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Jay Rasulo, Disney’s Chief Financial Officer, Stepping Down at End of June

The Walt Disney Company's chief financial officer Jay Rasulo will step down at the end of the month according to CEO Bob Iger. Rasulo was passed over for the chief operating officer job back in February when that position went to Tom Staggs.

Disney Parks and Resorts Surveying Guests about Possible Change in Ticket Pricing

If you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation you already know that a one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom for guests ages 10 and older is $105 plus tax. A one-day ticket to the other three theme parks is $97 plus tax. But could those prices be changing?

Allergy-Friendly Menus Coming to Quick Service and Table Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort has started to introduce allergy-friendly menus at nearly 120 quick service and table service locations. The menus were being rolled out at the table service restaurants on April 14 and will be at other table service and quick service spots by September.

The Walt Disney Company Names Tom Staggs Chief Operating Officer

The Walt Disney Company has named Tom Staggs the Chief Operating Officer. Staggs was the Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and will continue to lead the Parks and Resorts division while also working in his new role. A successor is expected to be named to take over the Parks and Resorts division at a later date.

Agreement between Disney Parks and Mylan Inc to Provide EpiPen Access in Theme Parks

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Mylan Inc, the maker of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr, recently signed a multi-year agreement that will provide guests with access to EpiPes in Disney's domestic theme parks and on Disney Cruise Line ships.

Tickets on Sale Now for 2015 D23 Expo

Tickets are on sale for the 2015 D23 Expo which will take place August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The D23 Expo is the largest Disney fan event in the world, celebrating all facets of Disney entertainment including The Walt Disney Studios (including Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm), Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Consumer Products, Disney media networks, and Disney Interactive.

In 2013 more than 65,000 Disney fans gathered for the third annual D23 Expo.

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.

Disney Parks and Resorts Inspire New Line of Coffee from Joffrey’s

Even if you can't wake up at your favorite Disney theme park or hotel every morning you can enjoy a cup of coffee inspired by those locations thanks to Joffrey's.

The Tampa, Florida based specialty roasting company recently introduced the Disney Parks and Resorts Specialty Coffee Collection featuring nine blends inspired by the theme parks and hotels.

Joffrey's head roastmaster collaborated with top Disney chefs to create the specialty blends.

Walt Disney World Works to Share the Magic Beyond the Theme Parks in Central Florida

Walt Disney World Resort employs nearly 70,000 cast members in Central Florida and they are committed to investing in the community and improving life in the area.

The contributions to the local community include millions of dollars in taxes for local governments, leadership on community issues, and support of non-profit organizations through thousands of volunteer hours by cast members.

Disney Executive Who Oversaw Development of MyMagic+ Set to Leave Walt Disney Company in July

The Walt Disney Company executive who headed the development of the MyMagic+ program is leaving the company.

Nick Franklin has been with The Walt Disney Company since 1996 and is the longest-serving member of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts executive committee.

A Disney spokesperson said the decision to leave the company was Franklin's and he is planning to help other companies use innovation the way he did with Disney.

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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Welcome New Disney Ambassadors

For 50 years the Disney Ambassador Program has been a tradition within the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

The first Disney Ambassador, Julie Reihm Casaletto, was hand-picked by Walt Disney and introduced during the 10th anniversary of Disneyland. The ambassadors represent the theme parks in their community and around the world, in addition to hosting VIP guests.

Recently the 2015-2016 Disney Ambassadors were announced at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

5 Reasons To Visit Walt Disney World This Summer

We think that anytime is a good time for a Walt Disney World vacation, but this Summer may be just the time you've been waiting for to take your next trip! There's been a lot going on over the past few years with construction, and beta tests of many new systems but much of that has finally come to fruition. It is Disney, and just as soon as one major project is finished there's sure to be a new one started - but if you've been waiting around for "the best" time to visit - wait no more!

A Quick Guide To Walt Disney World's MyMagic+

The Walt Disney Company has a long history of innovation, and after many years of speculation on the next generation of projects they have rolled out a collection of groundbreaking tools to make it easier than ever for guests to create a personal and customized experience. MyMagic+ is a new way for all Walt Disney World guests to experience more of the magic by connecting nearly all aspects of the Walt Disney World vacation experience, and beginning right at home.

Previewing The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The last bit of the New Fantasyland is still under construction at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, but each day fans get a little closer to getting to ride on the "Seven Dwarfs Mine Train." The opening date is set for "later this Spring" but when exactly we still don't know. Walls have been down and a there were even some test riders recently. The rock-work is getting its finishing touches and the top of the mountain planted.