Monday, March 2, 2015

Photos from world premiere of 'Cinderella'

Disney held the world premiere of "Cinderella" at the El Capitan Theatre on March 1 in Hollywood California.

The movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz, takes elements from the 1950 Disney animated movie Scheduled for release March 13, the movie stars Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine (The Wicked Stepmother) with Lily James in the title role as Ella ("Cinderella") and Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother.

Here are photos from the world premiere.

Disney's ‘Frozen’ is retold by Emoji

If pictures say a thousand words then emojis express a thousand and one. People have taken to emojis to explain many concepts (like evolution) and created customized emojis for every demographic. So it comes as no surprise that Disney launched an emoji version of their tale of two sisters: Frozen. The short video is a condensed…

Sunday, March 1, 2015

13 new pins being released in Disneyland and Disney World this March 2015

Disney is releasing 13 new pins this month at Disneyland and Disney World.

The first release on March 5 includes Mickey Mouse and Pluto on a Best Friends pin and a Maleficent pin. On March 12, the Cinderella movie release pin comes out. 

In addition, there is an Olaf spring break pin in Disney World and and Easter pin in Disneyland. There is also a special Disneyland 60th Walt Disney Countdown pin being released on March 19. 

Here's a look at all the pins being released.

A quick look at the new stores opening at Disney Springs in Disney World

The transformation of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs is going fast and furious now as stores are opening.

Disney Springs are is doubling the number of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.

Here's a quick look at some of the new stores opening up:

The Art of Shaving: A boutique retail offering that sells high-end shaving supplies and related grooming products for men. Expert shaving advice is available from experts and there is also a luxurious grooming experience at the Barber Spa.

Apex by Sunglass Hut: This is a sunglass store that was built with the athlete in mind. This retail location showcases the industry’s best selection of sport performance and lifestyle eyewear.

Chapel Hats: The shop specializes in an assortment of hats for people of all ages. The location is themed with old pieces of shops, factories, schools and pubs from the 1920s.

Havaianas: This Brazilian-based shoe store offers flip flops with the highest quality rubber for men, women and children.

Sanuk: This footwear shore has more than 175 designs in this 1,000-square-foot shop.

Sound Lion: This shop offers the latest technology in headphones, docking stations, wireless music players and other products.

Erin Mckenna Bakery NYC: This bakery offers an all-vegan and gluten-free menu of donuts, cupcakes, cookies and bagels with vegan butter.

The Egg-stravaganza egg hunt returns to Disneyland and Disney World this Spring

For the third year in a row Disneyland and Disney World will hold its special egg hunt, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

From March 27 to April 5, 2015 the Egg-stravaganza lets guests search for the over-sized themed eggs that portray Disney characters. Maps and stickers are available for $4.95

This event was first introduced in 2013 during the Limited Time Magic campaign.

Here is where the maps are available:
California Adventure:  Disney Jr. Kiosk, Elias & Co., Oswald’s, Radiator Springs Curios and Treasures in Paradise. 

Disneyland: Disneyana, Disney Showcase, Fairy Tale Treasures, Little Green Men Store Command, Pieces of Eight, Pioneer Mercantile and Stromboli’s. 

Epcot: Heritage Manor Gifts (American Adventure Pavilion), Pin Central, Plaza Towers (Port of Entry) and World Traveler (International Gateway). 

Disney World releases calendar of nature celebrations in 2015

Disney World has put together its lineup of nature celebrations for the year.
Elephant and Rhino Day will be celebrated Sept. 24.

From honoring the planet to the world's oceans, to birds and animals, Disney World has set aside nine dates for various events, according to the Disney Parks Blog.  Here are they are:

April 22, 2015 - Earth Day/Party for the Planet:  The annual Earth Day celebration returns to Animal Kingdom and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot. At these locations you will learn how you can help animals by creating wildlife-friendly spaces in your backyard. Explore ways to protect and care for marine life through engaging activities.

May 9, 2015 - International Migratory Bird Day:  At Animal Kingdom you can become an honorary bird and learn about the 350 species of wild birds at the park.

May 21, 2015 - World Turtle Day: Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Animal Kingdom, and The Seas with Nemo & Friends will have hands-on activities about turtles.

August 1, 2015 - Tour de Turtles:  Two turtles who have made their nests at Vero Beach Resort will be equipped with satellite transmitters which allow sea turtle fans to follow the marathon migration of these turtles from their nesting beaches to their foraging grounds.

June 3, 2015 - World Oceans Day

June 11, 2015 - Pollinator Day

July 30, 2015 - Big Cat Day

August 20, 2015 - Primate Day

September 24, 2015 - Elephant and Rhino Day