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The Walt Disney Company Announces Details for Shanghai Disney Resort

The Walt Disney Company has released more details for the Shanghai Disney Resort at a recent media event in the Shanghai Expo Center. A scale model of the resort was unveiled showcasing the resort's two hotels, Disneytown, and the six themed lands at Shanghai Disneyland.

Paul Candland Named President of The Walt Disney Company Asia

The Walt Disney Company recently announced that Paul Candland was named to the newly created position of president, The Walt Disney Company Asia.

In this position, Candland will have oversight of Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Greater China and will be responsible for driving the company's strategy and business efforts in Asia. Candland, a 16-year Disney veteran, was president of Walt Disney Japan.

Epcot’s Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure Now Using New Smartphones

Agent P's World Showcase Adventure in Epcot is now using new Nokia smartphones from AT&T.

The interactive game had been using Verizon Samsung flip-phones for the last two years. AT&T became the official wireless provider for the Walt Disney World Resort in August 2013.

The new smartphones have a much larger screen than the old flip phones and reportedly the quality of the audio is improved. And since it's a smartphone, it also features a touch screen.

Expansion of Shanghai Disney Resort to be Accelerated to Increase Park Capacity

The Walt Disney Company has reached an agreement with its joint venture partner in China to accelerate the expansion of the Shanghai Disney Resort.

The increased investment agreement with Shanghai Shendi Group will be used for attractions, entertainment, and other offerings to increase capacity at the theme park. Most of the additional construction should be completed by opening day.

The Walt Disney Company Pledges $1 Million in aid to China Earthquake Victims

During an appearance in Beijing, China last weekend, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced that The Walt Disney Company has pledged $1 million in humanitarian aid for the areas affected by the recent deadly earthquake in in China's Southwestern province of Sichuan. The money will be used to rebuild schools in the region.

This is not the first time that Disney has offered to help earthquake victims in China. The company has made donations to the country in 2007 and again in 2010.

International Dragon Boat Festival Taking Place Today at Downtown Disney

It's billed as one of the fastest-growing water sports around, and those heading to Downtown Disney today can see what it's all about. We're talking, of course, about dragon boat racing and the upcoming Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival that will take place today at DD.

Dragon boats take their design inspiration from ancient China. The long boats feature a dragon head and tail plus twenty rowers, a drummer and a steerperson. The goal is for everyone in the boat to work together and in unison to swiftly propel the craft through the water.

Jeweled Dragon Acrobats Perform Daily at Epcot

Disney Parks Blog is reporting that the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats have recently launched a five-shows-daily-five-days-a-week schedule at Epcot.

The troupe has landed in Epcot straight from China and is comprised of two women and six men. All of the acrobats, who range from age 18 to 21, have been training since a young age in their homeland. The group has been performing together professionally for three years.

Catch the amazing acrobatic feats of the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats in the China pavilion.

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5 Spectacular Garden Settings At Walt Disney World Year Round

With the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival starting in just a couple of week, I've got Disney gardens on my mind. But the most lovely thing about the gardens of Walt Disney World is that you don't have to wait for the festival to experience them. 365 days a year s Disney's horticulture team works hard to maintain some of the most impressive environments its guests can dream of.

New Beauty And The Beast Merchandise At The Disney Store

I know that I'm not alone when I say I'm getting excited by sneak peeks I've seen coming for Disney's new live action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The Disney Store is getting in the act with some fan-tastic new merchandise to commemorate the movie! Check out a few of our current favorites.

Disney Gifts for Her Holiday 2016

You've still got time to do a little Christmas shopping online for the Disney lovers in your life. Today we're showcasing five of our favorite gifts for the ladies from the DisneyStore.com, so hop on over and check off that gift list.

Our Favorite Things about Epcot’s China Pavilion

Epcot's China pavilion is one of our favorite spots to visit when we're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of World Showcase. Not only is it home to some gorgeous gardens but you'll also find some good food and unique shopping experiences.

Promenade of Holiday Sweets at Epcot's Holidays Around The World

No matter what time of year you go, Epcot's World Showcase offers guests the opportunity to a stroll through 11 beautiful and unique pavilions representing different countries around the world. One of the highlights for my family is always to snack around the world getting a taste of the flavors that each has to offer. This year for the holiday season sweets treats are taking center stage at Epcot as the pastry chefs of World Showcase countries show off their sugary best starting November 30.

Disney History: Epcot World Showcase Then & Now

One of the areas in Walt Disney World that has remained the most constant since its opening is Future World in Epcot. Of course after 33 years, small changes are evident everywhere, but the broad, sweeping changes that we have observed at other parks have not happened in World Showcase.

Shopping at the House of Good Fortune in Epcot’s China Pavilion

Epcot's China Pavilion is one of the more beautiful locations around World Showcase, and it's also a hidden gem when it comes to great shopping.

When visiting the pavilion, we always stop and take time to explore the garden. The lotus pond in front of the temple is stocked with floating water lilies and other plants and fruit trees, and also features a small waterfall. The area was designed to create a mood of serenity and if you stand there long enough you might feel a sense of calm wash over you.

Snacking Around The World At Epcot Isn’t Just For Food & Wine Festival

Eating your way around World Showcase is a popular way to spend the day during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, but if you've missed this year's event - never fear - you can snack your way through the park all year long. The counter service restaurant located throughout the eleven international pavilions are more than enough to treat a hungry traveler to an exotic buffet that takes all day long to experience.

Epcot's China Pavilion Puts the Temple of Heaven Center Stage

Epcot's World Showcase is home so some beautiful feats of landscaping and architecture. No more so is this apparent than in the tranquil and serene China Pavilion with its exteriors painted in bright colors set against white stone lined walkways and lush green gardens. Soothing traditional music plays throughout the pavilion and the reflecting pond outside beckons guests closer to the temple, where they can enjoy the Circle-Vision 360 film "Reflections of China."