Shanghai Disney Resort Marks its First Chinese New Year with Guests from Home and Abroad

January 30, 2017 Disney News No Comments
Shanghai Disney Resort Marks its First Chinese New Year with Guests from Home and Abroad

Shanghai Disney Resort Marks its First Chinese New Year with Guests from Home and Abroad

Shanghai Disney Resort welcomes the first day of the Year of the Golden Rooster with guests from China and around the world. The resort is celebrating with a spectacular series of entertainment, festive decorations, holiday-themed food and beverage offerings and New Year-themed merchandise. There is no more important time in China for families and friends to celebrate together than during Chinese New Year, and Shanghai Disney Resort is the perfect place to celebrate this special festival together.

The resort heralds the first day of the Year of the Rooster with two traditional Chinese lions bringing fortune and prosperity to guests in front of the Storyteller Statue. Joined by Mickey and Minnie, and Goofy dressed as the traditional God of Fortune, Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, dotted the eyes of the lions, awakening them to spread good cheer and luck to resort guests and cast members.

Shanghai Disney Resort has provided a series of additional New Year activities, including Dragon Dance performances in the Gardens of Imagination every day during the celebration period. Mickey leads the dragon with a “pearl” and welcomes the guests to join him and his pals in the dance. The longer the dragon, the more luck it brings to the guests.

Guests gather along the longest parade route in a Disney park to enjoy Mickey’s Storybook Express, an exciting parade with its own musical soundtrack and colorful performers.

In the Chinese zodiac-inspired Garden of the Twelve Friends, the Year of the Rooster is represented by an Allan-A-Dale mosaic, which is beautifully adorned in sleek, new red couplets for another fun photo opportunity.

Classic Disney characters are dressed in brand-new, beautiful Chinese traditional attire on Mickey Avenue, sharing hugs and taking photos with guests.

The gleaming new Golden Rooster icon in the Gardens of Imagination has been designed to welcome guests and conjure happy and prosperous thoughts.

During the Chinese New Year celebration, every night after the Nighttime Spectacular show, guests will enjoy a special wishes projection event, where they will be able to send their best New Year wishes in the most special of ways. To the tune of a charming symphony composition by famous Chinese musician Tan Dun, a series of inspirational wishes and quotes are projected onto Mickey-shaped lanterns on the towering Enchanted Storybook Castle.

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Planet Hollywood’s Transformed Orlando Flagship Location Reopened Its Doors

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Planet Hollywood's Transformed Orlando Flagship Location Reopened Its Doors

Planet Hollywood’s Transformed Orlando Flagship Location Reopened Its Doors

Planet Hollywood, America’s preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, will opened its Orlando flagship location, Planet Hollywood Observatory, on, January 30th, 2017. Centrally located to all the nearby attractions, the restaurant overlooks the heart of Disney Springs, the dining, retail and entertainment district located at Walt Disney World Resort. Multi-million dollar renovations have transformed Planet Hollywood’s iconic globe into a four-story stargazing observatory with new spaces including an outdoor terrace and lounge, a new menu and an exciting new look and feel. The 36,000-square-foot restaurant invites patrons of all ages to “Dine Amongst the Stars” with an immersive theatrical dining experience unlike anything before.  

Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, each floor was created to provide a different experience so guests can return again and again, discovering a new adventure each time. Walls and glass displays throughout the restaurant are adorned with imagery as well as a curated collection of memorabilia that pays homage to a long tradition of filmmaking and Planet Hollywood Observatory’s continued commitment to the new, rising stars of the entertainment industry. Along with a state-of-the-art 4,500-square-foot video wall, Planet Hollywood Observatory guests will be mesmerized by three-dimensional interiors that come to life through Trompe L’oeil 3D technology, an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist not on the screen but in the space itself.

“We wanted Planet Hollywood Observatory to re-invent what is expected from themed dining. What we’ve created here is a stand-alone destination that evokes the feeling of early 20th century Florida and fits into the greater story of Disney Springs,” said Planet Hollywood International Founder and Chairman Robert Earl. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome guests, and our wonderful staff, into this newly reimagined space.”

An enhanced, yet timeless menu highlights Planet Hollywood’s classic dishes, introducing a savory selection of “Big Bite Burgers” and over the top Signature Sandwiches from dynamic chef, restaurateur and television personality Guy Fieri and new decadent sweets that include hand-dipped milkshakes and indulgent shareable desserts. A curated beverage program features a variety of wines, bottled and draft beers, as well as cocktails served in specialty glassware to cater to the needs of all guests, from groups with small children to young adults and seniors.

The Stargazers lounge, a 5,000-square-foot outdoor expansion overlooking Disney Springs, allows guests to relax under the stars while enjoying cocktails and live entertainment al fresco. A dedicated beverage menu, focused on Florida craft beers, touts 20 different taps as well as 10 signature cocktails infused with classic Floridian ingredients, such as the Stargazer with Stoli Blueberi vodka, lemonade, fresh blueberries and basil, and The Observatory with Stoli vodka, Limoncino Bottega, Monin Peach Tea and Candoni Prosecco.

Planet Hollywood Observatory is now officially open to the public and is open daily from 11am until 1am

Magic Kingdom Shines The Spotlight On Five Pro Bowl Football Stars Jan. 27 With A Celebration Parade Down Main Street, U.S.A.

Magic Kingdom Shines The Spotlight On Five Pro Bowl Football Stars Jan. 27 With A Celebration Parade Down Main Street, U.S.A.

Magic Kingdom Shines The Spotlight On Five Pro Bowl Football Stars Jan. 27 With A Celebration Parade Down Main Street, U.S.A.

Their gridiron accomplishments made them standouts worthy of selection for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl. But even before Sunday’s classic game at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium, five NFL Pro Bowl stars – wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders of the Denver Broncos, tight ends Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers and Delanie Walker of the Tennessee Titans and linebacker Ryan Shazier of the Pittsburgh Steelers – will share in another spotlight: a celebration parade Friday, Jan. 27 down Main Street, U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort.

In the grand Disney style of celebrating achievement by sports stars and celebrities in other fields, Walt Disney World will strike up the music, shower down the confetti and treat the NFL stars to a special welcome only Disney can do. Park guests and football fans alike can take it all in, beginning with parade step-off at 2:30 p.m.

The five Pro Bowlers will be joined in the parade by Mickey Mouse and his pals, NFL cheerleaders, finalists for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award and kids and families from Make-a-Wish Central and Northern Florida and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

The parade is one of several activities taking place during Pro Bowl Week which includes events at Disney Springs, Epcot and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which is the site of the NFL Pro Bowl Experience, an interactive family-friendly event taking place Wednesday through Saturday. Other events feature fan experiences, free admission to team practices, a 5K run, youth and high school football events and much more.

The 2017 Pro Bowl will be played Sunday night, airing live at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. It will feature a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC format. Sunday’s game marks only the fourth time the Pro Bowl has been played in Florida – and its first-ever appearance in Orlando.

Walt Disney World Content Relations is also providing photos, b-roll and soundbites from the parade Friday evening on disneysportsnews.com.

Marvel Entertainment And Square Enix Team Up For Multi-Year, Multi-Game Creative Partnership

Marvel Entertainment And Square Enix Team Up For Multi-Year, Multi-Game Creative Partnership

Marvel Entertainment And Square Enix Team Up For Multi-Year, Multi-Game Creative Partnership

Marvel Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX® today announced a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement to develop and publish original games based on beloved Marvel Super Heroes, beginning with The Avengers. This newly established partnership pairs the creative minds at Marvel and Square Enix for one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment. The first blockbuster game is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics®, developers of the award winning TOMB RAIDER® series, in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, the home of the critically acclaimed and award-winning DEUS EX game series.

The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018.

“By partnering with Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, we are now working with two of the industry’s most talented and respected game development studios to bring Marvel stories to life in ways our fans have never experienced,” said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. “The Avengers project is a perfect example of how Marvel is making games a key part of the landscape for Marvel storytelling, alongside comics, television and film. We can only do this by matching our greatest Super Heroes with the world’s top developers, such as the creative minds at Square Enix.”

“Marvel’s diverse, innovative universe has created millions of longtime fans, including all of us,” said Phil Rogers, CEO, Square Enix Americas and Europe. “It’s exciting to bring together Square Enix’s award-winning development studios with Marvel’s extraordinary storytellers to establish a new entertainment powerhouse. This collaboration of passion and talent will craft epic, imaginative experiences allowing gamers to live out their Super Hero dreams like never before.”

Crystal Dynamics is the studio behind the critically acclaimed and world-famous TOMB RAIDER franchise, which has sold over 48 million copies worldwide. With over 30 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine Lara Croft has been a cultural icon for 20 years and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. The most recent release, Rise of the Tomb Raider®, has received over 100 awards and nominations and is one of the highest rated games on next generation systems.

Eidos-Montréal is the award-winning studio behind the relaunch of the DEUS EX series. In 2011, the studio made its mark with the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®. Its sequel, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™, was released in 2016 and received more than 100 awards and nominations.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #162 w/ Special Guest NIKKI DELOACH (The All New Mickey Mouse Club, MTV’s Awkward, Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies and more!) on DizRadio.com

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #162 w/ Special Guest NIKKI DELOACH (The All New Mickey Mouse Club, MTV's Awkward, Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies and more!)

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #162 w/ Special Guest NIKKI DELOACH (The All New Mickey Mouse Club, MTV’s Awkward, Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies and more!)

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January 25, 2017 – Show #162

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we go back to the days of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club, Hallmark Movies, Awkward and more as we welcome NIKKI DELOACH (The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, MTVs Awkward, Hallmark Christmas Movies, Actress and more) to the show! Nikki stops in and talks about her days on the Disney Channel Show the All-New Mickey Mouse Club, Holidays at her home, being part of MTVs Awkward and where we can see her coming up this year!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and you have questions and Erin has the answers in I Want to Know. Paige returns with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Cody strolls down the Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest Nikki DeLoach. And we debut an all new D-Team member with Domenic as he brings you Disney’s Short Leash.

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on Girl Meets World, Star Wars, Disney Junior, Mickey Mouse Roadster Racers, The Sunny Bunnies, Disney Channel, Beauty and the Beast, Park Merchandise, Vintage VHS Tapes and so much more!

NIKKI DELOACH (The All New Mickey Mouse Club, MTV's Awkward, Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies)

NIKKI DELOACH (The All New Mickey Mouse Club, MTV’s Awkward, Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies)

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Disney Cruise Line Expands Marvel Day at Sea to Select Disney Magic Sailings from Miami in 2018

Disney Cruise Line Expands Marvel Day at Sea to Select Disney Magic Sailings from Miami in 2018

Disney Cruise Line Expands Marvel Day at Sea to Select Disney Magic Sailings from Miami in 2018

In 2018, Disney Cruise Line guests will celebrate Marvel Day at Sea on the Disney Magic during eight special voyages from Miami departing January through April. The new Marvel Day at Sea voyages from Miami follow the premiere of the epic event on seven special sailings from New York City in the fall of 2017. New character interactions and an immersive show with Doctor Strange take center stage in the lineup of entertainment throughout the day-long celebration on all Marvel Day at Sea cruises.

Marvel Day at Sea combines the thrills of renowned Marvel comics, films and animated series, with the excitement of a Disney Cruise to summon everyone’s inner Super Hero for the adventures that lie ahead during this unforgettable day at sea.

The event features exclusive character interactions, including the debut of Black Panther and Loki as part of a Disney vacation experience. Marvel Day at Sea also marks the first official appearance of Iron Man on a Disney Cruise Line ship.

In the Walt Disney Theatre, a spell-binding new show featuring Doctor Strange will keep families on the edge of their seats. Doctor Strange will showcase his journey from doubter to practitioner as he demonstrates the power of the mystic arts. The show concludes with an epic battle where guests must help Doctor Strange against the Dark Dimension.

Occurring on one action-packed day during each of the special Disney Magic sailings, Marvel Day at Sea transports guests to a new realm of possibilities when the Marvel Universe assembles on the ship. The event features all-day entertainment including interactions with some of the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes and the menacing foes who oppose them, an extraordinary deck party, Marvel-themed youth activities, special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings.

Also featured are exclusive at-sea screenings of fan-favorite films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the newest theatrical releases, as well as viewings of the Disney XD shows: Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’sGuardians of the Galaxy.

Marvel Day at Sea hosts an awesome mix of immersive entertainment that is sure to empower guests to unlock their hidden superhuman abilities as they assemble their own Super Hero community onboard the Disney Magic on this very special day. Highlights include:

Unleash Your Inner Super Hero during the Ultimate Day at Sea

  • Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Panther, Loki and other Marvel Universe Super Heroes and Villains are onboard for scheduled interactions and photos.
  • During an immersive show in the Walt Disney Theatre, Doctor Strange demonstrates the power of the mystic arts and enlists guests in an epic battle against the Dark Dimension.
  • A brand-new spectacular party fills the upper deck with music, dancing and games.
  • The deck party culminates in a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects and the largest collection of Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains ever assembled on a cruise ship.
  • Kids and families summon their Marvel knowledge and enjoy friendly competition during trivia games, covering courageous heroes and fun facts from the Marvel Universe.
  • For young heroes-in-training, Marvel-themed games, activities and arts and crafts will be offered throughout the day in the Marvel’s Avengers Academy in the Oceaneer Club.

The new 2018 Marvel Day at Sea sailings depart from Miami on Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; March 18; April 1, 15 and 29. The five-night cruises include a stop at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and either Cozumel, Mexico, or Grand Cayman.

Marvel Day at Sea from New York will be on seven- and eight-night Disney Magic Bahamian cruises departing on Oct. 6, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2017. All will include a stop at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral, Fla., with a day at the Walt Disney World Resort. Marvel Day at Sea will be on one seven-night Canadian Coast cruise departing from New York on Oct. 21, 2017, with stops at Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit http://www.disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact their travel agent.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #161 w/ Special Guest CLAYTON SNYDER (Lizzie McGuire, Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, Water Polo and more) on DizRadio.com

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #161 w/ Special Guest CLAYTON SNYDER (Lizzie McGuire, Edgar Allan Poe's Dinner Party)

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #161 w/ Special Guest CLAYTON SNYDER (Lizzie McGuire, Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party)

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January 19, 2017 – Show #161

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we dance like crazy, head to Rome and have some fun as we welcome CLAYTON SNYDER (Lizzie McGuire, Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, Water Polo and more) to the show! Clayton stops in and discusses what it was like being part of Lizzie McGuire, his favorite moments, the fans, and a reunion idea. In addition to what he is doing now, Water Polo and so much more.

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and this week some the team is out due to some winter colds but fear not we have the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort with WDW-in-2 with Caitlin. Cody takes a stroll down the Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest Clayton Snyder and Jason stops in from The Vault with another Blu-Ray you must add to your collection. And let’s not for Paige bringing the music for your ears in the Magical Music Review.

There is news hot off the D-Wire with news on Disneyland, Star Wars, Chewbacca, The Disney Channel, Doc McStuffins, Winnie the Pooh, the Magic Kingdom, the Walt Disney Brand, Netflix, Disney Store, Disney Toys, Disney Junior, Disney Cruise Lines, Star Wars Day at Sea, and so much more!

CLAYTON SNYDER (Lizzie McGuire)

CLAYTON SNYDER (Lizzie McGuire)

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Fine Art Photographer Gray Malin Debuts “The Red Carpet Series” with Minnie Mouse as Muse for #RockTheDots

Fine Art Photographer Gray Malin Debuts “The Red Carpet Series” with Minnie Mouse as Muse for #RockTheDots

Fine Art Photographer Gray Malin Debuts “The Red Carpet Series” with Minnie Mouse as Muse for #RockTheDots

Fine art photographer Gray Malin has released a new series inspired by the ultimate global style icon, Minnie Mouse, set within Hollywood’s iconic landscape – the red carpet. The series is a limited run release along with a piece of video art, a first-ever production for Malin. The release coincides with #RockTheDots an annual celebration of fashion muse Minnie Mouse and her signature polka dot style tied to National Polka Dot Day on January 22nd – and fittingly falls in the midst of Hollywood’s Award Season.

Malin released the new video art and ‘Leading Lady’ image celebrating Minnie Mouse via his Instagram account ahead of an event in Hollywood to unveil the full series: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPXe9xbF7ej/

Since her first on-screen appearance in “Steamboat Willie,” Minnie Mouse has made an undeniable impact on the entertainment and fashion industries. With Minnie serving as the muse, Malin, known for his unique aerial compositions, took inspiration from her Hollywood and fashion history to stage a photograph embracing these core tenets through a classically styled black tie affair atop a spectacular red carpet. Malin utilized white parasols to illustrate Minnie’s trademark polka dotted dress and give a nod to Hollywood glamour.

“Minnie Mouse has helped make polka dots famous all over the world, and I am continually inspired by her impact on fashion and pop culture,” said photographer Gray Malin. “Her red with white polka dot dress and the classic red carpet have always been symbolic of Hollywood to me. I consider Minnie one of Hollywood’s most iconic leading ladies, so the red carpet seemed like a fitting setting for a collection that celebrates her timeless style.”

The video piece showcases the movement that comprises the key stills of the series. Malin used his artistic eye to create a glamorous visual that highlights Minnie’s fun-loving personality and the glitz of Tinseltown from a whole new perspective.

Working with choreographer Mary John Frank, the carpet comes to life in a dance number driven by the opening and closing of the parasols, infusing movement into Minnie’s iconic polka dots. Sixty dancers glide across the red carpet, showcasing the hustle and bustle of awards season to the tune of original music, with the final frame including a star turn by entertainment’s leading lady herself – Minnie Mouse.

“Minnie Mouse has been captivating audiences, and inspiring artists and designers for decades,” said Josh Silverman, Executive Vice President, Global Licensing at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “Gray Malin’s incredible ‘Red Carpet’ series, with Minnie as muse, is the perfect marriage of fashion, art and entertainment.”

Prints are available for purchase on the Gray Malin website: www.graymalin.com

Rock the Dots on National Polka Dot Day (January 22)

Happy Birthday to James Earl Jones

Happy Birthday to James Earl Jones

Happy Birthday to James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones. Need we say more? The man has become an icon in the cinema universe for his acting chops and his voice. From Darth Vader to Mufasa, he will always be part of our lives, childhood and cinema forever.

So today on January 17, we wish you a Happy Birthday Mr. Jones. Thanks for all the memories!

Ariana Grande And John Legend To Perform Oscar® And Grammy®-Winning Song “Beauty And The Beast” As The Title Track For Disney’s Upcoming Soundtrack To The Live-action Adaptation Of The Animated Classic

Disney's 2017 Live Action Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s 2017 Live Action Beauty and the Beast

GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10-time GRAMMY, Oscar®-winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/musician John Legend are set to perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet “Beauty and the Beast” as the title track for Disney’s upcoming soundtrack to the live-action film adaptation “Beauty and the Beast.” The song will also be featured in the film.

The enchanting ballad, originally performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson featuring eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken’s beautiful melody and two-time Oscar-winner Howard Ashman’s unforgettable lyrics, received an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and GRAMMY Award, among other accolades, upon its release in 1991.

The new rendition of the classic song is produced by GRAMMY-winning veteran Ron Fair, whose music career spans 37 years as a major-label record company leader and accomplished producer, arranger, recording engineer and musical director. Fair was brought in to produce by Disney’s president of Music & Soundtracks, Mitchell Leib, who also brought Grande and Legend to the project. The history of collaboration between Leib and Fair in film music goes back to the highly-successful “Pretty Woman” soundtrack. “Ron was the first and only choice to make this particular record,” says Leib. “No one is a better vocal producer and he also has a great understanding of the filmmaking dynamic.”

Fair’s recordings have won six GRAMMY Awards and have been nominated 18 times. Fair discovered and shepherded Christina Aguilera, selling over 50 million albums and winning numerous GRAMMY Awards. He A&R’d Aguilera’s first five albums and championed the Black Eyed Peas to 27 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple GRAMMY wins, as well as co-producing and arranging the strings on their global breakthrough # 1 hit “Where is The Love?”

Says Fair, “Stepping into the shoes of an Oscar and GRAMMY Award-winning classic is not small potatoes. But with today’s two greatest plutonium singers – John Legend and Ariana Grande – we are bringing the song back with a new school-old school fresh treatment that shows the soulfulness and power of what a great melody and lyric can inspire.”

The music video will be directed by Dave Meyers, the innovative visionary whose long-time collaborations with major artists like P!nk, Janet Jackson, Ice Cube and Britney Spears have resulted in dozens of award nominations and many wins, including a GRAMMY in 2005 for Best Music Video and 11 MTV Video Music Awards, including one for Katy Perry’s smash hit “Firework.” He recently directed the music video for P!nk’s hit single “Just Like Fire” from the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for “Alice Through The Looking Glass.”

Menken also provides the film score, with new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Ashman. Also featured are three new songs written by Menken and veteran lyricist and three time Oscar winner Tim Rice. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. The pre-order is available now at http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrkP.

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Feld Entertainment Recalls Toy Wands Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Disney On Ice and Disney Live Shows

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