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Walt Disney World News
Since the news was quiet this week (but not the parks), we brought you a
look at the top Walt Disney World
stories of 2007.
- Year of a Million Dreams
- Epcot's Sorcerer wand comes down
- Celebration 25
- Smoking ban at resorts
- Greening of resorts
- Attraction makeovers - Haunted Mansion, Spaceship Earth, Canada, Mexico
- Dining changes
- New party offerings - same-sex weddings, quinceaneras
- Downtown Disney dilemma
- Disney Cruise Line orders two new ships, goes to Mediterranean
- Disney Vacation Club starts work on Animal Kingdom Villas, announces Grand
Californian, Ko Olina, refuses to acknowledge Contemporary Suites
- Fastpass patent
- Four Seasons and Flamingo Crossings developments
This and other news can be found in this week's Walt
Disney World Park Update.
This and other news can be found in this week's Disneyland
The Walt Disney Company News
There were only a couple of stories of interest this week:
- Miley Cyrus took over Sirius
Satellite Radio's Hits 1 channel for a few days.over the last week.
- Club Penguin announced
the results of the Coins for Change program, listing which charity received
what portion of the $1 million up for grabs.
- The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the images for this year's Art of Disney
stamps, whose theme is Imagination.
- Multiple touring
companies of Mary Poppins will be popping up, according to Disney
Theatrical chief Thomas Schumacher.
- The Little Mermaid will open on Broadway next Thursday, January
- National Treasure had another great weekend, leading the box-office
over both the three-day
The U.S. Postal Service released the images for the 2008 Art of Disney stamps.
Can anyone figure out why these images were selected to portray "Imagination"?
Image 2007 USPS. All Rights Reserved.
Because there was so little new, we decided to also look at the top stories
about The Walt Disney Company from 2007:
- Disney's return to traditional animation
- High School Musical franchise goes wild
- Hannah Montana, other packaged Disney Channel/Disney
Records talent strike it big
- Disney Mobile folds
- Movies everywhere - iTunes, mobile phones, Xbox Live,
- Stagehand and Writer's Guild strikes
- Goal of fewer movies, higher average return
- Disney Theatrical keeps chugging along
- International expansion in movies & TV, /Secret of
the Magic Gourd debuts in China
- ESPN expands into foreign sports like cricket, rugby
- Social networking gains focus and momentum
- Rip-off Chinese park
- Disney completes spinoff of ABC Radio to Citadel
- Euro Disney starting to turn around, Hong Kong Disneyland
not so much
- ABC grows new hits like Ugly Betty
- Fairy Tale Weddings dress line, home decor line blur
line of "what is Disney?"
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