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March 24, 2015

Disney Cruise Line to Sail First British Isles Itinerary in 2016

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Today, Disney Cruise Line announced its first British Isles itinerary, visiting Scotland, England, Ireland and France in 2016. That summer, Disney Cruise Line also will return to Norway, Iceland and ports of call in more than 15 European countries.

February 26, 2015

Bringing the World of AVATAR to Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Today, we shared some exciting news about the progress of the AVATAR-inspired land coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. Here is Imagineer and Chief Creative Executive Bruce Vaughn with a sneak peek at some of the iconic elements inside the world of Pandora:

February 25, 2015

Disney Cruise Line Honored with 12 First-Place Cruisers’ Choice Awards

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

We already know guests who sail on Disney Cruise Line love their experience, and we’re proud to continue to be recognized by industry leaders and guests alike. On Monday, Cruise Critic announced that Disney Cruise Line has been acknowledged once again in the Cruisers’ Choice Awards. All four ships were awarded with top honors—12 first-place awards in all.

February 19, 2015

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Celebrates Lunar New Year

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Last week, just in time for Chinese New Year, we shared some exciting news from Shanghai Disney Resort and its Garden of the Twelve Friends—a whimsical area of the theme park that recasts twelve favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar characters as members of the Chinese zodiac. “Jolly Holiday” lambs from Disney’s "Mary Poppins" were selected in honor of the Year of the Sheep. The Garden of the Twelve Friends will feature a garden wall decorated with flowering vines and colorful mosaic vignettes created in collaboration with local Chinese artists and craftsmen, and will resemble a classic Chinese garden where families can gather and relax together.
February 16, 2015

University Students Honored for Innovation and Creativity in Disney Imagineering's Imaginations Competition

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Recently, we introduced the finalist teams and their creative projects for the Walt Disney Imagineering 2015 Imaginations design competition. We’re pleased to share with you the winners from Ringling College of Art & Design (pictured). Their project, “The New Orleans Double Rail,” is a symbol of hope for a city whose greatest challenge is its location below sea level. The lower train uses modern-day projection technology to tell the story New Orleans by creating a magical and unforgettable sightseeing experience as guests soar over the city aboard the suspended Double-Rail train.
February 10, 2015

Hong Kong Disneyland Delivers Another Record-Breaking Year

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Hong Kong Disneyland announced their fifth consecutive record-breaking year as the resort reported its Annual Business Review.
January 30, 2015

Disney News This Week: Details Announced for Diamond Celebration at Disneyland Resort, MagicBand Reaches New Distribution Milestone, Disney Junior Announces 'Elena of Avalor'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
On Wednesday, Disneyland Resort announced three sensational new nighttime spectaculars that will dazzle guests and help celebrate 60 years of magic at Disneyland Park. Nighttime will glitter like never before when the latest technology and immersive special effects light up the sky with the "Paint the Night" parade and "Disneyland Forever" fireworks spectacular in Disneyland Park.

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