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    by Published on 08-26-2011 12:08 PM
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    HongKong Disneyland recently announced their slate of offerings for the upcoming Halloween season and one of them includes a new iPhone/iPad app that will allow guests the opportunity to create augmented reality situations inside of the Haunted Main Street Hotel experience and other special areas in
    by Published on 08-26-2011 07:32 AM
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    The Disney Parks Blog officially announced today that Monday August 29th is the first official day of closure for the entrance of Disney California Adventure in order to make way for the Buena Vista Street expansion.

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    by Published on 08-26-2011 05:57 AM
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    Get ready to “lose your head” at Disney’s Haunted Halloween
    Intriguing Headless Horseman reported to be haunting the town anywhere, anytime



    (Hong Kong, August 25, 2011) Frightful fun is in full force this year at Disney’s Haunted Halloween as the Headless Horseman is on a rampage and is loose in the park, searching for the fiend who took his head. Every Thursday through Sunday night after 6:00 pm during September 22 to October 31, as well as October 4 and 31, Guests can have their choices of how they will “lose their heads” with a HK$228 night ticket at Hong Kong Disneyland.
    by Published on 08-25-2011 09:26 AM
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    DISNEY GIVES FANS A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO RAPUNZEL’S ROYAL CELEBRATION AT KENSINGTON PALACE IN LONDON

    Fans Can Participate Through the “My Princess Moment – The Story Begins With You” Video Contest on Disney.com


    Glendale, Calif. – August 25, 2011 – As Rapunzel is welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court on Oct. 2 at Kensington Palace in London, England, Disney Princess fans can feel a part of the special occasion by participating in an online video contest on Disney.com. Whether it’s the kindness shown by Cinderella, determination of Tiana, or adventurous nature of Rapunzel, girls connect with Disney Princess characters in different ways to bring their own stories to life. With the “Your Princess Moment – The Story Begins With You” video upload contest, fans age 12 and under can submit a 45-second video singing part of one of four songs from the upcoming Disney Princess Fairy Tale Songs compilation album – available Sept. 20 from Walt Disney Records. Alternatively, fans can submit a video recreating a favorite Disney Princess scene, dressing up or performing a dance.

    by Published on 08-24-2011 01:42 PM

    The D23 Expo once again played host to the Disney Legends Ceremony which recognizes notable people who've made contributions to the Walt Disney Company. This year's recipients included the extraordinary actresses who vocally brought to life many modern-day Disney Princesses: Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara, Linda Larkin, Lea Salonga, and Anika Noni Rose. Other recipients included Regis Philbin, Jim Henson, Guy Williams, Ray Watson, and Barton "Bo" Boyd.

    We are happy to present a recap of highlights from the ceremony including the live performances by each of the singing voices of the Disney princesses who were awarded, the special tribute by Kermit and Rowlf, and Regis Philbin's eccentric acceptance speech.

    by Published on 08-24-2011 10:16 AM
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    Disney Beauty and the Beast With a Special Live Appearance by Belle at Every Show!
    September 2 -15, 2011 El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood


    Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theater is thrilled to present an exclusive theatrical engagement of “Beauty and the Beast” for the first time ever in Disney Digital 3D™ from September 2 through September 15th 2011, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Only at the El Capitan Theatre, will guests relive the magic and music of “Beauty and the Beast” in this stunning new format. The El Capitan will even provide “Kid Sized” 3D glasses for this one of a kind experience. A special live appearance by Belle is also featured at every performance.

    by Published on 08-24-2011 09:38 AM
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    MORE THAN 20,500 RUNNERS TAKING PART IN LABOR DAY WEEKEND RACES AS
    PART OF RUNDISNEY SERIES; HALF MARATHON FINISHERS TO RECEIVE NEW MEDAL; KIDS RACE PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE LOS ANGELES ANGELS GAME TICKETS



    ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2011) – Hollywood actors Drew Carey and Megyn Price are expected to be among the throng of runners and fans at the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort, September 2-4. For the sixth straight year a record field of more than 20,500 runners will compete in the three-day event that’s part of the runDisney series.
    by Published on 08-24-2011 05:55 AM

    Tony Baxter returned once again to the D23 Expo this year for a "part two" to the "Vintage Disneyland" series he started at the first Expo in 2009. Along with Imagineer Josh Shipley, guests were treated to nearly a full hour of classic vintage footage of Disneyland pre and post grand opening. There was also a special 8-minute "ride-through" of the never-built Western River Expedition for Walt Disney World.


    by Published on 08-24-2011 04:00 AM
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    Homes Fulfill Common Desire for Family Retreat in Disney’s Unique Residential Resort Community


    Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2011) –
    For most people, a visit to Walt Disney World is reason to celebrate. But that wasn’t quite enough for two families from Oklahoma and West Virginia.
    by Published on 08-23-2011 07:24 PM
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    ANAHEIM, CALIF. (August 20, 2011) – Celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves and Disney announced today at D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event, a creative collaboration with Disney Toon Studios and Disney Consumer Products for Disney Fairies including participation in an upcoming film and a personal care product line, both releasing next year. To celebrate the collaboration, Paves was joined by Peggy Holmes, director of the new full-length animated Disney Fairies film, Secret of the Wings, releasing fall 2012.

    by Published on 08-23-2011 04:08 PM

    During the D23 Expo, Microsoft Studios presented Disneyland Adventures for Xbox 360 Kinect and allowed guests to enter the controller-free video game version of the Happiest Place on Earth. The eerily realistic recreation of the park is incredibly detailed and a blast to play. Nftysqrt and 1FoolishMortal were given their virtual ticket to explore the digitized Disney park and their exploits can be seen below!


    by Published on 08-23-2011 11:01 AM


    One of the special behind-the-scenes panels at the D23 Expo 2011 was one in which Imagineers went into intricate detail of the new Buena Vista Street expansion. With concept art, pre-vis videos, and detailed looks at the small details, this panel offers a very intimate look at the new entrance area coming to Disney California Adventure.

    Nearly an hour of goodies, enjoy!
    by Published on 08-23-2011 08:36 AM
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    The D23 Expo 2011 took up residence at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 19-21, 2011. In that three-day weekend a variety of stars and fans alike walked the floors for a look at the latest and greatest from the Disney Company.



    Throughout this article you will find over 1,700 photos and hours of footage of the various panels and performances including the Disney Legends Ceremony and informative and captivating behind-the-scenes panels and presentations.

    Many thanks to everyone who helped us get our coverage over the weekend. A very special thanks to Nftysqrt, VashSky, Sydney, danegerous and 1FoolishMortal. Their contributions within the update are respectively noted through-out.

    This article was written by Joey Inigo with the help from several individuals including Becca Blumenfeld, Dane Tiemeier, Eric D., Dre G. and Sydney H.
    by Published on 08-22-2011 09:43 PM


    This past Sunday at the D23 Expo, a special panel was held to discuss the details of the upcoming Carsland addition to Disney California Adventure. John Lasseter was in attendance along with Kathy Mangum, Kevin Rafferty, Roger Gould and more to reveal a fascinating history of the origins, concept art, construction photos, and time lapse video. Best part is... we have it all on film!
    More than an hour of goodies, enjoy!
    by Published on 08-18-2011 10:04 PM


    We're covering the D23 Expo 2011 live all weekend long, keep yourself glued here and to our Twitter for live updates as they become available! We'll have pictures and videos all weekend long!

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