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PANDORA Jewelry Opens New Store In Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort

PANDORA Jewelry Opens New Store In Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort

PANDORA Jewelry Opens New Store In Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort

PANDORA Jewelry, one of the world’s largest jewelry brands, is celebrating the grand opening of its new store in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, joining the many exceptional shopping, dining and entertainment venues in Town Center.

“As a part of our corporate alliance with Disney and the continued success and popularity of our Disney-themed jewelry collection sold in Disney shops across Walt Disney World Resort, we’re excited to open up our own concept store at Disney Springs that offers our full assortment of products,” said Laurie McDonald, General Manager, PANDORA Americas. “We truly hope to inspire women to craft their personal story to complement their style, any day.”  

PANDORA also introduced its Style Station, found exclusively at PANDORA at Disney Springs. This one-of-a-kind fixture allows guests to sit together to curate their own individual looks. Guests are encouraged to schedule an appointment to receive special access to the design bar. In doing so, they receive one-on-one VIP assistance from PANDORA’s Style Station experts to design a jewelry memory to last a lifetime.

The new PANDORA Jewelry store is located in Town Center at Disney Springs, which offers a unique shopping experience for guests visiting from all around the world.

Disney Springs features world-class shopping, unique dining and high-quality entertainment. To schedule a styling appointment or for store hours, please contact 407-560-8330. For more information on PANDORA, please visit http://www.pandora.net. Connect with PANDORA by using #PANDORAstyle and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

STK Orlando Opens in Disney Springs

STK Orlando Opens in Disney Springs

STK Orlando Opens in Disney Springs

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (“The ONE Group”) (Nasdaq:STKS) is pleased to announce that STK Orlando officially opened its doors to welcome its first guests today at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The new location is the 11th STK worldwide, and at more than 14,000 square feet, it is one of the largest to date. Featuring rooftop dining with scenic views, the restaurant boasts both indoor and outdoor seating on two levels, a bistro, bar, private dining room and a fire pit. With a sleek and contemporary design, STK is known for its high-energy fine dining experience.

“We are thrilled to enter the Orlando market, especially at a premier destination like Walt Disney World,” said Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group. “Strategic relationships, as well as great real estate, will remain integral to our growth plans as we expand our company footprint, and with an additional nine STK restaurants currently in development, we are excited to bring the STK experience to new cities across the globe.”

Previously announced locations for new STK restaurants include Boston, Edinburgh, San Diego, Denver, Miami, Austin, Ibiza and Toronto.

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #151 w/ Special Guest CHEZ STARBUCK (The Thirteenth Year, MTV’s Undressed, Pop Artist, Even Stevens, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s School Dance Party) on DizRadio.com

Special Guest CHEZ STARBUCK (The Thirteenth Year, MTV's Undressed, Pop Artist, Even Stevens, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's School Dance Party) on DizRadio.com

Special Guest CHEZ STARBUCK (The Thirteenth Year, MTV’s Undressed, Pop Artist, Even Stevens, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s School Dance Party) on DizRadio.com

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May 26, 2016 – Show #151

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we jump into the Holiday Weekend paying homage to our fallen in Memorial Weekend and we also celebrate the DCOM Movie Marathon by welcome CHEZ STARBUCK (The Thirteenth Year, Disney Channel Original Movies, Even Stevens, Pop Artist, MTV’s Undressed, You’re Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s School Dance Party and more) to the show! He discusses his time in the Disney Channel Original Movies, MTV, Pop Art, Current Projects, Sequels, the impact of DCOM movies and more!

In addition no show is complete without the magical D-Team as Nathan dusts off the books and uncovers what happened This Week in Disney History, and Paige is live from the Walt Disney World Resort with the importance of Disney Music in the Magical Music Review. And Cody is here fresh after becoming a Father once again and is taking a stroll in the Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest this week. And let’s not forget going deep into The Vault with all the DCOM fun as Jason let’s you in on another you have to add to your collection.

There is news hot off the D-Wire from Disney Springs, Finding Dory, Speak Like a Whale Day, Disneyland, California Adventure, The Magic Kingdom, Disney Channel Original Movies, DCOM Music, Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, Star Wars The Force Awakens, LP, Vinyl, Records, Toys, Miles from Tomorrowland, Disney Cruise Lines, Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot and more!

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #151 w/ Special Guest CHEZ STARBUCK

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #151 w/ Special Guest CHEZ STARBUCK

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #150 w/ Special Guest STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, and more) on DizRadio.com

Show #150 w/ Special Guest STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, and more) on DizRadio.com

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May 19, 2016 – Show #150

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate a milestone in our 150th show! And to help with the celebration we welcome legendary actor STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, Meet the Santas, Police Academy, and more) to the show! Steve stops in and talks about his career, love of Disney, favorite Disney memory, family films, a possible Three Men and a Baby Sequel, and more!

In addition we celebrate our milestone with the D-Team as Paige, Jason, Erin, Cody, and Nathan stop in with their favorite DizRadio memories and personal milestones and let’s not forget the signature segments. Nathan dusts off the books and uncovers what happened This Week in Disney History, and Erin answers all your questions in I Want to Know.  And Cody is taking a stroll in the Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest this week.

STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, and more)

STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, and more)

There is news hot off the D-Wire from the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Springs, Disney Channel, Elena of Avalor, Disney Toys, Typhoon Lagoon, Grad Night Returning to the Disney Parks, Walt Disney Records, Disney Junior, Bunk’d and more!

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Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Kingswell Neighborhood Named for Where Walt and Roy Disney Set up Their First Hollywood Studio

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Kingswell Neighborhood Named for Where Walt and Roy Disney Set up Their First Hollywood Studio

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Kingswell Neighborhood Named for Where Walt and Roy Disney Set up Their First Hollywood Studio

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort announced plans for its newest neighborhood, Kingswell. The new neighborhood will feature the last estate-sized homesites available for purchase within the community. Sale of select homesites will begin today, with prices of finished custom homes to start at $3 million.

Custom single-family homes in the new Kingswell neighborhood will range from approximately 5,000 to 7,000 square feet and feature design and architectural inspiration from European and Caribbean influences. The initial homesites released boast approximate half-acre lots, some with scenic water views. The Kingswell neighborhood is planned to include 53 total homesites.

“Golden Oak offers the best in luxury experiences with a unique opportunity to live at Walt Disney World Resort,” said Page Pierce, vice president of Disney Resort Real Estate Development. “We’re excited to welcome residents to our new Kingswell neighborhood where families can build special, lifelong memories for generations to come.” 

The neighborhood is planned to include a community park with natural landscapes, which will be available to all Golden Oak residents.  Near the park, a new bronze sculpture of Pinocchio will be featured adding to the unique Golden Oak sculpture series that includes sophisticated interpretations of classic Disney animation located throughout the community.

Rooted in tradition, Kingswell is named after the street where Walt and Roy Disney set up their first Hollywood studio – the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio – in California where they produced the classic cartoon series, Alice Comedies 

Like all Golden Oak homeowners, Kingswell residents become members of the Golden Oak Club, which provides access to amenities including Summerhouse, the private clubhouse for residents featuring the full-service Markham’s dining room and Tyler’s Lounge, state-of-the-art fitness facility and pool. Homeowners can also take advantage of the Resident Services team, which offers concierge-style services and events throughout the year, in addition to assisting with personal requests such as coordinating park transportation, spa and golf reservations, special event tickets and more.

Kingswell is Golden Oak’s sixth neighborhood to be released since the exclusive luxury residential community broke ground in 2010. Golden Oak welcomed its first residents in 2012 and recently announced the addition of Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando in 2015.

For more information about Kingswell and the Golden Oak community, visit www.disneygoldenoak.com or call (407) 939-5577.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #140 w/ Special Guest LANA PARRILLA (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #140 w/ Special Guest LANA PARRILLA (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time, Boomtown, Swingtown, 24, Spin City) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #140 w/ Special Guest LANA PARRILLA (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time, Boomtown, Swingtown, 24, Spin City) on DizRadio.com

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March 10, 2016 – Show #140

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we head to the Underworld with none other than LANA PARRILLA (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time, Boomtown, Swingtown, 24, Spin City, Miami Medical). Lana stops in and talks about being the Evil Queen on the hit ABC Television Series Once Upon a Time, the big kick off to the back half of this season, the fans, her wardrobe, and heading down into the Underworld.

In addition we have the D-Team back as Jason goes deep into the archives and gives you a Blu-Ray and DVD that you must add to your collection in The Vault. Paige is coming to us live from the Walt Disney World Resort in the Magical Music Review. You have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know and Caitlin is here with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-In-2. Cody stops by and takes a stroll in this week’s Hollywood Walk and Nathan looks back at the books this week in This Week in Disney History. And let’s not forget Randy giving you the latest in Disney Multi-Media!

Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time)

Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen / Regina on Once Upon a Time)

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Star Wars Takes to the Skies This Summer in New Blockbuster Nighttime Spectacular at Walt Disney World Resort

Star Wars Takes to the Skies This Summer in New Blockbuster Nighttime Spectacular at Walt Disney World Resort

Star Wars Takes to the Skies This Summer in New Blockbuster Nighttime Spectacular at Walt Disney World Resort

Following the extraordinary popularity of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Walt Disney World Resort is unveiling even more Star Wars-themed entertainment at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting this spring – including one of the most elaborate fireworks and projection shows in the park’s history.

Just in time for spring, that “galaxy far, far away” will be closer than ever with the April 4th arrival of the new Star Wars live entertainment experience Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away and a menacing First Order stormtrooper procession at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And to kick off summer, the park is launching a new nightly fireworks and projection show called Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular that will eclipse anything of its kind in the park’s history.

These new Star Wars entertainment elements, coupled with other recently-added Star Wars experiences, make Disney’s Hollywood Studios the place for fans to celebrate their Star Wars passion.

Here are details on these latest entertainment features coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this spring and summer:

APRIL 4:

  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away: This new live, stage show celebrates iconic moments from the Star Wars saga with live vignettes featuring popular Star Wars characters, such as Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Darth Maul. The show will take place multiple times each day at the Center Stage area near The Great Movie Ride.
  • Stormtroopers march: At various times each day, the menacing Captain Phasma will lead a squad of First Order stormtroopers as they march in formation from Star Wars Launch Bay to the Center Stage area in an intimidating demonstration of the First Order’s indomitable strength.

SUMMER: 

  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular: As the next generation of the current Star Wars-inspired fireworks show, this blockbuster nightly show, unprecedented in Disney’s Hollywood Studios history, will light up the sky with Star Wars-themed fireworks, lasers, light projections and other special effects combined with Star Wars-themed music and iconic characters and scenes from throughout the saga.

Through these state-of-the-art special effects that project onto the nearby Chinese Theatre and other surrounding buildings, guests will gaze at the twin suns of Tatooine, push through a field of battle droids, navigate through an asteroid field, soar down the trench of the Death Star and deliver the final blow to destroy Starkiller Base. The show, which will unfold through a series of acts, will be punctuated by a tower of fire as well as powerful spotlight beams that create lightsabers in the sky.

These latest Star Wars experiences join other new Star Wars elements recently launched at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, such as Star Wars Launch Bay. Since its debut in December, Star Wars Launch Bay has become a popular and central location where guests immerse themselves in the Star Wars saga through themed galleries, large-scale artifacts and Star Wars character encounters, including recently-added Kylo Ren, the menacing character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Other recent additions that have attracted legions of fans since their December debut include:

  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi, a cinematic reel celebrating the Star Wars saga.
  • The enhanced Star Tours – The Adventures Continue that includes new characters and a new journey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The reimagined Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, featuring new characters, including the Seventh Sister from the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.
  • The “Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular,” a nightly fireworks show set to Star Wars-themed music that will be reimagined as Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular this summer.
  • First Order stormtrooper patrols.
  • Star Wars-inspired food and beverage offerings.

With these new entertainment elements, Walt Disney World Resort guests can enjoy even more extensions of the record-setting movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens and further immerse themselves into the Star Wars galaxy like never before. Each entertainment element offers guests a uniquely immersive Star Wars experience, all adding to an unforgettable day and night at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

And more Star Wars experiences are on the way with the upcoming Star Wars-themed lands planned for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in California.

For more information about Walt Disney World Resort, visit www.wdwnews.com or visit www.DisneyParksBlog.com. Join the conversation online using #StarWars.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #137 w/ Special Guest LISE SIMMS (Phil of the Future, Snow Buddies, Young & the Restless, Dragonfly, Commercials) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #137 w/ Special Guest LISE SIMMS (Phil of the Future, Snow Buddies, Young & the Restless, Dragonfly, Commercials) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #137 w/ Special Guest LISE SIMMS (Phil of the Future, Snow Buddies, Young & the Restless, Dragonfly, Commercials) on DizRadio.com

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February 18, 2016 – Show #137

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we go go to the future and back and then into the freezing cold as we welcome LISE SIMMS (Phil of the Future, Snow Buddies, Young and the Restless, Dragonfly, Commercials) to the show! Lise stops in and chats about career, the classic Disney Channel show Phil of the Future, working in the cold in Snow Buddies, Commercials and more!

In addition we have the D-Team back kicking it off with Erin answering your questions in I Want To Know and we have Jason giving you a Blu-Ray and DVD that we must add to your collection in The Vault. Paige is coming to us live from the Walt Disney World Resort in the Magical Music Review. Nathan looks back at the books this week in This Week in Disney History and Cody stops in with the Hollywood Walk. And Randy is here giving you the latest from Disney Multi-Media!

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #137 w/ Special Guest LISE SIMMS (Phil of the Future, Snow Buddies, Young & the Restless, Dragonfly, Commercials)

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #137 w/ Special Guest LISE SIMMS (Phil of the Future, Snow Buddies, Young & the Restless, Dragonfly, Commercials)

There is news hot off the D-Wire with news about Adventures By Disney, TOMY Toys International, Zootopia, Octonauts, Disney Cruise Line, Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew, The Disney Channel, Stuck In The Middle, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Infinity, Animal Kingdom and more!

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Adventures by Disney Offers New Ways to Explore America in 2016

February 16, 2016 Disney News No Comments
Adventures by Disney has announced three new United States vacations available beginning this summer

Adventures by Disney has announced three new United States vacations available beginning this summer

Adventures by Disney, an award-winning leader in guided group travel worldwide, has announced three new United States vacations available beginning this summer. Exhilarating, educational and entertaining, these vacations showcase the diverse destinations of Central Florida, Montana, and Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia, offering families unforgettable ways to bond and explore America.

Each of these weeklong trips is filled with activities unique to the destinations visited. In Central Florida, families will enjoy unprecedented backstage access and VIP experiences at Walt Disney World Resort, airboat through Florida marshlands and thrill in a visit to the “Space Coast.” Montana offers glamorous camping, or “glamping,” near Yellowstone National Park and a stay at a dude ranch in Big Sky. And American history comes alive during a visit to the nation’s capital, and the United States’ first capital city.

“Adventures by Disney is proud to showcase the majestic landscapes, riveting history and diverse experiences available throughout America on these and other itineraries,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney. “Now is a wonderful time to explore the United States, and with the addition of these vacations we’ve found new ways to offer exciting, varied activities that appeal to every member of the family.”

The Magic Kingdom in Central Florida

The Magic Kingdom in Central Florida

Highlights of these new Adventures by Disney itineraries include:

Walt Disney World Resort & Central Florida
This unforgettable and unprecedented trip includes backstage access and magical VIP experiences at the Walt Disney World theme parks, exclusive dining opportunities, outdoor adventures in the wilds of Florida, a private lunch with an astronaut and more.

  • Take part in a privately guided safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and go behind the scenes of the revolutionary Rivers of Light show before taking a VIP seat to enjoy this new nighttime spectacular.
  • Savor unique world-class dining opportunities, such as an exclusive dinner at Disney’s Contemporary Resort chef’s kitchen.
  • Learn how Disney magic is created and receive special behind-the-scenes access during one-of-a-kind experiences with Walt Disney Imagineers.
  • Enjoy special Disney FastPass+ selections at the Walt Disney World theme parks, including premium access to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Toy Story Mania! and other popular attractions.
  • Explore Central Florida’s unique natural wonders on land – by zipline, swamp buggy and on horseback – and on water in kayaks and aboard an airboat.
  • Go in-depth with an astronaut and learn firsthand what it takes to soar into space.

Montana
This exhilarating adventure includes “glamping” (glamorous camping) adjacent to Yellowstone National Park, a dude ranch experience in beautiful Big Sky, and active excursions through amazing natural landscapes.

  • Enjoy the adventure and serenity of upscale camping, explore nature while biking in the backcountry and listen to storytelling under the stars.
  • Get hands-on at an authentic dude ranch complete with fun family activities like horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and a private riverside cookout.
  • Experience the wonders of Yellowstone National Park during the centennial of the National Parks Service and witness the explosive power of Old Faithful.
Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia

Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia

Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia
Experience American history in an exciting, interactive way as it comes alive on this immersive adventure at some of America’s most iconic landmarks, including delightful encounters with characters from the past, a fun-filled scavenger hunt and storytelling at every stop along the way.

  • Delight in a sweeping tour of Philadelphia on a privately guided trolley excursion to remarkable landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Reading Terminal Market.
  • Walk in the footsteps of such historical figures as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Betsy Ross while visiting Washington, D.C. landmarks, including the Capitol, Library of Congress, the Newseum and more.
  • Discover the history of Gettysburg on a fun, interactive tour that details this famous battle, President Lincoln’s speech and the lifestyle of the era.

These new adventures join an existing line-up of more than 30 other Adventures by Disney guided group vacations to some of the world’s most exciting destinations. Two Disney-trained Adventure Guides, along with local experts, ensure that every detail of the vacation is taken care of, allowing travelers to create everlasting memories without the stress of planning.

For more details and to book reservations, call 1-800-543-0865 or contact a travel agent.

About Adventures by Disney

Launched in 2005, Adventures by Disney provides immersive, hassle-free group guided family vacation experiences to destinations on six continents. Families traveling with Adventures by Disney receive exceptional service while taking part in extraordinary experiences at locations including: the South African plains, the great cities of Europe, Costa Rica’s rich rainforest, the ruins of Pompeii and Machu Picchu, Australia’s Outback, the Great Wall of China and some of America’s most iconic destinations.

Adventures by Disney has been recognized by numerous travel organizations for its excellence in family tourism. Adventures by Disney was recently voted Top “Adventure” Tour Operator in the Travel Weekly 2015 Readers Choice Awards, and was previously namedNorth America’s Leading Tour Operator at the 2014 World Travel Awards. Adventures by Disney was also named World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator in the 2012, 2010 and 2009 World Travel Awards, and ranked No 1 among Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters for Families in 2011 by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.

Offering Disney-trained Adventure Guides on each trip, engaging activities, VIP experiences and personal touches throughout, Adventures by Disney vacations are crafted to excite and delight everyone. Visit AdventuresByDisney.com to learn more

High School Students Nationwide Chosen for 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Dreamers Academy Participants 2016

Disney Dreamers Academy Participants 2016

 

Approximately 100 students from across America will soon pack their bags for a fabulous, fun-filled and educational trip to Walt Disney World Resort as part of this year’s Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, March 3-6, 2016.

The teens, along with a parent or guardian, will take off on an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, where they will experience once-in-a-lifetime educational and mentoring program designed to inspire them to dream big and discover a world of possibilities that will help them prepare for their future.

The students, known as “Dreamers,” are taken on stage and behind the scenes, where Disney theme parks become vibrant ‘classrooms’ and students discover new careers and pursue their dreams while also creating fun memories that last a lifetime.

High School Students Nationwide Chosen for 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort

High School Students Nationwide Chosen for 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort

During Disney Dreamers Academy, students participate in hands-on, immersive career-oriented workshops, ranging from animation to zoology. Each student is given important tools such as effective communication techniques, leadership skills, and networking strategies.

Additionally, Dreamers are exposed to acclaimed motivational speakers and popular celebrities who share their stories and insight on achieving success and DREAMING BIG. Dreamers have the opportunity to cultivate relationships with other students from across the nation while gaining first-hand knowledge from Disney experts and renowned entrepreneurs and executives.

“Disney Dreamers Academy is a one-of-a-kind program that, since its inception, is helping more than 800 students achieve their dreams,” said Tracey D. Powell, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts vice president of deluxe resorts.  Powell serves as Disney Dreamers Academy executive champion. “As we prepare for our ninth annual event, the greatest reward has been seeing so many of our previous Dreamers use their experience at Disney Dreamers Academy to expand their dreams and move even closer to making them a reality. After all, that is what the program is all about,” said Powell.

Walt Disney World Resort, along with syndicated television and radio personality Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Communications, will host the selected Dreamers during their magical four-day career and educational exploration.

“Disney Dreamers Academy provides an excellent learning environment to help young students with their aspirations and to dream even bigger,” said Harvey. “I can’t wait to meet this year’s new students and kick off the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort in March.”

Michelle Ebanks, president of ESSENCE Communications, added: “We are excited to once again join with Disney Parks and Steve Harvey to encourage our youth to dream big. Our expectation is that this group of remarkable teens will be the leaders of tomorrow and positively impact the world for years to come. It is our honor and commitment at ESSENCE to be part of that process.”

Disney Dreamers Academy

Disney Dreamers Academy

This year’s students were selected from thousands of applicants who answered a series of essay questions about their personal stories and dreams for the future. The students were chosen by a judging panel that included: gospel music legend Yolanda Adams; ESSENCE magazine editor-at-large Mikki Taylor; education advocate Dr. Steve Perry;  The Sister Accord founder and author Sonia Jackson Myles; award-winning motivational speaker Jonathan Sprinkles; Simply Ellis Custom Clothier CEO Dr. Alex O. Ellis; Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation executive director Brandi Harvey; Steve Harvey Products creative director Karli Harvey; and professional speaker and Disney Dreamers Academy alumnus Princeton Parker.

For more information, visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com. Regular updates about Disney Dreamers Academy are also available on social media at Facebook/DisneyDreamersAcademy or Twitter/DreamersAcademy.

For a list of 2016 Dreamers and Bios, please visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com/dreamers/2016/

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Show #175 w/ Special Guest DAMON PAMPOLINA (The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, The Party, MTV’s Undressed, Performer and more) on DizRadio.com

April 27, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com April 27, 2017 – Show #175 It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate summer early as we welcome DAMON PAMPOLINA (The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, The Party, MTV’s Undressed, and more) to the show! Damon stops in and talks about being part of the MMC, his memories and reunion with the band The Party, and […]

Silence is Golden: Disney’s Speechless Characters

April 26, 2017

by:  D-Team: Cassie Kidd Every Disney movie has comedic relief characters. These characters are usually the underrated heroes that the protagonist need in order to triumph over evil and defeat the bad guy. Oftentimes, these characters become the most beloved. Take Olaf, for example. One of the most recognizable characters from Frozen is a Snowman […]

MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Launches a Brand New Exhibit Based on Disney Junior’s Hit Series “The Lion Guard” Opening January 2018

April 25, 2017

Miami Children’s Museum will launch the first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s hit series, “The Lion Guard,” which continues the epic storytelling of “The Lion King” and follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends as they unite to protect the Pride Lands. The […]

Disney’s Richard Ramsey and Others to Speak at 2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum

April 24, 2017

“Designed specifically for Middle Market Company C-suite executives, the 2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum is focused on providing tools, resources, innovations and solutions to help executives evolve and execute their international expansion plans and leverage technology efficiencies and human capital strategies,” said Scott Hamilton, president & CEO, Executive Next Practices. This interactive, energetic […]

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #174 w/ Special Guest BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China, Netflix’s Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet) on DizRadio.com

April 20, 2017

DisneyBlu’s at DizRadio.com 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 […]

Marvel Launches Global #GrootDancebomb Challenge to Plant a Quarter Million Trees in Honor of Earth Month and Groot, The Galaxy’s Top Tree

April 18, 2017

As tree-like creature Groot dances back into theatres in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 on May 5, Marvel today announced the global #GrootDancebomb challenge. An intergalactic twist on the social photobomb phenomenon, the #GrootDancebomb challenge blends surprise and dance to spread Groot-will during Earth Month working with the Disney Conservation Fund to support forest […]

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

April 18, 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 […]

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

April 18, 2017

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 […]

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