Disney World Resorts is celebrating it’s 50 year Anniversary… and DJ Lus is down in Orlando learning all about how the parks are honoring this special occasion and what’s new to come! Plus… he got to chat all about the new family-thrill coaster Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, coming to EPCOT later this month. Scroll below to listen to DJ Lus’ interviews with some of the Disney World Resorts staff members!

  • EPCOT Transformation with Kartika Rodriguez

    EPCOT is transforming with distinctly Disney touches, while at the same time enhancing what makes the park so special. Discover what’s still to come during its multi-year transformation.

    Kartika Rodriguez, the Vice President of EPCOT, stopped by to chat with us about the transformation. She oversees all elements of the business, from the day-to-day operation of the park to the current transformation of EPCOT, the largest growth
    project in the park’s history.


  • Remy's Ratatouille Adventure with Andrea Wolowitz

    Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a new attraction located in World Showcase at EPCOT. Feel like you’ve shrunk down to Chef Remy’s size for a 4D culinary adventure based on the Disney and Pixar film Ratatouille. In this 4D ride experience, you get to join Chef Remy on a daring culinary caper that will captivate all your senses as you zip, dash and scurry through the bustling kitchen, dining room and walls of Gusteau’s famous Paris restaurant.

    Andrea Wolowitz, a Marketing Strategy Manager at Walt Disney World, stopped by to chat all about the new attraction. She is responsible for the marketing strategy for new and existing product at EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. In addition, she develops the marketing
    strategy and go to market plans for Festivals at EPCOT.


  • Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary with Kathleen Hill

    Throughout this incredible 18 month celebration that kicked off in October, guests discover classic favorites and new adventures across
    The Most Magical Place on Earth. Step into a celebratory scene with dazzling decorations, new looks for Mickey, Minnie and Friends and magical touches at all 4 theme parks and beyond. One specific attraction includes the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection: across all 4 theme parks, 50 golden characters wait to be discovered during The World’s Most Magical Celebration! Seasonally at night, the Walt Disney World theme park icons transform into magnificent Beacons of Magic, calling everyone to join in “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”

    Kathleen Hill, a Marketing Strategy Manager for Walt Disney World Resort, is responsible for strategic marketing plans for The Walt Disney World brand as well as site-wide celebrations, including the recent 50th Anniversary celebration. She chatted with DJ Lus all about how each of the parks are honoring this special occasion.


  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind with Evan Miga

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a new family-thrill attraction located in Word Discovery at EPCOT, launching May 27th! This features the first ever reverse-launch on a Disney coaster and is one of the largest fully-enclosed coasters in the world. A new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering, this coaster rotates 360 degrees so you can focus on the action. Begin your adventure by touring the Galaxarium—a planetarium-like exhibition showcasing the similarities and differences between Xandar and Earth’s galaxies. You’ll even get to discover some of the incredible wonders of Xandar and learn about their technology. And, just as you are about to reach the culmination of the tour, everything goes sideways, and you are called into action to help the Guardians of the Galaxy. Join Rocket, Groot, Gamora, and Star-Lord on an urgent mission where you’ll rewind, rotate and head
    towards the action through an exciting space pursuit.

    Evan Miga, Art Director for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind as part of Walt Disney World Imagineering, spoke all about the process behind the five year long project.


  • Harmonious with Mark Huffman

    The heart of the Epcot transformation comes to life with Harmonious, one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for Disney Parks. The show is a beautifully crafted medley of classic Disney music and visuals reinterpreted by a culturally diverse group of 240 artists from all around the world. It brings an innovative combination of floating giant screens, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers in a 360-degree view. Enter amazing worlds inspired by Moana, Aladdin, Coco, Brave, The Lion King, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog and other classic stories.

    Mark Huffman, a Show Director at EPCOT, spoke with DJ Lus all about this incredible new show.