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[19 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Pledges $1 Million in Hurricane Relief

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will donate $1 million to assist the people and communities that were affected by Hurricane Matthew.
The money will be used in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
In a press release Disney CEO Bob Iger said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all the children and families whose lives were impacted by this tragic storm. We hope that Disney’s support will aid ongoing relief efforts as people begin to recover and rebuild.”
The funds will go to the American Red Cross and …

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[19 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks and Resorts Honored in ‘Conde Nast’ Readers’ Choice Awards

Disney Parks and Resorts has been honored by the 2016 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards.
The 29th annual awards has named the Disney Parks and Resorts a top vacation destination and several resort hotels were also honored.
Hotels on the list at the Walt Disney World Resort include: Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Inn, Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village Resort, Wilderness Lodge, Yacht and Beach Club, and the Swan and Dolphin.
Disneyland Resort hotels honored were: Disneyland Hotel and the Grand Californian Resort & Spa.
Other resorts honored include Disney’s Hilton …

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[18 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Star Wars’ Merchandise Arriving at Disney Parks this Fall

Star Wars fans will find a new slate of themed merchandise at the Disney Parks this fall, ahead of the December release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The merchandise includes novelty items, purses, plush toys, and more.
One of the new items is an Imperial Comlink Bluetooth Communicator, similar to the one used in Episode IV by Luke Skywalker. The Bluetooth device allows user to take calls and play music when connected to a smartphone.
Another new item arriving in December is a remote-controlled Mouse Droid, similar to the one seen …

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[18 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Paris Prepares to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary in 2017

Disneyland Paris celebrates its 25th anniversary on April 12, 2017 and the park is already getting ready for the celebration.
Guests visiting during the 25th anniversary will experience new decorations and shows, a reimagined daytime Disney Stars on Parade, and a Disney Illuminations nighttime show featuring Le Chateau de La Belle au Bois Dormant.
Star Tours: The Adventure Continues will reopen in time for the anniversary, and Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain brings a new twist to fan favorite Space Mountain.
New character meet-and-greets will be part of the celebration and each night will …

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[17 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Experiences for Kids Coming to the Disney Wonder

The Oceaneer Club on the Disney Wonder will soon be the new favorite spot for young cruisers this fall.
The reimagined space will feature super heroes, princesses, and more – all for kids on board the Wonder.
The new space includes the Marvel Super Heroes Academy: Spider-Man’s Web-Warriors 101. This area is hosted by Spider-Man and includes a special training course for future Super Heroes. Kids can create masks, test their spider-sense, and learn how to climb like Spider-man.
In the Frozen Adventures: A Royal Frozen Coronation with Anna and Elsa, kids can …

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[17 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Elena of Avalor’ Television Movie to Debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in November

A brand new television movie based on the Elena of Avalor series premieres November 20 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
Elena and the Secret of Avalor tells the backstory of how Elena was imprisoned in her magical amulet by the evil sorceress, Shuriki – who is voiced by Jane Fonda. Elena was eventually set free by Princess Sofia of Enchancia.
The song ‘My Time,’ which is Elena’s anthem, will make its debut in the television movie. The song is performed by Aimee Carrero, who also voices Elena.
Elena of Avalor ranks among …

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[16 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: New Holiday Spectacular, Weddings at the Magic Kingdom, and More

Happy Sunday! It was another busy week of Disney news so let’s dive in and see what’s happening!
Even without the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights this holiday season, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is ready to celebrate the holidays with an all-new nighttime spectacular!
‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ starts at the Studios on November 14, coming to life on, above, and around the Chinese Theater. The show features projections, special effects, fireworks, and a seasonal music score.
‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM’ is led by elves Wayne and Lanny from Prep & Landing, and …

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[15 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Gears Up for 2017 NFL Pro Bowl

The 2017 NFL Pro Bowl is coming to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the Walt Disney World Resort and now fans can vote for their favorite players to be part of the events.
Fans can cast their vote to select the 2017 Pro Bowl players at NFL.com/probowl/ballot from now through December 13.
Events planned for the 2017 include Pro Bowl AFC and NFC practices at the ESPN Wide World of Sports; NFL Flag Championships and Punt, Pass, and Kick National Championships; and more.
The Pro Bowl events will also include …

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[14 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ Holiday Spectacular Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is getting into the holiday spirit this year with an all-new holiday spectacular.
The ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ starts at the Studios on November 14, coming to life on, above, and around the Chinese Theater. The show features projections, special effects, fireworks, and a seasonal music score.
‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM’ is led by elves Wayne and Lanny from Prep & Landing, and features holiday moments from Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Bambi, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more.
Guests will be able to book reservations …

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[14 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Guests Can Meet Princess Elena at the Magic Kingdom Beginning November 24

A new Disney Princess is coming to the Magic Kingdom for a new meet-and-greet.
Princess Elena of Avalor was welcomed to the theme park earlier this summer in royal fashion with The Princess Elena Welcome Show, but beginning November 24, guests can finally meet Elena too!
Elena will meet fans in the Princess Fairytale Hall alongside other Disney Princesses. Guests can choose to meet Cinderella and Elena, or Tiana and Rapunzel.
FastPass+ reservations for the Princess Elena meet-and-greet open today, October 14.
Princess Elena is the first Disney Princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures. …