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[24 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Celebrating Summer with ‘Rock Your Summer Side’ Dance Party

If you’re visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer get ready to dance the night away.
The park is celebrating all things summer with the ‘Rock Your Summer Side’ dance party. This special dance party is happening every night from 6-10 p.m. through August 22.
Each night The Hollywood Rockers will take the stage at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage, entertaining guests with some of the greatest songs of summer.
When the band isn’t playing, a DJ will spin summertime hits and guests can dance with Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and friends. Characters …

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[24 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Adventures by Disney Port Experiences Added to Northern European Disney Cruises in 2015

Disney Cruise Line is headed to northern Europe next summer and guests now have the chance to add a port experience to their itinerary from Adventures by Disney.
Some of the group guided tours include painting a Viking shield, exploring the site of the Berlin Wall, and visiting the Tivoli Gardens in a private tour.
On each 7-night and 12-night Disney Cruise Line Northern European sailing in 2015, guests can book the “Magic of the Baltic” guided port adventure. This trip includes stops in England, Denmark, Estoina, Russia, Finland, and Sweden.
Adventures by …

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[23 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ to Be Directed by Rian Johnson

The next Star Wars film, Episode VIII, will be directed by Rian Johnson, best-known for directing films including Looper and several memorable episodes of Breaking Bad.
Johnson will also write the script for Star Wars: Episode VIII according to several sources. Ram Bergman will be part of the production team for Episode VIII.
Deadline is also reporting that Johnson will direct Episode IX, but other sources say that’s merely a rumor, although it is likely he will give his input into the story for the final episode of the new trilogy.
Johnson’s hiring …

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[23 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Fourth of July Celebrations Planned at Walt Disney World

Summer is in full swing and that means the Fourth of July is just around the corner.
Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort on July 3 and 4 will have a chance to celebrate during a special tribute to our stars and stripes.
The two-day patriotic party includes a 14-minute, 360-degree fireworks spectacular, ‘Disney’s Celebrate America’ at the Magic Kingdom on July 3 and 4 at 9 p.m. each night.
Epcot is celebrating July 4 at the American Adventure where some Disney characters will be dressed in their patriotic attire. The Spirit …

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[22 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – American Idols, Disney Villains, and Food & Wine Festival Updates

This week saw some big news coming out of Walt Disney World, including the announcement of an attraction closure and more updates about this fall’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Walt Disney World News
It was announced this week that the American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will  close in early January 2015. The attraction opened in 2009 and more than 2,000 “dream tickets” were handed out since then. Three of the top 13 contestants from last season’s reality TV episode made it to the show via the dream ticket.
Coming …

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[21 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Soccer-Themed Merchandise Debuts at Walt Disney World Resort

As soccer fans around the world are absorbed in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Disney has released a new line of soccer-themed merchandise.
The merchandise is available at the new United World of Soccer store located in Downtown Disney’s West Side.
Fans will also find a new assortment of soccer-themed merchandise with Disney flair. The items features bright hues of blue, green, yellow, and white and the main logo is Mickey Mouse kicking a soccer ball.
This merchandise was specifically created for World Showcase and includes apparel, a glass mug, and two Disney …

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[20 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Partial Lineup of Disney Villains Announced for ‘Villains Unleashed’ Event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It’s a lineup of the usual suspects for this summer’s Villains Unleashed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Villains Unleashed is a hard-ticket event scheduled for August 23 and includes encounters with 50 popular Disney villains, ‘Hades Hangout & Dance Party,’ ‘Oogie Boogie’s Variety Show,’ a new fireworks show called Villainy in the Skies, and a Star Wars villain zone.
The lineup of Disney villains includes: Hades, Meg, Pain, Panic, Anastasia, Drizella, Lady Tremaine, J. Worthington Foulfellow, Gideon, Big Bad Wolf, Cruella De Vil, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Bowler Hat Guy, Queen of …

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[20 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
ABC Family Announces New Hidden Camera Prank Show, ‘Freak Out’

ABC Family, the network that is home to hit dramas including Pretty Little Liars and The Fosters, is adding a scary prank show to their lineup.
The network has announced that a “hilariously scary, hidden-camera, funny-prank show” titled Freak Out will premiere during the network’s 13 Nights of Halloween programming event this fall.
The new half-hour series is being produced by 495 Productions, which has also produced Jersey Shore and Party Down South. The first season of Freak Out has been picked up for 14 episodes.
“I’m glad to get reality back on …

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[19 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Trucks on the Town’ Food Truck Event Happening in Downtown Disney on June 21

The first-ever food truck festival at Downtown Disney is happening this weekend.
The Trucks on the Town Food Truck Event is Saturday, June 21 from 5-10 p.m. at Downtown Disney’s West Side on the lawn next to Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues, and includes 14 food trucks.
The Disney Food Trucks – Namaste Café, Superstar Catering, Fantasy Fare, and World Showcase of Flavors – will be serving favorite items including corn dogs, butter chicken, and grass fed beef sliders, in addition to new dishes.
Disney is collaborating on the event with …

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[19 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars’ Premieres on Disney Channel July 26

Phineas and Ferb are headed to a galaxy far, far away.
In the new Disney Channel television special Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars the boys find themselves in a parallel universe during Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope.
The brothers are living one moisture farm away from Luke Skywalker on Tatooine when R2-D2 and the Death Star plans inadvertently fall into their speeder.
With the fate of the galaxy in their hands, the dynamic duo hire Isabella, Han Solo’s rival to help them return the plans to the Rebel Alliance. Low ranking …