D23 Expo - Live Updates
August 19-21, 2011
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- Video: A Kids' Eye View Of Disney's D23 Expo
Posted on Friday, 26th August 2011 by Dave Parfitt
If you're a big Disney fan, or Disney Nerd like me, I'm sure you've already heard most of the news that came out of the D23 Expo August 19-21 in Anaheim, CA. However, may you have wondered just how kid/family friendly the event was? Well, I've got you covered. I gave a FlipCam to two [...]
- Disney Parks and Resorts Update Ongoing Projects At D23 Expo…
Posted on Thursday, 25th August 2011 by Dave Parfitt
But don't announce anything new. Of course, Disney Parks and Resorts had a significant presence at the 2011 D23 Expo. At the 2009 D23 Expo, Disney first announced the re-imagineering of Star Tours and an expansion of Walt Disney World's Fantasyland. Therefore, expectations were high for the announcement of what's to come for the Disney [...]
- Disney Legends – The Emotional Heart Of The D23 Expo
Posted on Saturday, 20th August 2011 by Dave Parfitt
The D23 Expo kicked off on Friday, August 19th, and the first large arena presentation was the Disney Legends induction. Thousands of Disney fans watched as 12 luminaries received the honor of Disney Legend status, and the ceremony did not disappoint. We were serenaded by contemporary princesses belting it out on stage, and touched by [...]
- Star Wars Icon Billy Dee Williams Discusses Art, Mickey & Disney
Posted on Tuesday, 9th August 2011 by Dave Parfitt
"Hello, what have we here?" Actor Billy Dee Williams is best known for the iconic role of Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy. Friday, August 19, he's appearing at the Disney's D23 Expo in conjunction with the debut of the newly re-imagined Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. However, before Williams portrayed the gambling scoundrel Lando [...]
- What Are You Hoping to See During August's Disney D23 Expo?
Posted on Tuesday, 26th July 2011 by Dave Parfitt
In less than one month, the curtain will rise on the second D23 Expo – an official fan convention sponsored by the Walt Disney Company celebrating all things Disney - from theme parks, to films, music, books and television. August 19-21, the most fervent of Disney fans will descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center for a glimpse behind [...]
D23 EXPO PHOTOS
- LIVE D23 PHOTO UPDATES!
A few members of the DIS team are at the D23 Expo and are posting photos and updates live from the event. Below you will also find some of the photos being posted from the D23 expo!
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LIVE PHOTOS POSTED FROM the D23 Expo
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- Inaugural Disney Fit Challenge to be held in September - Competitions will include tests of power, speed, balance, strength and endurance.
- Blog - A Shopping Oasis: Merchandise at Disney's Flower & Garden Festival
- Pollo Campero at Downtown Disney will be closing 3/19/14 - Pollo Campero, Bodie's All-American Grill and Babycakes NYC will be closing 3/19/14. Babycakes NYC will still be providing gluten-free items to select Walt Disney World food courts and restaurants.
- Blog - 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival opens in Epcot
- Registration for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon opens today - This race is held in conjunction with the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
- Blog - Haunted Mansion Merchandise Materializes in Disney Parks
- New dates for D23's Destination D - The event will be held November 22-23, 2014.
- 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon dates - Registration for the 2015 marathon begins 4/22/14.
- Blog - A Brit's Perspective - Changing of the Seasons at the Orlando theme parks
- Rebel Rendezvous merchandise event planned for Star Wars Weekends - Attendees will receive exclusive access to Darth's Mall a day before it opens to the public.
- Blog - A February Stroll through the Magic Kingdom
- Walt Disney World restaurants add Braille menus - Beginning March 1, select restaurants will be adding Braille menus, though a list of participating restaurants is not yet available. The Braille menus will have examples of the menu items but may not list all the short term or temporary items.
- Family Ticket offer - get one free day! - Get one FREE additional day on each ticket when you buy 6 or more 4-day or longer Magic Your Way tickets!
- Blog - Disney's Polynesian Resort is Changing in a Big Way
- Just announced! Festival of Fantasy parade will debut March 9! - This parade will run daily in the afternoons at the Magic Kingdom.
- Celebrate Earth Day at Disney's Animal Kingdom - The park is also celebrating the release of Disneynature's newest film Bears, which hits theaters April 18.
- Car Masters Weekend to be held at Downtown Disney - This event takes place June 14-15.
- Walt Disney World ticket prices increase - Ticket prices have gone up effective today, Sunday, February 23.
- Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival planned for Downtown Disney - Downtown Disney celebrates St. Patrick's Day with live music, a step-by-step Irish jig workshop, classic Irish food and drink, Irish storytellers, Irish history and merchandise at Raglan Road's Shop.
- Star Wars Weekends - extra weekend added, plus Hyperspace Hoopla cancelled - A nightly fireworks show has been added instead of the Hyperspace Hoopla party.
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- Major staff cuts at Disney Interactive
- Blackfish director denies receiving confidential information
- Hank Wiliams Jr. and Alabama to perform at SeaWorld
- Universal Orlando parking garage closed for suspicious vehicle
- SeaWorld calls for investigation of OSHA inspector
- Preview of food items for Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion
- Disney announces theme parks will stay open for 24-hour party
- Magic Kingdom Hub Expansion Announced
- Disney Cruise Line takes top honors from Cruise Critic members
- Scotty McCreery and Steve Miller Band to perform at SeaWorld Orlando
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