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[24 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Marvel Comics Creates Special Comic for Children’s Hospitals Around the Country

Marvel has created a special fold-out comic poster that will be distributed to almost 450 hospitals around the country.
Disney and Child Life Council have worked together since 2014 to provide these fold-out comic posters to be included in care packages for the hospitals. The comics have starred Iron Man and Captain America in the past.
This year’s comic features the Guardians of the Galaxy in a tale about friendship, camaraderie, and relying on others when in need of help. Marvel wanted to show that there’s no shame in needing help from …

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[23 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Named “Most Powerful Brand” and One of the World’s “Most Admired Companies”

The Walt Disney Company received some major accolades earlier this month when it landed at the top of two corporate lists.
Fortune named The Walt Disney Company to its list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for 2016. The Company is listed in the number one spot on the entertainment industry list, and it is number five on the Top 50 Rank this year.
The rankings from Fortune are “the definitive report card on corporate reputations” according to the magazine’s website.
Prior to landing on Fortune’s list, the Company was named the World’s …

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[23 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Launches #ShareYourEars Online Campaign to Aid Make-A-Wish

As part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, Disney Parks has launched a new social media campaign aimed at providing a $1 million donation to Make-A-Wish.
For each “ear photo” fans share on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #ShareYourEars DisneyParks will donate $5 to Make-A-Wish. The end goal is a $1 million donation.
Disney and Make-A-Wish have worked together since 1980, granting more than 100,000 wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions.
Fans can share their ear photos online through March 14. For more information about the #ShareYourEars campaign visit ShareYourEars.org.

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[22 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
More Details Announced for Star Wars-themed Lands at Disney Parks

Disney has announced more details for the Star Wars-themed lands that are coming to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The details were announced during a segment of the Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 television special. Harrison Ford introduced the segment during the show.
Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm are collaborating to bring the Star Wars galaxy to life and fans had a chance to see artist renderings of what the lands will look like.
A new attraction will give guests the chance to board the Millennium Falcon and pilot the ship, “steering …

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[22 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Vinylmation Movieland Series Debuts at Disney Parks

A brand new Vinylmation series has arrived at the Disney Parks.
The Movieland Series 1 is a limited-release mystery series featuring right figures – seven “known designs” and one “mystery chaser” figure.
The Vinylamtion in this series are presented in a box that is inspired by vintage movie ads.
The Movieland Series 1 includes characters from The Rocketeer, Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, the Shaggy Dog, V.I.N.Cent from The Black Hole, and the robot diver from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Two other figures are Tron and Condorman.
This …

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[21 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News – New ‘Star Wars’ Experiences, Food & Wine Festival Dates, and More

It’s been a huge week in the Disney news cycle with announcements about new experiences, dates for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, and so much more!
Let’s jump right in and break it down.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is going to become very popular with Star Wars fans way before the new expansion opens! A brand-new slate of experiences begins at the park this spring.
Starting April 4, a brand new Star Wars stage show – Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away – will be performed daily at the Center Stage in …

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[20 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Balance Running Trails Created at the Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort and New Balance – the official running show of runDisney – have created more than 16 miles of running and/or walking trails at Walt Disney World.
The running trails give guests an area for walking or running and are open every day and night.
The trails including one along the Seven Seas Lagoon between Disney’s Polynesian Village and the Grand Floridian; a tree-lined trail at Disney’s Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge; a trail around Disney’s BoardWalk, Yacht Club, and Beach Club; and more.
To see all of the …

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[19 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Star Wars’ Experiences and Fireworks Show Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars fans have more reasons to visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning this spring thanks to the start of two new experiences and a new fireworks spectacular.
Starting April 4, a brand new Star Wars stage show – Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away – will be performed daily at the Center Stage in front of the Chinese Theater. The show will feature moments from the film saga and characters including Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, and Darth Maul.
Also on April 4, The Force Awakens baddie Captain Phasma will lead a …

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[19 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Two New Character Experiences Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Spring

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will soon be home to two brand-new character experiences.
At Echo Lake guests can check out the all-new Celebrity Spotlight where they’ll have a chance to meet everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.
The summer-loving snowman will be living out his dream of summer on the beach.
The other new character experience – Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams – will be located off Commissary Lane near the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.
Here guests can meet Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who are living their dream as A-list Hollywood stars. Guests …

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[18 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Dates Announced for 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The dates have been announced for the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!
This year’s festival runs from September 14 through November 14.
That means this year’s festival – the 21st – will run for two entire months.
Once again at this year’s Food and Wine Festival guests can enjoy the Marketplace Booths serving up food and wine, culinary demonstrations from celebrity chefs, seminars, the Eat to the Beat concert series, and more.
For the most up-to-date information on the Food and Wine Festival you’ll want to check out the 2016 Epcot Food …