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Six Lucky Kids Will be the First Junior Concierges at New LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California Resort



Six Lucky
Kids Will be the First Junior Concierges at New
® Hotel at
® California Resort

The Nations First LEGO® Themed Hotel Is
Searching for Kids to Assist Guests

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CARLSBAD, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2013) – LEGOLAND® California Resort is searching for a few great kids to become the first Junior Concierges at North America’s
first LEGOLAND® Hotel, opening April 5, 2013. The national Junior Concierge contest is aimed at
children ages 8 – 12, who have a passion for LEGO®, love theme parks and, most of all, are
adventurous and fun.

Six winners will be
announced on February 28, 2013. Each winner will receive a free weekend
at LEGOLAND California Resort with their family which includes a stay at
LEGOLAND Hotel, two day Resort Hopper tickets (which include LEGOLAND
California, SEA LIFE™ Aquarium and LEGOLAND® Water Park) and LEGO product.

During their first visit, the team of winning Junior
Concierges will be fitted for a uniform, meet Resort staff, and be put
through full
“job” training. Training day will include a detailed orientation of the
Hotel and all of LEGOLAND Resort so they can share their knowledge
with young guests and advise them on everything cool from a child’s
perspective. Throughout the year, each winner will have the opportunity
serve as Junior Concierge for one weekend at LEGOLAND Hotel prior to
December 31, 2013.

Interested children need to have a
parent or guardian’s permission to apply.  Applicants are asked to
write, in 50 words or less, why they should be a Junior Concierge at
LEGOLAND Hotel. All submissions will be accepted online only at and need to be received by February
14, 2013.

Resort is designed to give guests the interactive family experience that
has brought success to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium and
Water Park. Created to bring children’s imaginations to life, the
250-room, three-story LEGO themed hotel will feature brightly colored,
interactive LEGO décor, a pool and lounge area, patio, event space and
family restaurant. LEGOLAND Hotel is designed for families with young
children and every room is themed after one of the most popular LEGOLAND
areas: Pirate, Kingdom and Adventure. For more information and to book
reservations, visit:

California Resort includes LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE™ Aquarium,
Water Park and LEGOLAND Hotel opening April 5 all geared for families
with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California,
find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including  LEGO Star
Wars™ Miniland Model Display,  Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of
Chima 4-D movie coming in March, 2013. SEA LIFE incorporates LEGO
models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean and features
play zones, fun facts and quiz trails and the interactive Claws
exhibit. For more information, visit or
call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).

is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has
seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector
over the
last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest
visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 94 attractions, seven
hotels/two holiday villages in 21 countries and across four continents.
The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its
million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands,
and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000
employees.  Among Merlin’s attractions are  – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds,
LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland,
LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE
PARK, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide
WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Siam Ocean World and
Busan Aquarium.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and
innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future.
Visit  for more information.

Merlin currently has seventeen attractions in the USA
including  LEGOLAND Florida theme park with its new Water Park; LEGOLAND
California theme park with its exciting Water Park, and SEA LIFE
Aquarium and LEGOLAND Hotel opening April 5; Madame Tussauds attractions
in New York City, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Hollywood; LEGOLAND
Discovery  Centers in Chicago, Illinois; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas;
Kansas City, Missouri; and Atlanta, Georgia; and SEA LIFE aquariums in
Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; the
Mall of America in Minneapolis, underlining the company’s position as
world’s biggest global aquarium operator


LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO

Prices, times and schedules subject to change without notice.

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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