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July 29, 2007

High School Musical 2 @ the Disneyland Resort

The biggest splash of the summer, the world premiere of Disney Channel's highly-anticipated High School Musical 2, will be hosted in Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort. Additionally, a brand new "Pep Rally" show inspired by the sequal will open at Disney's California Adventure.

On Tuesday, August 14 stars of the movie and other celebrity guests will walk the carpet in Downtown Disney prior to the 6:00pm screening. Following the Downtown Disney festivities, they will attend an invitation only poolside party at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The movie will be premired at the AMC theater in the Downtown Disney section of the resort.

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During live daily performances of the High School Musical Pep Rally, an interactive sing-along street show, guests have been catching Wildcat fever as they learn lively cheers and cool dance moves from the hit movie's popular songs. And inspired by the sequel, a brand new High School Musical 2: School’s Out! show will spring to life at Disney's California Adventure beginning Saturday, August 18.

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July 28, 2007

New Look for UK and European Disney Stores

Disney Store is undergoing an extensive refurbishment programme for its 100+ UK and European stores. The 56-strong UK chain is also unveiling a new store concept at Lakeside; as well as, planning for expanding upon its 104 store contiental chain into new European territories.

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Euro Disney Third-Quarter Revenues Rise 12%

Theme park operator Euro Disney SCA said on Thursday its third-quarter revenues rose 12 percent to 322 million euros ($444.7 million), citing stronger hotel revenues as well as a rise in the number of visitors. Theme park revenues gained 8 percent to 173.7 million euros, boosted by a 9 percent rise in attendance to Disneyland Paris. Hotels and Disney Village revenues rose 21 percent to 132.7 million euros, lifted by a 17 percent increase in average spending per room as well as a 4.7 percentage point increase in hotel occupancy.

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July 27, 2007

Hong Kong Disneyland Plans New Hotel

Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Bill Ernest says that based on the satisfactory room occupancy of its existing two hotels, Hong Kong Disneyland plans to build a third hotel to meet growing demand. The new hotel is reported to be located between Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Hollywood Hotel.

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July 26, 2007

Walt Disney World PGA Tour Stop Renamed

For the first time its 25-year history, the Children's Miracle Network name will be prominently associated with a professional sports event when the 2007 Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart takes place November 1-4 at Walt Disney World Resort. A six-year agreement between Children's Miracle Network, Walt Disney World Resort and the PGA TOUR will put the Children's Miracle Network name on the tournament through 2012.

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Walt Disney Pictures Self-Bans Smoking Scenes

Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday became the first major Hollywood studio to ban depictions of smoking, saying tobacco use would be off-limits in its family-oriented, Disney-branded films and "discouraged" in films distributed by its Touchstone and Miramax labels.

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July 24, 2007

Disney Introduces Dual-Screen Mobile DVD

Disney has introduced its own line of Disney-Branded Dual-Screen Mobile DVD system that enables all the kids to watch more easily. It comes with two separate DVD screens with 7-inch liquid crystal display screens. The white players come with a carrying handle and a Bungee cord that wraps around seat head rests.

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July 23, 2007

National Treasures Exhibit Comes to Epcot

One of the most amazing collections of real-life Americana ever assembled-National Treasures-comes September 26. You'll find it inside the landmark American Adventure pavilion at the center of World Showcase, a place where you can become completely immersed in the astonishing authenticity and culture of eleven great nations. The National Treasures collection, located in the American Heritage Gallery, will also be continually changed so you never know when you'll see something new.

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July 21, 2007

Hollywood Records To Reveal CDVU+

Disney's Hollywood Records has announced that the "Jonas Brothers" albumn( due out August 7th) will be the music industry's first release via the brand-new CDVU+ (pronounced "CD view plus") technology. CDVU+ replaces the traditional CD booklet/jewel case with eco-friendly packaging (100% recyclable, 35% post- consumer) while still offering an unprecedented amount of content.

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July 20, 2007

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2007

Tickets went on sale in May for the popular Magic Kingdom event, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. One of the old standbys is going to be different this year, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade apparently is being replaced with Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade. Other mainstays, such as the "Holiday Wishes" fireworks, "Celebrate the Season" castle stage show, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" stage show in Tomorrowland, characters dressed in their Christmas finery, snow on Main Street, and cookies and cocoa apparently will remain part of the party.

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July 18, 2007

Disney-MGM Studios to Add Daily Jedi Show

One of the most popular features of Disney-MGM Studios' Star Wars Weekends will become a permanent show this fall when Walt Disney World completes construction of a new stage for the Star Wars Jedi Training Academy. Disney spokewsoman Zoraya Suarez said the academy should have as many as eight shows a day, each with a dozen or more children, starting this fall.

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July 17, 2007

Disney Game Kingdom Online Opens Its Doors

For every kid who's ever dreamed of having a special place of his or her own, with amazing pets, games to explore, and rooms to decorate in any way imaginable, a new kingdom online has opened its doors. A premium online experience, Disney Game Kingdom Online lets subscribers play games – from fast-paced arcade adventures to learning activities – but that's just the beginning. At Disney Game Kingdom Online, a kid's online "room" is truly his or her kingdom.

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Disney Becomes Largest LA Based Company

Entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. has become the largest publicly traded companies in the Los Angeles area, the first time since a local business weekly began ranking companies based in the area by market capitalization in 2002. Walt Disney Co. and it 68 billion-dollar market cap knocked Amgen Inc. off its perch at the top, where it had sat since 2002, where the journal first ranked local companies by the value of their outstanding stock.

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Walt Disney Co. Rated 'A-', on Positive Watch

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned an 'A-' rating to The Walt Disney Co's 350 mln usd issue of 6 pct global notes due 2017 and the company's 750 mln usd floating-rate global notes due 2010, and placed the ratings on positive watch.

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July 15, 2007

Playhouse Disney In-Concert 2007 Line-Up

From August 6 through October 28, 2007 Walt Disney World Resort will host "Magical Beginnings". During these dates, families can dance and sing with Playhouse Disney in Concert. Youngsters can bebop with Disney Channel favorites; The Doodlebops, Johnny and the Sprites, Imagination Movers, Ralph's World, Choo Choo Soul, and Dan Zanes and Friends. All entertainment is scheduled to appear at the temporary venue adjacent to the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Courtyard. Times: 10:00, 11:15 am and 12:15 & 1:45 pm.

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July 14, 2007

Disney Interactive Accquires Junction Point

Disney Interactive Studioshas announced that it has acquired Austin, Texas-based Junction Point Studios, a video game development studio led by industry luminary Warren Spector. Junction Point Studios will create new video game franchises and will also bring some of Disney’s most beloved franchises to next generation gaming platforms. A lifelong Disney fan, Spector recognizes the opportunity to overlay Disney content and resources on top of exceptional game design to create unique experiences for players.

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July 12, 2007

All Disney World Hotels to Go "Green" in 2008

In Florida, The Walt Disney Co. has taken the lead in greening its hotels. Florida certified Green Hotels typically have low-flow fixtures, energy-efficient appliances, provide guests with recycling containers in each room and automatically shuts off air conditioning units with sensors that detect when the room is unoccupied. Disney expects to certify all 18 of its Florida hotels by Earth Day 2008.

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July 11, 2007

Disney & Microsoft in Xbox Film Download Deal

Beginning July 10 2007, consumers of all ages have access to a growing catalog of new and classic movies from The Walt Disney Studios including titles from Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures and Miramax Films, on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, the leading high-definition-video download service. "We're always looking for more ways to let people experience our films," said Dan Cohen, executive vice president of pay television and interactive media for Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

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July 10, 2007

Toontown To Drop Subscription, Pick-Up Ad's

Toontown, a "massively multiplayer online game" which the company launched back in 2003, has traditionally required users to pay a subscription fee of $9.95 a month following a free trial period. But as of late May, a new beta version of the site was made available online that allows users to play the game for free for as long as they'd like. According to Disney officials, the company is now in the process of talking to advertisers, and by this fall a new, entirely ad-supported version of the site will be launched.

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July 09, 2007

Climax Racing Relaunched as Black Rock Studio

Disney Interactive Studios has finally relaunched Climax, the UK-based racing studio it acquired last year, as Black Rock Studio. The relaunch for the studio is another step in severing the ties from its former owner – one of its teams recently finished work on MotoGP 07, fulfilling Climax's prior contract for THQ – and helps the outfit stand and be counted as part of the Disney empire. Black Rock is Disney's only European studio so far, taking its place alongside Vancouver-based Propaganda Games and Avalanche Software and Fall Line Studios, both based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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July 08, 2007

High School Musical U.K. Tour to Launch 2008

Disney is taking the stage version of its hit TV movie "High School Musical" to the U.K. for a national tour beginning Jan. 23, 2008. The Disney Theatrical Productions stage version features a book by David Simpatico adapted from Peter Barsocchini's original screenplay. Jeff Calhoun (Grease and Big River, both on Broadway) will direct the show, which features a live orchestra and 34 performers.

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July 05, 2007

Epcot Hand & Wand Removal to Start July 9

Epcot Vice President Jim MacPhee announced that the time has come to remove the Mickey Mouse Hand and Wand structure, which has served both as a colorful, lighted Epcot sign since 2000, and as a lightning rod for criticism from Epcot purists who contended the image was out of character for Epcot's architecture. The removal is scheduled to start July 9, 2007. The arm and wand went up for Walt Disney World's 2000 millennium celebration.

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Animal Kingdom Lodge to Close Sections

In an effort to accelerate the construction timeline of the Animal Kingdom Villas, portions of the Animal Kingdom Lodge resort will be temporarily closing. Construction is occurring at the resort to complete the conversion of the fifth and sixth floors to Vacation Homes. As a result of the accelerated timeline, Disney is working with Guests who have existing Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge reservations to assist them in selecting alternate accommodations for their upcoming visit. This does not affect all Guests staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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July 03, 2007

American Adventure Updates Salute to U.S.

Epcot's American Adventure has entered the 21st century, adding Michelle Kwan, Tiger Woods and the firefighters who raised the flag at the World Trade Center's ground zero to Walt Disney World's show of American history and inspiration. The update, which adds images from America's most recent 14 years of history, was completed and debuted a couple of weeks ago. This is the second time that American Adventure has been updated since the show, in the World Showcase American Adventure Pavilion, premiered when Epcot opened in 1982.

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July 02, 2007

Animator, Art Stevens, Passes Away at Age 92

Longtime Disney animator Art Stevens, who began his studio career working on "Fantasia" and went on to co-direct "The Fox and the Hound" and "The Rescuers," has died. He was 92. Stevens died at his home in Studio City after a heart attack, Disney spokesman Howard Green said. Among Stevens credits as an animator were "101 Dalmatians," "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day," "Robin Hood," "Mary Poppins" and "Bedknobs and Broomsticks."

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