WDW News Today Celebrates 60 Years of Disney Parks in 2015 with 60-Hour Show, Exciting History Segments, & More!

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Orlando, FL – Coming hot off the heels of the most successful year in the website’s history, WDW News Today is proud to announce an ambitious slate of offerings for 2015, all marking the 60th anniversary of the opening of the very first Disney theme park, Disneyland. In the past, WDW News Today’s content has celebrated individual attraction and park milestones, but never before has there been a 12-month period of exciting entertainment and stories centered around the entire history of Disney Parks. From coast-to-coast and continent-to-continent, WDWNT will be taking you on a 60-year time and world traveling journey through every milestone (and even misstep) in the history of the places “where dreams come true”.

The WDW News Today Podcast

Beginning this week on the WDW News Today Podcast, you’ll find multiple segments that mark this important year, including:

  • The 60 Biggest Moments in the History of the Disneyland Resort – A countdown running for the next 6-months where we reveal and rank the 60 most important moments in the history of the Disneyland Resort, as voted by you!
  • The Top 10: Disneyland vs. Disney World – Our Top 10 countdowns go bi-coastal for the very first time, pitting Walt Disney World’s and Disneyland Resort’s very best against each other.
  • Back to the Future – WDWNT’s definitive history segment returns on 6 occasions in 2015 to go in-depth like never before on the stories of some of the most iconic and important attractions in theme park history: Disney’s Monorail, the Matterhorn Bobsleds (including proposed EPCOT Center version), The Indiana Jones Adventure, The Peoplemover, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, and the Liquid Space Adventures (Submarine Voyage/20,000 Leagues Under the Sea).

WDW News Today: The Radio Show

Every week, WDW News Today: The Radio show will present segments and games celebrating 60 years of Disney Parks, including a new game called “Disney Parks Pursuit” which will test listeners knowledge of Disney Parks trivia, music, and much more for prizes provided by Theme Park Connection! WDW News Today: The Radio show can be heard weekly on AM 1520 WBZW in Orlando and online on WDW News Today: On The Air Thursdays from 8-10PM EST (starting January 22nd).

A 60-Hour Celebration of 60 Years of Disney Parks – November 27-29, 2015

Annually, WDWNT has provided a somewhere between 24-30 hour broadcast to benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation on Thanksgiving Weekend. In 2015, we will kick things up a notch by presenting a 60-HOUR broadcast where we will attempt to raise at least $6000 for the charity organization. The event will cap off the year-long festivities with a 2.5 day journey through 6 decades of Disney Parks stories, history, and fun. Both on the air and in-person at the Disney Parks, this is sure to be the BIGGEST event in WDW News Today history!


We are still working out the details, but special fan meets and other events at the Disney Parks (and 2015 D23 Expo) are planned, including some exciting things we have never done before (details coming soon).

The WDW News Today website will of course be covering all of the excitement of the parks today as we share Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, the 2015 D23 Expo, and much more with you this year, so stay tuned for all of the fun and excitement!

About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
Contact Tom at [email protected]