Pixar’s Toy Story 3 & Toys for Tots Team up for summer Toy Drive

Woody and Buzz are back and they are asking for your help. Toys for Tots, in collaboration with the release of “Toy Story 3,” is kicking off an unprecedented summer toy drive. Throughout the month of June in 24 cities throughout the United States, the public will be asked to honor their cherished memories of childhood play by donating a new unwrapped toy during “Toy Story 3” promotional events. The mission is to surpass the 16.3 million toys, books and other gifts raised in 2009 that … [Read more...]

Buzz and Buzz at the Premiere of Toy Story 3


Check out what famous Astronaut showed up at the Premiere of Toy Story 3.Astronaut Buzz Aldrin arrives at premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'Toy Story 3' held at El Capitan Theatre on June 13, 2010 in Hollywood, California. Source and Photo Life.com … [Read more...]

Detectives investigate death near Walt Disney World Resort


Article comes to us from the Orlando Sentinel:Homicide detectives are investigating a death at Walt Disney World.The Orange County Sheriff's Office said detectives were called to 2305 Hotel Plaza Blvd., the address of the Doubletree Guest Suites in the Disney resort. But the death did not appear to involve the hotel, which is on property owned by Disney, but is not Disney-operated.Little information was available Sunday night. It was not clear whether the circumstances were … [Read more...]

The Orlando Sentinel Profiles Disboards Owner Pete Werner.


We're big fans of Disboards, an online forum devoted to all things Disney, so it was nice to see Disboard founder and owner Pete Werner profiled today in the Orlando Sentinel.   Regarding the economy, Pete sees reason for optimism, noting that: We've definitely seen an improvement this year over last. The beginning of the year was a little dicey for us because what we've noticed is, with the economy, people are not booking their trips as far out as they have previously. So we got a little … [Read more...]

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap June 13th

It was an amazing week of Disney magic with the World Premiere of “World of Color,” a reimagined attraction, Silly Symphony Swings and the start of Summer Nightastic! at the Disneyland Resort. Heather has some great coverage in Saturday’s recap post. There were also a few posts out of Walt Disney World Resort this week you may have missed, including new details and a first peek at menus for the new La Hacienda de San Angel and the adjacent La Cantina de San Angel at Epcot.The new … [Read more...]

Disney XD Night of Premieres Including “Kick Buttowski” & “Zeke and Luther”


Disney XD will present a 'Night of Premieres' on MONDAY, JUNE 21 (7:30-9:30 p.m., ET/PT) featuring new episodes of its top-rated series for kids and tweens.The night will kick off with back-to-back episodes of "Kick Buttowski-Suburban Daredevil," guest-starring Adam Carolla as woodshop teacher One-Eyed Jackson, Simon Helberg ("The Big Bang Theory") as physics nerd Ronaldo, Jeffrey Tambor ("Arrested Development") as a CEO and Emily Osment ("Hannah Montana") in her recurring role as Kick's … [Read more...]

D23’s Aloha Aulani Reception at the Disneyland Resort


Join us as we celebrate Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawai ʻi! Our friends at Disney Vacation Club are throwing a party just for D23 Members where guests will have a chance to get a peek at this lush new resort, which opens in 2011. Enjoy Hawaiian refreshments, groove to a live deejay and grab a photo with a Disney character! Guests will also be able to check out D23's "Disney's Hawaiian History" exhibit, which photographically explore Disney's long connection with this … [Read more...]

Disney is said to be closing most of its ESPN Zone restaurants


Still in the news, this article was from earlier this week in case you missed it:Walt Disney Co. is shutting down most of its ESPN Zone stores, a chain of sports-themed restaurants in seven cities, according to a person familiar with the matter. The only outlets to remain open are those tied to a Disney property, such as the Downtown Disney shopping district in Anaheim.ESPN Zone opened in 1998 to capitalize on ESPN's brand, while bringing Disney's family-friendly atmosphere to the … [Read more...]

Coming to Disneyland: The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure


Here is one of the models from the “Under the Sea” scene for the new attraction. The Little Mermaid attraction, set to debut in 2011, will give new meaning to the phrase “immersive Disney attraction” by taking guests “under the sea” to experience magnificent scenes and magical songs from the popular motion picture.Click here for more information on the Disneyland Expansion … [Read more...]

The Little Mermaid voice Jodi Benson sings at the Disneyland Resort


Voice of Ariel, The Little Mermaid herself, Jodi Benson sang "Part of Your World" and "Under the Sea" (joined by other singers and dancers) at the Disneyland Resort during the special "What's Next?" presentation on June 11, 2010.See more from this presentation at http://www.InsideTheMagic.net … [Read more...]