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BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature's Born in China, Netflix's Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet)

BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China, Netflix’s Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet)

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April 20, 2017 – Show #174

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate Earth Day and nature as we welcome BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China, Netflix’s Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet) to the show! Barnaby stops in and talks about composing Disneynature’s Born in China, his most compelling scenes, upcoming projects, and who inspired him in composing!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Domenic stops in with his Disney Short Leash to give you some tips and tricks for a quick Disney World Trip, while Jason goes deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD you must add to your collection. We have Paige with the symphony for your ears in the Magical Music Review while Nathan returns and dusts off the books with This Week in Disney History. And let’s not forget Randy with the latest from Disney Multi-Media

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news from The Disney Channel, Descendants, Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Disney Expo, Pandora, Animal Kingdom, Disney Make Up and so much more!

#174 w/ Special Guest BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature's Born in China)

#174 w/ Special Guest BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China)

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Brand New Walt Disney Archives Exhibit, “A Pirate’s Life for Me,” to Open at D23 Expo 2017

 “A Pirate’s Life for Me,” to Open at D23 Expo 2017

“A Pirate’s Life for Me,” to Open at D23 Expo 2017

The Walt Disney Archives returns to D23 Expo with an all-new exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents––A Pirate’s Life for Me: Disney’s Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bad Eggs.” Disney’s most memorable marauders, from Peter Pan’s Captain Hook to Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow, will be on display July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the biennial event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.

The 12,000-square-foot exhibit, located on the Expo show floor, will honor Disney’s treasured pirates from film, television, and the beloved Disney parks attraction that has thrilled guests from Anaheim to Shanghai. Hundreds of iconic and never-before-seen items will be on display.

Objects featured in the exhibit include Audio-Animatronics® figures from the original Disneyland attraction, a ride vehicle from Peter Pan’s Flight, and artwork and imagery from Treasure Island, Peter Pan, as well as an unproduced Donald Duck animated short, featuring the irascible duck searching for swashbuckler gold. The action-packed film franchise is represented with original costumes worn by the star-studded cast, Davy Jones’ pipe organ, a 23-foot-tall set model of the Black Pearl ship, the Dead Men’s chest, and more original props and set pieces, including items from the new film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Also on the show floor, the Archives will present “Fantastical Fashions,” a dazzling selection of dresses worn by beloved heroines and sinister villainesses. Costumes from six of Disney’s live-action fantasy films will be showcased including Enchanted (2007), Maleficent (2014), and Beauty and the Beast (2017).

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission, $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission, $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

From Surreal Worlds to Super Heroes, Groundbreaking New Experiences Premiere During Blockbuster Summer of Fun at Disney Parks

Floating mountains grace the sky in the new world of Pandora at Animal Kingdom (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Floating mountains grace the sky in the new world of Pandora at Animal Kingdom (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Anchored by two amazing new experiences ­– one an alien planet where mountains float and Banshees fly, the other an epic adventure inviting a breathtaking drop into the world of Super Heroes – Disney parks on both coasts are poised to make summer 2017 a season like none other. It all begins May 27, with the debuts of Pandora ­– The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Resort and Guardians of the Galaxy ­– Mission: BREAKOUT! at the Disneyland Resort.

With a supporting cast of even more new events and great attractions at both resorts, there’s plenty of fun in the sun for Disney Parks guests in California and Florida.

“In the U.S. and around the world, Disney parks are making new magic for our guests,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “With an irreverent and rockin’ new attraction at Disneyland Resort and an entire never-before-seen world at Walt Disney World Resort opening this May, there are fantastic experiences in store for our guests. Starting this summer they will be able to step into the worlds of their favorite stories and characters like never before.” 

Throughout the season, guests at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts will experience the kind of sensational adventures only Disney can create.

At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, opening May 27: Pandora – The World of Avatar, an all-new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will transport guests to a mystical world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring banshees. In collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, Disney is bringing to life the fantasy world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s epic film AVATAR. Guests will fly above the jungles of Pandora while riding on a mountain banshee on the thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage. And they’ll board reed boats for Na’vi River Journey, a family-friendly excursion down a rainforest river to see the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.

Debuting May 27, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT! (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

Debuting May 27, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT!
(Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

At Disneyland Resort in California, opening May 27: Outrageous and irreverent characters from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, comics and animated series lead guests on a high-energy adventure in Guardians of the Galaxy ­– Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park. The chaotic and hilarious adventure combines a breathtaking free-fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects, plus the attraction’s “awesome mix tape” of music inspired by the films’ soundtracks. Guests will board a gantry lift for multiple, random ride experiences in a pulse-pounding rise and fall as they join Rocket, one of the most unusual heroes a guest will encounter, in a daring plan to free the captive Guardians from The Collector’s Fortress. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is the cornerstone of the summertime celebration, Summer of Heroes, where guests will enjoy Super Hero encounters; an awesome dance-off featuring Star-Lord and Gamora; and, for a limited time, a challenging “Avengers Training Initiative” for young recruits.

The two, all-new experiences are just the beginning of the fun at Disney Parks on both coasts this summer:

 AT DISNEYLAND RESORT

As Disney California Adventure unveils the sensational new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and Summer of Heroes, exciting experiences will be found all across the Disneyland Resort this summer. Specific dates for some will be announced soon. 

  • Guests have a chance to be dazzled by the beloved and iconic “Main Street Electrical Parade,” with an extended run through Aug. 20.
  • The spectacular nighttime “Fantasmic!” show re-opens at Disneyland this summer, and the classic Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America attractions return to delight park guests.
  • Also in Disneyland, Star Wars and Disney fans will step into out-of-this-galaxy adventures at Star Wars Launch Bay, meeting some Star Wars characters and getting an up-close look at replica props and models from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
  • Across both parks, guests will meet characters familiar and new – from Moana and Chewbacca to the stars of Summer of Heroes, including Groot, Captain America and Spider-Man. Photos with Groot are sure to be a big hit as he makes his first appearance in a Disney park.
  • “Disney Junior Dance Party” debuts Friday, May 26, at Disney California Adventure, creating a fun concert experience where adults and kids can sing and dance along to the music. Popular Disney Junior characters from Disney Junior TV shows “Doc McStuffins,” “Sofia the First” and “The Lion Guard” will be joined by characters from the new series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers.”

AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

The stunning world of Pandora headlines a full lineup of new attractions at Walt Disney World Resort.  From theme parks to water parks to resorts to Disney Springs, there’s something new in every corner of this world.

  • A dazzling new after-dark show, Rivers of Light, treats Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests to a celebration of nature in an experience that features water, floats, projections, fire and light choreographed to an original musical score.
  • A new nighttime experience premieres at Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 26. A full orchestra will provide the soundtrack for a 40-minute visual journey into The Music of Pixar LIVE!
  • Additional movie replicas from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story welcome guests to Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • A new family-friendly raft adventure, Miss Adventure Falls, recently debuted at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park.
  • A May 12 opening is set for “Happily Ever After,” the most spectacular fireworks display in the history of the Magic Kingdom.
  • Disney Springs rocks out with more new, food and beverage locations to complete its transition from Downtown Disney.

All of these new experiences add up to a thrilling summer at Disney Parks, with blockbuster excitement awaiting guests at parks on both coasts.

Find out more at:  Disney.com

LORAC Los Angeles Introduces a Limited-Edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Collection

LORAC Los Angeles Introduces a Limited-Edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Collection

LORAC Los Angeles Introduces a Limited-Edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Collection

LORAC Los Angeles announces the launch of a limited-edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales collection, which marks the brand’s first-ever collaboration with Disney. The collection features a PRO Eye Shadow Palette, Color Source Cheek Palette and six MOD Crème Dual Ended Lip Colors, with shade names, packaging and color choices inspired by the film. The launch precedes the movie release, which premieres in theatres on May 26th.

“Developing a line for Pirates of the Caribbean allows us to further cement LORAC’s Hollywood roots in a unique way. As part of the brand’s modernization, we are embracing our LA heritage with fresh and fun new product collections and this collaboration is the perfect opportunity to showcase our brand values and creativity,” Besty Hamlett, Chief Creative Officer of LORAC.

From the film-inspired shade names to the celestial designs, LORAC fans are encouraged to set out on a beauty adventure of their own and discover the hidden treasures that lie within. These collectible, limited-edition items will help fans decode beauty mysteries as they venture out on a journey full of uncharted brilliance.

The PRO Eye Shadow Palette and Color Source Cheek Palette feature cosmic packaging inspired by the mystical journey of the film. The PRO Eye Shadow Palette features exclusive compass artwork on the exterior cover and opens to reveal 18 brand-new PRO-formula eye shadows and a deluxe mini Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in black – everything fans need to achieve the perfect smokey eye, inspired by Captain Jack Sparrow.

The Color Source Cheek Palette resembles new heroine Carina Smyth’s diary in the film, which contains clues to discover the mystical trident of Poseidon. LORAC’s version holds six brand-new shades of Color Source Buildable Blush and Light Source Illuminating Highlighters to achieve an ethereal, luminous glow.

The MOD Crème Dual Ended Lip Colors feature brand new lip formulas for LORAC – a creamy, moderate coverage lipstick on one end and a non-tacky, moderate shine gloss on the other end that can be worn alone or combined.

Discover the LORAC Los Angeles limited-edition Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales collection exclusively on loraccosmetics.com/pirates from April 14th-16th, and at ULTA, Kohl’s and other fine retailers on April 16th, while supplies last.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #173 w/ Special Guest RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon and more) on DizRadio.com

RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon and more)

RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon and more)

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April 6, 2017 – Show #172

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate Easter by welcoming RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon, Honey I Shrunk the Audience and more) to the show! Randal stops in and talks about his famous movies, favorite scenes, upcoming projects, working for Disney and so much more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and you have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know while Jason goes deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray and DVD you have to add to your collection. Let’s not forget the symphony for your ears with Paige in the Magical Music Review while Domenic gives you those tip in this week’s Short Leash. And Randy brings you the latest in Disney Multi-Media! 

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news from Star Wars Celebration, The Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom, Disney Channel, Raven’s Home, Disney Junior, Puppy Pals, Star Wars Force of Destiny, and so much more! 

#173 w/ Special Guest RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon and more)

#173 w/ Special Guest RANDAL KLEISER (Director of Grease, White Fang, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator, Big Top Pee Wee, Blue Lagoon and more)

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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Marvel Heroes Omega Announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Marvel Heroes Omega Announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Marvel Heroes Omega Announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Gazillion, a leading video game developer and publisher, today announced Marvel Heroes Omega, launching for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One® this spring. Inspired in part by popular action-RPGs, modern Marvel video games, and massively multiplayer online games, Marvel Heroes Omega defies traditional genre definitions with streamlined, action-RPG gameplay and long form character progression features. Marvel fans and gamers can level-up, defeat infamous Marvel Super Villains and henchmen, collect rare loot, and grow in power. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards, Marvel Heroes Omega comes packed with tons of replayability and increasing challenges for a free-to-play console title.

Aiming to deliver the ultimate experience for Marvel fans and gamers, Marvel Heroes Omega assembles one of the largest in-game gatherings of iconic Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe, featuring 38 playable Heroes at launch with many more to follow and hundreds of costumes inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comics, television shows, and animated shows. Take on the role of your favorite characters, including Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Defenders, the Inhumans, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more!

The story campaign features an incredible nine chapters packed full of cameos. Players race to stop Doctor Doom as they explore many corners of the Marvel Universe, from the crime ridden streets of Hell’s Kitchen to the mystical realm of Asgard. Completing the story campaign is just the first step in a player’s journey, as they face many late game challenges and modes to master, including the Danger Room, Terminal Missions, Legendary Quests, and more.  

“Today, Gazillion is proud to unveil the next phase for Marvel Heroes with the announcement of Marvel Heroes Omega,” said Jeff Lind, COO at Gazillion. “Everyone here has been working overtime to ensure Marvel Heroes Omega delivers everything players expect from a top-tier, multiplayer, action-RPG. We also remain committed to Marvel Heroes for PC and are excited to bring those players new content inspired by the Marvel Universe as it evolves. Moving forward, our mission at Gazillion will be to continue supporting Marvel Heroes on all platforms to provide our players with a great experience.”

Marvel Heroes on PC will be refreshed to match the same high-quality experience of Marvel Heroes Omega. Players will be able to experience a consistent look and feel, regardless of gaming plaFortform. 

“When I first saw the PC version of Marvel Heroes years ago, I was blown away, but always felt it was a title that also belonged on the big screen in living rooms,” said David Von Dorman, CEO at Gazillion. “With so many massive improvements to nearly every aspect of the game, we’re beyond excited to be able to bring Marvel Heroes Omega to new audiences on the platforms it was always destined for.”

For additional details on today’s Marvel Heroes Omega announcement for consoles and what this means for Marvel Heroes on PC, please visit our official website for a letter to players from Gazillion CEO, David Von Dorman.

Marvel Heroes Omega is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this spring. Launch will be preceded by a short Closed Beta Test. More details on the start dates for the Marvel Heroes Omega Closed Beta for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be coming soon.

For supporting assets, including the Marvel Heroes Omega announcement trailer, logo, key art, and first console screenshots, please head here: http://bit.ly/2oD9iGP

For more information on Marvel Heroes Omega, please visit the official website and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Twitch.tv, and YouTube.

Walt Disney Records Presents Born In China Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features Music By Composer Barnaby Taylor And Original Song “Everything Everything” By American Authors

Walt Disney Records Presents Born In China Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features Music By Composer Barnaby Taylor And Original Song "Everything Everything" By American Authors

Walt Disney Records Presents Born In China Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features Music By Composer Barnaby Taylor And Original Song “Everything Everything” By American Authors

Walt Disney Records is set to release the digital soundtrack to Disneynature’s new film Born in China on April 21, 2017—the same day the film opens in theaters nationwide.  The album features original score composed by Emmy Award®-winning film and television composer, Barnaby Taylor, along with the original track “Everything Everything” performed by Island Records recording artist American Authors, who wrote the song after seeing—and being deeply inspired by—the film.  The music video and single are available today.  The video can be seen HERE. The single is available at digital retailers disneymusic.co/AAuthorsEverything and streaming services disneymusic.co/AAuthorsEverythingWS.

The story of “Born in China“—fun but emotional, intimate yet vast, and wild while heartfelt—called for a score that evoked the majesty of China’s natural world. Composer Barnaby Taylor is behind the Emmy®-winning music for “Wild China,” the BBC’s six-part landmark series that was executive produced by “Born in China” producer Brian Leith, and originally broadcast in 2008. “It’s a traditional Western orchestral score that’s infused with some lovely Chinese flavors,” says Leith of the “Born in China” score. “I think he’s done a fantastic job.”

 Says Taylor, “‘Born in China‘ celebrates the epic, sometimes other-worldly landscapes of China, while simultaneously revealing the most intimate moments in the lives of four charismatic animals: panda, monkey, chiru and snow leopard,” he says. “Musically linking these animals with an overarching theme is the semi-mythical crane, a bird that symbolizes rebirth—an ancient philosophy and belief system that has a strong vein in the ‘Born in China‘ film. Therefore, the music had to be intimate whilst also reflecting the varied regions of China.”

Given an array of animals featured in the film, Taylor applied individual themes to each of the central characters and infused the sounds of China into the score with a host of unique instruments, including the Tibetan horn, Mongolian fiddle, Guzheng (zither) and Chinese dulcimer.

Filmmakers called on the New York-based rock-pop band American Authors to provide the compelling and optimistic end-credit song. “‘Everything Everything’ is about how life is so much better when you’re with your best friends,” says band frontman Zachary Barnett. “There are so many exciting adventures in this world and they should be shared with loved ones. We wanted to channel each of the animals’ spirits and journeys into this song.”

The Born in China soundtrack will be available at digital retailers and streaming services on April 21. For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic, follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic, Instagram.com/disneymusic and Snapchat.

Moviegoers who see Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born in China” during its opening week (April 21-27, 2017) will benefit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Based on opening-week attendance, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards. Advance tickets to the movie are on sale now at Fandango. http://www.fandango.com/borninchina_185550/movietimes

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #172 w/ Special Guest JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ray the Firefly, Darkwing Duck, Hondo, Pete and more!) on DizRadio.com

#172 w/ Special Guest JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ray the Firefly, Darkwing Duck, Hondo, Pete and more!)

#172 w/ Special Guest JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ray the Firefly, Darkwing Duck, Hondo, Pete and more!)

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April 6, 2017 – Show #172

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate our Official 7th Anniversary of DizRadio by welcoming a return guest in the iconic JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Pete, Hondo, Darkwing Duck, Ray the Firefly and countless others). Jim talks about his career, Mickey’s Roadster Racers, Darkwing and more!  

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and this week to celebrate our Anniversary we are doing the show different than our usual format. Instead of our usual format we are going to invite you to an exclusive D-Team Fireside Chat. We are going to discuss the many years of the show, guests, moments, character mash ups, and more as we sit down with no agenda other than celebrating together this milestone journey together along with you D-Heads! 

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news from the Walt Disney Company, but since we are changing formats this week, we instead will take news into a different direction for this fun diversion from our normal format. 

JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ray the Firefly, Darkwing Duck, Hondo, Pete and more!)

JIM CUMMINGS (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ray the Firefly, Darkwing Duck, Hondo, Pete and more!)

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Disney Institute Hosts Customer Experience Summit at Walt Disney World® Resort

As the trusted, authoritative voice on the Disney approach to customer experience, Disney Institute uses business insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide to inspire individuals and organizations to enhance their own customer experience using Disney principles as their guide.

As the trusted, authoritative voice on the Disney approach to customer experience, Disney Institute uses business insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks

Disney Institute will be hosting its Customer Experience Summit at Walt Disney World® Resort. For decades, Disney has strived for excellence in the art of customer service, ensuring the guest is at the heart of everything. This one-of-a kind event will give participants a peek behind the unique brand of Disney magic and help transform the way they think about their own customer experience.

The Customer Experience Summit will take place at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa from May 23-26, 2017. The multi-day summit is a fully immersive learning event that will offer attendees a first-hand look at Disney business insights and best practices in leadership, service and employee engagement. Given this critical customer experience framework, guests will be inspired and enabled to adapt it to their own role or organization.

Disney senior executives will share real-world examples of how they bring the Disney approach to life every day. The Summit keynote speakers include:

  • George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort
  • Rachel Hutter, vice president of worldwide safety and health, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Paul Richardson, senior vice president of human resources, ESPN
  • Beth Scott, vice president of food and beverage experience planning & integration, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

“Building on the success of our inaugural CX Summit last year, I am excited to host our next event for participants to learn key insights from Disney executives on how Disney Parks consistently exceeds Guest expectations,” said Jeff James, vice president and general manager of Disney Institute.  “This year’s summit will include even more learning experiences with Disney executives from our parks and resorts operation teams.”

The Summit will also offer guests exclusive field experiences throughout the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, where they will observe a world-renowned customer experience environment in action. Participants will get a chance to see the operation through the eyes of a Cast Member to enhance their perspective on service delivery. During these special experiences guests will:

  • Be immersed in the underground world beneath Magic Kingdom® Park to experience the supportive environment that enables Cast Members to serve their guests.
  • Gain insider knowledge of unique products and services that cast provide to guests and experience several of Disney’s most renowned attractions.
  • Discover how the guest experience has evolved through customer touchpoints during an enchanting visit to Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom® Park.
  • Adventure behind the scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park to learn how systems can help to ensure the consistent delivery of exceptional service to guests.

For more details and to register, visit: DisneyInstitute.com. Registration fees include conference materials, guided field experiences within the operation and select meals.

To find upcoming Disney Institute business training and professional development experiences offered at the Walt Disney World®Resort in Florida and the Disneyland® Resort in California, visit: DisneyInstituteCourses.com.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #171 w/ Special Guest STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock! and more) on DizRadio.com

#171 w/ Special Guest STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock!)

#171 w/ Special Guest STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock!)

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March 30, 2017 – Show #171

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we talk from the heart and take that ride again as we welcome STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock!) to the show! Stefanie stops in and discusses her longstanding career, favorite Disney moments, Herbie, being a Boatnik, the popularity of Hart to Hart, Wildlife Conservation and more! 

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and you have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want to Know. While Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. We have Cody taking a stroll on the Hollywood Walk with more about Stefanie Powers. And Jason is here digging deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray and DVD you have to add to your collection. And let’s not forget Randy with the latest on Disney’s Multi-Media

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news Kingdom Hearts, Square Enix, The Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Star Wars, Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company, Moana, Walt Disney Records, Tangled the Series, Disney Channel, Security at Walt Disney World, and more!

STEFANIE POWERS

STEFANIE POWERS

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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June 15, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com June 15, 2017 – Show #181 It’s Time D-Heads! This week troll the sewers with Turtles, team up with a cop for some Sidekicks fun and find out who is the Last Electric Dragon as we welcome Martial Artist and Actor ERNIE REYES JR. (The Last Electric Dragon, Disney’s Sidekicks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, […]

San Diego Comic-Con International to Welcome Dick Van Dyke Documentary

June 14, 2017

Mary Poppins. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Dick Tracy. A Night at the Museum. Even a turn as the voice of Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Gordon. Screen legend Dick Van Dyke is no stranger to the worlds of Fantasy and Comic Books. So it’s only fitting among all the superheroes, monsters, and giant robots, the […]

CJ 4DPLEX Announces “Cars 3” as First-Ever Disney•Pixar Film to be Available in the Immersive 4DX Format

June 13, 2017

CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading 4D cinema company, today announced that for the first time since the company’s inception, it will be premiering a Disney•Pixar film in the immersive film-viewing format at 4DX auditoriums around the globe. The announcement marks a significant moment for 4DX and fans worldwide as “Cars 3” is the first-ever Disney•Pixar […]

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Disney Announce the Launch of Cars 3: Driven to Win

June 13, 2017

Rev up your engines! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media today announced that Cars 3: Driven to Win is now available in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch™ and Wii U™. Developed by Avalanche Software, Cars 3: Driven to Win […]

Invite Mickey and Donald into your Home for the Holidays in: Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary is arriving on Disney DVD August 29th

June 9, 2017

Love Mickey Mouse? Can’t wait to spend the holidays with your best mouse friend? Invite Mickey and Donald into your home as they bring laughs and merriment to not one, but two holiday seasons! Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary is arriving on Disney DVD August 29th, and you’ll want to catch their Halloween and Christmas […]

Calling Young Changemakers for a Disney Be Inspired ‘Summer of Service’ Grant!

June 9, 2017

Youth Service America (YSA) and The Walt Disney Company, including Disney|ABC Television Group, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, and Walt Disney Studios, are working together this summer to inspire kids and families to make a positive impact in their communities through the Disney Summer of Service campaign. Youth can use fun summer activities — like […]

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Unveils “A Galaxy of Stories” Pavilion At D23 Expo, July 14–16, 2017

June 9, 2017

Showcasing the creative process of bringing new Disney park experiences to life, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts invites guests to discover its pavilion, “A Galaxy of Stories,” at D23 Expo, July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Guests will get an exclusive look at the new Star Wars-themed lands currently under development for Disneyland Park […]

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #180 w/ Special Guest SUSAN EGAN (Meg in Hercules, The Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Solo Artist, and more!)

June 8, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com June 8, 2017 – Show #180 It’s Time D-Heads! This week head off in search of a demi god, steer clear of Hades and head onto Broadway as we welcome the iconic SUSAN EGAN (Meg in Hercules, The Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Solo Music Artist and more) to the show! […]

Disney’s Bambi Is Out On Blu-Ray Today, Catch These Special Behind-The-Scenes Videos

June 6, 2017

Walt Disney’s Bambi is out on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD today on a Special Anniversary Edition! To celebrate this true Disney classic we have some Special Behind the Scenes Videos for you to enjoy to look into the making of the heartwarming iconic film.  ANIMATION SCHOOL   ANIMATING BAMBI’S WILDLIFE   WALT DISNEY AND […]

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #179 w/ Special Guest JEFFREY BROWN (Author, Cartoonist of The Darth Vader and Son Series, The Jedi Academy Series and more)

June 2, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com June 1, 2017 – Show #179 It’s Time D-Heads! This week we slow down, read with the family and make memories from a galaxy far far away as we welcome JEFFREY BROWN (Author, Cartoonist, Illustrator of the Darth Vader and Son Series, The Jedi Academy Series and more). Jeffrey stops in and discusses how he came […]

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