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Get the Picture: Foolproof Tips from a Disney Photographer

We’re asking Disney photographers from around the world for their best tips and tricks in our new series, Get the Picture. From what time of day to shoot Cinderella Castle to interesting angles at Castaway Cay, learn how to create picture-perfect moments wherever you are! In this edition, we asked Walt Disney Archives Photo Editor and regular Disney twenty-three…

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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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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 afternoon changed…

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Disneyland Flag Retreat ceremony

The Disneyland Flag Retreat—A Time-Honored Tribute on Main Street, U.S.A.

By Steven Vagnini

“I get red, white, and blue at times,” Walt Disney once said, expressing his deep love for America. Walt’s passion for his country was made especially evident during the official dedication ceremonies for Disneyland, when, standing just a few feet away from the American flag in Town Square, he proclaimed, “Disneyland is dedicated to the…

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Mickey's Christmas Carol through Windows of Main Street

Mickey’s Christmas Carol, as told on Main Street, U.S.A.

For decades, families have enjoyed the Emporium’s whimsical window displays on Main Street, U.S.A., both at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. One of the most memorable of these is a series of vignettes telling the story of Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983), the Academy Award®-nominated featurette based on the classic tale by Charles Dickens.

Here, we present a…

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