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Disney Parks Blog Launches

posted on September 28th, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


All journeys begin with a single step.

And this is it for the Disney Parks Blog — an official first leap into the blogosphere for Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line and Disney vacation experiences worldwide.
Disney Parks Blog
Welcome, I’m chief blogger and social media director Thomas Smith.

Beginning today, we’re offering the latest, official information about our destinations as well as some exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at what makes Disney Parks the most magical place on earth. Expect to hear from Imagineers, horticulturists, chefs and other interesting Cast Members.

Walt Disney listened as he wandered the parks. We’ll listen here.

We look forward to your comments on the blog. As with many blogs, comments are moderated. You can find our comment policies in our Terms of Use. Our moderators will keep posts on-topic, friendly and free of inappropriate comments.

Getting started is easy. Simply register and join the conversation.

There are plenty of exciting plans for the Disney Parks Blog so we hope you continue to check us out and connect.

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Michael on September 28th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

This is awesome! I can’t wait to hear more!

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Suzannah from FL on September 28th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Welcome to the blogosphere, Disney!! Best wishes on what will surely be a successful venture. Looking forward to reading!

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Richard from FL on September 28th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Looks like a great place for official Disney Parks information! I look forward to future posts.

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Carla from KY on September 28th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Wow! Thomas, now I know what job I want when I grow up! Look forward to reading the blog.

Carla

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Amy on September 28th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Yay! What a great way to get news about Disney Parks. Can’t wait to read more.

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Rustin from CA on September 28th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Hey! Congratulations on the launch. Looking forward to what’s in store. *subscibed*

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John from NY on September 28th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Congratulations and best of luck with the new endeavor!

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Chris on September 28th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Hi Thomas, will the blog be mainly at the America Parks or the Disney Parks overall (including Disneyland Paris)?

Us over here in Europe get very little information from the Imagineers behind our new attractions, it would be interesting to hear more details.

Chris/Willow.

 

Thomas Smith on September 28th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Hi Chris. In the initial phases, the blog will provide US-focused content. However, from time-to-time updates from our international parks may be posted.

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Duane on September 28th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

very exciting… a great way to get my Disney news and information!!!

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Sharon from NY on September 28th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Excellent! Can’t wait to read updates!

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Tom on September 28th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

It’s about time!!! Really looking forward to the inside look at the parks and resorts division directly from those who know it best.

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Jeffrey from NY on September 28th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Awesome start, social media team! I can see great things coming from this blog in the future.

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Michael on September 28th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Cool I’m already logged in. Hi.

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BRANDY from LA on September 28th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

way to go disney, see ya in december

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Bill on September 28th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Thank you! With all the unofficial Disney blogs out there it will be very exciting and educational to track the “official” one!

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Lee on September 28th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Woo hoo!! Glad to see Disney keep moving forward! A great start, can’t wait to read all the great posts!!

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Jackey on September 28th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Finally ya Disney folks got into blog land. I m sure I will be visiting very very often..

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Doug from UT on September 28th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

This is excellent! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

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BRANDY from LA on September 28th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

will u have a dvc section

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Jason on September 28th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Woohoo! Thanks for keeping all of us true Disney fans up-to-date with all of the new news!

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Deborah from VA on September 28th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Finally!!! Can’t wait to see how this develops!

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Monica from NC on September 28th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

This is awesome! Totally can’t wait to see more!

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Krista from NC on September 28th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

More magic from my favorite folks!! Thumbs up, y’all!!

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Mary Beth on September 28th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

This is great! Hope to hear blogs about the marathon in January too!

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Gregory on September 28th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I’ll be watching.

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Sharon on September 28th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

FANTASTIC! Just one more way for Disney fans and guests to get more information about our favorite places. Another job well done Disney!

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Shawn on September 28th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Congratulations, Tom! I know it’s been a long time coming, and it looks great. I can’t wait to read more…

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Laureen from TX on September 28th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Yeah! Something I can look forward to reading between trips to the parks – I’m putting the kids down early for naps so I can explore! Thanks Disney!

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Suzanne on September 28th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!! I am beside myself with excitement about the Disneyland Blog. Off to blog and tweet about you :)
Suz

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Thomas from IN on September 28th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Glad to finally see Parks & Resorts get a blog!

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Danielle on September 28th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Look forward to reading!

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Jeff on September 28th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Awesome! Now…BRING CAPTAIN EO BACK ALREADY ;) hee hee..thanks Guys for making strides to keep in touch with your public. Walt would be pleased.

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Robert from MI on September 28th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Thank you for the opportunity to share ideas.

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Ana on September 28th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Welcome to the blogosphere! I look forward to reading all about the ins and outs of the Disney Parks!

regards,
bonggamom

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Mark from GA on September 28th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I love this. Disney Park & Resorts is my favorite branch of the Disney empire! Will the Imagineers-and NOT the Accountateers-being reading this? Hope so! Us Mouseketeers have a lot of opinions on how things are being handled in the parks!

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Allison from CA on September 28th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Congratulations! I cannot wait to be filled in :)

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Jacob on September 28th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Awesome! Bravo, Disney!

I hope this can be an official beginning to a direct relationship with your many devoted fans.

Thanks!

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Travis from NH on September 28th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I love this idea. I hope it gets lots of attention, and lots of updates on the new Fantasyland Expansion. Many questions are out there on the internet, maybe a Q & A for people to ask questions about the Fantasyland Expansion?

I’m hoping WDW will get equal attention as DLR in the blog. Always seems like DLR gets more attention.

Thanks!

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Chris from CA on September 28th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Yay! Good luck on your launch!

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Marc on September 28th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I’ve been more and more impressed with the PR for Disney/Disney parks. From Twitter to Facebook to viral youtube videos, and now this blog. I am glad someone understands that the little extra touches like social media get consumers interested in the product. I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to visit WDW after reading a great article from Miceage or by listening to a WDW Radio podcast. I am sure this will be difficult to start, but I truely appreciate the effort that you guys put in. Thanks so much from the WDW online fan community.

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Chuck from VA on September 28th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Congrats on starting this blog. This is an excellent opportunity for some two-way communication with Disney enthusiasts.

I look forward to more posts!

– DisneyDaddy

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Deb from LA on September 28th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Excellent idea, Disney !!!! Can’t wait to eagerly follow the blog and hang on to every word as one of your best Disney fans !!! So far, this is outstanding. Bravo !!!

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Thor from CA on September 28th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

What a fun idea! Can’t wait to read more, especially about Cars Land and the new Little Mermaid ride!

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Ken on September 28th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Congrats on the new blog will be looking forward to reading about the Past/Present and future of the parks.

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Mark from CA on September 28th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Great to see Disney keep up with the latest tools for sharing. All we need next is an iPhone app to interface to this! :-)

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michael from NC on September 28th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Welcome to the blogosphere! I’m looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with, and it’s great to see Disney engaging with the fans. Kudos for allowing comments – the give and take is what makes blogs great!

Best wishes,
Michael
Progress City, USA

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Donna on September 28th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Finally! This is the perfect adjunct to your Disney.com site. Disney fans have proven over the years that they have an insatiable appetite for Disney news, and they want it NOW.

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Jim from NY on September 28th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

This is great! The more Disney the better.

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Jonathan on September 28th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

How many parks did Walt wander through? Just the one or are you counting the unfinished WDW Magic Kingdom? Or are you counting the parks that he visited with his children before building Disneyland?

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Penny on September 28th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

I love Disney World can’t wait to go again.I can’t wait to read post

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