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August 01 2014

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Going For Guinness Record | Tbo.com, The Tampa Tribune And The Tampa Times

Slow summer: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to the rescue?

We definitely switched up the way we set up the lines. It will be a lot more convenient now, Baylor said. Pre-orders are completely separate; theyll go straight in. Cash and credit card payments will get multiple separate lines, and there will be separate re-entry lines. The convention also decided to open its doors at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, several hours earlier than previous years, and added after-hours programming from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Those who want to participate in Fridays world record dont have to attend the convention, Baylor said. There is only one rule: costumes must represent characters that first appeared in print comic books. NEW THIS YEAR Nerdy Double Dare: Marc Sommers, the original host of Nickelodeons 1990s game show Double Dare (you may remember something about picking a flag from a giant nostril) will host a live competition on an obstacle course built with help from learn more set designers on the original show. Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
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Daddy, What Does 'Gay' Mean? | Advocate.com

IMAX, which has 837 theatres across the world, specializes in large-format and immersive cinema. As a result, hopes for a box-office bump from Disney-owned Marvel's latest offering"Guardians of the Galaxy"are riding high. The film, which is released this weekend, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper, and is directed by James Gunn. "Guardians" has received positive reviews, with a 93 percent "fresh rating" on Rotten Tomatoes. Entertainment journalist Kara Warner tweeted that the film was "the most fun I've had watching a movie this yearso wonderfully entertaining and just beautiful." In fact, Disney is so confident in the film they have announced a sequel even before its release, breaking the news at Comic-Con. Dimitrios Kambouris | Getty Images "Audience like it. People will be surprised at its results," said IMAX's Gelfond, who also downplayed the summer slowdown in box office takings. "The movie business has been around for over a hundred years - there are good years and bad years," he said. "Every time there are two good movies in a row, everybody says it's back, but if there's a downturn, people say it's over."
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A variety of costumes will be on display at the Tampa Convention Center during Tampa Bay Comic Con. The con is attempting to break a Guinness record for most people dressed as comic book characters. ANDY JONES/STAFF Did he/she say it in a mean way, or were they being nice? I pressed. Oh, she was being nice. She just said I have two gay daddies. He said. I breathed a mental sigh of relief. I was not ready to get into the whole talk about how gay isnt a bad word, and thankfully to this random little girl, I had a perfect segue into explaining what it means. Well dude, shes right! Your ODaddy and I are gay. That is just what its called when two guys or two girls are together. I said. Like when I play with my friends am I gay too? No, thats different. Youre not in love with your friends, right? I asked.
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July 31 2014

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Disney Billboards: More Than Meets The Eye

BILBOR398777 When was the last time you looked at a billboard ? I mean really looked? Ever spot a facet of one that you missed at first glance? Something that made it pop? When it comes to Disney theme park billboards, bet you didn?t realize all that?s entailed into making them so exceptional, filled with sly references and artfully hidden gems. Well, those creative whizzes at Disney?s Yellow Shoes Creative Group know how to ensure they don?t just look amazing and enticing, but also tell a story. But why go the extra mile? ?We hope to remind guests of how much fun they had on the attractions or that they create a sense of anticipation to want to go on them if they haven?t,? explains Yellow Shoes Senior Art Director Steve Carsella. ?Having all the details in the billboards is in line with a Disney theme park experience by adding something special wherever you look.? For instance, on one of the latest Expedition Everest billboards, subtle yet oh-so-clever tidbits include the Yeti?s footprints in what looks like random texture in the snow, an authentic Tibetan carving embedded in the ?T? visit this site in the word ?EVEREST? and the Yeti?s shadow disguised as a rock cropping. Meanwhile, a new Twilight Zone Tower of Terror board includes a falling brick that is actually an old-timey radio that?s a prop from the attraction?s queue and a Hidden Mickey stamped on another brick. When designing and implementing billboards, there are general creative tenets that are taken into consideration, of course. Does it accurately depict the attraction? Is it readable? Does it feel cinematic? Are there strong details that don?t impede the message? But it takes that Disney magic of adding just enough originality and ingenuity that assures they are always surprising, dynamic and uncommon. ?I think it follows in the steps of Walt himself to pay attention to the details and to offer our guests something out of the ordinary,? Steve says. So now that you know, maybe next time you?ll take the time to appreciate all the thought and effort that go into Disney billboards. Just wait until it?s safe to check them out! Disney Billboards: More than Meets the Eye by Russ J. Stacey: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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Sea Rescue And The Wildlife Docs Are New This Weekend!

Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs are New this Weekend! by Staff Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs are new this weekend! On the Emmy-nominated Sea Rescue, after saving a sick sea lion from a rocky beach in San Diego, the SeaWorld rescue team finds her strong maternal instincts provide comfort to younger sea lions in its care. Then, a dehydrated and malnourished dolphin strands on a beach near the U.S.-Mexico border and the SeaWorld rescue team springs into action to help. On The Wildlife Docs it?s a busy day at Busch Gardens Tampa. Vets make an early morning house call on the Serengeti Plain to aid a gazelle. Then they give a check-up to a Golden Conure back at the Animal Care Center. Training sessions are going on with the lions, elephants, hippos and orangutans. The educators are making enrichment items for the gorillas. Back at the ACC, Dr. Dominique and Dr. Nancy are trying to decipher if a grey kangaroo has pneumonia while Dr. Pete is performing surgery on an owl. Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during ?Litton?s Weekend Adventure? and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows. Sea Rescue has been rated #1 in its timeslot in a number of major US markets and the shows have surpassed viewership of over 180 million. Time is subject to change so be sure to check your local listings*. For more information aboutSea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs visit www.seaworldkids.com . *The Wildlife Docs airs on Sunday external link in some markets.
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July 30 2014

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Crayola To Build Family Attraction In Florida | New York Post

Walt Disney World Resort Update (Walt Disney World Resort Update) by Marie Rossiter

Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida. The company said Tuesday that Crayola Experience visit Orlando will open next summer at The Florida Mall. It will be similar to the attraction Crayola now operates in its eastern Pennsylvania hometown of Easton. Crayola Experience Orlando will feature 25 hands-on activities in 70,000 square feet of space. One attraction will let children create their own unique crayon with a personalized wrapper. Another will let kids appear on their own coloring page. Crayola is a subsidiary of Kansas City, Missouri-based Hallmark Cards Inc. It says it chose Orlando because its a top family destination. The area has three major theme park resorts, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld.
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Crayon-maker Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando, Florida, its 2nd such venue | Fox Business

Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida. The company said Tuesday that Crayola Experience Orlando will open next summer at The Florida Mall. It will be similar to the attraction Crayola now operates in its eastern Pennsylvania hometown of Easton. Crayola Experience Orlando will feature 25 hands-on activities in 70,000 square feet of space. One attraction will let children create their own unique crayon with a personalized wrapper. Another will let kids appear on their own coloring page. Crayola is a subsidiary of Kansas City, Missouri-based Hallmark Cards Inc. It says it chose Orlando because it's a top family destination.
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The grid in the distance is intended to offer a second-floor dining area. Photo by J. Jeff Kober. New retail areas crowd the street along the former Pleasure Island thoroughfare. Photo by J. Jeff Kober. On the entry side of what was Pleasure Island, the previous lagoon is now empty, to prepare for the creationg of the springs at the center of Disney Springs. Photo by J. Jeff Kober. Beyond the LEGO dragon lies new thematic grill work to grace the bridge across the Marketplace area bridge.
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July 29 2014

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The Art Of Haunted Mansion 45th Anniversary Collectibles At The Disneyland Resort

HHP806441 I know the excitement is building as fellow Disney Parks Blog author Steven Miller continues to share the latest news on Haunted Mansion merchandise materializing in Disney Parks . I can hardly believe that in just a few short weeks, we will home page be celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion attraction, one of the crown jewels of Disneyland park. There is so much history behind the attraction itself, its famous and infamous residents, and the storytellers and artists that brought it to life. Over the years, I was fortunate enough to meet some of the Disney Legends and artists behind this attraction and the inception of Disneyland, and it?s something that will live in my heart forever. I know many of you feel the same way. Senior Merchandiser, David Whitaker was no different. ?The Haunted Mansion attraction has served as a source of inspiration to many of our artists over the years,? said David. ?For the anniversary, I wanted to really focus on the ?Art of the Haunted Mansion? therefore allowing each artist to interpret what the attraction means to them, and allowing them to create that in their own signature medium, style and technique. The result is a unique and eclectic collection of characters and artists.? Here?s your first look at some of the original and limited edition pieces of art, sculptures, figurines and more that will materialize August 16 at Disneyana on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland park. Special Tip: Meet some of the artists behind these amazing new pieces, August 16 from 9 a.m. ? 12 p.m. Scheduled to appear are artists: Steve Adams, Dave Avanzino, David Bird, Britni Brault, Brian Crosby, Jeremy Fulton, Brian Kesinger, Daniel Killen, Bridget McCarty, Miss Mindy, Mike Peraza, Javier Soto and Yakovetic. For a complete list of artists who have contributed to this 45th Anniversary collection visit DisneyParksMerchandise.com . Also debuting as part of the event from our talented team of Ink & Paint artists is the next in the series from our hand-painted cel collection, featuring none other than the Hatbox Ghost. This piece is an edition size of 300 and will be available framed only. Tip: You will surely go ?batty? for the framing on this particular piece. Continue to watch DisneyParksMerchandise.com as we release more information on this piece. What else do the spirited inhabitants of Disney Theme Park Merchandise and the Haunted Mansion have in store for you? You?ll see. Have you decided which pieces you?re simply dying for? The Art of Haunted Mansion 45th Anniversary Collectibles at the Disneyland Resort by Michelle Harker: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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July 27 2014

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Disney?s ?big Hero 6? To Premiere At Tokyo Film Festival | Animation World Network

Gal Gidot's Wonder Woman Revealed: 'Batman V Superman' Will Sink Or Swim On Wonder Woman - Forbes

Image and video hosting by TinyPic By Jennifer Wolfe | Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:16pm In CG , Festival , Films , Places | ANIMATIONWorld , Headline News | Geographic Region: Asia The world premiere of Disney'sBig Hero 6animation will open the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival on October 23, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. "We are thrilled to premiereBig Hero 6at the Tokyo International Film Festival. It is truly an honor to be selected as the opening film," directorsDon HallandChris Williamssaid in a statement. "The setting of our film, San Fransokyo, is a fictional, futuristic mash-up of two of our favorite cities in the world -- San Francisco and Tokyo -- and the research we did in Tokyo informed every detail of the film." In a first for a Disney animation, a Japanese manga adaptation of the film, titledBaymax,will begin serialization August 20, with promises to reveal plot details to local audiences.Big Hero 6is scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 7. The Tokyo festival will run October 23-31, while its affiliated multi-content market, TIFFCOM, will run October 21-23. Tags
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But if Gal Gidot as Wonder Woman isnt used well or doesnt come off well, Zack Snyder will be forever known as the guy who screwed up Wonder Woman and that will be the films enduring legacy. No pressure But if Snyder, Goyer, and Gidot deliver a genuinely iconic version of the then-74-year old character, then whatever other issues the film has will matter that much less. The very inclusion of Wonder Woman has already granted the film oodles of free press in publications otherwise unconcerned with a comic book adventure, and it will continue to do so as we all discuss and debate the ramifications of Wonder Woman finally getting a big-screen appearance 36 years after Christopher Reeves Superman made us believe a man could fly and 25 years after Michael Keaton silenced most visit our website of the naysayers as Batman.The paucity of representation comes with a perhaps unfair burden.Gidots every gesture and every line will be analyzed, both in terms of would-be faithfulness to each viewers preferred version of the character and her representation as a feminist icon, which is itself open to interpretation . The sheer pressure in regards to one major element is possibly not fair to the filmmakers juggling a dozen different balls in the air for one 2-2.5 hour movie. But if Wonder Woman kicks literal and metaphorical butt, preferably passing both the Bechdel Test and the Sexy Lamp Test while being an entertaining and engaging supporting character (think Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers), then that will be the cinematic legacy ofBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.Yes, she is still a supporting character in a film presumably about Last Son of Krypton (Henry Cavill) and the Caped Crusader (Ben Affleck), and that can indeed be a point of contention. But it also stands to reason that a Wonder Woman who wins over audiences and critics will have a larger role to play in the upcoming Justice League movie, just as Ruffalo is alleged to be taking a larger part in Walt Disney's Walt Disney's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ruffalos Bruce Banner Banner was the characters third shot at big-screen glory, following Eric Bana inHulkandEdward Norton inThe Incredible Hulk. The fear is that Wonder Woman will be a one strike and youre out character, with the notion that a poor portrayal or ill-use of the character will both harm the long-term potential of the iconic character as well as increased female representation among the capes-and-tights crowd.For many fans and pundits who have watched Hollywood declare female superheroes to be box office poison afterCatwomanandElektrasuffered critical and commercial defeats, the importance of getting Wonder Woman right cannot be overstated for the character and for the gender she represents. Simply put, Zack Snyder, David Goyer, and Gal Gidot have been entrusted with Wonder Womans one big shot and cinematic fortune and glory.
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First Look At New Haunted Mansion Merchandise Appearing This Fall At Disney Parks

hmmmmm5378931 At the beginning of visit homepage June, I shared with you a first look at artwork created for a whole new line of Haunted Mansion authentic merchandise coming this fall to Disney Parks . Today, I?m beyond excited to give you a look at actual items we?ve created using that artwork. The toughest part for me was selecting which of the more than 100 new items to showcase in this story. Here is a look at some of my favorite things. I?ll start with apparel which will include both long and short-sleeved options for women, men and children. I think my favorite new shirts are the ones that resemble the Cast Member costumes from the attraction. Some of the shirts will also include a glow-in-the-dark element. For accessories, Guests will soon find several new jewelry items including awesome bat stanchion earrings. I particularly like the women?s shoes that use the infamous purple wallpaper pattern from the attraction. That wallpaper pattern will also be used on three new Dooney & Bourke items. You may recall the first Dooney & Bourke handbag we released last fall as seen in this story . That original handbag will return with the three new items this fall. All the new items will have a purple colored liner not red like the first incarnation. The home d├ęcor team will add to their assortment of amazing things I first shared in February 2013 . The original nine items were incredibly detailed and these new items follow in that tradition. This fall, Guests will find new drinkware, dinnerware (plates, bowls, wine glasses), figurines, bookends, cloth napkins, tablemats, and much more. I love the beautiful urn, and the bat stanchion ice cube tray will soon be making ice cubes in my freezer at home. Look for these items in select locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts in the coming months. Select items will also be carried on our Disney Parks online store . Which items do you want to follow you home? Please share in the comments below. First Look at New Haunted Mansion Merchandise Appearing This Fall at Disney Parks by Steven Miller: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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"sea Rescue" Is New This Saturday!

"Sea Rescue" is New This Saturday! by Staff Comments Be sure to catch a new episode of the Emmy-nominated Sea Rescue this weekend! Rescuers respond to a bottlenose dolphin that is tangled up in fishing line in Florida, causing a life-threatening injury. This animal?s predicament captures the hearts of 3rd and 4th grade students a thousand miles away and now they?re rooting for Seymour the dolphin every step of the way. Sea Rescue airs nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during ?Litton?s Weekend Adventure? and is among the most popular Saturday morning shows. Sea Rescue and its companion show, The Wildlife Docs , comprise the #1 rated block on Saturday mornings and are consistently rated #1 in the top ten U.S. markets including the four largest: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. Currently in its go third season, Sea Rescue has been seen by more than 120 million viewers. Time is subject to change so be sure to check your local listings. For more information about Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs visit www.seaworldkids.com .
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July 25 2014

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Sea Rescue And The Wildlife Docs Are New This Weekend!

Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs view are New this Weekend! by Staff Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs are new this weekend! On the Emmy-nominated Sea Rescue, after saving a sick sea lion from a rocky beach in San Diego, the SeaWorld rescue team finds her strong maternal instincts provide comfort to younger sea lions in its care. Then, a dehydrated and malnourished dolphin strands on a beach near the U.S.-Mexico border and the SeaWorld rescue team springs into action to help. On The Wildlife Docs it?s a busy day at Busch Gardens Tampa. Vets make an early morning house call on the Serengeti Plain to aid a gazelle. Then they give a check-up to a Golden Conure back at the Animal Care Center. Training sessions are going on with the lions, elephants, hippos and orangutans. The educators are making enrichment items for the gorillas. Back at the ACC, Dr. Dominique and Dr. Nancy are trying to decipher if a grey kangaroo has pneumonia while Dr. Pete is performing surgery on an owl. Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during ?Litton?s Weekend Adventure? and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows. Sea Rescue has been rated #1 in its timeslot in a number of major US markets and the shows have surpassed viewership of over 180 million. Time is subject to change so be sure to check your local listings*. For more information aboutSea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs visit www.seaworldkids.com . *The Wildlife Docs airs on Sunday in some markets.
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Disney And Kohl?s Get D-signed In Time For Back To School - Yahoo Finance

For more information, visit www.kohls.com/dsigned . About Disney Consumer Products Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) that delivers innovative and engaging product experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to books and fine art. As the worlds largest licensor, DCP inspires the imaginations of people around the world by bringing the magic of Disney into consumers homes with products they can enjoy year-round. DCP is comprised of three business units: Licensing, Publishing and Disney Store. The Licensing business is aligned around five strategic brand priorities:Disney Media, Classics & Entertainment,Disney & Pixar Animation Studios,Disney Princess & Disney Fairies,LucasfilmandMarvel. Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the worlds largest publisher of childrens books, magazines, and digital products and also includes an English language learning business, consisting of over 40 Disney English learning centers across China and a supplemental learning book program. DPWs growing library of digital products includes best-selling orlando vacation packages eBook titles and original apps that leverage Disney content in innovative ways. The Disney Store retail chain operates across North America, Europe and Japan with more than 350 stores worldwide and is known for providing consumers with high-quality, unique products. Disneys official shopping portals online are www.DisneyStore.com and www.DisneyStore.co.uk . For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products www.DisneyConsumerProducts.com or follow us at www.YouTube.com/DisneyLiving , www.Facebook.com/DisneyLiving , www.Twitter.com/DisneyLiving , www.Pinterest.com/DisneyLiving and www.Instagram.com/DisneyLiving .
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Disney?s ?Big Hero 6? to Premiere at Tokyo Film Festival | Animation World Network

By Jennifer Wolfe | Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:16pm In CG , Festival , Films , Places | ANIMATIONWorld , Headline News | Geographic Region: Asia The world premiere of Disney'sBig Hero 6animation will open the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival on October 23, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. "We are thrilled to premiereBig Hero 6at the Tokyo International Film Festival. It is truly an honor to be selected as the opening film," directorsDon HallandChris Williamssaid in a statement. "The setting of our film, San Fransokyo, is a fictional, futuristic mash-up of two of our favorite cities in the world -- San Francisco and Tokyo -- and the research we did in Tokyo informed every detail of the film." In a first for a Disney animation, a Japanese manga adaptation of the film, titledBaymax,will begin serialization August 20, with promises to reveal plot details to local audiences.Big Hero 6is scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 7. The Tokyo festival will run October 23-31, while its affiliated multi-content market, TIFFCOM, will run October 21-23. Tags
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July 23 2014

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Remembering James Garner At The Disneyland Resort

GARNER498880SMALLOver the weekend we learned of the passing of Oscar-nominated actor James Garner. In an award-winning career that spanned six decades, his work with Disney included The Castaway Cowboy and Atlantis: The Lost Empire . Today we?re looking back at a special memory Mr. Garner made at the Disneyland Resort . I had the honor and pleasure of meeting James Garner a few times during his run on the ABC comedy ?8 Simple Rules.? He was friendly, funny and obviously very much a grandfather figure to his younger co-stars. In September 2004 he appeared with the cast of the show at an event at Disney California Adventure park called ABC Primetime Preview Weekend. During this event, I gave Mr. Garner a copy of a photo we have in our archives of him with his wife, Lois, celebrating their daughter Gigi?s birthday at Disneyland in 1965. We believe the photo was taken at the Tahitian Terrace. When I handed him this photo backstage before a media appearance, Mr. Garner said, ?Oh my, it?s my Gigi! Oh, I can?t wait to show this to Lois!? He had never seen the photo before, and he thanked me warmly before excitedly gathering the cast around him to see the picture. What he surely couldn?t have known that afternoon was that while he was recalling a fond Disney memory from long ago, he had just made a brand new one read here for me. Remembering James Garner at the Disneyland Resort by George Savvas: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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July 22 2014

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Kelly Osbourne And Bethany Mota Keynote Panelists At Beautycon La Summit - Yahoo Celebrity

Disney World to raise hourly wage

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Catamaran Water Fun In Costa Rica With Adventures By Disney

crrrrr938993 Another beautiful day out here in Costa Rica as we continue to share our Adventures by Disney journey with you! Over the past few days, our teen photographers have taken some breathtaking images with their Nikon cameras, zip lined through the tropical rainforest and white-water rafted through the raging waters of the Tenorio River. Today we ventured out into the Pacific Ocean for our catamaran excursion. With the secluded beaches surrounding us, we felt like we were on our own private island! The teens looked forward to snorkeling, paddle boating and using their Nikon CoolPix AW cameras to snap some awesome underwater photos. Speaking of photos, I captured this action shot just before they all went overboard! As we headed under the sea, our teen photographers had fun taking photos of each other as they snorkeled around the pristine blue waters of the ocean. Besides all the wonderful activities that we enjoyed in the ocean, the teens became one with nature as they more information shot some incredible photos of the natural beauty that Costa Rica is known for. Courtney perfectly captured the bright reds and the water droplets on these flowers. Faris put his zooming skills to use with this amazing shot of a dragonfly. Check back for my next post of our teen-focused trip as we continue to explore this incredible region with Adventures by Disney! Catamaran Water Fun in Costa Rica with Adventures by Disney by David Roark: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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July 20 2014

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Sea Rescue And The Wildlife Docs Are New This Weekend!

nullSea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs are New this Weekend! by Staff Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs are new this weekend! On the Emmy-nominated Sea Rescue, after saving a sick sea lion from a rocky beach in San Diego, the SeaWorld rescue team finds her strong maternal instincts provide comfort to younger sea lions in its care. Then, a dehydrated and malnourished dolphin strands on a beach near the U.S.-Mexico border and the SeaWorld rescue team springs into action to help. On The Wildlife Docs it?s a busy day at Busch Gardens Tampa. Vets make an early morning house call on the Serengeti Plain to aid a gazelle. Then they give a check-up to a Golden Conure back at the Animal Care Center. Training sessions are going on with the lions, elephants, hippos and orangutans. The educators are making enrichment items for the gorillas. Back at the ACC, Dr. Dominique and Dr. Nancy are trying to decipher if a grey kangaroo has pneumonia while Dr. Pete is performing surgery on an owl. Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during ?Litton?s Weekend Adventure? and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows. Sea Rescue has been rated #1 in its timeslot in universal studios packages a number of major US markets and the shows have surpassed viewership of over 180 million. Time is subject to change so be sure to check your local listings*. For more information aboutSea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs visit www.seaworldkids.com . *The Wildlife Docs airs on Sunday in some markets.
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July 18 2014

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Five Things You Might Have Missed In Critter Country At Disneyland Park

Making the MagicTomorrow is the 25th anniversary of Splash Mountain at Disneyland park. When the attraction opened on July 17, 1989, the external link surrounding area transformed into Critter Country , the woodland home of many favorite critters. Today, we?re celebrating the 25th anniversary of this land with five fun details you may have missed while exploring this shaded corner of Disneyland park. 1. Fowler?s Harbor - Near the entrance of Critter Country, you?ll find Fowler?s Harbor ? named for Admiral Joe Fowler, who oversaw the construction of Disneyland park in the 1950s. This small harbor is home to the Sailing Ship Columbia or the Mark Twain Riverboat when they are not cruising the Rivers of America . 2. Max, Buff & Melvin from Country Bear Jamboree - Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, you can find a tribute to former Disneyland park attraction, Country Bear Jamboree. I don?t want to give it away completely, but Max, Buff & Melvin, the three talking trophy heads from the show, have taken up residence inside The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh . Look for these beloved characters in the scene where Winnie the Pooh enjoys his favorite treat, honey. 3. Pooh Corner ? As you exit The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, follow the pathway straight into Pooh Corner. Here you?ll see the story of the attraction continues into the shops of Critter Country! Banners celebrating Pooh?s birthday are hung from the ceiling, and other elements from his fantasy decorate the location. Don?t forget a Tigger Tail on your way out! 4. Rufus the bear in Bear Country - Before Critter Country opened, this area of Disneyland park was known as Bear Country (and before that, it was part of Frontierland). Near the entrance, you could hear Rufus the bear snoring inside a cliffside cave just past the Haunted Mansion . When Splash Mountain opened in 1989, there was a small nod to this sleeping bear inside the attraction, right before the first waterfall. Today, listen for Brer Bear snoring in the same spot and it might sound vaguely familiar ? 5. America Sings cast at Splash Mountain - Some of the characters from the former America Sings attraction have been re-cast to play supporting roles in Splash Mountain! Look for some of the characters welcoming Brer Rabbit home and singing about a ?zip-a-dee-do-dah? day. What is your favorite detail in Critter Country? Leave you answer in the comments below! Five Things You Might Have Missed in Critter Country at Disneyland Park by Tyler Slater: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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First Look: New Characters, Disney Parks Experiences Coming To Disney Infinity

We?ve shared a few blog updates on Disney Infinity , but today?s may be our favorite. Disney Interactive is adding Disney characters Stitch and Tinker Bell to the next edition of the game when it launches this fall. Disney Infinity will also feature new Disney Parks -inspired content you?ll instantly recognize, like the Main Street Electrical Parade . Here?s a first look at the new trailer where Stitch and Tink (source) create their own Magic Kingdom. Stitch and Tinker Bell were two of the most requested characters by the Disney Infinity fan community. Their Toy Box figures will be available in retail stores this fall. Our friends at Disney Interactive also say additional play sets and characters will be announced in the coming months so keep an eye on infinity.disney.com and the Disney Parks Blog for more updates. First Look: New Characters, Disney Parks Experiences coming to Disney Infinity by Thomas Smith: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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Disney Monorail Back Open After Evacuation | Local News - Wesh Home

A Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex. She says no one was hurt. Spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler told The Associated Press there were thunderstorms around Walt Disney World when the elevated train stopped Sunday afternoon. She says a mechanized lift helped get passengers down. "Due to weather, there was a power outage on the monorail. There's currently one train on the system without power and all the guests are now off the train," she said in a subsequent emailed update. Wahler says the cause of the power outage wasn't immediately known. She says there was no fire and all got down calmly. more from nation get related content delivered to your inbox You are now subscribed.
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Reports: Disney monorail evacuated after possible lightning

monorail at night WDWNT.com View Large Photos A Disney World monorail train had to be evacuated Sunday night after what passengers said was a possible lightning strike. WDWNT.com A monorail line at Walt Disney World began normal operations Monday morning after it became stuck with 120 passengers on board the night before. Passengers reported lightning as the reason the train lost power Sunday night, but a Disney official said there was no evidence of an actual lightning strike. Disney officials tried to restart the train, but were unable to restore power. All of the passengers were evacuated and there were no reports of any injuries, according to Reedy Creek fire officials. Many of the passengers had to climb through an emergency hatch on the roof of the train where they were strapped into a safety line and walked out through another train car and down an escape stairwell. One passenger suffered a panic attack, but was able to get out safely. There is no word on what caused the train to lose power.
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Disney: Dozens evacuated from monorail train at Fla theme park after power outage; no injuries | Star Tribune

EDT July 13, 2014 Disney World monorail evacuated after possible lightning strike (Photo: WESH) 38 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENTEMAILMORE The Disney World monorail in Florida was evacuated Sunday after what passengers said was a possible lightning strike, media reports say. Several Twitter users reported the evacuation just after 6 p.m. including @WDWNT, which describes itself as as a website tracking news related to the Disney resorts. It tweeted a photo of the monorail stopped with emergency vehicles nearby. WESH.com in Orlando reported 120 people were taken off the monorail ride without injury. Fire officials confirmed the monorail lost power due to a weather-related issue, and Disney was unable to restart the monorail, WESH reported. The station quoted an unnamed Disney World spokesperson saying there was bad weather in the area at the time but could not confirm if lightning caused the power outage. The amusement park is located at review Lake Buena Vista, Fla., near Orlando.
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July 16 2014

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Meet Espn Talent During The Inaugural Espn Fantasy Football Convention At Walt Disney World

FFC_Credentials-copy Nothing says ?fall? like tailgate parties, chili cook-offs and, of course, football season. On August 22-23, you can officially kick-off sport?s greatest season of the year with ESPN ?s inaugural Fantasy Football Convention, taking place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex . The first-of-its-kind event features cheap universal studios vacation packages unprecedented access to ESPN talent including Matthew Berry, Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen, Sara Walsh, Mark Schlereth, Stephania Bell, Tim Hasselbeck and more! Start things off with an epic Tailgate Party, where you can mix and mingle with ESPN talent and be a judge in the first-ever ESPN Chili Bowl. Decorated Disney Chefs from around the world will serve up their best creations for a chance at this prestigious award. The next morning, you?ll have breakfast with some of your favorite characters decked out for the gridiron. Ever wonder what it?s like behind-the-scenes of an ESPN studio show? You?ll get the chance to find out, as the Convention includes a live broadcast of Fantasy Football Now . The event finale features the opportunity to take part in a live fantasy football draft. Whether you?re new to fantasy football or a long-time veteran, you?ll get the chance to pick your teams with the help of ESPN Fantasy Experts roaming the floor. And best yet, season winners of leagues created during the Convention will receive a customized trophy. Talk about bragging rights! For more information on the inaugural Fantasy Football Convention at Walt Disney World Resort and to register, click here . Who?s ready for some football? Meet ESPN Talent During the Inaugural ESPN Fantasy Football Convention at Walt Disney World by Robert Hitchcock: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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July 15 2014

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Disney Guests Evacuated From Monorail | News - Home

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ACCORDING TO FIRE OFFICIALS THIS ALL STARTED AT 6:30. THAT WHAT'S OFFICIALS RESPONDED TO THE SCENE NEAR MAGIC KINGDOM. FIREFIGHTERS SAY DISNEY TRIED TO RESTORE POWER FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES BUT THEN HAD TO SEND LADDER TRUCKS TO RESCUE ABOUT 120 PASSENGERS. YOU CAN SEE THE LADDER EXTENDED HERE. OFFICIALS SAY MOST OF THE PASSENGERS HAD TO CLIMB OUT OF AN EXIT HATCH IN THE ROOF OF THE CARS AND BE SECURED TO A SAFETY LINE SO THAT THEY COULD MOVE TO ANOTHER CAR WITH A SAFETY LINE. YOU CAN SEE FROM THESE PICTURES ON THE GROUND AND AS DAVE SPRUNG SAY, WORKERS ARE STILL WORKING TO GET IT MOVING. DISNEY SAYS MONORAIL SERVICE IS OUT ONLY ON THAT EPCOT LINE. THEY DO HAVE THE OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORTATION MOVING TO GET PEOPLE AROUND IN THAT AREA. OUR TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES IN LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.
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A Daring Disney World Monorail Rescue; Passengers Evacuated After A Possible Lightning Strike | Kfor.com

Passengers Left Stranded on Disney World Monorail

A Walt Disney World monorail lost power and stranded passengers during severe weather Sunday night. 120 passengers had to be evacuated by emergency crews after being stranded for an hour and a half on the tall tracks. Disney tried to restart the train and move it to one of the stations, but when that didnt work, fire crews had to step in and help evacuate the passengers. The Disney guests had to climb through the emergency hatch on top of the train car and then walk across several other train cars until they reached a staircase that they could walk down safely. Fire crews got to the scene around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and reported that all of the passengers were finally evacuated just after 8 p.m. No one was injured. According to a Disney employee, it was so hot on board the train, one of the passengers had a panic attack and that caused the other riders to panic as well. Disney says it does not know the cause of the power outage, and could not confirm whether a lightning strike was responsible.
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In case you missed the event, there's one every Saturday throughout the summer. For more information you can give th... More >> Fly me to Asia! It's a summer event aimed at teaching Coastal Bend families about Asian countries. Every weekend, the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures is hosting classes for all ages, highlighting a different Asian country each Saturday. This more info weekend was all about Japan! Everyone in attendance learned about Japanese culture, the language, and how to make their own origami. In case you missed the event, there's one every Saturday throughout the summer.
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More than 100 passengers had to be evacuated by emergency crews. Travell Eiland reports (WESH) A monorail line at Walt Disney World was disabled after it became stuck with 120 passengers on board Sunday night. Disney officials tried to restart the train, but were unable to restore power. All of the passengers were evacuated and there were no reports of any injuries, according to Reedy Creek fire officials. Many of the passengers had to climb through an emergency hatch on the roof of the train where they were strapped into a safety line and walked out through another train car and down an escape stairwell. Read More: http://bit.ly/1nnL6vo Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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