WDW Refurb Update: Muppet*Vision 3D Closed End of April – Mid May

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Muppet*Vision 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is now currently scheduled to be closed from April 24 through May 14.

Without a reason for the closure, one might suspect that this is the upgrade Disney announced during D23 that Muppet fans have been waiting for in which the attraction will receive a new digital print. With rumors swirling around that Star Tours will close for its anticipated upgrade shortly after Star Wars Weekends concludes, it also seems an appropriate time to tend to Muppet*Vision so that the number of unavailable attractions is mitigated.

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First Look: Thomas Kinkade’s Disney Dreams #5: Bambi’s First Year

Disney Dreams #5: Bambi's First Year by Thomas KinkadeIf you’re an enthusiast of Thomas Kinkade, the painter of light, you probably know he’s getting ready to hint about the next entry in his Disney Dreams collection. We are thrilled and fortunate enough to be able to bring you this first look before it’s even announced: Bambi’s First Year.

Bambi, Thumper, Flower and the rest of his friends are gathered in the forest on a beautiful day.

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More Clips and Featurette from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – Alice Comes for Tea and Drinks Some Pishsolver

Following up on the two clips we posted earlier today, Walt Disney Studios has provided us with two additional clips plus a five minute featurette that goes behind the scenes of Alice in Wonderland.

First up is the Tea Party in which Alice, having been brought back to the Underland by the white rabbit, encounters the Dormouse, March Hare and — of course — the Mad Hatter at the tea party where the trio debate as to whether she truly is *the* Alice.

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Production Started on Second Season of ‘JONAS’ with Additional Cast Members

Production has begun in and around Los Angeles on the second season of the Teen Choice Award-winning comedy series, “JONAS,” starring global sensations Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas and popular actresses Chelsea Staub and Nicole Anderson. The new season finds the Lucas brothers and friends Stella and Macy spending a summer in Hollywood.

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New JoBros Short Form Series ‘Living the Dream 2′ to Premiere on Disney Channel March 21

The new installment of the music-driven reality series “Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream 2,” which gives viewers unprecedented access to worldwide superstars Jonas Brothers’ lives on stage and off, will premiere SUNDAY, MARCH 21 (8:55 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The 11-episode short form series offers a revealing look at Platinum selling rock stars Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas as they embark on a 16-city European leg of “Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009.”

“Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream 2? follows Kevin, Joe and Nick on the road during their headline tour across Europe, with stops in France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and England.

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Disney Interactive Announces ‘Disney Guilty Party’ Exclusively for the Nintendo Wii

Disney Guilty Party from Disney Interactive Studios and Wideload GamesEarlier today, Nintendo of America announced some of its anticipated lineup for 2010 ranging from the introduction of the Nintendo DSi XL in March to a slew of video games including the first collaboration between Disney Interactive Studios and its subsidiary, Wideload Games.

Disney Guilty Party is described as a fun and hilarious family-friendly mystery party game and is expected to arrive during the second half of 2010, exclusive to the Wii.

Guilty Party tells the thrilling tale of the Dickens Detective Agency as they solve crimes set in motion by the master criminal known as Mr. Valentine.  Up to four players can solve crimes in a variety of locations all over the world to unlock the secrets of Mr. Valentine’s grand scheme.

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Debby Ryan to Star in New Disney Channel Original Movie, ‘Sixteen Wishes’

Debby Ryan of Disney Channel’s The Suite Life on Deck will co-star with Kyle XY’s Jean-Luc Bilodeau in a new Disney Channel original movie set to premiere during summer 2010.

Ryan plays Abby Jensen, who has been planning her 16th birthday for the longest time. She has a secret wish list taped to her closet door, and on her big day a box of Sweet Sixteen Birthday Candles arrives, each of which corresponds to a wish on her list. As her wishes come true, her day gets better and better until she makes a wish that changes everything.

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Champion to Open Custom Tee Shirt Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Concept art for the Champion Custom Tee Center at ESPN Wide World of SportsOn the official Disney Parks blog, Walt Disney World has announced that Champion will open a Custom Tee Center later this month in which those competing at events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports can take their event tees to the center and choose from over 50 embellishments to add to the tee, ranging in cost from $1.95 – $4.95 each.

The main location for the center will be inside the Jostens Center, across from the entrance to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill, but mobile units will be dispatched across the complex as needed by events as they happen.

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Hot Topic Exclusive Edition of ‘Almost Alice’ with Bonus Tracks Now Available for Pre-Order

The special Hot Topic exclusive edition of Almost Alice, music inspired by Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is now available for pre-order at a special price. Available March 2, the Hot Topic edition includes exclusive bonus tracks from Never Shout Never and Family Force Five.

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This companion CD for Disney’s Alice in Wonderland 3D adventure is a very curious album indeed. It features 16 tracks from an interesting array of acts, including Mark Hoppus, Pete Wentz, The All-American Rejects, Metro Station, Tokio Hotel, 3OH!3, Plain White T’s and more!


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Two New Clips from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ — Alice Loses Her Clothes and a Thief Loses His Head

In this first clip, titled Clothe This Girl, Alice, after returning to the Underland, encounters the Red Queen. Already virtually unrecognizable as the little girl she was ten years prior, Alice learns that just a little upelkuchen goes a long way as she increases herself to the size of a giant. Needless to say, Alice’s clothes don’t manage to grow with her so when a naked giant suddenly appears behind some bushes, it’s sure to catch the Queen’s eye.

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