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[27 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic to Perform ‘Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies’

Editor’s Note:  We welcome guest writer Cari Keebaugh back for another great story about what’s going on in the wide world of Disney!
On October 13 and 14, the hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania will be alive with the sound of music – Disney music, that is!
Disney fans won’t want to miss these performances of “Disney in Concert” by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, complete with synchronized Disney animation and art projected behind the musicians. The performances will also feature four phenomenal guest soloists – Candice Nicole, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Andrew Johnson, and Aaron Phillips – whose experiences range …

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[27 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Chase Cardholders to Enjoy Special Privileges at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Chase announced they will be expanding their relationship with The Walt Disney Company by becoming the presenting sponsor of the 17th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
This brings good news for Chase cardholders, as they will be able to enjoy special privileges while sampling the food, fun and festivities the festival offers. Customers who hold a Chase debit or credit card will be able to enjoy exclusive access to the Chase Lounge, where they can relax and enjoy complimentary drinks, charging stations, free Wi-Fi, and other amenities only available to …

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[27 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s ‘Where’s My Water?’ App Gets ‘Frankenweenie’ Makeover

Disney’s Where’s My Water? mobile app recently celebrated its one year anniversary, and will be getting a Frankenweenie-inspired makeover just in time for the Halloween season.
Today, Disney released 10 new levels of gameplay for free, which feature spooky music, black & white coloring and a cameo from Sparky, the dog from the film who comes back to life. Additionally, players will be able to obtain icons and collectibles while they play.
The app is available for the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone as well as Android devices.

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[27 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Halloween Pins Coming to Disneyland Resort

This year, a new collection of pins inspired by Nightmare Before Christmas and “Haunted Mansion Holiday” will be coming to Disneyland Resort.

The limited edition pins are full of surprises, which will be revealed whenever you slide the open, open a hinge or make it spin. Additionally, there will be a lanyard medal and pin set and a mystery pin set.

Finally, there will be a special pin based on the gingerbread house from the ballroom scene of “Haunted Mansion Holiday.” This pin is sure to be a favorite among guests, so …

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[27 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Sells National Harbor Plot for $11 Million

The Peterson Cos., which sold Disney a National Harbor parcel of land three years ago, has bought back the plot for $11 million – the same price Disney paid when the company sold it.
Originally, The Walt Disney Company had plans to build a 500-room resort on the plot, which would be linked with its Adventures by Disney guided tours service. However, late last year Disney backed out of the project because of expansion plans that were already underway at their various properties.
Jon M. Peterson, senior vice president of the Peterson …

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[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Releases ‘Disney Princess’  Video Game

Disney Interactive has announced the release of Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure for the WII, 3DS and PC.
This new interactive game allows players to immerse themselves in the worlds of several popular Disney Princesses, including Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Tiana and Rapunzel. By wielding a magic wand, players must save the Disney Princess from vicious Imps who are trying to take over.
Javier Ferreira, senior vice president of publishing, Disney Interactive, said:
We’re excited to announce the launch of Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure as the newest addition to the Disney Interactive video game …

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[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Crew Member On Set of ‘The Lone Ranger’ Dies

48-year-old Michael Andrew Bridger, who was working as a crew member on the set of Disney’s The Lone Ranger,passed away last week.
Bridger was dressed in scuba gear and cleaning out a pool that was to be used on the film set in Acton, CA, northeast of Los Angeles. It appears he suffered a heart attack while working, but an autopsy will reveal the official cause of death.
Walt Disney Studios says its thoughts are with Bridger’s friends and family, and they are making every effort to identify the cause of death. …

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[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Where’s My Water?’ Celebrates First Birthday

Last September, Swampy the Alligator was introduced in the smash hit mobile game Where’s My Water? for iOS and Android devices. Since then, Swampy has taken the world by storm – and is the first Disney character to originate in a mobile game.
Where’s My Water? was an immediate success, jumping to the top of the App Store charts for multiple weeks. Since then, Disney Mobile Games has added 350 additional levels; launched a free version of the game and even introduced a Phineas and Ferb themed addition to the lineup …

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[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Alton Fitzgerald White to Release ‘Disney My Way’ in October

Alton Fitzgerald White, who plays Mufasa in Broadway’s The Lion King, will be releasing his second solo album next month: Disney My Way.
The album will feature popular Disney tunes from such classic films as Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Aladdin and many more. Additionally, the album features a 12-piece orchestra with arrangements by Jim Abbot. The track list includes:
1. Strangers Like Me (Tarzan)
2. A Whole New World (Aladdin)
3. They Live In You (The Lion King)
4. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)
5. If I Can’t Love Her (Beauty and the Beast)
6. Her Voice (The …

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[25 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Epcot’s 30th Anniversary with Special Events and Merchandise

Disney’s Epcot will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year on October 1. A schedule of special events was released this week, including two history presentations featuring Disney legend Marty Sklar. Throughout the day on October 1, guests can attend these events in the World Showplace courtesy of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. These presentations are included in park admission and are limited in seating.
•1-2 p.m. – Designing the Future – Past and Present: A panel of Disney Imagineers remembers 30 years of building tomorrow!
•4:30–6 …