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Walt Disney World Resort Commemorates Veterans Day In Magic Kingdom

Sunday afternoon, Walt Disney World Resort commemorated Veterans Day with a special flag retreat ceremony to honor active-duty military and veterans in Magic Kingdom Park. This was followed by a special procession down Main Street, U.S.A. featuring more than 100 Disney cast members who have served in the military.

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Two Disney cast members with prior military service were selected by their leaders and peers to be part of the event’s Honor Guard where they received special recognition. This included leading the procession down Main Street, U.S.A and receiving U.S. flags which were flown over Magic Kingdom in their honor. The two cast members honored were Laura Nugent, a recently retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel who now serves as the Operations and Logistics Manager for the Disney Institute and Derek Smith, a U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer who is now a Coordinator with Walt Disney World Resort Security.

The Magic Kingdom flag retreat ceremony is one way Disney thanks veterans for their service, sacrifice and dedication to protecting our country. It is hosted every day of the year, but Disney takes the opportunity on Veterans Day to honor cast members who have served in the military as well.

“I was humbled to be selected to be part of Disney’s Honor Guard at this year’s flag retreat ceremony,” said Nugent. “This is my first Veterans Day as a retired military officer, so it is even more meaningful for me and my family that Disney chose to thank me for my service this year.”

As a company founded by two brothers who served their nation in uniform during World War I, The Walt Disney Company has always had a strong connection to the armed services. Disney’s Heroes Work Here continues that proud legacy with a company-wide initiative to hire, train and support military veterans. Since the program’s inception in 2012, Disney has hired more than 10,000 veterans for roles throughout the company and helped an additional 15,000 former military service members find career opportunities outside of Disney.


The DisWorld Podcast – Episode 65 – Holidays 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort

Episode 65 – Holidays 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort

Justin and Michelle talk about everything you need to know about the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort including  special events at the theme parks, Disney Springs and the Disney Resorts. .

The DisWorld Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Soundcloud.


The DisWorld Podcast – Episode 64 – Disney News for the Week of 11/11/2018

Episode 64 – Disney News for the Week of 11/11/2018

In Episode 64,  Justin and Michelle discuss all of the top news stories for the week of November 11, 2018 including a look at all of the festive treats which will be offered during Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney After Hours events expand to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney reveals the name of its new streaming service, announces a second live-action Star Wars series and confirms a Marvel series centered around Loki.

The DisWorld Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Soundcloud.


#FaveFive – Our Favorite Disney Happenings This Week

Welcome to our #FaveFive where we bring you our top 5 favorite Disney happenings this week!

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1.   Decisions…decisions…

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2.  Hot diggity poutine dog!

 

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3.  There’s a flurry of treats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

 

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4.  Gobble this one up before it’s gone!

 

5.  Disney announces more details for its new streaming service!

See you next week!


#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for November 5-9, 2018

This week, we get a look at all of the festive treats which will be offered during Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney After Hours events expand to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney reveals the name of its new streaming service, announces a second live-action Star Wars series and confirms a Marvel series centered around Loki.  Take a look!

 

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WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

Five New MagicBand Colors Now Available

Casey’s Corner Hot Dog of the Month for November Is…

12 Days of Christmas Dogs Coming to Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom

First Look at Holiday-Themed Food at 2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

First Look at 2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Merchandise

Changes Made to Magic Kingdom’s Entertainment for Filming of Holiday Specials

First Look at Toy Story Land Decorated For The Holidays

Sneak Peek of Festive Treats Available During 2018 Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Minnie’s Holiday Dine Begins at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney After Hours Events Expand to Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Check Out the Turkey Sundae at Vivoli il Gelato at Disney Springs

Reservations Now Open for Breakfast with Santa at T-Rex Cafe at Disney Springs

Here’s Where to Meet Santa at Walt Disney World Resort

Ring in 2019 at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Beach Dessert Party

 

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DISNEYLAND RESORT

2018 Candy Cane Schedule Released for Disneyland Resort

 

OTHER NEWS

The Walt Disney Company and Make-A-Wish® Invite Fans to “Share Your Ears”

New Star Wars and Marvel Series Announced for Disney+ Streaming Service

ABC Picks Up A Full-Season Order of Freshman Series ‘The Rookie,’ Starring Nathan Fillion

Multimedia Personality Bobby Bones Joins ABC’S ‘American Idol’ as Official In-House Mentor

Charles Schulz’ ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Airs Wednesday November 21

ABC Celebrates the Most Wonderful Time of the Year With Special “25 Days of Christmas” Programming Starting Dec. 1

Freeform’s ’25 Days of Christmas’ Schedule is Here

‘Pop Up Santa Holiday Special’ Airs December 3 on Freeform

‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic’ Premieres December 8 on Freeform

Freeform’s Original Holiday Rom-Com ‘No Sleep ‘Til Christmas’ to Premiere on December 10

‘Incredibles 2’ Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD

Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ Now Available on Digital and Blu-ray/DVD

VIDEO: #DisneyParksLIVE – A Frozen Holiday Wish 2018