The first part of the 2 part series premiere of the future Disney XD show Aaron Stone is available for free now on iTunes. Direct link.
Preliminary park hours are now being posted on the international versions of the Walt Disney World calendar. Unfortunately issues with the international calendar are preventing TimeKeeper from updating itself, although I hope to rectify this soon. Until then, enjoy these direct links to the calendar (no entertainment information has been posted as of yet):
The other parks have not yet been posted.
As I announced a week ago in this post, David Cook is set to perform at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on February 12 in honor of the American Idol Experience which marks its official opening on February 14. Cook is expected to perform twice throughout the day: the first performance as part of an appearance on Good Morning America and the second as part of a Media Event which begins at 4:30 PM. The Media Event is a private event and will not be open to guests in the park unfortunately. There is still some speculation as to whether guests will be invited to the GMA performance, so all hope is not yet lost.
ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its ongoing commitment to the environment, Disneyland Resort announced two innovative environmental initiatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The Resort has begun using compressed natural gas to fuel its guest trams and recycled cooking oil to power its Disneyland Railroad steam trains and Mark Twain riverboat. Continue reading…
Sideshow Collectibles is bringing two new Disney Vinyl Collectible Dolls (VCDs) from Japan’s Medicom Toys to the US later this year. First up is a ‘life-size’ Stitch sitting tall at just above 18″ and weighing in at around 25 lbs. Sulley’s about 8.7″ tall. Both are available for pre-order and expected to ship in late May.
MTV has made available an online video of the superbowl ad promoting the new film Race to Witch Mountain. See it here.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) plans to lay off 200 people at its ABC division, a Disney executive familiar with the situation said, underscoring the media industry’s struggle with sliding ad sales. Continue reading…
After having a discussion earlier today with a ReSearch! subscriber who commented on the number of email updates he recently received with no apparent changes in the schedule, I just wanted to clear up a couple of things in regards to how the system works and also note a couple of changes I made earlier tonight to make the system more friendly for everyone. Continue reading…
Belle and Cindy go for a romantic moonlit boat ride with their beau Captain Hook in this new destinations painting going on sale on board the Delta King in Sacramento on February 7. Guests include Paige O’Hara (Belle) and Eddie Carroll (Jiminy Cricket). Here’s hoping he can talk some sense into her.
For full details on the event, see this article from the Sacramento Bee.
DanceDanceRevolution: Disney Grooves features some of the most popular Disney characters of all-time including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Daisy along with enhanced graphics and 40 favorite Disney tunes. Players have to complete dance challenges in order to unlock more and more music. For a more personalized experience DanceDanceRevolution: Disney Grooves allows players to customize their very own Miis with special Disney costumes in its Dressing Room mode. To be released April 2, 2009 and available for pre-order on Amazon.com.