Articles Archive for July 2014
If you haven’t had a chance to make it to Chicago to see the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives presented by D23, you’re in luck.
The exhibit has been extended through January 4, 2015 at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI).
Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives features more than 300 artifacts from nearly 90 years of Disney history, including props, costumes, memorabilia, and artwork. The items are from Disney animated films, theme park attractions, television shows, and live-action Disney films.
The exhibit also features hands-on attractions where guests can …
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This fall, fans of the Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion will have a chance to shop ‘til they drop at a new themed store.
The as-of-now unnamed shop will be selling Haunted Mansion-themed merchandise – including items from the Haunted Mansion authentic program celebrating the attraction’s 45th anniversary. The store will be taking over the current Yankee Trader location in Liberty Square.
The Yankee Trader closed on July 27.
Speaking of Haunted Mansion merchandise, as part of the anniversary celebration of the Disneyland attraction, the theme park is getting ready to debut the Art …
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The Villains Unleashed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is less than a month away and Disney has recently announced more information on the event.
The event is planned for August 23 and will feature more than 50 Disney villains.
The event kicks off at 8 p.m. when Hades, Megara, and Pain and Panic take the stage to get the party started.
The group from Disney’s Hercules is also the party hosts for the evening. During the party they’ll be joined by the Underworld Dancers, DJ Igg Nite, and other villains including the Queen …
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Radio Disney is re-launching its popular N.B.T. (Next Big Thing) as a year-round showcase to introduce recently signed musical acts.
N.B.T. has seen five successful seasons on Radio Disney, launching the careers of Coco Jones and Allstar Weekend. The revamped program will chronicle the featured artist’s journey from being discovered to becoming the next big musical star. Viewers will get unprecedented access into events and other activities.
Fifth Harmony – the season two X Factor finalists – was the first act to be in the spotlight when N.B.T. debuted on July 19.
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The 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival cookbook is going to feature more than just Food and Wine recipes.
For the first time, the annual cookbook will feature recipes for items from all three festivals that take place throughout the year at Epcot – the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and Holidays Around the World.
The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival starting featuring food booths a couple of years ago, and Holidays Around the World also just recently added food as one of the festival’s major …
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August at the Walt Disney World Resort is a month full of special merchandise events.
The month kicks off with an appearance by artist Greg McCullough at the Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace from July 30 until August 3. Greg will be back on property from August 20-24 at the Art of Disney.
On August 7, Bobs Gannaway, the director and co-writer of Planes: Fire & Rescue, will be at Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney from 3-4 p.m. Bobs will be signing some of the new Planes: …
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If you have plans to attend the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, there’s a resource you won’t want to leave home without.
The Disney Food Blog just announced the launch of the DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-book.
The PDF e-book has more than 220 pages of full-color photos, menus, and information on all the seminars, culinary demos, special events, and more for this year’s festival.
The guide also includes an updated FAQ section, tips on how to enjoy the Food and Wine Festival on a budget, …
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After several delays it appears that Captain Jack Sparrow is returning to the big screen.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 – which had a working title of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at one point – is now slated for release in July 2017, nearly two years later than originally scheduled.
The film has suffered several delays and other issues, including Jerry Bruckheimer’s departure from Disney last fall.
The original issue with the film’s delay was reportedly script issues. It was also reported last year that Johnny Depp’s filming …
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The news out of Disney World this week is all about the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, so let’s “dig in!”
2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival News
Our friends at the Disney Food Blog were busy this week reporting all the news about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
The week started out with news the all-new Eat to the Beat Dining Package! This year’s festival is full of great events and demos and the Disney Food Blog had all the details about the culinary demos and beverage seminars.
Later in …
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As the transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs continues, Disney has released more information on what changes are being made.
Part of the ongoing construction includes the roadways and parking areas at Downtown Disney.
Lake Buena Vista Drive will be expanded from seven lanes to 10 lanes, and two multilevel parking garages are currently being built. The first garage is scheduled to open by the end of this year providing 4,000 parking spots for guests visiting Disney Springs/Downtown Disney.
Two pedestrian bridges are also being constructed – these will lead guests into …