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Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ Cast Honors Educators in a Unique Singalong


Broadway fans or musical theater fans are probably already familiar with the Disney Broadway shows Frozen, The Lion King, and Aladdin, which are all based on their respective animated Disney movies. Ever since the Broadway shows made their emotionally-moving returns to the stage after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the shows have continued to face COVID-19 obstacles like canceled performances due to positive ...

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Price Increases for Mears Connect Express Service, Replacement for Disney’s Magical Express

Just about one week into life without Disney’s Magical Express in operation, we are seeing the first price increase to one of the system’s major replacements. Disney’s Magical Express offered Walt Disney World Resort Guests complimentary transportation between the Orlando International Airport and their resorts since the service began in 2005. For the majority of the time Guest could use ...

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New Details Revealed for DISNEY ON BROADWAY Dining Packages at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts runs January 14-February 21, 2022, and this year’s festival is extra special as it marks the return of the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series! When Walt Disney World reopened following its closure early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, EPCOT’s annual festivals returned without some of their most notable events, including live performances by ...

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Disney Override: Pixar ‘Shocked’ “Turning Red” Sent to Disney+

Disney Sends Pixar to Disney Plus

Since the release of Toy Story 2, Pixar Animation Studios held fast to one rule: No straight-to-video feature-length films. One score later, fans still have not seen a new Pixar film go straight to DVD, but they aren’t hitting the theaters either, and its storytellers are letting people know that it is not their idea. Shortly after Disney announced that ...

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Darker Side of Disney: Cinderella’s Lily James Plays Pamela Anderson


Most Disney fans know English actress Lily James for her roles as the Disney princess Cinderella in the 2015 live-action adaptation of the Disney animated film, or perhaps for her role as Lady Rose on the popular period drama Downton Abbey (2012-2015), or for her role as young Donna (with the original Donna being played by Meryl Streep) in Mamma Mia: ...

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Disney Metaverse? Company Filed Patent for ‘Virtual-World Simulator”

Tron Legacy Opening

It appears, as 2021 drew to a close, the Walt Disney Company filed a patent for a “virtual-world simulator” that could signal Disney’s jump into the Metaverse in the near future. According to, patent # 11,210,843 is described as the following: “In one implementation, a virtual-world simulator includes a computing platform having a hardware processor and a memory storing ...

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Shakira Pays a Visit to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom


Although many Disney fans will know the Colombian singer Shakira for her success with her stage career as a performer (including her hit songs “Hips Don’t Lie”, “She Wolf”, and the FIFA song “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)”), some Disney fans might actually find that Shakira’s best music is her song from her role as the pop star Gazelle ...

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Snow White Actress Rachel Zegler Wins the Golden Globe

Snow White

If you’re a Disney fan or Marvel fan who has never heard of Rachel Zegler, you’ll definitely be hearing about the actress soon — because Rachel Zegler has been chosen to play Snow White in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and she just won a Golden Globe at this year’s Golden Globes for her ...

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Record-Breaking Dreamer: Runner Wins All 4 Disney World Races

On the weekend of January 9, the Walt Disney World Resort witnessed a woman’s record-breaking step towards an Olympic-sized dream. Brittany Charboneau came for Disney World’s annual marathon weekend to attempt what is known as “The Dopey Challenge.” She ran all four races offered by the mega-resort: a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, and full marathon. That is a combined distance of ...

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