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[21 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Logo to be Featured on Orlando Magic Uniforms

Disney has announced that the Disney logo will be featured on the Orlando Magic’s uniforms starting next season.
The NBA is starting a trial period where teams can have sponsorship partners for their uniforms.
In 2010, Disney was one of the team’s Champion of the Community partners and views this expanded partnership as one more way “to solidify Central Florida’s presence as a global sports destination.”
Disney is adding a special seating and hospitality area at Amway Arena – home of the Orlando Magic. Fans can even purchase or renew their Walt Disney …

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[3 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Marvel Announces Events for D23 Expo

Fans attending next month’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center will have a chance to experience new events from Marvel.
The Marvel Studios Pavilion will feature “an array of props and costumes” from upcoming films including Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and more.
Marvel Games will showcase a new console and mobile games including LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, Marvel v. Capcom: Infinite, Marvel Heroes Omega, and more.
Marvel Studios will also be hosting several giveaways and events in the Marvel pavilion in Hall B. Fans can meet Marvel filmmakers, development teams, and …

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[25 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pledge up to $1 Million to Protect and Resort Wildlife Habitats

When guests visit Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom they’ll have a chance to help Disney Conservation and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts protect and restore animal habitats.
Guests can unlock the contributions by participating in conservation missions while exploring Pandora, and will be able to choose which animals will receive the donations.
The program – Connect to Protect – was officially announced Thursday morning during a press event to launch Pandora.
“Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Pandora – the World of Avatar both demonstrate that every animal, endangered or …

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[19 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Support Conservation Efforts on Earth During Visits to Pandora – The World of Avatar

Guests visiting Pandora – The World of Avatar beginning May 27 can support conservation efforts while visiting the new immersive land.
Connect to Protect is a new “mobile adventure” for guests where they can participate in missions on Pandora and help protect at risk animals on Earth.
Guests who are using the My Disney Experience app can instant message one of Pandora’s ecological specialists – Fistimti “Fits” Buckley – once they enter Pandora. Fits will then guide guests around Pandora while sharing conservation messages.
When guests complete one or more missions on Pandora …

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[4 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘Frozen’ and Marvel Part of the Expansion Plan at Hong Kong Disneyland

Disney has announced a major expansion for Hong Kong Disneyland.
The plans were approved by the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region and construction is slated to start in 2018 and wrap up in 2023.
The expansion includes a Frozen-themed area where guests will be transported to Arendell; a Marvel-themed area with new attractions and entertainment featuring popular Marvel superheroes; and a new area called Moana’s Village Festival that will feature new entertainment options.
The park’s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle will also be transformed to showcase new daytime and nighttime …

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[29 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Lineup of Presentations for D23 Expo 2017

The lineup of presentations for the D23 Expo 2017 has been announced!
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger is set to kick off the Expo on Friday, July 14, and later in the day fans will get a preview of the latest films coming from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar.
On July 15 The Walt Disney Studios will present a preview of the slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. And on July 16 Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek will give a preview of what is coming …

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[20 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Party for the Plant this Weekend at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This weekend Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating the Party for the Planet, April 21 through April 23.
Guests visiting the park this weekend can pick up a Party for the Planet times guide to help them plan their day.  Guests can also choose one of 10 animal cut-outs to use while taking photos throughout the park.
There will be an activity along the Maharaja Jungle Trek focused on snow leopards, and guests can get a free activity packet based on the new Disneynature film Born in China.
PhotoPass photographers will be creating special …

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[26 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: FastPass+ Opens for Pandora Attractions, New Live Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and More

Happy Sunday! It’s been another week full of exciting Disney news, so let’s check it out!
If you’re making plans to visit Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the FastPass+ reservations have opened for guests staying at Disney World resort hotels.
The Music of Pixar Live! is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer. This limited-time live show will feature music and characters from Pixar films.
Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs has announced plans to bring more “star sightings” and a counter service option to the recently refurbished …

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[24 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Extends Bob Iger’s Contract to 2019

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors voted this week to extend the contract of CEO and Chairman Bob Iger to July 2019.
Iger,66, has served as the CEO of The Walt Disney Company for 11 years.
The new contract has him serving until July 2, 2019.
Iger’s contract was slated to end in 2018, but industry insiders are reporting that there is no “heir apparent” for the long-time CEO.
Former Disney COO Tom Staggs was largely considered by many to be Iger’s replacement until his departure from the Company last year.
A few of …

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[20 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Breaks Several Box Office Records in Opening Weekend

Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast earned $170 million on its opening weekend, with a global box office of $350 million.
The film broke several box office records during its incredible opening weekend.
Beauty and the Beast is now the top domestic opening of all time for a PG-rated film. The previous record holder was Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory.
Beauty and the Beast was also the top opening of all time for a PG-rated film at the international box office.
The film is now the no. 7 launch of all time for any movie, beating …