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Disneyland Most Instagrammed Place in America

The Happiest Place on Earth can add one more accomplishment to its long list of magic; it’s been named the number one most-Instagrammed place in the U.S.. So far there have been more than 8 million photos posted to the photo sharing app that were… Read More »Disneyland Most Instagrammed Place in America

The Disney Blog Community Survey

From time to time, I like to stop and take the pulse of the community that has grown up around The Disney Blog. I get to know you better and you get to know your voice is being heard. Plus, having good statistics helps The Disney Blog do some of the things that are needed to keep the lights on around here.

That’s why I’m asking you to take a short survey. It shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes, but it will help set the course for The Disney Blog for the future.

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Marvel’s The Avengers – Trailer

The first official trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers is out and making waves. Watch it and let us know what you think! I’ve seen both Iron Man movies, Hulk, and Thor, but missed Captain America. Hopefully, I can catch that on DVD before The Avengers… Read More »Marvel’s The Avengers – Trailer

Steve Jobs and Walt Disney, Both Started With A Mouse

I was honored to be interviewed by local news channel WESH today. They asked me to put some perspective on how the death and legacy of Steve Jobs parallels that of Walt Disney. Both were great innovators. Among other things, Disney invented the animation desk,… Read More »Steve Jobs and Walt Disney, Both Started With A Mouse

Walt Disney World Halloween Trick-or-Tweetup A Great Event

Some of the ghoulish entertainment for the evening.

Thursday night my family and I joined nearly 300 other guests at the Magic Kingdom for a special Halloween Trick-or-Tweetup event. The Disney Parks Blog organized this fun, engaging, and magical event for the few lucky guests whose fast fingers got them and RSVP before the event filled up.

Imagineer Pete Carsillo gave tours of the Haunted Mansion Graveyard project he helmed.

Guests were encouraged to dress up and tweet from the event, which many did. Three special guests from Walt Disney Imagineering answered questions from the attendees and Disney Blog team go into the spirit coming in costumes. They also provided free soft drinks and desserts. Finally, they handed out gifts to some of the best costumed guests and everyone got a parting gift (two actually).

Really, I would have been happy with something to drink and the Imagineers. But this event was over the top. One of the best free things I’ve ever experienced as a guest. It’s too bad they can’t do this more often. Disney gets all sorts of great publicity (like this) and the locals get to feel like they’re appreciated.

My biggest critique was that there was so much to do, I couldn’t get it done in the time allotted. Which, if you think about it, isn’t really that bad.

More photos and another video below the jump:

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State of Online Media and Disney Media Events

I was just reading a really long thread on‘s message boards. It covered a range of topics, but is generally concerned with Disney Park’s social media efforts, including inviting online media to events & and some perceived special treatment for certain websites. I’ve been… Read More »State of Online Media and Disney Media Events

Disney Documentary Give-away

Update: The contest is now closed. Congratulations to winners Amanda and Renee M. Disney recently released 3 documentaries – Waking Sleeping Beauty, Walt & El Grupo, and The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story – on DVD. We recently reviewed them here on the blog and… Read More »Disney Documentary Give-away