Disney Post | Official Blog of The Walt Disney Company

Archive for Christi Erwin Donnan

September 29, 2014

Get Fit with Disney Parks

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
This weekend, Disney Sports hosted the first-ever Disney Fit Challenge at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. This three-day event was the ultimate test of speed, strength, endurance, and power for athletes from more than 30 states and four countries. Contestants were divided into competitive divisions to effectively test their fitness abilities against peers of similar ages and skill level. Workouts included strength tests and cardio-respiratory endurance, as well as traditional push-ups, squats, and sit-ups. The weekend wrapped up with several high-fives and sweaty hugs as athletes returned home to prepare for the next Disney Sports event. Looking for more fit-spiration? There are plenty of other ways to stay active with Disney Parks and Resorts.
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 9, 2014

Parks and Resorts Celebrates Halloween Around the World

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Halloween time is always a guest favorite, and this year we’ve started the festivities early. Whether you visit one of our parks or cruise the high seas, there are spooky surprises for you to discover.
August 29, 2014

Ho'omaik'ai! Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Celebrates its Third Anniversary

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Three years ago today, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i opened its doors for Disney guests to experience a vacation destination unlike any other—one that’s deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture. With the attention to detail for which Disney is known, Aulani illustrates the stories of Hawai‘i through entertainment, architecture, artwork and most of all, the people who live here. In fact, the name Aulani means “messenger of the chief,” as Aulani serves as a messenger of the Hawaiian spirit, people and culture.
August 28, 2014

Adventures by Disney Announces a New Long Weekend in Nashville

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
There are plenty of ways to extend the weekend with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and today, Adventures by Disney introduced an exciting new option for their signature Long Weekend itineraries. Starting in 2015, guests can immerse themselves in the city behind the smash ABC hit "Nashville" on a 4-day, 3-night trip to the Music City in Tennessee.
August 13, 2014

Disney Cruise Line Explores New Ports in the Mediterranean

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
At Disney Cruise Line this year, we expanded our portfolio to offer a wealth of new itineraries with new ports of call in Europe, the Caribbean, and Alaska. This summer, the "Disney Magic" made first calls on ports and cities around the Mediterranean, including Santorini and Corfu in Greece and Ibiza in Spain. Each of these inaugural visits gives us the chance to share in the time-honored maritime tradition of plaque and key exchanges. During these ceremonies, the Captain and shipboard officers welcome port officials and community leaders aboard to exchange plaques and small gifts that mark the ship’s visit to the new port.
August 6, 2014

Play Together Tour Helps Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Deliver on Citizenship Efforts

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Bringing families together is at the heart of everything we do. Our goal is to nurture, inspire and empower kids and families, and that shapes our approach to corporate citizenship. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has teamed up with KaBOOM! once again, this time to sponsor their Play Together Tour, which will travel to six cities across America this summer to give families the chance to connect through the power of play. The tour will feature a free, fun-filled family play experience—designed by our very own Imagineers—that encourages meaningful connections between children and the influential adults in their lives. It is just one of the many ways Disney Parks is giving back in an effort to strengthen families and communities
July 14, 2014

Disney Cruise Line and Aulani Receive World's Best Awards from 'Travel + Leisure' Readers

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we are committed to quality guest service and creating lasting memories for our guests. And when we learned that Disney Cruise Line and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, earned top distinctions from "Travel + Leisure" readers for their World’s Best Awards 2014, we were honored. These awards are just a few of the many that we have received for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and it would not be possible without the amazing cast and crew members around the globe who make the Disney magic happen for our guests every day.
July 10, 2014

Ratatouille Opens to Guests at Disneyland Paris

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
The wait is finally over! Disneyland Paris’ 60th attraction, "Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy" (or "Ratatouille: The Adventure"), opened to guests this morning at Walt Disney Studios Park. Guests made their way to the cobbled streets of La Place de Rémy—the themed mini-land that is home to the attraction—for the grand opening ceremony.
June 26, 2014

'Ratatouille' Debuts at Disneyland Paris

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Over the weekend, Disneyland Paris previewed La Place de Rémy, a new area at Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios park that is dedicated to the Disney•Pixar movie "Ratatouille.”