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Annette Funicello, the legendary Mouseketeer who was a singer, big screen icon, and first and foremost, a Mouseketeer, has sadly passed away due to complications with Multiple Sclerosis. She was 70 years old. Funicello was an incredibly gifted actress, singer, and one who seemed to really embrace the fame she had been so lucky to stumble upon. She never turned her back on Disney, or the company, and she always stayed true to the ideals that Walt Disney had instilled in her. This is an absolutely sad day for fans, and the company, and she’ll truly be missed. There’s not much else to say about her, other than her passing is truly a sad day for Mouseketeers, film fans, and music fans, everywhere. All of us here at Chip and Company send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. Thank you for so many wonderful memories, films, and songs, Annette. You will be very missed. R.I.P.
Hit the jump to watch some videos from her days as a Mouseketeer, and use the comments section to leave your tributes and thoughts about her.
How many of us go to Walt Disney World to celebrate a birthday or anniversary? We usually go to Disney around my son’s birthday; since we were not at home we used to wonder how we’d be able to sing “Happy Birthday” without a cake. We like to make it as special as possible for my son. We found that we could purchase a Disney Cake at any of Disney’s restaurants. There are two ways you can have a cake; a Celebrate Today! Cake or you can order a specialty cake.
The “Celebrate Today! Cake”
Be spontaneous! Have an instant celebration with a 6-inch cake — available in both chocolate and vanilla. No notice is necessary; you can order upon arrival at most table-service restaurants; cost is $21.00 for this special cake (and it’s oh-so-yummy too!)
A custom cake can be the icing on your celebration. A few years ago, we went to ‘Ohana and had a cake for a large group of friends, and Disney really personalized the cake! You can choose from a variety of cakes and shapes, personalized for your special occasion. If you plan on celebrating at Cinderella’s Royal Table (in the Castle) you can purchase a Glass Slipper cake for your little princess. Just give 48 hours advance notice so they can make your customized creation. Pricing varies depending on the cake, but it’s so worth it.
Hey all you fans of Mickey! So you’ve planned a visit to Disneyland! You’ve made it known to everyone you are going, you’ve contacted a Disney Specialist travel agent to do all the boring booking part for you, including booking your ‘Priority Seating’ dinner reservations. Now you are on your way!
You have arrived at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’, what should you do first? last? That’s what I’m here to help you with. Well at least share my Must Do’s. I’ve been to Disneyland more times than I should admit to.
First things first, get in front of the floral arrangement in front of the train station and get you a picture! Collect your Photo Pass, or even better purchase your Photo Pass+ before even going to parks, so that you can use it for the rest of your trip. Don’t worry the photographer will also take your picture with your personal camera. Do It! You will love having the Photo’s available later on to purchase, sometimes making excellent Christmas Cards. Also know that you can pre-order the PhotoPass CD. If you do this and you make sure to take advantage of all the photography opportunities you can score an excellent deal!
Once you’ve walked under the train trestle, follow my lead and look to your left. Right next to the City Hall is the Fire Station. The top floor is Walt Disney’s apartment. Give him a quick hello, friendly wave, and perhaps a Thank You. If you are close enough you will notice that there is an oil lamp in the window. This lamp is always on, symbolizing Walt Disney’s spirit is always around. Quick note, don’t freak out if it’s out, that only means that one of the Disney Family is visiting the park and Walt’s spirit resides with them.
Ever since Brad Bird’s new film, ‘Tomorrowland‘, originally thought to be titled ’1952′, has been announced, there has been so much speculation and rumor surrounding the project that it was impossible to figure out just what the film was possibly about. The most popular theory surrounding the film included it dealing with Walt Disney working with the government to help cover up UFOs, and that seemed to be gaining a lot of steam, with many thinking that George Clooney would be playing the middle aged Walt. The other was that Bird was directing ‘Star Wars Episode VII’, but that was debunked the moment that J.J. Abrams signed on to direct the highly anticipated follow up to the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy.
But now, it seems, that our friends over at Hitfix may have figured out just what ‘Tomorrowland’ is in their exclusive article. Now, this contains what could be for some major spoilers for some, so if you don’t want to know what the film might be about, don’t hit the jump. But for those who are curious to jump ahead and get an idea of just what might be in store for this film, hit the jump to get a taste of what we may be seeing.
Are you looking forward to Disney’s D23 Faniversary? Are you curious to find out more information about this event? Well, we have the 411 for you!
Each show will be hosted by a Disney archivist and D23 Team member and will highlight the rich behind-the-scenes stories of these magical moments through rarely or never-before-seen film footage, concept art, photography, and exclusive interviews with many of your favorite Disney Legends and luminaries.
Tickets are still available in every city and are on sale HERE.
D23 will lead guests on a journey through dozens of unforgettable Disney moments that have delighted generations of Disney fans, including beloved movies like Peter Pan, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and the first Pirates of the Caribbean film; classic characters like Mickey Mouse and Chip ‘n’ Dale; favorite attractions and entertainment spectaculars at Disney parks such as Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Horizons, and Mickey’s Toontown; the openings of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland, the launch of The Disney Channel; the first voyage of Disney Cruise Line; and the momentous founding of The Walt Disney Company in, of course, 1923.
Check these locations for a city near you!
- Disney Cruise Line New Itineraries for 2014 (chipandco.com)
- Mickey Mail! Sending Disney Postcards to Friends & Family (chipandco.com)