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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 26, 2014

Disney News This Week: New 'Big Hero 6' Trailer, 'Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes' Now Available, Walt Disney Imagineering Honored for Innovative Design of Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disneyland

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Big Hero 6, an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Check out a brand-new trailer for the film, which theaters November 7.
September 25, 2014

Disney, HHI and ARRI Win Lumiere Award for New 3D Camera System

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Last night The Walt Disney Studios was recognized alongside German research firm Fraunhofer Heinreich Hertz Institute (HHI) and camera company ARRI by the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society, which awarded the prestigious Lumiere Award to the companies for their TriFocal Camera System. The joint venture between the Studio and the two technological companies was an effort to find an easier way to film a 3D movie. The solution came in the form of a smaller, lighter—and thus easier-to-handle—camera rig that brings three individual cameras together in a more focused and compact environment.
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 23, 2014

'The Lion King' Stage Musical Surpasses $6.2 Billion Worldwide

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Another box office crown for "The Lion King," as the acclaimed stage musical recently achieved a worldwide gross of more than $6.2 billion over the course of its 17 years playing across stages in 19 countries! No other piece of entertainment has been more successful at the box office in any medium. (Previously, the titleholder was "The Phantom of the Opera," which has earned $6 billion globally.)