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Disneyland Resort Environmental Honor




Contact: Jill Bicknell, (408) 720-8811

CASQA Recognizes Disneyland Resort for Stormwater Treatment Program
Awards Ceremony to Acknowledge Excellence in Stormwater Quality Management

ANAHEIM, Calif. – October 28, 2010 — The California Stormwater Quality Association
(CASQA) will present an award to the Disneyland Resort at the sixth annual CASQA
Stormwater Conference awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at the Westin Mission
Hills in Rancho Mirage.

Disneyland Resort will receive the award for Outstanding Stormwater BMP Implementation
Program for its holistic approach in developing and implementing a master water quality
management plan in partnership with the City of Anaheim. This master plan supports the
environmental legacy of Walt Disney and the long term vision for sustainable programs
throughout the resort. The Resort began implementing best practices based on its master plan
this past year through state-of-the-art development at the resort. With new equipment and
development in place, stormwater can be treated, captured and detained on the property, and
stormwater discharge will be reduced.

“Our commitment to preserving the environment dates back to Walt Disney who truly valued
conservation efforts,” said Frank Dela Vara, director of Environmental Affairs at the Disneyland
Resort. “As we grow and expand, one of the ways we continue to build on this legacy is by
investing in new technologies, systems and processes that improve water quality. We are
honored to receive this award and look forward to continuing to develop innovative practices that
help sustain our environment and support our core business values, because it is the right thing to

Four other CASQA stormwater management awards will include:
• The Outstanding Sustainable Stormwater Project award, presented to the Cucamonga
Valley Water District for its Frontier Project.
• The Outstanding Stormwater BMP Implementation Project award, presented to the Los
Angeles & San Gabriel River Valley Rivers Watershed Council for its Elmer Avenue
Retrofit Demonstration project.
• The Outstanding Stormwater News, Information, Outreach and Media award, presented
to the City of Los Angeles for its Stormwater Public Education program.
• An Honorable Mention for the Outstanding Stormwater BMP Implementation Project
award, presented to the City of Santa Monica for the Bicknell Avenue Green Street

“The Awards Committee evaluated how creative and innovative organizations could be as they
addressed stormwater and environmental challenges in their communities. The Disneyland
Resort program embodies both best practices and creative concepts in stormwater management,
and is a model for other organizations. We recognize its success, innovation and dedication to

the improvement of stormwater quality in California,” said Jill Bicknell, awards committee chair.
The CASQA awards program identifies and recognizes creative approaches, outstanding
projects, best practices and exemplary accomplishments in the field of stormwater quality
management. CASQA awards can be given to both public and private projects and individuals
from public agencies and private businesses. A CASQA member must nominate award
candidates, and candidates are evaluated on demonstrated excellence, ingenuity, creativity,
professionalism and documented results. Awards may be made at local, regional and statewide


The California Stormwater Quality Association, founded in 1989, helps develop
stormwater management programs and regulations that are technically and economically feasible,
provide significant environmental benefits and effect compliance with State and Federal laws. Through
its efforts to improve stormwater management practices, CASQA is on its way to creating cleaner
waterways and beaches throughout California.

The association collaborates with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the California
State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards, municipalities,
special districts and businesses to achieve effective stormwater quality management programs in
California. Membership consists of individuals and groups from government agencies, businesses,
science organizations, development groups and construction groups. For more information about
CASQA or to become a member, please visit


Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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