Month: January 2016

Star Wars Season of the Force – Fact Sheet

Tomorrowland in Disneyland Park, at the Disneyland Resort Traveling to a galaxy far, far away is easier than ever for guests visiting the Disneyland Resort. Beginning Nov. 16, 2015, Star Wars Season of the Force will debut in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, giving guests daily opportunities to explore, interact and have fun with the power of the Force. Star Wars Launch Bay Located on the lower level of the Tomorrowland Expo Center, Star Wars Launch Bay is the central space for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars. First Order stormtroopers patrolling the area outside Launch Bay are on...

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Fantasia-Walt’s Masterpiece…

I will never forget the first time I saw Fantasia. I hate to say, but I despised  it!  Of course, I was only about 8 years old at the time. For a kid weaned on the Silly Symphonies and the Mickey cartoon shorts, this was not what I expected. Not many eight year old’s understand nor like classical music. But today, I marvel at its artistic creativity and now understand the concept of what Walt Disney was trying to convey with this ahead of its time animation feature. The evolution of Fantasia goes way back to the early days...

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DISNEY SETS NEW DATES FOR “STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII” AND “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES”

This morning, The Walt Disney Studios announced new release dates for upcoming films from two of its major franchises. Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release on May 26, 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017. The move follows the extraordinary success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere in December. In the popular holiday moviegoing corridor, it smashed numerous records, including biggest domestic and global debuts of all time as well as the biggest domestic second and third weekends, en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release...

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Becomes Highest Grossing Domestic Film of All-Time

This afternoon, with early box office results in, Star Wars: The Force Awakens became the highest grossing film of all time in the domestic market, surpassing the $760.5M lifetime gross of Avatar in a record-shattering 20 days of release. In addition, the film crossed the $800M mark at the international box office today. Through Jan. 5, the film had grossed $758.2M domestically and $799.1M for a global total of $1,557.3M since its Dec. 16 global debut. Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in the US and Canada on Dec. 18, its first two weeks pushing the domestic annual industry...

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Disneyana Fan Club’s 2015 Christmas Party…

Before I begin this new article for the New Year, I want to say I hope all had a safe and Merry Christmas and likewise a Happy New Year. There are many exciting additions coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World…The new Star Wars areas, and of course, the much anticipated “Avatar Land” slated to open soon in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Of course, on the other side of the coin, we usually lose something to gain something, and in this case, the last year of the Osborn Spectacle of Dancing Lights was seen today, January 3rd, 2016. But...

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This Day In History

  • 1930 Wild Waves (starring Mickey & Minnie) released
  • 1952 Let’s Stick Together (starring Donald) released
  • 2000 The Lion King stage show opened in Toronto
  • 2000 The Walt Disney World Marching band disbanded
  • 2003 It Runs In The Family released

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