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.

Disney Creating Fun Products for Animal Friends

It only makes sense if you love Disney, then your pets should too! Disney Consumer products makes it easy to add a little Disney to your pet's world with a variety of products from leashes to fish tanks to plush toys.

The Walt Disney Company Named Most Reputable Company in America

Last week a study released by the Reputation Institute listed The Walt Disney Company as America's most reputable company.

The New York City based consulting firm conducted an online study of 4,719 consumers, measuring their perceptions of the 150 largest U.S. companies that they were familiar or somewhat familiar with. The survey studied the perception of an organization's products and services, innovation, workplace, citizenship, governance, leadership, and performance.

Searching for the Winnie the Pooh ‘Storyteller of the Year’

Earlier this week, Disney Consumer Products launched a nationwide search for their Winnie the Pooh "Storyteller of the Year." The contest celebrates parents and guardians who use storytelling to teach life lessons and foster their child's creativity.

Disney Closes LucasArts

Disney has announced that they will be shuttering LucasArts, the development and publishing arm for interactive entertainment software. The move is a strategic shift "from an internal development to a licensing model" that will hopefully bring in successful new development partners. Sadly, with this closure there have been lay offs for approximately 150 LucasArts employees.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 12

It may be the most egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt ever! This Limited Time Magic surprise sends guests on a spring time quest through Epcot (theme park admission required) exploring nooks and crannies of the park to locate special eggs and mark the spots with stickers on a quest map. This fun filled Vinylmation event will be going on March 18 through March 24, 2013 at Walt Disney World.

To Start Your Quest

Your Favorite Sea Turtles Immortalized in Vinylmation

Everyone's favorite Sea Turtles, Crush and Squirt, from Disney-Pixar's Finding Nemo have been immortalized in Vinylmation. Released in a limited edition of 1,250 you can take home your set starting on January 18, 2013 for $64.95 plus tax.

Crush stands at a stout 9-inches high while his little dude Squirt is just an adorable 3-inches tall. A perfect pair of to join your surf through life, these two are sure to bring back the fondest memories of a most loved Disney-Pixar film.

Disney Parks to Make New Announcement on New Year's Eve

Tonight is the night! Be sure to tune in to ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2013. Why? Because during the broadcast Maria Menounos will be making an exciting announcement from Disney Parks.

Walt Disney World Makes Fodor's 2013 "Must Go" List

Fodor's Travel Guide released their "Must Go" List for 2013 with the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida making the list top 25 trips to book right now. There's no doubt that the New Fantasyland expansion helped our favorite vacation destination make this "must go" list. They even suggest that with exploring Storybook Circus and the Enchanted Forest you may want to add another full day to your Magic Kingdom plans.

'Magic Band' on the Horizon for Disney Tickets?

Could an electronic wristband that would replace paper tickets at Disney parks be in the works? Possibly, according to a Disney filing with the Federal Communications Commission.

The report, filed by Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, is for a "radio-frequency wrist band." The name given to the device on the cover letter sent to the FCC by Disney is "Magic Band."

The "Magic Band" is described in the FCC filing as follows:

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A Few Of My Favorite Things On Cyber Monday AND Tuesday at shopDisney

Today holiday shopping covers more than just Black Friday, and shopDisney has some of the cutest gear around to deck your halls. Holiday Ornaments, Home Decor, Festive Pajamas and more, are all available at shopDisney! If you've got your decor covered, then you may want to start in on the gifts, it's the happiest time of the year for great deals on Disney Merchandise.

Six Walt Disney World Things I'm Thankful For

There is not a time in my memory that I wasn't a Disney traveler. I raised my kids on Disney trips, just like my parents took me, and their parents took them to Disneyland. Walt Disney World, and the opportunities that it has given me, are things that I am truly thankful for. While it's easy to be nostalgic and emotional about Disney, I also know that there are many very quantifiable reasons that my diverse family keeps returning to Disney Parks over and over again. Below are six Walt Disney World things that I am exceptionally thankful for.

Options For Thanksgiving Turkey Without Reservations At Walt Disney World

Most guests headed down to Walt Disney World for Thanksgiving this week have had their dining reservations well in hand for some time now. However - if you are still wondering where you'll be able to get a taste of turkey over the holiday, we've got the answers you are looking for. From legs with a fan following to Thanksgiving leftovers on a bun, the restaurants of Walt Disney World are serving up some festive favorites.

Black Friday Starts Now At shopDisney.com

Grab your computer, curl up on the couch, and get a jump on your Black Friday Shopping because there are with the flurries of New Arrivals at shopDisney! Hundreds of items have already gone on sale for Black Friday, and you won't even have to worry about the lines.

The Top Ten Most Spooky And Villainous Attractions at Walt Disney World

Happy Halloween! It's the most ghoulish day of the year and we're rounding up all the usual suspects for our list of the most villainous attractions at Walt Disney World. If you've got a love for the sinister and spectacular, with a bit of the creepy crawlies thrown in - be sure to make sure they're on your must do list!

Great Breakfasts under $10 at Walt Disney World

It isn't hard for Walt Disney World guests to find a delicious breakfast at dozens of wonderful table service establishments across the property. However, finding a counter service breakfast with a little more pep can be tricky. The following breakfast options have a bit more personality than the standard breakfast platter and are sure to get you going for your busy day ahead, all for under $10.

9 Tips For Date Night At The Magic Kingdom

Date night isn't just for the young, but the young at heart as well, and I can't think of a better place to spend a night with the one I love than Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Some how the pressures of being a grown-up seem to melt away when you stand in front of that Castle and dare to dream. Here are 9 tips for a fantastic date night at the Magic Kingdom.

10 Things To See During The Holidays At Walt Disney World

Holidays at Walt Disney World are right around the corner and I'm looking forward to a variety of exciting activities! It's a fan favorite time of year when the property is decorated with seasonal lights and trim to go along with the bustling activities. Read on to learn 10 exciting things to see during the holidays at Disney.

Fun And Fast Facts About Disney Springs

Walt Disney World has had a shopping center on the site of Disney Springs since 1975, The quaint shopping village was home to a toy shop, pottery shop, garden store, and small grocer amongst others. Disney Springs today is a bustling "metropolis of shopping, dining and entertainment," a creative reimagination of Downtown Disney and perhaps the most luxurious and cosmopolitan incarnation yet. Read on for some fun and fast facts about Disney Springs.

shopDisney Gives Your Shopping Experience A Make-Over

shopDisney, has made-over the DisneyStore.com as a newly inspired and creative e-commerce destination. The online portal will now bring the best and biggest assortment of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel together in one place than fans have ever seen before.