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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Iconic Disney Memorabilia Part of Upcoming Profiles in History Auction

If you’d like to own a piece of Disney history, and you have a spare $30,000 lying around, then I may have just the deal for you.
An dizzying assortment of Hollywood memorabilia, including many truly amazing Disney collectibles, will be offered at Profile in History’s upcoming Winter Auction, Hollywood Auction 43.
With a focus primarily on Hollywood history, the collection will feature a little something for everyone, including Marty McFly’s Hoverboard and Biff’s cane from “Back to the Future II,” as well as props and costumes from the Star Wars and Star Trek …

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
‘Epic Mickey’ Hits Stores Today

 After much anticipation, the wait is over.  The “Epic Mickey” game arrives in stores today.
Available exclusively for the Wii gaming system, the game allows the player to become Mickey, and the adventure takes the world’s most beloved mouse into Wasteland, an alternate universe made up of forgotten rides, animation, and characters.  Armed with paint and pain thinner, the player must make decisions that will ultimately lead Mickey to become an epic hero.
The game, created by legendary Warren Spector, aims to make Mickey fresh to today’s generations, who have only been exposed to the …

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
‘Disney Channel Rocks’ Debuts at Disney California Adventure

The “World of Color”  fountains are now getting a workout during the day.  Over the holiday weekend, Disney California Adventure officially debuted its new show, “Disney Channel Rocks.”
The seventeen-minute show incorporates songs from some of Disney’s most popular tween- and teen-focused works, past and present, including ”Camp Rock,” and  ”High School Musical.”  Also in the show are songs from the TV shows “Shake It Up,” as well as “Hannah Montana,” and “Jonas Brothers.”
The new show will be the first time that the “World of Color” stage and fountains have been used for …

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[29 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Speculation Grows That Australia Will Soon Come to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Land Down Under may be getting much, much closer to Central Florida.
WESH 2 News in Orlando is reporting that Walt Disney World may be expanding yet another one of its theme parks – Animal Kingdom – and that the new land will be themed after the continent of Australia. 
While Disney has not confirmed the rumors, the expansion would certainly complement the current continents represented at Animal Kingdom, Africa and Asia, without competing with any of the World Showcase offerings.
Disney is busy with expansion on all fronts.  Construction continues at …

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[29 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
‘Lights of Winter’ Music Returns to Epcot – Without the Lights

Many fans of the beautiful holiday lights that Epcot used to host were disappointed when some of the most spectacular displays were retired last year by Disney.  But at least the music has returned.
Prior to 2009, guests to the park traveled through more than 30,000 lights that were formed into arches leading from Futureworld into World Showcase. The lights were synchronized with music, as was the nearby Fountain of Nations.
But last year, citing aging technology, Disney announced that the arches would no longer be part of the holiday display.
Cue disappointed fans, …

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[29 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney Channel Cancels “Jonas L.A.”

Emmy-nominated Jonas Brothers‘ sitcom “Jonas L.A.” has been canceled by the Disney Channel after its second season.
After debuting in 2009, Jonas L.A., starring tween heartthrobs The Jonas Brothers, had 4.2 million viewers and was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Children’s Program category.
According to a Disney Channel rep, the show was “concluded as scheduled after two very successful seasons, and all original episodes of its second season have aired.”
The Jonas Brothers will continue to work on Disney projects, including new music projects with Disney’s Hollywood Records, once they …

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[28 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney World Attendance Remained Flat During the Fourth Quarter

Attendance at Walt Disney World parks remained largely unchanged this summer from a year ago, reported Disney on Friday.  According to information obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Disney stated that Florida attendance levels were “within a percentage point” of last year’s totals.
The company began reporting combined attendance levels for its California and Florida theme parks in its fourth fiscal quarter, the first time in at least the last five years that they have chosen to provide the important operating indicator as a combined figure. 
Critics say that combining the attendance totals is …

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[28 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Video:  Disney Cruise Line Commercial Debuts in Theatres this Weekend

If you’ve been to the movies recently (to see “Tangled,” perhaps?) then you might have gotten a first glimpse at Disney Cruise Line’s new commercial, which debuted across the country in select theatres this weekend.
The thirty-second clip, entitled “Behind the Magic,” highlights all that Disney Cruise Lines offers for each and every member of the family.  As a fun bonus, viewers also catch a glimpse of AquaDuck, Disney’s new water coaster, which will make its debut on the Disney Dream in just a few weeks!
Canadian viewers will also have the …

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[27 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green at Magic Kingdom

Rather than brave the stores hunting for bargains, newlyweds Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green proved they were regular joes during their Black Friday visit to Magic Kingdom:  the couple were photographed – photographing themselves!
The couple married in June.  Green currently appears on the ABC hit comedy-drama “Desperate Housewives.”
Photo courtesy Walt Disney World.
Photo and Story Source

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[27 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Tangled Opening is the Biggest Thanksgiving Weekend Opening Ever

Just days after its release, “Tangled” has carved out its place in the record books.
Disney’s fiftieth animated feature has opened with the highest Thanksgiving holiday opening ever, after a respectable opening day total of $11.5 million.  Expected to make $65 million over the course of the five-day holiday weekend, “Tangled” is on track to beat out another Disney classic that previously held the record for Thanksgiving:  “Toy Story 2.”  While the totals weren’t enough to best the blockbuster “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,” it is clear …