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    by Published on 12-02-2011 01:00 PM
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    1. Juxtapositions!
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    HalloweenTime and the Holidays are two of the most popular seasons at the Disneyland Resort. Halloween decorations pop up in September and Holiday decorations usually start appearing a week or two before Halloween. Come November 1, though Halloween is usually all but disappeared so that the rest of the Holiday decorations can make their way into the park.

    It's in the brief week between the end of Halloween and the start of the holidays that you can see a brief co-existence in the park of both the holidays represented. While bright orange pumpkins line Main Street, snow soon finds itself rested upon the spires of Sleeping Beauty castle and that's when you can take a different perspective on the holidays.

    Today's image was taken from the Main Street train station with a view down the street where you can see the Mickey Jack-O-Lantern with a snow-covered castle backdrop.
    by Published on 12-02-2011 12:00 PM
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    The 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony took place last night thanks in part to Kermit the Frog who joined Michelle Obama. It was recently announced that television and radio personality Carson Daly would host this years event. A few new images from last night have been released courtesy of Disney.
    by Published on 12-02-2011 09:00 AM
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    1. Pictorial / Video

    Yesterday at the D23 Update Media Event, Richard Sherman took to Walt's original piano to perform Feed The Birds and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from 1964's Mary Poppins.
    by Published on 12-02-2011 08:15 AM
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    A new trailer and one sheet have been released for Disney's John Carter. Based on the the books by the same name this new film, directed by Andrew Stanton follows earth man John Carter in his adventures on Mars. John Carter hits theaters March 9, 2012.
    by Published on 12-02-2011 08:00 AM
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    Disney has released new images of Dreamworks Pictures' upcoming WAR HORSE. With Steven Spielberg behind the helm this touching drama set at the beginning of World War I opens in theaters nationwide Christmas Day.
    by Published on 12-01-2011 07:00 PM
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    1. Press Release
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    ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Dec. 1, 2011 — Disneyland Resort today announced that Ghirardelli will open a new location inside Disney California Adventure park in late spring 2012. The soda fountain and chocolate shop will add yet another layer of traditional San Francisco flair to the Pacific Wharf area of the park.
    by Published on 12-01-2011 08:00 AM
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    1. Magic Off the Record
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    Welcome back to another rousing edition of Magic Off the Record! All the talking of food in the last article made me realize that I was ready for Thanksgiving, so I took the week off to eat... A lot!

    Anyway, as promised, this week I will be taking you on a tour of a few of the tunnels and basements in the resort. The famous Walt Disney World Utilidoors these are not but there are some underground passages in Disneyland to help get across certain areas without being on-stage.
    by Published on 11-29-2011 03:00 PM
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    1. Pictorial / Video
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    For the holiday season, a seasonal twist has been added to DCA's entertainment roster with the wordy new Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party: Holiday Edition. The update on the show features the same format with the show's title characters inviting everyone to dance. Our DJ host mixes up a some holiday songs with a dance-worthy jingle as well as a few favorites from the original show.

    If you missed it, you can check out our full pictorial from Monday here.
    by Published on 11-29-2011 02:00 PM
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    1. Press Release

    The Search for Hidden Mickeys Goes Digital
    Best selling guidebook now available in a variety of ebook formats


    (ORLANDO, FL) — Visitors to Walt Disney World can now search for hidden Mickeys using their Kindles, iPads, or smart phones.

    The publisher of Steven M. Barrett’s book, Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide To Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets, has made the fifth edition of the best-selling guide available in a variety of digital formats. The book recently made its debut on Amazon’s list of Top Ten Florida ebooks.

    For the uninitiated, hidden Mickeys are partial or complete images of Mickey Mouse concealed throughout the parks’ attractions, restaurants, shops, and resorts. What began as an inside joke by Disney’s Imagineers and designers has become a major activity of visitors to “the Happiest Place on Earth” and a passion for more than a few of them.
    by Published on 11-29-2011 11:00 AM
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    Technological Innovations Bring Stories and Characters to Life


    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2011) – The Muppets make their debut on Disney Cruise Line in a new adventure game aboard the Disney Fantasy, the new Disney ship setting sail in March 2012.

    Throughout the Disney Fantasy, guests will discover creative and whimsical technical innovations – whether it’s mealtime, playtime or bedtime. “Paintings” spring to life. Guests’ own drawings dance with Disney characters. Interior staterooms have a porthole view of the sea outside. Animated characters chat with guests. The floor beneath children comes alive to movements.
    by Published on 11-28-2011 10:00 PM
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    Today, we take a quick look around the parks for a pulse check of the goings on including holiday magic and construction for Carsland and Buena Vista Street. Backstage behind Paradise Pier, it appears that Oswald's Filling Station gas pumps are staged and ready for placement.


    Meanwhile, the holidays continue to flourish around the Resort as we take a look at Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party: Holiday Edition and other decorations around the parks.
    by Published on 11-28-2011 07:30 PM
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    1. Pictorial / Video

    Does your heart hold the magic of the holidays? Is it filled with warm memories just waiting to be discovered again? Well, now is the time to open your heart, believe in that magic, and remember those treasured moments. So come along as the magic of the season leads the way and enjoy this video from opening weekend of Believe... in Holiday Magic!
    by Published on 11-28-2011 09:25 AM
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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest fireworks evenings of the year at Walt Disney World Resort, a place where fireworks are both spectacular and an every-night occurrence. Fireworks and nighttime shows will light up the skies and create a mood of celebration
    by Published on 11-28-2011 09:15 AM
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    Better late than never! Courtesy of Marvel and Disney, we have a look today at the new The Avengers character posters that should start appearing soon in theaters and bus-stops near you.

    The Avengers hits theaters May 4, 2012.
    by Published on 11-27-2011 03:00 PM
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    Now through January 5th, the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood is presenting a special engagement of Disney The Muppets. We were invited to check out the festivities which include not just the movie but also a special holiday pre-show with a live appearance by Kermit and Miss Piggy.

    After the film, there's the special exhibit downstairs which includes actual sets and props from the film and a collection of Miss Piggy's actual costumes from the film. Next door at the Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store the celebration of the Muppets continues with the Muppet What-Not Workshop and special Muppet Party dinners on select nights.

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