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    by Published on 04-11-2013 08:16 AM
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    A special preview night is being held at Disneyland for Annual Passholders to check out the new "Building a Better Hero" Iron Man Tech Experience at Disneyland's Innoventions. Part of the exhibit includes a presentation by JARVIS (Tony Stark’s artificial-intelligence computer program) who will demonstrate the full range of the Iron Man armor capabilities and then invite guests to virtually "suit up" pieces of the Mark 42 armor themselves using augmented reality technology.

    The event is not just a preview of the new exhibit that features a set from the movie but also includes access to a special after-hours Tomorrowland event that essentially includes access to everything inside the land but the subs.

    The experience is set for April 12, 2013 lasts from 11 pm - 1 am with the preview inside Innoventions starting at 6pm.
    by Published on 04-10-2013 02:30 PM
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    As part of Limited Time Magic, Disneyland announced from April 8-14 Long Lost Friends week would be coming to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. NFTYSqrt visited the Resort on Monday,to take a look at the newest Limited Time Magic event and some rarely seen characters.

    Guests can meet ten different characters which include, Cast of Peter Pan, Lilo and Stitch, Robin Hood, Tarzan, Pocahontas, Scrooge McDuck, Ludwig Von Drake, Three Little Pigs, Mulan, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the Good Fairies from Sleeping Beauty. Annual Passholders also have a special opportunity to enter the Jamboree thirty minutes before opening to regular park guests. I highly recommend doing so if a Passholder. This is a great way to make sure you get pictures with everyone.

    Enjoy the update!
    by Published on 04-10-2013 08:14 AM
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    Disney Interactive announced today an exclusive partnership with Nintendo to release DISNEY PLANES - THE VIDEO GAME. Releasing a few days before the film, the video game expands the story of the film (which opens August 9), and lets players roll, turn and loop their way through airborne adventures.

    DISNEY PLANES - THE VIDEO GAME will be available on August 6 exclusively for Nintendo platforms including the Wii™ and Wii U™ systems as well as the Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™
    by Published on 04-09-2013 09:14 PM
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    We recently shared news about the newest arrival at the Long Beach Arena with the presentation of Disney on Ice: TREASURE TROVE and and now we're happy to share that you can get discounted tickets to go see the awesome ice extravaganza starring a great mix of new and classic Disney characters!

    Details on getting those tickets can be found after the jump.

    Disney On Ice: TREASURE TROVE is playing at the Long Beach Arena from May 1 - 12.
    by Published on 04-08-2013 09:05 PM
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    Disney Legend and Mousketeer Annette Funicello passed away today. The charming actress led a long prosperous career that started with the Disney company. She has long been known as a Disney sweet heart and the Disney Parks Blog today had a special posting about her.

    Annette Funicello was discovered by Walt Disney himself while attending an amateur program at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank when she was just 13 years old. That single meeting led to one of the most enduring associations in show business history.
    by Published on 04-08-2013 07:23 PM

    With less than a month to go, Disney has unleashed a new clip from the upcoming MARVEL IRON MAN 3. In this video, Tony Stark has a few words for the villainous Mandarin in the very first full clip released domestically for the film.
    by Published on 04-08-2013 02:08 PM
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    Disney officially announced this morning that Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has commenced production in Los Angeles. The film will also shoot locations in Cleveland and Washington D.C.

    Chris Evans will reprise his role as "the first Avenger" joined by Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Redford. Anthony and Joe Russo (“Welcome to Collinwood”) are directing with a screenplay written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely who both worked on the first film.

    “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.
    by Published on 04-08-2013 08:30 AM
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    Limited Time Magic begins LONG LOST FRIENDS this week and Annual Passholders get a special mini perk along with it. The new character greeting offer allows APs to enter the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree at 10am which is 30 minutes before regular park Guests are allowed in.

    Disney recently announed the characters that would be participating this week; they include characters from Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Robin Hood as well as others such as the three little pigs and Scrooge McDuck and Ludwig von Drake.
    by Published on 04-07-2013 10:00 PM
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    Universal CityWalk is looking to entice music fans this spring break to their new FREE Spring Music Spotlight Series at the “5 Towers” concert venue. MouseInfo was invited to check out the offerings for the event that ended up turning up quite a large crowd for a fun night of great live music and entertainment!

    The opening night performance featured Dancing With the Stars and Disney’s "Shake it Up" star Ro Shon Fegan and street performer Chelsea Williams.

    Over the span of the event entertains will include “American Idol” season nine winner, Lee DeWyze, “The Voice” contentstants Artist vs. Poet featuring Joe Kirkland and Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” star Leon Thomas III among many others.

    The Music Spotlight Series takes place very Friday evening, from March 22 though April 20.

    Find out more about Universal Citywalk Spring Music Spotlight Series.
    by Published on 04-05-2013 06:00 PM
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    The Radio Disney Music Awards are coming up April 27th with Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler, R5, Coco Jones and more scheduled to perform.

    TicketMaster is selling tickets now.
    by Published on 04-05-2013 09:46 AM
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    Limited Time Magic has announced this week at Walt Disney WOrld the Disney Truck Shop which will be around from April 8 to April 14, 2013.

    For one week only, the Disney Truck Shop will be parked along the Downtown Disney Westside route at Walt Disney World Resort, offering you the chance to pick up a limited release vintage-style tee. Available while supplies last, the tee has been inspired by the design and logo of the Disney Parks newest shop on wheels.
    by Published on 04-05-2013 09:16 AM
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    UPDATE: Disney has also just confirmed a few additional characters that will be included in next weeks LONG LOST FRIENDS WEEK promotion. They include: Esmeralda, Clopin and Frollo from Hunchback of Notre Dame; Pocahontas, John Smith, Meeko and Governor Ratcliffe from Pocahontas, and Scoorge McDuck with Ludwig Von Drake.

    Disneyland Resort has just announced the newest Limited Time Magic offering at Disneyland... Long Lost Friends Week which will last from April 8 to April 14, 2013. Disney gave fans the opportunity to vote and the results are in!

    At Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Frontierland during this time guests will be able to meet and greet with Robin Hood, Ludwig Von Drake… even the Three Little Pigs. It is unclear if these are the only characters that will be visiting during this time but it is likely that a few others might also pop in.

    Some popular long-lost favorite foods will also be available including Monte Cristo Strips and Zany Cotton Candy!
    by Published on 04-04-2013 04:30 PM
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    A beautiful day in Southern California brought the crowds in full force today at the Disneyland Resort. This very quick Disneyland update shows some new set pieces added to the Fantasyland Theater as "Mickey and the Magical Map" gets ready to open in a few months.

    And surprisingly, for the first time since getting started, the Limited Time Magic Annual Passholder screening of Dumbo ran out of wristbands only 30 minutes after being available. Offer a cute popcorn bucket and people come running. Hope you enjoy this brief update! We will be back in the parks this weekend!
    by Published on 04-04-2013 07:50 AM
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    Disney recently announced that May 25 - 27 will be a special Opa! Celebration of Greece at the Disneyland Resort. The celebrations span across both parks including special character greets, activities, crafts, and of course... FOOD!

    There is also a special, separately-ticketed World of Color dinner event where you can savor the flavors of Greece with Greek celebrity chef Argiro Barbarigou and Greek winemaker Christina Boutari.
    by Published on 04-03-2013 10:45 AM

    A new vignette has been released by Disneynature in promotion of the upcoming BEARS film that is currently in production in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. Disneynature BEARS opens in theaters Earth Day April 22, 2014.

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