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I am thrown a little off course when I hear that Disney may have falsely accused an 11-year-old boy of hacking the Pirates of the Caribbean video game and disabled his account.
The account I have read comes from the boy’s dad, Brian Guy. Guy is. He also has a blog, which was positively fulminating with frustration Tuesday, as of his son’s video game review site.
The site, Carsonreviews.com, seems to this untrained eye to be a rather fine construction, full of wit and wisdom. For example: “While my parents are busy cleaning the house for Thanksgiving, I am busy checking out free online games.= )”
Yet Carson’s dad says: “Disney has falsely accused my 11-year-old son of hacking the online game, and Disney temporarily banned his account. They sent him a curt e-mail lecturing him about something he didn’t even do.”
Click the picture above for the complete article from CNET.
Who will be featured in the 26th annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade?
“American Idol” victor Kris Allen and Yanni performed Thursday at Walt Disney World.
And ABC shared the list of expected performers, who will either perform at Disney World or Disneyland. The Disney-owned network didn’t say which performers will be where, but here’s the impressive list: Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez.
Kelly Ripa serve as as host for Disney World; “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest handles the chores at Disneyland. Also at Disney World: Nick Cannon of “America’s Got Talent” will be a host and interview people watching the parade.
A parade spokeswoman said the taping took place today and yesterday at Walt Disney World. The program will air from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 25 on ABC.
Celine Dion performs for the upcoming 2009 Christmas TV special at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort
At Bridal Week in New York, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings designer, Kirstie Kelly, unveils the Princess Tiana wedding gown inspired by the one featured in The Princess and the Frog. Also featured are gorgeous bridesmaids and flower girl dresses inspired by the essence of each Disney Princess which shines through on the run way.
Earlier today we told you about the fresh candy canes made at Disneyland. This weekend, you can see them being made on T.V., along with other Disneyland festive foods.
â€œGuyâ€™s Disney Holiday,â€ featuring host Guy Fieri, is set to highlight holiday-themed meals and treats in Disneyland, according to the Food Network Web site. Apparently, Fieri taped the candy-cane making last year.
The one-hour show is scheduled to air on the Food Network at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5; midnight Sunday, Dec. 6, and 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
The 35-year tradition of making fresh candy canes is set to return Friday December 4th to Disneyland.
Disneyland guests often line up for the chance to buy a limited number of the newly made sweets. Others crowd around the windows to watch teams of candy makers stretch the liquid-like sugar into hook shapes.
The canes are in such high demand that Disneyland workers plan to hand out tickets on a first-come, first-served basis so guests can return at fixed times to buy a maximum of two canes each, said John McClintock, a Disneyland Resort spokesman. There will be a stand-by line in case guests with tickets donâ€™t come back.
Canes cost $9.95 each.
Makers usually create up to 135 canes, prepared in three batches, in a day at the Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen on Main Street U.S.A. Each cane is wrapped in bubble wrap.
The canes are about the length of a forearm.
Disneyland-goers can find out when candy canes are being made by calling a special phone number, updated each Sunday with information about what kind of candy is being made each day that week. The Candy Kitchen Menu line is 714-781-0112.
Candy makers restrict the number of canes because of the intense heat â€” between 90 and 100 degrees â€” needed to melt and mold the goo.
Fun candy cane facts:
- It takes two hours to produce each batch.
- Each batch makes between 40 to 45 canes.
- A team of three candy makers create the canes in a heat-sealed kitchen.
- Cooking time is about a half hour.
- Pulling time is about an hour.
- A block of candy weighs 15 pounds.