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Disney Research Using Video to Detect Behavior of Giraffes at Night

Researchers with the Disney Research have developed a new video technique that will automatically detect unusual giraffe behaviors at night. The technique was tested by monitoring four giraffes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces ‘Flip Side’ Sweepstakes for January

We can't think of a better way to start the New Year than winning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation that includes an overnight stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite at the Magic Kingdom.

If that's your idea of the best way to ring in the New Year then you'll want to enter the 'Flip Side' Sweepstakes that was recently announced by Walt Disney World.

House Where Walt Disney was Born to be Restored and Preserved

Today in honor of Walt Disney's birthday, WDB Restorations LLC is announcing the groundbreaking on the restoration and preservation of the home where Walt and Roy Disney were born in Chicago.

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proclaimed today to be "Walt Disney Day" in honor of the groundbreaking.

The home, located at 2156 N. Tripp Avenue, was built by Elias Disney in 1893 and was designed by their mother Flora. Elias also built several of the other homes on the street.

Disney Research Invents Microphone That Transmits Sound through Your Fingertips

If you've ever wanted to send someone a secret message simply by touching their ear, Disney Research has come up with a way to do just that.

This new invention - called the Isihin-Denshin - takes the sounds that are spoken into a microphone and transforms it into a low current inaudible signal that is then sent back into the speaker's body. And this is where it gets really sci-fi - when the person who spoke into the microphone touches another person's ear that inaudible signal vibrates in the person's earlobe, recreating sound.

First Masai Giraffe Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Has a Name Thanks to Disney Parks Blog Fans

Earlier this summer a baby giraffe was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom - the very first Masai giraffe born at the park - and of course he needed a name. Not just any name would suit this little guy, so the Disney Parks Blog set up a contest to have the fans pick a name.

There was a list of names chosen by the animal care team and readers of the blog had a few days to make their picks.

2013 Disney Legend Award Honorees Announced

Eight more Disney Legends will be honored for their contributions to the Disney legacy at next month's D23 Expo.

New Alternate Reality Game ‘The Optimist’ Allows Participants to Explore Walt Disney’s Vision of Tomorrow

If you ever wanted to know what it might be like to be part of a secret project that involves solving a mystery based on Walt Disney's plans for tomorrow, then there's a new alternate reality game just for you.

Á La Mode’ Costume Contest Honoring Fans’ Creativity Planned for D23 Expo

At the D23 Expo, fans often dress in costume to honor their favorite Disney movie, attraction, or character. And at this year's D23 Expo those fans and their creativity will be showcased at the first-ever A La Mode Costume Contest.

Photos from Walt Disney’s Personal Camera Released to Members on New D23 Website

This week D23: The Official Disney Fan Club officially relaunched its website and some of the new member-exclusive content are never-before-released photos from Walt Disney's personal camera.

Former Disney Carolwood Estate Up for Sale for $90 Million

Nearly six decades after Walt and Lillian Disney built their dream house on Carolwood Drive in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills neighborhood, the 3.7 acre estate is on the market. Asking price: $90 million.

It's amazing what you can miss when you're running through the parks to ride the latest e-ticket ride. In this column we explore a variety of hidden attractions and tucked away treasures throughout the Disney parks and resorts.

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Classic Perfume Houses in Epcot's France Pavillion

As you walk up the boulevard past the elegant fountains and landscaped planters, tucked off to the right in a cozy little arcade of shops you will find the most quintessential of luxury French gifts. Windows decorated in towers of feminine icons you will find the home of some of this country's most evocative scents.

Timon and Pumbaa are Wild About Safety

Have you ever picked up a counter service meal in Animal Kingdom and found a trading card on your tray? I was puzzled by this during my last trip and admittedly, the card went into the trash with the rest of my garbage. However later in the day I discovered just what that card was and how much fun it is being a kid again at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

A Visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum Part 2

Thanks for stopping my to read the second half of my visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum. This fun interactive Museum in San Fransisco holds so much Disney History it was too much for just one post. As you walk through this modern interactive museum you explore Walt's life chronologically, and we continue today in that vein.

A Visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum Part 1

Walt Disney may have said that it all started with a mouse, but we can't forget that it also all started with him. Located in what was once a barracks on the main post of San Francisco's Presidio, the Walt Disney Family Museum is 40,000 square feet that honors Walt Disney's life and achievements. Last month, I had the chance to visit and spend a few hours learning about the man that brought so much happiness to this world.

Muziki Drums in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Across the path from the Dawa Bar in the Harambe Village section of Disney's Animal Kingdom you'll find one of those lovely spots that have a way of bring strangers together for a fantastic Disney moment. Sitting out along the path for anyone to stop and explore are the Muziki Drums. This little stand, sometimes occupied by talented cast members creating stunning African rhythms, calls out to old and young alike to play a djembe.

A Trip to Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California

A few weeks ago I had the unique opportunity of visiting Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California to learn more about their upcoming movie Brave and watch the short film La Luna.

The Muppets on Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway!

It's time to play the music...it's time to light the lights! It's time to check out the Muppets DVD tonight!

We loved our giveaway of Muppets: The Green Album a few months ago and now we are excited to be giving away The Muppets on Blu-ray/DVD!

Mardi Gras Mini-Parade at Disney's Port Orleans Resort

If you're visiting Walt Disney World during Mardi Gras, then Port Orleans French Quarter is the place to stay!

Disney Classic Shorts: Puppy Love

The classic Disney short film 'Puppy Love' produced by Walt Disney Pictures and originally Released by United Artist Pictures on September 2nd, 1933. The original film was in black and white, and mickey's voice was supplied by none other than Walt Disney who built his reputation on his early shorts. Most recently 'Puppy Love' was released as part of the Walt Disney Treasures - Mickey Mouse in Black and White.

Bring the Magic Home with Mickey Mouse Bathroom Accessories from Target

If you're anything like me, you've thought about bringing some of that Disney magic home and incorporating it into your daily life! If you're looking to redo your bathroom anytime soon, Target has a whole line of Mickey bathroom accessories to nudge you along!