Toy Industry Names Robert A. Iger as 2016 Inductee into Hall of Fame

The Toy Industry Association announced today that it is excited to induct Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Mr. Iger was selected by members of TIA in recognition of his significant contributions to the industry and the impact his work has had on the lives of children worldwide.Mr. Iger joins an impressive roster of 70 toy industry luminaries, including Jim Henson and George Lucas, who have been inducted into the Hall since it … [Read more...]

Jaunt and Walt Disney Company Join Forces

Jaunt, a virtual-reality technology company has joined forces with The Walt Disney Co. and other key investors to bring live-action shows, movies and sports events to fans.The $65-million investment between Jaunt and Disney, Evolution Media Capital, China Media Capital, Axel Springer and Madison Square Garden Co., would provide Jaunt with the capital to improve cameras, develop new software and increase production bringing fans and viewers top quality programming.Jaunt has already … [Read more...]

Why Walt Disney World is Better Than Disneyland

When it comes time to decide where my next Disney Vacation is going to be, I often think about doing Disneyland, or maybe a Disney Cruise. But, in the end, Walt Disney World in Florida always wins! It will forever be my "home" Park. I often see the Disney Addicts arguing over which Park is better. Disneyland lovers will say "their Park" is better because it was first, or because it is smaller. But we all know when it comes to Disney, bigger is always better!  I am here to set the record … [Read more...]

Get a free Autographed Postcard from the Disney Characters!

Did you know Disney will send you an autographed postcard when you or your little ones writes a letter to their favorite Disney Character?All you have to do is send a letter to:Walt Disney World Communications P.O. Box 10040 Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040Disneyland will also send you an autographed postcard when you write a letter to the following address:Walt Disney Company Attn: Fan Mail Department 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521The picture will arrive … [Read more...]

Disney Imagineer and Sculptor Blaine Gibson Passes Away at 97

Disney Imagineer, sculptor, and amazing talent, Blaine Gibson passed away at age 97. This is according to the Walt Disney Family Museum. He started his career as an assistant animator.It is said that one day Walt Disney saw his work and asked him to work on the Disneyland project. He went on to become the head of the Walt Disney Imagineering Sculpture Department. He sculpted figures like Abraham Lincoln for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, quite a few pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean at … [Read more...]

Walt Disney Company Offers Pension Buyout to Some

The Walt Disney Company has offered pension buyouts to around 5,000 past employees. They sent out some offers of a one time lump sum payment to some of their ex cast members that have high dollar pension plans, $100,000 or more. Other ex cast members with smaller pension plans have always had the one time buy out option.Disney is not the first, nor will they be the last do this.Not that long ago Disney tried to do away with pensions all together. Needless to say the Unions did not like … [Read more...]

10 Things to Skip to Save Money on your Disney Vacation

As a seasoned veteran of Disney World with young children, I have learned a few ways to save money on our Disney Vacations that I wish I knew the first time! If you are a frugal parent like me, who starts saving a year in advance, or trying to figure out how you can ever go to Disney because it's so expensive, this list is for you.I also have a list of Ways to Save When Planning a Disney Trip.Things to SKIP to save money:1. Stroller Rentals: Bring your own from home to save the … [Read more...]

Adventures by Disney Introduces New Ways to Experience Europe in 2016

Adventures by Disney, the newest and most magical wordwide vacation planners just added exciting European vacation itineraries for 2016, including an extraordinary England and France vacation, as well as additional departure dates for the recently announced all-new Danube river cruise itineraries.Starting June 10, 2015, adventure-seeking travelers can book an enhanced England and France itinerary for 2016 that now includes even more immersive activities, such as scone making, a dragon … [Read more...]

Visiting Walt Disney World Solo

Have you ever been to the parks on a solo mission? Have you ever dreamed about it?  Let me tell you, it is well worth doing! Going to Disney World Solo allows you a great chance to explore the parks at your own pace without a child demanding to ride Peter Pan’s Flight for the hundredth time or a significant other who doesn't understand why you need to purchase that shirt, you already have one just like it at home!So what can you do while on your own at the parks. Well, whether it's for an … [Read more...]

Disney World Planning 101 – Using Childcare Services

On our next Disney World vacation we have decided to try out Disney's Childcare Services. Disney offers fun and exiting things for little ones so that Parents can have a little "Me" time!Walt Disney World Resort offers  supervised activity centers, in-room babysitting, and themed parties and adventures. Today I am just focusing on the Activity Centers.Children's Activity CentersLocated throughout Walt Disney World Resort, Children's Activity Centers are delightful playspaces where … [Read more...]