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It has been two days since the New York Post published an article exposing the recent practice of New York haute monde hiring disabled “guides” to masquerade as family members during Walt Disney World vacations.
Why? So they can skip the lines at the parks.
Disney’s reaction has been brief but decisive. According to Disney spokesperson Bryan Malenius, Disney is investigating these and other, similar claims of guests abusing handicap considerations at the parks. As Malenius told CNN,
“It is unacceptable to abuse accommodations that were designed for guests with disabilities. [...] …
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Disney cast members presented the Orange County’s Pacific Symphony with a check for $5,000. The money was raised during an annual cast-member charity event called Minnie’s Moonlit Madness.
A cast member favorite, Minnie’s Moonlit Madness is a trivia-game-cum-scavenger-hunt in Disneyland where teams of four must complete a list of 10 assignments before midnight. The catch: all teams of four are tied together with rope! This year, 350 teams from all over the Walt Disney Company – including a team from Aulani – participated in the “Soundsational”-themed charity event, raising $5,000 …
Obsidian Entertainment, the developer of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, plan to pitch a new Star Wars game to Disney.
Studio Head Feargus Urquhart previously pitched the game to LucasArts, although it never game to be. Game details are remaining tightly under wraps at this point, but Urquhart did say the title takes place between Episode 3 and Episode 4. He also said:
We haven’t [talked with Disney yet.] We’re kind of waiting for the smoke to clear. But that’s one of my next big things to do. To kind of go over there and [get the ball rolling …
Follow the yellow brick road! (Or, at least, follow the blinking cursor).
Those who are waiting with anticipation for Oz the Great and Powerful can now “find their way to Oz” with Google Chrome’s new interactive experiment.
When you first venture into the “Find Your Way to Oz” website, you find yourself in a dusty traveling circus. You can play with the music box, experiment with moviemaking curtesy of the zoetrope, or have fun in the photo booth. You can also see the world from a hot air balloon, but be …
Despite the controversy surrounding Disney’s newest princess, the media giant has recently launched a Sofia the First storybook to accompany their upcoming film.
Written by Catherine Hapka with illustrations by Grace Lee, the book is available in regular format and an e-book edition at retailers nationwide. Disney has also launched a micro-site for the film at DisneyJunior.com/Sofia. Here, fans can download a premiere party kit for Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess that includes invitations, recipes and activity books.
Finally, a digital EP album will be available November 13 on iTunes …
Barneys have released a mock-up of their intended Christmas window display, which features iconic Disney characters like Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald and Daisy re-imagined as tall, super-skinny models.
Several celebrities – including Sideways star Virginia Madsen and Disney heiress Abigail Disney – have added their names to a petition to scrap the holiday display, believing it sends the wrong message to young girls.
While the petition does its best to make it clear that there’s nothing wrong with tall, thin women, the petitioners believe there is something wrong with taking an iconic …
The Walt Disney Co. and Cablevision Systems Corp. have finally reached a multi-year deal that will give Cablevision’s T.V. subscribers access to Disney’s EPSN on mobile devices. Additionally, Disney will now have a distributor for a 24/7 news channel aimed at Hispanic audiences.
The agreement comes on the heels of a dispute between the two corporations two years ago, when Cablevision subscribers lost 15 minutes of ABC’s Oscars ceremony because of a blackout due to a fight over fees. Now that the dispute is behind them, the companies were able to …
Since early last year, Walt Disney World and Disneyland guests have been able to enjoy the fantastic new show “The Magic, The Memories, and You!”. This nightly show, which is projected onto Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom and “it’s a small world” at Disneyland, uses high-tech projections to create a variety of wondrous scenes and images, while also showcasing pictures of park guests that were taken that day through Disney’s PhotoPass service. Throughout the year, the spectacle has received some seasonal updates, and this weekend brought a brand-new update …
Disney has revealed there will be street entertainment to delight guests when Cars Land opens at Disney California Adventure this summer.
First up is Red the Firetruck, who will arrive at Radiator Springs with a “volunteer firefighter” to help water plants in the area. When things don’t go according to plan, the street show may end up turning the fire hoses on guests.
If you’re looking for a dryer experience, you won’t want to miss DJ’S Dance & Drive, where DJ the “party car” drives through the streets joined by a girl …
There are several special merchandise events coming to Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park in May, so now would be a good time to clear some space on your calendar and make sure you’re at the park next month to experience these events for yourself.
First up, famed Miniaturist Robert Olszewski will be at the Disneyana Shop on May 5, where he will sign his new “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” sculpture based on the attraction that originally appeared at Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.
On May 19 and …