In what at first glance might seem a bit out of their field of expertise, Disney has unveiled new research which allows them to simulate “tactile rendering of 3D features” on a touchscreen. In layman’s terms, this means that they have developed the ability for a person to feel things like bumps when they slide their finger across a flat screen.
Much to the delight of many fans, Disney & Lucasfilm have announced that JJ Abrams has been selected as the director of the ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ movie. Production on the movie has not yet begun but it has been tentatively scheduled for a 2015 release date.
It has been announced by Disney that key management changes will soon be occurring at Disney Parks including the Walt Disney World Resort of Florida and the Disneyland Resort of California. In addition, other changes will also take place with other positions in the worldwide Disney Parks system.
Most notable among the changes will be the installation of George A. Kalogridis as the president of the Walt Disney World Resort. He takes the reigns from Meg Crofton who will focus her attention on her role as President, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, U.S. and France. Crofton has held the international position since July of 2011 along with her duties at the Walt Disney World Resort. Continue reading “Executive Management Changes Coming To Disney Parks” »
For those that have not heard, the Disney Company has recently penned a deal to acquire Lucasfilm LTD. At a transaction value of $4.05 billion, the purchase marks a significant investment for the company.
During a press event held in New York City on September 23, 2010, the Disney Company announced its new campaign theme for park celebrations and marketing.
Called “Let the Memories Begin,” the campaign’s biggest effect will culminate in a new night show at both the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World as well as at Disneyland. It involves larger than life projections on either Cinderella Castle at the Florida based theme park, or on the It’s s Small World structure at Disneyland.
It has been announced by the Disney Company that less than two months into its “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” volunteer initiative, already over 600,000 individuals have either completed or signed up for the program.
Under the terms of the program, individuals can sign up for an approved volunteer opportunity and complete a day of service with that organization. In return, Disney will give them a one-day park pass to one of the parks at Walt Disney World or Disneyland.
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin located in the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World is a ride suitable for you and the little ones in your party. Similar in design to Dumbo The Flying Elephant in Fantasyland, the Aladdin ride has sixteen ‘carpets’ that are waiting to let you take flight over Agrabah. Each carpet […]
Those that took some time on New Year’s Day to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade or the Rose Bowl Game may have gotten a glimpse of one of Disney’s most iconic characters in an unexpected role. For decades now, the University of Oregon’s mascot has been none other than Donald Duck. But what is […]
As Disney lovers awoke to their first morning of 2010, one thing many may want to remember is that today marks the official launch of Disney’s ‘Give A Day, Get a Disney Day!’ As we first announced in October, the Disney program aims to get a million people to volunteer in an approved program for […]
Succumbing to a year-long battle with stomach cancer, Roy E. Disney passed away yesterday, December 16, 2009 at age 79. Roy was the nephew of Walt Disney, and the only son of Roy o. Disney, the two brothers that started the Disney Company in 1923. (Below is a short interview of Roy Disney. Thanks to […]