Disneyland Resort Asks About Marvel Presence at the Parks
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Recently, the Disneyland Resort sent out a survey asking what guests felt about the presence of Marvel at the Disneyland Resort. The survey asked about the current Marvel presence at the parks as well as what guests would like to see in the future. They asked about familiarity with the characters, which characters we would like to see in the future, as well as what we are excited about and concerned about regarding Marvel’s presence in the parks.

They also asked which park would you feel each character should be located in as well as feeling about Disney characters dressing up as Marvel characters (like the Disney characters dress as Star Wars characters during Star Wars Weekends). They also focused on asking if Marvel villains should be available for meet and greets as well.

Currently, Disney is working on a new Marvel attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland but no major Marvel attraction has been announced for the Disneyland Resort at this time.

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espnW to Air State of NFL Special on ESPN Radio
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espnW and ESPN Radio will collaborate Tuesday, Sept. 16, on espnW Presents: The State of the NFL on ESPN Radio and ESPNRadio.com, from 9 p.m. -11 p.m. ET. The special program will be hosted by Jemele Hill and co-hosted by Cari Champion.  espnW voices Jane McManus, Kate Fagan and Sarah Spain, who have been sharing their perspectives on the Ray Rice and NFL domestic violence policy stories across ESPN platforms, will be featured. The group will discuss how the NFL is handling players involved in recent violent crimes; whether the NFL really wants to appeal to a female fan base that makes up 45 percent of its fans; and what the NFL should be doing. National Organization for Women (NOW) President Terry O’Neill will join as a guest at 10:15 p.m. Listeners will have the opportunity to share their opinions by calling in or tweeting to @espnradio.  The show will be available on ESPN Radio terrestrial outlets, Sirius XM Channel 83, ESPNRadio.com, ESPN Radio app, iTunes Radio, TuneIn and Slacker

Disney Infinity 2.0 To Be Available As Digital Download
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John Vignocchi, Executive Producer Disney Infinity posted the following on Disney Interactive’s Tumblr today:

With the launch of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) next week, I want to share some exciting news about the digital option for existing console players of Disney Infinity.

You may remember that during our announcement event for the 2.0 edition of the game in April, we revealed that the Disney Infinity base from the first version of the game will be compatible with this year’s version. Our thinking was simple: We’ve completely re-tooled the best aspects of the game, with a huge emphasis on the Toy Box mode. For those of you who have been fans since the beginning and spend most of your time building in the Toy Box, we wanted to make it easy for you to enjoy the 2.0 Edition experience, without having to purchase a new Starter Pack.

Starting on November 4, fans will have the option to digitally download Toy Box 2.0 on their PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Wii U systems and utilize their existing Disney Infinity base, along with all figures and Power Discs from the first edition in this all-new Toy Box. The download will be available on PlayStation Network, Xbox Store and the Nintendo eShop with a suggested retail price of $29.99. For a limited time, the download will be offered on PlayStation Network and the Nintendo eShop for an introductory suggested retail price of $19.99.

We’re launching this digital option on November 4 because that’s when all 2.0 Edition Play Sets will be available for individual purchase. It’s also when the Disney Originals series becomes available, significantly expanding the 2.0 character roster, so we believe this is the best timing for the a la carte consumer.

There will also be a special offer for players in North America: anyone who purchases a digital download of Toy Box 2.0 will receive both Disney Toy Box Game Discs (Stitch’s Tropical Rescue and Brave Forest Siege) at no additional cost for the discs. This offer will be available for a limited time, while supplies last. We will share additional details on this program as we get closer to launch of the digital download in November.

What does this mean for parents and gamers? It means the ability to pick and choose whatever combination of figures and Play Sets their heart desires and endless possibilities in how they want to play Disney Infinity. For example, if players own the first edition but are only interested in Toy Box 2.0 and adding Rocket Raccoon and Stitch to their collection, the digital download would be for them!

While most people will likely choose one of the retail Starter Packs to begin their 2.0 Edition experience, it was important to us to keep Disney Infinity infinite and satisfy every combination possible with a wider set of options for the holiday season.

We are unbelievably excited for you to get your hands on the next edition of Disney Infinityand can’t wait to see what worlds you create!

Disney Selling Collectible Shareholder Certificate
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The Walt Disney Company Collectible Shareholder Certificate

Disney is now selling the collectible shareholder certificate that they premiered at the 2014 shareholder meeting. Earlier this year, Disney stopped issuing stock certificates, but this new collectible is a way shareholders can celebrate their ownership of The Walt Disney Company. The stock is being offered at an introductory price of $35 (regularly $50):

Since 1923, when Walt and Roy first started out on their remarkable journey, The Walt Disney Company has inspired a worldwide audience to follow a dream, honor the past, and imagine a better future. After the first public offering in 1940, the Disney’s magnificently illustrated stock certificates have become a symbolic part of that rich legacy and a gifting tradition for generations of shareholders.

This Collectible Shareholder Certificate celebrates 90 years of Disney history, representing the iconic imagery, characters and stories that define who we are today. Household names around the globe; Disney, ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, and LucasFilm join as one to make wishes come true.

    • Personalize it, up to 41 characters, including spaces
    • Name will be printed on the certificate where it reads: ”This certifies that (insert personalization here) is a Disney Shareholder.”
    • Full color art includes Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Snow White, Cinderella, Dumbo, Bambi, Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh, Ariel, Sebastian, Simba, Timon, Rapunzel, Captain Jack Sparrow, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Lightning McQueen, Mike Wazowski, Nemo, Dory, Mr. Incredible, Captain America, Iron Man, C-3PO, R2-D2, Doc McStuffins, Sofia, and Sleeping Beauty Castle
    • Disney, ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, LucasFilms logos
    • Bob Iger printed signature
    • Embossed certification stamp
    • ”Celebrating 90 years of The Walt Disney Company 2014 Edition”
    • ”This certificate is non-negotiable and only evidences the ownership of shares on the date the certificate was acquired.”
    • Comes in a flat envelope with Disney Logo

*Please note: You must be a verified Disney shareholder to buy this certificate.
**Please note: This is a decorative item being sold, not a valid, negotiable share.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the “Disney Collectible Shareholder Certificate”?

The Walt Disney Company decided to offer a Collectible non-negotiable certificate that best represents the experience of being a Disney Investor. Many of our Investors also enjoy giving the gift of Disney shares and this Collectible certificate can help commemorate such gifts.

How do I order a Collectible Certificate?

The Collectible Certificate can be ordered directly through the Disney Store at www.disneystore.com. Disney is not accepting orders via phone at this time.

What is the difference between a “Collectible” and a “Negotiable” certificate?

Negotiable certificates are actual securities representing underlying share ownership. Like many companies, Disney no longer offers stock certificates. Owning shares in “book-entry” or “direct registration” (also known as DRS) has become the preferred form of stock ownership. This type of ownership eliminates the loss of certificates, and subsequent shareholder cost of replacement, as well as simplifying the transfer or sale of shares.

Disney Collectible Certificates are not actual securities and may not be sold or traded as securities or on a stock exchange.

Why did Disney eliminate stock certificates?

Disney wants to provide a more reliable Investor experience, while eliminating the need to process lost certificates. Owning shares in “book-entry” or “direct registration” eliminates the loss of certificates and simplifies the transfer or sale of shares.

Can I keep my current stock certificate?

Yes, Investors may keep their current stock certificates and retain the value of the shares indicated on the certificate.

Can I order more stock certificates?

No. Like many companies, Disney no longer offers stock certificates.

Does the Collectible Certificate have any value as a security?

The Collectible Certificate is non-negotiable and does not have value as a security.

How do I transfer the Collectible Certificate to another owner?

The Collectible Certificate is non-negotiable and does not have value as a security, so there is no transfer process related to the product.

Do I have to be a shareholder to order a Collectible Certificate from DisneyStore.com?

Yes, you must own shares at the time of a purchase. The Collectible Certificate is exclusive to Disney shareholders.

May I gift, sell, or transfer my Collectible Certificate?

Your Collectible Certificate is non-negotiable and does not have value as a security.

How long will the 90th Anniversary Collectible Certificate be available?

The certificate will be available as determined by The Walt Disney Company.

Which Disney Characters are on the Collectible Certificate?

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Donald Duck
Goofy
Pluto
Lighting McQueen
Mr. Incredible
Captain America
Iron Man
Timon
Simba
Winnie the Pooh
Bambi
Ariel
Nemo
Dory
Sebastian
Cinderella
Snow White
Rapunzel
Mike Wazowski
Captain Jack Sparrow
Elsa
Anna
Olaf
Doc McStuffins
Sofia the First
R2-D2
C-3PO
Buzz Lightyear
Sheriff Woody
Tinker Bell
Dumbo

Ordering Questions:

Where can I order the Collectible Certificate?

You may order online at: http://www.disneystore.com/shareholdercertificate

How many Collectibles Certificates can I order?

There is no limit to the number of Collectible Certificates you can order.

What are the dimensions of the Collectible Certificate?

8″ x 12″

May I order over the phone?

No, we do not accept phone orders.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

How are the Collectible Certificates mailed?

The certificates are enclosed unfolded, into a sturdy envelope and mailed directly to the shareholder.

What are my shipping options?

Your Collectible Certificate will be shipped via UPS ground.

Can I receive my certificate at my P.O. Box?

We do not deliver to P.O. Boxes. A physical address is required.

Are there any other shipping restrictions?

This item cannot be shipped internationally or outside the contiguous United States. It can only be shipped to a physical address, not to a P.O. Box, APO or FPO address.

Which Credit Cards do you accept?

MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and Diners Club International.

Do you accept any other payments on DisneyStore.com?

Yes, we accept Disney Gift Card, Disney Rewards® Redemption Card and PayPal.

Is gift wrapping available?

Not at this time.

Can I mail the package to an address other than my own?

Yes, complete the “Shipping Address” section upon Checkout.

Does the Collectible Certificate arrive framed?

Frames are not available for purchase at this time.

How do I find the status of my order?

We will update our website when your order has shipped and provide a delivery tracking number. We will also email you when your product has shipped and provide a tracking number.

Returns:

Does DisneyStore.com accept returns for the Collectible Certificate?

No, we do not accept returns. The Collectible Certificates are produced and made to order.

What do I do if my Collectible Certificate is damaged?

If your Collectible Certificate arrived damaged, please contact DisneyStore.com Guest Services atGuest.Services@disneystorey.com.

What if the product does not meet my expectations?

If the product received does not meet your expectations, please contact DisneyStore.com Guest Services at Guest.Services@disneystorey.com.

When will other Disney Collectible Certificates become available?

That will be determined by The Walt Disney Company.

Why do I need to validate that I am a Disney shareholder?

The Disney Collectible Certificate is exclusive to Disney shareholders.

How many shares must I purchase before I can buy a Collectible Certificate?

There are no minimums to purchase a Collectible Certificate.

I did not receive my Collectible Certificate, how do I request a replacement?

For questions or concerns, please email Guest.Services@disneystorey.com or call 1-800-328-0368. DisneyStore.com Guest Services offices are open Monday thru Friday (7:00am – 11:00pm EST) and Saturday (9:00am – 5:30pm EST), Sunday (12:00pm – 8:30pm EST).

Verification Error:

My shares are held by a broker, how do I complete the verification form and submit an order?

Please visit www.disneystore.com. If we are unable to verify you as a shareholder, you will be presented with a form asking for additional information and instructions to mail or fax.

I completed and mailed the verification request form. How long will it take for a reply?

Up to 10 business days.

Thanos Vs. Hulk This December
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This December, legendary fan-favorite Jim Starlin returns for an action-packed, smash-filled limited series spanning the cosmos in THANOS VS. HULK #1! That’s right True Believer, time to find out if Hulk is truly the strongest there is as he throws down with Thanos across the far reaches of the Marvel Universe!                          

Abducted by Pip the Troll, Bruce Banner has been dragged halfway across the galaxy, set to be ransomed to one of the most vile beings in the galaxy – Annihilus! Annihilus has something Pip wants, and he’s willing to go to any lengths to get it, even kidnapping the Incredible Hulk! Annihilus plans to use the Jade Giant for his own destructive ends. Ones that will put the Hulk directly in the path of Thanos, the Mad Titan!

“For this story, Jim Starlin does what Jim Starlin does best — tell a thrilling, cosmic tale,” says Editor Wil Moss. “And everyone from Iron Man and Pip the Troll to Blastaar and Annihilus is involved. But the main event, of course, is the Thanos/Hulk showdown, and Jim delivers a confrontation that’s going to be every bit as mind-blowing as you’d expect!”

Guest starring Iron Man, Blastarr, S.H.I.E.L.D. and more, be there when two of the Marvel Universe’s heaviest hitters come to planet-shaking blows! Who will emerge victorious? And when the dust settles, will anything be left standing? Find out when Jim Starlin returns for the cosmos for the explosive THANOS VS. HULK #1, on sale in December!

Epcot Food and Wine Late Nights Live Cut Back to One Night a Week
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Epcot’s Food and Wine Late Nights Live event has been cut back to one night a week from the originally scheduled two nights. It was originally scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays but is now only scheduled to run on Thursdays. Guests booked on a Tuesday night can rebook for a Thursday edition. The event includes six tastes (food and beverages) from select marketplaces, live music, entertainment, and a DJ. The cost is $79, plus tax. No word was given as to why the event has been cut back.

Peter Parker Meets Kamala Kahn This October
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Together for the first time! The Amazing Spider-Man meets the Miraculous Ms. Marvel in the super hero team-up you’ve all been waiting for in October’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7! And if that’s not enough, New York Times-bestselling creators Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Giuseppe Cammuncoli also bring you to the Edge of Spider-Verse!   As Spidey and Ms. Marvel face someone who looks a lot like Captain Marvel, meet the mysterious Spider-UK – but what is his connection to Spider-Verse? Seeds of the biggest Spider-Man story of all time are sown here, and no fan can afford to miss the epic AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 – on-sale this October!

For more on Spider-Verse, visit Marvel.com and join in on the conversation on Twitter using #SpiderVerse.

Big Hero 6 Coming to Disneyland’s Magic Eye Theater
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The Disney Parks Blog has revealed that the Magic Eye Theater, former home to Captain EO and the Guardians of the Galaxy sneak peek will be home to a special sneak peek of Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6 starting September 26. The presentation will be in “4D” with in theater effects.

Big Hero 6  will be released in a theater near you on November 7.

D23 Hosting Early Member Screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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D23 Gold and Silver Members are invited to screenings of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in Anaheim, Chicago, Orlando, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City on October 2, a week before its release on October 10. Each member can signup for themselves and up to three guests

See Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day early at the following locations:

  • Anaheim- AMC Downtown Disney 12, 7 p.m.
  • Chicago- AMC River East 21, 7 p.m.
  • Orlando- AMC Downtown Disney 24, 7 p.m.
  • Phoenix- Harkins Fashion Square 7, 7 p.m.
  • Salt Lake City- Megaplex Valley Fair, 7 p.m.

Tickets will be available at noon pacific time on September 17. For tickets, go to the D23 Events page at D23.com