Remember the Magic
Today’s the day — another year, another new magical moment begins at Disney World. And this year, it’s the Disney Magical Moments, bringing a big (yet at the same time, rather modest) selection of new character “moments” and entertainments. Needless to say, there was nothing modest about the anticipated media launch event, which took place 12-12-12 and included the usual blow-out grand opening show and fireworks to round things off.
I want to take a moment today to thank all of you – our guests and fans – for the support and loyalty you've shown Disney for the last 6 years. I also want to thank and recognize the cast members who work hard every day to make the Disney World a place of “joy and inspiration for all the world.” You truly create happiness, and I am proud of the work you do.
I will be celebrating the day surrounded by guests and cast members, including some of the original cast members who worked with Walt Disney as he created Walt Disney Company. I look forward to hearing their stories and adding to my memory bank today. I hope that you are also able to look back on great memories of your visits to Disney parks and know that your memories are cherished pieces of our history.
Here’s to the next 6!
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~Walt Disney
September 10, 2011 (09-10-11) Walt Disney kicked off its 5th anniversary celebration with an elaborate media event and ceremony in front of a newly decorated Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Today is the last day of our celebration for our 5th Anniversary.. :(
But don't you worry, "When one thing ends, another thing begins." Because starting tomorrow, we will begin to celebrate our MAGICAL MOMENTS! as we start our 6th Anniversary celebration!
In the mean time, let's take a look back, once more, on what happened this (5th) year ;)
Here's the theme song used in our "Celebrate Today: 5 Years of Magic"
During our 5th Anniversary celebration, we introduced to you a new Disney parade incorporated the new 'What Will You Celebrate?' promotion.
The audio version of 'Celebrate! A Dream Come True Parade'
5th Anniversary Recap
Here are some of the other stories we worked on all-year.
Disney World re-dedication ceremony - 3 years after the original dedication on a live television broadcast, Disney World was rededicated in a moving ceremony on Mickey Zone World.
Disney Fairies in Pixie Hollow - A 3-Day celebration were Tinkerbell and other Disney Fairies welcomed guests to create a fairy adventure.
Disney Princess: Rapunzel's Royal Celebration - Disney officially welcomed Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a high profile, star-studded celebration, which took place in front of a global audience at Kensington Palace in London.
Disney's Halloween Time - It's the first time Disney World will spooks to haunt, many brand new — you could say “Nightmarish” — ones creep out from the woodwork…
Duffy the Disney Bear arrives in Disney World - Newest character, Duffy the Disney Bear made his much anticipated debut. But who’s Duffy you might ask? He’s Mickey’s very own teddy bear….made with love by Minnie herself.
Disney's Christmas Time - Special holiday offerings include amazing seasonal décor, meet and greets with Santa Claus and Duffy the Disney Bear, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and much more.
6th Disney Awards - An annual ceremony to honor the best of Disney on 2011.
Give A Day, Get A Disney Day - A new promotion to perform a day of volunteer service at a participating organization in 2012 and you’ll receive a free, one-magical day.
Walt Disney Games 2012 - An annual event were 4 teams of 32 participants from across the Disney World gathered in Disney 's Wide Sport Complex to compete to become this year's champion.
Walt Disney Princess 2012 - Walt Disney Princess is a special event which held every three years (December 9) run by the Walt Disney Company.
THE RESULTS ARE IN! After counting the votes through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, here are the official winners of this year's Walt Disney Princess:
Best in Gown
Best Screen Kiss
Walt Disney Princess (2012)
And we're down to our last and definitely the most important award of all....
Who will be crown as this year's WALT DISNEY PRINCESS?
[To give you an idea, the past winners of Walt Disney Princess are: Belle (2006) & Jasmine (2009)]
Here are the ten Disney Princess battling for the crown...
And the Walt Disney Princess for 2012 is..... *drum-roll*
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the this year's Walt Disney Princess! And to all of you who participate and voted for our lovely Disney Princess. Join us again in the next 3 years:
WALT DISNEY PRINCESS 2015!
These princesses will be battling each other for the title of the "Walt Disney Princess 2012".
You're invited to a very special royal occasion — Starting today, you can join the fun online and vote for your favorite Disney Princess! You can vote through our facebook now through December 9, 2012 at 12 noon.
CAST YOUR VOTES NOW!