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March 25, 2014

Disney Cruise Line Offering New Destinations in 2015

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Today, Disney Cruise Line announced their Summer 2015 itineraries, including a new course for northern Europe exploring the Norwegian fjords, Iceland and the Farhoe Islands for the first time. The summer itineraries will also include a return to the Baltic with sailings from Copenhagen, Denmark to St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as cruises to the Mediterranean, Alaska, Caribbean and Bahamas.
March 24, 2014

Disney Parks Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 'it's a small world'

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
In April 1964, “it’s a small world” opened at the New York World’s Fair to pay tribute to UNICEF’s work for children around the world. Now, half a century later, Disney Parks is celebrating the iconic Disneyland attraction’s 50th anniversary. And you’re invited to join the celebration on April 10 as hundreds of voices from our parks around the world come together for a first-of-its-kind, online global sing-along at SmallWorld50.com.
March 18, 2014

Shanghai Disneyland's Treasure Cove Unveiled

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
On this day in 1967, Pirates of the Caribbean debuted at Disneyland in Anaheim. Nearly 50 years later, as part of The Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled creative details including the first-ever Pirates-themed land and a new Pirates of the Caribbean attraction designed for the Shanghai Disney Resort.
March 12, 2014

Inspiring Young Actors, Dancers and Musicians Through Disney Performing Arts

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Since 1955 when Walt Disney personally invited California high school students to perform at the grand opening of Disneyland Park, Disney Parks has worked to inspire the creative talents of young performers.
March 10, 2014

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Invite You to Share How Your Family Spends Time Together

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have always been a place where kids and adults create family experiences together – it’s how Walt Disney himself envisioned the park and it’s an integral part of our heritage. So we’re excited to support an opportunity for families to share how they like to spend time together through a contest by KaBOOM! called America’s Most Playful Family Contest. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for four to one of the most playful places on earth: Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort!
March 4, 2014

runDisney Continues to Grow as it Adds Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Race

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Earlier this week, runDisney announced a new Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend event coming to Disneyland this fall for a power-packed weekend of fun with the Avengers team.
February 21, 2014

Walt Disney World Resort to Host Professional and Amateur Sports This Spring

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Best known for its four theme parks, two water parks and 26 resort hotels, Walt Disney World Resort is also home to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, featuring state-of-the-art sports facilities and partners.

February 19, 2014

Hong Kong Disneyland Announces Plan for New Hotel

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Earlier this week Honk Kong Disneyland released their Annual Business Results for 2013, posting their best year ever, and setting new attendance and hotel occupancy records for the fourth straight year. This speaks to the recent expansion efforts where three new themed areas increased the park size by about one-fourth. Additionally, the resort also announced plans to build a new 750-room hotel scheduled to open in early 2017.
February 13, 2014

Disneyland Paris Reveals First Extended Sneak Peek at the World of 'Ratatouille'

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Disneyland Paris released a photo and video trailer of the Ratatouille-themed area opening this summer, providing fans with an extended peek of the ride-through attraction L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy.

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