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Feb 04, 2016, 09:00 ET
Disney Accelerator Demo Day

The Walt Disney Company Announces Third Year Of Startup Accelerator Program

 The Walt Disney Company announced today that it is accepting applications for its third Disney Accelerator, a program designed to accelerate...

Jan 12, 2016, 17:07 ET
At Shanghai Disneyland, Disney stories will come to life at the tallest, largest and most interactive castle at any Disney theme park. It will offer immersive attractions, dining, shopping and spectacular entertainment, and will be the first castle in a Disney theme park that represents all the Disney princesses.

Opening Date Set for Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney's Newest World-Class Destination

The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group announced today that Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day, grand opening celebration,...

Nov 30, 2015, 20:43 ET
Tailor-made Chinese poster of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Open in China on January 9th

The Walt Disney Company in China announced today Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on screens across the country on January 9th,...

Oct 07, 2015, 19:00 ET
Disney Accelerator Demo Day

Disney Accelerator Showcases 10 Promising Start-Ups At Demo Day

 Today, the 2015 Disney Accelerator powered by Techstars, a program designed to accelerate the growth of start-up companies from around the...

Sep 12, 2015, 13:07 ET
Star Wars The Force Parade Invades Shanghai-1

'Star Wars: The Force Parade' Invades Shanghai

Famous Star Wars characters including Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and R2-D2 visited Shanghai on September 12, simultaneously marking the beginning...

Aug 15, 2015, 22:25 ET

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts anuncia nuevos territorios, entretenimiento y experiencias en la D23 EXPO 2015

Hoy, Disney anunció una serie de nuevas atracciones y entretenimiento que viene a sus parques temáticos alrededor del mundo durante la...

Aug 15, 2015, 19:26 ET
Star Wars Launch Bay Coming to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort -- This interactive experience will take guests into the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with special exhibits and peeks behind the scenes, including opportunities to visit with new and favorite Star Wars characters, special merchandise and food offerings.  Star Wars Launch Bay will be located in the Animation Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios and in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park. (Disney Parks)

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Announces New Lands, Entertainment and Experiences at D23 EXPO 2015

Today, Disney announced a line-up of new attractions and entertainment coming to its theme parks around the world during the D23 EXPO 2015 in...

Aug 15, 2015, 16:05 ET

Territorios con temática de Star Wars vienen a Walt Disney World Resort y al Disneyland Resort

 Hoy en la D23 EXPO 2015, el Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger anunció ante un público de más...

Aug 15, 2015, 15:40 ET
Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at D23 EXPO 2015 that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., creating Disney's largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each. These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. (Disney Parks)

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

 Today at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star...

Jul 14, 2015, 21:28 ET
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed a scale model of Shanghai Disneyland and displays showcasing key highlights of unique attractions, entertainment, dining and hotels at a presentation held at the Shanghai Expo Centre.

Disney Unveils Detailed Look at Shanghai Disneyland--Its First Theme Park in Mainland China

Shanghai Disney Resort Features a Disneyland Park with Six Themed Lands, Innovative Attractions and Immersive Entertainment Designed Especially for...

Nov 21, 2014, 00:00 ET
Disneynature Born in China Landscape

The Walt Disney Company & Shanghai Media Group Expand Strategic Entertainment Alliance in China

 At a meeting in Shanghai this week, The Walt Disney Company in Shanghai and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) announced they would expand their...

Dec 04, 2013, 05:03 ET

Disney & BesTV Agree to Form Digital Joint Venture in China

The Walt Disney Company China and BesTV New Media Company Limited, the digital media subsidiary of the Shanghai Media Group (SMG), today announced...

Nov 19, 2013, 19:39 ET
Robert A. Iger, President And CEO, The Walt Disney Company On Diane Disney Miller's Passing. (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Company)

Robert A. Iger, President And CEO, The Walt Disney Company On Diane Disney Miller's Passing

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Diane Disney Miller and our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.  As the beloved...

Nov 12, 2013, 13:25 ET
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The Walt Disney Company Commits Half-A-Million Dollars In Humanitarian Aid To The Victims Of The Typhoon In The Philippines

 The Walt Disney Company announced today that it will donate half-a-million dollars to Save the Children and The American Red Cross to support...

Oct 25, 2013, 03:01 ET
Artist impression: plaza view of the proposed Disney Store, Shanghai. (*Editor's Note: Please note that this is an artist’s impression and to be used for reference only. Site is not to scale and will likely be modified.).   (PRNewsFoto/The Walt Disney Company)

The Walt Disney Company to Build the World's Largest Disney Store in Shanghai, China

  - Bringing together an innovative and fun retail experience, "Creating Magical Moments for Guests of All Ages" - First Disney...

Aug 17, 2012, 01:00 ET
Preview illustration of Richard Nicoll's Inspired by Minnie Mouse design

Disney Launches Campaign to Pay Tribute to its Leading Style Icon, Minnie Mouse

London Fashion Week designers Inspired by Minnie Mouse This September, Disney will celebrate Minnie Mouse as one of its most beloved and...

Jun 09, 2011, 09:00 ET
Sales began in January and homes are currently under construction in the one-of-a-kind community located at Walt Disney World(R) Resort. Strong interest from buyers prompted Golden Oak to make available most of the estate, grand estate and village homesites in the initial phase of the 980-acre community.  (PRNewsFoto/The Walt Disney Company)

Early Buyers at Golden Oak Get VIP Benefits at Walt Disney World Resort

Early homebuyers in Disney's unique residential resort community, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World® Resort, will receive Disney VIP park...

Apr 07, 2011, 22:00 ET

Disney and Partners Break Ground on Shanghai Disney Resort

The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group, its joint venture partner in China, have broken ground on the Shanghai Disney Resort following...

Jul 07, 2010, 13:00 ET

The Hunt is on for Disney Fans This September With D23's Great Disney Scavenger Hunt

From Downtown Disney to the Disneyland Hotel, from the Matterhorn to Midway Mania, Disney fans will embark on an all-day search that will take them...

Mar 10, 2010, 12:00 ET

Disney's D23 Celebrates Disneyland's 55th Anniversary With All-New, Two-Day DESTINATION D Event

It's a milestone year for the Disneyland® Resort, and D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans is celebrating with the premiere of...