New Study Shows Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Makes Strong Economic Impact Across Florida

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A new study released today shows the magic Disney makes for guests at its parks and resorts and on its cruise ships translates into a strong economic impact not only in Central Florida but across the state.The $18.2 billion in annual economic activity generated locally by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts accounts for a staggering 2.5 percent of the gross domestic product for the entire state.Of the 7.2 million Floridians in the workforce in 2009, more than one out of every 50 had a job … [Read more...]


runDisney – New Race Clues

Over the past several weeks, runDisney has been leaving clues on their facebook page about an upcoming new race, to be announced tomorrow, April 19th.  These clues have left many stumped, myself included, about what this new race may be.Those over at Stitch Kingdom, though, seemed to have figured it out.  They have announced that runDisney will announce a new half marathon, to be hosted at the Disneyland Resort.  Calling this new race the Tinkerbell Half Marathon, this new race is expected … [Read more...]


Disney Legend Charles Ridgway’s Disney Memoir Now An Ebook

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Spinning Disney’s World: Memories of A Magic Kingdom Press Agent by Charles Ridgway has been released as an ebook by The Intrepid Traveler, which published the original hardcover edition of the book in 2007.Spinning Disney’s World can be downloaded for $7.99 at Amazon's Kindle Store. It is expected that the book will be available soon for other ebook platforms including Barnes & Noble Nook and the Sony Reader.An official "Disney Legend," Ridgway was a press agent for Walt Disney … [Read more...]


Sorcerer Radio Update (Week of 4/17)

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Here's the latest from the crew of Sorcerer Radio!Sorcerer Radio 10th Anniversary 2011 Trip Meets... Don't Miss OutDon’t Miss Out on your chance to attend one of the Sorcerer Radio 10th Anniversary Trip Meets. If you haven’t booked yet, book today with Sorcerer Radio’s official travel agency Magical Journeys. Simply fill out the form, by clicking Here, to start your Sorcerer Radio Trip Meet experience. For more trip details please click Here, and check out the Sorcerer Radio Community … [Read more...]


Chip & Company Week in Review for week of April 18th, 2011

This has been a busy week for the writers over at Chip & Company!  There is so much to talk about.  This week we’ll be looking more at posts about the “The Ballad of Nessie”, the upcoming release of the Cars Blueray combo pack, and more details about the incredible D23 Scavenger Hunt!As I mentioned, Disney’s “The Ballad of Nessie” was explored in more detail this week. In this post, we looked at who the creators of the tall tale are, and where you will be able to see it when it hits … [Read more...]