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    by Published on 04-28-2013 09:30 AM


    In celebration of the June 21 release of Disney-Pixar's MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, a monorail in Walt Disney World, Florida has been given a minor overlay to promote the film. The various student characters from the film have taken over the monorail cars as passangers hanging flyers out of the windows.
    by Published on 04-27-2013 09:00 PM
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    Universal Studios has finally confirmed officially that ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ will be coming to Universal Studios Hollywood. As part of this expansion, the Gibson Amphitheatre and the Curious George attraction will be closing to make way for the new area that will be based on its very popular Florida counter-part.

    This new expansion is a $500 million dollar investment into the park and is being launched as the first component of the NBCUniversal Evolution Plan which is a 25-year blueprint for the 391-acre Universal City property. According to Universal PR, the plan includes "upgrades and improvements to production and post production facilities, a revitalized entertainment destination, and modern office space, all without expanding the current property. The plan also includes more than $100 million investment in transportation and transit improvements.
    by Published on 04-27-2013 01:10 PM
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    Every good movie starts from a concept. Once the proper concept is selected then the visualization of that concept comes in the form of artwork to help reveal the ideal. Today, we have a great selection of concept art pieces showcasing character and scenery concept artwork for Disney-Pixar's upcoming MONSTERS UNIVERSITY film which hits theaters June 21.
    by Published on 04-27-2013 12:30 PM
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    Last Sunday, MouseInfo was invited to check out America's Family Pet Expo at the Orange County Fairgrounds. We had such a good time we wanted to recap with our top ten favorite photos of the event!
    by Published on 04-27-2013 08:00 AM
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    Disney came in at number one in an online study designed to measure consumer perception of 150 of the largest companies. According to Reputation Institute, the study examines consumer perception of an organization's products and services, innovation, workplace, citizenship, governance, leadership and performance.

    According to Forbes, the final scores were "statistically derived from four emotional indicators: trust, esteem, admiration, and good feeling."
    by Published on 04-26-2013 03:33 PM
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    According to ComingSoon and Variety, director Rob Marshall is in talks with Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep for the upcoming Disney adaptation: INTO THE WOODS. There is speculation that Depp would portray the story's narrator while Streep would fill the shoes of the evil queen.
    by Published on 04-26-2013 03:00 PM
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    This Saturday (April 27th) head over to Hollywood for the 4th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival! In past years, the festival has worked in collaboration with D23 to feature some of the most influential and important Disney films ever created. This year will feature the timeless classic, LADY AND THE TRAMP at their newest festival venue - Disney's El Capitan Theater. The film will premiere at 1:15pm, but be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes early.

    This will be my fourth year attending this incredible festival, and I assure you, it's not one to be missed. Festival passes are available for purchase and range from $249 - $1,599. Personally, I prioritize my spending money to afford my Disney Annual Pass, (which means I can't afford to drop a thousand bucks for a weekend festival.) Luckily, the festival offers individual film tickets for $20 ($10 with valid student ID)! For me, this has always been the best option financially. The Festival website explains that these tickets will become available once queued passholders have been seated, and open seats will be sold on a "first-come, first-served and cash only basis at individual venue box offices and just prior to the individual program start time."
    by Published on 04-26-2013 01:35 PM



    Taking cue from the successes of the new Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream ships, the Disney Cruise Line will be holding its first ever "reimagineering" refurbishment during the Disney Magic's dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013.

    Changes include the introduction of a new AquaDunk water slide area, the popular Aqua Lab water play area, new themes in the Oceaneer Clubs, plus redesigns and refurbishment of major areas including the atrium lobby and restaurants such as Palo.
    by Published on 04-26-2013 12:50 PM
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    Building on the success of its women-focused events, runDisney is broadening the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort next year by adding a 10K and a new two-race challenge.

    The Princess 10K gives runners of various levels more opportunities to run through Disney theme parks and receive a specially-designed finisher medal. And runners looking for an even bigger challenge can sign up for the 10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday (19.3 miles total) to earn the inaugural Disney Glass Slipper Challenge Medal to go along with medals from each individual race.
    by Published on 04-26-2013 12:33 PM
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    Disney has finally confirmed the long-rumored new parade coming to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World: The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Debuting in spring 2014, the new parade will feature brand new floats, costumes, and soundtrack that highlights the stories of “The Little Mermaid,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Dumbo,” “Pinocchio,” “Peter Pan,” “Tangled” and the Disney●Pixar film “Brave” among others.
    by Published on 04-26-2013 12:02 PM
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    Yesterday, I was very privileged to get a sneak peek inside the newest Fantasyland Theater show "Mickey and the Magical Map." "Mickey and the Magical Map" sends Mickey Mouse on a theatrical adventure through India,China, New Orleans, Virginia, Hawaii, and Under the Sea.

    The show will have five daily performances and will showcase an articulated King Louie, and of course Mickey Mouse himself. We were lucky enough to hear from the show creators on what it took to bring this into the Fantasyland Theater and what kind of obstacles they had to overcome with it being an outdoor venue, we also had the opportunity to hear Michael Jung and Kevin Eld speak about the Disney Parks Creative Entertainment Department, and what they hope to achieve in the future.

    "Mickey and the Magical Map" opens May 25th at the Disneyland Resort.
    by Published on 04-26-2013 11:30 AM
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    “Mickey and the Magical Map” may be the newest addition of live entertainment at the Disneyland Resort but Disney boasting a full summer roster of entertainment. Disney has issued a press release to remind you just how many different musical acts, theater performances, and other live entertainment there truly is at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
    by Published on 04-26-2013 10:39 AM
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    Mickey Mouse and a cast of beloved Disney characters will embark on a series of musical adventures through the magical powers of a sorcerer’s map in “Mickey and the Magical Map,” the all-new live show coming to the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland Park May 25.

    Created by Disney Creative Entertainment, “Mickey and the Magical Map” was conceived for children of all ages and represents the return of Disney storytelling to the newly refurbished Fantasyland Theatre, a venue that merges the tradition of live outdoor performances with theatrical technology.
    by Published on 04-26-2013 10:16 AM
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    In honor of Star Wars day, Disney's Hollywood Studios will be hosting "May the 4th Be with You!"—a one-of-a-kind Star Wars-themed celebration for both parents and kids alike.

    From meeting classic characters to collecting limited-edition merchandise, it's sure to be an unforgettable extravaganza! Only a Sith would miss this magic event.
    by Published on 04-26-2013 09:59 AM
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    Continuing with the Limited Time Magic announcements today, Disney has also announced the new MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU shopping event at Disneyland Resort that will allow guests to get into the spirit of "Star Wars Day" with special purchasables.

    Goodies will include special edition Star Wars-themed pins and tees with messages like "May the Fourth Be with You" and "Revenge of the Fifth." You'll find goodies at Disney Pin Traders in Downtown Disney District or Little Green Men Store Command in Tomorrowland.

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