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The Walt Disney Company Reports Third Quarter Earnings

The Walt Disney Company recently reported its third quarter earnings for the fiscal year and two segments - parks and resorts and media networks - showed increases in revenue.

The reports showed the company's net income increased 1 percent up to $1.85 billion, and revenue increased 4 percent to $11.58 billion which was still lower than Wall Street's expectation of $11.7 billion.

2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Sells Out

Less than four months after registration opened, the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon has sold out, making it one of the fastest marathon sell-outs in runDisney history.

More than 26,000 registered runners are set to participate in the Disney Marathon Weekend on January 8-12, 2014, with 13,500 signed up to run the 26.2 miles that make up the marathon.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Debuts Gardens Kiosk for Guests with Food Allergies and Other Dietary Restrictions

When you have a serious food allergy or dietary restrictions, a visit to a theme park can often lead to frustration and uncertainty about food safety. But Disney is working to make dining out with food allergies easier for guests.

Disney's Animal Kingdom recently opened a kiosk to help guests with food allergies, intolerances, and other issues. The kiosk - called Gardens - is located on Discovery Island adjacent to Adventures Outpost.

Two Friends Attempt to Ride Every Attraction at Walt Disney World Resort

Consider it the "Four Parks One Day Challenge" - ride all 47 moving attractions at the four parks at Walt Disney World in just one day. That's exactly what two friends decided to do this summer.

Disney Donates $100K to Support Disaster Relief in Central Florida

Walt Disney World recently donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region to support the organization's disaster relief services.

This donation, which will be used immediately by the Red Cross to help families impacted by local disasters, is part of Disney's ongoing support of the Red Cross' Annual Disaster Giving Program. The program supports emergency and disaster preparedness around the country.

Walt Disney World Cast Members Participate in Hula Competition

Recently, several Walt Disney World cast members channeled the spirit of aloha at an annual hula competition in Orlando.

The Ho'ike Hawaii 16th Annual Hula Competition is an annual event that brings Hawaiian and Tahitian dancers and dance teams to central Florida for a friendly dance competition with others who share their love of the hula culture.

Port Orleans French Quarter Lobby Reopens after Refurbishment

Last month the lobby at Port Orleans French Quarter was reopened after a several-months long refurbishment. The official rededication of the lobby happened on July 18 and was presided over by POFQ's General Manager Val Bunting.

AT&T Is the Official Wireless Provider for Disney Parks

Disney Parks and AT&T announced that AT&T is now the official wireless provider for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland. The new partnership gives AT&T marketing and branding opportunities including sponsorship runDisney events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and other sporting events.

Disney also plans to work with AT&T to educate cast members and guests about AT&T's "It Can Wait" initiative that informs consumers about the dangers of texting while driving.

Walt Disney Worlds Salutes U.S. Military with Special Rates on Rooms and Park Tickets

The Walt Disney World Resort has announced its latest special pricing for tickets and rooms for active duty United States military personnel, retirees, and their families.

From August 12, 2013 through September 24, 2014 active and retired U.S. military personnel - including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reservists - or their spouses can purchase discounted tickets for the Magic Kingdom.

The ticket prices are:

Three-Day Charity Walk Planned for This Fall at the Walt Disney World Resort

This November the Walt Disney World Resort will, for the first time ever, be home to a three-day charity walk sponsored by For A Cause.

The Walk The World event is part of the A Walk Around The World Fundraising Walking Event series and is planned for November 14-18.

For A Cause is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that plans multi-day charity walks in vacation destinations. All participants are allowed to walk for the charity of their choice.

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Disney and the Toys for Tots Foundation

Toys for Tots has been around since 1947 and has served tens of thousands of children in need over the last 64 years. In 1948, Walt Disney and his animators designed a logo for Toys for Tots that is still used to this day. This magical team designed the first poster used and distributed to promote awareness of the foundation.

Very Merrytime Christmas By The Numbers

It's the hap-happiest time of the year and Walt Disney World is known by it's fans to decorate like no place else with garland, wreaths, twinkling lights and glitter. But what does a Disney holiday look like at sea? Just like on land the amazing elves that work with Disney's Enchanted Florist go to work and transform Disney Cruise Line ships into true winter wonderlands during the holidays.

Magic Kingdom's Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

Haul out the holly because it's the right time to start gathering together the magical trimmings that give your holiday home that Disney touch. It doesn't matter if you're shopping in the parks or sitting at home online, Disney has fabulous gear to spread some holiday cheer.

5 Reasons to Love Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort isn't always the first choice of families headed down to Walt Disney World due to out of the way location and busy convention space. That's a pity though, because this Disney Resort gem has a lot to offer its guests! From the full service feeling at check in to the truly chic resort rooms, Disney's Coronado Spring truly holds its own. In no particular order, here's 5 great reasons to love this hotel!

Star Wars Land Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

No longer just a rumor, we're thrilled to share that Bob Iger announced at D23 that Star Wars Land will be coming to both the Disneyland Resort in California, and Walt Disney World in Florida!

Are you ready for Star Wars Land!?

5 Reasons to Love Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort is not only one of the original Walt Disney World Hotels, but it remains one of the premier destinations for Disney travelers both staying at the property or just coming for a visit. Its unique A-frame design sets the stage for the massive Grand Canyon Concourse that holds shopping, dining, an original Mary Blair mural, and the monorail which runs right through!

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.

Tried & True Advice For Starting To Plan Your First Walt Disney World Vacation

While many experienced Disney veterans can throw a trip together on short notice, getting the most bang for your buck takes forethought and planning. When is the best time to go? Where will you stay? How many Park days will you have? And where will you eat? If there are three basic things you need to know to start planning a Walt Disney World vacation, these are them.

The Magic Kingdom's Royal Majesty Makers

It's the little things that bring the Magic Kingdom to life, and Disney's penchant for adding streetmosphere performances has a way taking the great big magical theme and bringing down to a personal level. In Fantasyland, Guests are entertained with several daily shows by the festive and jovial Royal Majesty Makers.

15 Things You Should Do at Walt Disney World in 2015

It's the New Year, so that means everyone is making (and breaking) resolutions. As a Disney fan it seems only fitting that we make some Disney-themed resolutions too. And so we have come up with 15 things that Disney fans should do at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2015. We've included food, rides, experiences, and more to our list of things we can't wait to do this year.