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Disney Parks Announces ‘Rock Your Disney Side’ Summer Kick-Off Celebration

Disney is planning the ultimate summertime kick-off party with a 24-hour bi-coastal celebration just before Memorial Day Weekend in May.

After assembling 140 Disney characters in a very large hashtag at Walt Disney World, Disney announced the 'Rock Your Disney Side: 24 Hours' party via Twitter.

Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members Reunite Guest with Lost Teddy Bear

If you're looking for a heartwarming story with a side of Disney Parks magic, this is it.

The Disney Parks Blog recently told the story of a girl named Brooklyn Andrews and her lost teddy bear.

Brooklyn is the owner of a teddy bear given to her by her dad when she was 3 years old. Her dad was a member of the United States National Guard and had purchased the bears as gifts for his kids before he deployed to Iraq. The bears even featured a recorded "I love you" message from Tony.

Destination America Network to Air ‘Disney Week’ Beginning March 3

For one week next month, Disney fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at Disney parks, resorts, and cruise line during Disney Week on Destination America.

The week long programming event will highlight Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and hotels.

The Walt Disney Company Releases First Quarter Earnings Report

Thanks to a hammer wielding god and a queen with an icy touch, The Walt Disney Company reported a 33 percent increase in profits for the 2014 fiscal year first quarter.

Walt Disney Studios reported a 75 percent increase in operating income to $409 million which was due to the success of Marvel's Thor: The Dark World and the monstrous hit Frozen. Thor earned $633.1 million in global box office sales, while Frozen is on track to earn $1 billion in global ticket sales.

Hank Azaria Explores Fatherhood in New Original Web Series Sponsored by Disney Parks

Actor and director Hank Azaria is examining the realities of being a father in the new Disney Parks-sponsored AOL-mom.me web series called "Fatherhood."

In the series Azaria interviews some of his friends about their experiences as fathers and they talk about what fatherhood means to them.

WestJet Debuts New ‘Magic Plane’ Featuring Sorcerer Mickey

WestJet recently unveiled its newest custom-painted aircraft and this one features Sorcerer Mickey and has been dubbed the "Magic Plane."

The aircraft was unveiled on December 2 by WestJet, WestJet Vacations, and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (Canada) and made its inaugural flight on December 3 from Calgary to Orlando.

‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ Airs December 25 on ABC

The 30th annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade special is set to air on Christmas Day on ABC.

Neil Patrick Harris has hosting duties from the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and will be joined by Nick Cannon from Disneyland Resort. ABC's Good Morning America co-anchor Lara Spencer joins the duo as the show's special correspondent.

New Fantasyland Celebrates One Year Anniversary at the Magic Kingdom

New Fantasyland, which was the largest expansion at the Magic Kingdom, celebrated its one year anniversary on December 6.

On its opening day last year there was an official dedication ceremony with Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin, recording star Jordin Sparks, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs.

University of Central Florida Honors President of Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort president George A. Kalogridis was recently awarded the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Central Florida.

Kalogridis graduated from UCF in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in sociology.

The award is the highest honor the university gives to its graduates and acknowledges alumni for professional achievements, volunteer work with the university, and community service.

Disney’s Theme Park Division Has Lost Several Top Executives in Recent Weeks

The exit door at the Walt Disney Company's theme park division has been busy lately. In the past few weeks at least five executives have left, either due to new jobs or layoffs.

These former Disney executives have more than 70 years of combined experience with Disney Parks and Resorts.

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Saturday Style: Jack Skellington No Bones About It

Not every Disney girl is a princess fan, and this outfit is perfect for those foolish mortals who prefer to dance with the Pumpkin King. The comfortable jersey-knit skater dress will show you've got some spine, while accessories show off you sinister style with a scarf, bag, and trilby hat emblazoned with the Jack Skellington himself. Black, white, and purple are frighteningly fashionable this fall, making this outfit a win for touring the Disney Parks at Halloweentime.

5 Reasons To Love Adventureland

Walt Disney World for Grown-ups has told you all about why we love Walt Disney World Resorts, in our popular "5 Reasons To Love" series, but today we're turning the Disney Parks as we begin to highlight some of our staff's favorite places to play. I'm often asked what my favorite "land" is, and since I was a small child I've always replied with the same thing - Adventureland. So read on and find out what makes this area of the Magic Kingdom feel so special to me.

Toy Story Land Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort

As if there wasn't already enough exciting news about the Disney's Hollywood Studios Star Wars Expansion yesterday - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek also created even more fabulous Disney Parks buzz with news with the announcement of Toy Story Land! Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort will be the location of this new land, inspired by the "Toy Story" film franchise.

15 Days To Go Disney Vacation To Do List!

You've been watching that count down clock for months and your Walt Disney World vacation just keeps getting closer! Excitement fills the air at home, but there are still quite a few things that need to get done. With a great pre-travel checklist and a little organization you can check off those last minute tasks a few at a time with no sweat at all. Below is peak at what my personal pre-Walt Disney World routine will looks like as I count down the last two weeks before a trip!

Saturday Style: Everybody's Darling Disney Bags

It's purse-a-palooza this week at the DisneyStore.com with a plethora of high end handbags that will add just the right touch of Minnie to your daily routine. It's no secret around here that I'm a sucker for a Disney bag and the new selection have me doing cartwheels.

Touring Tips for Disney's Animal Kingdom

We've updated our previous tips for Disney's Animal Kingdom bringing you more expert advice on this Park than ever. By far is one of the most unique theme parks that Disney offers, Disney's Animal Kingdom themed entirely around animal conservation, it showcases the love and dedication that Walt Disney himself had to conservation of our natural world.

Big, Bright Beautiful Balloons At Walt Disney World

Disney Parks have been selling helium filled balloons since 1955, and they've become a time tested fan favorite souvenir for Walt Disney World guests of all ages. While these bright and beautiful souvenirs are always popular, there are just a couple of things to remember when considering a purchase.

Yes, Again! Why I Keep Going Back to Walt Disney World

Disney fans that travel frequently to the Parks generally experience one great frustration at home that unites us. No, it's not the desire to get back down to our Walt Disney World home. It's not the wallet draining price increases when we begrudgingly fork over the cash for our next trip. What it is - is the friends, co-workers, and family members who just don't understand how we can spend so much time and money traveling to the same place.

Visiting Walt Disney World In The Hot Summer Weather

Summer is officially here! As kids are set free from school, families and teachers alike pack their bags and head down to Walt Disney World to enjoy a tropical retreat to the Vacation Kingdom of the world. But folks from the North aren't always ready for unique climate of central Florida.

Disney History: Frontierland Then & Now

Frontierland is rooted in history and as such, rarely sees the sort of reimagining that happens elsewhere at Walt Disney World; however, even on the frontier, a little bit of "sprucing up" is in order now and then. A few fan favorites would fall victim to budgetary constraints along the way, but an uncharted expanse of frontier territory would eventually give rise to two of the Magic Kingdom's most beloved attractions.