Disney Food Confession – Seven Tiki Mai Tai


What is it? - Seven Tiki Mai TaiWhere can you get it? - The Hawaii marketplace at the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 30-Nov. 13 at Walt Disney World ResortWhy you want it? - Cool and refreshing on Hot Summers Days!  … [Read more...]

Disney World Refurbishment Schedule August 2011

Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disney World Website.CurrentOsprey Ridge Golf Course closed Mondays only through 8/1/11 for refurbishment. Magnolia Golf Course closed Tuesdays only through 8/2/11 for refurbishment. Palm Golf Course closed Wednesdays only through 8/3/11 for refurbishment. Lake Buena Vista Golf Course closed Thursdays only through 8/4/11 for … [Read more...]

Construction Crews at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Celebrate “Topping Out”

The hundreds of people who are building Disney’s Art of Animation Resort from the ground up gathered to mark the project’s “topping out.”The “topping out” is a special moment that typically occurs in the construction and engineering industry when the highest piece of structure, either steel or concrete, is placed on the building’s frame. The tradition dates back to the Vikings, who would place an evergreen tree on the top of a building to celebrate and bring good luck.At the construction … [Read more...]

Disney Executive Joins Board of Clean the World Foundation


Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Vice President of Lodging Mark Rucker has been named to the board of directors at Clean the World Foundation, an Orlando-based organization that recycles soap and shampoo and distributes them around the world to those living in poverty.Each year, millions of children die from hygiene-related illnesses because essential items for proper hand washing are unobtainable. Clean the World aims to stop those needless deaths from occurring by distributing soap products … [Read more...]

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates White Rhino Birth in Uganda


Nande, a 12-year-old female white rhino born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, gave birth June 4 to a healthy female calf at the Ziwa Sanctuary in Uganda. The baby, named Malaika (“angel” in Swahili), is the first female white rhino born in Uganda in more than 30 years.Animal care experts from the Rhino Fund Uganda team have been closely monitoring Nande and Malaika as they bond. Nande is a second-time mother. She gave birth to her first baby, a male calf, in 2009.Nande is one of two white … [Read more...]