‘Kingdom Keepers IV’ Author Tour Dates Announced

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'Kingdom Keepers 4: Power Play' by Ridley PearsonVia his Wild Ride blog, Kingdom Keepers author Ridley Pearson has provided details on the tour schedule for the Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play book tour, which will kick off on April 4, 2011 at Walt Disney World as we were the first to announce.

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First Look: ‘Cars 2′ and ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Exhibits at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Animation building traditionally plays host to an exhibit featuring the latest in Disney animation. Until recently, this honor was held by Disney’s Tangled, but with the threat of spring and summer looming and two animated features soon to be released, the installation was very recently switched over to promote both films: Winnie the Pooh from Walt Disney Animation Studios (July 15) and Cars 2 from Pixar Animation Studios (June 24).

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Boba Fett Hunts Down StarSpeeder 1000 in New ‘Star Tours II’ Concept Art

Concept art for 'Star Tours 2: The Adventure Continues'In an email to annual passholders, Walt Disney World continued to spread news of the May 20th launch of ‘Star Tours — The Adventure Continues’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Associated with the news item was this image which features the StarSpeeder 1000 tour shuttle on the run from Boba Fett who’s actively firing at the ship. In the background looms what will become the impenetrable Death Star.

The news nibble also alludes to a special annual passholder event to-be-announced tied to the re-opening of the attraction as well as links to the attraction’s official page which promises that a confrontation with the popular bounty hunter is just one of the promising opportunities in the attraction.

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Ridley Pearson to Premiere ‘Kingdom Keepers IV’ Early at Walt Disney World

'Kingdom Keepers 4: Power Play' by Ridley PearsonNoted young adult author Ridley Pearson will be making a signing appearance at the Walt Disney World Resort on April 4 and April 5, 2011 to promote his latest entry into the popular Kingdom Keepers series, Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play. Available nationwide on April 5, 2011, Walt Disney World guests will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase it the day before at Once Upon A Toy, located in the Downtown Disney Marketplace.

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Photo: Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer and Goofy are Rock’n’Rollers at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Joey Kramer of Aerosmith with Goofy at Disney's Hollywood Studios (Diana Zalucky/Disney)Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer poses with Disney character Goofy February 25, 2011 at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios in front of the “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith,” the Walt Disney World roller coaster that is named after the band.  The high-speed, indoor roller coaster features Aerosmith music combined with a high-speed launch and multiple inversions.

Photo by Diana Zalucky, courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

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Walt Disney World Announces Casting for Phineas and Ferb’s Cletus Filmore

The Walt Disney World Resort has issued a casting call for the role of Cletus Filmore, the director who will play against Phineas and Ferb in their ‘meet and play‘ experience which is set to begin in May at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The role description is as follows:

Cletus Filmore: Male, 20s-30s, improv actor.  He is a “famous” movie director who wants to make the biggest film epic to come out of the Tri-State area.  He has all the great qualities a director should have…high energy, confidence, charm, passion, and is very funny.  He also has a great knowledge of movie terms to help get the shots he wants.  His ability to keep the shoot fun and energetic helps get the audience to give him the performances he needs to complete is masterpiece.

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Photo: Vanessa Hudgens Gets ‘Beastly’ at Disney’s Hollwood Studios

Vanessa Hudgens with the Beast (Todd Anderson/Disney)Actress/singer Vanessa Hudgens poses Feb. 13, 2011 with the “Beast” from Disney’s animated film “Beauty and the Beast” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Hudgens’ co-stars in the upcoming motion picture “Beastly,” which will be released in theaters March 4, 2011.

Photo by Todd Anderson, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort

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Phineas and Ferb ‘Meet & Play’ Coming to Walt Disney World in May

Phineas and Ferb at Disney Store Times Square Grand Opening

Walt Disney World has confirmed plans to introduce meet & greet characters Phineas and Ferb, from the popular Disney XD animated series, to Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning on to be determined date in May.

Answering the age-old question as to what they’re going to do today, Phineas and Ferb will appropriately be producing a movie all about their crazy adventures. With the help of guests and movie director Cletus Filmore, they will re-create some of their favorite memories — if they’re not busy ‘taking five’ to meet and greet with guests that is.

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Ink & Paint Cel Release for ‘Look What I Got!’ Featuring Snow White and Dwarfs at Disney’s Hollywood Studios March 12

'Look What I Got!' Ink and Paint CelOn Saturday, March 12, join Disney Design Group Artist Costa Alavezos and Disney Ink and Paint Artists: James Bonserio, Erin Magill, Theodora M. DeLaney, David Rippberger, Lynn Rippberger and Sharon K. Vincent as they celebrate the premiere of the Look What I Got! entry into the Ink and Paint Cel series. In the cel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs enjoy some confectionery creations from Sweet Spells located on Sunset Boulevard in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Look What I Got! is also the first entry in the Ink & Paint Cel Series to feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Photo: Howie Mandel Gets Goofy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Howie Mandel with Goofy at Disney's Hollywood Studios (Gene Duncan/Disney)Comedian Howie Mandel, host of NBC’s game show “Deal or No Deal” and a judge on the NBC series “America’s Got Talent,” “fist-bumps” Goofy Jan. 1, 2011 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 in Florida.

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

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