Disney-sponsored College Football Game Returns to Orlando Labor Day Weekend


With the start of football season just a couple of weeks away, Central Florida is gearing up to shine in the national spotlight with a Disney-sponsored football game showcasing teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the Mid-Eastern and Southwestern Athletic Conferences. Scheduled to be broadcast across the networks of ESPN this Labor Day Weekend, the 7th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney will bring tens of thousands of fans and a positive economic impact … [Read more...]

Early Buyers Prepare to Move in to Golden Oak Homes


For most people, a visit to Walt Disney World is reason to celebrate.  But that wasn’t quite enough for two families from Oklahoma and West Virginia.“I wanted to be the grandma who lives at Walt Disney World!” says Jill, who along with her husband, Jack, was one of the first families to purchase land and build a home in Golden Oak, Disney’s unique residential resort community. “Who do you think the kids will want to visit the most?”Karen, who bought a home with her husband, Kevin, had a … [Read more...]

Arnold Palmer and Disney Pair Up For a Swing at Golf Magic

The golf courses here at Walt Disney World Resort have long been favorites among guests and industry experts. Now the golf experience here is about to get even better.Disney announced today that they are pairing up with one of the biggest names in golf – Arnold Palmer. Arnold Palmer Golf Management is going to operate, manage, maintain and help promote Disney’s five golf courses – the Magnolia, the Palm, Oak Trail, Osprey Ridge and Lake Buena Vista starting Sept. 25.In a nutshell, this … [Read more...]

La Nouba Celebrates 6,000 Performances at Downtown Disney


This week, Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 6,000th performance of La Nouba at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort. La Nouba features high wire and flying trapeze, acro-gymnastic performances and other displays of coordination and strength, set to live music and brilliant choreography. With an international cast of 67 artists, Cirque du Soleil welcomes more than 1,650 spectators, ten times per week.“The partnership between Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney World, represents the union … [Read more...]

Around the “Disney” World – Rafiki’s Planet Watch

wildlife express train

Located just next to the Kilimanjaro Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom is an overlooked gem of the Disney Parks: The Rafiki Planet Watch Conservation Station.  Accessible by the "Harambe Railway Station Wildlife Express" train, this short train ride carries up to 250 passengers from Harambe to Rafiki's Planet Watch, a conservation station, affection section, and more where guests can come up close and personal with many different animals and their holders and caregivers.One you depart the … [Read more...]