• 2010 Disneyland Marathon Results

    The Happiest Place on Earth recently hosted its fifth annual "Happiest Race on Earth." The race, which took place at the Disneyland Resort, had more than 14,000 runners representing all fifty states and sixteen separate countries. A record number of participants made the 13.1 mile journey through two Disneyland Resort theme parks, along Anaheim street and the field of Angel Stadium.

  • More Accusations of Denied Overtime at Walt Disney Picutres

    Disney, which was recently ordered to pay over $400,000 in back wages, has been stung with a second lawsuit that claims the denial of payment. 36 financial analysts at Walt Disney Pictures, who claim they were denied overtime wages between July 2004 and August 2010, have filed the new lawsuit.

  • "The Village Beatniks" Leave Animal Kingdom

    After twelve years of entertaining guests at the Animal Kingdom, the "Village Beatniks" have left Walt Disney World. The five-person percussion ensemble, which performed vivid African music at the "Discovery Island" section of the park, performed their last show on September 25, 2010.

    The "Beatniks" have delighted thousands of park-goers over the years " and had a knack for encouraging guests to play along and engage in the full experience. Part musicians, part storytellers, the "Beatniks" told many mythical stories of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

  • Plan Now For 2011's Flower and Garden Festival

    Want to say good-bye to winter and hello to spring with a Disney flair? Then mark your calendars now for the 18th annual "Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival."

    The Festival is set to take place in Epcot March 2, 2011 through May 15, 2011.

    Guests to the festival can expect some 300 million blooms throughout 300 acres of Epcot. Celebrity speakers and the Flower Power concert series are just a few of the things planned to usher in spring at Disney.

  • Disney Pixar Withdraws From Animation Awards

    This year saw a major change for Disney Pixar as they intentionally withdrew from the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Society. The Society hands out annual awards, more commonly known as Annie Awards, for achievements in animation.

  • Disney Water Park Rentals Prove Popular

    If you're planing to stay and play the whole day at either Disney water park, Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon, then consider heading right for their available rentals.

    "Beachcomber Shacks" and "Polar Patios" are available for rent in the water parks and prove to be very popular, often filling up within an hour after the park opens.

    Up to six guets can enjoy each shack or patio for the day. Rentals also include towels, Adirondack-style seating, a locker, beverages, and overhead shade and shelter. A personal attendant who can take and deliver orders from a menu is also included.

  • New Radiator Springs Ride to Debut in 2012

    Fans wanting something new in Disney's California Adventure will have their wish. A new ride called Radiator Springs is set to make its premiere in 2012 in the park's Car Land.

    Resembling Epcot's renowned Fast Track ride a bit, guests situated in vehicles will be able to take a four minute ride through a Cars-inspired landscape side-by-side with another car. The conclusion of each ride will randomly choose a "winner."

    Earlier this year, the LA Times released a complete start-to-finish preview of the ride. If you'd like a bit more detail, read on; beware, spoilers ahead!

  • Fodors Bestows Travel Awards on Disney Resorts

    2010 has proved to be a good year for Disney and four of its resorts who received a "Fodors Gold Choice Award."

    For families wanting the "quintessential Disney-with-your-kids" experience, Fodors feels the All-Stars Resorts are a good bet. The All-Star Movies, All-Star Music and All-Star Sports were each recognized and given the title of "Best Hotel for Kids and Families" by Fodors Travel.

  • Franck's Bridal Studio at Disney Goes High Tech

    If you've ever dreamed of a magical Disney wedding, but were concerned about putting together a wedding from a long distance, then read on. Recently, Franck's Bridal Studio at WDW underwent a high tech makeover with much of the focus on helping brides and grooms better prepare for their big day from virtually anywhere.

  • Eat Free at Disney in 2011

    What's better than visiting Walt Disney World? Getting your meals for free while you're there, too! For certain dates up to September 2011, guests booking a stay at Disney can receive a Dining Plan for free.

    If interested, you'll need to book by December 10, 2010, and your stay must fall within one of these time frames:

    January 1 -5, 9-13

    January 21- February 3

    February 11-17

    February 25 - March 3

    May 27 - June 2

    August 19 - September 29