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Disney Parks ‘Quick Hits’ – November 23, 2010

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Usually, “Quick Hits” launches at the end of the week but we have a few updates to share before the Thanksgiving holiday, starting with Adventures by Disney. For the second year in a row, Adventures by Disney has been named the World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator and North America’s Leading Tour Operator by the World Travel Awards.
Adventures by Disney

You may not know this but the awards are dubbed the “Oscars” of the travel industry. Adventures by Disney also earned two Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. It was selected as a Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner for its 2010 brochure and recognized for its website, AdventuresbyDisney.com, with a Silver Magellan Award.

And we haven’t published this yet, but members of of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) recently honored Greg Hale of Walt Disney World with their Outstanding Service Award. It’s one of the highest honors that IAAPA gives to any individual or organization. Greg is the chief safety officer and vice president for worldwide safety and accessibility at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Congratulations to Adventures by Disney and Greg this week. Now, here’s a look at some other updates that didn’t hit the blog.

Holidays Around the World — There are 11 countries dressed for Holidays Around the World at Epcot World Showcase.

Connect with Disney Parks — This is your one-stop resource for finding Disney Parks online.

Disney Vacation Discounts — Check out the latest discounts available at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

“Disney Tron Legacy – Monorail” Pin — This limited edition pin depicts a Disney Monorail Train featuring Tron Legacy art.

Meeting Scoop Sanderson — The Walt Disney World Moms Panel tells where to find the ultimate pin trader, Scoop Sanderson.

Birthdays at Walt Disney World — The Walt Disney World Moms Panel shares tips for celebrating birthdays at Walt Disney World.