U.S. Military Can ‘Let the Memories Begin’ in 2011 With Special Ticket and Room Offers at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts Save up to 40% on rooms


At Walt Disney World® Resort - now through Sept. 28, 2011 active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $138 each, plus tax Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Parks Fun and More Option for $138 each, plus tax AND Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park … [Read more...]

Atlanta Braves get ready to ‘Play Ball!’ at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex


GOTTA BE, CENTERFIELD: A groundskeeper cuts a silhouette of Mickey Mouse's head into the outfield of Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Feb. 24, 2011, in preparation for the 2011 Major League Baseball Spring Training schedule. The stadium is the Spring Training home to the Atlanta Braves. The Braves will play their first 2011 Spring Training game Feb. 27, 2011 against the New York Mets. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a 220-acre, … [Read more...]

New Disney Dream ship gets front-row seat for final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery


LIFTOFF!: The new Disney Dream cruise ship is docked in the foreground at Port Canaveral, Fla., as the Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off in the background from nearby Cape Canaveral, Fla. at 4:53 p.m. on Feb. 24, 2011. The mission marks Discovery's final liftoff for NASA's oldest orbiter. The Disney Dream is the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, and sailed on its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral last month.Matt Stroshane, photographer … [Read more...]

Disney’s Innovative Technology for Visually Impaired Guests Earns National Award


Walt Disney Parks and Resorts first-of-its-kind technology developed for visitors with disabilities has received another national accolade. The Assistive Handheld Technology Device for visually and hearing impaired guests earned the American Foundation for the Blind’s prestigious Access Award.The nonprofit organization’s Access Award honors companies that foster equality by designing their services for all people. The foundation credited Disney’s Assistive Handheld Technology Device … [Read more...]

Fun Facts Bloom Across 305 Acres of 18th Annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Thirty million blooms, half a million plants, dozens of Disney character topiaries and 1,000 butterflies add up to a wonderful world of theme park color at the 18th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, March 2-May 15 at Walt Disney World Resort. Among this year's fun festival facts:30 million blooms blanket the park throughout the festival, which runs 75 colorful days. Dozens of Disney character topiaries represent the largest collection of Disney character topiary in … [Read more...]