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Unique Souvenir Can Be Found at Disney Springs’ CURL STORE

I am a fan of TOMS shoes and found this video from Disney Parks Blog and thought you guys might be interested in it.

All I know about this is what is mentioned in the video. If anybody goes and has this done I would be interested in knowing more about cost and time needed for the paint to be applied and dried 8(:-D

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Disney Time Magical Mashup By DJ Steve Porter (from Disney Parks Blog) 8(:-D

20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Route (video from RunDisney)

All I Can Say Is WOW! (NBCNEWS.COM)

WOW to more of the purchase of Lucasfilm  then anything else..

Wonder how things will work with Lucasfilm and Pixar in the fold and  In terms of Episode 7 being released not sure I want to see Luke and Leah played by any other actors then Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher…but who knows how things will turn out.  I wish Disney well 8(:-D

 

 

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Disney buying Lucasfilm, will release new ‘Star Wars’ movie in 2015

Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP file

Disney CEO Robert Iger, left, and “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, center, celebrate the opening of a theme park ride in 2011. Disney is paying $4 billion for Lucas’ film studio Lucasfilm.

By NBC News staff and wires

Updated at 3:48 p.m. ET: Walt Disney Co. is buying Lucasfilm in a $4 billion deal that brings the best-selling “Star Wars” franchise under the Disney umbrella, with plans to release Episode 7 of the long-running saga in 2015.

Disney has long had a close relationship with closely held Lucasfilm and founder George Lucas, including featured attractions at Disney theme parks such as Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

“It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers,” said Lucas, 68, in a statement.

The cash and stock deal is valued at about $4.05 billion, Disney said. Lucasfilm is solely owned by George Lucas.

“This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value,” Disney CEO Robert Iger said in a statement.

Lucas will act as creative consultant on the new “Star Wars” film, with more feature films expected beyond Episode 7.

The six “Star Wars” feature films have earned a total of $4.4 billion at the box office alone and offer “a sustainable source of high quality, branded content with global appeal,” according to the Disney news release.

Related: ‘Star Wars 7’ will need The Force to be with it

The deal is subject to federal antitrust approval.

In early 2006, Disney struck a deal to acquire “Toy Story” creator Pixar, and in the summer of 2009 it bought the comic book powerhouse Marvel Entertainment.

Besides “Star Wars,” the Lucasfilm deal also includes rights to the “Indiana Jones” franchise, though Disney did not elaborate on any plans for that series.

“Because Lucas is private, I would assume most investors would be surprised (by the deal). My point of view is that Disney already has a great portfolio and this adds one more,” said Morningstar analyst Michael Corty. “They don’t have any holes, but their past deals have been additive” to earnings.

Besides “Star Wars,” the Lucasfilm deal also includes rights to the “Indiana Jones” franchise, though Disney did not elaborate on any plans for that series.

Information from Reuters was included in this report.

Happy 15th Anniversary to EPCOT’s OFF KILTER (Disney Parks Blog)

I was blessed enough to get to know the guys from OFF KILTER when they played the American Gardens stage (American Pavilion) when the acts for the summer concert series weren’t there in 2002.

And tho I don’t get to “hang” out with these guys much any more, I always make it a point to see at least one show whenever I visit EPCOT 🙂

CONGRATS OFF KILTER!!!

May you be blessed with 15 more years of playing your wonderful music!!!

KD 8(:-D

This is the DISNEY PARKS BLOG post….

This July 1, Epcot’s Off Kilter Celtic rock band will mark 15 years of performances at the Canada Pavilion in World Showcase.

Off Kilter founder Jamie Holton first started playing the bagpipes when he was 11, inspired by his family’s Scottish heritage and his father’s love for bagpipe music.

In addition to classic Celtic folk tunes, Off Kilter will often throw radio hits into the mix, like Bryan Adam’s “Summer of ’69″ or Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business.” (Both Canadian bands, by the way.) If you’re lucky enough to hear Off Kilter play “Farewell to Nova Scotia,” don’t be surprised if it suddenly sounds a whole lot like “Mickey Mouse March (The Mickey Mouse Club March).”

Entertainment is subject to change. Check the park’s Times Guide for more.

 

Night Of Joy Tickets Available at WDW Resort (from Disney Parks Blog)

I have always been a HUGE fan of NIGHT OF JOY and have many great memories of this event.

In case you don’t know what Night Of Joy is it is a separate ticket event that combines the magic of the Magic Kingdom                                                                      with some of the best contemporary Christian music acts the weekend after labor day.

See below for more information about the acts and how to get tickets 🙂

Yolanda Adams and Minnie at Magic Kingdom Park

Minnie and Yolanda Adams

The countdown begins. We’re only five months away from this year’s Night of Joy at Magic Kingdom Park – our 30th year. So guess what? Tickets went on sale today!

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $52.95 plus tax per ticket and on the days of the event (if available) for $62.95 plus tax. They can be purchased by calling 407-W-DISNEY or at www.nightofjoy.com.

We’re so excited. Here’s the night-by-night Night of Joy 2012 lineup (entertainment and schedule subject to change):

  • Friday, September 7, 2012: Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, NEEDTOBREATHE, Red, Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Heath, Royal Tailor, Disciple.
  • Saturday, September 8, 2012: MercyMe, Third Day, Kutless, Chris August, Lecrae, Yolanda Adams, Thousand Foot Krutch and Dara Maclean.

Newcomers to Night of Joy, Royal Tailor and Dara Mclean, bring the 30-year roster of artists to 150 acts.

Night of Joy is an after-hours event that requires a special ticket. Event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each evening. While artists perform at several stages, many popular Magic Kingdom attractions also are available for guests. In addition, there are special benefits for groups of 10 or more. Additional information about individual and group tickets is available atwww.nightofjoy.com.

Night of Joy Tickets Are Now Available at Walt Disney World Resort by Charles Stovall, Public Relations, manager: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog

THIS IS A TEST

This is a test to see if my new set up on NETWORKED BLOGS works with FB 🙂

 

STORYBOARD: The Walt Disney Family Museum’s Blog – the blog – Celebrating Award Winners in February

STORYBOARD: The Walt Disney Family Museum’s Blog – the blog – Celebrating Award Winners in February.

Celebrating Award Winners in February

February is Awards Season, and The Walt Disney Family Museum is celebrating, with film presentations and visitor programs throughout the month.

The 84th Annual Academy Awards® will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, to be televised live on ABC Television. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to several Oscar® winners, including Pixar and Lucasfilm, but there is only one place where you can get an up-close look at more than 20 of the famous statuettes—The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Walt Disney personally won 32 Academy Awards throughout his career. To this day, Walt still holds the record for the most awards won by an individual. (Frequent Oscar host Bob Hope once quipped, “The management has informed me that they’re not responsible for Oscars left over 30 days. After that, they’re automatically turned over to Walt Disney.”)

Screening this month in the Museum’s state-of-the-art digital theatre is a collection of Walt’s award-winning True-Life Adventures films. Produced between 1948 and 1960, these shorts and features won a cumulative 16 Academy Awards, and have inspired naturalist filmmakers and conservationists for decades (see below for a complete program). Among the films being screened in February will be the Best Documentary Feature winners The Vanishing Prairie (1954) and The Living Desert (1953); and the Best Short Subject winners Bear Country (1953), Water Birds (1952), Nature’s Half Acre (1951), Beaver Valley (1950) and Seal Island (1948, the first film in the series). Admission to film presentations is free with paid Museum Admission.

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February 1 through 7

Seal Island (27:00)

Beaver Valley (32:00)

Nature’s Half Acre (33:00)

February 8 through 14

Water Birds (30:00)

Vanishing Prairie (71:00)

February 15 through 21 (except the 18th)

Bear Country (33:00)

The Living Desert (69:00)

February 22 through 29 (except the 25th and 26th)

Mysteries of the Deep (24:00)

Secrets of Life (70 :00)

Film programs through February change weekly, with screenings daily at 1:00pm and 4:00pm (except Tuesdays, and February 18, 25 and 26). Further program information and tickets are available at the Reception and Member Service Desk at the Museum, or online by clicking here.

Voices Of Liberty 4th of July Concert (2011-You Tube)

This took place on the 4th of July 2011 at EPCOT’s American Garden Theater

My friend Tiffany is the soloist for the National Anthem (last song)

THIS IS MY FIRST TRIP WITH MY ONE YEAR OLD NIECE (my response on the WDW Radio Forums)

This is a post I wrote on the WDW Radio Forums in response to THIS IS MY FIRST TRIP WITH MY ONE YEAR OLD NIECE

Like I mention in the post the list isn’t inclusive or exhaustive …they are also my opinion (which I didn’t mention in the post but mention here as a reminder)

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Hi…

My name is Kelly. I have been a lover of all things Disney ever since my parents took me to DL when I was 9 months old

I have a lot of recommendations for taking little ones to the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!

First of all you and your family know your niece the best….with that being said I would follow her cues esp when it comes to loud noises, crowds and the like

Here are some other recommendations in no particular order

1. Especially if you are staying on property and/or plan to do night time activities (ie fireworks), take time out during the day to return to your room to let you niece get some down time (aka nap)

2. Each park has a BABY CENTER which is a quiet place where they offer baby supplies for sell, and have the facilities such as places to change and feed little ones.

3. I would highly recommend that you buy an umbrella stroller to push your niece in…the ones that you can rent from Disney are hard plastic and you can’t take it with you when you leave the parks. If you do decide to rent one instead of buying, I would get a blanket for your niece to sit on and snuggle with

4. BABY SWAP
No its not giving away your niece for another child ..hehe.

It’s a program that is provided for families with young children who can’t ride rides such as splash mountain, space mountain ect. The entire group (including the child) goes through the attraction line and when you get to the load in point you tell the CM that you want to do a baby swap. Then one adult and the baby stays off to the side while the rest of the group rides the ride. When the riders come back the first adult gives the baby to another adult from their group and gets a chance to ride the ride for themselves. and a bonus is that somebody in the group is going to get to ride the ride two times in a row

5. KIDS NITE OUT (KNO)
(*disclaimer* I used to work for them when I lived in Orlando)

KNO is Disney’s contracted provider of in room child care. This is a wonderful service allows adults to go out at anytime (but esp at night) with out the children. They also provide caregivers to go into the parks as Parent Helpers if needed.

There is an additional hourly charge to use KNO but IMHO it would be worth it.

Thats all that I can think of right now.

If you have any more questions, feel free to send me an email at
kdizne at gmail dot com (use @ and . in the appropriate places)

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