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[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Pulls Out of National Harbor Project

Last week, The Walt Disney Company announced they would be pulling out of plans to construct a 500-room resort at National Harbor.
The parcel of land purchased for the hotel project was acquired in 2009 for $11 million, but in a statement released by Disney, a spokeswoman for the company cited “the full slate of expansion currently underway at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts” and timing issues as the reason for bowing out of the project.
Jon Petersen, senior vice president of the Petersen Companies, the majority owner of National Harbor, says:
We …

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[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Long Lost Walt Disney Cartoon to be Auctioned

A Walt Disney cartoon that has been lost for decades will soon be up for auction at Bonhams in Los Angeles on December 14. The 5 minute, 21 second black-and-white short Hungry Hobos was created in 1928, and stars Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, along with his friend Peg Leg Pete, who get into some mischief on a train.
The short was discovered in the Huntley Film Archives, one of the U.K.’s largest archives with over 80,000 films – half of which are not properly cataloged.
Archivist Amanda Huntley said:
When we checked this …

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[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate the New Year with DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney

For a family-friendly way to celebrate New Year’s, DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney is offering a cyber celebration for kids and adults of all ages. The event was insanely popular last year, and because of this they decided to bring it back again.
From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., kids and their families will be entertained by a DJ and dance party, as well as be allowed unlimited access to all of the DisneyQuest games and attractions like the Virtual Jungle Cruise and CyberSpace Mountain. When the clock strikes midnight, a shower …

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[29 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
New Game on the Disney Fantasy Stars The Muppets

There has been a lot of exciting news surrounding Disney Cruise Line’s latest ship, the Disney Fantasy – and the latest news features a new interactive game starring The Muppets.
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and Animal will be the stars of a new adventure game called “The Case of the Stolen Show.” This interactive guest experience leads you around the ship on a quest to find over a dozen pieces of Enchanted Art and other clues, with the end goal being to help The Muppets recover their missing props for a …

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[29 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Shanghai Disneyland Expected to Receive up to 15 Million Annual Visits

Sources say that Shanghai Disneyland is expected to receive between 10.5 and 15 million visitors annually when the park opens. Construction on the new park began in April 2011, and is expected to finish in 2016.
Said Alastair M. Morrison, director with the International Academy of Tourism,
Shanghai Disneyland will be three times of the one in Hong Kong. The massive population in the Yangtze River Delta will strongly support it to be a top choice for a one-day tour.
Shanghai Disneyland will be the first Disney park on the Chinese …

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[29 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Star Sighting: Wayne Brady, Maria Bello and Others Visit Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort had a busy Thanksgiving holiday and weekend, as several stars came out to play with Disney’s iconic characters.
Maria Bello, star of the hit series Prime Suspect, posed with Duffy the Disney Bear while wearing a special mouse-eared fedora in homage to Mickey himself and the fedora she typically sports on the show.
Wayne Brady and daughter Maile also showed up to pose for photographs with Phineas and Ferb. The dynamic duo were adorned in their holiday best, but the scene-stealer was definitely Maile’s sunglasses, which complemented …

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[28 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Helps Prepare Thanksgiving Meal for Coalition for the Homeless

In an effort to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to those less fortunate, Chef Tony Marotta and his team at The Walt Disney World Resort partnered with the Coalition for the Homeless to serve close to 600 people a feast on Thanksgiving.
The meal was prepped on Sunday, and included a bounty of traditional Thanksgiving favorites like roast turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, green beans, pumpkin pie and sauces, gravy and cranberry relish all made from scratch.
Said Marotta:
It is an extremely rewarding experience to be able to provide a sense of …

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[28 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Santa and Mrs. Claus to Arrive at the Swan & Dolphin Hotel

Throughout the month of December, guests will be able to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in their specially-made custom tiki hut, complete with tropical attire and photo opportunities, at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel at Walt Disney World Resort.
In addition to the dynamic duo, guests of the hotel will also be able to experience plenty of other holiday festivities. The special services include:

A life size chocolate Santa, created by the hotel’s executive pastry chef
Mrs. Claus’s Bakeshop Delivery, where guests can order cookies and milk sent to their room, as well …

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[28 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Hurry!  Cyber Monday Deals from The Disney Store Online Today Only!

Hurry into the Disney Store online TODAY ONLY for great deals on all of the Disney gifts that you and your loved ones want the most!
Order by midnight tonight, and take an EXTRA 10% off of purchases of $50+, 15% off of $75+, 20% off of $100+, and a whopping 25% discount off of purchases $125 or more! Just apply promo code CYBER at checkout and watch the discounts pile up!
Shop everything site wide – now is a GREAT time to snag trim a tree, holiday PJs, and gifts for …

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[28 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Win a Disney Holiday Vacation From News10

If you’re eager to win an opportunity for an enchanting Disney holiday getaway, right now you can “like” News10 on Facebook for a chance to win the ultimate vacation prize package.
To enter, simply visit facebook.com/news10 and click the “like” button, where you will then be prompted to fill out the sweepstakes form. If you are already a fan of News10, simply click on the “Disney Holiday Trip” link on their Facebook page to be taken to the entry form.
If you are the lucky grand prize winner, you will receive:

Four round-trip …