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Imagineer Kevin Rafferty to Retire in April After 42 Years at Disney

By |2021-01-13T10:48:47-08:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Disney, Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Resort, Entertainment, Hong Kong Disneyland, Parks, Shanghai Disney Resort, Tokyo Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today it was announced that Imagineer Kevin Rafferty will officially be retiring on April 1, 2021. no, this is not a joke. In an interview posted on the D23 website, the news was made official. [...]

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On Walt Disney’s Birthday, Dreamer’s Point Statue Confirmed for EPCOT

By |2020-12-05T10:12:27-08:00December 5th, 2020|Categories: Parks, Walt Disney World Resort|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On what would have been Walt Disney's 119th birthday, a statue of his likeness was again confirmed for EPCOT. Originally announced at the 2019 D23 Expo, this statue of Walt Disney was supposed to be [...]

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Disney Recognized by 2020 Themed Entertainment Association Awards

By |2020-11-22T12:14:24-08:00November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Disneyland Resort, Parks, Walt Disney World Resort|Tags: , , , , , , |

This weekend, the Themed Entertainment Association gave Disney some big honors! The Thea Awards are considered some of the highest accolades that theme parks could receive and this week, Walt Disney Imagineering received two! Star [...]

Highlights of the Bob Weis Interview on Princess and the Frog Retheming of Splash Mountain

By |2020-06-25T15:27:59-07:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: DAPs Magic News, Disneyland Resort, Parks, Walt Disney World Resort|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A retheming of Splash Mountain to the Disney animated feature "The Princess and the Frog" was announced today. The concept of retheming the attraction has been in the works at Walt Disney Imagineering for over [...]

Tom Morris Shares About Making Iconic Magic at the Disney Parks During Walt Disney Family Museum Happily Ever After Hours Presentation

By |2020-06-17T19:52:53-07:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: DAPs Magic News, Walt Disney Family Museum|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Walt Disney Family Museum recently featured Tom Morris on a Happily Ever After Hours presentation. Tom Morris has had a career with Imagineering/WED Enterprises for about 30 years, and has worked on several parks [...]

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Imagineering Writes New Song to Counter Things That Are Sad and Gloomy and Muppets Join In

By |2020-05-12T16:15:49-07:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Disney, Entertainment|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today Walt Disney Imagineering released a new song to counter "things that are sad and gloomy." The song includes many Imagineers performing. They are joined by Kermit and Miss Piggy as well from The Muppets. [...]

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Journey Into Imagineering with a Look at the Research and Development Department

By |2020-04-21T14:11:26-07:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Disney, Entertainment|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It's time to take another journey into Imagineering! This week, we get a look into the Research and Development wing at Walt Dinsey Imagineering and we get a chance to see where the next great [...]

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Mr. DAPs’ Favorite Five – Disney Books – December 15, 2019

By |2019-12-14T15:15:23-08:00December 15th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, DAPs Magic News, DAPs Magic Reviews, Mr. DAPs, Mr. DAPs Desk|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I really enjoy reading. If you were to see either of my offices you would see that there are books crammed on shelves everywhere! There are quite a few different types of books to be [...]

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