Author Archives: Mike Hughes

Find Exclusive Merchandise At These Disney World Events All Summer

We’ve already hit the halfway point of summer, but Walt Disney World is still chock-full of merchandise events throughout July and August. At these events, guests can grab exclusive and limited edition pins, artwork, product releases and collectible items. July 13th-14th: A Kevin-John Artist Showcase is taking place at The Art of Disney in Disney […]

Bob Iger Announces $650 Million Plans To Develop New Hudson Square Headquarters

Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, recently announced plans to develop a 5-building parcel at 4 Hudson Square into Disney’s new headquarters in New York. The company purchased the site from Trinity Church Real Estate at a $650 million price tag. The parcel, which allows for one large building, is zoned for 800,000 […]

Disney Launches #DreamBigPrincess To Empower Young Female Filmmakers

The Walt Disney Company announced on Monday that it would be launching #DreamBigPrincess, a new project that will give 21 talented young women from around the world an opportunity to create digital shorts focused on female role models and their inspiring stories. Each participant will be paired with inspirational and successful female subjects from a […]

Ziploc Sponsors Kidcot Fun Stops Throughout Epcot

Ziploc recently became the sponsor for the 11 Kidcot Fun Stops at each pavilion around Epcot’s World Showcase. Each Fun Stop now has new signage that features “Presented by Ziploc” at the bottom. Guests with young children that don’t enjoy World Showcase quite as much the grown ups often stop at the Kidcot Fun Stops […]

Snapchat Brings Augmented Reality Experiences To Disney and Universal

Snapchat recently struck separate deals with the Walt Disney Company, Universal, and Six Flags that will bring augmented reality experiences to Snapchat users in the parks. Visitors will be able to interact with their favorite movie characters with brand new park-specific lenses and filters. Snapchat has a history with all three park operators, creating Mickey […]

‘Brews and BBQ’ Experience Coming To 23 Disney Springs Restaurants This Summer

Starting June 29th, Disney Springs will debut its newest foodie experience for barbecue and beer lovers. Visitors can enjoy unique and specialty BBQ options and craft beer pairings at these 23 locations around Disney Springs this summer. 1.B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.: Carolina BBQ Hot Dog – topped with Carolina Gold BBQ pulled pork American Red […]

SEC Filing Reveals That Fox Found Disney a Safer Bet Than Comcast to Pass Regulation

A United States Security and Exchange Commission filing on Monday revealed that 21st Century Fox deemed Disney more suitable to pass regulation than Comcast when weighing their options in the current bidding war. The filing stated that Fox believed a deal with The Walt Disney Company would ultimately be consummated after regulatory approvals, but that Comcast would […]

#DisneyParksLIVE Will Live Stream the Toy Story Land Dedication Ceremony

Join Woody and friends in dedicating the brand new Toy Story Land this Friday, June 29th, from home with #DisneyParksLIVE. This live stream will show the dedication ceremony and officially welcome Toy Story Land to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. To watch, tune in to the Disney Parks Blog at 10:55 a.m. and open the blog post […]

Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter Will Take Over Lasseter’s Duties and Lead Pixar, Disney Animation

It was announced today that Jennifer Lee will take over as Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios and that Pete Docter will become Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios. This comes after John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of both studios, decided to step down after committing “missteps” in the workplace. Lee was […]