The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has shared concept art of a rennovation underway on the Dolphin lobby. The $12 million re-design is the final stage of the largest makeover in the resort’s history. When finished in the fall of 2017, the new… Read More »Swan and Dolphin announces $12 million upgrade to Dolphin Resort lobby
Disney recently opened part of Storybook Circus ahead of schedule and now they’re moving up another project at the resort. The wings dedicated to the popular films featured at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will now be opening than sooner than expected after the resort hotel’s grand opening May 31.
“We are excited that the Cars, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid wings at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will all open earlier than we originally planned, bringing more permanent resort jobs to Central Florida sooner,” said Kevin Myers, vice president of resort operations for Walt Disney World Resort. “Demand for family suites exists in the marketplace today and the new opening dates reflect how optimistic we are about tourism in Central Florida.”
Architect Peter H. Dominick Jr’s designs impressed Michael Eisner at the time when Eisner was looking to make The Walt Disney Company a leader in architectural design for its hotels and buildings. His initial presentation to Eisner made a deep impression. “Michael Eisner leapt up… Read More »Disney Lodge Themed Hotel Architect Dies
Thomas S. Mulligan reports in the Los Angeles Times that… Nickelodeon is teaming up with Marriott International Inc. on a chain of kid-friendly resort hotels that will feature elaborate water parks and live entertainment from SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and other stars of the cable TV channel. Look’s like Walt’s revolution continues. The first… Read More »Nickelodeon and Marriott, Sitting in a Tree
The Motley Fool’s Rick Aristotle Munarriz writes about the possibility of Disney getting back into community-building. There are several rival timeshare operators in the area, but most of the development taking place in the outskirts of Disney’s turf is for local residential property and vacation homes. Stubborn mortgage rates, high construction costs, and a glut… Read More »More Communities Around WDW?
WDSU has already moved its Television Studio to Orlando, now FEMA is following suit setting up its base of operations there. This means getting an extended stay apartment or even a hotel room for your Disney World vacation is going to be a bit more difficult now. I also expect to see refugees moving into the area looking for work, lodging, and aid.
One of the many things that Disney does right is the Disney Magic Music Days program. The program is a chance for children to perform at a Disney themepark, get a discount on admission and sometimes lodging, and learn a little about what it means to be a paid performer. Disneyland and Disney World participate.… Read More »Disney Magic Music Days