Tag Archives: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Chip and Company is exploding at the seams.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the huge growth in visits could not have been accomplished without great fans like you (yeah, you…the one in the Mickey Mouse t-shirt). I work with some of the best writers on the planet and Chip and Company offers a plethora of articles, including: Park Events, Trip Planning, Reviews and much more..
Which brings me to our most recent situation. We need a few more writers to join us on staff at Chip and Company.
Here is what we are looking for:
- Disney Parks Writer – Have a permanent set of Mouse Ears? We are looking for someone to cover Park Events, openings, closings, refurbishments, etc. With so much happening at the Disney Parks around the globe, there is always something new and exciting that needs to be reported. Most news breaks on the various Disney-related Forums first and this writer would need to be an up-to-date Disney Forum reader. If you live near a park, great, but it is not necessary. Although an On-the-Scenes reporter would be a welcome addition and gain our undying love.
- Disney Views Writer – One of the more popular features (re: lots of hits) on C&C is our Planning Articles. Our writers find it is a lot of fun researching how to make your visit more enjoyable. Being a Disney Planner is key in writing these articles, so you will need to be organized and have the creativity to engage the audience.
- Muppets Writer – The Muppets are back and there seems to always be something Muppet related on the net. I am looking for someone to submit an article a week about something Muppet Related.
- Marvel Writer - In attempts to branch our Disney purchased Marvel more than a year ago. While none of the characters are walking around the parks Marvel is still a presence in Movie, Merchandise, Television, etc. I am looking for someone to cover all the Marvel news.
- All positions will need to be able to write atleast 3-4 articles a month. Most people do one article a week. If you can write more that is great but not required.
Currently, these positions are on a volunteer basis. Our writers write Disney News & Views because we share a love for all things Disney. We do offer many benefits that we can discuss once an agreement has been reached. I would prefer all writers have their own blogs or websites so you can drive traffic to your site at the bottom of all articles and on our links and partner pages.
Chip and Company offers access to an instant audience–not only on the website, but on twitter, facebook and even on our mobile site!
Our writers are like family, albeit a very diverse and scattered family. We share trip experiences, laugh and have a great time behind the scenes.
So if you are interested please drop us a line at email@example.com and let us know what you are interested in and what kind of writing/media experience you possess.
I hope to hear from you!
- George’s Geeky Gift Guide: Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park (imaginerding.com)
- Be a guest blogger for Chip and Company (chipandco.com)
- Disney News Round Up (couponingtodisney.com)
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure becomes the newest star in the 2011 update of Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar, the place where Disney California Adventure park guests find an exclusive preview of what is new and what is coming next for the expansion of the Disneyland Resort. Beginning Friday, January 28, a refreshed Blue Sky Cellar show will feature new models and a new video, along with dozens of concept drawings for the Little Mermaid attraction and other upcoming enhancements to Disney California Adventure park.
In the Blue Sky Cellar screening room, a new, birds-eye view painting of Disney California Adventure comes to life with projected animation that will delight guests with fun surprises. An updated film presentation features Disney Imagineers describing their work, along with footage of model-making, sculpting, “blue sky” meetings and all the aspects of bringing a Disney concept to life.
Other highlights include:
- Sketches and layout diagrams for the new attraction, along with three-dimensional models and other art work, all crafted by Disney Imagineers, the creative minds behind the design and construction of Disney theme parks and attractions.
- A preview of Goofy’s Sky School attraction and the new Paradise Pier dining locations that will open later this year.
- All-new attraction posters for California Screamin’, Mickey’s Fun Wheel and Silly Symphony Swings – designed in the style of traditional Disney theme park attraction posters which have appeared at the entrance to Disneyland for more than 50 years.
- Concept art for the new park entrance, the Buena Vista Street entry plaza, and the Red Car Trolleys which will transport guests from the park entrance through Hollywood Land to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
The “coming soon” area of Blue Sky Cellar continues to look even further ahead to 2012 and Cars Land, the 12-acre expansion of the Park that will bring to life the town of Radiator Springs from the Disney?Pixar animated film Cars, complete with three new attractions for families and kids of all ages.
Based on the belief that idea gathering is best when “the sky’s the limit,” the Blue Sky Cellar is designed to resemble an Imagineering “charette,” an extended creative idea development meeting. Guests receive an inside-look at how Imagineers take “blue sky” ideas and refine them into the classic storytelling that characterizes Disney theme park attractions and adventures.
In this whimsical immersive setting, Imagineers have taken over a former wine cellar and set up shop. Wine barrels have turned into work stations and the former wine tasting room has become a screening room where videos showcase the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into the creation of new and upcoming attractions for Disney California Adventure.
- New Blue Sky Cellar Show Previews Little Mermaid and Unveils an ‘Animated’ Map (chipandco.com)
- New Attraction Posters Paint a Fresh Vision of Paradise Pier (chipandco.com)
Video provided by the gracious Mr. Pat Connor from his personal visits to WDW during those fascinating first years. This includes the Fort Wilderness Steam Train, the vast topiary array that populated the Magic Kingdom’s front lawn, a swan boat and a 3:00 character parade with the same Alice from that old postcard!
- ‘Slo-Mo’ Magic at Walt Disney World (chipandco.com)
- Book Review: Walt’s People Volume 10 by Didier Ghez (imaginerding.com)
- Disney Essays – 13 (disneyatdisleelandiablog.blogspot.com)
Starting tonight, the façade of “it’s a small world” in Disneyland park is being transformed each night into a breathtaking display of moving, ever-changing photography, video, animation and music as Disneyland celebrates guests’ memories with an innovative new show – “The Magic, The Memories and You!”
Guests of all ages will be reminded of their Disney memories, and may even see themselves in the nightly show, as a kaleidoscope of larger-than-life images is projected onto the classic Fantasyland “it’s a small world” attraction. Included in the thousands of photographs each night will be approximately 500 photos of guests who made memories in Disneyland that very day – resulting in a different “The Magic, The Memories and You!” presentation every night.
“Disneyland has been making very special memories for families and guests of all ages for more than 55 years,” said Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis. “Now guests recalling and cherishing those memories will become stars of the show as well.”
After the sun goes down, the 10-minute spectacle combines that day’s photos with photos and videos taken from Disney’s “Let the Memories Begin” online hub, and brings them to life with the help of amazing new projection technology that transforms the architecture of “it’s a small world” in never-before-seen ways. Classic Disney music is woven into the new “Let the Memories Begin” theme song and, via some magical effects, even the singing dolls from inside the “it’s a small world” attraction find their way outside to appear in the show. The finale features a burst of fireworks over “it’s a small world.”
“We’re really taking it to the Nth degree and we’re doing it for our guests,” observes show director Alan Bruun, associate creative director, Disney Destinations Entertainment. “Some guests will spot their own photographs in the show, and yet our goal is for everyone watching the show to be able to say, ‘These are my memories. I recognize that moment, that emotion.’ ”
The visual and musical journey that takes place in “The Magic, The Memories and You!” traces the family vacation experience, from planning and travel all the way through arrival and fun in Disneyland. The show closes, appropriately, with a classic Disney memory. A similar show featuring guest images projected onto the soaring spires of Cinderella Castle premiered Jan. 18 in the Magic Kingdom park, Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.
Disney Parks guests also are becoming the stars of television commercials. For the first time, Disney Parks is featuring the home videos and snapshots of real guests telling their own Disney stories in television ads and other marketing.
At the online memories hub that launched Sept. 23, guests have been celebrating their only-at-Disney memories by sharing their stories and by uploading photos and videos. To access the site, visit www.DisneyParks.com/memories.
Vacation memories hold a special place in the hearts of families, according to a recent survey of Americans and Canadians conducted by Ypartnership, a leading research firm that tracks consumer insights and trends in travel. Nine out of 10 parents polled said they plan their vacations with the express hope of creating a lasting family memory. And most memories don’t fade with the passage of time. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed said they think back “often” or “very often” on their most cherished vacation memories.
- Guest Images Come to Life on Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort (chipandco.com)
- Events, Attractions, and More Coming to Disney in 2011 (chipandco.com)
Walt Disney Imagineering has turned its sights to the next highly-anticipated opening: The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, coming soon in 2011. In this video, Imagineer Lisa Girolami takes you behind the curtain (or under the waves) to give you a first look at Ariel’s world. From the drawing board to the incredible scenery, this is an attraction sure to make a splash with guests. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/hd6c1o