• Crews Battled Brush Fire At Disney This Week

    Fire crews found themselves battling to contain a brush fire at the Walt Disney World Resort this past week. The blaze, which flared up in a wooded area between the Fort Wilderness Resort and a Magic Kingdom parking lot, first drew fire crews last Sunday.

    Bob Jones, an assistant chief with Reedy Creek Emergency Services, said the fire flared up to 5 acres at one point. Neither the resort or park were in any danger, though the fire did spew a lot of smoke in its immediate vicinity.

  • Tour Walt Disney Studios and Archives With D23 This Summer

    D23, the official Disney fan club, has a nice opportunity for members this summer. On Saturday July 23, they are hosting a special tour for D23 members of Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Archives located in Burbank, California.

  • "Oz" Comes to Detroit

    There's no place like . . . Detroit? For Disney's "Oz: The Great and Powerful," the Michigan city will be the film's home for the remainder of the year as Raleigh Michigan Studios recently announced it will host the filming of the prequel.

    "Oz," which will be Michigan's largest film shoot ever, will be the first movie to be filmed at Raleigh Studios. The new facility once was home to a General Motors plant.

  • Upcoming Perks for Passholders

    The latest edition of Mickey Monitor, a newsletter sent to Walt Disney World passholders quarterly, is out, and in it are quite a few discounts and perks geared specifically for passholders.

    First, passholders heading to Disney's Hollywood Studios can visit a tent with Star Tours merchandise specifically for them. The tent will be open during every Star Wars weekend from May 20 through June 12.

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    Disney Looking To Hire 800 Employees For Aulani Resort

    The doors to Aulani in Ko Olina are set to open near the end of summer, and now Disney is looking for local workers to fill some 800 positions for their Hawaiian resort and spa.

    Djuan Rivers, the Aulani Vacation Club Vice President, said: "We're looking for people who are genuine who have the heart to deliver the Hawaiian story and deliver great service." The hiring team for the resort is also looking for workers who are "self motivated, committed to excellence and have a passion for the islands and its heritage."

  • Details Emerge On New Pixar Short "La Luna"

    Fans of Pixar short films have had some pleasant surprises recently as details regarding the newest short "La Luna" have emerged. Earlier this month, Pixar released a synopsis and a still photo from the short, and this week saw even more bits of information about the film surface.

    Reportedly attached to the full-length film "Brave," "La Luna" tells the story of a young boy who goes to work for the first time with his father and grandfather. The way the trio commutes to work is a bit unconventional as they row out to sea in an old wooden boat, and the work itself is a mystery.

  • Hollywood Studios Character Meet-and-Greets Delayed

    Last month, we told you about new character meet-and-greets coming to Hollywood Studios. We've recently learned a couple of those character greeting opportunities have been pushed back.

    First, Phineas and Ferb were originally planned to make the jaunt to Hollywood Studios in mid-May. Due to some confusion about the duo's school schedule (they won't be finished until the end of May), their movie-themed greeting experience will be delayed a few more weeks.

  • World of Disney Summer Sale for Passholders

    Are you a Walt Disney World passholder? Then get ready for a summer, Disney version of Black Friday. The World of Disney Store, located in the Downtown Disney area, is holding a large sale June 23. Sale-goers can expect reductions of up to seventy-five percent off select merchadise at the store.

    Those passholders interested in attending the sale will need to set their alarm clocks as the sale starts at 6:30 a.m., running through 9 a.m. In addition to the huge sale, special doorbusters and mystery markdowns are also promised.

  • Free Movie Day at DD AMC Theater

    We recently told you about the in-theater dining experience coming soon to Downtown Disney's AMC Theaters. Now, that same theater is offering a chance for guests to preview the new experience this Friday May 13.

    During its Free Movie Day, the DD AMC will show "The Karate Kid," "Inception," "The Hangover," "Tangled," "Tron: Legacy," and "The Social Network."

  • Blackbeard Coming Soon to Pirates of the Caribbean Rides

    Blackbeard, as portrayed by actor Ian McShane, will be making an appearance in the beloved Pirates of the Caribbean rides of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Beginning May 20, you can catch Blackbeard in the grotto scene's ghostly waterfall. The upcoming appearance coincides with the also forthcoming release of "Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides."