Friday, August 27, 2010

Tokyo Disney Resort Welcomed 500 Millionth Guest

Japanese housewife Megumi Soma, center, is all smiles as she`s congratulated by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse for being the 500 millionth visitor to the Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea amusement parks near Tokyo at Urayasu, Japan, on Friday Aug. 27, 2010. Soma, who came from Fujioka, north of Tokyo, crossed the gate with her family members to find herself to be the 500 millionth visitor to the landmark theme parks. The Tokyo Disneyland, the first Disneyland outside the United States, opened in April 1983.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Disney cruise ship in Europe rescues 18 people lost at sea

There was a "magical" ending to a high seas drama in the Mediterranean on Friday as a Disney cruise ship, the Disney Magic, rescued 18 Algerians lost at sea.
A Disney spokeswoman tells USA TODAY the 2,400-passenger vessel joined the search for the Algerians while sailing from Gibraltar to Barcelona. The Algerians reportedly had been stranded on the open water for four to five days.
"The shipboard team heard crew members from two other vessels talking on the radio about sighting the boat and then losing a visual of it, so the Disney Magic then joined the search and quickly spotted the small boat, which had lost power," Disney spokeswoman Rena Langley says.
Confirming a first-hand account from a passenger posted at a Disney fan site over the weekend, Langley says the Disney Magic took the stranded Algerians aboard and provided them with food and cabins.

Source USAToday 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Video: Grand opening of Via Napoli pizzeria in the Italy pavilion at Epcot in Walt Disney World

Join Mickey, Minnie and the Zucchini sisters at the grand opening of Via Napoli, an authentic Italian pizzeria in Epcot's World Showplace at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The restaurant is run by The Patina Restaurant Group, which also runs the Tutto Italia Ristorante at Epcot. You'll hear from Patina Restaurant Group CEO Nick Valenti and Vice President of Epcot Dan Cockerell.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Video: World of Color- Aerial View