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Lionel Richie Confirmed as Third Judge for American Idol Reboot

Tue, 2017-10-03 11:34

Singer-songwriter, record producer and international superstar Lionel Richie has been officially confirmed as the third, and final judge for the upcoming American Idol reboot on ABC. From his early days with The Commodores through his expansive solo career, the music icon is one of only two songwriters in history to...

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Disney CEO confirms death of Disneyland employee in Las Vegas shooting

Tue, 2017-10-03 11:17

The tragic shooting in Las Vegas has stretched its sad arms into the Disney community. Yesterday reports began to trickle in of news about current and former Disneyland cast members who were murdered or wounded in the attack. Last night, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the news in a statement:...

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Behind-the-scenes on Disney Dream production of Beauty and the Beast

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:50

The Disney Dream may have a sore rump right now, but inside the ship is some of Disney’s highest quality family entertainment ever produced. Disney Cruise Line plans to take that to a new level with their production of “Beauty and the Beast” live musical, which debuts this November. This...

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D23 Disney Fan Club announces 2018 slate of events

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:30

If you’re a big fan of the Walt Disney Company, and if you’re reading this blog, that’s a pretty safe bet, one of the best sources of unique experiences and events is the official Disney fan club – D23. The club just had its ‘fan’-iversary on October 1 where it...

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Disney Dream suffers hull damage docking in the Bahamas this morning

Sat, 2017-09-30 22:33

The stern area of the Disney Dream cruise ship suffered a large dent in its hull while docking in Nassau, Bahamas this morning. The ship was back into the dock when the collision took place. No reports or injuries and all the damage looks to be above the water line....

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Disney World extends 20% dining discounts for Annual Passholders

Sat, 2017-09-30 21:42

As part of its 45th Anniversary, Walt Disney World offered its Annual Passholders a gift of a 20% discount at dozens of restaurants across the theme parks and resorts. The discounts were supposed to expire when the resort turned 46 this Sunday, but Disney has now said that the dining...

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Is a Hocus Pocus sequel coming to Disney Channel?

Fri, 2017-09-29 12:08

It’s a Halloween tradition, the annual watching of the hilarious “Hocus Pocus.” The 1993 film has become a beloved cult classic with fans of all generations. Many fans, and even some of the film’s stars, have even been demanding a sequel. Sarah Jessica Parker has said she would be on...

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Hocus Pocus & Nightmare Before Christmas have home at El Capitan Theatre this October

Fri, 2017-09-29 11:41

Disney’s legendary El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA is your destination this October for two Halloween season traditions: Disney’s beloved “Hocus Pocus” October 6-15, followed by the 24th annual presentation of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” October 20-31, in 3D with spine-tingling interactive 4D sensory effects, including wind, snow,...

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny is coming back with two TV specials

Fri, 2017-09-29 03:20

The popular short-form animation series Star Wars Forces of Destiny are returning with two Disney Channel specials. The series features the stories of Star Wars heroes like Rey, Sabine Wren, Jyn Erso, Hera Syndulla, Leia Organa, Ahsoka Tano, and many more giving fans insight into those moments that helped make...

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Young cast of new Avatar movies visits Pandora – The World of Avatar for role immersion

Fri, 2017-09-29 02:10

I share this with you mostly because I’m happy to see that James Cameron is still interest in “Pandora – The World of Avatar” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at least as far as using it to promote his upcoming four sequel movies. For the new young cast, they’re getting a...

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The Dream called EPCOT – 35th Anniversary Flashback

Thu, 2017-09-28 16:09

We’re just a few days away from the 35th anniversary of EPCOT’s opening day on Oct 1, 1982. To promote the idea of EPCOT to visitors to the Walt Disney World visitor center, Disney created a film called “The Dream called EPCOT.” The film offers previews of the park and...

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Making the six foot tall Gingerbread House inside Haunted Mansion Holiday

Thu, 2017-09-28 11:45

If you haven’t been to Disneyland for a ride on the Nightmare Before Christmas themed Haunted Mansion Holiday during the Halloween Time celebration at the Disneyland Resort, then you’ve missed one of the most impressive Gingerbread House creations yet to be installed in the ballroom. This is the 17th season...

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Disneyland’s longest tenured employee retires after 60 years

Thu, 2017-09-28 02:24

He is the longest tenured cast member at Disneyland, celebrating 60 years of working at Disneyland earlier this year, now chef Oscar Martinez will hang up his spatula for a well deserved retirement. For much of that time he’s been a fixture at Carnation Café located on Main Street, U.S.A.,...

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Marvel Universe LIVE stunt show coming to Orlando

Wed, 2017-09-27 11:42

Hey Orlando! get ready for an all new Marvel themed stunt show. Marvel Universe LIVE! features cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast 3D video projection mapping in a completely new thrilling adventure. Marvel fans will want to assemble for this live, legendary battle to...

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Disney Store tests updated concept store, new website

Wed, 2017-09-27 02:56

Disney’s retail arm, the Disney Store, has had its ups and downs and currently faces many of the same challenges other retail stores do – how to stay relevant when so much shopping has shifted online. To combat that trend Disney has launched both a new prototype Disney store design...

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Disney donates $500,000 to Mexico to aid recovery from Earthquakes

Tue, 2017-09-26 17:54

It’s been a few horrible weeks of natural disasters and the Walt Disney Company has stepped up to the plate making donations for recovery efforts from both Harvey and Irma, now Mickey and his pals are reaching otu to aid humanitarian relief efforts across Central Mexico with a donation of...

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Disney developing live-action musical for David Oyelowo

Tue, 2017-09-26 11:42

As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has begun early development on a a new live-action musical that will be a vehicle for English actor David Oyelowo (Selma, Queen of Katwe). Titled “Cyrano the Moor,” the movie would take elements from both William Shakespeare’s “Othello,” a dark tale...

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Walt Disney World workers to rally for higher wages

Mon, 2017-09-25 12:08

Walt Disney World workers are planning to rally for improved wages. Right now six unions represent around 38,000 of Walt Disney World’s workers. They’re in the middle of negotiations to earn higher wages and improve the living conditions for them and their families. The group is planning to hold “Rally...

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Very Merrytime Disney Cruises still available in 2017

Mon, 2017-09-25 11:55

If you’re looking for a magical vacation for your family this holiday season, consider a trip that’s both nautical and nice: a Disney cruise that’s all decked out with holiday cheer. Starting early November, all four ships of the Disney Cruise Line add sparkle as part of its Very Merrytime...

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Big Hero 6 The Series — First Extended Clip

Mon, 2017-09-25 03:47

A new extended clip for Big Hero 6 The Series on DisneyXD is a much welcome sneak peek at how the characters will appear in the new show. In the clip Hiro, Baymax, Honey Lemon, Go Go, and Wasabi defuse a situation at the Lucky Cat Café before attending to...

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