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[7 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Kelly Osbourne Joins Cast of Disney’s New Animated Series ‘The 7D’

Kelly Osbourne is lending her voice to a new animated series set to air this summer on Disney XD, Disney Channel, and Disney Junior.
The series, The 7D, is set in the contemporary world of Jollywood and finds the Seven Dwarfs hard at work helping Queen Delightful (Leigh-Allyn Baker from Good Luck Charlie) keep her kingdom in order.
Osbourne will voice the character of Hildy Gloom, a novice witch who is plotting to overthrow the kingdom with her husband Grim (voiced by Jess Harnell of Sofia the First).
“I’m having a blast voicing …

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[7 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
University of Central Florida to Host the 10th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney

The University of Central Florida is hosting the 10th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney at the Bright House Networks Stadium on August 31.
This Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football matchup will feature the North Carolina A&T Aggies from the Mid-Easter Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
The football challenge is a celebration of diversity, higher education, and football, and it’s held during the opening weekend of college football season. The 2014 event is expected to attract more than 20,000 people to …

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[6 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney and Kohl’s announce a Disney-Branded Apparel Collection with Jumping Beans Brand

Disney recently announced a new branded apparel line at Kohl’s featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
The Disney-branded apparel collection is available under the Jumping Beans brand and is found exclusively at Kohl’s stores nationwide.
While the first capsule of merchandise features everyone’s favorite mouse duo, new collections inspired by Disney characters and stories will be available each season.
“Families are at the center of everything we do, and now they will experience some Disney magic during their Kohl’s shopping experience,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president, global licensing at Disney Consumer Products. …

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[5 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Debuts at Tokyo Disney Resort

Walt Disney’s first animated star – Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – has found a new home at Tokyo Disney Resort.
As the story goes, throughout the years this Lucky Rabbit has traveled the world and held many different job titles including trolley conductor and lifeguard.
But now, Oswald has arrived at Tokyo DisneySea where he’s playing the role of a farmer in the Cape Cod section of the American Waterfront. He is greeting guests at his produce stand that is stocked with eggs and flowers for the season.
Oswald’s appearance at Tokyo DisneySea …

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[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Presenting an ‘it’s a small world’ Google+ Hangout with Disney Legend Richard Sherman

The 50th anniversary celebration of ‘it’s a small world’ just got a little more magical.
Disney Parks has announced that on April 10 at 1 p.m. PT they’ll be hosting a Google+ Hangout On Air event with Disney Legend Richard Sherman.
The event will be live from Disneyland and fans have a chance to appear in the hangout by tweeting their questions to @Disneyland with the hashtag #SmallWorldHangout.
Fans who want to join in the event can RSVP for the event, submit their questions for Richard Sherman, and they can watch the event …

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[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’ Appisode Available on Disney Junior Appisode App

Fans of Disney Junior’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates can now download a new “appisode” in the Disney Junior Appisode App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
The Disney Junior Appisodes app allows fans to experience interactive viewing where they can touch, tap, swipe, tilt, shake, and talk their way through activities that are embedded into full episodes of Disney Junior shows.
The new appisode includes two Jake and the Never Land Pirates episodes – Pirate Mummy’s Tomb and Never Sands of Time.
In the Pirate Mummy’s Tomb episodes kids can play …

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[3 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
MyMagic+ Now Available to All Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests and One Day Park Guests

MyMagic+ appears to be moving out of the “test” phase at the Walt Disney World Resort as the service is now available to all guests, including one-day visitors.
Disney has announced that guests who are visiting the theme parks for just one day are now able to utilize the MyMagic+ service before their visit. This includes the ability to register at My Disney Experience online, reserve FastPass+, and purchase MagicBands on site.
In addition to this change, Disney Parks has announced that all guests will be able to add additional FastPass+ “entitlements” …

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[3 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disneynature Explore App Allows Users to Explore Nature and the World of Animals

Disney’s latest app allows kids and their families to explore nature through augmented reality and animal behavior game play.
The app – Disneynature Explore – is available in the Apple App Store and was launched as part of the celebration of Earth Month. The app was made possible by Disney Citizenship.
Disneynature Explore uses a combination of augmented reality and game play to encourage families to discover and play in nature. Five animals are featured on the app – monarch butterfly, brown bear, chimpanzee, African lion, and loggerhead sea turtle.
Each animal has …

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[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Channel Announces ‘What the What’ Guest Star Weekend

Disney Channel stars are swapping shows this month during the network’s “What the What” guest star weekend.
The special programming event happens April 11-13 and includes all new episodes of hit Disney Channel shows including Jessie, Dog With A Blog, Liv and Maddie, and Austin & Ally.
On Friday, April 11, Sierra McCormick (A.N.T. Farm) and G Hannelius (Dog With A Blog) guest star on Jessie at 8 p.m. ET, and Leigh-Allyn Baker (Good Luck Charlie) makes a guest appearance on Dog With A  Blog at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Then on Sunday, April …

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[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Summer 2014 at Walt Disney World Resort Includes Star Wars Weekends and Rock Your Disney Side Celebration

The Walt Disney World Resort is kicking off the summer season on May 23 with a 24-hour ‘Rock Your Disney Side’ celebration. And that’s just the beginning of the summer fun.
The Rock Your Disney Side celebration takes place Memorial Day weekend at the Magic Kingdom and begins at 6 a.m. on May 23 and runs until 6 a.m. on May 24. The celebration will feature a variety of good-vs.-evil stories with character meet-and-greets, special merchandise, and special food and beverage items.
The 24-hour celebration is also planned for Disney California Adventure …