First Look: Rapunzel and Flynn Rider Meet & Greet Characters at Walt Disney World

Although their permanent ‘play and greet’ environment isn’t yet completed at Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Garden, as we previously reported, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Disney’s Tangled began making appearances today at Epcot.

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Details for ‘Wild Africa Trek’ Tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Revealed; Bookings Now Available

Navigating a rickety footbridge over a river chasm can be dicey enough for explorers. In an all-new Disney adventure, what lurks below that bridge may quicken their step to get to the other side: Crocodiles!

A ravine of menacing-looking crocs, pools of hippos, bushwalks along untracked terrain and other thrills await guests on Wild Africa Trek, a unique wildlife experience scheduled to launch in early 2011 into the deepest, most-remote reaches of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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New DisneyStore Arrivals and Sales for October 15, 2010 (11 Items)

New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for October 15, 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.

Walt Disney World Resort Mickey Mouse and Friends Bank Walt Disney World Resort Mickey Mouse and Friends Bank – $15.95
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WDCC its a small world Thailand Sawat-dee (Hello) Ornament WDCC ”it’s a small world” Thailand ”Sawat-dee (Hello)” Ornament – $29.00
 
WDCC ''it's a small world'' Thailand ''Sawat-dee (Hello)'' Ornament
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Princess Jasmine Figurine Fashion Play Set Princess Jasmine Figurine Fashion Play Set – $12.95
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Personalized Disney Princess Varsity Jacket Personalized Disney Princess Varsity Jacket – $49.95
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Personalized Lightning McQueen Varsity Jacket Personalized Lightning McQueen Varsity Jacket – $49.95
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Vinylmation™ Chinese Letters Tee for Women Vinylmation™ Chinese Letters Tee for WomenSALE $8.99 — SAVE 69%!
 
Vinylmation™ Chinese Letters Tee for Women
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Mickey Mouse Coffee Flavored Collection Gift Set -- 3-Pc. Mickey Mouse Coffee Flavored Collection Gift Set — 3-Pc.SALE $4.99 — SAVE 37%!
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Faces of Mickey Mouse Pouchette Bag by Dooney & Bourke Faces of Mickey Mouse Pouchette Bag by Dooney & BourkeSALE $42.00 — SAVE 30%!
 
Faces of Mickey Mouse Pouchette Bag by Dooney & Bourke
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Customized Fleece Vest for Men Customized Fleece Vest for MenSALE $19.99 — SAVE 20%!
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Cutesters Vinylmation Hoodie Jacket for Women Cutesters Vinylmation Hoodie Jacket for WomenSALE $12.99 — SAVE 70%!
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AFTER THE JUMP: More new items from DisneyStore.com

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ABC.com to Premiere ‘Seattle Grace: Message of Hope’ Webisode Series Tonight

Dedicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows anytime and anywhere, Disney/ABC Television Group announced the debut of ABC.com’s latest season of “Grey’s Anatomy” webisodes.

Sponsored by Carma Laboratories, Inc., whose Carmex® Moisture Plus ultra hydrating lip balm is integrated into the storyline, “Seattle Grace: Message of Hope” consists of six individual mini-episodes, each 2-4 minutes in length, as well as a special behind-the-scenes “Making of Seattle Grace” episode which chronicles the making of “Seattle Grace: Message of Hope.” The first webisode will be available online tonight, October 14, following the broadcast airing of the latest episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

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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.

At Radio Disney, Cocchia succeeds Michael Riley, who was recently named President, ABC Family. Cobb succeeds Cocchia in the Business Planning and Strategy role.

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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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