Disneyland resumes wooden toy gun sales

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This interesting article comes to us from the OC Register.Disneyland recently began selling wooden toy guns again, about nine years after pulling them off of store shelves.Disney officials decided to resume sales of the toy guns, which are now orange and green, because of customers’ requests, said Betsy Sanchez, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman.Disneyland had continued selling plastic guns, including space-like and pirate-themed ones, Sanchez said.The new toys are big sellers, … [Read more...]



Former American Idol Judge Simon Cowell finances Disneyworld trip for sick girl

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Music mogul Simon Cowell has financed a trip to Disneyworld in Florida for a girl suffering with cancer. Cowell paid for the schoolgirl with a rare cancer to go to the Disneyworld, and to swim with dolphins.Megan Kershaw of Bawtry, South Yorks of England will stay at a Disneyworld hotel and swim with dolphins on her 13th birthday in September. "Simon has made it a trip of a lifetime," The Daily Star quoted Megan's mother Deborah as saying. Megan met Simon as part of a wish list she drew … [Read more...]



Disney World offers passholders screening of ‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’

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Great news for pass holders from Kristin Ford at The Daily Disney.For the third consecutive year, Walt Disney World passholders will be able to see an advance screening of the newest direct-to-DVD Tinker Bell movie.Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue will be shown at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12 at Hollywood Studios. For the past two years, screenings have been in Magic Kingdom’s Exhibition Hall, but it looks like renovations have forced the change in venue.This … [Read more...]



Animal Kingdom Cast Members Get Sick From Repaving Fumes

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WESH in Orlando is reporting that a dozen or more Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Cast Members reported feeling ill yesterday due to repaving that is going on in the Animal Kingdom parking lot. 6 of the 18 cast Members had to be transported to the hospital for treatment.All the cast members were exposed to the fumes for long periods of time and worked as an attendants or tram operators.Reedy Creek authorities are not reporting any issues with guests and the theme park is open.Source … [Read more...]



Disney World Attendance Declines Slightly

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This article comes to us from WESH in Orlando.Walt Disney World saw slight declines in park attendance over the past few months, Disney said on Tuesday.Theme park attendance at the company's domestic parks fell 3 percent overall in the three months ending on July 3, the Walt Disney Company said as it announced third quarter financial results. Walt Disney World attendance dropped 2 percent while Disneyland saw a 4 percent decrease in visitors.Disney said the fall in park attendance … [Read more...]