New Disney Entertainment at Largest Nighttime Half Marathon


A capacity field of runners will experience new food and wine options as well as have exclusive access to signature Disney attractions for the first time at the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, at Walt Disney World Resort, further enhancing an event affectionately known as the “ultimate runners night out.”At the post-race Finish Line Party at Epcot that lasts until 3 a.m., several Epcot attractions will be operating, including Soarin’, Test Track and Mission: … [Read more...]

Stars To Shine During Disney World Golf Classic

Today was Media Day for next month’s PGA TOUR golf tournament at Walt Disney World and we revealed the list of celebrities who are expected to play alongside the Tour pros in the pro-am.It’s a pretty impressive group. Jerome “The Bus’’ Bettis (Pittsburgh Steelers), Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat), Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers), Johnny Damon (Tampa Bay Rays), Anthony Anderson (Law & Order) and Derrick Brooks (Tampa Bay Bucs) are just a few of the names playing this year in the Children’s … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary


It was October 1, 1971, and Magic Kingdom turnstiles began to spin after three weeks of trial runs by nearly 100,000 selected guests from throughout Central Florida.  Twenty-two park attractions opened, and 5,000 costumed cast members (employees) made their debut as guests took a dive aboard 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, flew through the air in flap-eared Dumbo the Flying Elephant cars and met the iconic film character who started it all – Mickey Mouse.The Magic Kingdom premiere 40 years … [Read more...]

Walt Disney Imagineer Earns Junior Achievement Top Volunteer Award


Junior Achievement of Central Florida chose Jack Blitch, vice president and general manager of Walt Disney Imagineering-Florida, from 171,000 U.S. volunteers as winner of the organization’s highest award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award.“The local business community has been extremely supportive of JA’s goal of inspiring local students to succeed in the new global economy,” said Craig Polejes, president of Junior Achievement of Central Florida. “Jack Blitch is a remarkable … [Read more...]

Food & Wine Weekends Premieres at Waldorf Astoria Orlando


This October, Waldorf Astoria® Orlando premieres Food & Wine Weekends, a celebration of fine wine and the culinary arts. This is the perfect complement to Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival for the serious epicurean. Come for an evening or enjoy a weekend experience.Orlando Food & Wine Weekends events will be held at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, which is conveniently located less than one mile from Epcot, and accessible inside the gates of the Walt Disney World … [Read more...]