Articles Archive for August 2012
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As the summer crowds wind down at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, 10 attractions will be closing for renovations.
The longest closures will be Indiana Jones Adventure, Casey Jr. Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats. These closures begin Tuesday, and will be closed through fall. Indiana Jones Adventure will reopen December 7 after improvements are made to enhance lighting, paint and other effects. Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Circus Train will both reopen November 15 after undergoing routine safety enhancements.
Additionally, several attractions will be closing temporarily to …
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If you’re a Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder, you’re in luck – you can have the opportunity to preview “The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition” before it debuts at Disney’s California Adventure. There are two ways to preview the event, which are outlined below.
Exhibition Dinner Package
This preview will take place on Thursday, September 13 from 7 p.m.-1.30 a.m. The $290 ticket (which is on sale now through September 9) will include a champagne reception inside the exhibit and an extended 4D sneak peek of Frankenweenie. Additionally, passholders will enjoy a unique dinner …
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In April, we told you that Disney XD had ordered a new live-action comedy series Crash & Bernstein. Now, sources have announced that the series will premiere October 8, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
The show follows the story of Wyatt Bernstein (played by Cole Jensen) who is the only boy among three siblings. When his puppet Crash comes to life, he ends up with the brother he always wanted.
In the weeks leading up to the premiere, Disney XD has planned several fun activities to promote the show. On Friday, August …
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Disney’s newest Tinker Bell film Secret of the Wings will be screening at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre from August 31 to September 7.
In the film, Tinker Bell and her friends – including newcomer Periwinkle – venture into the Winter Woods, where Tink discovers an incredibly life-changing secret. In addition to the screening, guests who watch the film at the El Capitan will be treated to a pre-screening appearance from Tinker Bell and Periwinkle, who will appear on stage with magical light up wings. On select weekends, the fairies will even …
In July, we told you about expansion plans for Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa. Now, further details have emerged regarding these plans.
In the Waikolohe Valley pool area, a new pool, splash zone and water play areas will be added to expand the family fun for resort guests. Additionally, the resort plans to extend the deck space so that the pools “infinity edge” will be overlooking the adjacent lagoon. A new misty grotto will be installed where guests can enjoy the sunset, while at night glimmering lights will appear on the …
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Until October 7, you can enter “Frankenweenie’s Monstrous Sweepstakes” for a chance to win a 4 day/3 night vacation for four to Disneyland Resort – just in time to experience “Halloween Time” at the parks!
The grand prize will include access to The Art of Frankenweenie exhibit, as well as a sneak peek of Frankenweenie in 4D at Disney California Adventure Park, plus a private VIP tour guide. Five first prize winners will receive an autographed movie poster.
To enter, simply visit disney.com/frankenweeniesweeps or text “ALIVE” to DISNEY (347639).
Frankenweenie debuts in theaters …
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For the first time in its history, the Disney Channel ranked as the #1 cable network in total day and total viewers for summer 2012.
The network raked in 1.95 million viewers, as well as the #1 network for kids 2-11 and tweens 9-14. Additionally, Jessie and Good Luck Charlie ranked as the number one and number two television across all demographics, while Phineas and Ferb and Gravity Falls took the top two spots for animated shows.
Said Paul DeBenedittis, senior vice president, Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide:
Our multiplatform summer plan catered to …
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Disney-owned ABC have ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D., a Marvel-related television show that will be co-written by Avengers scribe Joss Whedon.
The new project is based on the long-running comic book series, created by Jack Kirby. Whedon will co-write the pilot along with his brother, Jed Whedon and his wife Maurissa Tancharoen. According to sources, production on the new live-action project will begin immediately.
Not much more is known about the project at this point, but we will keep you posted when more information becomes available.
Luxury retailer Barneys New York have teamed up with The Walt Disney Company for the retailer’s Holiday 2012 Campaign: Electric Holiday. Blending the magic and ingenuity of Disney with the fun of Barneys annual campaign, the companies are working together to create a holiday spectacular featuring electric lights, music and fashion.
The store windows of Barneys New York Madison Avenue will be the centerpiece for the Electric Holiday campaign, which will showcase a moving art short created by Disney artists set amid a backdrop of twinkling lights. Additionally, Disney has created …
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Disney XD has collaborated with ESPN for a new series premiering on Disney XD next month.
Disney XD ESPN Sport Science will delve into the world of sports’ myths and mysteries, and will feature segments from ESPN’s popular show Sport Science. It will be hosted by John Brenkus and Leo Howard, a black belt martial artist and star of Disney XD’s show Kickin’ It and feature pro athletes and scientific experiments that will test the limits of human athletic abilities.
Various experiments will be performed, testing everything from the laws of gravity …