Jess Salafia Ward

Jess is an Aussie, an attorney and a die-hard Disney fan. She grew up in a city not too far from P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney; and she still enjoys running around in Snow White pajamas and serenading her family members with Sleeping Beauty’s “Once Upon A Dream” (though, unlike Princess Aurora, she is not blessed with the gift of song). She became an Honorary Princess of the Magic Kingdom after her Flynn-Rider lookalike fiancé proposed at Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at Walt Disney World in 2018. Jess is an Elvis-lover like Lilo, and is otherwise singing along to her Frozen, Moana and Coco soundtracks (anyone listening will wish Ursula would pay her a voice-taking visit). When she doesn't have her nose stuck in a book, Jess delights in writing for The Disney Blog and sharing with fellow fans all things Disney.

Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Mena Massoud as Aladdin

Aladdin soars at the box office on Memorial Day weekend

One Jump ahead of the competition, Disney’s live-action Aladdin topped the box office this Memorial Day weekend, earning more than $207 million worldwide since its debut. Monday Night Update: Aladdin has now earned $113 million domestic and $121 million internationally for a global total of $234 million. Not a… Read More »Aladdin soars at the box office on Memorial Day weekend

Disney Gifts Hand-Drawn Animation to Prince Archie

A little animation for a little prince. Disney bestowed what might be the sweetest gift upon Archie Harrison, the newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: a 25-second Winnie-the-Pooh animation. The animation follows Pooh, carrying a blue book featuring a crown on its… Read More »Disney Gifts Hand-Drawn Animation to Prince Archie