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Disney Research Using Video to Detect Behavior of Giraffes at Night

Researchers with the Disney Research have developed a new video technique that will automatically detect unusual giraffe behaviors at night. The technique was tested by monitoring four giraffes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces ‘Flip Side’ Sweepstakes for January

We can't think of a better way to start the New Year than winning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation that includes an overnight stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite at the Magic Kingdom.

If that's your idea of the best way to ring in the New Year then you'll want to enter the 'Flip Side' Sweepstakes that was recently announced by Walt Disney World.

House Where Walt Disney was Born to be Restored and Preserved

Today in honor of Walt Disney's birthday, WDB Restorations LLC is announcing the groundbreaking on the restoration and preservation of the home where Walt and Roy Disney were born in Chicago.

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proclaimed today to be "Walt Disney Day" in honor of the groundbreaking.

The home, located at 2156 N. Tripp Avenue, was built by Elias Disney in 1893 and was designed by their mother Flora. Elias also built several of the other homes on the street.

Disney Research Invents Microphone That Transmits Sound through Your Fingertips

If you've ever wanted to send someone a secret message simply by touching their ear, Disney Research has come up with a way to do just that.

This new invention - called the Isihin-Denshin - takes the sounds that are spoken into a microphone and transforms it into a low current inaudible signal that is then sent back into the speaker's body. And this is where it gets really sci-fi - when the person who spoke into the microphone touches another person's ear that inaudible signal vibrates in the person's earlobe, recreating sound.

First Masai Giraffe Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Has a Name Thanks to Disney Parks Blog Fans

Earlier this summer a baby giraffe was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom - the very first Masai giraffe born at the park - and of course he needed a name. Not just any name would suit this little guy, so the Disney Parks Blog set up a contest to have the fans pick a name.

There was a list of names chosen by the animal care team and readers of the blog had a few days to make their picks.

2013 Disney Legend Award Honorees Announced

Eight more Disney Legends will be honored for their contributions to the Disney legacy at next month's D23 Expo.

New Alternate Reality Game ‘The Optimist’ Allows Participants to Explore Walt Disney’s Vision of Tomorrow

If you ever wanted to know what it might be like to be part of a secret project that involves solving a mystery based on Walt Disney's plans for tomorrow, then there's a new alternate reality game just for you.

Á La Mode’ Costume Contest Honoring Fans’ Creativity Planned for D23 Expo

At the D23 Expo, fans often dress in costume to honor their favorite Disney movie, attraction, or character. And at this year's D23 Expo those fans and their creativity will be showcased at the first-ever A La Mode Costume Contest.

Photos from Walt Disney’s Personal Camera Released to Members on New D23 Website

This week D23: The Official Disney Fan Club officially relaunched its website and some of the new member-exclusive content are never-before-released photos from Walt Disney's personal camera.

Former Disney Carolwood Estate Up for Sale for $90 Million

Nearly six decades after Walt and Lillian Disney built their dream house on Carolwood Drive in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills neighborhood, the 3.7 acre estate is on the market. Asking price: $90 million.

It's amazing what you can miss when you're running through the parks to ride the latest e-ticket ride. In this column we explore a variety of hidden attractions and tucked away treasures throughout the Disney parks and resorts.

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Expressing Gratitude While On Vacation

Next week Americans will be celebrate Thanksgiving. It's a time that is all about giving thanks, and showing gratitude to our friends and family. It's a busy time in the Disney Parks, as many families take advantage of the extra days out of the school year to do something fun together. It's important that during these hectic holiday travels we all remember to take a minute to be thankful for the things we have and the people that make our vacations a little more special.

Tricks To Saving Money For Vacation

Like many Disney travelers, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to budget for my next Disney vacation. I'll be honest though, while I have no problem setting money aside for a vacation, I am absolutely terrible at the saving it part. I do however have a couple of tried and true tricks that get the job done so we can go on vacation year after year. He's how I make myself stop and think before spending that vacation money.

Host A Haunted Mansion Halloween Party At Home

I must admit, I stole this post. Our friend Jen over at Mickeyfix.com put together a "How To Host A Haunted Mansion Halloween Party" post and the whole Grown-ups team is so into it! I pulled together a few fun tips to help make your soiree something special.

‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos In The Mexico Paviion

Nestled just inside the door of Mexico's Great Pyramid, sits a charming little gallery space that is home to a rotating collection of authentic Mexican Art and Artifacts. Currently guests will find a colorful exhibit titled 'Remember Me!' La Celebracion del Dia de Muertos

5 Quirky Ways I Love That Walt Disney World Engages The Senses

I love Walt Disney World, since I was a little girl it has been a place of refuge for me where the outside world just melts away. Disney has a way of engaging all of your senses to create unique experiences that truly transport you to different worlds. I realize that some of my favorite things may be a little quirky, none the less here they are.

runDisney Motivates Me To Be Better

My friends know that I'll come up with just about any reason for a Walt Disney World vacation, but recently I've dedicated myself to one of my craziest plans yet. yes indeed - I signed up to run the 2018 Princess Half Marathon. Coming out of a long term health crisis I needed motivation to regain my previous fitness and stamina. So why did I chose to runDisney rather than complete a race closer to home? Sure - a fabulous vacation surrounding the race weekend was part of it, but runDisney provides more than just a stretch of road.

The Spitting Gargoyle at Impressions de France

Every now and then I come across a Disney tidbit that I probably should have know but escaped me. My most recent trip held one of these rediscovered gems when my friends and I went in search of the much overlooked "Spitting Gargoyle." We found him stoically waiting for us in the lobby of Impressions des France.

Paying Homage To The Filmmakers at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Since the earliest days of film, makers have been driven to believe that fantasies can come true and that we can create our own reality. The legendary movie studios that mad their home in Hollywood, California were full of such dreamers, dedicated filmmakers who lived to share their visions with the world. Walt Disney himself once said that "Movies are a medium of expression like a symphony orchestra, or a painter's brush or canvas." Disney's Hollywood Studios pays homage to those artists who capture their glittering dreams by technological magic.

2016 Food & Wine Festival Photo Hunt Images

A couple of weeks ago I posted a challenge to my readers to join me in our 2016 Food & Wine Festival Photo Hunt. Well, I'm back from my trip and thought I would share some of my favorite Photo Hunt shots with you. I had a fantastic time hunting down the perfect pictures for the list during my vacation, so sit back and check out just a bit of the festival fun shots!

Tomorrowland Refurbishment Brings A Bright New Color Scheme

Unlike most of the Lands in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland is always fighting against time to stay current and ahead of it all in this modern age. This has lead to a bit of personality disorder as the overall themeing and attractions seem to get switched up more than anyplace else. Apparently it's about that time again, and Tomorrowland is getting a facelift.