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May 12, 2014

Must-See 'Haunted Mansion' Concept Artwork Materializes for D23 Disney Fanniversary 2014

By Billy Stanek, The Walt Disney Company
An ominous-looking mansion set adrift in the marshy distance? A ghastly figure hanging in the attic rafters? Ethereal organ music playing to an “empty” ballroom? A ghostly bride beckoning? These, foolish mortals, are some of the all-too-familiar experiences Disney fans have come to expect and embrace in the Haunted Mansion attraction. Debuting first at Disneyland Park during the summer of 1969, this family-friendly fright-fest has entertained Disney Parks guests for nearly half a century, leaving lasting impressions of the shared and “supernatural” experiences found within its creaking walls.
March 26, 2014

Bestselling Disney Series 'Kingdom Keepers' Concludes in Final Book, Out Next Week

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
Disney Publishing Worldwide award-winning author Ridley Pearson is back with his bestselling series Kingdom Keepers, which follows five teens who were transported to the Disney Parks through a technological glitch. For more than three years, Ridley’s Kingdom Keepers have done little more than surveillance missions into the Disney Parks after dark to prevent Disney’s destruction.
February 13, 2014

Compassion Month Q&A with Make-A-Wish America Corporate Alliances Vice President Kathy Forshey

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Make-A-Wish® and Disney continue to celebrate their longstanding relationship, which spans more than three decades. As we settle in to Compassion Month, we recently sat down with Kathy Forshey, vice president of Corporate Alliances, Make-A-Wish America, to get her take on what it’s like to work closely with Disney and how the Company helps further the charity’s significant mission and goals.

Topics: Citizenship
January 11, 2014

Disney News This Week: Latest Disney Dream Portrait Features Actress Jessica Chastain as Merida, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Reaches No. 1 on Billboard 200, Disney•Pixar’s 'Party Central'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Bull’s eye! The Disney Parks Blog revealed the latest Disney Dream Portrait earlier this week, which features Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain as Merida from Disney•Pixar’s "Brave." Created by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the portrait is entitled "Where your destiny awaits” and can be seen in the February issue of "O – The Oprah Magazine."
October 25, 2013

Disney Villains Beauty Collection at Walgreens, 'Captain America: The Winter Solider' Trailer and Poster, 'Jungle Cruise' During the Holidays at Disney Parks

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get a little villainous—especially with a brand-new beauty collection featuring your favorite Disney villains. Get the wicked details, along with additional news from around the Company.
March 22, 2013

Disney News This Week: ESPN Emmy Nominations, 'Mickey and the Magical Map' at Disneyland Park, 'Pretty Little Liars' Makes TV History

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
From ESPN’s 41 Sports Emmy Award nominations to ABC Family making TV history on Twitter, get the latest from around The Walt Disney Company this week!
March 8, 2013

Disney News This Week: Fantasy Faire at Disneyland Park, ABC Family's Summer Pickups, The Walt Disney Studios Announces 3D Licensing Agreement

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
It was an exciting week across The Walt Disney Company with lots of news to share — from an announcement about our veterans initiative to a new image depicting Shanghai Disneyland. Now take a moment to read about some of this week's highlights that we haven't yet shared.
March 6, 2013

First Model Image of Shanghai Disneyland Park Revealed Today

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Today we're excited to share a new image that reveals more of what guests can expect at Shanghai Disneyland Park when it opens in 2015. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the first image of the model today at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of The Walt Disney Company.
February 12, 2013

Disney Parks Celebrate Lunar New Year

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Lunar New Year is a time of family traditions and wonderful wishes for the future. During this time, several of our parks and resorts around the world celebrate with exciting festivities and ceremonies that engage and immerse our guests in the holiday.