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[31 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
AOL Hosting Disney Vacation Sweepstakes

AOL’S Magic Vacation Giveaway Sweepstakes will give one lucky entrant the chance to win a trip to either Disneyland Park or Walt Disney Word.
The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to their choice of park, which will include a character dining experience, a $500 Disney gift card, V.I.P. seating at a parade or event and lots more.
Additionally, 320 people will instantly win a Disney pin.
The contest is open until November 17, and you may enter daily until the end of the sweepstakes.
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[31 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Records Bringing Disney Music to LeapFrog Learning Platforms

Walt Disney Records and LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. have collaborated to bring Disney music to LeapFrog’s award-winning learning platforms, sources have announced.
Several albums, including Disney Princess: Fairy Tale Songs, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Baby Einstein Lullaby Classics and They Might Be Giants’ Here Come the ABCs will be released in the LeapFrog App Center for the LeapPad1, LeapPad2 as well as the Leapster Explorer and LeapsterGS.
Greg Ahearn, chief marketing officer at LeapFrog, says:
We are thrilled to offer music from the most recognized children’s brand featuring favorite …

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[31 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Florida Couple Decks Out Yard with Disney Halloween Decor

Central Florida couple Mickey and Minnie Baus (rhymes with “mouse”)  are a pair of Disney fanatics who famously decorate their yard with Disney Halloween decor every year.
In addition to their yard display, which features inflatables, handmade Disney decorations and lots more, Mickey and Minnie also host an annual Halloween costume party. This year, they dressed up as the ultimate Disney tourists but took a few minutes away from the party to film a video of their amazing display.
Check out their yard decorations below – what do you think?

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[31 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Film Portions of ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ at Disneyland Park

On November 6 and 7, 2012, portions of Disneyland park will be walled off in order for a film crew to work on Disney’s upcoming flick Saving Mr. Banks. The film follows the efforts of Walt Disney as he tries to persuade author P.L. Travers to make a movie based on her character Mary Poppins. Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney, while Emma Thompson will star as P.L. Travers.
While several films and television shows have been filmed at the park before, it has been almost a dozen years since an area …

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Disney Gallery at Disneyland Park to Debut Fantasyland-Inspired Artwork

Next month, guests can immerse themselves in the wonders of Fantasyland with new artwork created by Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney-inspired artists.
The Disney Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park will feature a variety of Fantasyland-inspired art from Imagineers Brian Crosby, Jim Crouch and Jeremy Fulton. Artwork will also be available from artists Steve Adams, Jody Daily, Jeff Granito, Katie Kelly, Maggie Parr, Jimmy Pickering, George Scribner, Darren Wilson and Yakovetic.
The artwork will be available in a variety of formats, including original artwork, deluxe prints and limited edition works. …

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Acquisition of Lucasfilm

The Walt Disney Company has announced its acquisition of George Lucas’  Film Production Company, Lucasfilm Ltd.  The deal is valued at approximately $4 billion.
Regarding the transaction, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger made this statement:
Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas.  This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.
Lucasfilm Ltd is wholly owned …

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney XD Announces ‘Pranksgiving’ November Programming

On Monday, Disney XD announced their special programming block for the month of November.
Dubbed “Pranksgiving,” the network will premiere two new hidden-camera prank series – Just Kidding and Code 9. Just Kidding will be hosted by YouTube sensation Zach Fox, and six new episodes will air at 7 p.m. from November 19 to November 24. Each episode, Fox will pull pranks on unsuspecting bystanders.
In Code 9, which will premiere at 7:30 p.m. on November 19, kids will pull pranks on their parents with the help of a special effects team. …

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[29 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Fantasy Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

The Disney Fantasy sustained some damage due to Hurricane Sandy, reports have announced. While the terrified passengers who were aboard the ship during its tumultuous journey took to the internet to write about their experiences, Disney Cruise Line downplays the damage.
Rebecca Peddie, manager of public affairs for Disney Destinations, said:
Overall, the ship is fine and is currently out sailing a seven-night Western Caribbean voyage. We had minor damage involving some cracked windows and some furniture damage that we have addressed.
However, cruise passengers had a different story to tell. One woman …

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[29 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Grand Opening Set for Earl of Sandwich in the Downtown Disney District

Earlier this year, we shared with you that Earl of Sandwich would be coming to the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. While the sandwich chain already has locations in Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris, this will be the first Earl of Sandwich in California.
Now, Disney has announced the official grand opening date for the restaurant: November 2, 2012. Construction on the eatery is almost complete, and guests will soon be able to sample some of the sandwiches and salads the chain is known for.
Earl of Sandwich will …

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[29 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Epcot’s ‘Test Track’ Celebrates a Construction Milestone this Week

Epcot’s Test Track – Presented by Chevrolet will be celebrating a construction milestone this week – unveiling its new exterior for guests to check out.
Previously, the attraction’s color scheme was a yellow and black checkerboard pattern. Now, the new exterior features a sleek, blue design with smaller icons guests will notice throughout the attraction. The new marquee for the ride also features an automotive-inspired design.
Test Track will officially reopen December 6, 2012.
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