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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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Disney's Butterfly Conservation At Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney Company is committed to outstanding environmental stewardship and using their efforts to help reverse species declines around the globe. Stewardship starts at home though, and through partnerships with other conservation organizations they are making an impact. One such effort include the Disney Butterfly Conservation that guests may notice going on across Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts.

Water: A Disney Tale Of The Savanna At Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is a unique resort that allows guests the experience of getting close to the African savanna without ever leaving central Florida. A centerpiece of this experience is the Arusha Savanna and Arusha Rock Overlook, where guests can venture out closer and view the resort's impressive collection of African wildlife and learn about life on the savanna.

5 Ways To De-stress On A Walt Disney World Vacation

Happy Stress Awareness Day! Have you been agitated recently, did filing your taxes take its toll on your mental health? Obviously that means it's time for your to head off on another Walt Disney World vacation. Once you to get there, Disney has plenty of ways for you to relax, unwind, and destress. Here are a few of our favorite ways chill out on your next Disney vacation.

Lighthouse Memorial At Disney's Grand Floridian

Nestled amongst swaying palms on the shore of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, attentive guests will come across a charming blue and gold lighthouse with two blue stars statue. A lovely piece of art, the only clue to the reason for its presence is a plaque saying "Presented by The Lane Thomas Foundation, A Beacon of Hope, A Light of Love."

Discovering The Sagittaria In Pandora: The World of Avatar

Guests of Disney's Animal Kingdom have the opportunity to explore a unique place that is truly out of this world. Pandora: The World of Avatar is an exciting place designed to be a foreign ecosystem of floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences.

The ESPN Wide World of Sports 2019 Pro Bowl Experience

For the third consecutive year the darlings of professional football will make their way to Orlando for a week-long festival of fun at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The interactive festival of all things football and fandom culminates in the 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon on Sunday, January 27, at Orlando's Camping World Stadium.

Serka Zong Mani Shrine & Wall At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Within the exotic lands of Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will encounter the quaint Himalayan village of Serka Zong. This weather worn outpost offers a more foreboding feeling than other areas of Anandapur, the meaning of its name "Fortress of the Chasm." The pathways guests walk through this space are flanked by aging stone structures, intricately carved wall shrines, and prayer flags fluttering overhead.

Watch ‘Mickey’s Boo-To-You’ Halloween Parade Live Sunday, Sept. 9

You may have heard me say now and again that I'm not really a parade person, except when it comes to the 'Mickey's Boo To You' Halloween Parade. This is my favorite Disney Parade because it's packed with unique characters and performances that you just can't see anywhere else. I'm excited to share that #DisneyParksLIVE will be streaming the marching extravaganza Live Sunday, Sept. 9.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 2018 Special Event Card For Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Disney Parks Blog has announce the 2018 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card. The event spell card, exclusively available to Halloween Party Guests has been a year after year favorite for card collectors.

Watch Fourth of July Fireworks #DisneyParksLIVE Tonight!

Happy Independence Day U.S.A.! It's a star-spangled holiday all across the country, and the Disney Parks are no different. If you're stuck at home (like me) instead of touring the Magic Kingdom this year #DisneyParksLIVE has got you covered for fireworks!