PHOTO: Ice Cube is Straight Outta Orlando


Hip Hop Artist and Actor Ice Cube visits Walt Disney WorldRapper, actor, and filmmaker Ice Cube kicks back with Mickey Mouse Dec. 29, 2015 while vacationing with his family at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort.

Photo by Kent Phillips, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort

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SNEAK PEEK: Disney’s Haunted Mansion Novel: ‘Tales from the Haunted Mansion: Volume I: The Fearsome Foursome’

Tales from the Haunted Mansion: Volume I: The Fearsome FoursomeEarlier this year, we shared news that 2016 would be a good year for fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion as Disney is preparing to launch a brand new novelized series based on the attraction as well as a new theme park exclusive series of book/cd inspired by classic attractions. In addition, Marvel today announced it too will be representing the Haunted Mansion as the next chapter in its Disney Kingdoms saga.

Today, Disney Publishing Worldwide released some inside pages as well as additional information about the novels, beginning with Volume I: The Fearsome Foursome (formerly sub-titled The Frightmare Fraternity), which is slated for release in July and now available for pre-order.

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Disney Announces Casting Roles for ‘Frozen’ Musical for Theme Park

FrozenEarlier this year, we shared news that Imagineering’s Disney Creative Entertainment (DCE) division had made plans to workshop the upcoming staged production of ‘Frozen,’ which is set to replace ‘Aladdin’ at Disney California Adventure’s Hyperion Theatre in spring of 2016.

Casting calls have now been published for the production itself, which will be directed by stage veteran Liesl Tommy. The roles, descriptions and requirements are as follows:

  • Elsa: Princess who becomes Queen; fearfully plagued by powers she hasn’t yet learned to control; lives a life of isolation separated from society and those she loves, including her sister. All Ethnicities. Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano; mix/belt

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PHOTO: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Star Josh Gad Meets Gaston at Disney World

Josh GadEarlier today, actor Josh Gad met up with Gaston outside Gaston’s Tavern in the New Fantasyland area of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Gad, who provides the voice of Olaf for Frozen, also took on the role of Gaston’s sidekick, LeFou, in the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (March 17, 2017).

Photo by Kent Phillips, courtesy Walt Disney World

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Star Wars ‘Season of the Force’ Details for Walt Disney World, Beginning December 1

Walt Disney World has released initial details for its additional Star Wars-themed entertainment slated to begin December 1, 2015 with additional items beginning in January 2016 at its Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.

The Star Wars themed entertainment will include new experiences as well as reimagined elements of popular Star Wars attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, starting December 1, just ahead of the December 18 movie premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. These new experiences involve the creation of Star Wars Launch Bay, a central locale for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars; Star Wars: Path of the Jedi, a cinematic overview of the Star Wars saga; and cool, new enhancements for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue and Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.

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Star Wars ‘Season of the Force’ Additional Details for Disneyland Released

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The Disneyland Resort has released additional details for its Star Wars ‘Season of the Force’ event which kicks off November 16, 2015 at the Disneyland Resort, which pays homage to The Force Awakens.

Full details for Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Tours, Hyperspace Mountain, Jedi Training Academy, Path of the Jedi and food options follow after the preview image gallery below:

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PHOTOS: ‘2015 Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration’ Performances at Disney World

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Yesterday, Walt Disney World taped several performances for its upcoming ‘2015 Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration’ annual parade special which will air on ABC on December 25 at 10 am ET, 9 am all other time zones. Disney Parks has provided us with several photos from the taping which included performances by Reba McEntire, Seal, Charlie Puth, Tori Kelly, David Foster and the cast of ‘Descendants’ (Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson), along with appearances by ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star  Janel Parrish. You can find all of the photos in our gallery below.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Plans for Tokyo Disney Resort

The Oriental Land Company, owners and operators of the Tokyo Disney Resort, have announced several special upcoming operational additions in order to support the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015).

Beginning December 1, 2015, new merchandise themed to the film will be sold at the Resort. Starting in mid-December, eTickets printed at home will sport Star Wars-inspired designs and beginning December 18, R2D2-themed popcorn buckets will go on sale.

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Disney’s ‘Rivers of Light’ Additional Show Details; Opening Spring 2016 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light Concept ArtCalling for ‘contemporary and Bollywood’ dancers, Disney Parks and Resorts today unveiled additional details about its upcoming night-time spectacular, ‘Rivers of Light,’ coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort next year.

Choreographed by Ulka Simone Mohanty, these ‘silent narrators orchestrate all the action to convey the spirit of an ancient and timeless celebration.’ The event begins with the arrival of a pair of Shamans, two complementary forces who come to the river bearing gifts of light. Along with their Acolytes, or assistants, the Shamans set out from the shore on elaborate lantern vessels, engaging in a dramatic dance of water and light to summon the animal spirits.

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‘Frozen’ Themed Plane Unveiled by WestJet and Walt Disney World

'Frozen' Plane from WestJetWestJet and Walt Disney World today announced the addition of a Frozen inspired airplane with decorations taking cue from the animated film, both inside and out.

The tail of the aircraft features Anna and Elsa celebrating sisterhood and the magic of snow. Moving along the aircraft from back to front, the magic travels to warmer climes where Olaf can be found enjoying a summer day on the beach. The theme carries through to the interior of the aircraft with images on the overhead bins, bulkheads, lavatory mirrors and headrests.

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