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Walt Disney World News
- Happy Birthday, Epcot! EPCOT Center opened on October 1, 1982. The park
was rededicated on Monday is a wonderful ceremony.
- The second Year of a Million Dreams has been officially announced. You
can see all of the new dreams available in the online Disney
Dreams Catalog. Mike's pick would either be Walt's apartment in the
old Disney Gallery or Grand Marshal Around the World. Mark's top pick would
have been the Grand Marshal Around the World, except they added the Sorcerer's
Apprentice prize this year.
- Disney Vacation Club members with ownership interests in the Old Key West
Resort have begun receiving their lease
extension packets in the mail.
- Extremely limited room-only
discounts are available through the end of the year.
- The Disney Professional
Internship program is accepting
applications through tomorrow, so if you're interested, hurry up and
- Tusker House is now accepting
reservations, though it seems that Yak & Yeti will be waiting a
bit longer, though it seems to have an official opening date of November
This and other news can be found in this week's Walt
Disney World Park Update.
We've been summarizing just portions of the weekly Walt Disney World Park
Update on each show because we had received feedback that you didn't want
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- The second Year of a Million Dreams was
announced on Monday. You can check out the Dream
Catalog and official
- A San Diego man claims that Disney security targeted
him because he was holding hands with another man. The incident was
reported in The
Advocate. While the events were not in question, there is still a disagreement
as to whether it was discrimination or a misunderstanding.
- The 70th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will
be celebrated at the Disneyland Resort. The announcement and package
information are available
- A Toy Story zoetrope has been installed in the Disney Animation building
in Disney's California Adventure.
- The Disney Gallery web site is offering a set of Adora
Belle Halloween dolls.
- Cafe Orleans is releasing
a series of Nightmare Before Christmas-themed ornaments.
This and other news can be found in this week's Disneyland
The Walt Disney Company News
- Disney announced in a press
release that it will discontinue its Disney Mobile service at the end
of the year. Customers needing assistance can call Guest Services at 1-866-DISNEY2
(347-6938) or go to the Disney Mobile web
- Disney has announced
a deal with KB Home to showcase Disney home furnishings in their model
homes. They're also conducting
a promotion to give away some of those furnishings.
- Stephen Slesinger Inc. is appealing
yet another loss in its suit against Disney to get more money out of
the contract for the use of the Winnie the Pooh characters. They lost in
the California Court of Appeals last week, and so are appealing to the California
- A bunch of Disney Records stars will appear
on milk containers as part of the new Milk
Rocks! promotional campaign.
- George Bodenheimer, President of ESPN and ABC Sports and Co-Chairman of
Disney Media Networks, is number four on the list of BusinessWeek's Power
100 most powerful people in sports. He's one of five ESPN executives
on the list.
- The League of American
Theaters and Producers and Broadway
Stagehands Union Local 1 are still
in talks over a new contract. Any job action would threaten the opening
The Little Mermaid.
- The opening of The
Game Plan gave Disney a new number one this
weekend at the box office, a nice refresher since all other Disney-released
movies had dropped off of the radar.
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