Disneyland and Walt Disney World Ambassadors

D23 Fab Five: Disney Ambassadors Share Their Disney Favorites

By Beth Deitchman

Since 1965, when Walt Disney himself selected the first Disney Ambassador—Julie Reihm Casaletto, who was inducted as a Disney Legend at D23 Expo 2015—these “Emissaries of Goodwill” have acted as official hosts to Resort guests and are frequently official spokespeople for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. For someone who loves Disney, it kind…

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35 Things We Love About Epcot

When Walt Disney began work on EPCOT, or Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, he envisioned a “living blueprint of the future”—a city that would demonstrate all the imagination and ingenuity America had to offer the world. Walt’s original vision of EPCOT may not have come to fruition, but a theme park with much the same inspiration opened 35 years ago…

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Illuminations: Reflections of Earth Celebrates 10 Years of Magic

Several years before the turn of the millennium, long-time Disney entertainment consultant Don Dorsey was brought on to be involved in the development of a new type of fireworks. Disney’s new environmentally friendly “air launch” technology would use compressed air instead of black powder under the shell, and it was Don’s job to help the team understand the creative…

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