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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
New Game Inspired by “Toy Story 3” Being Added to Park’s Popular “Midway Mania” Attraction

In an announcement made earlier today by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director for Disney Parks, was revealed “Rex & Trixie’s Dino Darts,” a new game being added to the popular “Toy Story Midway Mania” attraction. Starting in May guests at both Disney’s California Adventure and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to experience the new game, featuring characters from the upcoming Disney Pixar feature “Toy Story 3.”
Smith described the attraction; “The new Toy Story Mania! game, called “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts,” will involve shooting virtual darts at all …

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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Captain EO Headed Back to it’s Original Home, EPCOT in Walt Disney World

After a popular reopening this past February in California’s Disneyland, Captain EO is ready to spread it’s futuristic nostalgia across Disney parks worldwide. Set to celestially transport guests in Disneyland Paris & Tokyo Disneyland this coming June, the announcement many fans were waiting for came today; Captain EO is returning to Walt Disney World! Thomas Smith, social media director for Disney Parks, made the announcement today that starting July 2nd Captain EO will return to EPCOT, which originally housed Captain EO during it’s debut run.
“I remember enjoying ‘Captain EO’ …

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[28 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
New Toy Story 3 Internet Trailer

Check out this newly released internet trailer about your favorite Pixar pals — the Toy Story crew!

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[24 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
Disney Announces Monsters Inc. 2 & the Return of the Muppets

During a recent press briefing, studios chairman Rich Ross announced that Disney’s Pixar division is currently producing “Monster’s Inc. 2,” the sequel to a highly popular original which grossed $525 million worldwide after its release in November 2001. Right in time for the 2012 holiday season, “Monster’s Inc. 2” is scheduled for a November 16th, 2012 release.
Another exciting reveal for Disney fans is that of a new Muppets character, Walter. Ross announced at the Burbank headquarters that he was ready to greenlight a new movie featuring the Muppets & …

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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Cast Members Help to ‘Lighten Up’ Energy Use

In an effort to embed environmental conservancy into the everyday actions of Walt Disney World cast members & guests, Disney has put a spotlight on managing energy resources effectively, minimizing waste, and conserving water. Through a series of science-based programs & policies, Disney cast members participate to potentially conserve enough electricity to power more than 1,000 homes for a year.
By replacing over 1,000 theatrical spotlights and floodlights across the WDW Resort with longer-lasting bulbs, including LED lights in some fixtures, popular attractions like Rock n’ Roller Coaster, Living with …

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[22 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
News About Disney’s Wizard of Oz Prequel

News is trickling in about Disney’s new Wizard of Oz prequel!
Sam Mendes — a top pick for director who holds an academic understanding of children’s fantasy literature — will soon be meeting with Rich Ross and other Disney Studios executives to discuss the film, and Robert Downey Jr. is a favorite to play the Wizard himself.
The film would follow in the footsteps of Alice in Wonderland and be shot in 3-D, as the “Oz” set would benefit from the “z-axis” technology in the same way Alice did.
The film is being …

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[20 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
UK’s Cheryl Cole Could be the Next Disney Star

Cheryl Cole is set to be the new face of Disney. Hitting it big in the UK, in talks with Simon Cowell to judge on the American version of X Factor, and wowing Disney execs while shooting a recent music video, the starlet was recently described to the Daily Mirror newspaper as, “the full package. She’s got it all – brains, beauty, and a hint of bolshyness. It’s unbelievable the amount of interest she stirred up in the Disney Studios following her recent trips to Los Angeles.”
Cole is best known …

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[19 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Combining Two Great American Traditions, Baseball & Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is going to the All-Star game! In the tradition of other famous Mickey men in baseball; Mickey Mantle, Mickey Lolich, & Mickey Tettleton just to name a few, Mickey Mouse can now be added to that famous roster. In a new collaboration between the Major League Baseball Properties and Disney Consumer Products a line of 36 MLB-themed Mickey statuettes, along with other apparel & merchandise, has been revealed. Slated to be featured during the 2010 MLB All-Star Week festivities between July 9th-13th in Anaheim, the link between two …

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[17 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Help the World’s Coral Reefs, See Disneynature’s Newest Film ‘Oceans’

Disneynature has promised to make a donation in honor of everyone who sees their new film ‘Oceans’ during it’s opening week; April 22nd – 28th. Pre-sale ticket numbers have been booming with 400,000 already sold, saving more than 790 acres of protected marine area in The Bahamas so far. Disney’s “See ‘Oceans,’ Save Oceans” initiative falls right in time for Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd.
“With 400,000 tickets sold so far, Disneynature’s second film is making a huge splash and saving coral reefs along the way — and ‘Oceans’ …

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[16 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri to Kickoff Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival

Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival runs this year between April 16th – May 31st, kicking off events with complimentary food demonstrations & an autograph session is celebrity chef & Food Network personality Guy Fieri. Fieri will be featured on the Festival’s main stage in Sunshine Plaza on Friday, April 16th & Saturday, April 17th.
“Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival is a great time,” Fieri said. “Of course the kids love Disneyland, but now this is something extra for the adults. It’s incredible chefs, great wines from around the …