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May, 2013

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    Record-Breaking Wood Coaster Outlaw Run Barrel Rolls into Summer Travel Options

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    Silver Dollar City's New Coaster Creates International Stir (Branson, MO 5/30/2013) Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, a top vacation destination for families, launches its summer season with one of the world's top rides as its centerpiece. One of the hottest thrill rides among the new ride offerings worldwide is the park's new $10 million coaster Outlaw Run, a record-breaking wood coaster that has gathered national and international news coverage since its spring opening. The interest...
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    Mike and Sulley Pull Pranks, Join a Frat and Lose a Pig in New Clips from MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

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    "First Contact" Clip - Get a glimpse of Mike & Sulley’s first morning as members of the Oozma Kappa brotherhood. "ROR Material" Clip - Sulley's capture of the Archie, the rival school's mascot, just might be enough to make him worthy of joining the leading fraternity on campus: Roar Omega Roar. "OK Initiation" Clip - Oozma Kappa's sacred initiation ritual gets an unexpected interruption as the members try to welcome Mike & Sulley to their brotherhood...
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    Gabriella Calicchio resigns as CEO of The Walt Disney Family Museum

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    After great success during her tenure as chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Family Museum -- in building attendance, increasing the profile of the Museum in the community, recruiting key staff, developing exhibition and public engagement programs and a five year strategic plan -- Gabriella Calicchio has resigned her position to explore other professional opportunities. "I am leaving the Walt Disney Family Museum after a period of strong growth and strengthening the infrastructure of...
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    Life-Size Optimus Prime Prepares for Battle Atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D

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    © 2013 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved. © 2013 Hasbro. © 2013 DW Studios L.L.C. and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved. Licensed by Hasbro. Optimus Prime is ready for battle - towering above the entrance to Universal Orlando Resort's highly-anticipated, blockbuster attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D. The addition of the authentically-sized leader of the Autobots Thursday morning, May 30, 2013 is one of the finishing touches to the attraction...
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    Attention Students! The final [exam] trailer for MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is here

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    Like MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Facebook: http://facebook.com/PixarMonstersUniversity Follow Monsters University on Twitter : http://twitter.com/monstersu Tweet the official hashtag: #MonstersU Visit the website: http://www.Disney.com/MonstersU
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    Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" Begins Production Shooting in India, Georgia and Los Angeles

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    Burbank, Calif. (May 30, 2013) Principal photography has begun on Walt Disney Pictures' "Million Dollar Arm," starring Jon Hamm. Directed by Craig Gillespie ("Lars and the Real Girl," "Fright Night"), the film is produced by Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, through their Mayhem Pictures, and Joe Roth, under his Roth Films banner, with Palak Patel and Kevin Halloran serving as executive producers. Tom McCarthy ("Win Win," "The Visitor") wrote the screenplay...
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    World Premiere Celebration for Disney's THE LONE RANGER to Benefit the American Indian College Fund

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    WORLD PREMIERE CELEBRATION FOR DISNEY'S "THE LONE RANGER" TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND STAR-STUDDED EVENT TO BE HELD AT DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK ON JUNE 22 BURBANK, Calif. (May 29, 2013) - Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Alan Horn, announced today that ticket sales from the highly anticipated World Premiere of Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "The Lone Ranger" will benefit the American Indian College Fund. The event will take place on Saturday, June...
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    Dream Store and Silent Auction Return to D23 Expo 2013

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    D23 EXPO DREAM STORE AND SILENT AUCTION RETURN TO THE ULTIMATE DISNEY FAN EVENT ONE-OF-A-KIND ITEMS AND UNIQUE COLLECTIBLES Special logo apparel, product debuts, artist signings, and a new silent auction will highlight the Ultimate Disney Event for Fans and Families August 9-11 BURBANK and ANAHEIM , Calif. - May 30, 2013 - Bursting with D23 Expo-themed official merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Park Merchandise, the D23 Expo Dream Store returns with something magical for Disney...
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    SeaWorld Orlando's "Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin" is Now Open

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    Facebook Follow Us Blog Videos Email SeaWorld ® Orlando's all-new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™ is now open Be transported to an icy world like you've never seen before. Experience the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins' eyes on an exhilarating, first-of-its-kind family ride. Then, step out and explore their colony in an expanse that envelops you in cool extremes: bringing you above and below their icy world . Are you ready? Discover Antarctica...
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    Woo Hoo ! Springfield is coming to the Universal Orlando Resort this summer

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    Woo Hoo! Springfield, hometown to America's favorite animated family, The Simpsons, comes to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer. Copyright Fox / Universal Orlando. All rights reserved The expansive, new area within Universal Studios will be anchored by the mega-attraction, The Simpsons Ride, and will allow guests to enter the world of The Simpsons like never before. It will be the only place in the world where guests can walk the streets of Springfield. It will include a brand-new outdoor...
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    Disney Legends Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken for a once-in-a-lifetime concert

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    For one night only, two of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and composers will take to the stage for “Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook.” The concert will take place at the D23 Expo 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo Arena on Saturday, August 10. Together Sherman and Menken have won a combined 10 Academy Awards for their work with Disney, and have composed music and songs for more than three dozen Disney feature films, over two dozen...
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    Video: "Disney's PLANES Takes Flight" Features Music by Mark Mancina

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    From above the world of "Cars" comes "Disney's Planes," an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty's not exactly built for racing-and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights...
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    D23: The Official Disney Fan Club Announces New Free D23 Membership Level, Weird Disney & More

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    Members Will Have Online Access to Vast Array of Exclusive Disney Content Disney to Celebrate Expansion With New Free D23 Membership Level BURBANK, Calif. - May 16, 2013 - On June 17, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club , will launch a massive reimagining of its D23.com website, opening up the wonderful worlds of Disney like never before to its members. The site will provide access to newly digitized content that delves deeply into The Walt Disney Company's vault of material, past and present,...
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    Newly released teaser trailer for Twentieth Century Fox's "RIO 2" in theaters April 11, 2014

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    The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars...
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    ABC Releases Trailer for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" Marvel's First Television Series

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    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel's feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and...
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    Famed Actor and Musician John Stamos Prepares for Battle with TRANSFORME​RS at Universal Orlando Resort

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    Famed actor and musician John Stamos "rolled out" to Universal Orlando Resort yesterday, May 13, 2013, where he was recruited as a NEST agent by the larger-than-life Autobots, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. The Autobots are preparing for battle against the Decepticons before the highly-anticipated, mega-attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D, grand opens on June 20. Hosted by Universal Orlando, Stamos is best known for starring on hit TV shows, "Full House" and "ER,"...
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    Disney∙Pixar Brave's Merida is welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court at the Magic Kingdom

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    Copyright Disney Enterprises. All rights reserved. In celebration of mothers and daughters everywhere, Disney proudly welcomed Merida from Disney∙Pixar's Brave , into the Disney Princess royal court on May 11th, 2013. The special ceremony to honor the brave and passionate princess was hosted at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in front of Cinderella Castle. Copyright Disney Enterprises. All rights reserved. Merida was welcomed on stage by the entire Disney Princess court, and was...
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    First look at Walt Disney Animation Studios CG animated 'Big Hero 6' in theaters November 7 2014

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    From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Big Hero 6," an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. SAN FRANSOKYO AT NIGHT – Pictured in concept art, the high-tech city of...
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    Disney Interactive Launches Personal Storytelling App for iPhone & iPod touch

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    Story App Instantly Unlocks and Organizes Memories Included in Your Photo Library May 8, 2013 (Glendale, CA) -Disney Interactive today announced that Story, a digital storytelling app for iPhone and iPod touch that turns photography and video into compelling personal narratives, is now available on the App Store. A revolutionary story creation and storytelling app, Story uses intuitive technology to access the photo and video library on your iPhone or iPod touch and automatically organizes them into...
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    Ms. Squibbles and Monsters University Wish You All a Happy Mother's Day

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    Happy Mother's Day From Monsters University! Like MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Facebook: http://facebook.com/PixarMonstersUniversity Follow Disney/Pixar on Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/DisneyPixar Tweet the official hashtag: #MonstersU Visit the website: http://www.Disney.com/MonstersU
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    Return to the Hundred Acre Woods with The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh on DVD, Blu-Ray. Digital Copy this August

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    Disney Proudly Celebrates the “Winnie The Pooh” Movie that Started it All! Beloved Original Animated Classic Debuts for the First Time on Blu-ray TM and HD Digital - August 27, 2013 BURBANK, Calif., May 3, 2013 - The Walt Disney Studios proudly celebrates the heartwarming animated classic that started it all - "The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh." Available August 27 th for the first time on Blu-ray TM and HD Digital with a variety of bonus features, a whole new generation...
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    The Walt Disney Company and EA Announce Multi-Year Star Wars Games Agreement

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    THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY AND EA ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR STAR WARS GAMES AGREEMENT Deal will bring new Star Wars games to fans across the most popular gaming genres and platforms BURBANK and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 6, 2013 -- The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines. Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star...
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    Mouseketrips - Disney VISA Free Dining 2013

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    Disney VISA Free Dining 2013 2013-05-06 07:39:14-04 Travel Dates : September 2 – 25, 2012 The Walt Disney World ® Resort has released a new Free Dining offer to cover dates from September 2 through September 25, 2012. Only selected dates and resorts are available. Please note that in order to qualify for the free Disney dining offer, your must check in on one of the available dates above. Your stay can extend beyond September 25, and you will still receive the free Disney dining for your...
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