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[24 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Video:  Mars Needs Moms Trailer

Who needs moms?  Always telling us to clean up, eat our veggies, and generally just annoy us, right?  Well, young Milo is about to find out just how badly he needs his mom, when Martians steal her away from Earth to raise their kiddoes.  Seth Green gives personality to Milo, while Joan Cusack voices Milo’s mom in this action-packed animated feature, which will leave kids and grown ups everywhere holding onto the edge of the seat, and calling their moms to say thank you.
Check out the trailer for “Mars Needs …

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[24 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Fort Wilderness Celebrates Thanksgiving with Country Comfort

If you plan to spend Turkey Day in the ‘World, you have lots of options to have your turkey and eat it too!  But perhaps one of the most unique and fun-filled events is the Thanksgiving celebration at Disney’s Fort Wilderness. 
Does Thanksgiving dinner under the Florida sun sounds like a little slice of heaven to you?  Then you’ll want to take in the feast at Disney’s Fort Wilderness.  Dinner, an all-you-care-to-enjoy affair, takes place at the campground’s outdoor pavilion, and includes all the homestyle family favorites:  cornbread, turkey, ham, mashed potatoes …

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[23 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Candy Cane Update!

We first told you about the famous Disneyland Resort Candy Canes earlier this week.  There have been some updates to the information, so in the interest of making sure you get your candy confection, we wanted to pass the information on to you.
Candy Canes will be made on the following dates during the holiday season:  November 26 and 30; December 9, 11, 13, 17, 21, 24, and 29.  Because of the canes’ popularity, and to avoid queues and crowds in and around Disneyland’s Candy Palace on Main Street, tickets for the coveted …

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[23 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
New World of Color Lunch Package Announced

Beginning November 26, Disneyland Resort guests who would like to view World of Color without the fuss of fighting the crowds will have a new option.  Dinner packages for World of Color have been so popular that the resort is now offering a lunch package.
The prix fixe package allows guests to reserve a spot for viewing the popular nighttime water spectacular by booking a table at one of their favorite restaurants.
Wine Country Trattoria and Ariel’s already featured the dinner packages, but starting this Friday, guests may also book a prix fixe …

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[22 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
One League Closer to Canaveral:  The Disney Dream Arrives in Hamburg

Early this morning, under cover of darkness and with no fanfare this time, the Disney Dream arrived in the port of Hamburg, Germany, marking another crucial step in the testing phase, as the ship is prepared for its maiden voyage.
The Dream will spend a few final days in dry dock, where crews will continue with the “test-and-adjust” phase of preparation.  Afterward, it will make way for Bremerhaven, where Meyer Werft will officially hand the ship over to Disney on December 9.  Once the ship takes on final supplies and crew …

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[22 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
End of an Era:  “Tangled” to Be the Last Disney Fairy Tale

Though we know better than never to say never, Disney has indicated that “Tangled” is to be the studio’s last foray into a much-loved – and very lucrative – genre:  the fairy tale.  In an attempt to broaden its appeal to audiences, Disney Animation says that it will continue to turn its attention to movies and characters that draw in a wider demographic (read:  boys.)
On one level, this news comes as no surprise.  After all:  what’s left to tell?  Disney has told so many of the world’s best-known fairy tales, and their …

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[22 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
University of Arkansas Football Player Recipient of Disney Spirit Award

D.J. Williams, tight end for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, has been selected as the 2010 recipient for Disney’s Spirit Award.  The award annually honors college football’s most inspirational figure.
Raised until age 11 in a home torn apart by his alcoholic, drug-addicted, and abusive father, Williams, his mother, Vicky, and his younger sister, Vanessa, fled their Dallas, Texas, home to seek a better life.  The family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, and looked for an opportunity to start fresh.
Williams credits his success to his mother’s tenacity.  “Watching my mother, who …

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[21 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Tickets for Famed Candy Canes to be Distributed on Black Friday

Holy Giant Candy Canes!  Aren’t these beautiful?
These are the famous candy canes that are made right on the premises at Disneyland’s Candy Palace.  These from-scratch treats are so popular that tickets are distributed for them!  Made the old-fashioned way, each handcrafted cane is a treasure – albeit a delicious one – and will thrill anyone who receives it.
Tickets are scheduled to be distributed right after park opening on Friday, November 26 (which is, of course, subject to change.)  Last year, the treats sold $9.95 each; no word on what the price …

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[21 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Blu-Ray Breathes New Life into Beauty and the Beast

Still wondering if buying older animated features on Blu-Ray is worth the price?  One reviewer says – absolutely.
With all the hullabaloo over the release of “Toy Story 3” a few weeks ago (actually, as the Disney-Pixar film sales keep soaring, the hullabaloo continues), I wondered:  how is “Beauty and the Beast,” that animated film from the old days of the 1990s, faring with critics? 
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the buzz was very good around this wonderful classic.
In his review of the Blu-Ray, Andru Edwards says that the newest …

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[20 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney and Gowalla Team Up to Make Your Trip Even More Magical

Disney and web-based location service Gowalla announced this week that they would be teaming up to offer you more magic during your stay in the parks – via your smartphone.
Gowalla has created fun, new digital Passport Stamps, available at hundreds of locations around Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.  The collection, the largest ever created for a single brand, offers guests a unique way to explore and experience attractions.  The stamps can be collected in a virtual scrapbook for a fun, digital keepsake of your trip – and a …