news briefs 9/27

It’s Never Too Early for Disney Holiday Fun—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Go behind the scenes of Disney’s upcoming The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and see who’s been added to Epcot’s Candlelight Processional narrator lineup… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Go Behind the Scenes with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Creating a movie …

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Epcot Center Pavilion logos

The Symbolism Behind Epcot’s Symbols

By Michael Crawford When designing Epcot Center, the talented minds at WED Enterprises–now known as Walt Disney Imagineering–made sure that every visual element made guests feel as if they were truly stepping into a community of tomorrow. Take, for example, the contemporary circular symbols designed for Epcot: Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy, Horizons, World of …

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WDA Tomorrowlands exhibit

Inside the new Tomorrowland-themed exhibit at the Walt Disney Studios

By Justin Arthur, Archivist, Walt Disney Archives With the beginning of a new year comes a brand-new exhibit at the Walt Disney Archives. Inspired by one of the original thematic lands of Disneyland, the Archives’ Reading Room has been refreshed to celebrate Tomorrowland. From Man in Space to the Millennium Falcon, The Walt Disney Company …

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Disney Legend Bill Sullivan

5 Fascinating Facts—Disney Legend Bill Sullivan

By Steven Vagnini As we near the 45th anniversary of “The Vacation Kingdom of the World”—Walt Disney World Resort—D23 pays tribute to one of its many celebrated founders: Disney Legend Bill “Sully” Sullivan. Here are five fascinating facts about Bill’s career at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts: 1. Tuning in to ABC on a Sunday …

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Matt, South Pasadena, California

In the film, Dreamfinder, played by Ron Schneider, who served as the original walk-around character in the park, runs through WED Enterprises facilities during the period in which EPCOT Center and Tokyo Disneyland were being created. To our knowledge, the film never played to the public, as Magic Journeys was ready by the time Epcot opened. Portions of …

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