Every year this Network grows older, we reflect upon the accomplishments, impact, and incredible growth of WDWNT. It has now been 4 years since WDW News Today launched on July 8th, 2007. What was founded on the website you see before you and built on the back of daily news and information about Walt Disney World is now a vibrant collection of websites, podcasts, electronic publications, online radio stations, & more. The last year in particular has been a memorable one, from hosting our first fan events (WDWNT: The Weekend in Florida & “Hangin’ 10” in California) to the launch of WDWNT: The Magazine. In the world of Disney, our sites have covered huge stories such as the opening of Star Tours, the continuing expansion of Disney California Adventure, and progress on the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland Expansion.
Speaking of the Fantasyland Expansion, we will be unveiling our latest project this evening. It’s called WDWFantasyland.com and to explain it in just a few words, it’s essentially a Disney family photo album for the Fantasyland expansion, something that will be compiled to be a permanent reference for Disney fans on the biggest project in the history of the world’s most visited theme park. I’ll be talking more in-depth about this later tonight and in the coming weeks.
Speaking of tonight, we will continue our annual tradition of presenting a special anniversary edition of WDWNT Live! show on WDWNTunes.com. The show begins at 9PM ET, here is the current schedule:
- 9:00-10:00PM ET – Live Interactive Chat
- 10:00PM ET – A Live, Interactive Walt Disney World Resort News and Rumor Report
- 11:00PM ET – The 40 Biggest Moments in the History of Walt Disney World: Moments #17-15
- 11:45PM ET – Introducing WDWFantasyland.com
We hope you will join us for tonight’s show and that you’ll enjoy our latest project.
On a personal note, the 4 year journey of this website, the podcast, and the entire family of shows and websites that make up WDWNT has been the greatest experience of my life. I’d like to thank the incredible volunteer staff of over 40 people that has worked tirelessly to get us where we are today and the loyal readers & listeners who are to thank for our great success. I am very proud of what we have accomplished in just 4 short years, and look forward to many more of “Bridging the Gaps Between You and the World”.
CEO & Founder of the WDWNT Network