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[25 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Best Friends Coming to Walt Disney World with Free Treats for Canines

This weekend, the Best Friends Pet Care Treat Truck will be heading to Walt Disney World Resort bringing free cookies and ice cream to canines. The truck will be making stops at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Dog Park, downtown Celebration and at Best Friends Pet Care on Bonnet Creek Parkway beginning Thursday, January 26 until February 4.
Various community dog parks in Orlando, Apopka, Kissimmee and Winter Garden will also see a visit from the Treat Truck.
Best Friends is the exclusive pet care provider for the Walt Disney World Resort, and they’ve …

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[25 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Star Sighting: Jodie Sweetin Celebrates 30th Birthday at Disneyland Resort

Best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on Full House, Jodie Sweetin celebrated her 30th birthday by spending a fun filled day at Disneyland.
While her birthday party was held the night before, Sweetin celebrated the day of by heading to the park with her boyfriend, Morty Coyle and daughter Zoie from a previous relationship.
At Disney’s California Adventure, she even ran into Full House co-star John Stamos, where the two posed for the camera and looked like they were having a great time.

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[24 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Book a 5-Night Stay at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Get the 6th Night Free

Right now, Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa located in Oahu is offering guests a sixth night free, plus a complimentary breakfast, when they book a five-night consecutive stay at the resort.
With this exclusive offer, guests can not only extend their stay at the resort, but be treated to a delicious feast of breakfast items in the resort’s Olelo Lounge. The complimentary breakfast features fruit, pastries, hot teas, and coffee.
This new spring offer is available for booking until February 29, 2012. To book your trip, visit DisneyAulani.com or call (800) 824-1146 …

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[24 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Finding Nemo 3D’ Trailer Released

The Academy Award-winning Finding Nemo will be returning to theaters in 3D, and the official trailer has just been released for your enjoyment. Experience the classic story all over again in Disney Digital 3D and see the movie when it arrives in theaters September 14, 2012.
Check out the trailer below, and mark your calendars for when the movie hits theaters this fall!

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[24 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Woman Brings Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against The Walt Disney Company

Kellie Rodriguez, who attended a 2011 taping of Disney’s popular sitcom Good Luck Charlie, is suing the Walt Disney Company for the alleged sexual misconduct that took place during the taping.
According to the lawsuit, Rodriguez was subjected to lewd and inappropriate acts at the hands of crowd entertainer Ron Pearson. Rodriguez, along with two other audience members, were chosen by Pearson to participate in a contest that involved a “silly dance” to The Village People tune “YMCA.” However, Rodriguez claims the “silly dance” was anything but silly. In fact, Rodriguez …

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[23 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney CEO Bob Iger Earned 12 Percent More Money in 2011

In a regulatory filing on Friday, Disney disclosed their CEO’s and other top executives salaries. Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly earned a 12 percent increase in salary in 2011 compared to the previous year, and a whopping 45% increase compared to his earnings in 2009, making his total earnings for 2011 $31.4 million.
Other top executives earnings were also filed. Jay Rasulo, Disney’s CFO, earned $9.9 million, while general counsel and senior executive vice president Alan Braverman made $6.9 million. Jayne Parker, executive vice president and chief human resources officer also …

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[23 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Disney Store Set to Open in Orlando’s Mall at Millenia

Visitors to Orlando will have another Disney destination to take in this summer; taking a cue from the Disney Store that was remodeled last year at the Florida Mall, a brand new Disney Store will be opening this summer in Mall at Millenia.
The store will have many magical Disney touches, including a “Pixie Dust Trail” that winds through the different areas of the store, which are called neighborhoods. Each neighborhood will have its own special features, such as the Disney Princess neighborhood which will include a castle and a “magic …

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[23 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Lunar New Year at Disneyland Park This Week

Guests who visit Disneyland Park this week will enjoy an added bonus:  celebration of Lunar New Year!
The Happy Lunar New Year Celebration!, which began last Friday and will run through January 29, includes special dance and music performances and decorations befitting the holiday.  Extra character meet-and-greets will also take place in front of “It’s a Small World.”  Mulan, Mushu, and other Disney characters will help to ring in the New Year with guests.
The Lunar New Year is a time for celebration in the Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean cultures, marked by …

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[22 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Wine Bar Coming to Epcot’s Italy Pavilion

Following the success of the uber popular La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion, Epcot has announced that an Italian-themed wine bar will be coming to the park later this year.
As part of the current renovation to the Italy Pavilion’s table service restaurant, Tutto Italia, Gusto Wine Bar will open April 28.  The brand new space will be adjacent to the restaurant, and will feature a look and feel reminiscent of an ancient Italian wine cellar, complete with stone floors and walls, with bricked arches throughout the space.  The …

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[22 Jan 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Main Street Electrical Parade Versus SpectroMagic: Which Do You Prefer?

The sentence was vague and fleeting, like the glow from a light that shines for a moment, and then vanishes. That it lacked an attribution as to source made it even more indefinite. It was exactly what it purported to be, a rumor, yet even the mere possibility sent my heart racing.
It was buried in the December 21, 2011 “WDW News and Rumors” rundown from a popular Disney community website and it read:
“There’s a possibility that SpectroMagic could return in October 2012.”
Craving something more definitive, I searched for corroboration. If …