‘Sofia the First: The Floating Palace’ Featuring Ariel Premieres November 24

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Sofia and her family take to the high seas for a royal vacation in the first-ever ‘Sofia the First’ primetime special, ‘Sofia the First: The Floating Palace,’ premiering Sunday, November 24 at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel and Thursday, November 28 at 7:00 pm ET/PT on the Disney Junior channel. The undersea adventure, in which Sofia is magically transformed into a mermaid, features a special appearance by Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid, voiced by Disney Legend Jodi Benson who reprises her iconic role from the animated film. The special also introduces a new character named Oona, a young mermaid voiced by Kiernan Shipka.

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‘The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition’ Splashes onto Blu-Ray, October 1

'The Little Mermaid' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the 1989 animated classic, The Little Mermaid will be released on blu-ray for the first time ever on October 1, 2013.

No further details regarding the release have been announced as of yet, but Amazon.com is listing the title as a Diamond Edition available for pre-order.

Yahoo! Movies has posted the promotional trailer for the release:

We will update as more information becomes available to us.

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WDW Candlelight Processional Update: Lea Salonga, Alfre Woodard Complete Schedule

Walt Disney World has finally completed its scheduled of narrators for its for its annual holiday event, the Candlelight Processional, held at the America Gardens Theatre, beginng November 23 of this year.

As we previously noted on Twitter early this month, Olivia Newton John is no longer performing from December 14-16. Instead, the time slot will be filled by Lea Salonga. In addition, Alfre Woodward fills the final open slot from December 17-19. The full narration schedule as it currently stands is as follows:

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Disney World Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrators Partially Announced for 2012

Walt Disney World has begun announcing its celebrity narrators for its Candlelight Processional performances which will take place this year during the ‘Holidays Around the World’ celebration at Epcot from November 23 through December 30, 2012.

The shows will take place at the America Gardens Theatre, located across the American Adventure pavilion. Shows are free with seating available on a standby basis, or through priority seating which is offered via special dinner and lunch packages from table service restaurants at Epcot. Park admission is separate and required regardless.

The schedule is currently as follows (subject to change at any time)

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Disney Store Singing Ariel Doll Signed by Jodi Benson

Jodi Benson with the Disney Store 17'' Articulated, Singing Ariel Doll

In celebration of the grand opening of Disney Store Times Square and the magic’s return to New York City, we are pleased to team up with Disney Store to offer one of our extremely lucky readers this Disney Store Singing Ariel Doll signed by the original voice of Ariel herself, Jodi Benson. Jodi was recently on hand at the all new Disney Store Times Square in Manhattan to celebrate with a small group of Disney D23 members and we were there to bring you news of the exciting event. Only a few of the dolls were signed by Jodi and we were very fortunate to be able to share one of them one of our readers. Note that the doll pictured here with Jodi is not the actual doll we are giving away. The winner will receive the doll new-in-box, never-opened, with the box signed as shown below.

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