WDWNT Celebrates 13 Years Online Today; Join Us for Our 13-Hour Live Show Starting at 10AM!
Every year, as this website grows older, we reflect upon the accomplishments, impact, and incredible growth of WDWNT. It has now been 13 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 blog posts, videos, podcasts, original programming, & more. I can’t believe it was 13 years ago that this all began as pretty much the ugliest, most unreadable website you have probably ever seen, and somehow today is read by millions of people every week. Year after year, month after month, our audience is growing, and we’ve even raised over $75,000 for various charities (Toys for Tots, Ryman Arts, The Cast Member Pantry, and Give Kids the World), which I consider our greatest accomplishment.
Today, we will continue our annual tradition of presenting a special anniversary program at WDWNTunes.com (broadcasting live in both video and audio-only formats), but this year we are kicking it up a notch by going live for 13 hours. The show begins at 10AM ET and will last until 11PM ET. During this show, we will be making several announcements about the future of WDWNT. We’ll also be interacting with you live through our chat-room and phone lines, taking any questions you may have about the Disney Parks, the Walt Disney Company, or about what we do at WDWNT. We also have a stacked schedule of segments and game shows planned for you, as you can see below:
10AM – Show Kick-Off
11AM – WDWNT: The Dream Sequence Game Show
12AM – Ride Rehab
1PM – LIVE from Disney’s Polynesian Resort
3PM – Geekly Kingdom
4PM – Deep in the Plus LIVE
5PM – Back to the Future LIVE: WEDway Peoplemover/Tomorrowland Transit Authority/Rocket Rods
8PM – WDWNT Parkscenter
9PM – WDW News Tonight
On a personal note, the 13 year journey of this website continues to be the greatest experience of my life. I’d like to thank the incredible staff, past and present, that have 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 this time and amazed at where it has taken me today, moving me across the country to my home just minutes away from Walt Disney World. From the BREAKING “clickbait” stories, to the new Universal Parks News Today, to WDW News Tonight, I have loved every minute of it and wouldn’t trade it for anything, even with the bad. Always informational, sometimes offensive, and with a style all its own, WDWNT is clearly something special that I’m thankful to have in my life. I’m looking forward to many more years of living up to our taglines from today and yesterday, continuing to be “the worldwide leader in Disney Parks news” and “bridging the gaps between you and the world.” As a great song once said, “We’ve just begun to dream!”