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Disney Announces Avatar Themed Land Coming to Animal Kingdom

Disney Announces Avatar Themed Land Coming to Animal Kingdom

| September 20, 2011 | 9 Replies

A surprise came from Burbank, CA when Disney Parks announced a partnership with Fox Entertainment and James Cameron to bring the world of Avatar to the Disney themeparks worldwide.  The first such venture will be an Avatar themed land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World with construction to commence in 2013.  Continue after [...]

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Luck’s Not A Lady On This Night – Halloween Horror Nights 21

Luck’s Not A Lady On This Night – Halloween Horror Nights 21

| September 20, 2011 | Reply

Last week, the DIS Unplugged received a special package from our friends at Universal Orlando Resort.  However, this present was more of a trick rather than a treat.  It would seem Lady Luck, the icon for Halloween Horror Nights 21, wants to give the DIS a “hand” in covering this year’s event, and invited us to ”try our [...]

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Imagineers Blend Elegance with Whimsy in Disney Ship Design

Imagineers Blend Elegance with Whimsy in Disney Ship Design

| September 19, 2011 | Reply

On the final day of Disney’s D23 Expo, Walt Disney Imagineers Joe Lanzisero and Bob Zalk presented “Imagineering the Dream and the Fantasy: Designing for Disney Cruise Line.”  Lanzisero was part of the team responsible for designing the Disney Magic and Wonder, and discussed Disney’s approach to family cruising.  Continue after the break to learn [...]

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Disney’s The Lion King in 3D Everyday

Disney’s The Lion King in 3D Everyday

| September 16, 2011 | Reply

On Friday, September 16, 2011 Walt Disney Studios re-released “The Lion King” to theaters in 3D for a special two week run prior to the Blu-Ray release on October 4th.  It’s been nearly 10 years since the film was in theaters, and I’m looking forward to my children seeing it for the first time on the big [...]

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Give Kids The World Gingerbread Run Coming November 5, 2011

Give Kids The World Gingerbread Run Coming November 5, 2011

| September 13, 2011 | 1 Reply

If you’re in the Orlando area at the beginning of November, you have a rare chance to tour Give Kids The World Village without being a volunteer or guest.  On November 5, GKTW will stage their first 5K Gingerbread Run to raise money to provide children with life-threatening illnesses a weeklong, cost-free vacation to Central Florida.  [...]

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Video: A Look Inside The Laniwai Spa At Disney’s Aulani Resort

Video: A Look Inside The Laniwai Spa At Disney’s Aulani Resort

| September 10, 2011 | Reply

Disney released a video showing more details on the Laniwai Spa located in Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii.  In the video, Spa Director Lucia Rodriguez Amasio takes viewers on a tour of the 23,000 sq ft spa facilities including the “Painted Sky” teen spa. This newest Disney Vacation Club property opened to the [...]

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The Power of 10 Helps Make Catherine’s Disney Wish Come True

The Power of 10 Helps Make Catherine’s Disney Wish Come True

| September 9, 2011 | 1 Reply

I recently received a message from one of our DIS Unplugged readers and listeners.  Chris Cash sent along a link to an article he wrote on InspirationalArchive.com about how his daughter, Catherine, was accepted for a Make-a-Wish trip to Walt Disney World.  He went on to explain that Catherine’s wish would not have happened were it [...]

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