Month: June 2016

July Merchandise Showcases at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

If you’re visiting Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, during the month of July and you love to shop, you’re in luck! For the past several months, we’ve been hosting trunk shows and pop-up shops featuring several Hawaii-based companies – and the month of July will bring you even more, with something happening every weekend in the Na Haku Pavilion, across from Kalepa’s Store! July 1-3: Representatives from Maui Divers will be on hand to help you “Pick A Pearl.” What does that mean, exactly? First, you select an oyster, then – the magic moment – the oyster is...

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Seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels In The Walt Disney World Resort In Central Florida Offering Appealing “Summer Salebration” Rates Through Sept. 30

If you have not yet made plans for your family’s summer vacation, there is no need to stress, as there is still time to make the arrangements. A very appealing option is Central Florida, which has something to please virtually everyone in the family. A great way to experience the destination is by taking advantage of the appealing “Summer Salebration” rates that are being offered by the seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels for stays through September 30,2016. The special rates provide the opportunity to take in the many fun new offerings throughout theWalt Disney World Resort, such as Star Wars Launch...

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Adventure Awaits with New Disney PinQuest Coming to Magic Kingdom Park on June 30

I’m excited to announce a new Disney pin trading scavenger hunt is coming to Magic Kingdom Park on June 30. Featuring Steampunk-inspired artwork, this Disney PinQuest reminds me of pin pursuits from the mid-2000s at Walt Disney World Resort. I recently caught up with Jeanne Lewis, merchandiser for Disney pins, to learn why this new PinQuest was created. “We’re excited to introduce a pin trading-themed scavenger hunt this summer,” Jeanne says. “For years, guests have told us how much they enjoyed pin pursuits once offered at Disney Parks. We applied their feedback and lessons we learned from other recent...

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New “Disney LOL” App Makes the Fun of Social Content Accessible and Safe for Families, Including Kids

Disney today launched Disney LOL (available on iOS and Android), a new app where families, including kids, can access Disney’s short-form social content in a singular, family-friendly, high-quality mobile app experience. With Disney LOL, Disney fans of all ages can join the fun and view GIFs, Vines, short-form videos (up to two minutes) and browse through a variety of non-episodic content from Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Interactive Media , Star Wars, and Marvel. The app is free to download and available for iOS and Android in the United States and Canada. The Disney LOL app builds on the...

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ sequel from Disney set for 2018

On Thursday, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced it is making a sequel to “Wreck-It Ralph” – and the news wrecked Facebook. In an attempt to stay up to date in the world of social media, Disney took to Facebook Live to reveal that a second “Wreck-It Ralph” film is slated to open on March 9, 2018 (pushing Disney’s Jack and the Beanstalk movie “Gigantic” back to Nov. 21, 2018). But after co-directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston revealed the release date, the live feed froze – just as star John C. Reilly was about to discuss the film’s plot. Not that he shared much,...

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  • 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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