The voice behind Goofy and Pluto for more than 30 years, Disney Legend Bill Farmer, is stepping into a new role on Disney+ — the host of his own show, “It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer.”[Read more…]
As part of the historic transformation of Epcot, several popular Disney characters have received new locations where guests can say hi and grab a photo.[Read more…]
Over the past week, Disneyland Paris found itself in “deep, deep, deep, deep snow.” The park was entirely blanketed in ice and snow, something most guests would believe was the work of Queen Elsa of Arendelle. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and JeniLynn Knopp bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
Mickey Mouse and the gang are set to show off their best dance moves July 8 to 14, 2013, during Limited Time Magic at Epcot. [Read more…]
The Disneyland Resort has just released a very cool video which is an homage to the classic Goofy “Art of” and “How To” shorts. Only this one stars the live action Goofy as he presents his version of “The Art of Vacationing”. [Read more…]
Singer Jon Bon Jovi poses with Goofy on the New York Street backlot set at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Bon Jovi and his band, who have sold more than 120 million records in a career that spans 26 years, released their newest album, “The Circle.” The group will begin a world concert tour in early 2010. They’ll perform at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on April 17, 2010.
Photo by Gene Duncan.
For the 2009 Christmas season, Disney has installed into the Magic Kingdom’s Emporium windows along Main Street U.S.A. the long out-of-view animated window displays based on the holiday favorite, “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.”
Six scenes tell the classic story of Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit and Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge. These scenes were originally on display at the old Disney Village, now Downtown Disney.
Fans of the animated short are sure to enjoy this video tour of the displays:
On Oct. 1, 1971, exactly 38 years ago, Walt Disney World first opened to the public. The resort at the time featured just one theme park, the Magic Kingdom, and two hotels, the Polynesian Village Resort and the Contemporary Resort.
Today, the ongoing celebration at Walt Disney World is called “What Will You Celebrate?” and centers around the idea of celebrating special occasions, which include birthdays and anniversarys, of course. Part of the fun is showing that you are celebrating something by wearing a button around the parks indicating what your special occasion is.
So we thought there’d be no better way to celebrate the 38th birthday of Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom than by giving birthday buttons to some of its most famous residents and a few guests:
Okay, yeah, these buttons were Photoshopped but wouldn’t it be fun if everyone visiting or working at Walt Disney World today wore one of these? If you’re heading there today, make sure to pick up one of these birthday buttons at any of the Guest Relations locations and write “Walt Disney World,” “Magic Kingdom,” “Contemporary Resort,” or “Polynesian Village Resort” on it to show that you are also celebrating 38 years of magic in Central Florida. (We also want to wish a very happy 27th birthday to Epcot today.)
And if you’re not going to be at Walt Disney World today, feel free to print the button below and wear it around town, showing that you appreciate having the Disney parks and resorts around. After all, if Walt Disney hadn’t decided to build his “Florida project” here, Orlando would definitely not be the exciting and entertaining place that it is today.
Happy birthday, Walt Disney World!