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[31 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Introducing Duffy the Disney Bear

Walt Disney World passholders will have the opportunity to get to know “Duffy the Disney Bear” during a special presentation at The Odyssey at Epcot. Duffy, who will soon become a regular in the meet & greet circuit at EPCOT, is a teddy bear known for sailing around the world with Mickey Mouse & has been wildly popular in Disney’s Tokyo parks. In the U.S., Duffy made regular appearances at Disney’s” Teddy Bear & Doll Weekend” and is spotted occasionally at the “Once Upon a Toy” store in Downtown Disney. …

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[31 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Removes Fantasmic Dragon after Malfunction

Anyone who has seen Fantasmic in the past year is bound to remember the 45-foot-tall, 18,000-pound dragon that ominously breaths fire while swinging its head wildly over the Rivers of America stage. Sleeping Beauty’s notorious villain Maleficent transforms into the beast, but after an incident this past weekend the dragon may have been defeated by “technical difficulties” indefinitely. Disneyland officials are being vague about the malfunction but claim to be working on the issue.

“The dragon in Fantasmic experienced a technical issue last Saturday night,” wrote Disney spokeswoman Betsy Sanchez. …

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[30 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
New Disney XD Series to Premiere September 22

Disney Channel’s sister station Disney XD will debute a new comedy called “Pair of Kings” September 22 at 8 PM EST.
Feautring some familiar faces from the Disney Channel, Doc Shaw of “Hannah Montana” and Mitchel Musso from “The Suite Life on Deck,” “Pair of Kings” is set to premiere in royal fashion.
The show will center around a pair of fraternal twins who learn they are heirs to a strange kindgom called Kinkow. The brothers have to relocate from Chicago to their strange new world which is …

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[29 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Fish Hooks to Premier on Disney Channel 9/24

Another new show is about to take root on the Disney Channel! Fish Hooks will be premiering at 9pm ET on September 24th, 2010, with an 11-minute preview airing after Camp Rock 2 on September 3rd.
The animated series, created and co-produced by kids book illustrator and author Noah Z. Jones, will focus on three tween fish, Milo, Bea, and Oscar, as they go through (fish) high school. Another interesting tidbit: the series will be produced using both digital animation and photo collage (shades of Charlie and Lola).
The show’s cast …

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[29 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
New “Hannah Montana” DVD To Be Released in November

Just who is Hannah Montana? A new DVD from the Disney Channel and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment promises to answer that question.
“Hannah Montana Forever” features a one hour episode starring Miley Cyrus of the Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana.” The description of the DVD promises that “the whole world will watch as Hannah takes the wig off…for good!” Also, the description is calling this “the must-have series collection that includes all of Hannah’s biggest moments when she takes off the wig and shares her true …

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[29 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Eisner Could Take Charge at Chicago Tribune

While the Tribune Co. is currently in bankruptcy, former Disney chief Michael Eisner has quietly become a candidate for chairmanship of the post-bankruptcy company.
In an online story Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune said that creditors have had preliminary talks with Eisner — who told Variety that he’s been buying Tribune Co. debt — and other executives about taking over the company chairmanship. The new exec at the helm will replace Sam Zell, who landed the Tribune in bankruptcy one year after his buyout of the company.
Upon emergence from bankruptcy, it is …

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[29 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney World’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival By the Numbers

Only a month and a few days until the Epcot Food & Wine Festival launches it’s 15th year in Disney World! The event is a panoply of celebrity chefs, famous vintners, experts on everything food and beverage, and more. This year, the Festival celebrates 15 Years of Delicious Discoveries from October 1-November 14, 2010.
Guests can take part in hundreds of culinary and beverage seminars and demonstrations, celebrity chef dinners, food-related evening events, dessert parties, and more. Returning to the festival this year are the extremely popular World Showcase promenade booths, …

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[29 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney World Employees Receive Over $400K In Back Pay

Sixty-nine employees of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts received some good news this past week. The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor recovered $433,819 in back wages for a group of inventory control clerks working within the Disney Parks’ Food and Beverage Department.
An investiation by the division revealed the clerks were not being paid for their work before and after scheduled shifts, as well as work they completed from home and during lunch and meal breaks. Disney does have rules in place …

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[28 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Sneek Peak of New Disney Channel Series “My Family Tree”

Genealogy and geography are set to come together in a new Disney Channel series to premiere in November. “My Family Tree” will showcase kids from around the country engagingly reporting on their interesting ancestors and roots.
Camera crews for the future series were recently spotted in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with the Gerry family. Though living in Florida, the Gerrys can trace their lineage back to Elbridge Gerry, who was a Marblehead navtive and the fifth vice president of the United States. Noah Gerry, the twelve-year-old star of …

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[28 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
2011 Miss America Contestants Spend Time in Walt Disney World

Spirited pagaent princesses took the Magic Kingdom by storm recently, recording segments for the 2011 Miss America Pageant broadcast set to take place Jan. 15, 2011, in Las Vegas. Miss Alabama 2010 Ashley Davis, of Dothan, Ala.; Miss Virginia 2010 Caitlin Uze, of Arlington, Va.; and Miss Iowa 2010 Pauli Mayfield, of Davenport, Iowa were just a few of the lucky girls to stop & share a girly giggle with Minnie Mouse.

The Disney Parks Blog gave us a look into all of the fun!

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