Radio Disney to Launch ‘N.B.T.’ Inaugural Concert Tour in Chicago, September 5

Radio Disney kicks off its first-ever “N.B.T.” (“Next BIG Thing”) concert tour on Monday, September 5 in Chicago. Sponsored by Invisalign Teen, the eight-city tour will feature the season four “N.B.T” artists and “N.B.T.” alumni. Tour stops in New York City, Boston, St. Louis, Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and concludes in Celebration, Florida on Saturday, December 10. Tour venues will be a mix of local festivals, fairs and shopping centers.

On Thursday, September 1, Invisalign Teen will launch the “Straight Up Celebration” Sweepstakes. The grand prize is a trip for four to the Radio Disney Holiday Concert in Celebration, Florida to see “N.B.T.” alumni Coco Jones and Kicking Daisies. Three runner-ups will receive prize packages including an iPad, an iPod touch or iTunes gift cards.

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Video Contest Offers Chance for Young Fans to Attend Rapunzel Coronation Ceremony

Rapunzel - The Story Begins with YouAs Rapunzel is welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court on October 2 at Kensington Palace in London, England, Disney Princess fans can feel a part of the special occasion by participating in an online video contest on Disney.com. Whether it’s the kindness shown by Cinderella, determination of Tiana, or adventurous nature of Rapunzel, girls connect with Disney Princess characters in different ways to bring their own stories to life. With the “Your Princess Moment – The Story Begins With You” video upload contest, fans age 12 and under can submit a 45-second video singing part of one of four songs from the upcoming Disney Princess Fairy Tale Songscompilation album – available September 20 from Walt Disney Records. Alternatively, fans can submit a video recreating a favorite Disney Princess scene, dressing up or performing a dance.

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ABC to Bring ‘Pan Am’ ‘In-Flight Experience’ to New York City, September 8 – 14

ABC is bringing an in-flight experience without having to leave the ground to New York’s Fashion Week attendees, September 8 -14. “Pan Am”-inspired stewardesses will be stationed at coffee carts offering up coffee and tea each morning to local New Yorkers and attendees of some of the biggest fashion shows in New York City.

In addition to providing beverages, stewardesses will also be handing out the must-have bags of the season – the highly coveted “Pan Am” Explorer bag, as well as “Pan Am” track bags — that people have been buzzing about since their debut at San Diego’s Comic-Con.

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D23 Expo: ‘Shake It Up’ Event to Feature Disney Fashion Show; Attendees Asked to Donate New Clothing

Tween girls won’t want to miss the fashion event of the year — the Disney Fashion Show at D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event, featuring new back-to-school and fall fashions plus holiday looks, and a sneak preview of spring 2012 styles. Celebrity guests from Disney Channel’s hit buddy comedy series Shake It Up will make a special appearance including Bella Thorne (CeCe); Zendaya (Rocky); Adam Irigoyen (Deuce Martinez); Davis Cleveland (Flynn); Kenton Duty (Gunther); Roshon Fegan (Ty); Caroline Sunshine (Tinka) and R. Brandon Johnson (Gary Wilde). For fans who can’t attend the Expo, Disney Consumer Products is collaborating with Stardoll.com, the largest tween site for girls who love fashion, to stream the event live online and host a virtual boutique at the Disney Fashion Lounge. The fashion magic happens Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. PDT in the D23 Expo Arena or on Stardoll.com.

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‘Stylish Ever After’ Party at Disney Store Times Square with Kidada Jones, September 8

Disney Store Times Square has announced that as part of the third annual Fashion’s Night Out, they will be throwing a ‘Stylish Ever After’ bash at the flagship Times Square store located at 1540 Broadway.

What’s promised is a magical evening of pampering and accessorizing as guests are invited to get a sneak peek at the latest Disney-inspired lifestyle product lines while being treated by royalty. Guests will receive an exclusive mini-manicure with the Disney Princess Designer Collection nail polish and have the opportunity to customize their very own charm bracelet with celebrity jewelry designer Kidada Jones at the Kidada for Disney Store charm bar. Fashionistas will leave smelling as whimsical as Tinker Bell with a special sneak preview of the latest Disney Store Fragrance, Pixie Dust, the first scent that will be available as a personal scent, in eau de toilette (EDT) form.

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony at Walt Disney World

Disney's 'Art of Animation' Resort 'Topping Out' CeremonyThe hundreds of people who are building Disney’s Art of Animation Resort from the ground up gathered to mark the project’s “topping out.”

The “topping out” is a special moment that typically occurs in the construction and engineering industry when the highest piece of structure, either steel or concrete, is placed on the building’s frame. The tradition dates back to the Vikings, who would place an evergreen tree on the top of a building to celebrate and bring good luck.

At the construction site for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, a crane helped lift the traditional evergreen to the roof of a building that will soon be part of the Lion King wing of the resort hotel.

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Disney Publishing Worldwide Announces Plans, Signings for San Diego Comic-Con

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) thrills at the 2011 Comic-Con convention with exciting panels and signings including: a Disney/Marvel panel showcasing DPW’s Marvel publishing program through fall 2011; an exciting sneak peek at the recently launched Disney Comics App; and exclusive giveaways just for Comic-Con attendees at the DPW booth (#1016).

The DPW booth will showcase an assortment of books, comics, graphic novels, and magazines; preview upcoming releases; and product sneak peeks will be on display including The Art of Epic Mickey and Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension: Official Movie Magazine. A limited selection of product will also be for sale.

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Haunted Mansion ‘Room for 1 More’ Merchandise Event at Disney World Announced

Haunted Mansion 'Room for 1 More' EventOn September 30, 2011, the Walt Disney World Resort will honor the Haunted Mansion with a special merchandise event, titled ‘Room for 1 More,’ at the Contemporary Resort, according to the official Disney Parks blog.

Attendees, who will be chosen via a random selection process after applying for tickets here, will have the first opportunity to pre-purchase limited edition event logo products as well as collectibles for Haunted Mansion and Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary. In addition, there will be a ‘deadly silent’ auction which will include a performance piece by Disney Fine Artist (and Disney D23 official artist) Noah, meet and greet opportunities with popular Disney artists such as Robert Olszewski, Jim Shore and Greg McCullough, Walt Disney Imagineers and a ‘ghostly dinner feast with haunting sounds and full-bodied entertainment.’ Not to mention, a free ‘de-parting’ gift.

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ABC Brings New Dramas to San Diego Comic-Con with Panels, Screenings and More

ABC showcases its upcoming primetime lineup with an exciting peek at its new shows and an interactive booth at Comic Con 2011, taking place in San Diego in late July. “Once Upon a Time,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Castle” and “The River” stars and executive producers will participate in the convention for Q&A panels, press room interviews and special autograph sessions. Additionally, the much buzzed about new drama series, “Pan Am,” will also be represented at Comic-Con. Below are the details:

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D23 Expo Celebrity Autograph Session Details Announced; Pre-Sale Available

Disney D23 Member Exclusive 'Pirates Boat' print signed by 5 actors - $75Coolwaters Productions, who have partnered with Disney D23 in bringing their celebrity clientele to the 2011 D23 Expo for autograph sessions, have announced further specifics in terms of pricing and available items to be signed, including special limited edition items and prints created just for Disney D23 (Disney D23 membership will be required to purchase these select items).

The schedule and available details are as follows:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 (‘Marvel Day’)

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