Disneyland Resort Restaurants Win 15 Awards at SoCal Restaurant Writers Banquet

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ANAHEIM, Calif., March 12, 2009 – Disneyland Resort celebrates 15 new awards for its restaurants and chefs as it prepares to launch the 2009 Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival, a six-week “World Celebration” that features delicious food and wine from Disneyland chefs and celebrity chefs and winemakers.

The 2008-09 awards were presented to Disneyland Resort restaurants and chefs at the recent Southern California Restaurant Writers Awards Banquet at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California. A highlight for Resort restaurants was the recognition of Alex Flores and Francisco Origel, sous chefs at the perennially popular Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, as co-winners of the “Sous Chef of the Year” award.

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New Disney M&Ms Melt in Your Mouth, Not in Your Four Finger White Gloved Hands

If Disney-branded eggs and fruit aren’t in your palate, maybe chocolate in a candy shell is more your thing. Mars’ My M&Ms vanity line is now selling a series of custom Disney inspired blends.

Disney M&M Mickey Custom Blend

Choose from Mickey, Fairies, Cars, Princess, Toy Story, Disney Babies, Winnie the Pooh, High School Musical and more. Full details on their website.

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UPDATE: Vinylmation Urban Series 1 to be Released March 17

Stitch Kingdom recently reported that the new Vinylmation collectibles series would be released at Disneyland and Walt Disney World on March 20. The correct date is March 17. The release party at Walt Disney World is still currently scheduled for March 20.

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WDW Resort Refurbishment Updates – All Star Sports, Fort Wilderness, Old Key West and Contemporary Resort

The following additions were added to ReSearch:

  • All Star Sports – Game Point Arcade – May 4 through May 6
  • Old Key West – Miller Road Quiet Pool – May 4 through May 15
  • Old Key West – Turtle Shack Quiet Pool – May 18 through May 29

The following changes were made:

  • Contemporary Resort – North Garden Wing/Bay Lake Tower – shortened to August 3
  • Fort Wilderness – Meadow Swimmin’ Pool – extended through April 12

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World? Be the first to know when changes that potentially affect your trip occur by signing up with ReSearch!

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Disney Resort Collection Expands with All New Bedding by Wamsutta

Kuba Stripe Bedding Ensemble Inspired by Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Available Exclusively at JC Penney

Kuba Stripe Bedding Ensemble Inspired by Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Available Exclusively at JC Penney

disneyresortcollectionWamsutta and Disney Consumer Products, Inc., (Disney) are launching a distinctive line of bedding ensembles inspired by four of the world renowned deluxe hotels at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Launching exclusively at JC Penney.com, the new line captures the essence and style of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Polynesian Resort and Yacht Club Resort.
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KB Home And Disney Bring Imagination To Life With All-New Disney Dream Rooms

Complete Disney-themed bedroom designs exclusively available at KB Home Studios

LOS ANGELES and GLENDALE, Calif. — March 11, 2009 — KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, and Disney Consumer Products have launched a new series of imaginative Disney-themed bedroom designs, exclusively available to KB Home homebuyers. The Disney Dream Rooms enable buyers to create a personalized bedroom inspired by renowned Disney franchises: Classic Pooh, Disney Princess, Disney*Pixar Cars, and Hannah Montana™.

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ESPN Magazine Taps People Gone Fishin’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – ESPN has stumbled onto a niche that seems to be thriving despite the recession — people who literally have gone fishing.

The Walt Disney Co owned sports network said on Wednesday that it had added 44 percent more pages than planned to an insert in its Bassmaster Magazine aimed at saltwater fishermen because of advertiser demand.

From product expos at bass pro shops to the Bassmaster Classic fishing competition, companies that supply equipment and boats for bass enthusiasts are seeing greater interest, said James Hall, editor of Bassmaster Magazine and the supplement, ESPN Outdoors Saltwater magazine.

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The Lion King Las Vegas Cast Announced

Kissy Simmons as Nala Performs Shadowland at Broadway on Broadway in 2006. (c) Brad K

Kissy Simmons as Nala Performs Shadowland at Broadway on Broadway in 2006. (c) Brad K

From Broadway.com comes reports of who will be performing in The Lion King at the Mandalay Bay when previews begin May 5. The Vegas company features an international cast of performers who have starred in productions of The Lion King around the world, including New York, Taipei, South Africa, London, Los Angeles, Australia, Toronto, Shanghai, Paris and Holland. The cast includes nine South African natives, and three ensemble members from Las Vegas. Full story here.

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