We have learned that Walt Disney World will be hosting a ‘Disney Memories’ event this Saturday, November 19, in the New York City Times Square area, as part of its ‘Let the Memories Begin’ / ‘One More Disney Day’ campaign. Details are sketchy, but sources have told us the event will take place at
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm by the Disney Store location and will involve virtual appearances by Mickey Mouse and some of his friends.
We believe the event may be tied to a proper launch of the Disney Memories app that was recently released (and subsequently pulled within hours) on the Apple App Store. Perhaps the app may have been released prematurely, as Disney Parks later activated a site for the app at DPARKAPP.COM which goes to a page designed for mobile devices and directs visitors to either the App Store or the Droid Marketplace for the app (at this time, the Droid link goes to the Radio Disney app). Part of its functionality, the app allows the user to unlock special content at Disney Store Times Square.
Additionally, Disney Parks has established another mobile site at DisneyMemoriesNYC.com which appears to allow online visitors to take a photo with an app and contribute it, a suggestion that it may offer some element of interactivity with the giant Disney Store LCD screen above the store.
We will update as more information becomes available to us.
UPDATE #1: 11/17/11 – The Disney Parks blog has announced that the event will be an open event on Friday and Saturday and involves using the Disney Store Times Square’s electronic billboard to allow guests to interact with it.
We’ll be checking it out first thing tomorrow morning and will have more details then.
Recording artist Justin Bieber will perform live in Times Square on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012,” Saturday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network. He joins previously announced act Lady Gaga for the 40th anniversary of the annual year end celebration.
The bi-coastal celebration will include over 5 1/2 hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, as well as the American tradition of Dick Clark counting down to midnight from Times Square in New York City. The complete lineup, beginning Saturday night, December 31 on ABC is:
“New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party” (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
“Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012″ (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET)
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, Part 1″ (11:30 p.m. – 1:08 a.m., ET)
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, Part 2″ (1:08-2:11 a.m., ET)
“Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012″ is a presentation of dick clark productions, inc with Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest and Orly Adelson serving as executive producers. Larry Klein produces.
Have you ever wanted to be an Angel? Here’s your chance! To celebrate one of the most talked about shows of the season, ABC will give fans an opportunity to look and feel like an “Angel” for the day, in the heart of New York. The all-day event taking place on Wednesday, September 21, in New York’s Military Island from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., will bring a taste of Charlie’s Angels Miami Townsend Agency. Professional makeup artists on hand will offer up quick mini-makeovers with Covergirl products to transform passersby into fearless, glamorous “Angels.” Once each alluring transformation is complete, event goers can strike their best “Angels” pose and have their photo taken in a selection of scenes that will appear on the large jumbotron in the middle of Times Square. Participants will receive a branded photo in addition to having their big screen image emailed to them to share with friends and family. “Charlie’s Angels” premieres Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on ABC.
Everyone deserves a second chance — even a thief, a street racer and a cop who got in a little too deep. After all, the three women who solve cases for their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend, are no saints. They’re angels…Charlie’s Angels. “Charlie’s Angels” stars Annie Ilonzeh (“General Hospital”) as Kate Prince, Minka Kelly (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) as Eve French, Rachael Taylor (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Abby Sampson and Ramon Rodriguez (“The Wire,” “Daybreak”) as John Bosley.
With exception to the Fashion Week-long ‘In-Flight Experience‘ from ABC’s ‘Pan Am’ which we shared yesterday, last night’s epic third annual Fashion’s Night Out event had me
running cabbing uptown and downtown, east side and west side throughout Manhattan in an attempt to catch everything I could Disney. From Disney Store, who participated for the first time, to Lisa Perry hosting ‘Pan Am’ to Opening Ceremony’s Muppet X collection with Miss Piggy, it was all one huge thrill ride of ‘E Ticket’ proportions (bad airline/Disney theme park double entendre-intended).
It all began at Disney Store who kicked off its ‘Stylish Ever After’ event at 4 pm, a couple of hours ahead of most. Being the first year Disney Store has had a presence in Manhattan since Fashion’s Night Out was created, it was especially poised for the event given that its just a handful of Disney Stores around the world to offer some of the fashionably chic items such as the Kidada for Disney collection, featuring the Wish-A-Little figurines and charms. At the event, princesses of all ages were treated to a free mini-manicure courtesy of the Disney Princess Designer Collection nail polish and a first look at the next fragrance from Disney Store, the Tinker Bell-inspired ‘Pixie Dust’ which also happens to play host to the company’s first eau de toilette. Not only were guests able to sample the fragrance, but they were even able to purchase the collection ahead of its release later this year.
The artist behind the incredibly popular Disney Princess Designer collection, Steve Thompson, was also on hand at the event, signing limited edition lithographs as a gift with purchase.
Meanwhile, at the Kidada for Disney Charm Bar, guests were able to piece together their own customized charm bracelets from the unique collection. Making their Disney Store debut were the newest entries into Kidada Jones’ Wish-A-Little line, Ariel, Jasmine, Alice and Tinker Bell. The bad news is those who haven’t yet had the chance to purchase the newest additions will have to wait until their release on September 18 at those Disney Store locations that carry the Kidada for Disney line and September 19 online at DisneyStore.com. The good news, however, is that The Buzz, the official Disney Store blog, wants to bring some magic to guests at home, so they are giving away a set of the four new Wish-A-Littles to one lucky reader, but you best hurry as you’ll only have until Sunday, September 11 to enter.
Below is our gallery of images from the Disney Store ‘Stylish Ever After’ Fashion’s Night Out event. Click on any of the thumbnails to view a larger version.
From there it was off to designer Lisa Perry’s shop for a joint fashion event with ABC’s new drama, ‘Pan Am’ which begins airing September 25 at 10 pm ET/PT. With shame I admit that learning of the event was as close to last minute as it gets, but I’m glad I did manage to arrive early enough for this fashion flight to be one of the first 50 at the door, which scored me a free Pan Am Explorer style bag. At first I had expected the reward to be that of the coveted bag distributed at San Diego Comic Con but was shocked to see they were actually the genuine retro Explorer bags offered for sale at PanAmBrands.com. Not too shabby! In fact, I received multiple compliments on the bag throughout the night, even while still at Lisa Perry.
Taking the ‘In-Flight Experience’ to another altitude, the Pan Am ‘stewardesses’ welcomed attendees aboard and invited them to peruse through the Lisa Perry collection, while offering complimentary airline-inspired snacks and soft drinks (and more).
Cast from the ‘Pan Am’ series included the prolific Christina Ricci (Maggie) and Karine Vanasse (Colette), but perhaps the biggest star of the night was a former Pan Am employee who showed up at the event with her own bag collection in tow. Showing me a bag from the 1940s (read Pan American Airlines), she talked about how it had seen the world and still managed to hold up well after all those trips and all these years. She had been in ‘women’s marketing’ for the airline and it was her job to travel around the world to recruit young women to become stewardesses for the airline whose requirements, both personal and physical, were infamously strict. For example, Pan Am stewardesses had to be and remain unmarried while working for the airline, a point that will be
driven flown home quite hard in the series’ first episode.
Below is our gallery of images from the Lisa Perry ‘Pan Am’ Fashion’s Night Out event. Click on any of the thumbnails to view a larger version.
The last stop for the evening was Opening Ceremony at the Ace Hotel where the home of the Muppets X fashion collection brought in headliner Miss Piggy herself to charm the party-goers at the packed house spectacle. Doubly promoting her new film, The Muppets, which opens nationwide on November 23, Piggy gave her insights into the fashion world as well as explained her preparation for her role in the film in which she starts out as an editor of French Vogue and reveals what her favorite French food isn’t — any guesses?
Check out our video of Miss Piggy’s appearance below as well as some additional photos including an appearance by the upcoming Muppets collection by SpiritHoods.
Today saw the first day of the return of Pan Am to the Big Apple in twenty years as ABC brought its upcoming drama of the same name to the streets of Manhattan to promote the show during New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
The ‘In-Flight Experience’ was initially scheduled to take place at Lincoln Center, but an unexpected blip in the radar caused a temporary re-routing to Columbus Circle where Pan Am ‘stewardesses’ are offering up free coffee and tea to commuters and tourists alike. Still, despite the change in flight plans, stewardesses could be found trekking in perfect formation between Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center, where they were handing out official ‘Pan Am’ track bags along with the occasional coveted ‘Pan Am’ Explorer bag to the fortunate few who found a ‘boarding pass’ in their track bag.
The special ‘In-Flight Experience’ beverage service will continue on at Columbus Circle through Saturday, September 10 and has an ETA at its original destination in Lincoln Center on Monday, September 12. While not guaranteed, hours of operation are as follows: September 10 from 8:00 am – 11 am, September 12 from 7:30 am – noon, September 13 from 8 am – 1 pm and September 14 from 9 am – noon.
Below is our gallery of photos from this morning’s event. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger version. Also included is a photo of the special bus stop located at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue by Grand Central Terminal which displays the elements that make up the fashion icon that was — and will be — the Pan Am stewardess.
‘Pan Am’ premieres September 25, 2011 at 10 pm ET/PT on the ABC television network.
All photos © Stitch Kingdom. All Rights Reserved.
To give viewers an up close and personal look at the stylish and timeless fashions worn by stewardesses in the 1960s, ABC’s “Pan Am” will showcase items from the iconic ladies’ uniform, ranging from head to toe. Beginning September 2, bus shelters in the West Hollywood area in Los Angeles and in front of Grand Central in New York City — among other locations – will be transformed into eye catching museum-displays exhibiting the custom-tailored jacket that gave the stewardesses a streamlined, sexy look, the perfectly-fitted white gloves that left no room for a wedding ring, the black leather, low-heeled pumps that provided comfort without compromising style, and the “Pan Am” blue leather flight bag, which was the perfect bag to carry belongings for a night out on any town they might have just flown into. Topping off this iconic uniform is the always-in-place classic hat. The displays will promote ABC’s “Pan Am,” one of the highly anticipated new dramas of the fall season.
Scheduled locations, among others, are:
Fairfax and Santa Monica in Los Angeles
42nd St. between Lexington & 3rd Ave in New York City
Passion, adventure and espionage… They do it all – and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in a thrilling and highly original new series, “Pan Am,” premiering SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. “Pan Am” stars Christina Ricci (“Penelope”) as Maggie, Margot Robbie (“Neighbours”) as Laura, Michael Mosley (“Justified”) as Ted, Mike Vogel (“The Help,” “Blue Valentine”) as Dean, Karine Vanasse (“Polytechnique”) as Colette, and Kelli Garner (“Going the Distance”) as Kate.
City dwellers trekking to the Hamptons this Labor Day Weekend will be able to soak up more than just some sun. From September 1-3, ABC’s “Revenge” descends upon the streets of New York, offering passengers waiting to board Hampton Jitney buses a printed script of the first episode. This thrilling beach read will be coupled with a “Revenge” beach towel to complement the perfect Hampton getaway. “Revenge” premieres Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.
Hampton Jitney Bus Stop Dates and Locations:
September 1 – 2:30-8:00 p.m.
September 2 – 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
September 3 – 8:00-11:30 a.m.
86th & 3rd Ave
69th & Lexington Ave
59th & Lexington Ave
40th & 3rd Ave
Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge. “Revenge” stars Emily VanCamp (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Everwood”) as Emily Thorne, Madeleine Stowe (“We Were Soldiers,” “The Last of the Mohicans”) as Victoria Grayson, Gabriel Mann (“The Bourne Identity”) as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny (“Mission: Impossible,” “Clear and Present Danger”) as Conrad Grayson, Ashley Madekwe (“Secret Diary of a Call Girl”) as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler (“Roswell”) as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman (“Prowl”) as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen (“13 Going on 30″) as Charlotte Grayson and Connor Paolo (“Gossip Girl”) as Declan Porter.
“Revenge” is written and executive-produced by Mike Kelley (“Swingtown”), along with executive producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (“Twilight”). The pilot is directed and executive-produced by Phillip Noyce (“Salt”). The series is produced by ABC Studios.
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.
Scheduled dates and times in and around Lincoln Center for the In-Flight Experience are as follows:
September 8 – 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
September 10 – 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
September 12 – 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
September 13 – 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
September 14 – 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Passion, adventure and espionage… They do it all – and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in a thrilling and highly original new series, “Pan Am,” premiering Sunday, September 25, on the ABC Television Network. “Pan Am” stars Christina Ricci (“Penelope”) as Maggie, Margot Robbie (“Neighbours”) as Laura, Michael Mosley (“Justified”) as Ted, Karine Vanasse (“Polytechnique”) as Colette, Mike Vogel (“The Help,” “Blue Valentine”) as Dean and Kelli Garner (“Going the Distance”) as Kate. Series creator Jack Orman (“ER,” “Men of a Certain Age,”), Thomas Schlamme (“The West Wing,” “Parenthood,” “Mr. Sunshine”) and Nancy Hult Ganis (“Akeelah and the Bee”) are executive producers. Orman also wrote the pilot, with Schlamme directing. “Pan Am” is produced by Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
New Yorkers have the opportunity to get a taste of Morocco today as ABC brings a taste of its latest reality competition, ‘Expedition Impossible’ to the Big Apple. In the heart of Times Square, a few challenges and lots of sand put folks to the test in the quest to receive the greatest rewards of all: self gratification and a free ‘Expedition Impossible’ water bottle.
There are three separate challenges in all and you only need to complete one to claim your prize. In the ‘Coconut Tree Climb Challenge,’ participants scale their way up a 30′ foot tall palm tree, while in the ‘Moroccan Mind Challenge,’ participants compete to solve a jigsaw puzzle with a deep message and, lastly, the ‘Excavation Impossible Challenge’ which allows participants to dig for items buried in mounds of sand with the potential of winning the opportunity to get an up close look at the ‘Expedition Impossible’ Ford Explorer.
Along with the challenges is the opportunity to receive a free green screen photo with your choice of background and several sand sculptures being created on site, promoting the show.
Hosted by Dave Salmoni and featuring high adventure and human drama, ‘Expedition Impossible’ follows 13 teams of 3, racing in a fun expedition across vast deserts, over snow capped mountains and through raging rivers in the beautifully exotic, fabled kingdom of Morocco. Each week a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete their adventures? And if one person quits, the entire team is eliminated. After 10 stunning legs of competition with drama, comedy and great characters, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Each winning team member will receive $50,000 ($150,000 total for the team) as well a new Ford Explorer.
The ‘Expedition Impossible’ challenge continues on throughout the day at Military Island in Times Square through 6pm tonight. The series premieres tonight on ABC at 9pm ET/PT, during which time creator/producer Mark Burnett will live tweet at @MarkBurnettTV for the east coast airing, while ABC.com will host a live chat party which will include Burnett’s tweets as well as allow viewers to interact with each other beginning at 9 pm ET and ending with the west coast feed at 1 am ET. For more information, visit the ‘Expedition Impossible‘ page on ABC.com.
Update: Added photos of ‘Good Morning America’ correspondents Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos and Josh Elliott interviewing host Dave Salmoni
What better way to introduce ABC’s exciting new summer adventure series, “Expedition Impossible,” than by descending on Times Square Military Island area? To kick off the reality show’s premiere, ABC will erect a sand dune in the iconic New York location and construct multiple physical challenges on Thursday, June 23, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET. “Expedition Impossible” premieres Thursday, June 23 at 9:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.
Just as teams of ordinary people on the television show will be doing the extraordinary in the biggest adventure of their lives, Times Square passersby will have a unique opportunity to participate in fun and games through a number of challenges promoting team competition. The Times Square event will reflect the same physical and mental nature of “Expedition Impossible” through highly visual and interactive means. Upon entering the event area, spectators will receive a “passport” that they can get stamped after completing each challenge, redeemable at the Expedition Rewards tent for a customized “Expedition Impossible” water bottle (while supplies last).
Excavation Impossible, a challenge made possible by the new Ford Explorer, will give participants a fun and entertaining opportunity to dig around in the sand, competing as a team, and interact with the new 2011 Ford Explorer.
Additionally, event goers can opt to take a personal challenge by harnessing up and strapping-in for an expedition up one of the three 30-ft palm trees at the Coconut Tree Climb. The Moroccan Mind Challenge will require teams to think quickly and use snap judgment in order to be the fastest team to construct a customized “Expedition Impossible” puzzle. Plus, those who feel like traveling to the desert or visiting a Moroccan city can visit the Expedition Images photo tent and choose from a variety of sceneries, courtesy of a green screen. Visitors will receive a branded photo directing them to www.expeditionimpossibleonabc.com, where they can download their photos and share their adventurous day with friends and family.
About “Expedition Impossible”
From creator and executive producer Mark Burnett comes high adventure and human drama in ABC’s new summer series, “Expedition Impossible.” The show features 13 teams of 3 who will push themselves to the limit racing in an expedition across vast deserts, over snow-capped mountains and through raging rivers in the beautifully exotic, fabled Kingdom of Morocco. Each week, a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the great outdoors, or find a way to work together to complete the expedition? After 10 legs of competition with drama, lighter moments and great characters, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Each winning team member will receive $50,000 ($150,000 total for the team) as well as a new Ford Explorer. “Expedition Impossible” is hosted by adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all around risk taker, Dave Salmoni.