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[26 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – A New Disney Animated Film in 2016, Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Rehab, and the Sorcerer’s Hat is Leaving the Studios

It’s been another week full of news at the Disney Parks and we’re here to recap the biggest stories for you.
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The biggest news around the World this week happened on Friday when Disney officially announced that the iconic Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios would be removed in early 2015.
There is no word if anything will replace the hat – or if it will find a new home in another location at the Studios. We can just add it to the growing list of attractions and other things …

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[25 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Removing Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat

The giant Sorcerer’s Hat that has greeted guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios since 2001 will soon be taken down.
Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios have either loved the hat or hated it over the past 13 years. Some say much-maligned giant blue hat took away from the section of the park dedicated to the 1930s and 1940s in Hollywood.
The hat also blocked the view of the Chinese Theater as guests walked down Hollywood Boulevard.
There have been rumors of the hat’s demise swirling in recent weeks after the big blue Sorcerer’s Hat …

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[24 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
The History Behind Disneyland’s Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree located near the Golden Horseshoe Saloon in Disneyland is more than just a tree decorated with grinning jack-o-lanterns and bright lights.
The tree was inspired by Ray Bradbury’s novel ‘The Halloween Tree’ and was dedicated to the author in 2007. Guests on Disney Cruise Line ships during the Halloween season can also see the Pumpkin Tree which is also inspired by Bradbury’s novel.
Bradbury was involved in the development of several attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World including Spaceship Earth at Epcot. He also wrote two Disney films …

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[24 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Announces Multi-Year Redesign Project

The Walt Disney World Swan and  Dolphin Hotel is getting a major makeover.
The hotel recently announced a $125 million redesign project that will transform every room in the hotel. The project is the biggest in the hotel’s history.
“As we celebrate the hotel’s 25th anniversary, it is appropriate that we mark the occasion with a renaissance of our room product,” said General Manager Fred Sawyers. “Our guests will continue to receive the level of service and hospitality that comes with a quarter century of experience while enjoying a modern new guest …

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[23 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Holidays at Walt Disney World: Cinderella Castle Set to Sparkle on November 5 and Full Candlelight Processional Narrator List Released

The winter holiday season officially kicks off November 5 at the Walt Disney World Resort with the first lighting of Cinderella Castle.
Queen Elsa will be using her Frozen powers to turn the castle into a glittering ice palace – which is actually decked out in 200,000 shimmering lights. Each night through December guests will also have a chance to enjoy the Castle Dream Lights celebration and A Frozen Holiday Wish stage show.
Once the Halloween pumpkins come down Main Street U.S.A. will be decked out with wreaths, garland, bows, sparkling lights, …

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[23 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
PANDORA’S Disney Collection Arriving at Disney Parks in November

The Disney collection from PANDORA is set to arrive in the Disney Parks next month, but Disney recently gave fans a sneak peek at the collection.
One of the collection items is the Disney Parks ‘Wonderful World’ bracelet that features a ball clasp engraved with the castle logo.
The Disney collection features .925 sterling silver and 14K gold charms that are inspired by Disney characters and other popular icons.
Some of the charms include the sterling silver Walt Disney World Resort destination charm that features a cubic zirconia star detail. There’s also a …

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[22 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Deadline Approaching to Apply for 2015 Disney Dreamer Academy with Steve Harvey

High school students hoping to apply for the 2015 Disney Dreams Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine have until October 31 to get in their applications.
The outside-the-classroom educational mentoring program takes 100 students each year to participate.
The Disney Dreamer Academy works to inspire and fuel the dreams of teen and helps them prepare for the future. The students chosen for the program will have the chance to participate in hands-on, full-immersion workshops related to varying careers paths.
Applicants for the program must answer three essay questions about their personal stories, …

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[22 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Animation Studios Announces Next Film – ‘Moana’

Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced its 56th animated feature film – Moana.
The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2016, two years ahead of the originally announced release date of 2018.
The film is a CG-animated comedy-adventure that tells the story of a spirited teenager on a mission to fulfill her ancestor’s quest.
The film is set in the ancient South Pacific world of Ocenia where Moana sets sail in search of a fabled island. She teams up with her hero the demi-god Maui and they encounter sea creatures and …

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[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Announce ‘Made With Magic’ Glowing Merchandise Items

Guests at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland will soon be able to add new items to go with their Glow With the Show ear hats.
Disney Parks just announced the debut of ‘Made With Magic’ items that, like the Glow With the Show ear hats, will light up and interact with several nighttime shows and fireworks displays at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
The new Made With Magic items include a Minnie Mouse headband, a Mickey Mouse glove, and a Sorcerer Mickey-inspired magic wand.
The magic wand has a little extra magic …

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[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Consumer Products Introduces New Disney-Branded Bagged Apples

Disney Consumer Products recently introduced new Disney and Marvel branded bagged apples at grocery stores around the country.
The bagged apples feature both Frozen and Marvel’s Spider-Man branded bags and are packaged to inspire kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.
“Beyond the toy aisle, Frozen is also keeping the produce section fresh and cool,” said John T. King, vice president of licensing, consumables, Disney Consumer Products. “The global appeal of our stories and characters gives Disney Consumer Products an opportunity to continue to expand our produce portfolio and empower parents with …