Sean Cocchia and David Cobb Promoted at Disney Channels Worldwide

Disney Channels Worldwide has promoted two key executives into new roles — Sean Cocchia has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager, Radio Disney, and David Cobb has been named Vice President, Business Planning and Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide. The announcement was made today by Carolina Lightcap, President, Disney Channels Worldwide, to whom they each will report. David Cobb will also have a reporting line into Jewell Engstrom, Chief Financial Officer, Disney ABC Networks Group.

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Disney Vinylmation Announces Sorcerer Mickey/Park Series 5 Combo Pack

Disney Vinylmation Sorcerer Mickey / Park Series 5 Combo PackOn October 29, Disney Vinylmation will release a followup to the Plane Crazy/Park Series 4 combo pack with a Sorcerer Mickey/Park Series 5 combo pack at D Street in the Downtown Disney Districts of both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

The 3″ Sorcerer Mickey figure was designed by Monty Maldovan and will be packaged with a random Park Series 5 Vinylmation in a blind box. As with its predecessor, it’s likely to retail for $24.99. You can read more about it on the official Vinylmation blog which has been previewing Park Series 5 and has today highlighted an upcoming 9″ limited edition (800) Halloween-inspired Holiday #2 figure by artist Lin Shih which will be released on October 22.

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D23 Details 2010 ‘Magic & Merriment’ Event at Walt Disney World

D23 members and up to three guests each are invited to attend this year’s Disney D23 Magic & Merriment event at the Walt Disney World Resort from December 10 – 12, 2010.

The festivities will kick off at 9 pm ET on Friday, December 10 as guests congregate at One Man’s Dream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to enjoy a private screening of Archiving the Archives, a new documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Walt Disney Archives.

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Max’s Life Changes Forever in ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Season Premiere November 12

In a new, fourth season of wizardly twists and turns, everything is not what it seems, as Alex is tricked into announcing to the world that she and her brothers are wizards, and a duplicating spell goes haywire, changing Max’s life forever. Bailee Madison (“Bridge to Terabithia,” “Brothers”) joins the cast as Maxine, an adorable 10 year-old wizard and Gregg Sulkin (Disney Channel UK’s “As The Bell Rings”) reprises the role of Mason the werewolf in the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Wizards of Waverly Place.” The season premiere episode will be presented FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (9:45-10:15 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

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ABC News’ ‘Primetime: What Would You Do?’ Returns with All New Season October 29

The popular ABC News series “Primetime: What Would You Do?” returns with a full season order of all new scenarios, beginning Friday, October 29 at 9:00 pm ET. The show, which was called “a Candid Camera of Ethics” by The Columbia Journalism Review, ranked No. 1 in its 9:00 pm time period among the broadcast networks in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 during its run this summer. The show more than doubled the performance of ABC in time period, increasing by 110% in Total Viewers and by 133% in Adults 18-49 from the Net’s performance in the hour in the comparable weeks last summer.

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Disney Cruise Line Named Top Cruise Line by Readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

(L-R) Angie Harmon, Samantha Brown and Disney Cruise Line President, Karl Holz (Photo Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com)Disney Cruise Line has been recognized as the No. 1 cruise experience at the Annual Readers’ Choice Awards for Condé Nast Traveler magazine in New York City.

Known as the leader in family cruising, Disney Cruise Line took the top honors in the Mega-Ship category, which is part of the magazine’s annual readers’ survey that recognizes the best in travel for resorts, destinations, airlines, cruise lines and car rental agencies.

Samantha Brown, renowned travel expert and television host on The Travel Channel, presented the award to Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz at the awards gala in New York City.

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Disney Cast Members Show PRIDE in Downtown Orlando

Disney cast members march in PRIDE parade © Disney Disney Cast Members and VoluntEARS recently joined a lively crowd of 55,000 in downtown Orlando to participate in the 2010 Come Out with Pride celebration.

The annual event, organized by the Metropolitan Business Association, which serves as Orlando’s Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, celebrates members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and its allies.

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New Disney Arrivals and Sales at Toys ‘R’ Us for October 14, 2010 (8 Items)

New Toys ‘R’ Us arrivals for October 14, 2010

Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Toys ‘R’ Us. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Toys ‘R’ Us 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.

Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Jumbo Wood Knob Puzzle - Mickey and Friends - Outdoor Jamboree Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Jumbo Wood Knob Puzzle – Mickey and Friends – Outdoor Jamboree – $12.99
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New DisneyStore Arrivals and Sales for October 14, 2010 (28 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for October 14, 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.

Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Bank Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Bank – $15.95
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Mickeys Graduation Day Mickey Mouse Figurine by Lenox ”Mickey’s Graduation Day” Mickey Mouse Figurine by Lenox – $29.95

”Mickey’s Graduation Day” Mickey Mouse Figurine by Lenox
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Mickey Thru the Years Mickey Mouse Baseball Cap for Adults Mickey Thru the Years Mickey Mouse Baseball Cap for Adults – $19.95
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D23 Membership Exclusive Limited Edition 2010 Halloween Pin D23 Membership Exclusive Limited Edition 2010 Halloween Pin – $19.95
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Disney Classics Desk Set - 3 Pc. Disney Classics Desk Set – 3 Pc.SALE $39.99 — SAVE 11%!
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Alice in Wonderland Plush Doll -- 20 Alice in Wonderland Plush Doll — 20”SALE $12.50 — SAVE 36%!

Alice in Wonderland Plush Doll — 20”
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The Princess and the Frog Princess Tiana Plush Doll -- 21 The Princess and the Frog Princess Tiana Plush Doll — 21”SALE $12.50 — SAVE 36%!

The Princess and the Frog Princess Tiana Plush Doll — 21”
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Kooky™ Snow White Pen Kooky™ Snow White PenSALE $1.99 — SAVE 67%!

Kooky™ Snow White Pen
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Kooky™ Jasmine Pen Kooky™ Jasmine PenSALE $1.99 — SAVE 67%!

Kooky™ Jasmine Pen
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Birthday Minnie Eco Shopping Bag Birthday Minnie Eco Shopping BagSALE $1.49 — SAVE 40%!
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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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Tokyo Disneyland to Open ‘Cinderella’s Fairy Tale Hall’ in April 2011; Encourages Use of Flash Photography

Cinderella's Fairy Tale Hall Concept Photo © DisneyTokyo Disneyland® Park announced its new attraction titled Cinderella’s Fairy Tale Hall is scheduled to open on April 15, 2011. This will be a walkthrough-type attraction located inside Cinderella Castle in which guests can wander through gorgeous rooms that bring the world of Disney’s classic animated film Cinderella to life and view paintings, diorama, and other artworks that follow the story of the beloved princess. Cinderella, wanting to share her magical princess story, decided to open up the castle even during her absence and exhibit various artworks that show scenes from her story.

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