‘Club Villain’ Hard Ticketed Event Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in January 2016


Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be offering a new hard ticketed event next year – ‘Club Villain.’

Starting on January 16, 2016, the event will take place in the new Sunset Showcase, with tickets priced at $99 per person including tax and gratuity. Entry to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is not included with the ticket. Club Villain will be open on most Saturdays.

Below is the full description:

Dancin’ and Chillin’ with Disney Villains
Sunset Showcase loudly presents Club Villain, a frightfully fun dance-and-dine event—debuting January 16, 2016!  

This spellbinding evening features decadent New Orleans delicacies like tender beef striploin rubbed with herbes de Provence, Voodoo sticky “pig wings” with citrus gremolata and spicy shrimp sautéed with Andouille sausage, tomato, okra and onions over creamy polenta.

Trick or treat yourself to fiendish cocktail concoctions—specialty alcoholic drinks plus beer and wine—hilarious stage-show numbers and up-close encounters with Disney’s most dastardly doomsday divas. Mix and mingle with mysterious Maleficent, hilarious Queen of Hearts, the delirious Evil Queen and the always fur-fetched Cruella De Vil—and wicked jams from our house DJ!

Tickets to Club Villain can be purchased for $99 per person, tax and gratuity included. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 90 days in advance, either by booking online or by calling (407) 939-3463.

Zootopia Voice Cast Announced!


We have to wait just a couple more months for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ next big adventure, Zootopia—but today’s exciting news is sure to tide us over! Joining previously announced voice cast members Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), and Grammy® winner Shakira are a slew of most excellent additions including Oscar® winners Octavia Spencer (The Help) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash); Luther star Idris Elba; comedy legend Tommy Chong; Alan Tudyk (Firefly), providing a voice for his fourth Disney animated film; Marcel the Shell creator Jenny Slate; and character-actors-extraordinaire Bonnie Hunt (Cars) and Don Lake (Best in Show).

Directed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph), Zootopia takes place in a modern mammal metropolis—where animals from every environment live together. It’s a place where, no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie cop Judy Hopps (voice of Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voice of Bateman) to solve the mystery. Look for Zootopia in theaters this March!

Disney Casting Call for Dancers for ‘Rivers of Light’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Hints at Earth Day Debut


Disney Creative Entertainment has put out a casting call to recruit dancers for the upcoming Rivers of Light nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The new show is set to open in Spring 2016, with speculation hinting Earth day in April as the target opening for the new show, and soft openings as early as March 2016. Disney has not yet given specific dates.

Here is the actual casting call –

Disney Creative Entertainment is seeking CONTEMPORARY and BOLLYWOOD-STYLE dancers for featured roles in a new offering at the Walt Disney World® Resort, near Orlando, FL. These silent narrators orchestrate all the action to convey the spirit of an ancient and timeless celebration. Choreographed by Ulka Simone Mohanty.

“Rivers of Light,” the new immersive nighttime experience coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in spring 2016, will combine live performances with beautiful floating lanterns, water screens and grand theatrical imagery, in a celebration of animals and nature. The event begins with the arrival of a pair of Shamans, two complimentary forces who come to the river bearing gifts of light. Along with their Acolytes, or assistants, the Shamans set out from the shore on elaborate lantern vessels, engaging in a dramatic dance of water and light to summon the animal spirits.

1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Will Offer Brunch During Holiday Season

1900 Park Fare

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort will be offering an another dining opportunity at it’s 1900 Park Fare Restaurant during the busy holiday season.

‘A Grand Brunch at 1900 Park Fare’ will operate 12:45 PM to 3 PM from November 22 – 28th, and then December 20th to January 2nd.

Menu items will include Carved Herb-roasted New York Strip Loin, Made-to-Order Omelets and Eggs, Carved Floribbean Jerk Turkey Breast, Breakfast Burrito Bar, Vanilla French Toast, Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Mickey Waffles, Bread Pudding.

Pricing is $23.99 for adults and $12.99 ages 3 – 9, with reservations available online now. There will be no characters, unlike at breakfast and dinner.

Lauren Conrad Releasing Another Disney-Themed Collection and This Time, It’s All About Bambi!


Get ready to really fawn over Lauren Conrad’s latest collection.

After dabbling in Minnie Mouse territory and whipping up a few enchanting Cinderella-inspired designs, LC’s chosen Bambi as her next Disney design muse. And while we’ve always gushed about her past collections (they’re really cute, okay?!), this latest installment in her Kohl’s line may just be the most adorable yet.

Drawing inspiration from the classic animated film, the clothes feature dainty foliage patterns and darling deer-prints. But Bambi’s not the only forest creature from the 1942 flick getting a little love, because how could you not include Thumper the rabbit or Flower the skunk? They’re both well represented in the collection though, with their own printed long-sleeved tees.

From leggings to crepe blouses and little frocks, the entire LC collection’s got something for every Bambi lover. Plus, it’s got a wallet-friendly appeal for everybody, with prices ranging from $24 to $64.

She’s basically cornered the market on adorable Disney-inspired lines (this is her third one, after all). And considering the overwhelming success she’s had with them thus far, we don’t anticipate that her designer prowess (or her love for Disney) to dissipate any time soon.

Ready to shop the latest LC goods? Well, you’re in luck—as of today, the entire Disney’s Bambi, a Collection by LC Lauren Conrad collection is available at Kohl’s both online and in-stores.

From E!Online/Style Fashion

New Orange Bird Home Décor and More Landing This Fall at Disney Parks

The Orange Bird returned to Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park in 2012, and can now be found in the Sunshine Tree Terrace location. Last year, Disney introduced several Orange Bird-themed products at Disney Parks. Disney is happy to report additional items will be arriving soon.

Orange Bird 1

These new home décor items will include two small kitchen towels decorated with Orange Bird graphics. An Orange Bird coffee mug, small dish, and salt and pepper shakers are also planned. These items were designed to complement the previously released bowl, orange juice pitcher  and small juice glasses.

Orange Bird 2Orange Bird 3

One of my favorite items (besides the coffee mug) will be the new, open edition retail MagicBand coming this December to select Walt Disney World Resort merchandise locations.

Orange Bird MB

Mickey Mouse Meet & Greet Moves to New Location at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Photo Courtesy of WDWMagic
Photo Courtesy of WDWMagic

The Sorcerer Mickey Mouse meet and greet has moved to a new location at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Guests will find the new meet and greet in the pre-show area of the former Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow show, between Toy Story Mania and One Man’s Dream.

Hours that Mickey is available are typically 10 AM to 7 PM, but guests should check the times guide for exact hours.

The Mickey meet and greet was previously being held in queue area of the Backlot Tour, where work is about to begin on bringing the new Toy Story Land to life.

‘Tower Of Terror’ Getting Movie Treatment

Hollywood Tower Hotel

Armed with a treatment by Big Fish scribe John August, Disney is now looking to hire a screenwriter to give feature treatment to Tower Of Terror, long one of the most popular rides in its theme parks. Jim Whitaker is producing this with August, after he and the A-list writer hatched an idea based on the theme park attraction and the studio sparked to their vision.

The premise: Five people in a posh hotel take an elevator and disappear after it is hit by lightning.

The theme park ride combines footage and narration by what sounds like the late Rod Serling doing a Twilight Zone episode, with a jaw-dropping elevator car that falls precipitously, and climbs back up. That classic anthology show isn’t part of this; indeed, it’s being developed as a freestanding movie at Warner Bros, produced by Appian Way with Joseph Kosinski. This will be a haunted house picture, and having a family brand tied to it might help it fare better than an original creation like Crimson Peak.

Tower of Terror was reportedly the very first theme park ride turned into a movie, but it was done for television in 1997 and starred Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst.

From Deadline

Disney’s ESPN Withdraws Content from YouTube


Walt Disney Co’s sports network ESPN said it will not make its content available on YouTube, due to the recently announced ad-free subscription-based offering coined YouTube Red.

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Wednesday it will launch YouTube Red, a $10-a-month subscription option that lets viewers watch videos without interruption from advertisements, in the United States on Oct. 28.

“ESPN is not currently part of the Red service. Content previously available on the free YouTube service will be available across ESPN digital properties,” ESPN said in a statement.

Disney, ESPN’s parent company, however, has signed a deal to include its content on YouTube Red, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Disney and YouTube could not immediately be reached for comments.

Disney Updates ‘Shop Disney Parks’ App to Add Resort Delivery & Front of Park Pick-Up

Shop Disney

Disney has updated the ‘Shop Disney Parks’ app that adds new functionality for guests on-site at Walt Disney World.

In addition to the option to ship items to a home address, the app now includes the ability to have an order delivered to a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, or to be shipped to the front of the park for later pick-up.

Delivery to a resort hotel requires a reservation linked to My Disney Experience, and ship to front of the park requires you to be actually inside the park.

The app is available for download now from the app store.

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