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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Records ‘Lemonade Mouth’ Soundtrack Debuts at #4 on the Billboard 200

The soundtrack to the smash Disney Channel hit Lemonade Mouth, produced by Walt Disney Records, has debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was released on April 12, and has been consistently moving up in the charts, including reaching No. 1 on the iTunes Soundtrack Chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack and Children’s Music Charts.
Because of the popularity of the soundtrack, the Disney Channel has increased their showings of the Lemonade Mouth movie, so if you didn’t catch it when it debuted April 15 (or you …

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Hold Russian Premiere for ‘Pirates’ May 11

Sources have announced that Disney will be holding a premiere in Moscow for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on May 11, which will mark the first time one of the Pirates movies has premiered in Russia.
Rich Ross, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, said:
Russia has become such a thriving entertainment market, and with the recent successes of  Tangled and Alice in Wonderland, audiences there have shown incredible enthusiasm for our films. As Captain Jack Sparrow embarks on a brand-new adventure in Pirates of the Caribbean: On …

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Guests Get a Sneak Peek of ‘Mickey’s Soundsational Parade’ Coming to Disneyland Park

Visitors to Disneyland Park last Friday were treated to an impromptu sneak peek of the upcoming parade, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, which will debut May 27.
Crews were actually taping a commercial to advertise the parade, scheduled to replace the previous procession Celebrate, which ended in November. While crews were filming some of the parade footage for their commercial, a few lucky guests were able to glimpse a preview of what they can expect when the parade debuts next month.

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Boys & Girls Clubs Learn About the Environment at Disney California Adventure

This past weekend, over 140 Boys & Girls Club children participated in environmental-focused activities in celebration of Earth Month.
The programs, which were part of the Disney Youth Education Series, took place on the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail at Disney California Adventure. Here, the children learned about protecting California’s environment, and the different ways they can help to conserve water and protect nature.
Finally, the kids were able to get up close and personal with various species of wildlife, including tarantulas, gopher snakes, hermit crabs, and sea stars, which were shared by …

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend Coming in May

If you can’t wait for the release of Cars 2, mark your calendars for a brand-new event coming next month – the Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend at Walt Disney World!
Visitors can get their Cars fix as the gang from Radiator Springs, including Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissile, hit the road to celebrate the release of their upcoming film. Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend will have plenty of fun events and activities for families to enjoy, including photo opportunities, games, and a video kiosk.
Additionally, there will be new Cars …

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
New Pirate Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks

If you’re one of the many fans who simply can’t wait for the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, you can content yourself with some of the fantastic pirate-themed merchandise coming to Disney parks in the meantime!
Some of the offerings are gorgeous, couture-inspired jewelry which will be available at stores like TrenD and Disney Vault 28. Check out that amazing skull ring!
If you can’t wait until May to  purchase some pirate-themed goodies, there are many items now available from the Pirate Princess Collection. Window clings, apparel, souvenirs …

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
New Name and Location for Disney Entrepreneur Center

The formerly known Disney E-Center, which houses several small-business service providers, has reverted to its old name and moved from its previous downtown Orlando location to a space in Orlando Fashion Square mall.
Jerry Ross, the center’s executive director, had this to say about the now-named National Entrepreneur Center:
We are attracting national recognition and international attention, so the new name reflects the direction that our center is moving. Our goal is to become a national model for communities to follow when pursuing small business development.
The move was …

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar to Conduct Lecture at UCF

The former head of Walt Disney Imagineering Marty Sklar will be on hand at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management to conduct a lecture and Q&A session Friday, May 13.
As a Disney cast member for 55 years, Sklar will bring his unique experiences to the lecture, and will share with the public what it was like to work with Walt Disney himself. The lecture will be hosted by the college’s Future Theme Park Leaders Association, and will cost $15 for students and $25 for the general …

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Sneak Peek: New Star Tours Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks

With the opening date for Star Tours 2.0 drawing ever closer, sources have confirmed there will be new merchandise available at The Star Trader gift shop, which reopens May 4 at Disneyland park. Souvenirs will also be available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting May 20.

The shirts you see on the left will be available at both The Star Trader in Fantasyland at Disneyland park, and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The t-shirts on the right will be available exclusively at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and are debuting in conjunction with Star Wars …

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[26 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Paris Shuts Down Ride after Visitors were Injured

Sources say that “Thunder Mountain,” a train ride in the Disneyland Paris theme park, was closed on Monday after several guests were injured due to a piece of scenery that fell onto one of the carriages.
Thierry Bonnet, deputy prefect for the Seine-et-Marne region where the park is located, stated that “a piece of scenery made from fibreglass and wood broke off and fell onto one of the carriages. There were 25 people on board.”
While the ride had to be temporarily shut down, the rest of the park remained open. Five …