Category Archives: The Walt Disney Company

Disney CEO Bob Iger Extends Contract Through 2019

On Thursday, the Walt Disney Company announced the extension of current CEO Bob Iger’s contract to July 2, 2019.  The complex nature of finding a suitable replacement has proven challenging in the years since Mr. Iger first announced his desire to retire.   Since it is a “robust process of identifying a successor and ensuring a... Continue Reading

This Week In Disney History: March 19th-March 25th

In this week’s edition of ‘This Week in Disney History,’ we will explore some of the milestones from March 19th-March 25th that helped shape and form the Walt Disney Company as it exists today. This Week in Disney History: March 19th-March 25th On March 19th, 1995, the Penny Arcade, Main Street Bookstore, and House of... Continue Reading

This Week in Disney History: March 12th-March 18th

In this week’s edition of ‘This Week in Disney History’ we will explore historical events within the Walt Disney company that helped shape and form the company as it exists today. We will explore the week of March 12th – March 18th. I hope you enjoy this week’s edition as much as I love and... Continue Reading

This Week in Disney History: March 5th – March 11th

This week in Disney history we will take a look at some of the milestones that happened in the history of the Walt Disney Company during the  week of March 5th-March 11th. All of the factoids are here to inform you and broaden your knowledge so that you too can “be in the know” of Disney... Continue Reading

New Experiences for Star Wars Day at Sea

Last year was a first for Disney Cruise Line as the Inaugural Star Wars Day at Sea sailed off into another galaxy. The event returned this past January and will be back again in 2018 on select sailings. Here is a look at some of the new offerings you can expect to find on a... Continue Reading

This Week In Disney History: February 26th – March 4th

For the past few weeks, we have been bringing you a new column on WDWNT named ‘This Week In Disney History.’ Each week is meant to provide you tidbits of knowledge from the history of The Walt Disney Company. Some of these milestones may not be as important as others, but each played a specific or... Continue Reading

This Week in Disney History: February 19th-25th

Last week, we started a new weekly Disney history column aptly named ‘This Week in Disney History.’ Each week we will highlight significant events or milestons that happened during that week in the history of the Walt Disney Company. Not all events will be listed, as these are just some of the highlights. The events... Continue Reading

New Costuming Building Being Constructed at Hollywood Studios

As we all know, Hollywood Studios is undergoing some massive changes. As part of those enhancements, a new cast costuming building is being constructed. This new facility is needed to provide more space for the additional costumes needed for Toy Story Land and and the Star Wars themed land, as well as to replace the... Continue Reading

New Medals for Disneyland’s Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend

On your marks, get set, run! This year’s sponsor for the Tinkerbell half marathon is PANDORA Jewlery. David Brotherton, who is the Art Director at Disney Yellow Shoes, was the mastermind creator behind this new medal in collaboration with PANDORA jewelry. David has been designing runDisney medals for last 6 years, but he says making... Continue Reading

This Week in Disney History: February 12th-18th

Today, WDWNT is debuting a new weekly Disney history column, aptly named “This Week in Disney History.”  In this space, we take a look at several important events of this week in the history of The Walt Disney Company. We will not endeavor to cover everything, and what we highlight might not even be the most... Continue Reading

BREAKING: Disney Is Trying To Buy Out Disneyland Paris

The Walt Disney Company said today that it is offering to buy any outstanding shares of Euro Disney S.C.A., the company that operates the Disneyland Paris resort.  Disney is offering 2 euros per share, which is a 67% premium to yesterday’s closing price. Disneyland Paris has been financially troubled for most of its existence, after its... Continue Reading

February 1st – This Day in Disney History

Disney has a very rich and unique history, all starting in 1923 and continuing an incredible legacy to this day. Now, let’s take a trip back in time and enjoy a short glimpse of what happened today in Disney history. On February 1, 2014, Disney’s animated film Frozen was the big winner at the Annie... Continue Reading

Disney May Be Buying Twitter After All

As reported late last night by Investor’s Business Daily: Twitter (TWTR) shares rose late after a report that Walt Disney (DIS) is once again interested in buying the struggling social network. The website Betaville reported, citing sources, that Twitter and Disney are “thrashing out a deal” after agreeing on a price “thought to be in the... Continue Reading

Vote In The “Oh My Disney Awards” Until February 26

Leading up to the Academy awards, Disney fans get to vote about what they care about in the inaugural Oh My Disney Awards! This awards season, fan voices will be heard on the moments they find funny, romantic, and memorable. Voting opened Wednesday, February 17 and will end on Friday, February 26, culminating the announcement... Continue Reading

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