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[25 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party to be Updated Beginning This Fall at the Magic Kingdom

Disney is updating a fan favorite parade at the Magic Kingdom.
The Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party is getting a new name – Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! – in addition to new music, characters, and a new chance for guests to be part of the show.
The parade, which has been at the Magic Kingdom since 2009, will now feature Stitch and Phineas & Ferb in additional to the parade’s emcee, stilt walkers, and other Disney characters.
Move It! Shake It! will still begin on Main …

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[25 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
More Villains and Not-So-Spooky Fun Added to the 2014 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom

This year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom has  more villainous fun in store for guests.
The Villains Mix & Mingle – Live on Stage will be performed several times each night at the Castle Forecourt Stage and guests will also be able to meet some of their favorite villains at locations around the Magic Kingdom.
Jafar will be holding court in Adventureland, while the Queen of Hearts will be in Fantasyland near the Mad Tea Party, and Lotso will be meeting fans in Tomorrowland near Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger …

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[24 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Hosts Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit

Earlier this month Disney Interactive played host to the first-ever Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit.
The event was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, which happens to be the home of Disney Interactive’s Avalanch Software and featured 22 Toy Box Artists from around the world.
Disney Infinity Vice President John Blackburn and executive producer John Vignocchi gave participants a chance to check out the new features in the Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition Toy Box. Participants also had a chance to be part of a 15-hour hackathon to experience all the new funcitons.
The …

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[23 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Will Not Host the Festival of the Masters this Fall

Disney has announced that this year’s Festival of the Masters has been cancelled.
The three-day art festival has been held at Downtown Disney, which is currently undergoing a lengthy transformation into Disney Springs.
According to Disney the area where Festival of the Masters is traditionally located is “unavailable due to expansion work” and therefore Disney is unable to host the event.
The Festival has been housed across Downtown Disney’s West Side.
Last year’s Festival of the Masters featured more than 300 artists who showcased painting, photography, sculptures, glasswork, and more.
Artists who were planning to …

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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Conducting Search for Two Disney Ambassadors

The Walt Disney World Resort is once again searching for cast members to fill the roles of Disney Ambassadors.
the Disney Ambassadors program started during Disneyland’s 10th anniversary when Walt Disney chose the first Ambassador. Since 1971 there have been 72 Walt Disney World Ambassadors.
Every two years cast members are invited to participate in the selection process which includes several rounds of interviews. Finalists are given an opportunity to interact with cast, visit non-profit organizations, and test their media interview skills.
“Being selected as an Ambassador is one of the highest honors …

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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Elsa & Anna’s Boutique Opening Soon at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District

As the Frozen phenomenon continues, Disneyland has announced the addition of a new themed boutique.
Elsa & Anna’a Boutique is scheduled to open soon at the Downtown Disney District in the location that is currently home to Studio Disney 365. The area will start its transformation on September 2 and the  new boutique will open in mid-September.
There’s no word yet on what type of merchandise the new shop will offer, but it’s a safe bet that it’ll be inspired by Elsa, Anna, and their other Frozen friends.
In other Disneyland news, guests …

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[21 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Star Wars’: Force for Change Raises $4.26 Million for UNICEF

The Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has raised $4.26 million for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The unique fundraising initiative was launched earlier this summer and gave donors a chance to give money to UNICEF and win a grand prize visit to the Star Wars: Episode VII set.
The money raised by Star Wars: Force for Change came from citizens of 125 countries and is enough to support seven or eight new UNICEF Innovation Labs.
D.C. Barns of Denver, Colorado was the grand prize winner and will receive a trip to …

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[21 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
More Details Announced for Third Annual Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub

The third annual Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant happens Labor Day weekend and it’s full of live music, step dancing, and great food.
The music starts August 29 at 4 p.m. and again at noon on August 30 and runs through Monday, September 1.
The lineup for this year’s Hooley includes: Scythian, The Raglan Rebels, Drops of Green, The Brayzen Heads, and The West Coast Trio.
The Hooley also features free dance workshops all weekend – ‘From Our Roots to Riverdance’ – led by Ronan McCormack from the …

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[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Adds Ultimate Day VIP Tour to Special Events

There’s a brand new VIP experience for guests at the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
The Ultimate Day VIP Tour begins with champagne at the VIP Lounge in the Festival Center at Wonder’s Retreat. The tour includes a chance to ride several popular attractions including Test Track, Soarin’, Spaceship Earth, and The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
There is a hosted beverage tasting at the VIP Lounge followed by a six-course tapas lunch that is paried with wines, ales, or spirits. Lunch is followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Greenhouse …

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[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Lineup Announced for 2014 Night of Joy at the Walt Disney World Resort

The 2014 Night of Joy musical event takes place September 5 and 6 at the Magic Kingdom and Disney has released the lineup of musical acts.
The musical lineup for this year is:
Friday, September 5
Castle Forecourt Stage

7:40 p.m. – Matthew West
9:20 p.m. – Chris Tomlin
11:30 p.m. – Hillsong United

Galaxy Stage

7:30 p.m. – Building 429
8:50 p.m. – Building 429
10:25 p.m. – Mandisa
12:10 a.m. – for KING & COUNTRY

Rockettower Plaza Stage

8:05 p.m. – Matt Maher
9:40 p.m. – The Neverclaim

Saturday, September 6
Castle Forecourt Stage

7:40 p.m. – MercyMe
9:30 p.m. – Gospel Music Association Winner Phil …