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Disney Parks launches it’s own blog!

Today marks the next step for the Walt Disney Company’s parks and resorts division. They’re finally launching a blog. It’s about time, I’ve been advocating for this for years. Disney employs the best and brightest in their fields and now you’ll be able to hear… Read More »Disney Parks launches it’s own blog!

Get paid to play in Orlando in “67 Days of Smiles” promotion

Inspired, no doubt, by the Australian promo where one lucky soul is paid to spend a year living on an island paradise and using social media to tell the world about his experience, the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau has come up with a very similar idea. One lucky couple will be paid to enjoy 67 days of fun and excitment exploring everything the Orlando area has to offer.

The Orlando CVB says the selected pair will do everything from roller coaster riding to hang gliding, swimming with dolphins, golfing, shopping, gator wrestling, museum exploring, theatre-going and more.

As the winning pair, you’ll be expected to report on your experiences using cell phones, a digital video camera and still camera supplied to you and share your 67 Days of Smiles with the world through social media tools like blogs, Twitter and Facebook.

The “67 Days of Smiles” will begin this year in late August and end in early November. Both people in the pair must be over 21 and pairs can be any combination of friends, family, or co-workers. All pairs are required to complete a personal profile; submit 500 words in English regarding why their smiles should be chosen; and upload a 60 second or less video in English of both applicants along with photos of both applicants at VisitOrlando.com/67DaysofSmiles by June 30, 2009.

The full press release is below the cut:

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New Disney Family Social Network Announced

Today The Walt Disney Company’s Family.com announced the launch of a new social networking site for parents called Disney Family.com Community (www.family.com/community). This site allows moms and dads across the nation to connect with other parents who have similar interests or parenting questions. Some of… Read More »New Disney Family Social Network Announced

Disney Parks slowly moves onto Twitter

Disney Parks is essentially the global marketing arm for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. They’ve slowly been exploring this thing called Web 2.0, or alternatively Social Media. That Disney Mom’s club, that’s them. Now they’ve just launched two new products a YouTube channel and @wdwnews… Read More »Disney Parks slowly moves onto Twitter

Disney is raising your kids on social networks

Author and social media strategist Shel Israel gazes into the crystal ball and sees a future populated by children who learned everything they needed to know about how to interact online from a Disney owned Social Network or Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG).
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