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Disneyland Cast Members Flashback, Giveback

Disneyland resort Cast Members slid on their dancing shoes and combined team building and talent through Flashback, an annual production that brings together diverse groups of Cast Members to raise money for a local charity. This year’s recipient is the Santa Ana Zoo. Held Feb.… Read More »Disneyland Cast Members Flashback, Giveback

New Disneyland Photo Spot – Celebration Point

Occupying the spot usually known as “Christmas Tree Point” in Town Square at Disneyland, is a new photo opportunity Disney’s calling “Celebration Point”. The festive Mickey Balloon and invitation sculpture offers guests a new place to take photos and mark their special occasions while celebrating… Read More »New Disneyland Photo Spot – Celebration Point

Do your travel plans include Disney this year?

You know the economy is bad when the New York Times is telling its readers how to save money. This weekend the Times ran a report on all the great discounts being offered by Disney’s theme parks and resorts to attraction guests. It’s a pretty… Read More »Do your travel plans include Disney this year?

Disney Parks and Resorts Division Restructures for Cost Savings

The change that we all knew was coming has been announced. Once Disney announced that they would be offering severance packages to hundreds of Parks and Resorts Division Executives, I knew the next shoe to drop would be a further consolidation of the east and west coast management structures.

Frankly, Disney has been trending this way a long time. Disneyland lifers have been holding out against the move fearing they would lose some of what makes Walt Disney’s original park special, but the economic crisis has given Jay Rasulo the ammunition to install the changes.

This new action will result in some job loss even below the executive level that was offered severance packages. Unfortunately the details were not announced so we don’t know how deep job loss will go.

Two areas we know are going to get hit hard are: Imagineering and Theme Park Operations. At Walt Disney Imagineering everyone will be consolidated into a single group that handles design for all parks.

The operating infrastructure at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort will also be merged to create a single domestic organization and “back-of-house” operation.

Disney execs were putting the final touches on these changes last week while in town for the American Idol Experience launch.

The changes announced today are effective immediately.

Disney’s Press Release on the reorganization is below the cut and don’t miss Jason Garcia’s coverage at the Orlando Sentinel.:

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U.S. Military given Free, Multi-day Admission to Disney Parks in 2009


As Disney Parks ask “What Will You Celebrate?” and invite guests to turn their personal milestones into magical family vacations in 2009, America’s military personnel will have one more reason to celebrate: Free multi-day admission to Disney’s U.S. theme parks.

With the “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” offer, active and retired U.S. military personnel, including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reservists, can enjoy complimentary, multi-day admission into Disney’s U.S. theme parks, great rates at select Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort hotels, and additional special ticket offers for family members and friends.

“For so many of the men and women who serve in our U.S. military, time together with their families is cause enough for celebration,” said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We are grateful for their service and hope ‘Disney’s Armed Forces Salute’ will allow our troops to create wonderful, magical memories with their family and friends.”

Check below the cut for full details on the offer at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World

(Photo copyright The Walt Disney Company/Gene Duncan, photographer — Naval officers Lt. James Corbett (top, center) and Lt. Cmdr. Erin Duffy (bottom, center), of Maryland, take a whirl on Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel with daughters Maggie (left, age 5) and Aoife (center, age 8 months) and son Dessie (age 2).)

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Pardoned Turkey to flock to Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland

It’s not even Halloween, but that doesn’t mean it’s not too soon to start thinking about the fate of the poor defenseless little turkey that will end up served on the White House fine china this Thanksgiving. Oh wait, they’ll probably be pardoned by the… Read More »Pardoned Turkey to flock to Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland