‘Play All Day’ Walt Disney World Golf Offer Returns for Weekend of July 4

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Golfers are invited to play all day at the Walt Disney World golf courses (except for Oak Trail) from July 3 through July 6 for $59 each day per guest plus tax. Use of an electronic golf cart and pre-round practice balls is included.

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Mickey Comics Get a BOOM! as Gemstone Gets the Boot

As we reported back in February from the New York Comic-Con’s panel with Disney Publishing Worldwide, Gemstone got a poor reception from the audience who felt that the publishing house wasn’t giving Mickey and pals the comic presence they richly deserved. To the panel’s credit, Disney’s response was fair and ambiguous: as long as the relationship was mutually good, it would stay.

Shortly after that, word that Gemstone was losing the franchise starting to spread and Gemstone published a notice on their website stating that the economy has forced them to make cuts which placed the Disney comics in limbo.

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Introducing the Walt Disney World Stock Photo Gallery CD from Disney’s PhotoPass

Due to extremely popular demand and hoping to fill some of the voids found with the Disney PhotoPass PhotoCD, Disney’s PhotoPass is introducing a couple of options including a CD that includes all of the stock photos you will find available for use in products other than the PhotoCD on disneyphotopass.com is now available for purchase.

For an unbelievably low price of just $39.95, you can own over 300 hi-res images of Walt Disney World stock photos including many not available on the site.

Purchasing the Photo Gallery CD grants you a license to unlimited personal use of the images, but unlike traditional Disney’s PhotoPass photos, you are prohibited from distributing the photos.

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Season Two of The Spectacular Spider-Man Premieres Monday June 22 in Back-to-Back Episodes

June 22 is the ‘Night of Premieres’ on Disney XD featuring all new episodes of your favorite shows, including the season premiere of the Amazing Spider Man in amazing back-to-back episodes.

In “Blueprints,” (7 PM EST/PST), Peter wants to talk to Gwen about their first kiss, but before he gets the chance, Spider-Man has a run-in with the sorcerer Mysterio.

Then watch poor Peter Parker wrestle with his feelings for both Gwen and Liz, while Kraven the Hunter has arrived to make Spider-Man his prey in “Destructive Testing” (7:30 PM EST/PST).

Check out the promo for the new season:

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Kobe Bryant and Disneyland Celebrate the Los Angeles Lakers 2009 NBA World Championship (Video)

The celebration of the Los Angeles Lakers continued today at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California. The 2009 NBA World Champions were celebrated with a parade on Main Street USA. Fans lined-up to celebrate the team and MVP Kobe Bryant. Bryant also took time to enjoy the Matterhorn Bobsleds with fans.



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Disneyland Resort Celebrates Los Angeles Lakers and MVP Kobe Bryant With a Victory Parade for the 2009 World Champions

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 18 — Celebrating the best in basketball, the Disneyland Resort saluted the 2009 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday with a victory parade down Main Street U.S.A., in Disneyland park. Kobe Bryant, MVP of the recent NBA Finals, smiled and waved to fans as he rode on a float to represent the Lakers in the special, celebration parade.

Some favorite Disney characters joined the magical parade as Disneyland guests cheered for the Lakers and their 15th NBA championship. The Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic to win the title in a “Fairytale Series” that matched up teams located near Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, and Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

“It’s like a dream come true to be here and celebrate at Disneyland, coming down Main Street U.S.A. with all the fans cheering,” Bryant said after the parade. “It’s a tremendous honor to represent my team.”

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Brooke Shields & Cody Linley Return in One Hour Special Episode of Hannah Montana July 5, New Music Videos to Air

Guest stars Brooke Shields and Cody Linley reprise their roles as Miley Stewart’s late mother and former boyfriend Jake Ryan in a new one-hour episode of “Hannah Montana,” airing SUNDAY, JULY 5 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.  It will be preceded by a “Hannah Montana” marathon (1:00–8:00 p.m., ET/PT).

A new music video from the Season Three soundtrack for “Hannah Montana” will debut daily JUNE 29-JULY 3 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) and all five – “Mixed Up,” “Just A Girl,” “Let’s Get Crazy,” “Supergirl” and “Every Part of Me” – will air following the Sunday, July 5 episode.

The “Hannah Montana Season 3 Soundtrack” releases on Walt Disney Records July 7.

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ABC Entertainment Group Announces Reorganization of Creative, Business and Operational Functions

Completing a process begun in January, ABC Entertainment Group President Stephen McPherson today announced the Group’s final organizational structure. Effective immediately, Business Affairs, Business Development, Casting, Program Planning, Scheduling and Distribution will be managed as integrated areas, while ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios retain separate creative teams, with each combining development and current programming roles.

In making the announcement, Mr. McPherson said: “The new organization will strengthen our position as a top quality content engine and promote a healthier business model to sustain it. The structural changes we have put in place ensure a cohesive vision from a creative, production and business standpoint, and will make us a stronger, more efficient team more seamlessly focused on common goals.”

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Touchstone Pictures’ ‘The Last Song’ Kicks off Production in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga.  — “THE LAST SONG,” a coming-of-age drama starring multi-talented singer/songwriter/actress Miley Cyrus, Kelly Preston and Greg Kinnear, begins production in Savannah, Ga., this week.  The film is based on best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks’ forthcoming novel.

Hitting bookstores on September 8, 2009, Sparks’ “The Last Song” is the 15th book published by the novelist whose other books include “The Notebook,” “Message in a Bottle” and “Nights in Rodanthe.”  Though several of his books have been adapted to film, “The Last Song” is the first to make it to the big screen within the first year of publication.

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Marie Osmond Introduces Adora Disneyland Haunted Mansion Bitty Belle Pin Trader Doll on July 1

Adora Disneyland® Haunted Mansion Bitty Belle Pin Trader Doll by Marie Osmond

Adora Disneyland® Haunted Mansion Bitty Belle Pin Trader Doll by Marie Osmond

Opening in 1969, the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland® quickly became the most popular attraction in New Orleans Square. Marie Osmond is pleased to replicate the “Haunted Mansion Hostess” costume on “Adora Bitty Belle” who is elegantly attired in the costume designed exclusively for the attraction. This elaborate costume replica consists of a bottle green skirt, lace trimmed blouse & apron, with matching jacket and is topped off with the famous “Bat Hat” which is perched jauntily atop the doll’s curls. This cute little pin trader doll comes with two tradable pins that celebrate the icons of New Orleans Square which includes the Haunted Mansion and the Haunted Mansion entrance plaque. Adora Disneyland® Haunted Mansion Bitty Belle is truly a collectible doll sculpted by Marie Osmond. She has been handcrafted with the special attention to detail that is the hallmark of all Marie Osmond dolls. Adora Disneyland® Haunted Mansion Bitty Belle is hallmarked on the back of her neck with Marie’s signature and is hand-numbered.

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