Monday, September 1, 2014

Photos of 50 celebrities who visited Disney Parks in 2010

Grand openings, celebrations, special appearances and family vacations are just some of the reasons celebrities head to Disney Parks.

Here is a look at 50 celebrities who visited various Disney Parks around the world in 2010.

Don't forget to see who showed up at the parks from in the 1950s and 1960s, the 1980s and 1990s, 2000 to 2005 and 2006 to 2009.

Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees joins Mickey Mouse in a celebratory parade in the Magic Kingdom on Feb. 8, 2010.

Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige poses with Minnie Mouse at Epcot on Feb. 14, 2010. Blige spoke at Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey.

Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox walks the red carpet with Mickey Mouse at the official relaunch of the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World on Feb. 25, 2010.

Jennie Finch, softball Olympic gold medalist walks the red carpet with Minnie Mouse at the official relaunch of the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.

Maurice Jones-Drew, running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, walks the red carpet with Minnie Mouse at the official relaunch of the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Monica Abbott, softball Olympic silver medalist walks the red carpet with Minnie Mouse at the official relaunch of the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis walks the red carpet with Mickey Mouse at the official relaunch of the ESPN Wide World of Sport.

Former New York Yankee Bernie Williams walks the red carpet with Mickeat Walt Disney World Resort.

Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson poses with Minnie Mouse at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Feb.27.

Actress Eva La Rue, star of the CBS series "CSI: Miami"' poses with Minnie Mouse at the Magic Kingdom on March 1, 2010.

ABC's "The Bachelor" star Jake Pavelka (second from left) poses with his fiancee Vienna Girardi (left), professional dancer Chelsie Hightower (right), star of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and Mickey Mouse on March 13, 2010 at the Magic Kingdom.

Jay DeMarcus (left) of the country music trio Rascal Flatts, and his mother Caron Myers (right) pose with Pluto in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom while celebrating Caron's 60th birthday on April 9, 2010.

Emmy Award-winning actress, writer and producer Tina Fey, star of the feature film "Date Night" and executive producer, head writer and star of the NBC series "30 Rock," poses with Goofy on April 23, 2010 at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater restaurant at Hollywood Studios.

From left to right, Taylor York, Zac Farro, Josh Farro, Jeremy Davis and Hayley Williams (being held) of the band Paramore pose at the Magic Kingdom on April 24, 2010.

Grammy Award-winning singer Monica with sons Romelo (C) and Rocko (R) try to pull out the sword in the stone in Fantasyland.

Newly crowned "American Idol" Lee DeWyze takes a celebratory ride with Mickey Mouse through Hollywood Studios on May 31, 2010.

Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge meets Mickey Mouse in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle on Feb. 18, 2010 at Disneyland.

 Comedian George Lopez and daughter Mayan Lopez celebrate her 15th birthday by riding the Matterhorn Bobsleds with family on April 2, 2010 at Disneyland.


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Jon Stewart with Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse  at Hollhywood Studios  on 
Aug . 14, 2010.



Paul Reubens meets the cast of'Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland on April 2, 2010,

Entertainer Donny Osmond meets Pluto at Disneyland on April 4, 2010.


Spain's Rafael Nadal poses on June 7, 2010 at Disneyland Resort Paris with his trophy after winning over Sweden's Robin Soderling during the men's final match in the French Open tennis championship.

Vanessa Hudgens arrives at World Of Color water spectacular held at Disneyland's California Adventure on June 10, 2010.

Teri Hatcher arrives at  World Of Color night time water spectacular held at Disneyland's California Adventure on June 10, 2010.

 John Stamos arrives at World Of Color held at California Adventure on June 10, 2010.


Chelsea Staub arrives at World Of Color held at California Adventure on June 10, 2010.

Geena Davis arrives at World Of Colo at California Adventure on June 10, 2010.

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant (R), wife Vanessa Bryant (L) and daughters Natalia (2nd from R) and Gianna (3rd from R) celebrate the Lakers' NBA championship with Goofy at Disneyland on June 22, 2010.

Miss France Malika Menard attends the "Toy Story 3" Paris premiere at Disneyland Paris on June 26, 2010.

Disney, "Glee" star Chris Colfer meets his favorite Disney character, Pinocchio, at Disneyland on July 2, 2010.

Salma Hayek and daughter Valentina, 2, meet Disney Princesses (L-R) Tiana, Cinderella and Snow White at Disneyland.

CNN host Larry King, sons Chance (11) and Cannon (10) watch the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show parade at Disneyland on July 13, 2010.

Stephen Colbert poses with Goofy outside the Soarin Over California attraction at California Adventure park in on Aug. 28, 2010.

 "Glee" star Matthew Morrison (2nd from R) celebrates "Halloween Time" with Captain Hook from Peter Pan (L), Cruella de Vil and the Evil Queen from Snow White at Disneyland on Oct.  2, 2010.

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian celebrate "Halloween Time" at Disneyland on Oct. 8, 2010.


Molly Ringwald celebrates "Halloween Time" with Cruella de Vil at Disneyland on Oct. 22, 2010.


"Wizards of Waverly Place" star Selena Gomez meets Chip and Dale during the taping of the 2010 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on Nov. 7, 2010 at Disneyland.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is joined by "Dancing With the Stars" dancers Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower, Kym Johnson, and Louis Van Amstel in a performance of their song, "Christmas is Starting Now."


Actress Jennie Garth and "Twilight"star Peter Facinelli pose with their children, Lola (front left, age 8), Fiona, (middle, age 4) and Luca (far right, age 13) on Dec. 28, 2010.


Retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner poses with his wife Brenda Warner  and Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom on June 23, 2010.


Grammy Award-winning singer Gloria Estefan poses with "Toy Story 3" characters Jessie (center) and Woody (right) at the Magic Kingdom on June 26, 2010.

Television personality Vienna Girardi of "The Bachelor" poses at Typhoon Lagoon water park at Walt Disney World on July 24, 2010.

LPGA golfer Paula Creamer, winner of the 2010 United States Women's Open, golfs with Minnie Mouse at Disney's Magnolia Golf Course on Aug.  9, 2010.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka pose with Mickey Mouse at Paradise Pier at the California Adventure on Aug. 14, 2010.

Star Wars creator and legendary filmmaker George Lucas has a playful lightsaber duel Aug. 14, 2010 with Jedi Mickey Mouse at Hollywood Studios.

Miss California 2010 Arianna Afsar, age 18, of San Diego, Calif., meets Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom on Aug.  27, 2010.

Actress Catherine Bell (R) poses with her daughter Gemma and Minnie Mouse at the Magic Kingdom on Oct. 24, 2010.

Country music artist Brad Paisley (left) and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, pose with a Halloween-clad Minnie Mouse in front of the Haunted Mansion at the Magic Kingdom on Oct. 25, 2010.

Actor Joe Manganiello who portrays the reclusive werewolf on the HBO series "True Blood," poses with another beastly character, the Beast, from "Beauty and the Beast" at Hollywood Studios on Nov. 5, 2010.

Actor Daniel Dae Kim, star of "Lost" and "Hawaii Five-0,"  poses with Lilo from Disney's 'Lilo and Stitch' at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Dec.  28, 2010.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Adventures By Disney is offering a special 'Nashville' tour

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Adventures By Disney is planning on starting a tour which 
includes a tour of the Grand Ole Opry.
Adventures By Disney is adding a new destination to its itinerary based on the ABC TV hit show" Nashville."

The 4-day/3-night trip to Nashville includes stops at the Grand Ole Opry, the Bluebird Cafe and the original RCA/Studio B recording studio.

Here are the trip highlights:

  • A backstage experience, including a private dinner and live show at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Record a song at RCA/Studio B.
  • A private backstage tour at the Ryman Auditorium (original home of the Grand Ole Opry), including stepping onstage.
  • An exclusive dining opportunity at the  Bluebird Cafe, complete with a special musical performance and an inside look at the art of songwriting.
  • A hands-on biscuit-making activity and a BBQ sauce-making activity.
  • Make and a Hatch Show Print.
  • Enjoy a private after-hours evening with a ghost tour, dinner and entertainment at The Hermitage, former estate of PresidentAndrew Jackson.

Native Southern Californian wins Disneyland Half Marathon

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A native Southern Californian won the Disneyland Half Marathon staying in front of the field through the entire race.

Nick Arciniaga, 31, finished in 1:07:48. “My aunt works here. I came here pretty much a couple times a year growing up so Disneyland is a huge place for me," Arciniaga said in a press release.

Earlier this year he finished seventh in the Boston Marathon.

Jennifer Berry, 33, of Denver, Colo., took the women’s title finishing with a time of 1:23:33. “I came in this morning just to do the best I can and today was good enough," Berry said in a Disney release. "I had some awesome competition out there and I’m really happy.”

The 16,056 runners traveled through California Adventure, Disneyland, the streets of Anaheim and Angel Stadium.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Disney opening next Starbucks in Hollywood Studios in February 2015

Disney World will be opening its third Starbucks in a theme park in February 2015, this time at Hollywood Studios.

The new story will be located on Hollywood Boulevard and called The Trolley Car Cafe, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

There are two other Starbucks in parks, one at the Magic Kingdom and the second at Epcot. There is another one located at Downtown Disney.




Thursday, August 28, 2014

Off Kilter, Mo'Rockin' and other Epcot entertainers being replaced

Disney will be replacing most of its entertainment around the World Showcase at Epcot at the end of September, including our favorite -- Off Kilter at the Canada Pavilion.

Off Kilter
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Off Kilter performing at the Canada Pavilion
After 17 years on the stage, Off Kilter, a Celtic rock band, as well as Mo'Rockin' and the Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps. will hold their last performances on Sept. 27, according to the Disney Parks Blog. The World Showcase Players will be hold its last performance on Sept. 25.

Off Kilter has done a fantastic job of rocking up traditional Celtic tunes as well as tunes from Canadian artists, such as Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business."

Replacing the various entertainers will be a a lumberjack-inspired show in Canada, Berber music and dance troupe in Morocco, a corps of flag-waving performers in Italy, and Celtic folk music ensemble at the United Kingdom.

Disney says it will announce even more entertainment in the future as well as when the new entertainment will start.

Now, all of you British Revolution fans, not to worry, they will continue to perform even though a new music group is being added.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Photos of 59 celebs who visited Disneyland and Disney World from 2006 to 2009

The Disney Parks have always been magnets for celebrities, whether attending for work or bringing their family for a day out.

Over the years, thousands of celebrities and politicians have visited Disney Parks around the world.
Here is a look at 59 celebrities who visited Disney Parks from 2006-2009.


Here is a look at 40 celebrities visiting Disney Parks from 2000 to 2005.

Don't forget to see photos of celebs who visited Disney Parks in the 1950s and 1960s, and 1980s and 1990s.  and from 2000 to 2005.  (We're working on the 1970s.)


Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Mickey Mouse wave at fans during a parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on Feb.  6, 2006. The Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL.



Tony Gonzalez of the Kansas City Chiefs takes a ride with Donald Duck in a parade March 4, 2006 at the Disney-MGM Studios  The Pro Bowl tight end is among more than 70 sports celebrities and ESPN personalities at this weekend's 'ESPN The Weekend."

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, the 2006 Defensive Player of the Year, takes a ride with Cheerleader Minnie Mouse.

Former University of Texas running back Priest Holmes, now playing with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, gives the 'Hook 'Em Horns' hand signal to fans along the motorcade route March 4, 2006 at the Disney-MGM Studios.

Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan experiences Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom with Lindsey Mauro, age 10, from Osprey, Florida on March 4, 2006  Kwan is at the theme park for "ESPN the Weekend.

Susan Lucci waves with Minnie Mouse during the motorcade during Super Soap Weekend at Walt Disney World's MGM Studios on Nov. 11, 2006.

 Julie Berman waves to fans during a motorcade during the Super Soap Weekend at Walt Disney World's MGM Studios on  Nov. 11, 2006.

 Scott Clifton waves to fans during a motorcade during the Super Soap Weekend at Walt Disney World's MGM Studios on Nov. 11, 2006.

ndianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy (R) and running back Dominic Rhodes pose for a picture with Disney characters Feb. 7, 2007 before a parade at Walt Disney World.

Celine Dion and son Rene-Charles, 6, outside Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.

Andie MacDowell during Disneyland Paris's 15th Anniversary Celebrations on March 31, 2007

Laeticia Hallyday and Jade during Disneyland Paris's 15th Anniversary Celebrations in 2007.

High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale poses with Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse before the Disney Channel Games in April 2007.

Nick (Nicholas) Jonas (L), Joe (Joseph) (C) Jonas and Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers pose with Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse before the Disney Channel Games in 2007.

 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody stars Dylan Sprouse (R) and Cole Sprouse (L) for the Disney Channel pose with Disney characters Mickey and Minnie before the Disney.Channel Games in 2007.

Grammy Award-winning artist Christina Aguilera poses with Mickey Mouse at the Disney-MGM Studios on May 3, 2007.

Actress Uma Thurman poses with Minnie Mouse during a visit to Magic Kingdom on June 7, 2007 in Orlando.

Actress Leah Remini and family attend the sneak preview of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland on June 10, 2007.

Actor Craig Ferguson attends the sneak preview of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland on June 10, 2007.

Director John Lasseter attends the sneak preview of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland on June 10, 2007.

Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete and family attend the sneak preview of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland on June 10, 2007.

Actress Dayanara Torres attends the sneak preview of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland on June 10, 2007.

Actor Sean Austin and family attend the sneak preview of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland on June 10, 2007.

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and friends attend the sneak preview of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at  Disneyland on June 10, 2007.

Actress Mariska Hargitay attends the sneak preview of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland on June 10, 2007.

Actresses Courteney Cox (L) and Lisa Kudrow (R) attends the sneak preview of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland on June 10, 2007.

Actress Melissa Joan Hart and son Mason Wilkerson attends the sneak preview of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland on June 10, 2007.

Eva Longoria, Verlobter Tony Parker (Basketball-Star), Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Disneyland Resort in Paris.

Actor Zac Efron (center) with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse arrive at the premiere of 'High School Musical 2' at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort on August 14, 2007.

Actress Vanessa Williams (center) and family arrive at the premiere of "High School Musical 2" at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort on August 14, 2007.

Miley Cyrus arrives to the world premiere of Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" held at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort on August 14, 2007.

Actress Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the premiere of 'High School Musical 2' at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort on August 14, 2007.

NASA space shuttle mission STS-118 Endeavour astronaut Barbara Morgan laughs during a plaque dedication ceremony in her honor at Epcot Center Sept. 10, 2007.

Actor John Stamos poses with Nurse Minnie Mouse in the Magic Kingdom Oct. 9, 2007.

Miley Cyrus and Minnie Mouse arrive at Miley Cyrus` 'Sweet 16' Celebration' at Disneyland on Oct. 5, 2008.

Steve Carell arrives at the Miley Cyrus's 'Sweet 16' Celebration at Disneyland on Oct. 5, 2008.

Actor Ross McCall, fiance actress Jennifer Love Hewitt  and  Minnie Mouse arrive at Miley Cyrus` 'Sweet 16' Celebration' at Disneyland.

Cindy Crawford and Children arrives at the Miley Cyrus's 'Sweet 16' Celebration at Disneyland.

Actress/Singer Demi Lovato appears on the red carpet for the 2008 Disney Channel Games at Epcot  on May 2, 2008.

Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps waves at fans during a parade at Walt Disney World on Aug. 29, 2008.

Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes of the Pittsburgh Steelers waves to fans during the Super Bowl Victory Parade down Main Street at he Magic Kingdom on Jan. 31, 2009.


Carrie Underwood, winner of American Idol season 4, arrives for the grand opening of the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Feb. 11, 2009.

David Cook, winner of American Idol Season 7, arrives for the grand opening of the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Feb. 11, 2009.

Jordin Sparks, winner of American Idol season 6, arrives for the grand opening of the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Feb. 11, 2009.

American Idol judge Paula Abdul arrives for the grand opening of the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios on  Feb. 11, 2009.

Taylor Hicks, season 5 winner, walks on the red carpet for the grand opening of the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Feb. 11, 2009.

Host Ryan Seacrest talks with former winners Carrie Underwood and David Cook before posing for a photo after the grand opening show of the American Idol Experience.

Fantasia Barrino season 3 winner, walks on the red carpet for the grand opening of the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Katy Perry poses with Minnie Mouse on April 25, 2009 at Hollywood Studios.

Actress Hayden Panettiere poses with Minnie Mouse on April 25, 2009.

Singer/actor Mitchel Musso ('Hannah Montana,' 'Phineas & Ferb') poses with Goofy at Hollywood Studios on Sept. 18, 2009.


The R&B group 'Boys II Men' (L-R) Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and Nathan Morris, poses with Disney's Princess Tiana character on Oct.  26, 2009 at the Magic Kingdom.

Actor Nick Cannon takes a break from taping a segment for the "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade'" at Magic Kingdom.

Whoopi Goldberg poses with Minnie Mouse at Epcot on Dec. 19, 2009.

Phil Collins visits Disneyland Resort in Paris on March 28, 2009.

Hugh Jackman poses with Mickey Mouse outside Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.

"Dancing with the Stars" duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy celebrate their engagement at Disneyland on May 8, 2009.

Holly Hunter, the voice of Elastigirl in the hit Disney-Pixar film "The Incredibles," meets her alter ego along with Mr. Incredible and Frozone during the "Pixar Play Parade" at Disney's California Adventure on Oct.  27, 2009.

Shannen Doherty attends the Disneyland Magic Christmas Season Launch at Disneyland Resort Paris on Nov. 7, 2009.