‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Trailer to Debut at Exclusive Disneyland Resort Event


Fans will be the first to get an exclusive look at the brand-new trailer for Walt Disney Pictures’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 3D on December 13, 2010, at AMC Downtown Disney Theatre 12 in Anaheim, California, as part of an exclusive “Pirates Fans First!” event. “Fans First!” winners will also have the chance on that day to be the first to experience the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction that started it all. Fans can enter to win a vacation for four to the event by “Liking” Yahoo! Movies on Facebook or entering the sweepstakes via Disney Movie Rewards. Fans can also gain access to this exclusive event by listening to 102.7 KIIS-FM starting December 6th.

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American Legion Joins Coalition to Honor Veterans at Disney World Event

The American Legion is teaming up with the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes to stage the 6th annual Road to Recovery Conference and Tribute at Walt Disney World’s Swan Resort in Orlando, Fla. The Dec. 12-16 event will host more than 400 guests, including many veterans who were severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The five-day event promises to make the educational and motivational sessions better than ever for the attendees. They will be treated to a unique, all-expenses-paid program designed to encourage them to look to the future with hope and optimism. Other conference sponsors include General Motors, T-Mobile, Northrup Grumman and Humana Military.

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Photo: Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green at Magic Kingdom (Gene Duncan/Disney)Actor Brian Austin Green (right) and his wife, actress/model Megan Fox (left), take a souvenir photo Nov. 26, 2010 in the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Green (“Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Desperate Housewives”) and Fox (“Transformers,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”) were married in June 2010 in Hawaii.

Photo by Gene Duncan/Disney. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort.

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Make Way, Walt Disney World Moms Panel, the Disney Parks Insidears are Coming

Back in mid-October, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online (WDPRO) quietly obtained DisneyParksInsidears.com and several variations of the term insidears/insidear (except for the innoventive insidear.com which, according to a WHOIS search, has belonged to a third party since 2005).

So just what plans does Disney Parks and Resorts have for the Insidears? According to recent, multiple service mark applications, the Disney Parks Insidears website will feature advice and information, news and commentary in the field of travel as well as the field of entertainment. Sound familiar? Except this time, the advice will evidently come directly from the source (or the Moms Panel could simply be facing a name change,  but that makes for less of an interesting story, n’est-ce pas?)

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Photo: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Celebrate Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas with their children, Dylan and Carys (Kent Phillips/Disney)Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas pose with their children, Dylan (left), age 10, and Carys (right), age 7, on Nov. 24, 2010, along with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in front of the Epcot theme park Christmas tree in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18. Epcot is one of four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Photo by Kent Phillips/Disney, courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort.

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Disney Parks to Debut Exclusive ‘Timex for Disney’ Watch Collection in December

Disney Parks has announced that it has partnered with Timex to introduce a line of watches exclusive to the Disney Theme Parks. The collection will debut at the Walt Disney World Resort on Saturday, December 4 from 10 am – 12 pm at the World of Disney store in the Marketplace district of Downtown Disney. The collection will then debut one week later at the Fortuosity Shop from 9 am – 11 am in the Disneyland park (theme park admission required). Guests who purchase one of the new ‘Timex for Disney’ watches during these events will receive a free Timex digital alarm clock as a gift.

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‘Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun!’ to be New Parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

According to cast member Paul Chadkin, the new parade debuting on January 16, 2011 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World will be titled ‘Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun!’ The parade will consist of characters from several Disney/Pixar films including Toy Story, The Incredibles, A Bug’s Life, Ratatouille, Monsters, Inc., and Up.

‘Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun!’ will replace the existing afternoon parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, ‘Block Party Bash’ which will see its final performance on January 1, 2011.

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NTSB Makes Investigation into Walt Disney World Monorail Crash Public

The National Transportation Safety Board has released the full docket for their investigation on the collision between Monorail Pink and Monorail Purple at Walt Disney World on July 5, 2009 which resulted in the death of monorail operator Austin Wuennenberg. The docket, which can be found here, consists of dozens of documents and several hundred pages including interviews, charts, maintenance records, inspection reports and more. Amongst the interviews is one with the operator of the other train involved in the crash, Alan Rubino, who recounts operating Monorail Pink in reverse at approximately 13mph when it collided with Monorail Purple.

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Video: Downtown Disney President Keith Bradford Discusses ‘Hyperion Wharf’

In this video provided to us by Walt Disney World, Downtown Disney President Keith Bradford talks about some of the recent additions and changes to the Downtown Disney District at Walt Disney World as well as shares his plans and visions for transforming the former Pleasure Island section into Hyperion Wharf and how he plans to incorporate both the Marketplace and the West Side zones into the project.

Also making an appearance in the video is Walt Disney Imagineer Alex Wright who is a Senior Show Designer for the company. Alex briefly talks about the use and the importance of the lighting in the Hyperion Wharf area and how it will transition throughout the night.

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Walt Disney World Unveils Plans for Pleasure Island and Downtown Disney Revamp

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Work will soon begin on a completely re-imagined Pleasure Island and other one-of-a-kind experiences as Walt Disney World Resort continues to bring new stories to life at Downtown Disney. Combined, the projects are expected to create an estimated 1,200 new jobs over the next three years.

“We have made great progress since first announcing our vision to bring new shopping, dining and entertainment experiences to Downtown Disney, many of which can’t be found anywhere else and have already become guest favorites,” said Keith Bradford, vice president of Downtown Disney. “We look forward to providing even more ways for our guests to enjoy Downtown Disney, while at the same time creating new jobs for Central Floridians.”

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