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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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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!

Treasured Souvenirs: Pick-A-Pearl at Walt Disney World

There are many creative and off the beaten path experiences that you partake in at the Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorites is the "Pick-A-Pearl" spots that can be found in a variety of locations around the property. For princesses both young and old Pick-A-Pearl can be an exciting and memorable souvenirs that will last through the ages.

Buy Your Muppets Movie Tickets Through Fandango and Get Free Music!

It's Muppet Madness around here! Have you bought your tickets to go see "The Muppets" yet? If not we've found another great giveaway opportunity to share with you. Free Music on iTunes! It's easy to do, just follow these simple instructions. First, watch the full trailer for "The Muppets" and get a sneak peek at all the fun to come!

Disney and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Walt Disney's love of American history lies throughout the parks, and in Liberty Square at Halloween time ghosts and ghouls frolic amongst park guest on special nights. Though the most obvious of Walt Disney World's spooky sensations is the Haunted Mansion, with its 18th Century Pennsylvania Dutch facade looming high on it's hilltop, Disney also keeps a strong connection to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

One Man's Dream

Step into Walt's life and journey with him as he discovers his dreams and sees them turned into reality when you walk through the One Man's Dream attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Sid Cahuenga's One of A Kind Shop

How many times have you walked past Sid Cahuenga's One of a Kind Shop because you assumed it was just another Disney gift shop? Next time you might actually want to take a look inside and check out the unique memorabilia for sale there!