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runDisney Gives Preview of Wine & Dine Half Marathon Finisher Medals

The 2017 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT is scheduled for November 2-5 during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. And just this week runDisney gave guests a preview of the finisher medals for this year's races. Let's check them out!

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot 35th Anniversary Merchandise, Slinky Dog Dash Track, and More

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Today we're checking out the commemorative merchandise for Epcot's 35th anniversary, news about the track for the new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster at Hollywood Studios, and much more!

D23 Announces Slate of Special Events for 2016

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced its slate of special events for 2016. Members will have the chance to attend special events on both coasts in addition to special advance screenings of films in select cities throughout the country.

New I-4 Exit for Disney Springs Opens for Motorists

Guests traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort via Interstate 4 can now use the new ramp that takes them directly to Disney Springs. The ramp on westbound I-4 takes drives right into one of the new parking garages for the shopping, dining, and entertainment district.

Solar Farm to be Built Near Epcot Will Provide Energy to Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort area is going to be home to a new solar farm built by Duke Energy. The solar farm will provide solar power to the resort and will be located on about 20 acres of land near World Drive and Epcot Center Drive.

Articles

Disney History: Epcot's Future World Then & Now

The year was 1982. Nearly two decades after Walt Disney first unveiled his ambitious plan to create an Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow, a theme park created to honor his dream was finally ready to welcome the world through its turnstiles. From EPCOT Center to just EPCOT to Epcot, changes in the name of the park, itself, have signaled Disney's commitment to constant reinvention. Join me on a brief journey from where we started to where we are now.

runDisney Race Recap: Princess Marathon Weekend

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by to read my Princess Half Weekend recap! This was my first time running this event, but my fifth and sixth Disney races, so I feel like I'm getting the hang of this runDisney thing! Today I will focus on the Half Marathon part of the weekend.

Profile of an Imagineer: Rolly Crump

Considered a "true original" even among Disney Imagineers, Rolly Crump has had a hand in some of the most popular Disney animated features as well as attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Profile of an Imagineer: Claude Coats

A background painter, color stylist, and concept designer, Claude Coats worked with The Walt Disney Company for over 50 years. Known as the "gentle giant" because of his towering stature -- he was 6 feet, 6 1/8 inches-tall -- Coats worked on some of Disney Studio's most iconic animated features and helped bring Disneyland, Disney World, and other parks to life.

Coats was born on January 17, 1913 in San Francisco, California and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1934. After studying at the Chouinard Art Institute Coats joined The Walt Disney Studios in 1935.

Profile of an Imagineer: Roger Broggie

Roger Broggie was the first Walt Disney Imagineer. A mechanical genius who embodied the spirit of Disney Imagineering with his ability to blend creative imagination and technical knowledge, Broggie was a close friend of Walt Disney. He helped lay the groundwork for Disneyland and the other Disney parks that followed.

Extinct Epcot: Kitchen Kabaret Revue

Continuing our tour through some of EPCOT Center's original, and now extinct, attractions, we now take a look back at Kitchen Kabaret Revue.

Extinct Epcot: World of Motion

We're continuing our look back at Epcot's extinct attractions with the World of Motion, located in Epcot Future World East - home of today's Test Track.

History of Horizons at EPCOT Center

"If we can dream it, we can do it." That's the mantra of the classic Horizons attraction at the EPCOT Center of the 1980s and 1990s.