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February 5th marked the 60th anniversary of the release of the classic Disney movie Peter Pan! As a result, Walt Disney Pictures released the movie on Blu-Ray, and I was privileged to be able to review it for Chip and Company! I hope that the words I convey to you in this review are sufficient to make you go right out and purchase the movie, because let me tell you, there are some incredible things that this movie has — especially in the bonus features — that I had never seen before!
Right out of the gate, I saw a really neat feature that I had never experienced before. I was getting ready to watch the movie with my daughter Sophie and her best friend Riley, and Sophie was making a popcorn for us all to enjoy! The movie was about to start, but the popcorn wasn’t ready yet, so I paused it — and when I did so, I got a countdown clock that indicated that, if I didn’t hit play within 10 seconds, we would be taken to special Pirate Training activities!
Here is a video clip of Walt Disney CEO, Bob Iger discussing the latest financial results discussed in a recent shareholder conference call. In it he discusses the operating income at ESPN in a decline offset by higher affiliate revenue.
“In ESPN’s case, we had the largest program cost increase for the year in the quarter that we just announced,” Iger said. “We have new distribution deals coming online, but the revenue from those deals won’t hit until the second quarter… ESPN is running in the quarter around 7 percent above where they were last year and we feel much better about the advertising market now than we did during the quarter that was just announced.” – Bob Iger
I was lucky enough on a recent trip to take part in the Keys to the Kingdom Tour at The Magic Kingdom. Let me tell you, this is well worth the price of admission. I used my annual pass to get a 15% discount on the tour. My total was around $66 for the 5 and 1/2 hour tour which included lunch at Columbia Harbour House.
My tour began at 9 am, but we were allowed into the Magic Kingdom at 8:30. This was great since the park was not open yet and we could take those wonderful photos of an empty main street! We checked into our tour at The Chamber of Commerce and were treated to some super cute name tags and bottled water. We were also given our ear pieces at this time and selected what we would eat for lunch.
At 9:00 am sharp we met our tour guide, Molly. Molly was everything that is good about Disney! She was fun, funny, informative, entertaining, and so knowledgeable. She was also an amazing story teller. I absolutely adored her. Molly informed us that we would not be allowed to take any photos on the tour, either “on stage” or “backstage” and we were happy to comply. For this reason, you will not be seeing any pictures that were taken during the walking tour.
Molly began our tour with a walk down Main Street, explaining to us what the Keys to the Kingdom are: Safety, Courtesy, Show, and Efficiency. It is upon these building blocks that the entire Magic Kingdom and Disney World as a whole is run. As we walked down Main Street she explained how beginning at the train station you are seeing a show. The station acts as curtain concealing the star; Cinderella Castle. As the curtain lifts and you enter Main Street you will see concessions such as popcorn and soda for sale and walk along a red walk way that is representative of the red carpet! The windows of the buildings act as credits for the people who brought this production to life.
D23’s Disney Fanniversary will lead guests on a journey through dozens of unforgettable Disney moments that have delighted generations of Disney fans, including beloved movies, classic characters, favorite attractions and entertainment spectaculars at Disney parks, The Disney Channel, Disney Cruise Line and the momentous founding of The Walt Disney Company in, of course, 1923.
D23’s DISNEY FANNIVERSARY ROAD SHOW
A Look Back at Animated Classics, Live-Action Features, TV shows, Characters, Theme Parks and Attractions & More!
Bringing Disney to Your Hometown!
WHAT: This special 90 minute 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.
WHERE: Orlando , FL – Atlantic Dance Hall , Walt Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Walt Disney World
WHEN: Friday, March 8, 2013 / 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. – D23’s Fanniversary Celebration Starts
PRICES: D23 Member Price: $21, General Admission Price: $35
Annual Passholders at Disneyland get your cowboy hats and boots out for a very special limited-time performance coming soon! Take a look below at the details and let me know what your plans are for the very special Golden Horseshoe Dinner.
Golden Horseshoe Dinner Show for Annual Passholders
Inspired by the world-famous Frontierland show that Walt Disney himself began in 1955, “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue” features a variety of songs and dance numbers from past productions and is an homage to fun-filled, family friendly musical entertainment.
This show enjoys a brief run at the Disneyland Park.
Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic
Annual Passholders have additional and exciting Limited Time Magic opportunities. And here’s the first: the Golden Horseshoe Dinner Show for Annual Passholders.