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[15 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on ‘Sofia the First’ Sets Sail on a High Seas Adventure in First Primetime Special | ]
‘Sofia the First’ Sets Sail on a High Seas Adventure in First Primetime Special

Princess Sofia and her royal family are setting sail on their first royal vacation in the first primetime special, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace.
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The special episode premieres November 24 on the Disney Channel and November 28 on the 24-hour Disney Junior channel.
In the episode, Sofia is transformed into a mermaid and meets Princess Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Disney Legend Jodi Benson reprises her role as Ariel. The episode also introduces viewers to Oona, a young mermaid voiced by Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men).
Sofia …

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[26 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Narrator List Finalized for Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

Disney has announced that all celebrity narrator spaces for its upcoming Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World’s Epcot have now been filled.
While the list is always subject to change, at present, the line up will be as follows:
•Nov. 23-25 — Geena Davis
•Nov. 26-29 — Neil Patrick Harris
•Nov. 30-Dec. 1 — Whoopi Goldberg
•Dec. 2-4 — Andy Garcia
•Dec. 5-7 — Blair Underwood
•Dec. 8-9 — James Denton
•Dec. 10-13 — Jodi Benson
•Dec. 14-16 — Lea Salonga
•Dec. 17-19 — Alfre Woodard
•Dec. 20-22 — Trace Adkins
•Dec. 23-25 — Gary Sinise
•Dec. 26-28 — Amy Grant
•Dec. 29-30 — Marlee Matlin / Jack Jason
The Candlelight Processional is a beloved tradition …

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[17 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Jim Henson, Regis Philbin, Jodi Benson, and Others to be Honored as Disney Legends

Each year, the Walt Disney Company honors a select group of men and women for their significant contributions to the company, as they join the elite group of “Disney Legends.” Beginning with the actor Fred McMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire), who was named as the first Disney Legend in 1987, the company has named 237 people to be Disney Legends, which include such legendary individuals as Julie Andrews, Howard Ashman, Alan Menken, and Dick van Dyke. Joining these elite ranks this year will be a …

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[3 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure Opens at Disney California Adventure

Yesterday afternoon brought the grand opening of a new attraction, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, to Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort. The attraction, an “Omnimover” ride through classic scenes from the 1989 film, uses music, state-of-the-art audio animatronics, and special effects to bring the movie to life and delight guests of all ages.
With The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, the Disneyland Resort continues “to leverage new technologies to tell a timeless Disney story,” said Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Tom Staggs, “because at our heart, great …

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[15 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Unlocking Imagination: A Look Inside at the Times Square Disney Store

Northeastern Disney fans, rejoice! There’s a new presence in Times Square, and it’s Mickey Mouse! As we previously reported, last week brought the return of a Disney store to New York City. Operated by the Disney Store (unlike the World of Disney store on 5th Avenue that closed down last year), this store takes the Disney Store’s new “Imagination Park” concept to a whole new level.
The experience of visiting the Times Square Disney Store doesn’t begin inside the store, but rather with it’s elaborate exterior. Featuring a facade made up …