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[28 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces 2012 Schedule of Special Events

D23 members will have a lot to look forward to in 2012. The official Disney Fan Club, which premiered in 2009, will be celebrating its third year with some spectacular and one-of-a-kind events taking place across the country for D23 members.

“To help D23 celebrate its third ‘fanniversary,’ we developed the most exciting lineup yet of special events to bring our members truly one-of-a-kind Disney experiences,” said Steven Clark, head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. “We’re excited to visit our fans all around the country, and to create events we hope will …

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[27 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Disneynature Announces “See ‘Chimpanzee’, Save Chimpanzees” Initiative with Jane Goodall Institute

This week, Disneynature announced a new partnership that will allow audience members to give back to and support the animals they observe onscreen. To celebrate the release of Disneynature’s newest film, Chimpanzee, this April, Disney has joined forces with the Jane Goodall Institute for the “See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees” program. For the film’s opening week in theaters (April 20-26, 2012), Disney will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute for every moviegoer who attends a screening of the film. The donations, which will be made through the Disney Worldwide …

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[26 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
‘Live With Kelly’ to Broadcast from Disney’s Aulani in February

This week, ABC’s hit show LIVE! with Kelly announced that the show will be traveling for a week to Disney’s newest resort, Aulani. The show, hosted by Kelly Ripa, will broadcast from the beautiful Hawaiian resort for five shows, which will be aired February 20-24, 2012.
The resort, located in Ko Olina, Hawaii on the island of O’ahu, blends traditional Hawaiian culture and beauty with a touch of Disney magic, making it a one-of-a-kind experience for families. Set against the backdrop of the resort’s beachfront cove, LIVE‘s week of shows at the …

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[26 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Cast Members Say ‘Thank You’ to Troops with ‘Operation Uplift’

Disney VoluntEARS serve their communities in many helpful ways, but one of their most heartwarming gestures of outreach is “Operation Uplift.”
The postcard campaign to American Troops serving overseas was begun in 1995, when a Disneyland Cast Member was inspired to reach out to the men and women serving in active duty military roles all over the world.  It all began with a letter from a soldier, who said that, while troops didn’t receive much mail, when they did, it truly brightened their days, and showed them that people back home …

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[25 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Candlelight Processional Kicks Off This Evening at Epcot

It promises to be a star-studded celebration of Christmas at Walt Disney World, as Epcot begins celebrating the holiday this evening with its annual Candlelight Processional.
The hugely popular Christmas tradition features a celebrity narrator retelling the traditional story of Christmas.  Intermingled with favorite Christmas carols performed by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir, the celebration culminates in a live “Christmas tree” made up of the singers themselves.
If you enjoy classic celebrations of the Christmas season, then you will not want to miss out on this special celebration, which will …

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[25 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Participate in National Family Volunteer Day

Last weekend, over 1,200 Disney VoluntEARS and their friends and families participated in National Family Volunteer Day. The VoluntEARS at the Orange County Food Bank helped assemble 26,341 food boxes for seniors in need this holiday season.
In fact, the 421 pounds of food that went into the boxes set a record for the amount of food and the most food boxes ever assembled during one day at the Orange County Food Bank!
Since it’s creation six years ago, in conjunction with Disneyland Resort, this special event has become one of the …

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[24 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Santa Claus Arrives at Walt Disney World

Santa Claus has officially arrived at the Walt Disney World Resort, and you’ll be able to catch him at several locations throughout the area. Santa’s Chalet, which opened November 18 at Downtown Disney, will operate from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through the Thanksgiving holiday. Starting November 25, his hours will be extended from noon to 10 p.m. all the way until Christmas. Santa Goofy will then take over from December 25 until January 1, greeting guests from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Beginning November 25, you’ll also be able to …

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[24 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Executive Joins Brand USA Board of Directors

Late last week, sources announced that Randy Garfield, president of Walt Disney Travel Company and executive vice president of Worldwide Sales & Travel Operations of Disney Destinations, joined Brand USA’s board of directors.
In order to attract more foreign visitors to the United States, Brand USA hopes to draw on top tourism and travel experts like Garfield before they launch the  nation’s first tourism marketing campaign.
Says Stephen J. Cloobeck, chairman of the board:
Randy brings a phenomenal record of international sales and marketing success with one of the most recognized brands …

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[24 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
BLINK by Wet Seal Opens at Downtown Disney West Side

BLINK by Wet Seal has officially opened in Downtown Disney West Side at The Walt Disney World Resort. While the store focuses mainly on denim, they will also offer fashion tops and accessories.
Serving as an extension of the Wet Seal brand, BLINK will offer a comprehensive selection of five fits, over twenty different washes and three different lengths to help every woman find her perfect pair of jeans. While their signature brand Blue Asphalt will feature heavily in the store, BLINK will also carry trendy fashion-forward brand names and have …

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[23 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Store Offering Black Friday Discounts

Dubbed “Magical Friday” in the Disney universe, Disney Store has several special deals and discounts planned for consumers this year. In fact, more than 150 retail locations, as well as Disneystore.com, will open at midnight on November 24 to celebrate this magical shopping day.
If you shop between midnight and 10 a.m. on “Magical Friday,” you will enjoy store-wide savings of 20% off all merchandise – even some that’s already on sale. Additionally, many of Disney Store’s popular items will be at $10, $15 and $20 price points.
Jim Fielding, president of …