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[25 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Lincoln’ Earn 2013 Oscars

Last night, Hollywood celebrated the performers, creators, and  at the 2013 Academy Awards. While Argo earned Best Picture, several Disney films were also honored with Oscars at the ceremony, which also included an appearance by the cast of The Avengers.
Following its wins at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Annie Awards, Disney/Pixar’s recent film Brave earned the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Co-directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman accepted the award, making Chapman the first woman to earn an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The film beat out fellow Disney nominees Wreck-It Ralph and Frankenweenie. Also recognized …

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[24 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Mark Hamill Officially In Talks to Reprise Role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Last week, we let you know that Harrison Ford was reportedly in talks to reprise his role in Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars sequel. While there’s still no official word yet on Ford’s participation in the film, this week brought the news that another original Star Wars star has been in talks for the film: Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Hamill revealed that George Lucas, who will serve as a creative consultant on the film, has approached Hamill and the original trilogy’s other …

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[23 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Clips Released from ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’

We’re so excited to see Disney’s upcoming film Oz: The Great and Powerful, which tells the story about the infamous Wizard’s arrival in Oz. While the film is still a few weeks away from its official theatrical release, this week brought the release of a few new clips and a behind-the-scenes featurette that give us a better look at what to expect in this intriguing new film.
The first clip, entitled “Bananas,” features Oscar Diggs/The Wizard (James Franco) and Finley the flying monkey (voiced by Zach Braff) on the Yellow Brick …

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[23 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Dapper Dans to Perform Boy Band Hits in New Limited Time Magic Event

Last week, we let you know about a new Limited Time Magic offering for Presidents Day at the Disney Parks, which featured special performances by the Voices of Liberty a capella group. Next week’s Limited Time Magic offering, however, will bring a very different kind of a capella sound to the parks, as the Dapper Dans on Main Street U.S.A. will be celebrating their role as “the original boy band” with some pop hits.
In both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, guests will be able to hear the …

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[23 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Evite and Disney Partner to Create Disney-Themed Digital Invitations

Popular digital invitation site Evite has partnered with Disney’s Spoonful.com (a craft website) to create Disney-themed invitations.
With the new partnership, Evite users will be able to choose from a selection of Disney-themed templates to craft their digital invitations, whether it’s for a birthday party, baby shower or another group event. There are many characters to choose from, including the Disney Princesses, Mickey and Minnie, characters from Cars, Toy Story, Phineas and Ferb, Alice in Wonderland, Tangled, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Shake it Up and Doc McStuffins.
The templates were a joint collaboration …

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[23 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Good Fortune For All during the Chinese New Year at Hong Kong Disneyland

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy New Year!)
This February, guests to Hong Kong Disneyland can share in the celebration of the Spring Festival, otherwise known as the Chinese New Year. The month-long event will feature new merchandise, new photo opportunities, and new clothes for Mickey and the gang!
In the New Year, it is traditionally considered lucky to hand out even denominations of money in lai see, or red envelopes (red is one of the central colors of the annual event). At Hong Kong Disneyland, guests will be able to purchase Mickey …

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[22 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Announced as Official Specialty Coffee Provider for Disney

Our friends at the Disney Food Blog have announced that Disney has partnered with Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. They will now be the official specialty coffee provider for both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort as well as Disney Vacation Club resorts.
For guests who were unhappy with Disney’s current Nescafe offerings, this is great news. Additionally, this new partnership will not affect the addition of Starbucks coffee locations coming to Disney World and Disneyland over the next few years.
While Joffrey’s has sold their coffee products at kiosks in …

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[22 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Rumor: Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney Slated for Renovations?

Walt Disney World has historically remained tight-lipped about the future of Downtown Disney, but ParkRumors.com have found some interesting documents that describe a complete overhaul of the shopping, dining and entertainment district.
According to the site, documents were filed with the South Florida Water Management District describing a brand new Downtown Disney, complete with name change: Disney Springs. If the rumors are to be believed, Disney Springs will be divided into six neighborhoods with their own distinct look and feel.
ParkRumors.com breaks it down this way:

“The Gateway,” the section of Disney Springs that …

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[22 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Invites You to Meet Mickey & Minnie at Adventurers Outpost

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
Beginning next spring, visitors to Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be able to meet and mingle with Mickey and Minnie Mouse in the all-new Adventurers Outpost, located on Discovery Island. This new meet-and-greet location is the headquarters for the traveling duo, but they’ll have plenty of time to meet fans before heading off on their next whirlwind adventure.
The indoor retreat will be located in the spot previously occupied by the Beastly Bazaar shop on Discovery Island. Now that Mickey and Minnie have their own …

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[21 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Beautifully Disney Cosmetics Collection Coming to Disney Parks

The Disney Parks Blog has revealed the first look at Beautifully Disney, a new cosmetics and beauty product line coming to Disney Parks.
The new collection will be inspired by famous Disney characters, and is the first collection of its kind for Disney Parks. Not only will it enable guests to enjoy timeless beauty, but the wearable colors and high quality products are designed for the true beauty – and Disney – enthusiast who loves to experiment. While little is known about the anticipated launch of this collection, we do know …