was moving into the Ticket and Transportation Center, ran into the Purple monorail, which was stationary. One driver was killed while the other was injured (none of the guests riding were injured). The monorail will be shut down until further notice. Walt Disney World issued […]

Stitch’s SuperSonic Celebration to End


According to the Orlando Sentinel, Stitch’s SuperSonic Celebration, which debuted last month in Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland, will have its final performance on June 27. The ending comes as a shock to the performers who had been told that many guests and upper management liked the show. There have been no details as to if […]

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.  […]

Military Personnel Get in Free to Disney Parks


Members of America’s Armed Forces can now receive free five-day park hopper tickets at Walt Disney World (no word on Disneyland), reports the Orlando Sentinel. Both active and retired military personnel are eligible to receive tickets through the “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” promotion, which accentuates this year’s “What Will You Celebrate?” theme. In addition to the ticket, […]

This Week in Disney History (December 28-January 3)


1865: Actor Otis Harlan (Happy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) is born in Zanesville, Ohio. 1890: Walt Disney’s older brother (the second born to Flora and Elias Disney), Raymond Arnold Disney, is born in Chicago, Illinois. 1898: Animator, and Disney Legend, Dick Huemer (The Wise Little Hen, The Reluctant Dragon, Peter and the Wolf, Dumbo, Fantasia, Alice […]

Maid attacked at Disney’s Pop Century


Cadilia Juste, a housekeeper at Disney’s Pop Century in Orlando, was badly beaten while cleaning a room and had to spend time in the hospital, reports WFTV. Police did find her attacker, who was charged and arrested for aggravated battery. On top of all this, Juste claims that Disney is threatening to fire her if […]

Disney Settles Segway Suit


The Walt Disney World Company agreed to settle a lawsuit over claims a ban on personal two-wheel transporters at its facilities violates federal disabilities laws. As Netcot previously reported, the Disability Rights Activisits for Technology pushed Disney World to allow Segways in the parks. Then, Disney World was sued by three people (claiming to represent somewhere […]

Black Saturday at Downtown Disney


Annual Passholders are invited to a special shopping experience at World of Disney at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Starting at 6:30 am on December 13, the first 450 guests will receive a free limited-edition pin (the first 1000 will receive a feww silver or red Disney coil ornament). The […]

Disney Wants You in Their Hotels


The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that there will be significant hotel discounts in the first six months of 2009 after reporting a decline in profits. For these months, guests can receive a deal that was last offered in 2003: seven nights in Disney World for the price of 4. Those who book vacations-by December 20-for […]

This Week in Disney History (November 2-8)


1895: Director, and Disney Legend, Ben Sharpsteen (Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo) is born in Tacoma, Washington. 1896: Illustrator Gustaf Tenggren (Snow White, Bambi, Pinocchio) is born in Vastergotland, Sweden. 1910: Executive, and Disney Legend, Irving Ludwig (president of Buena Vista Distribution during his 40 years at the Walt Disney Company). 1911: Actor Leonard Slye (aka Roy Rogers) (Melody Time, Pecos […]

Disney Parks’ 2009 Ambassadors


The Orlando Sentinel reports that Vanessa Rosas and Clay Shoemaker were announced as Walt Disney World’s 38th ambassador team. Rosas is an industrial engineer who started at the resort in 2000 and worked in theme park operations. Shoemaker was a member of the Dream Squad and started at the resort in 1996 when he managed […]