In need of a Halloween costume idea? Your friends at The Pirates League at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom can help — they’re offering an easy way to become a pirate. The process starts with makeup to create a black eye. Highlights around black makeup near the eye make it appear as though it’s puffy and an ordinary red eyeliner pencil make the eye look “sore.”
Next, creating a scar to go with the black eye is done with a sponge and a pencil. To draw the scar, start at the corner of the eye and move down in a wave. And to make the scar look more realistic, add white to the top of the scar line and add black to the bottom. Then, a few lines across the scar make it appear as if there are stitches. And finally, a few dabs of black makeup around the chin and cheeks create a pirate’s beard. Check out the video below to see it all come together.
To make reservations for The Pirates League for your own personal pirate makeover when visiting Walt Disney World, call call (407) WDW-CREW (407-939-2739). Theme park admission to the Magic Kingdom is required. Video courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort
Video: American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze Parade and American Idol Experience Appearance at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World has provided us with this footage from the procession at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort earlier today. The newly crowned American Idol winner is seen traveling along the park’s Hollywood Boulevard with Mickey Mouse up to the American Idol Experience, where he addresses the crowd of fans and hangs out with Mickey and Minnie Mouse before heading inside into the American Idol Experience to make a surprise appearance. Towards the end of the video, Lee answers some questions including his take on the American Idol Experience, his new-found celebrity and his expectations for his first album.
Warning: The video does contain excessively loud screams from fans, particularly during the parade portion. Do keep your volume low for these moments.
Disney Parks has just offered up this television spot for the Summer Nightastic promotion kicking off at the Walt Disney World resort on June 6. The ad does in fact use the theme we introduced you to back in early May, but the video footage used in the commercials appears to be exclusively attractions from Disneyland (note the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster guns that can be held, the Mad Tea Party, the new dragon in Disneyland’s Fantasmic! and, I suppose, the Hollywood Backlot sign from California Advenure, amongst others).
This isn’t of course the first time Disneyland footage has been snuck into promotional material for Walt Disney World, but this has to be a rarity, if not a first, that the Disneyland Resort is almost exclusively being used to promote its sister resort.
Update: It appears that Disney Parks has taken this commercial offline for reasons unknown, although the video did garner pages of comments wondering why footage of other Disney Resorts were being used to promote Walt Disney World. On a related note, Disney Parks is running a commercial featuring Alice in Wonderland characters promoting the free Disney Dining Plan promotion at Walt Disney World. After noticing that the combination of Dumbo and Cinderella Castle and the family dining outside was hard to visualize in my own mind, it became hard to miss that the Mad Tea Party (with the family riding it) from Disneyland is also featured. Not only are the two locations’ versions of the attractions very visibly different, but pausing the commercial in the right spot clearly shows the mushroom structure by the Alice in Wonderland attraction which once served as a ticket booth.
Update #2: The ad has been re-uploaded and the post updated to reflect the new URL.
Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” will light up the streets of Magic Kingdom, headlining a season of after-dark excitement coming to Walt Disney World Resort in summer 2010. Beginning June 6 and continuing through Aug. 14, “Summer Nightastic!” will light up the night with shimmering, shining Disney magic in Walt Disney World theme parks.
Here’s a look at what’s in store: Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” returns with its joyous sights and sounds. The parade will feature new floats and characters appearing for the first time at the Magic Kingdom. Returning from Disneyland Resort and marking its first appearance in Florida since 2001, the cherished parade will be led by Tinker Bell waving from the basket of a magical balloon aboard a new float. Pinocchio and Snow White also join the fun this summer aboard bright new floats. Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” is set for its summer-long nighttime premiere June 6 at Magic Kingdom. “Summer Nightastic!” also means music! Guests wanting to “trip the light fantastic” to sizzling summer sounds will find high energy DJ music at “Rock N’ Glow Dance Party” in the courtyard of Rock ‘n’ Roller CoasterStarring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At Epcot, the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series returns (June 12-July 31) with bands playing musical tributes to artists who filled summers gone by with musical magic. What could be more summery than fireworks on a star-studded night? Magic Kingdom will treat guests to “Summer Nightastic Fireworks Spectacular,” filling the night sky with vivid colors and brilliant visual effects while whimsical music fills the air.
Below is the tv advertisement that began running today featuring the Aflac duck in his 50th commercial. The joint venture between Aflac and Disney/Pixar helps to promote Toy Story 3 by placing the beloved duck smack dab in the middle of Sunnyside Daycare.
This is the second advertisement in which the Aflac duck meets the stars of a Disney/Pixar film, the first being a commercial that co-promoted UP.
Video courtesy of Aflac
After a bit of an oops! in which Hollywood Records had its own video suspended for copyright violation, they managed to reveal the new Miley Cyrus single Can’t Be Tamed off the album of the same title which hits the shelves on June 22.
In lieu of an actual music video, the YouTube offers up a photo of Miley along with the lyrics from the song sync’d to the music.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to sail on the Disney Magic since March 27 (what’s wrong with you?!?), you haven’t yet had a chance to experience Disney Cruise Line’s newest spectacle, Villains Tonight!
To partially rectify your embarrassing (but really, why go on?) situation, Disney Cruise Line has just released this video of some of the on-stage performance from the show.
For your enjoyment, a concession stand will be added shortly to this article.
In honor of the release of his third entry in the Kingdom Keepers series, Disney in Shadow, New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson recently escorted a group of young fans from Windy Hill Middle School in Clermont, Florida on a special Kingdom Keepers tour through Epcot at the Walt Disney World resort.
Pictured in the photo are Pearson and some of the invited students as they discuss some of the clues from the book with the assistance of Mickey Mouse, in full scuba gear.
Disney Parks has also released the following video of Ridley and an overtaker or two as he discusses the new release and takes the kids on a tour of the theme park.
Photo courtesy of Disney
Disneynature has sent us these three television advertisements for their upcoming film OCEANS, debuting in theaters on Earth Day, April 22. In order that they appear in the video, the spots are titled: ‘Connection,’ ‘See OCEANS, Save Oceans’ and ‘Our World.’
For more information on OCEANS, click here.
Disney/Pixarhas just released this clip from their upcoming film Toy Story 3. In the clip, the gang has just arrived at Sunnyside Daycare and Lotso (Ned Beatty) introduces them to fellow newcomer Ken (Michael Keaton). Needless to say, you can almost smell the toxic fumes of burning plastic hearts when painted eyes lock with those of Barbie’s (Jodi Benson).