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Could Soon-To-Be New ‘Disney Legend’ Joe Rohde Come Back?

Earlier this week, Walt Disney Imagineering announced that a new Disney Legend would be honored in just a few months. During the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, August 11th, Joe Rohde will be inducted into the elite league of Disney legends, and all I can think is… seriously? Until now, Could Soon-To-Be New ‘Disney Legend’ Joe Rohde Come Back?





Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump Has Sadly Passed Away at Age 93

Legendary Disney Imagineer, Animator, and Designer Rolly Crump sadly passed away at the age of 93 at his home in California. Crump is well-known in the Disney community for his work on “it’s a small world,” Haunted Mansion, the Enchanted Tiki Room, and more. When “it’s a small world” moved to Disneyland in 1966, he Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump Has Sadly Passed Away at Age 93







D23 to Host a Conversation and Panel Presentation with Disney Legend Don Iwerks December 11th

D23 and Walt Disney Imagineering will present a special livestream event on Wednesday, December 11th as they host a conversation with Disney Legend Don Iwerks. Don will share stories and experiences as detailed in his newly released book Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks. He will give sneak peeks into the new methods of D23 to Host a Conversation and Panel Presentation with Disney Legend Don Iwerks December 11th



The History of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Part One

Image: WATG Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is one of the flagship resorts at the Walt Disney World Resort. It is an elegant, romantic turn-of-the-century resort, however when the resort was originally being planned Disney had another resort in mind. When Project X (as the Walt Disney World Resort was originally called) – later The History of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Part One