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Story Driven-Experiences and Walt Disney Imagineering

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo is currently taking place in Orlando. We’ll be there on Friday, and we can’t wait to experience it for ourselves! You can’t mention Amusement Parks without thinking of Disney. Imagineers continue to push experiences to the next level. Kevin Rafferty, Jr. has shared some thoughts with Disney Parks Blog: One of ...

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Bob Chapek Will Not Attend Destination D23

When Destination D23 kicks off this weekend, one notable name will not be there. Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek will not be in attendance. Officially the reason for his absence is a scheduling conflict. Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler shared the following brief statement with Disney Tips and our affiliates: “Bob has a conflict in LA on Friday night and ...

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Disney Cruise Line Vaccination Email

Earlier today we shared with you that Disney Cruise Line has updated its vaccination policy for Passengers sailing January 13 and beyond. We are on a cruise after that date, and we received an email almost immediately after the announcement. Here is what the email said: All of us at Disney Cruise Line hope you and your family are staying well. We ...

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Remembering ‘The Star Wars Holiday Special’

November 17 is a special day to many long-time ‘Star Wars’ fans. It holds a place in history, but it’s more infamous than famous. On November 17, 1978, ‘The Star Wars Holiday Special’ aired for the first and only time. Riding on the success of ‘Star Wars’ (back before ‘A New Hope’ was added) Lucasfilm knew that fans were hungry ...

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Another Chance to Win a Trip on the Galactic Starcruiser!

credit: Disney

We recently told you about a chance to win a Galactic Starcruiser vacation, sponsored by D23. Here is another opportunity to win! It’s called the Star Wars Bring Home The Bounty: Galactic Starcruiser Sweepstakes, and here is the description from the official website: As part of “Star Wars™ Bring Home The Bounty” – a global consumer products, games and publishing ...

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Walt Disney Imagineering Receives Three Prestigious Awards

There’s no denying that the magic starts with the Walt Disney Imagineers. They were recently honored with three prestigious awards at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando. Here are all the details from Kevin Rafferty, Jr. and Disney Parks Blog: Today, we’re excited to share that the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced three coveted Thea Awards will honor the talents of ...

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Mickey Wants You to Plan a Staycation!

Mickey wants you and your “Stay True Crew” to plan the ultimate staycation! Several cities will be featured.  A New York City event and guide are currently available on MickeyFriendsStayTrue.com, and information on Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Austin, and Salt Lake City will be released on November 20. Erin Barrier has shared more with Disney Parks Blog: For those ...

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Destination D23 Is This Weekend

Destination D23 will take place this weekend, November 19-21, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The in-person event is sold out, although parts of it will be livestreamed. D23 is the official fan club for Disney and its affiliates. General Membership is free, and you can use that to enter contests. Gold Membership costs $99.99 per year, and it includes (among other ...

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Additional Augmented Reality Lenses Are Now Available

When we talk about Disney Genie+ we usually focus on Lightning Lane access. The paid service also includes Augmented Reality Lenses, which allow you to take some magical pictures. Even more lenses are now included, as Emily Southard has shared with Disney Parks Blog: With the recent launch of Disney PhotoPass Lenses at Walt Disney World Resort, there’s a super fun new way to ...

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DiVine Has Returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Slowly but surely extra entertainment options have been returning to Walt Disney World. Some of these are known as “streetmosphere”, which offers more one on one interaction than a full show. One of the favorite streetmosphere performers returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom a few days ago. DiVine is a true hidden gem because she blends right in with the plant ...

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