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Disney Parks Blog Readers ‘Recruit’ Guests for Tomorrowland

posted on May 30th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager

Did you see the new film “Tomorrowland” over the weekend? On Friday, May 22, 500 Disney Parks Blog readers were treated to a special screening of the film – and were then made honorary Tomorrowland recruiters. Armed with Tomorrowland pins, our group returned to Magic Kingdom Park to search for brilliant minds and optimistic people who could shape the future.

Check out all the fun that they had during the screening.

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Today in Disney History: Muppet*Vision 3D Opened Its Doors at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on May 30th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager

Muppet*Vision 3D officially opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on this day back in 1991.


This 3D attraction features favorite Muppet characters – and the world’s first computer-generated Muppet, Waldo C. Graphic – in hilarious musical numbers. (And who can forget that glorious three hour finale?).

What do you love about this attraction? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Disneyland Resort Celebrates 60th Anniversary, Grants More than $60,000 to Diversity Scholarship Funds

posted on May 29th, 2015 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort

As we reflect on all we’ve accomplished with the community over the past 60 years, our dazzling Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration presents us with the opportunity to inspire the next generation of leaders right here in Orange County. In that spirit, Disneyland Resort donated more than $60,000 in scholarship funds to support the pursuit of higher education.


Last night, during a special ceremony held at the Main Street Opera House in Disneyland park, we presented 11 nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving diverse students with funds supporting their scholarship efforts. Organizations included:

  • 100 Black Men of Orange County
  • American Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • California State University, Fullerton Hispanic Scholarship
  • Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF)
  • National Hispanic Business Woman Association (NHBWA)
  • OC Black Chamber
  • OC Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation
  • Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
  • Santa Ana College
  • Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce

The reception culminated with a viewing of the new “Paint the Night” parade. On behalf of the Disneyland Resort, thank you to all of the organizations for promoting the importance of education among our youth. Keep up the dazzling work!

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June 2015 Merchandise Events at the Disneyland Resort

posted on May 29th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration is underway, here are a few other events taking place in June that are sure to dazzle you!

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Sixty Years of Innovation: ‘World of Color’ at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on May 29th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

Let’s wrap up our look back at “Sixty Years of Innovation” at the Disneyland Resort with a nighttime spectacular that, in just five short years, has become an instant classic. “World of Color” opened at Disney California Adventure park in June 2010 and was immediately a fan favorite.

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Disney Vacation Club Goes Wild About Goofy

posted on May 29th, 2015 by Ryan March, Editor, Disney Vacation Club’s Disney Files Magazine

Greetings from Skagway, Alaska, gateway to the Klondike!

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#DisneyKids: How Little Ones Can Make the Most of Star Wars Weekends

posted on May 29th, 2015 by Jamie Langdon, Social Media Manager

Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is an annual event that features activities for all ages, so even the youngest family members can join in on the fun. All three of my little girls are huge fans of the characters from both the original films and the new Star Wars Rebels series on Disney XD, so it is a huge treat for them to meet their favorites in person. Parents of padawans won’t want to miss these incredibly themed hands-on experiences, taking place weekends May 15 – June 14, 2015.

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Let’s Celebrate World Oceans Day at Epcot!

posted on May 29th, 2015 by Sara Green, Education Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

While World Oceans Day is recognized globally on June 8, you can join us at the perfect venue—The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot—on June 3 to get a head start on the festivities! After you enjoy the attraction with Nemo, Marlin, Dory and all your fishy friends, stick around to explore our huge 5.7 million-gallon aquarium to see and learn all about tropical fish, stingrays, sea turtles and even sharks!

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Rick Springfield, Tiffany, Chaka Khan Rock ‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Series at 2015 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

posted on May 29th, 2015 by Charles Stovall, Public Relations Manager

In January, we let you in on the dates for this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

One of my favorite times of the year! And this year is the 20th anniversary of the festival!

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Star Wars Weekends Take You as Close to the Force as You Can Get

posted on May 29th, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment

We’re nearly halfway through Star Wars Weekends 2015, and the excitement continues to build. This year’s event spreads further across Disney’s Hollywood Studios than ever before, from the celebrity talk shows at Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard to the new Darth’s Mall merchandise complex on Streets of America.

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