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[31 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Announces June Merchandise Events at Theme Parks and Resorts

The Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating the start of summer with a full slate of special merchandise events in the theme parks and beyond.
At Disney Springs, artist Greg McCullough will be at the Art of Disney on June 1-5, June 15-19, and June 29-July 5. A special artist showcase is planned June 10-11 at the Art of Disney with Disney artists Costa Alavezos, Joe Kaminski, Randy Noble, and Darren Wilson.
A special Vinylmation signing with Disney Design Group artist Thomas Scott is planned at Super Hero Headquarters in Disney Springs …

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[31 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Resort Announces June Merchandise Events

The month of June is filled with great merchandise events at the Disneyland Resort including artist meet-and-greets and showcases.
Artist Dave Avanzino will be at Disneyana on Main Street on June 4-5 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day showcasing his custom letter or ticket book plaques.
The WonderGround Gallery is hosting an artist showcase from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on June 4. The showcase celebrates new releases from Ryan Hungerford, Michael Murphy, and Bill Robinson.
Artist Jeannine Schafer will also be part of an artist showcase at the WonderGround Gallery …

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[30 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
‘Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday’ Released to Celebrate 90th Anniversary of Pooh and 90th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen

In honor of the 90th anniversary of Winne-the-Pooh and the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, a new video, Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday, has been released.
The brand new story was written to celebrate these two occasions and can downloaded for free at WinnieThePooh.Disney.com. The 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh will be officially celebrated in October.
The video is narrated by Oscar winner Jim Broadbent and tells the story of Pooh’s first-ever meeting of the Royal Family.
In the story Pooh and his friends embark on a journey from the Hundred Acre …

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[30 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
Minnie’s Summertime Dine Starts at Hollywood & Vine on June 6

Now that summer has officially started at the Walt Disney World Resort it’s time to celebrate Minnie’s Summertime Dine at Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Minnie’s Summertime Dine is part of Minnie’s Seasonal Dine dinner series that has been taking place all year long. The Summertime Dine runs from June 6 through September 11 at Hollywood & Vine.
This summer guests can enjoy a summery menu that includes a frisee and endive salad with roasted red pepper vinaigrette, peach-glazed barbecue pork, strawberry pearl cheesecake, and a blueberry lemon cupcake.
Minnie’s Seasonal …

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[29 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Tiffins Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic, and More

Whew! It’s been another exciting week of openings at the Walt Disney World Resort and summer is now officially awakened! Let’s jump in and see what’s new!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is now the place to be thanks to the opening of new restaurants and the fact that the park is now a nighttime destination!
Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge officially opened on Friday, May 27. Tiffins is the park’s first signature dining restaurant and the Nomad Lounge is located next door.
The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic is the new limited-engagement nighttime show …

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[28 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
Tiffins and Nomad Lounge Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is THE place to be right now thanks to new nighttime experiences and the new Tiffins signature dining restaurant and the Nomad Lounge.
“Tiffin” is the Indian word for a lunchbox used by travlers and Tiffins the signature dining restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner.
The restaurant is located in the Discovery Island area of the park. The restaurant’s menu features dishes inspired by Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
Guests can expect an “immersive dining experience” when visiting Tiffins. The restaurant celebrates world travel and the …

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[27 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
‘The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is getting ready to debut its newest live show – The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic.
The show debuts Saturday, May 28 at the Discovery River. And, it’s at night – a first for the Animal Kingdom. This weekend marks the start of nighttime hours at the theme park.
The show will be performed at the 5,000 seat Discovery River amphitheater that was built for Rivers of Light – the show that has been postponed until later this year.
The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic features barges with Indian banners, …

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[27 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
Athletes Train at ESPN Wide World of Sports Ahead of Rio Summer Olympics

A group of world-class sprinters from the United States, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, and South Korea are training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports ahead of the summer Olympics in Rio.
The track and field athletes from the US regularly train at the Complex under former Team USA head Coach Brooks Johnson.
The Americans training at the complex include LaShawn Merritt, Jason Richardson, and some first-time Olympic hopefuls.
Other athletes currently training in Orlando include Christine Ohurogu (400M silver medalist from London 2012); Kevin, Jonathan, Dylan, and Olivia Borlee, and more.
The 2016 …

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[26 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Junior’s ‘Miles from Tomorrowland’ Starts Second Season on June 20

Disney Junior’s animated hit series Miles from Tomorrowland kicks off its second season on Monday, June 20 on both Disney Junior and Disney Channel.
The show tells the story of Miles and his family as they work to help connect the galaxy for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.
The show is a “mix of science fact and science fiction” according to show creator and executive producer Sascha Paladino.
Miles from Tomorrowland also has a technical consultant from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and another who is a NASA astronaut.
NASA even incorporates Miles from Tomorrowland into …

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[26 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Celebrating ‘Speak Like a Whale Day’ on June 11

To celebrate the release of Finding Dory, the Disney Parks are hosting ‘Speak Like a Whale Day’ on Saturday, June 11 at Disneyland, Walt Disney World Resort, and on the Disney Cruise Line.
Guests at the theme parks and on board the DCL ships will receive a complimentary button to celebrate Speak Like a Whale Day.
At Disney Springs and the Downtown Disney District guests can take part in undersea-themed activities including games, giveaways, and a live DJ. Guests can also attend “Whale Speak University.”
Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends is …