Bill Watkins

Original Ride Engineer Behind Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Visits Disneyland Park

This week, the Disneyland Resort hosted a special visit to Disneyland park for retired Imagineer Bill Watkins, who was instrumental in engineering the Space Mountain attractions at both Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort, as well as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland...
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New Disney XD On-Air Promos Feature Haunted Mansion

The Disney Parks Blog shared these fun new promos from Disney XD Author, Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks, writes: As we head into the weekend, we wanted to let Disney Parks Blog readers know about several fun stop-motion animated...

Carrie Fisher Suffers Major Heart Attack During Flight

Accoring to TMZ.com, Carrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack Friday on a United flight from London to LAX.  Carrie went into cardiac arrest and people on board were administering CPR. United Airlines says its crew reported Carrie as...
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Shanghai Disney Resort Dedication Ceremony

Shanghai Disney Resort stands as another unbelievable accomplishment by the Walt Disney Company.  Watch the Shanghai Disney Resort Dedication Ceremony and see the beautiful achievements made.  Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company is...

The President of Walt Disney World Released A Statement Today

A statement was released today from George A. Kalogridis, President of Walt Disney World regarding the tragic accident that occurred yesterday at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: “There are no words to convey the profound sorrow we feel for the family...

Disney Makes Million Dollar Contribution To Assist With Tragic Shooting In Orlando

Disney is stepping up in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Orlando.  They released the following information today. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced a $1 million cash commitment to the OneOrlando Fund, established Monday by Orlando...
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Speak Like a Whale Day

Today at Disney Springs there was a lot going on to celebrate Speak Like a Whale Day. Never heard of it? Us either! Apparently it is a way to bring attention to the upcoming release of Finding Dory. It...

Theme Park World Stars Align on June 17, 2016

The stars are all aligning and the powers that be in the theme park world must believe that there is something special about the date June 17, 2016. Every time I turn around there is an announcement about something...

The “Disney Wonder” Cruise Ship Set For Major Enhancements This Fall

The "Disney Wonder" cruise ship will get some pretty awesome enhancements this fall including a new restaurant, and English pub and some new areas for children.  The transformation will take place while the "Disney Wonder" is in dry dock from...
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Disney and Lucasfilm Launches “Star Wars Collectibles”, Authentic Line of Prop Replicas

Have you ever dreamed of holding Kylo Ren's lightsaber or gazing down at Darth Vader's melted helmet?  Well now it's possible.  Disney and Lucasfilm today launched Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition bringing an unprecedented level of authenticity to prop replica...