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Sara Lee Dances with Disney's 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' in Extensive Film-Driven Campaign - (DL) (8/27/2008)
Sara Lee Fresh Bakery, the maker of the best-selling bread in the country, is launching an extensive marketing campaign to unite fans of Disney’s “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” with Sara Lee Soft & Smooth™ bread products. The film promotion is part of a multi-million dollar marketing program Sara Lee Fresh Bakery is investing into its Soft & Smooth brand.
It’s a “Suite Life” on the Disney Wonder with Disney Channel World-Premiere Event - (DL) (8/26/2008)
Disney Cruise Line will host a red-carpet, world-premiere event for the new Disney Channel original series “The Suite Life on Deck,” a spin-off of the Emmy-nominated “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” on the Disney Wonder cruise ship Aug. 28-31.
The Haunted Halloween returns to Hong Kong Disneyland - (DL) (8/26/2008)
Beginning September 26, 2008, for 37 heart-pounding and haunting days until November 1, 2008, an expanded and intensified dark force will rule over the Resort during the Haunted Halloween at Hong Kong Disneyland. The Darkness will return stronger than ever, extending its reach into Adventureland, daring adrenaline junkies, scare fanatics and the curious to step into this uncharted territory. This never-before-seen frightful experience will come to life at Hong Kong Disneyland this Halloween season.
Disney Finalizes Deal with Four Seasons to Anchor New Luxury Resort - (DL) (8/25/2008)
Walt Disney World Co. has finalized the sale of 298 acres of land to Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for a hotel and golf course that will anchor the new luxury resort announced last year as part of an expansion of Walt Disney World Resort. “This is an important milestone for a project that will enable our company and our community to further tap into the luxury travel market,” said Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “Working together for the first time, Walt Disney World Resort and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will create a world-class family resort destination that offers the exceptional service and amenities and one-of-a-kind guest experiences that are the hallmark of both our brands.”
Disneyland Half Marathon Runners Travel a Through Disneyland Resort Aug 29-31 - (DL) (8/25/2008)
The Disneyland Resort is celebrating health, fitness and family fun with more than 18,000 participants who registered for the third annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, August 29-31. The highlight of the weekend is a 13.1 mile event affectionately dubbed “The Happiest Race on Earth.” Participants in the Disneyland Half Marathon will travel a course unlike any half marathon in the world. It passes through the two Disneyland Resort theme parks – Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure – and it’s full of Disney inspiration with flaming cannons at the start, live entertainers all along the route, and Disney characters as cheerleaders. Many of the participants will be dressed like their favorite Disney characters, including Minnie Mouse and Tinker Bell, and some even stop mid-race to pose with Mickey Mouse and his pals for photos commemorating both the race and Disney Parks’ ongoing Year of a Million Dreams celebration.
Meet Santa this Christmas at Disneyland Resort Paris Nov 6 - Jan 9 - (DL) (8/25/2008)
Where better to kick off the Christmas season than at magical Disneyland Resort Paris! The spirit of Christmas comes alive this year from 8th November, 2008 to 6th January, 2009. Celebrate the most joyous time of year with your family in the company of the Disney Characters in their Christmas costumes.
Halloween, Disneyland Resort Paris Style! Oct 4 - Nov 2 - (DL) (8/25/2008)
Disneyland Resort Paris celebrates all things Halloween in a month long festival from 4th October until 2nd November 2008. In true Disney style, guests will be entertained in a 'spook-tacular' way that will make the whole family scream with laughter!
New Ultra-Interactive Attraction at Epcot Immerses Walt Disney World Guests In the High-Tech World of Disney’s Kim Possible - (DL) (8/22/2008)
Epcot guests at Walt Disney World Resort will be treated to a brand new, highly interactive attraction inspired by Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning animated series, Disney’s Kim Possible. The new experience is slated to premiere in late 2008.
Nothern CA Little Mermaid Sing-A-Long Aug 22-28 - (DL) (8/22/2008)
A big hit for Disney when it first came out, this new interactive version has been customized with on-screen lyrics for every song so that a whole new generation of kids (as well as some older kids trapped in adult bodies) can sing along. Hosts Laurie Bushman and Leigh Crow will introduce each performance and warm up the audiences’ vocal cords. In addition, audience members will receive a free "goody bag" and are encouraged to add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film, with prizes to be awarded for the best costumes at each performance.
Sleeping Beauty to show at the El Capitan Theatre August 29 - September 18 with special opening night - (DL) (8/22/2008)
“Sleeping Beauty,” one of the most spectacular, stylish, and unique films in the history of Disney animation, has undergone a total digital restoration of its picture and soundtrack in advance of the October 7th release of its 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition on Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD, and will have an exclusive digital wide-screen engagement at Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Thea
Disneyland Hotel 'Character Quarters' Keep the Magic Alive - (DL) (8/22/2008)
When it comes to magical vacation experiences at the Disneyland Hotel, it’s character that counts. That’s why the famous resort hotel, located next to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks, is now featuring the opportunity to book Character Quarters – connecting rooms for children that are specially themed with Mickey Mouse or Disney princess décor.
Best of Both Worlds: Hannah Montana’s Miley Cyrus to Celebrate ‘Sweet 16’ Birthday and Honor Youth Volunteers at Disneyland Bash - (DL) (8/21/2008)
When the world’s most popular teenager turns “Sweet 16,” it’s cause to celebrate. And when that teen is Miley Cyrus – star of Disney’s “Hannah Montana” – there’s no better place to celebrate than at a Disney Park. To honor the occasion and Miley’s philanthropic passion, Disneyland Resort in California has created “Miley’s Sweet 16 – Share The Celebration,” an unforgettable event for Miley and her fans that also will serve to recognize Youth Service America and help drive awareness of the need for youth volunteerism. The Hollywood-style bash is planned for Sunday, Oct. 5, from 6 to 11 p.m., with ticket sales limited to 5,000 fans. Tickets, priced at $250, go on sale at 9 a.m. PDT, Saturday, Aug. 30, at www.disneyparks.com/miley.
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Disney Family.com Launches Social Networking Community for Parents - (DL) (8/20/2008)
Disney Family.com (www.family.com) today announced the launch of Disney Family.com Community (www.family.com/community), a new social networking site for parents. The site provides a customizable online destination for moms and dads to connect with other parents through shared interests such as hobbies, age of child(ren), family setup, parenting tips, geographic location and more. The site also allows guests to interact with each other by posting comments, questions and images about parenting experiences and challenges they have in common, as well as posting reactions to content on Disney Family.com.
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'The Cheetah Girls' Team with Girl Scouts of USA to Celebrate Community Service, Diversity and Friendship on Disney Channel - (DL) (8/18/2008)
Members of Girl Scouts of USA spent a day on location in Mumbai, India with actresses Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, Sabrina Bryan and Deepti Daryanani, stars of "The Cheetah Girls One World," as part of a joint initiative between Disney Channel, the #1 cable channel in primetime for kids age 6-14, and Girl Scouts, the preeminent organization for girls age 5-17, to celebrate community service, leadership, diversity and friendship. Highlights from their visit will be presented in "The Road to The Cheetah Girls One World" interstitial premiering Friday, June 27 (throughout the afternoon and evening) on Disney Channel. "The Cheetah Girls One World" premieres Friday, August 22 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
Nominations Open Throughout September for 2009 Disney’s Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey - (DL) (8/18/2008)
Teens from across the country with big dreams and aspirations can be nominated during September to be part of the Disney’s Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey class of 2009. One hundred high school students will be selected from among those nominated to participate in the academy Feb. 12-15, 2009, at Walt Disney World Resort.
USA Teams to Compete for ‘Culinary Olympics’ Spots at Walt Disney World Resort - (DL) (8/18/2008)
Culinary greats will put their spatulas to the test in an elaborate cook-off Sept. 26-27 – during the opening weekend of the 13th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – in a quest to represent the United States at the prestigious Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest. Eight two-person teams will turn up the heat in the kitchen at Walt Disney World Resort in the hope their culinary creations land them a top spot representing Team USA at the Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest – commonly called the “Culinary Olympics” – in Lyon, France, in January 2009.
Tickets for 2008 Old Spice Classic Go On Sale - (DL) (8/18/2008)
Tickets for the third annual Old Spice Classic will go on sale Friday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. ET. The 2008 Old Spice Classic will be held on Thanksgiving weekend at the Milk House at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. The 2008 Old Spice Classic field includes eight teams: Georgetown, Gonzaga, Maryland, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Siena, Tennessee and Wichita State. Seven of those eight teams qualified for postseason play in 2007-08, including five in the NCAA Tournament and two in the Sweet 16.
Disney.com Adds New Entertainment Features and Brings Games, Video and Community into Sharper Focus on #1 Ranked Web Site for Kids Entertainment and Family Community - (DL) (8/14/2008)
Disney.com, part of the Disney Interactive Media Group and the No. 1 ranked Web site for kids entertainment and family community, announced the addition of several new features on the site including new game, video, community and character portals accessible from the homepage. Disney.com is also rolling out new Mobile Web connectivity that allows fans to access and interact with their favorite Disney.com content anytime, anywhere.
Buena Vista Concerts and Walt Disney Records Announce the Launch of The Cheetah Girls One World Tour - (DL) (8/13/2008)
Disney’s multi-platinum recording group The Cheetah Girls (Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan and Kiely Williams) will launch their nationwide “The Cheetah Girls One World Tour” this Fall. The 50-date nationwide concert tour follows the soundtrack and third Disney Channel Original Movie, “The Cheetah Girls One World.” The tour embarks October 8 in Austin, Texas and concludes in San Diego, California on December 21. Most tickets go on sale Saturday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster and online at CheetahGirls.AEGLIVE.com but check your local venue’s information.
Reservations for Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events Open on August 25th - (DL) (8/12/2008)
The 13th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which kicks off Sept. 26 for its event-packed six-week run, will begin booking popular reservation-only events. The special events have proven to be extremely popular with Food & Wine Festival guests, and availability is limited. Reservation bookings begin at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time on August 25, 2008. Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).
Most Popular Stamp Series of All Time Makes Final Curtain Call - (DL) (8/8/2008)
Although Elvis remains king as the single most popular stamp subject of all time with an estimated 124.1 million collected, Mickey Mouse and his friends rule as the most popular stamp series with 211.5 million collected. Originally scheduled to be introduced as three sets during a three-year period, the fifth and final debut for the Art of Disney series takes place Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. PDT in front of the Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland when the Postal Service dedicates the Art of Disney: Imagination stamps. The 42-cent first-class commemorative stamps go on sale nationwide that day.
NFFC Disneyana Convention, Show, and Sale and Ryman Arts Fundraiser Beat Estimates - (DL) (8/8/2008)
The National Fantasy Fan Club's (NFFC) recently completed Western Disneyana Convention, Show, and Sale posted higher than expected attendance for convention events and a greater than expected turnout for the Giant All Disneyana Show and Sale. Additionally, the A Key to Their World Dinner, which benefited Ryman Arts, exceeded fund raising estimates.
Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey Returns to Walt Disney World Resort in February 2009 - (DL) (8/8/2008)
Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey, an event created to inspire and enrich high school students, will return to Walt Disney World Resort Feb. 12-15, 2009. One hundred teens from across the country with big dreams and aspirations will be selected to pack their bags -- and their dreams -- and head to Walt Disney World Resort, where they will learn about careers in everything from culinary arts to animation, set design and show production to the business of sports and more.
Disney Cruise Line Recognized as a Top Cruise Experience by Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine - (DL) (8/8/2008)
Disney Cruise Line continues to receive top honors in the cruise industry, most recently being recognized in Travel + Leisure magazine's "2008 World's Best" awards. The “World’s Best” list, which is compiled annually, recognizes the best in travel for cities, hotels, islands, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, safari outfitters and car-rental agencies each year. This year,Disney Cruise Line ranked No. 3 in the "Large-Ship" cruise line category. The ranking was determined by readers asked to rate cruise lines on cabins, food, service, itineraries, destinations, activities and value.
‘U Rock The Summer on Disney.com’ Sweepstakes Lets Fans Channel Their Inner Rock Star to Become a Music Video Legend - (DL) (8/4/2008)
Disney.com today announced the launch of ‘U Rock the Summer on Disney.com’, a unique promotion that gives fans the opportunity to create their own music videos to song clips from popular Disney artists, post the original videos on the U Rock site (www.Disney.com/URock) and enter to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Disney Star Selena Gomez and General Growth Properties Give Teens a Voice in the 2008 Presidential Campaign - (DL) (8/4/2008)
As the 2008 presidential election approaches, all eyes are on the candidates and how voters will respond. Would the outcome be the same if teens under the age of 18 had the chance to voice their opinions? This summer, Disney star Selena Gomez and General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE:GGP), owner/developer of shopping centers worldwide and premier entertainment venues for teens, engage America’s youth on issues that impact their future through a unique, interactive teen election, UR Votes Count.
Adventures by Disney Announces Eight New Itineraries for 2009 - (DL) (8/4/2008)
Adventures by Disney announced it will be adding eight new destinations to their list of trips, giving their guests a total of 23 destinations to choose from in 2009. The new destinations feature some of the most exotic and remote locations in the world -- including an exotic African safari, an astonishing expedition to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, and an exploration of Alaska.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. and Disney Announce Exclusive Launch of Specially Designed Halloween Costumes - (DL) (8/1/2008)
Today, Toys"R"Us, Inc. and Disney Consumer Products announced the introduction of a line of 10 specially created Halloween costumes for boys, girls and babies based on popular Disney characters. These costumes will be available exclusively at Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores nationwide and at www.Toysrus.com/ExclusiveCostumes during the 2008 Halloween season. This unique product offering will serve to spotlight the continued support by Toys"R"Us and Disney for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF).