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In two weeks, “The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition” will open in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure park, giving guests an up-close look at the world of “Frankenweenie” through sets, puppets, props and more – plus, guests will be able to view a special 4D extended sneak peek of the film. Today, I’ve got more “Frankenweenie” news for you!
From August 23 – October 7, you can enter the “Frankenweenie Monstrous Sweepstakes” for the chance to win a four-day/three-night vacation for four to experience all the fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Here’s how to enter:
- Online: Visit www.disney.com/frankenweeniesweeps
- Mobile: Text ALIVE to DISNEY (347639*)
And today, we have an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Frankenweenie”! Take an interactive 360° tour of the sets with Animation Director Trey Thomas, who will take you to the town of New Holland amidst the annual Dutch Day celebration. You can scroll, point, and click to explore and discover new content in this in-depth experience. Check it out here!
Don’t forget to see “Frankenweenie” in theaters October 5!
No purchase necessary. Open only to persons who are, as of entry, 13 years of age or older; legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 U.S. or DC. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 PM PT, 8/23/12 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT, 10/7/12. Enter at Disney.com/FrankenweenieSweeps or via SMS (see Official Rules for entry details). Minors should check with their parent or legal guardian before entering. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Disney Online.
*Msg and data rates may apply. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.
- ‘The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition’ Coming to Disneyland California Adventure Park September 14 (chipandco.com)
- Happy Anniversary Disneyland – Fun Facts, Dedication Ceremony, and More! (chipandco.com)
Shhhh don’t tell anyone. It’s just between you and me. I have been a passholder for a few years and a Cast Member a few years ago. So in that time I have learned a few insider secrets that I thought you would appreciate. In case you missed our fun facts from the Magic Kingdom you can check them out here.
- On August 9, 2007, Meg Crofton, the president of Walt Disney World, announced that the park would be re-named as Disney World Hollywood Studios. Some of you may remember that Hollywood Studios used to be called MGM Studios.
- Hollywood Studios is modeled after Hollywood of the 1930’s and 40’s. The park is represented by the big sorcerer’s hat from the movie Fantasia.
- As you enter Hollywood Studios you are on Hollywood Blvd. The street is lined with stores. I recommend stopping in every store because you will find something new in each one.
- As you look down Hollywood studios you will see the infamous Mickey’s Sorcerers hat, behind that you will find a replica of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Next to that is The Great Movie Ride which is a dark ride that takes you thru scenes from some classic and unforgettable movies.
- Take time to watch the street performers. They are really funny and will constantly involve members of the crowd.
British actor Bob Hoskins says he is retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
In a statement released Wednesday through his agent, the 69-year-old performer thanked his fans and said he had had a “wonderful career.”
The statement said Hoskins was diagnosed with the degenerative nerve condition last fall.
The London actor – a specialist in tough guys with a tender streak – starred in British classics including “The Long Good Friday” and ”Mona Lisa” as well as the Hollywood hit “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
Earlier this year he was seen as one of the seven dwarves in “Snow White & The Huntsman,” starring Kristen Stewart.
- From the Jar of Buttons: Roger Rabbit (disneyatdisleelandiablog.blogspot.com)
- Bob Hoskins retires from acting (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
According to Hudak on Hollywood, Director/actor Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) is getting some pretty impressive help for his upcoming movie “Magic Kingdom.” As the title would suggest the film is based on the park at Disney World, and Crave caught the scoop on who is helping him.
Favreau said in an interview, “What we’ve been doing is writing a script, going up to Pixar Studios, meeting with the brain trust, coming back down, bringing on artists, story editors and putting it together as though it were an animated film so that by the time we actually film it, we’ll have a rock solid story.”
If that doesn’t sound like a genius move I don’t know what does. You can’t get more inside knowledge on the magic that is Disney than from the best part of Disney Animation. The method of seeking help from Pixar has paid off in a huge way in the past when Brad Bird (“The Incredibles”) and Michael Arndt (“Toy Story 3”) helped with “Tron: Legacy” prior to its release. Favreau has always been the type of guy to focus on story and character development, which is why the disappointment of “Iron Man 2” hit me so hard, but this news is restoring my faith in his filmmaking.
- Pixar Teaming with Jon Favreau for Disney’s ‘Magic Kingdom’ (screenrant.com)
- Your Preschooler won’t Remember their Disney Vacation… Or Will They??? (chipandco.com)
It was so exciting try a different Character Meal during my February trip to Walt Disney World. My daughter and our two good friends, Les and Lisa had a “girls’ breakfast” at Cape May and really enjoyed it.
Cape May Cafe is at the Beach Club Resort on Walt Disney World property. We had a car so we just parked in the guest parking lot, but if you were staying on property you would want to take a bus to either Hollywood Studios or Epcot for your reservation and be sure to plan that into your travel time. Once we got to the host station, we received our buzzer and had a seat in the lovely Beach Club lobby for just a few minutes. We probably waited for less than 5 minutes before our buzzer went off.
The restaurant is much larger than I thought it was going to be, and could accommodate many guests. The dining rooms sport a classic 30’s beach theme and there is a buffet that will blow your mind. It’s also one of the most affordable Character Meals out there at $25.00 for adults and $12.99 for children, and a great way to see the some of the “Fab 5” ( Minnie, Goofy, and Donald).