Category: Events

EXCLUSIVE: Nikon becomes the Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland

EXCLUSIVE: Nikon becomes the Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland

| November 19, 2013 | 11 Replies

Last December we reported that Kodak, after filing for bankruptcy, was ending their sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Disney theme parks as of December 31, 2012.  Well, today, Nikon Inc. and Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts announced a multi-year strategic alliance naming Nikon the official camera of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena [...]

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Artist Spotlight: Dave Avanzino at the Festival of Masters

Artist Spotlight: Dave Avanzino at the Festival of Masters

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Replies

For the past 37 years, Downtown Disney in Florida has been transformed into an artist lover’s paradise during the annual Festival of the Masters, and this year will be no exception. The prestigious open-air fine arts festival celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of painting, photography, glass, and more by hosting over 300 artists from around [...]

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Exhibit Review: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Exhibit Review: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

| October 17, 2013 | 4 Replies

UPDATE: This exhibit has been extended through January 4, 2015. Post by David Zanolla I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, so our family visited the Museum of Science and Industry quite often.  Over the years, we enjoyed many special touring exhibits revolving around subjects such as The Muppets and artifacts of the Titanic.  Needless [...]

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Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt 2013

Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt 2013

| October 7, 2013 | 1 Reply

Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt debuted on October 26, 1973, as a three-night event in the Ghost Town section. Now celebrating its 41st year, the month-long Haunt is the largest Halloween event of any theme park and has expanded throughout the entire park. Mary Jo Mellado Willey and I attended the Knott’s Haunt 2013 on [...]

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Disney Parks To ‘Unleash The Villains’ On Friday The 13th For Limited Time Magic

Disney Parks To ‘Unleash The Villains’ On Friday The 13th For Limited Time Magic

| September 13, 2013 | Reply

As part of this year’s Limited Time Magic campaign, Disney Parks will ‘Unleash The Villains‘ for Friday the 13th in parks on both coasts. Beginning tonight at 8pm EDT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be taken over by popular villains from Walt Disney Animated features, including Hades, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, [...]

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Can Disney Prevent You from Publishing Photos of Walt Disney World?

Can Disney Prevent You from Publishing Photos of Walt Disney World?

| September 3, 2013 | 8 Replies

Disney has long recognized the key role photographs play in attracting guests to the Walt Disney World Resort.  For years, Kodak was a key sponsor and Disney guide maps designated “photo spots” which, according to my 1989 guide map, indicate “prime photo-taking locations.”  Some “photo spots” include representations of Disney’s copyrighted and trademarked characters.  So [...]

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Disney Infinity Launches at Walt Disney World This Weekend

Disney Infinity Launches at Walt Disney World This Weekend

| August 15, 2013 | 3 Replies

Have you ever wanted to create your own adventure starring your favorite Disney characters? Do you think about what it would be like if Captain Jack Sparrow met Mike and Sulley? Wouldn’t it be neat to decide “what you would like to do today” with Phineas and Ferb? Well, with Disney Infinity, a new gaming [...]

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D23 Expo 2013 – Day 3 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 3 Recap

| August 12, 2013 | Reply

After an incredible Day 2 of the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Day 3 had a lot to overcome in order to match the quality of panels and excitement that Day 2 offered. Sunday, August 11, 2013 had one important thing to offer that the first two days did not: five Imagineering presentations in [...]

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D23 Expo 2013 – Day 2 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 2 Recap

| August 11, 2013 | Reply

Anyone who ever said that the D23 Expo is not worth traveling for or there is nothing that the expo offers that makes it a definite must-do trip, hasn’t ever been through Day 2 of the 2013 D23 Expo. Saturday, August 10 was all about Walt Disney Studios Live Action Films, Disney Legends, more Disney [...]

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D23 Expo 2013 – Day 1 Recap

D23 Expo 2013 – Day 1 Recap

| August 10, 2013 | Reply

As the sun started to rise over Anaheim on Friday, August 9, the first thing that was visible was not crowds of guests rushing to get into Disneyland – not when the D23 Expo was kicking off right next door. The third D23 Expo opened its doors to D23 members at 9:00am followed by general [...]

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