• 26Apr

    A visit to the Disneyland Resort is a time to reconnect with family and friends – especially when you are a Olympic Gold Medal-winning swimmer! After competing in Mesa, Ariz., just days before, seven-time medalist Dana Vollmer took some quality time with her husband and toddler here at the Happiest Place on Earth – all while pregnant with her second child! In the video below, Dana talks about getting a workout while visiting the Disneyland Resort as well as the importance of balancing family time with a demanding athletic schedule.

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  • 19May

    On the horizon later this month at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai’i, is the introduction of the new Ocean Blue collection, available at Kalepa’s Store . Its sea-life essence depicted in watercolor and tonal patterns can be found across a variety of products including ladies apparel, accessories, drinkware, home décor items and more – here’s your first look at some of the items in the collection. New merchandise is also flowing into Lava Shack ! The perfect poolside location to pick up snacks, beverages and sundries will now offer the latest swimwear, Havaianas flip flops, Leather Treaty engravable bracelets (pictured atop this post) and more.

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  • 04Jul

    Happy Fourth of July! We know that holidays are when many families reconnect and spend time together, which is why we work to make them special for those celebrating onboard with us. Today, it’s not just our ships adorned with red, white and blue… Up on deck, we’re throwing a special party, complete with streamers, American flags and patriotic music, plus a special performance by Mickey and the gang! Kids can get their faces painted, join in on arts and crafts and help decorate the youth clubs in red, white and blue. We’re even serving patriotic food and beverages, including blueberry muffins with red, white and blue icing for breakfast, an American themed buffet for lunch and additional All-American selections for dinner. Our drinks of the day are “The American” and “BlueBerry Lemon Ice Tea.” If you weren’t able to join us onboard today, make yourself one of these refreshing drinks and say “cheers” with your family to your next Disney cruise ! The American 1 ½ oz White Tequila ½ oz St Germain Elderflower Dash of Watermelon Syrup ¼ oz Agave Nectar ½ oz fresh lime juice Garnish- watermelon skewers BlueBerry Lemon Ice Tea Exotic Berry Ice Tea Fresh Berries (muddled) Top with Sprite Garnish: Berries Celebrating July 4th With Disney Cruise Line by Jonathan Frontado: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog

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  • 26Apr

    The Disney Magic cruise ship will return to the Port of Barcelona, launching a second and extended season of special Mediterranean and Northern European itineraries, the latest example of Disney’s global expansion in the family cruising market. Starting Saturday, April 24, the ship will sail eight, 10- and 11-night cruises to Spain, Italy and France, providing families with a unique way to see world famous cities throughout Europe. “We are thrilled to return to Barcelona, and once again call this magnificent city our summer homeport,” said Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line .  “This region of the world holds great appeal for our guests, as we learned during our first voyages here.  That initial success encouraged us to return and offer enhanced itineraries that give our guests the opportunity to combine an authentic European experience with a fun, family-friendly cruise that only Disney can deliver.” Disney Cruise Line first visited Barcelona during 2007, sailing Mediterranean cruises throughout the summer.  The feedback from guests proved very popular, prompting the company to once again explore this region of the world

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  • 15Apr

    The Walt Disney Company announced today it will contribute Rmb 1 million to the China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF) to help rebuild schools devastated by a powerful earthquake in the western Chinese province of Qinghai. “On behalf of The Walt Disney Company, I extend our deepest condolences to the people of China and hope our contribution can help the children and families affected by this terrible earthquake,” said Robert A. Iger, president and CEO, who announced the donation while visiting Shanghai. Disney worked with the non-governmental CYDF after the devastating 2008 earthquake in Sichuan and Gansu provinces to build both temporary schools and to help in the long-term reconstruction of damaged facilities. The temporary schools have served as an important refuge for children and youth, providing them a nurturing environment where they could regain a sense of normality and continue their education. “We believe CYDF is well positioned to provide immediate and effective aid to the communities in Qinghai during their time of need,” said Stanley Cheung, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company, Greater China. About The Walt Disney Company in China The Walt Disney Company /quotes/comstock/13*!dis/quotes/nls/dis ( DIS 36.20 , +0.36, +1.00%) , together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a diversified international family entertainment enterprise with five business segments with over 137 000 employees. Our first animation screened in China in the 1930s and today our long association continues with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou with over 600 employees. Disney is a Dow 30 Company, had annual revenues of over US$36 billion in its most recent fiscal year, and a market capitalization of US$70.21 billion as of 15 April 2010. Is Google and Disney Heading to China? … “Hannah Montana” Creators Sue Disney for Profits … Zappos.com Sues the Walt Disney Co … Disney Channel Russia Near Launch …

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  • 13Apr

    Five Hour Marathon Features Mother-Themed Episodes From “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and “One Tree Hill” SOAPnet celebrates Mother’s Day with a marathon featuring the some of the most beloved (and not so beloved) mothers of “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and “One Tree Hill.” On “Beverly Hills, 90210,” revisit Brenda’s bond with Cindy, Kelly’s fights with Jackie, Dylan’s binges because of Iris, and Donna’s betrayal by philandering Felice. On “One Tree Hill,” catch up on Brooke’s fight to adopt Sam, Peyton’s pregnancy scare, Victoria’s attempt to bond with Brooke and Karen’s unconditional love for Lucas. The five hour stunt airs Sunday, May 9 th from 8AM-1PM (EST/PST). Episodes: • 8AM – Beverly Hills 90210 Episode #1991-006 – “Perfect Mom” – As the Mother/Daughter fashion show at school nears, Brenda is jealous of Kelly’s glamorous mother until she sees another side of her and learns to appreciate her own mother more. Meanwhile, after Jackie humiliates herself at the show, Kelly angrily confronts her and the two reach a new understanding. • 9AM – Beverly Hills 90210 Episode #1992-031 – “Necessity is a Mother” – Dylan reacts badly to having his mother back in town and living with him until a dramatic incident helps them to shed some light on their relationship • 10AM – Beverly Hills 90210 Episode #1992-047 – “Things To Do on a Rainy Day” – Donna is upset after accidentally catching her mother having an affair. However, both her mother and Cindy assure Donna that it could never change how much her mother loves her. • 11AM – One Tree Hill Episode #2008-128 – “Show Me How To Live” – Even though Sam’s feeling closer to her birth mother, Brooke moves forward with plans to adopt her. Peyton’s friends throw her a baby shower. • 12PM – One Tree Hill Episode #2008–130 – “Remember Me as a Time of Day” – Amid complications, Peyton gives birth. Lucas thanks Karen for being such a good mom. After Brooke and her mother reconcile, Victoria gives Brooke the company back – only for Brooke to ask her to stay on. SOAPnet owns the world of character-driven soapy drama, from daytime and primetime dramas to reality shows and movies. The network features same-day episodes of popular daytime dramas including “All My Children,” “Days of our Lives,” “One Life to Live,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless”; favorite primetime series “The Gilmore Girls,” “The O.C.,” “One Tree Hill” and “Beverly Hills 90210”; and original programs including “Being Erica.” Wrapped in a 24-hour environment, SOAPnet is the one destination for stories focused on real emotions and revealing truths about intriguing yet flawed characters. Disney’s ABC Family Announces Summer 2010 Programming … ABC Music Lounge Goes Live with Over Eight Hours of Streaming Music from Lilith Tour Artists … ABC announced the following finale dates for the 2009-2010 Season … Apple iPad gets new Disney Applications & Content … Share the Magic:

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