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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 10/20/17

disunplugged.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 23:34
In this episode, Disney historian and author David Lesjak join Michael and Craig to talk about Walt Disney’s wartime service during World War I. Connecting with Walt is an “event” podcast. Several times a year, a new show will be released every Friday for an entire month. Connecting with Walt will be back in January [...]
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Surprise Visits From Mickey Mouse To Delight His Biggest Fans Around The World

disneylandnews.com/ - Wed, 2017-11-01 21:13
To Celebrate His Birthday, Disney’s Brightest Star Will Visit Fans In England, China, Japan And Other Destinations, Culminatingwith An Appearance On “Good Morning America.”

BURBANK, Calif., November 1, 2017 — To celebrate his upcoming birthday, Mickey Mouse is surprising some of his biggest fans in eight locations around the globe. Leading up to the big day—November 18—Mickey will take off to such exciting destinations as Japan, Chile, Canada, China, England and the United States. These magical moments will be captured and shared on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Facebook and Instagram pages. Mickey will bring a few more surprises when he visits the Good Morning America studios in New York City on November 15. Fans are encouraged to join the fun on social media using #HappyBirthdayMickey.

Disney Stores and shopDisney.com

In honor of the occasion, Disney’s e-commerce site shopDisney.com will feature special Mickey birthday merchandise from November 16–23, and on November 18, all Disney Stores in the U.S. will host celebrations throughout the day with entertainment and activities.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

On Mickey’s birthday, the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, as well as Disney Stores in the United States, will be distributing commemorative “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons. Disneyland Park in Anaheim will host a special cavalcade featuring some of Mickey’s friends along with the Disneyland Band; and at Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando, characters and performers will dance in a special birthday-themed song during Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! There will also be commemorative merchandise, treats and photo locations throughout both resorts. Celebrations will also take place at all of Disney’s international theme parks including Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort.

Disney Channel and Disney Junior

Special marathons of Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse will air throughout the weekend of November 17 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, and a new Mickey Mouse-themed Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes short entitled “Happy Birthday” debuts November 17 on Disney Junior YouTube. On November 18, Disney Channel will air Mickey Mouse shorts every half hour throughout the day, starting with the premiere of “The Birthday Song,” a new short in which Minnie Mouse loses the notes to Mickey’s birthday song and needs to recover them to save the festivities.

 

 

Disney’s Digital Worlds

In addition, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, Oh My Disney, Babble and other Disney sites will be posting Mickey-related videos, galleries, stories, crafts, recipes and shareables leading up to and on his birthday. And a selection of Disney games and apps will feature special Mickey-themed content and giveaways, including Disney Magic Kingdoms, Kingdom Hearts Union Cross, Disney Tsum Tsum, Disney Magical Dice, Disney Story Central, Disney Jigsaw Puzzles! and Color by Disney.

Mickey’s birthday is celebrated in honor of the release of his first theatrical film, Steamboat Willie, on November 18, 1928, at the Colony Theatre in New York City. Since then, he has starred in more than 100 cartoons and can currently be seen on Disney Channel in the Mickey Mouse cartoon series and on Disney Junior in Mickey and the Roadster Racers.

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Contact:

Jeffrey Epstein
The Walt Disney Company
818-560-8125 / Jeffrey.R.Epstein@Disney.com

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All the Resort’s a Stage! Live Shows and Performers Make Disneyland Resort an Entertaining Experience All Day and Night

disneylandnews.com/ - Wed, 2017-11-01 18:51

ANAHEIM, Calif.(Oct. 30, 2017) – Disneyland Resort guests enjoy a variety of live performances, and many youngsters get their first taste of live theater in Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. Even with all the spectacular rides and attractions in the parks, a Disneyland Resort guest could spend a full day and night simply enjoying the shows, large and small.

Throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, guests encounter parades, dance parties, street performances, musical groups and live shows virtually at every turn. A full list of entertainment is available each day at the park entrances and may include the following:

At Disneyland
  • “Mickey and the Magical Map” – The show, presented on the Fantasyland Theatre stage, features Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters in a dazzling adventure filled with music, fun and special effects.
  • “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” – Presented daily, it features beloved Disney characters performing to a variety of rhythms and musical styles.
  • “Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple”– In this interactive show at Tomorrowland Terrace, younglings train in the ways of the Jedi and help defend against Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister
  • Fantasy Faire, near Sleeping Beauty Castle, features live shows that are presented in the Royal Theatre. Renaissance men Messieurs Smythe and Jones, with the assistance of some fellow villagers and a little help from the audience, bring the tales of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled” to life with music, whimsy, humor and
  • Nighttime fireworks spectaculars, including the fan favorite “Remember… Dreams Come True” show, light up the sky above Disneyland
At Disney California Adventure
  • “World of Color” – The innovative and immersive nighttime spectacular presented on Paradise Bay combines water, color, fire, music and animation to bring classic Disney stories to
  • “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” a musical stage production, debuted at Disney California Adventure in 2016. Guests are immersed in the beloved world of “Frozen” with elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, and show-stopping production
  • Disney Junior Dance Party!” cGuests are an integral part of the show in this high-energy dance party. It features delightfully interactive entertainment, music and an opportunity for guests of all ages to participate in the festivities. Guests enjoy special surprises with some favorite Disney characters, and a DJ encourages guests to get up and move to their favorite Disney Junior songs. Inspiration for the storytelling in “Disney Junior Dance Party!” comes from four popular Disney Junior TV shows: the new “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” along with “Doc McStuffins,” “Sofia the First” and “The Lion Guard.”

Parade routes and theatrical venues aren’t the only places where Disneyland Resort guests encounter live entertainment. There are magical encounters with live Disney and Disney•Pixar characters, and the parks are filled with many other energetic and talented performers.

At Disneyland, the Disneyland Band, the Dapper Dans quartet and the Refreshment Corner Piano Player are all on view on Main Street, U.S.A. In New Orleans Square, the toe-tapping shows star the rowdy piratical Bootstrappers, the Jambalaya Jazz Band and the mellow Royal Street Bachelors.

At the entrance to the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland, guests may encounter the goofy Laughing Stock Company. The gifted musicians of the All American College Band appear on Main Street, U.S.A. during the summer.

At Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street comes alive with the Red Car Trolley News Boys and the outgoing, improvisational Citizens of Buena Vista Street. The swinging jazz combo Five & Dime travels through the park on a makeshift jalopy, Green Army Men from “Toy Story” patrol the park with “Operation: Playtime!”

Cars Land in Disney California Adventure offers in-person greetings by Lightning McQueen, tow truck Mater, fire engine Red (who waters the flowers and cleans up the streets) and “DJ’s Dance ‘n’ Drive,” a spontaneous street party designed to get everyone dancing with the vehicular music maker DJ.

The live entertainment experience at Disneyland Resort extends beyond the borders of the parks, with character meals and occasional musical entertainment at the Disneyland Resort hotels, and multiple live musical performances along the walkways of the Downtown Disney dining, shopping and entertainment district. Downtown Disney also offers live entertainment at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen.

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About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year- round.

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Disneyland Resort Public Relations 714-781-4500
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Pokemon at WDW

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:14
My boys are into Pokemon Go. I would like them to just go and enjoy our family time at WDW and ignore the little monsters, but I know they will want to look for them. I don't know much about it, but are there "hot spots" for Pokemon at WDW? They'll be happy I asked.
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Pokemon at WDW

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:14
My boys are into Pokemon Go. I would like them to just go and enjoy our family time at WDW and ignore the little monsters, but I know they will want to look for them. I don't know much about it, but are there "hot spots" for Pokemon at WDW? They'll be happy I asked.
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Which resort Christmas decorations not to miss

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:10
We have been to WDW during the Christmas season on three other occasions and have seen the decorations at many of the resorts. On our upcoming trip, we will be eating at the Boardwalk, Wilderness Lodge and The Grand Floridian so we will see those decorations. We have seen AKL, Pop, CBR, and AofA.

My question is, what others would you recommend we not miss?
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Which resort Christmas decorations not to miss

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:10
We have been to WDW during the Christmas season on three other occasions and have seen the decorations at many of the resorts. On our upcoming trip, we will be eating at the Boardwalk, Wilderness Lodge and The Grand Floridian so we will see those decorations. We have seen AKL, Pop, CBR, and AofA.

My question is, what others would you recommend we not miss?
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Episode 1587 - Imagineer McNair Wilson

wdwtoday.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 14:00
McNair Wilson sits in with us. He was one the lead imagineer in the 90s and head up the team for the Tower of Terror, Downtown Disney and so much more. Thanks to Simple Contacts for supporting our channel.  Save $30 on contact lenses at http://www.simplecontacts.com/wdw, and use promo code: wdw.
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All Star Bus Routes

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 13:52
We are staying at the AS Music Dec 12 - 19.

Can someone tell me how the buses run through the All Stars? Do they go from Sports to Music to Movies, or the other way around?

Would it be more convenient to walk to the last stop on the route instead of waiting at the Music bus stop?

I guess I'm just thinking moving forward is always better than standing still.
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All Star Bus Routes

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 13:52
We are staying at the AS Music Dec 12 - 19.

Can someone tell me how the buses run through the All Stars? Do they go from Sports to Music to Movies, or the other way around?

Would it be more convenient to walk to the last stop on the route instead of waiting at the Music bus stop?

I guess I'm just thinking moving forward is always better than standing still.
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November Campfire Movie Schedule

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 13:20
Be sure to include an evening at the campfire in your busy Disney World vacation schedule. It's a great way to relax and have fun after a hectic day in the parks. Roast some marshmallows, sing Disney songs, enjoy a visit with our nutty friends, Chip & Dale, and watch a great Disney movie. November evenings will be pleasant, but likely cool enough to require a sweater or light jacket. Campfire lighting will be at 6:30, sing-a-long at 7:00, and the movie starts at about 7:40.

Nov 1 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Nov 2 The Princess and the Frog
Nov 3 The Game Plan (PG)
Nov 4 Big Hero 6 (PG)
Nov 5 The Jungle Book (2016) (PG)
Nov 6 Ratatouille
Nov 7 Gus
Nov 8 Cinderella (1950)
Nov 9 Dinosaur (PG)
Nov 10 Brave (PG)
Nov 11 Wreck-It Ralph (PG)
Nov 12 Tangled (PG)
Nov 13 Finding Nemo
Nov 14 Remember the Titans (PG)
Nov 15 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Nov 16 The Princess and the Frog
Nov 17 Disney short films
Nov 18 Big Hero 6 (PG)
Nov 19 The Jungle Book (2016) (PG)
Nov 20 Ratatouille
Nov 21 Gus
Nov 22 Cinderella (1950)
Nov 23 Dinosaur (PG)
Nov 24 Brave (PG)
Nov 25 Wreck-It Ralph (PG)
Nov 26 Tangled (PG)
Nov 27 Finding Nemo
Nov 28 Remember the Titans (PG)
Nov 29 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Nov 30 The Princess and the Frog
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November Campfire Movie Schedule

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 13:20
Be sure to include an evening at the campfire in your busy Disney World vacation schedule. It's a great way to relax and have fun after a hectic day in the parks. Roast some marshmallows, sing Disney songs, enjoy a visit with our nutty friends, Chip & Dale, and watch a great Disney movie. November evenings will be pleasant, but likely cool enough to require a sweater or light jacket. Campfire lighting will be at 6:30, sing-a-long at 7:00, and the movie starts at about 7:40.

Nov 1 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Nov 2 The Princess and the Frog
Nov 3 The Game Plan (PG)
Nov 4 Big Hero 6 (PG)
Nov 5 The Jungle Book (2016) (PG)
Nov 6 Ratatouille
Nov 7 Gus
Nov 8 Cinderella (1950)
Nov 9 Dinosaur (PG)
Nov 10 Brave (PG)
Nov 11 Wreck-It Ralph (PG)
Nov 12 Tangled (PG)
Nov 13 Finding Nemo
Nov 14 Remember the Titans (PG)
Nov 15 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Nov 16 The Princess and the Frog
Nov 17 Disney short films
Nov 18 Big Hero 6 (PG)
Nov 19 The Jungle Book (2016) (PG)
Nov 20 Ratatouille
Nov 21 Gus
Nov 22 Cinderella (1950)
Nov 23 Dinosaur (PG)
Nov 24 Brave (PG)
Nov 25 Wreck-It Ralph (PG)
Nov 26 Tangled (PG)
Nov 27 Finding Nemo
Nov 28 Remember the Titans (PG)
Nov 29 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Nov 30 The Princess and the Frog
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Positive Quote Of The Day November 2017

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 11:12
"The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty."- Brooks Atkinson (1894 - 1984) American theatre critic
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Positive Quote Of The Day November 2017

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 11:12
"The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty."- Brooks Atkinson (1894 - 1984) American theatre critic
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Sumatran Tiger Cubs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom now have names

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-11-01 10:21

The animal care program at Disney’s Animal Kingdom continues to produce important conservation results for endangered and threatened species. In August the park welcomed the birth of two endangered Sumatran tiger cubs. They’re extremely cute, but their species is endangered. The Sumatran Tiger is a subspecies found only on the...

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