Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic Tickets Available Today

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Tickets for Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic – Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt on sale Today!

The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of MagicPresented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. This monumental ice skating spectacular is coming to the Amway Center in Orlando from September 5-7, 2015 for six performances. Tickets go on sale today, June 16, at 10:00 a.m.

Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic Mickey and Minnie
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Audiences will be a part of the magic of Disney as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and featuring an ensemble of Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. The wintry wonderland of Disney’s Frozen also comes to life with Anna, Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf, as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Disney’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime.

Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic Mickey and the Gang Marching Band
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The legacy of Disney is displayed through 14 classic and modern stories in this epic production that features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a breathtaking set. With over 30 melodious masterpieces such as “Let It Go!,” “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” and “Hakuna Matata,” Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic is the ultimate Disney fan experience.

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic Information

Where:  Amway Center, 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801

Dates and Times of Performances:            

Friday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 5 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 6 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices and Purchase:

Tickets start at $25. Also available at $30, $40, $60, $75 (VIP) and $100 (Rink side). (Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.) All seats are reserved, and tickets are now on sale to the public.  Tickets are available at www.DisneyOnIce.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone for information only: 407-440-7900).  For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.


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Summer Nights at SeaWorld Orlando Kick Off June 20

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Celebrating America Concert Series Heats Up Summer Nights At SeaWorld Orlando

–First Weekend to Star American Country Group Trick Pony–


This summer as the sun goes down, the fun comes up for families and friends at SeaWorld Orlando with evening events and the all-new Celebrating America Concert Series being kicked-off by American country group Trick Pony on June 20 and 21.

Summer Nights begins June 20 and runs through August 9 with nightly festivities including:

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Nights Trick Pony

Celebrate America Concert Series Every Saturday and Sunday guests can enjoy all-American performances by a variety of artists and genres at this all-new summer concert series. The celebration of America continues throughout the park with all-American food and daily happy hours.  Plus, pass holders can enjoy a complimentary sample of a tasty brew.

  • June 20 and 21 – Trick Pony: This contemporary country duo brings a unique style and blend of harmonies to country music, creating Trick Pony’s signature sound. Their albums produced eight charted singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including four Top 20 hits: “Pour Me,” “On a Night Like This,” “Just Do What I Do,” and “On A Mission.”

Enjoy live performances from this American country music group at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM.  Concerts will take place in the air-conditioned Nautilus Theater and are included with park admission.

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Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High – Turn up the laughs with nighttime showings of this all-new sea lion comedy adventure.  Full of fun and big personalities of sea lions, walruses and otters, the show takes place in an aquatic-themed  high school where laughter and education go hand in hand (er, flipper).

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Nights Shamu Light Up The Night

Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night Experience this returning fan-favorite, a high-energy show featuring original music, amazing production elements and see SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales.  Shamu Stadium will transform with stylistic lighting and colorful backdrops to create a social and celebratory atmosphere ending with a fireworks finale spectacle.

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Nights Kraken at Night

Late-Night ThrillsSeaWorld’s thrill rides are a whole different experience when the sun goes down. Guests can experience Kraken, a thrilling roller coaster, and Manta, a facedown, headfirst roller coaster where riders can skim, glide and fly like a manta ray, and many more.

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AQUATICA, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®

Beginning July 3, Aquatica heats things up with Island Nights presented by Coca-Cola® – an all-new beach party taking place every Friday and Saturday throughAugust 8 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Guests can enjoy live DJs, dancing on the beach and an evening menu sizzlin’ with flavor at Waterstone Grill. All included with park admission to Aquatica.

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The best way to experience Summer Nights and Island Nights is with an Annual Pass offering unlimited general admission and free parking to the parks all year long. Florida residents can purchase an annual pass with EZPay, a convenient payment option starting at $16 per month for both parks. Pass holders can enjoy a variety of other perks, including discounts on food and beverage and savings on admission to Discovery Cove. SeaWorld Orlando Summer Nights Manta at Night

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Follow SeaWorld on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest Summer Nights and Island Nights information including concert line-up.  Join the conversation with #SeaWorld and #SummerNights.


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D23 Expo Proudly Presents Frozen FANdemonium

D23 2015 Expo FANdemonium

D23 Expo Proudly Presents

Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration

In a Special Event Only at D23 EXPO 2015, Frozen Fans Join Academy Award®-Winning Songwriting Team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for the Largest Frozen Sing-Along Ever

D23 EXPO 2015 attendees are in for a fun-filled musical treat when Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! takes over the 7,500-seat Hall D23. The event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will take place at 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 16, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

D23 Expo FANdemonium Olaf Frozen Musical Sing-Along

In what will be a thrilling and fun interactive experience for Disney fans of all ages, join host Chris Montan, president, Walt Disney Music, and the Oscar®-winning songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez as they take you on a once-in-a-lifetime musical journey through the world of Frozen. This one-day-only performance features your friends from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film––including Anna and Elsa––with sing-along experiences of your Frozen favorites such as “Let It Go,” “In Summer” and more. Plus, fans can expect special surprises and fascinating stories behind some of your favorite Frozen songs.

D23 Expo FANdemonium Elsa Frozen Musical Sing-Along

Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015 are available at a discounted price for a limited time. Through June 30, 2015, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $58 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $188 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23EXPO.com.

D23 Expo FANdemonium Kristen Lopez Frozen Musical Sing-Along

KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ, along with husband and collaborator Robert Lopez, wrote the songs for Disney’s Frozen. Anderson-Lopez and Lopez won an Oscar® and a Grammy® for the movie’s signature song “Let It Go,” and share a Grammy for the Frozen soundtrack. Their song “Moving Pictures,” sung by Neil Patrick Harris, opened the 2015 Academy Awards®. Anderson-Lopez and Lopez’s original musical “Up Here,” directed by two-time Tony® nominee Alex Timbers, will be featured in the La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015-16 season.

Anderson-Lopez made her off-Broadway debut at Primary Stages with In Transit, a musical performed entirely without accompaniment, inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway. The show earned her Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucile Lortel nominations. Together with her husband and collaborator Robert Lopez, she wrote the Annie Award-nominated songs for the 2011 feature film Winnie the Pooh, as well as Finding Nemo: The Musical. For young audiences, she was a staff writer for Nickelodeon’s The Wonder Pets and wrote book/lyrics for several of Theatreworks/USA’s stage adaptations of children’s classics. She is the recipient of the BMI Harrington Award and the Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and a frequent guest moderator of the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. Anderson-Lopez is a graduate of Williams College and just received the bicentennial alumni award for distinguished achievement. Also an actress, Anderson-Lopez was featured as the voice of Kanga in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh.

D23 Expo FANdemonium Robert Lopez Frozen Musical Sing-Along

ROBERT LOPEZ, along with wife and collaborator Kristen Anderson-Lopez, wrote the songs for Disney’s Frozen. Lopez and Anderson-Lopez won an Oscar® and a Grammy® for the movie’s signature song “Let It Go,” and share a Grammy® for the Frozen soundtrack. Lopez is the three-time Tony® winning co-creator of the worldwide smash hit Broadway musicals Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. Lopez and Anderson-Lopez’s original musical Up Here, directed by two-time Tony® nominee Alex Timbers, will be featured in the La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015–16 season. Their song “Moving Pictures,” sung by Neil Patrick Harris, opened the 2015 Academy Awards. Lopez shared two Emmy® Awards for his music for Nickelodeon’s The Wonder Pets and an Emmy® nomination for his work on the musical episode of Scrubs. His work has been featured on South Park, The Simpsons and Phineas and Ferb, as well as Bear in the Big Blue House, Third and Bird and Johnny and the Sprites. He has won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Lucile Lortel, Frederick Loewe and Edward Kleban awards. Recently, Lopez, a graduate of Yale College, became the youngest of twelve people in history who have won Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar®, and Tony® Awards (EGOT) and the only one to have accomplished it in under a decade.

D23 Expo FANdemonium Chris Montan Frozen Musical Sing-Along

CHRIS MONTAN currently serves as president of Walt Disney Music and oversees music for a wide variety of Disney projects including all Disney and Pixar animated feature films, all Disney Theatrical stage productions, as well as the music for Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts worldwide. Additionally, he is executive music producer for all of the Studio’s animated features and works closely in the story process as well as helping to select musical talent. Montan joined Disney in 1984. Under his guidance the Studio has garnered an unprecedented 42 Musical Academy Award® nominations, and soundtracks from ten of the Studio’s theatrical releases have been certified multi-platinum.

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MagicSliders Watch for MagicBand

MagicSliders Watch MagicBand Accessory

While in MouseGear at Epcot, I noticed a nice item for sale by the MagicBands, a MagicSlider watch.


I’m sure there are quite a few of you out there who have checked their MagicBands for the time more than a couple times. I especially run into this challenge since I usually wear my MagicBand on my left wrist where I typically wear my watch. It seems the touch points at all the guard gates are more conducive for guests wearing bands on their left too, so a lot of times I find myself not wearing my watch.

MagicSliders Watch MagicBand Accessory

The MagicSlider is $17.95 plus tax and slides very easily onto a MagicBand like any other slider. The color matches the gray trim exactly, so the watch will coordinate with any color MagicBand you have. It is lightweight and not bulky at all. The watch has three display modes: time in hour:minute format (both 12 and 24 hour options), date with the month and day, and seconds.

MagicSliders Watch MagicBand Accessory

I tested the MagicBand with the MagicSlider watch at touch points in Epcot. It worked great without any change in how I used the MagicBand for charging without the slider. I also checked to make the band functioned at the resort gate to get in, the door to my room, and also for charging at my resort food court. I had no difficulty whatsoever using the MagicBand with the watch attached.

MagicSliders Watch MagicBand Accessory

I am happy to see this great addition to the MagicBand for its practical use. My mom and I both bought one as we’ve been saying for months and months that they needed to add a watch to the MagicBands. I hope they eventually add more fun watches like they have for MagicSliders, MagicBandits, and CoverBands.


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Take a Trip To Jurassic World With Jeremiah

Many thanks to Jeremiah Good for attending the Jurassic World preview, and for bringing us a review of one of the most awaited sequels!

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Jurassic World opens today, and is by far the best ‘dinosaurs brought to life’ film you will see this year!


At this point in our time on this planet you know if you are a Jurassic Park fan or not, so I won’t do a hard sell but I will say SEE IT.
The plot of the film is predictable. Dinosaurs break loose, they eat people, and our heroes Chris Pratt as Owen and Bryce Dallas Howard as Beth work to save as many guest as they can…well mostly just Beth’s nephews who are out among the dinosaurs. But as always the plot of the film is not why you’d go see Jurassic World so much as the awesome dinosaurs, who are very plentiful.
I have loved dinosaurs since I was a little kid and this film really highlights what would happen if/when a way is found to clone them, they would be cool for a few years and then put in petting zoos. Being a theme park person watching this film struck a chord with me because it points out that a park is only as good as its latest attraction, in this case a genetic hybrid of a T-Rex and a few other animals (always a ominous thought) called an Indominus Rex. Of course the next big thing, as we’ve seen time and time again with new theme park attractions, might still have some bugs to work out even if those bugs are one of the smartest dinosaurs ever created by man or God which to the nearly 22,000 guest on Jurassic World can only be a problem!
While I wouldn’t call Jurassic World a perfect film, I would call it a great summer popcorn flick! As a “reviewer” I would be remiss if I didn’t point out the one biggest flaw in this film, the humans! I realize this film is all about the dinos, but I really had a hard time remembering the names of most of the characters. Unlike Jurassic Park where before you even see the first dinosaur in full, you are introduced to everyone and given enough information to know who they are, what they do, and why they are there in Jurassic World you have about 10 minutes of set up before all you care about is seeing the next dino. Now none of that will change my mind on this being the perfect sequel to the original film and seeing it at least 2 more time before I buy it on blu-ray!
22 years ago I saw Jurassic Park and dreamt of visiting and Jurassic World made my dream even bigger!
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Hard Rock Hotel Velvet Sessions June 2015: The Fixx

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The Velvet Sessions are held on the the last Thursday of each month at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, and this themed rock’n’roll cocktail party is your chance to see some of your favorite musicians in an intimate and unique environment.

Held in the lobby of the Resort, guests purchase an all-inclusive ticket gives you a selection of complimentary themed cocktails, tapas, and access to an exclusive rock show with a world-renowned musician.

Each session is themed, and past Velvet Sessions performances have included Joan Jett, The Go-Go’s, and Foreigner.


Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando’s 2015 Velvet Sessions lobby concert series continues in June with The Fixx, performing hits “One Thing Leads To Another,” “Saved By Zero,” “Are We Ourselves?,” “Red Skies” and more.

Hard Rock Hotel Velvet Sessions June 2015: The Fixx


    Thursday, June 25, 2015


    6:30 PM Purchase tickets online and receive early entry at 6:00 PM!


    The Velvet Bar & Lobby Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel® Universal Orlando Resort®


    Valet Parking is complimentary


    Tickets are $29 on-line or $35 at the door. Purchase tickets in advance on-line and receive early entry to the show at 6:00 pm.

    To purchase tickets, log onto velvetsessions.com. For tickets and more information, call 407-503-2401 or e-mail vs@loewshotels.com.

    All tickets include FREE specialty drinks, finger foods and valet parking*. VIP tickets also include access to a special viewing area with private bar. Purchase tickets on-line today and receive early entry at 6:00 pm.


    $50 – VIP Tickets include all the benefits of a regular Velvet Sessions ticket, plus access to a special viewing area with private bar. Purchase tickets in advance on-line and receive early entry to the show at 6:00 pm.

To purchase tickets, log onto velvetsessions.com. For tickets and more information, call 407-503-        2401 or e-mail vs@loewshotels.com.

Log onto velvetsessions.com to buy your tickets and to receive monthly updates on who’s playing.

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SPECTRE … Five Reasons I Cannot Wait

SPECTRE … the Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence Terrorism Revenge and Extortion. A cooler name for a criminal organization cannot be found. It made its first appearance on film back in Dr. No in 1962, and SPECTRE is the title of the newest and 24th official James Bond film.


5.) The new tv trailer that dropped Tuesday night during the NBA finals looks incredible! It has enough action to whet any 007 fan’s appetite for SPECTRE. Cars, explosions, gun battles, girls, Daniel Craig saying, “Bond, James Bond.” Full of win!


4.) Daniel Craig looks like a complete badass and the ultimate spy in the SPECTRE teaser poster.

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3.) Christoph Waltz, an amazing Oscar winning actor, and Dave Bautista, WWE star who played the fantastic role of Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, are both playing baddies in SPECTRE. These guys are both intimidating in completely different respects, so it will be very interesting to see how they both fight Bond.

2.) SPECTRE, the organization, is back for the first time in decades now that the legal brouhaha has been resolved between EON Productions and Kevin McClory. It has been since Sean Connery’s appearance in Diamonds Are Forever in 1971 that we last saw SPECTRE in any official form. A character looking much like Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who couldn’t be credited as such due to the aforementioned lawsuit, was seen briefly at the beginning of For Your Eyes Only with Roger Moore as Bond in 1981. SPECTRE dominated the early Bond films, featuring prominently in six of the seven first official 007 films from Dr. No to Diamonds Are Forever, with the exception of Goldfinger in 1964.

1.) The ring is back!!! The SPECTRE logo ring made me literally scream out loud with joy when I saw a quick glimpse of it in the teaser trailer that was released in March. November 6th is so close, yet so far away!

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Ricardo Arjona Brings His Viaje Tour To The Amway Center

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Ricardo Arjona Brings His Viaje Tour To The Amway Center September 20, 2015

Tickets on sale Friday, June 12, 2015

After completing an impressive first leg of his Viaje (Journey) Tour, including 15 different countries with an estimated attendance of over one million, Ricardo Arjona is set to embark on part two of his Viaje (Journey) U.S. Tour. In March, the Viaje Tour earned the number one spot on Billboard Magazine’s Top Tours list with 14 shows in 13 American cities, selling over 84,000 seats. Arjona will join concert producer Felix Cabrera for 12 additional dates—two in the Dominican Republic and 10 in cities across the United States and Puerto Rico. The tour kicks off on August 7 and concludes on September 20 in Orlando at the Amway Center. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.

With a musical career spanning three decades, Arjona reigns over the Latin musical landscape delivering over 40 hit songs and becoming the artist that appeals to the largest audience in Latin America. The global superstar has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and has received more than 650 award nominations.

As with his previous tour, Metamorfosis, Viaje was created in its entirety by the singer-songwriter. The creative concept fuses traditional theater with state-of-the-art technology and takes the audience through a magnificent visual and sonic journey. Throughout the show, fans will enjoy varying seasonal changes through sets designed to create rain, snow, outstanding scenery and stunning lighting effects.

Fans will experience a stage production unlike anything seen before in any Latin American show; asserting once again that Arjona is one of the the most revered and successful Latin musical sensations in recent years. Viaje has one of the largest stages in Latin America, set at over 65 feet tall and the stage illuminates as an old train station filled with banks, suitcases and theatrically-mounted on two floors. The lights perfectly synchronized with magnificent scenes projected on giant video screens give each song a dramatic and unique setting. Viaje perfectly blends intimate moments, while setting the tone with his guitar in hand, low lights and performing his classics. For two hours, concertgoers will be taken on a journey and experience why Arjona remains one of the most important Latin artist’s of all time.

Ricardo Arjona | Viaje U.S. Tour | Amway Center Information




ON SALE: FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015 | 10 A.M.

TICKETS: $41.75, $73.50, $105.50, $126.75 & $148.25. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. 

  • All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. 
  • All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. 
  • For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). 
  • The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

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The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Film Collection Coming to DMA and Blu-ray

Walt Disney Studios Animation Short Films Collection

Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Film Collection Coming to DMA and Blu-ray

Experience 12 Animated Shorts together for the first time!

Available on Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on August 11, 2015 and on Blu-ray on August 18, 2015

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring Disney’s Frozen Fever, starring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar®-nominated Lorenzo (Best Animated Short, 2004).  The Short Films Collection includes contemporary shorts starring classic characters, such as the groundbreaking 2013 Mickey Mouse cartoon, Get A Horse! And the holiday treat Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa, as well as celebrated Oscar winners Paperman (2012) and Feast (2014). Enjoy them together for the first time in this must-own collection with all-new extras including an inside look at the Disney Animation shorts, featuring introductions and interviews with the acclaimed filmmakers themselves.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Film Collection

Shorts (and filmmakers appearing in each Shorts Introduction):

  • Frozen Fever (2015) – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho, Aimee Scribner
  • Feast (2014) – Academy Award® Winner, Patrick Osborne, Kristina Reed
  • Get A Horse! (2013) – Academy Award® Nominated, Dorothy McKim, Eric Goldberg, Adam Green
  • Paperman (2012) – Academy Award® Winner, Kristina Reed, John Kahr
  • Tangled Ever After (2012) – Nathan Greno, Aimee Scribner, Mark Kennedy
  • The Ballad of Nessie (2011) – Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers-Skelton, Dorothy McKim
  • Tick Tock Tale (2010) – Dean Wellins
  • Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa (2010) – Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers-Skelton, Dorothy McKim
  • How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (2007) – Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers-Skelton, Ian Gooding
  • The Little Matchgirl (2006) – Academy Award® Nominated, Dave Bossert, Tom MacDougall
  • Lorenzo (2004) – Academy Award® Nominated, Mike Gabriel
  • John Henry (2000) – Mark Henn


And you can’t forget the Bonus Features that will be on the Walt Disney Animation Short Film Collection Blu-ray!

  • FILMMAKER INTROS – The filmmakers behind the shorts share their journeys and introduce their films.
  • @DISNEYANIMATION: A SHORT STORY ON SHORTS – Continuing a legacy started in the earliest days of the Studio by Walt Disney, the Shorts Program is thriving today at the Animation Studios that bears his name, producing award-winning shorts that tell new stories and experiment with artistic and technical innovations. This latest chapter in the @DisneyAnimation series gives us an inside look at the process of developing and producing a short. Hosted by actor/comedian T.J. Miller (voice of “Fred,” Big Hero 6), we will meet a few of the artists and filmmakers who make the shorts, and learn why they are such an important part of the fabric of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Round Table Panelists include Lauren MacMullan (Get A Horse!), Mike Gabriel (Lorenzo), Kristina Reed (Feast, Paperman), Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (the team behind The Ballad of Nessie, Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa, How to Hook Up Your Home Theater).

On DMA, there will also be an exclusive short film that makes its DMA preview.

RUNAWAY BRAIN (1995)  – DMA DEBUT – Short film originally released in 2004 as part of the Walt Disney Treasures Collection: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Vol. 2 DVD set. This short was nominated for an Academy Award® and screened during 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

I love the Walt Disney Animation Studio Short Films, and this sounds like a wonderful way to have them together to enjoy.

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Give Kids The World Village Auction Items Available


Exciting Auction Items Available

Friends and supporters of Give Kids The World Village, an exciting selection of auction items have been donated and are available for bidding! This is a great opportunity to treat yourself or a loved one, while also benefiting the children and families we serve at the Village.

To participate, please go to Give Kids the World Auction Site and bid online through Friday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Here are a few things you need to know:

  • To bid, go to “My Bids” and click “Register here” in the bottom right corner. Please have your name, telephone number, address, email, and credit card information ready, as they are required for bidding.

  • All winning auction items will be available to pick up at Give Kids The World Village. If you are not local to GKTW, shipping is available.

Please feel free to share this information with friends and family and encourage them to participate. Thank you for your ongoing support of Give Kids The World Village! Good luck and happy bidding!

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#D23Fanniversary: 7 Fun Facts About Disney’s Lady and the Tramp

Fun Facts Lady and the Tramp D23 Fanniversary Home Edition

7 Fun Facts About

Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp

Celebrate the D23 Fanniversary Home Edition: Lady and the Tramp with Us All Week! #D23Fanniversary

D23 will be bringing the Fanniversary event into the homes of D23 Members everywhere as it kicks off the D23 Fanniversary Home Edition celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Lady and the Tramp June 12-14.

To get ready for the big event, I will be sharing fun activities and party recipes all week!

I thought it would be a lot of fun to start the week off with some lesser known facts about Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp!

7 Fun Facts About

Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp

1. Walt Disney originally didn’t want to include the ‘Bella Note’ spaghetti-eating scene, now one of the most iconic moments in the whole Disney canon.

Fun Facts Lady and the Tramp D23 Fanniversary Home Edition Bella Note

2. Hiring Peggy Lee was the first instance of a superstar voice being used for an animated film.

Fun Facts Lady and the Tramp D23 Fanniversary Home Edition Peggy Lee

3. In early script versions, Tramp was first called Homer, then Rags, and Bozo.

Fun Facts Lady and the Tramp D23 Fanniversary Home Edition Tramp

4. A 1940 script introduced the twin Siamese cats. Eventually known as Si and Am, they were then named Nip and Tuck.

Fun Facts Lady and the Tramp D23 Fanniversary Home Edition Si Am

5. The film’s setting was partly inspired by Walt Disney’s boyhood hometown of Marceline, Missouri.

Fun Facts Lady and the Tramp D23 Fanniversary Home Edition Walt Disney Marceline

6. When Lady and the Tramp have a night on the town they put their paw prints in a heart with an arrow through it with the initials J.M. and E.B. Tramps paw prints appear under the J.M. while Lady’s appear under E.B.

Fun Facts Lady and the Tramp D23 Fanniversary Home Edition Paw Print

7. Lady and the Tramp is Walt Disney’s 15th animated feature.

Fun Facts Lady and the Tramp D23 Fanniversary Home Edition Movie Poster

The D23 Fanniversary: Home Edition website has some really great recipes, crafts, activities, and more to help you plan an amazing party. Make sure that you use the #D23Fanniversary when you post about getting ready for the big weekend, and check the D23 site starting June 12 for even more exclusive content.

Fun Facts Lady and the Tramp D23 Fanniversary Home Edition Website

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Disney Vacation Club Members: Burgers N’ Brews at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

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 Disney Vacation Club Members:

Burgers N’ Brews Event

at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will host Disney Vacation Club members for the perfect Father’s Day combination of delicious Burgers N’ Brews and expert talks on the history of hamburgers and brewing!

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Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Disney Vacation Club Members are invited to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort for Burgers N’ Brews–the perfect Father’s Day event where you can celebrate and treat Dad to a juicy burger hot off the grill and an ice-cold craft beer.
This special Father’s Day event includes a freshly grilled, hand-formed hamburger, french fries, lemonade, hand-crafted beer and a toppings bar that includes unique options as well as tried-and-true favorites!

Sommelier Matt Fetherston will be there to provide insight into the history of these delicious suds along with some basic craft brewing knowledge. Then Resort Chef Robert Laurie will get into the mouthwatering history of hamburgers and grilling, a great opportunity for the grill-master in your family.

Disney Vacation Club Members receive special pricing for this scrumptious Father’s Day event. Reservations are required, and you can book by calling Member Services at (800) 800-9800 or by visiting the Lobby Concierge at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

Event Details

Learn more about this special event for Father’s Day at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

Location: Lakeside Pavilion at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Member Price: $35.69 Adult (10+) | $14.52 Child (3-9)

Important Details:

  • Event takes place at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
  • Credit Card required at time of booking
  • Full payment is due at time of event booking
  • Menu Items, Pricing, and Hours are subject to change without notice
  • Price includes tax and gratuity
  • If applicable, this Experience does not accept ANY Magic Your Way dining entitlements
  • A 1-day, full-price cancellation policy applies (Full price of event forfeited in case of cancellation or no-show within 1 day)
  • Guests must be 21 with valid Photo ID to consume alcohol
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The Temperance Movement To Open For The Rolling Stones In Orlando

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Special Guest The Temperance Movement To Open For The Rolling Stones In Orlando


The Rolling Stones announced that The Temperance Movement will be the special guest artist opening their show in Orlando on Friday, June 12 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.  ZIP CODE, the band’s 15-city North American stadium tour, kicks off in San Diego on May 24, and will also be making stops in Columbus, Minneapolis, Arlington, Atlanta, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Detroit and Buffalo before wrapping in Quebec on July 15 at Le Festival D’Été de Québec.

For ticketing information please visit www.rollingstones.com.

Featuring front man Phil Campbell on vocals, Nick Fyffe on bass, guitarists Luke Potashnick and Paul Sayer, and drummer Damon WilsonThe Temperance Movement are a band united since their formation in 2011. The blues-drenched, soul-dripping UK five-piece have a multitude of live shows behind them, including previous dates with the Rolling Stones in 2014 in Berlin, Vienna, Zurich and Dusseldorf. “Our band formed on a shared agreement that nobody could ever touch the Rolling Stones. ‘Sticky Fingers’ alone contains some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performances of all time. To open up for them is an honour beyond all of our expectations and to watch them still killing it is just pure black magic,” said the band. For more information on The Temperance Movement, please visit www.TheTemperanceMovement.com.

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The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour will see Mick JaggerKeith RichardsCharlie Watts and Ronnie Wood head back out on the road after their critically-acclaimed 14 ON FIRE tour in Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2014. The iconic band will treat their generations of fans to special one-night-only shows, with a set packed full of classic Stones hits such as “Gimme Shelter”, “Paint It Black”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Tumbling Dice” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll”, as well as special gems from their extraordinary catalog.

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Photo: Brian Rasic

The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE will be the first time the rock legends have played North American stadiums since 2005-2007’s “A Bigger Bang Tour.

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