Next week’s Disneyland Resort Limited Time Magic event has been announced: the return of a few long-lost friends to Disneyland Park, as voted by you!
Get ‘out there’ to meet up with Esmeralda, Clopin and Frollo from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Paint with the colors of the wind when you meet up with Pocahontas, John Smith, Meeko and Governor Ratcliffe from “Pocahontas.” Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Prince John and Sheriff of Nottingham will also be meeting. Fan favorites Scrooge McDuck and Ludwig Von Drake are also set to make an appearance.
This Limited Time Event is scheduled to take place April 8-14 at the Big Thunder Ranch in Disneyland Park.
After the success of the Florida event, there’s no doubt this one will be just as popular. It’s always a treat to see the beloved characters we grew up with seeing in film and in the parks. Disneyland often sees some of the more obscure and rare characters, but these characters were voted on via an online poll months ago.
Selena Gomez was recently seen drinking from a UNICEF Tap Project, the project that promises to donate money to UNICEF for drinking tap water in restaurants.
Below is their spiel, and about.
In 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.
Since its inception in 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project has raised over $3 million in the U.S. and has helped provide clean water for millions of children globally. Now in its sixth year, the award-winning UNICEF Tap Project, a nationwide campaign sponsored by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, will return during World Water Week, March 19–25. The first program of its kind, the UNICEF Tap Project has become a dynamic movement that affords everyone the opportunity to help provide the world’s children with safe, clean water.
Through numerous fundraising and volunteer activities, the UNICEF Tap Project celebrates the clean water we enjoy on a daily basis by encouraging celebrity, restaurant, volunteer, corporate, and government supporters to give this vital resource to children in developing countries. The concept is basic and compelling: “When You Take Water, Give Water.”
The same day that Disney’s hit new movie the Muppets hits theaters it’s stars receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Muppets were given a star yesterday morning in front of Disney’s theater the El Capitan. The Muppets Star was the 2,466th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The celebration was run by Chamber President and CEO Leron Gubler, with special guest speakers Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios and Lisa Henson, CEO, The Jim Henson Company. A few Muppets were on hand to receive the star including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums, and Walter, the newest Muppet.
“Thanks to creative genius Jim Henson and these extraordinary puppeteers, the Muppets are truly worldwide icons and Hollywood stars,” said Ross. “They are a treasured part of the Disney family, and we’re thrilled to see them join so many other luminaries on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Last night, the 19th of MArch Kim Irvine announced that Disney Legend Alice Davis a Disney Imagineers would be receiving a window on Main Street.
Alice Davis is best known for her job of costuming the cast of characters found throughout some of Disney’s most beloved attractions, including “it’s a small world” and Pirates of the Caribbean. Her first job at Disney was designing costumes for reference tapes for the animators working on Sleeping Beauty. It was in fact here future husband Marc Davis who recruited Alice to design the costumes.
Mrs. Davis continued to work for the Disney Studios, until she worked on the costuming job that has made her the most famous, “it’s a small world”. Along with her husband Marc she oversaw almost 150 costumes for “it’s a small world”.
Two years later she used her husbands drawings of the Pirates of the Caribbean to design the costumes for the characters that inhabit the attraction.
Not only did Alice Davis design the costumes for two of Disney’s most known attractions she also influenced the development of manufacturing, quality control and refurbishment standards for the three-dimensional characters created by Walt Disney Imagineering.
A window on Main Street in Disneyland is one of the highest honors that the Disney company can bestow.
Minnie is posing with yet another celebrity in her Saint Patrick’s Day garb. Minnie poses with supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Kathy Ireland in the United Kingdom pavilion at EPCOT in Walt Disney World.
All the magic and excitement of the past, present and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents an all-new D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 9-11, 2013.
“The D23 Expo has become a phenomenal way for Disney fans to see everything they love about Disney all in one place — from Disney’s biggest stars and latest innovations to unforgettable performances live on stage,” said Steven Clark, head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, which produces the bi-annual D23 EXPO. “Our third Expo is sure to create even more magical new experiences and memories for our biggest fans attending from throughout the U.S. and around the globe.”
“Anaheim is extremely pleased that the D23 EXPO will be returning next year,” said Charles Ahlers, president, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. “This exciting event is quickly becoming an industry icon, drawing Disney fans from around the world. The Anaheim community truly appreciates and enjoys this quality show and positive impacts it brings.”
More than 40,000 Disney fans attended D23 EXPO 2011, which brought together the entire world of Disney under one roof for three star-studded days and nights. Fans were treated to appearances by superstars like Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Regis Philbin and Billy Crystal; enjoyed performances by Dick Van Dyke, The Muppets and Disney princess voice talent Jodi Benson, Paige O’Hara, Lea Salonga and Anika Noni Rose; previewed concept art and attractions coming from Disney Parks and Walt Disney Imagineering; glimpsed back at Disney’s rich history through extraordinary panels, presentations and exhibits; and discovered the newest entertainment, technology, and products from The Walt Disney Company.
Among the highlights of D23 EXPO2013 will be expanded capacities at some of our most popular venues; the 2013 Disney Legends Ceremony, which honors the talented men and women who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy; Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, a treasure trove of crown jewels from the Walt Disney Archives; the bustling aisles of the Collectors Forum, where Disney fans can buy, sell and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia and merchandise; and a massive show floor full of special opportunities to see what’s on the horizon for Disney around the world—and where guests may bump into their favorite Disney stars, characters, Imagineers, animators and filmmakers.
Advance tickets for the D23 EXPO 2013 will go on sale at D23Expo.com beginning August 9, 2012. D23 Members receive special pricing on both one- and three-day tickets to the event, which is also open to the general public.
D23 Members receive early admission to the Expo show floor, and D23 will once again give a special thanks to D23 Charter Members, providing them special access to the Expo’s Charter Member Lounge. Members will also have an opportunity to purchase a special Sorcerer Package, which provides a host of special benefits and amenities.
D23 EXPO 2013 marks the third D23 Expo held in Anaheim — the first Expo was held in 2009 followed by a second in 2011. Each event played host to thousands of Disney fans from every corner of the globe. Starting today, guests can visit D23Expo.com to relive some of the extraordinary experiences from the first two Expo events and get a peek at what’s to come in 2013.
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates the remarkable past, present and future of Disney, taking its name from 1923, the year Walt Disney founded his world-famous company. D23 unlocks the magic of Disney with a host of exclusive benefits, including a quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at www.D23.com; a weekly e-mail newsletter; an array of discounts and special offers; free gifts throughout the year; as well as exclusive events created especially for its members.
“It’s a Small World After All”, “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow,” “The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room,” “Feed the Birds,” “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color,” and “Lets Get Together,” may not all come to mind when you here the name Robert Sherman, but they are all a product of his genius. Robert, and Richard Sherman were a songwriting team that worked for the Walt Disney company for 13 years (’60-’73).
On the Set of Mary Poppins.
Over the time period that the duo worked for the studio they wrote over 200 for Disney’s parks, TV shows, and movies. For their efforts they received 4 Academy Awards nominations.
Since 2002 Robert Sherman has lived in England, but he still continued to write songs with his brother, and recently wrote “Make Way For Tomorrow Today,” for the movie “Iron Man 2,” a song reflecting the Carousel of Progress.
The brothers have been given a window on Main Street in Disneyland honoring their amazing contributions to the company.
The news of Robert’s death was posted on his son’s Facebook Wall along with the message.
“Forever his songs and his genius will bring hope, joy and love to this small, small world.”
This Valentines Day Minnie invited her friend Paula Abdul to Disney World, so Paula celebrated Valentines Day there. Minnie is wearing the dress that she only wears once a year, the hearts on her regular dress have been replaced with hearts.
After leading his team to a game-winning drive and the Super Bowl championship Sunday night, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning led another drive Monday: down Main Street, U.S.A. to cheering fans at Walt Disney World Resort.
“I’m going to Disney World!” proclaimed Manning Sunday shortly after his team scored a dramatic 21-17 win over the New England Patriots to capture Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. In a gala parade Monday at Magic Kingdom, Manning made good on that promise, waving and smiling alongside Mickey Mousefrom a red convertible in the shadow of Cinderella Castle.
Fans of the Giants and Manning, including those sporting team jerseys Monday, got to see their hero up-close in the place where memories are made. New York Giants balloons mixed in with red, white and blue balloons along the parade route, Mickey Mouse was joined by other Disney characters and confetti in the shape of the Lombardi Trophy (awarded to the NFL champion) rained down on the happy scene. Manning was joined in the Magic Kingdom by NFL Youth football players. Continue reading →