To celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary, Disney Parks & Resorts is launching a special competition to crown the UK’s Biggest Disney Fan. From fans of Disney Parks, to Disney films or famous characters – Disney wants to hear your story and why you want to compete for the coveted title, the UK’s Biggest Disney Fan.
10 Disney Fans will be given 10 challenges over 2 weeks starting in Disneyland Paris then moving to Walt Disney World in Florida and finally a Disney cruise around the Bahamas on the Disney Wish.
A Disney Ultimate experience includes a night stay inside Cinderella’s Castle.
Hosted by Strictly Come Dancing star and Disney super-fan Janette Manrara, the competition is open for two weeks until 13th February 2023, at which time the entrants will be whittled down to a shortlist of 10 Disney fans and their families, by a special Disney committee. Once selected these 10 fans and their families will take part in the ultimate Disney holiday over the Easter break.
The holiday-of-a-lifetime includes special visits to Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and a sailing aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship. Over 10 magical days, the 10 fans and their families will compete in 10 challenges throughout the Disney theme parks and on-board the Disney Wish, all for the chance of winning the coveted title of UK’s Biggest Disney Fan.
Starting immediately, overnight self-parking will once again be offered complimentary to guests staying at Disney Resort hotels at Walt Disney World.
Disney say, “This is a Disney difference many of you have asked us to bring back, and we’re happy to reintroduce it to make your vacation a little easier and more affordable – whether you’re road tripping across the country, renting a car or vacationing as a local Florida resident. As a reminder, Disney Resort hotel guests also continue to receive complimentary standard parking at Walt Disney World theme parks, daily early theme park entry (with valid admission and a park reservation) and complimentary on-site transportation options such as buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner.”
Disney has released a new offer for 2023 Walt Disney World holidays. ‘The Power of Magic’ Package‘ is available to book between 15th December 2022 – 2nd March 2023, for travel between 19th April 2023 – 30th September 2023.
Guests can receive…
Up to four FREE nights on a two-week holiday at select Disney Resort Hotels
Disney14-Day Magic Ticket for the price of a 7-day, which includes Memory Maker worth $199!
Plus, as an EXCLUSIVE when booking direct with Disney, if guests choose a flight inclusive package, they will also receive $200 Disney Spending Money to spend as they wish on their holiday to Walt Disney World Resort!
The Walt Disney Company has announced that Robert A. Iger is returning to lead Disney as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Iger, who spent more than four decades at the Company, including 15 years as its CEO, has agreed to serve as Disney’s CEO for two years, with a mandate from the Board to set the strategic direction for renewed growth and to work closely with the Board in developing a successor to lead the Company at the completion of his term. Iger succeeds Bob Chapek, who has stepped down from his position.
“We thank Bob Chapek for his service to Disney over his long career, including navigating the company through the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic,” said Susan Arnold, Chairman of the Board. “The Board has concluded that as Disney embarks on an increasingly complex period of industry transformation, Bob Iger is uniquely situated to lead the Company through this pivotal period.”
“Iger has the deep respect of Disney’s senior leadership team, most of whom he worked closely with until his departure as executive chairman 11 months ago, and he is greatly admired by Disney employees worldwide—all of which will allow for a seamless transition of leadership,” Arnold said.
The position of Chairman of the Board remains unchanged, with Arnold serving in that capacity. Continue reading →
As part of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, Disney will be debuting MagicBand+ is 2022.
Innovation is essential to The Walt Disney Company story, dating back to its inception nearly a century ago. As Walt Disney once said, “We’ll always be introducing and testing and demonstrating new materials and new systems.” Well, that promise will come true once again next year when Walt Disney World Resort releases our next-generation wearable technology, MagicBand+.
The original MagicBand was introduced in 2013 at Walt Disney World, making the guest experience in our theme parks and resorts more convenient and hands-free for things like park and guest room entry, retail and dining, Disney PhotoPass and more. MagicBand+ will retain those popular features and add functionality that unlocks new moments of magic for you.
After Guests enter a theme park, MagicBand+ will come alive at various times with color-changing lights, haptic vibrations and gesture recognition. The wearable will allow Guests to engage with favorite Disney moments in new ways, including:
Play like a bounty hunter in a galaxy far, far away and find virtual bounties throughout Black Spire Outpost in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Interact with the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection,” the golden sculptures spread throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks.
Experience nighttime spectaculars in a new way as you see the band light up and complement the magic in the skies, including the new “Harmonious” at EPCOT and “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park
MagicBand+ will be available for purchase beginning next year, including a discounted, pre-arrival price for Disney Resort hotel guests as well as new and renewing Walt Disney World Annual Passholders. Current MagicBands will continue to be available, too, along with the complimentary Disney MagicMobile service that extends MagicBand features, such as park entry, to smart devices.
MagicBand+ will help immerse Guests in Disney stories and connect with characters you love like never before.
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