Photo: Nolan Gould from ‘Modern Family’ at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom


Nolan Gould with Stitch at Magic Kingdom (Preston Mack/Disney)Nolan Gould, 12-year-old actor from the ABC-TV series “Modern Family,” poses Dec. 19, 2010 with Stitch from Disney’s Lilo and Stitch at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Photo by Preston Mack, courtesy of the Walt Disney World Resort.

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So This Is Love: Kevin Jonas and Wife Celebrate First Anniversary in Cinderella Castle Suite

Kevin and Danielle Jonas at Magic Kingdom (Preston Mack/Disney)To celebrate their first wedding anniversary, Kevin Jonas of the pop trio “Jonas Brothers” and his wife Danielle pose Dec. 19, 2010 in front of Cinderella Castle with Cinderella and Prince Charming at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  The couple wed Dec. 19, 2009 at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York, and will celebrate their first anniversary by staying Sunday night in the Cinderella Castle Suite, the only hotel room inside the Walt Disney World theme park castle.

Photo by Preston Mack, courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

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‘Tangled’ 3D Blu-Ray Tops Amazon.com Sales Charts with Release Date Unknown

'Tangled' on Disney 3D Blu-ray/BD/DVD ComboAlthough no official release date has been announced, the 4-disc edition of Disney’s Tangled is dominating the Amazon.com blu-ray sales charts in the #2 position, bested only by Inception. Across all formats, it’s also second only to Toy Story 3.

The movie will be available in 4-disc (BD3D/BD/DVD/Digital Copy), 2-disc (BD/DVD) and 1-disc (DVD) formats, all of which are now available for pre-order.

According to Amazon.com, bonus features will include:

  • Two original storybook openings
  • 50th Animated Countdown
  • Three deleted scenes (BD editions only)
  • The Making of a Fairy Tale (BD editions only)

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WDW Refurb Update: Backlot Tour Postponed, Primeval Whirl Extended

According to cast member Paul Chadkin, the refurbishments scheduled in January for the Backlot Tour and the Honey I Shrunk The Kids playground at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been postponed, possibly until September.

In addition, the official Walt Disney World site is now reporting that Primeval Whirl in Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been extended with a new re-opening date of April 17, 2011.

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World? Be the first to know when changes that potentially affect your trip occur by signing up with ReSearch! The only Disney Parks refurbishment schedule that covers attractions, dining and resorts, lets you drill down to your own specific dates and even emails you when your dates are affected — and it’s completely free!

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Disney/Pixar’s Newest Short, ‘Hawaii,’ May Be Lead-in to ‘Cars 2’

Disney animator and Legend Floyd Norman took to Twitter recently to offer doll-size details on a new short from Disney/Pixar titled Hawaii which features Mattel’s Barbie and Ken from Toy Story 3 as they destine themselves for a ‘Dream Vacation’ to the exotic destination. Norman notes that doesn’t know which film this will be attached to, but we already know that one of the new Toy Story Toons (which we first speculated on back in March 2010 and later confirmed by Disney/Pixar) will be leading into Cars 2 as per Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich.

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DisneyQuest Adds Hard-Ticketed Event to Walt Disney World’s New Years Eve Line-up

The official Disney Parks blog recently offered up details on New Year’s Eve events taking place around Walt Disney World this year, but it turns out there is one (incredibly) late entry this year that didn’t make the list: DisneyQuest. Seemingly a last minute entry, the resort recently registered domain names for websites that still don’t go anywhere including DisneyQuestNewYearsEve.com and DisneyQuestNYE.com.

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Alma Mater Recognizes Disneyland President George Kalogridis for Achievements

Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis with Dr. Eileen Holden, president of Polk State CollegeThe Polk State College Alumni Association honored Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis with a Distinguished Alumnus award during the Florida school’s commencement ceremony on December 16. Kalogridis, pictured with Dr. Eileen Holden, president of Polk State College, received his associate of arts degree in 1973 from what was then Polk Junior College, prior to earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. Kalogridis, a 39-year Disney veteran who started as a busboy at the Contemporary Resort, also was part of the original team that opened Walt Disney World in 1971. Since that time, he has held key roles including vice president of Epcot, senior vice president of operations at Disneyland Resort and chief operating officer at Disneyland Paris.

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Disney.com Celebrates 2010 ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ with Exclusive Content

The countdown to the 2010 “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” on ABC-TV has begun!   Disney Online launched today a dedicated online destination on Disney.com for the annual holiday special, featuring behind-the-scenes and performance videos of Selena Gomez and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, as well as interviews with Debby Ryan, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and Ryan Seacrest.  The site also includes television tune-in information, the parade telecast schedule, a Disney-themed holiday gift guide and great ideas for holiday recipes and crafts the whole family can enjoy.

Site Features:

  • Behind-the-scene video segments with Selena Gomez and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

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Walt Disney World VoluntEARS Donate Over 2,000 Teddy Bears via ‘Dress-A-Bear’ Program

Walt Disney World Ambassadors Vanessa Rosas and Clay Shoemaker with Dress-A-Bear donationsA teddy bear is special gift. In an instant, it can become a child’s best friend. Partnering with the Salvation Army of Central Florida, Disney VolunEARS dressed more than 2,000 bears during this year’s Dress-A-Bear program.

Walt Disney World cast members have been participating in the Dress-A-Bear program for the past 14 years. Janice Jones, Walt Disney World Costumer and Workroom Manager, has coordinated Creative Costuming’s Dress-A-Bear efforts since the program’s beginning.

“It’s a creative outlet for cast members and it provides something special for children,” said Jones.

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New DisneyStore Arrivals and Sales for December 17, 2010 (13 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for December 17, 2010

Below is a list of new items and sales now available for purchase at DisneyStore.com. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on DisneyStore.com in another window.

Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability.

Adidas Glow-in-the-Dark Long Sleeve TRON Legacy Tee in Orange Adidas Glow-in-the-Dark Long Sleeve TRON Legacy Tee in Orange – $29.95
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Adidas Bad Guy TRON Hoodie in Orange Adidas ”Bad Guy” TRON Hoodie in Orange – $69.95

Adidas ”Bad Guy” TRON Hoodie in Orange
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Vinylmation Disneyland Ticket Book Limited Edition Set - 3 -- 7-Pc. Vinylmation Disneyland Ticket Book Limited Edition Set – 3” — 7-Pc. – $99.95

Vinylmation Disneyland Ticket Book Limited Edition Set – 3” — 7-Pc.
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Adidas Bad Guy TRON Hoodie in Yellow Adidas ”Bad Guy” TRON Hoodie in Yellow – $69.95

Adidas ”Bad Guy” TRON Hoodie in Yellow
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Adidas Glow-in-the-Dark Long Sleeve TRON Legacy Tee Adidas Glow-in-the-Dark Long Sleeve TRON Legacy Tee – $29.95
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Adidas ClimaLite TRON Light Cycle Jacket Adidas ClimaLite TRON Light Cycle Jacket – $75.95
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Adidas Good Guys TRON Hoodie in Acqua Adidas ”Good Guys” TRON Hoodie in Acqua – $69.95

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Adidas Glow-in-the-Dark Long Sleeve TRON Legacy Tee in Yellow Adidas Glow-in-the-Dark Long Sleeve TRON Legacy Tee in Yellow – $29.95
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Monster Truck Tow Mater RC Vehicle Monster Truck Tow Mater RC VehicleSALE $29.50 — SAVE 40%!
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Holiday Adult Mickey Mouse Slippers Holiday Adult Mickey Mouse SlippersSALE $14.50 — SAVE 3%!
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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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