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[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney Consumer Products and Marvel Launch New Line of Merchandise Celebrating Real Life Heroes

Tomorrow is the day – Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters and Marvel has teamed with Disney Consumer Products to celebrate real life heroes with a new line of merchandise.
The merchandise was inspired by the Marvel super heroes and was created in collaboration with Entertainment Retail Enterprises. The new collection includes T-shirts, hats, drinkware, blankets, and more.
The new collection features Marvel characters and graphics that have been paired with patriotic elements.
Marvel and ERE are donating to the United Service Organization (USO) and The Mission Continues as part of The …

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[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Announces May 2015 Merchandise Events

The first day of May is tomorrow and the Walt Disney World Resort has announced the special merchandise events for the month.
Two popular artists are at Walt Disney World Resort at the beginning of the month – Greg McCullogh is at the Art of Disney in Epcot from now through May 3 and Larry Dotson is at the Art of Disney in Downtown Disney from now until May 3.
Both artists will be returning later in the month too. Greg will be at the Art of Disney in Downtown Disney from …

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[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Updates and Refurbishments Announced for Tokyo Disney Resort

There are some major changes on the horizon for the theme parks at Tokyo Disney Resort.
Oriental Land Co., Ltd., announced the planned improvements this week and they include new themed areas in Tokyo Disneyland and a Frozen themed port for Tokyo DisneySea.
The Fantasyland redevelopment at Tokyo Disneyland will feature two news areas themed after Beauty and the Beast and Alice in Wonderland. The areas will feature new attractions, restaurants, and merchandise locations as part of the “overall redevelopment.”
The Fantasyland redevelopment is planned to begin after the fiscal year 2017. The …

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[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Collaboration with National Park Foundation to Connect Kids with Nature

The Walt Disney Company has announced a three-year collaboration with the National Park Foundation (NPF) to get 500,000 kids into the national parks by 2017.
As part of the agreement Disney will also continue to be the lead sponsor of the NPF’s ‘Open OutDoors for Kids program and will continue to support the Find Your Park campaign.
“The more kids are exposed to the great outdoors, the more they appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature,” said Kevin Callahan, vice president, Community Engagement and Strategic Philanthropy, The Walt Disney Company. “Disney congratulates …

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[28 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Downtown Disney Transformation to Disney Springs Includes Pedestrian Bridges and a Marvel Store

The transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs is continuing as more stores and restaurants are opening and construction seems to be non-stop.
In recent weeks guests have seen The BOATHOUSE open at The Landing in addition to the opening of several new stores including Sound Lion and Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC.
One store that has kept guests guessing is the old United World Soccer storefront. The windows of the old store now feature Marvel characters including Star Lord and others, and a sign that says “Coming Soon: Superhero Headquarters.
This seemingly Marvel-themed …

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[28 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Registration Opens Today for 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Runners take your mark! It’s time to register for the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.
Well, it’s time at 12 p.m. ET today.
And given how quickly most of the runDisney race events have been selling out in recent years, if you aren’t ready to go at exactly 12 p.m. ET you might not get registered for the race you want.
The 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events including the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, Dopey Challenge, Castaway Cay Challenge (as part of a Disney …

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[27 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Free Dining Announced for Select Dates from August through December at Walt Disney World Resort

Today’s the day – Free Dining was announced this morning for select travel dates this fall at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The dates for the 2015 free dining offer are: August 28 through October 2; October 25-31; November 8-19; and December 15-21.
Guests wishing to book free dining must book a minimum of three nights at your Disney hotel and must also purchase at least a 2-day Magic Your Way ticket with Park Hopper or Water Parks Fun and More option.
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside is excluded from October 25 through December …

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[27 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Final Expedition Everest Challenge Happens May 2 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The final runDisney Expedition Everest Challenge happens Saturday, May 2 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The nighttime event combines a 5K race and a scavenger hunt that includes running, obstacle courses, and puzzles. The race course takes runners through the Animal Kingdom – a park that can be difficult to navigate in the daylight.
The first Expedition Everest Challenge debuted in 2008 as a fall runDisney event and was moved to a spring event just five years ago.
The final Expedition Everest Challenge sold out quickly when registration opened several months ago. Many of …

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[26 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – Disney Cruise Line News, ‘Age of Ultron’ Products, and a New PANDORA Boutique

We’ve just about made it through another month and May is just around the corner and that means the next Avengers film is opening in just five days!
That’s right, Friday is opening day for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and Disney Consumer Products and Marvel recently announced a new collection of toys and merchandise inspired by the film. We’ll see you at the theater!
There was a lot of merchandise-themed news during the week including the announcement of two limited-edition Walt Disney World Resort tees that will be available for just …

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[25 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney Junior’s ‘Doc McStuffins’ Wins Peabody Award for Excellence in Children’s Programming

Disney Junior’s hit animated series Doc McStuffins was has won the Peabody Award for Excellence in Children’s Programming.
The award recognizes outstanding storytelling in electronic media and the show was recognized specifically for “disarming, inspiring storytelling.”
Doc McStuffins is about a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom. Doc runs a clinic for stuffed animals and other toys in her playhouse. Every episode features Doc and her stuffed animal friends Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie, and Chilly.
The animated series premiered in 2012 and afterward a group of female African-American doctors …