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January 28, 2015

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Takes Steps Towards an Eco-Friendly Future

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Last week, the Disneyland Resort was honored with a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, California’s highest environmental honor, for waste-reduction efforts. The program distinguishes organizations that are leaders in environmental stewardship and that make notable efforts to conserve California’s natural resources. Over the last 10 years, the Disneyland Resort has doubled the amount of waste diverted from landfills, and is working toward the long-term goal of achieving Zero Waste—a distinction already awarded to Circle D Corral at Disneyland park. In addition to recycling paper, cardboard, plastics and metal, Circle D Corral composts all animal waste, hand towels, laundry lint and coffee grounds from Disneyland Resort restaurants.
January 21, 2015

Disney Employees Help Sea Turtles Return to Their Natural Habitat

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Recently, Disney Animal Programs cast members from Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends helped with the rescue of several cold-stunned Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles from Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts. The turtles were just some of many that were rescued from the Northeastern cold snap this past fall, which left hundreds of the cold-blooded animals lethargic and immobilized. Since the turtles’ arrival last month, they have been sharing the backstage space at The Seas with Nemo & Friends where cast members conducted daily checks to keep an eye on the turtles’ progression and rehabilitation. The process to warm, rehabilitate and help the turtles regain their strength took several weeks, but success was achieved.
October 23, 2014

Technology—Bringing Innovation to Disney Parks

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Our Parks and Resorts have always exemplified the spirit of innovation. Much of that innovation is driven by technology to create new and exciting experiences. As technology enables greater levels of customization in our daily lives, our guests’ expectations evolve as well. Our talented Imagineers have taken beloved Disney stories and experiences and used technology to make them more social, more interactive, and even more fun. Take a look at some recent developments we’ve made with interactivity in mind.
September 24, 2014

Something for Everyone—Dining at Disney Parks

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Last Friday marked the start of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World. This year’s expo offers guests the opportunity to embark on a culinary adventure that explores global cuisines and the finest wine country offerings. We’ve assembled exquisite domestic and international delicacies from more than 25 global locations to bring guests unique flavors and cultural experiences from all over the world.
September 19, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Frozen' Attraction Coming to Epcot, 'Into the Woods' One-Sheet Released, 19th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Begins, New 'Star Wars'-Themed College Apparel Launches

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs recently announced that construction is starting at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand-new "Frozen" attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. The new attraction replaces "Maelstrom" and will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. In addition, the pavilion will include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet guests. For more on this story, visit the Disney Parks Blog.
March 7, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disney and Dish Network Distribution Deal, ABC's Oscars Scores Most-Watched Telecast Since 2004 and More

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Earlier this week, Disney and DISH Network Corporation announced a groundbreaking, long-term and wide-ranging distribution agreement that will provide DISH customers with access to Disney’s robust lineup of top quality sports, news and entertainment content across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices. The renewal agreement supports the companies’ mutual goal to deliver the best video content to customers across multiple platforms. This also strengthens the value of the multichannel video subscription and creates the opportunity for DISH to deliver new services in the future.
November 29, 2013

Disney News This Week: 'Frozen' on the Big Screen, at Disney Parks and on Disney Cruise Line

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Let’s kick off this week’s recap with a "Frozen" celebration! Anna and Elsa have finally hit the big screen, so it’s only fitting that we dedicate our blog post to toast this brand-new fairy tale.
October 11, 2013

New Clip from 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Frozen' Stars Coming to Disney Parks, Demi Lovato Announces North American Tour

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
D23 Expo Japan kicks off this weekend—marking the first time that The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is taking place overseas. We’ll give you a rundown early next week here on Disney Post, but until then, catch up with the latest news from around the Company this week.
September 27, 2013

New ‘Frozen’ Trailer Debuts, 18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Begins, ‘Disney’s Planes’ Premieres in the Air

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Did you just feel that frosty breeze? With Frozen's big screen debut being just around the corner, prepare to get a chilly preview of the film in this week's news roundup, along with some additional updates from around the Company!

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