Tag: Joe Rohde

First Hand Account of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa Opening Day

First Hand Account of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa Opening Day

| September 1, 2011 | Reply

Excitement has been growing in the Disney fan community for the opening of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii.  On Monday, August 29th the first stand alone Disney resort not connected with a theme park opened to the public.  One of our Hawaiian DISboards members, Jeff Oh (DISboards username mkymsehi), was on hand for the opening, […]

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Disney Parks and Resorts Update Ongoing Projects At D23 Expo…

Disney Parks and Resorts Update Ongoing Projects At D23 Expo…

| August 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

But don’t announce anything new.  Of course, Disney Parks and Resorts had a significant presence at the 2011 D23 Expo.  At the 2009 D23 Expo, Disney first announced the re-imagineering of Star Tours and an expansion of Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland.  Therefore, expectations were high for the announcement of what’s to come for the Disney […]

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Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa References Former Adventurer’s Club

Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa References Former Adventurer’s Club

| July 22, 2011 | 2 Replies

John Magi and Kevin Klose of the DIS Unplugged and Dreams Unlimited Travel had an exclusive tour of Disney’s newest Disney Vacation Club property in the Ko Olina resort area of Oahu, Hawaii.  During the tour they had a one on one interview with Walt Disney Imagineer Jeanette Lomboy, Senior Show Producer for Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa.  […]

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Video: Disney Executives Discuss New DVC Property Aulani

Video: Disney Executives Discuss New DVC Property Aulani

| October 14, 2010 | 5 Replies

Disney released a video where Joe Rohde, Senior Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, discusses the story behind Aulani, the Disney Vacation Club property currently under construction in Hawai’i.  Djuan Rivers, Vice President for Disney Vacation Club and Resort in Hawai’i, says the resort is meant to be a reflection of Hawai’i culture. Disney’s Aulani […]

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Just Who Exactly Is Harrison Hightower III?

Just Who Exactly Is Harrison Hightower III?

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Replies

The strange case of the disappearing Harrison Hightower III and the reappearing Walt Disney Imagineer Tokyo DisneySea has a stunning version of the Tower of Terror that is the focal point of the American Waterfront port.  However, Tokyo’s Tower of Terror is unique among Disney Parks.  Instead of the Twilight Zone, its story focuses on […]

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Why World Traveler Samantha Brown Still Loves Disney Parks

Why World Traveler Samantha Brown Still Loves Disney Parks

| February 6, 2010 | 6 Replies

Samantha Brown, host of “Samantha Brown’s Great Weekends” on the Travel Channel, is a favorite of DIS Unplugged listeners and readers.  This is in part because she is a self-proclaimed Disney fan, and has filmed numerous episodes at the Disney parks and resorts.  Samantha is celebrating her Tenth Anniversary on the Travel Channel with four […]

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 10th Anniversary Celebration

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 10th Anniversary Celebration

| April 22, 2008 | 18 Replies

It’s hard to believe that the Animal Kingdom is 10 years old.  I was there for opening day and to say this park has grown in the past 10 years would be an understatement.  New rides, shows, attractions and restaurants have all been welcome improvements to a park that started out feeling less than complete […]

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