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Britney Spears and Academy Award-Winning Actress, Reese Witherspoon Celebrate Newly Opened Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs

Reese Witherspoon celebrated the opening of Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs

Reese Witherspoon celebrated the opening of Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs

Planet Hollywood, America’s preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, opened its Orlando flagship location, Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs and held a week-long celebration with International Mega Star, Britney Spears and Academy Award-Winning Actress, Reese Witherspoon.

On Monday, March 13, 2017, pop-sensation Britney Spears kicked off the Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs celebration with a meet and greet, where she engaged with fans, signed autographs and took selfies on the red carpet. Following the meet and greet, Spears, alongside her two sons Sean and Jayden, Mom Lynne as well as her sister, Jamie Lynn and niece Maddie Briann, ‘dined amongst the stars’ in the four-story stargazing Observatory.

The Spears family indulged in Planet Hollywood’s enhanced yet timeless menu items which introduces a savory selection of “Big Bite Burgers” and over-the-top Signature Sandwiches from dynamic Chef, restaurateur and TV Personality, Guy Fieri. Following lunch, Spears and her family paid homage to the long tradition of filmmaking and Planet Hollywood’s commitment to the new, rising stars of the entertainment industry by admiring the different experiences portrayed on each floor. Bringing it all to life, the group headed to the merchandise shop where they tried on classic Planet Hollywood gear and reminisced how Britney Spears has not visited Disney in 15 years.

Britney Spears Celebrates the Opening of Planet Hollywood in Disney Springs

Britney Spears Celebrates the Opening of Planet Hollywood in Disney Springs

On Friday, March 17th, A-list Actress, Reese Witherspoon celebrated the opening of Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs with an official ribbon cutting ceremony, alongside the iconic Mickey Mouse. Following the ceremony, Witherspoon and Planet Hollywood International Founder and Chairman, Robert Earl hosted an intimate cocktail reception with family and friends, overlooking the heart of Downtown Disney. The group immersed themselves in the theatrical dining experience, paying tribute to the iconic globe while enjoying passed bites and cocktails in the newly expanded outdoor terrace and bar.

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #169 w/ Special Guest BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience Attraction, Celebrity Photographer, Director) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #169 w/ Special Guest BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience, Celebrity Photographer, Director)

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #169 w/ Special Guest BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience, Celebrity Photographer, Director)

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March 16, 2017 – Show #169

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we go into the future and get shrunk down to the size of a leprechaun with BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk the Audience Attraction, Celebrity Photographer, Director). Brian stops in and celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with us by discussing this long lost attraction in Honey I Shrunk the Audience, his fondest memories, photographing celebrities, directing, what he is doing now and more.

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Paige is here with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Domenic may be stuck without power in a snow storm but he still let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. We have Cody taking a stroll on the Hollywood Walk with more about Brian To and you have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know. And for the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort we have Caitlin here with WDW-in-2. And Jason is here digging deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray and DVD you have to add to your collection.

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BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience, Celebrity Photographer, Director)

BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience, Celebrity Photographer, Director)

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Fabricexpress.net Cute Bath Towels for Kids Make Bathing All the More Fun for the Tiny Tots

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Bath Towels for Kids Make Bathing All the More Fun for the Tiny Tots

Bath Towels for Kids Make Bathing All the More Fun for the Tiny Tots

Fabricexpress.net, a reputable ecommerce store which has carved a niche for itself in the home textile and home decoration products market, recently launched their kid-friendly bathing towels to make bathing all the more fun and enjoyable for the tiny tots. The Disney bath towel and other cartoon-themed cute bath towels are made of 100% cotton. The owners of the e-retail store said that they have derived inspiration from the popular cartoon shows and animation series such as DC Marvel 3D shows and the likes.

According to the owners, the cotton made fabric towels are all digital printed, and the colorful appearance of the bath towels for kids would attract the toddlers. They said that taking kids to bath often becomes difficult for the parents, but with the Disney themed bath towels and other types of colorful and soft bathing towels can get the kids like bathing gradually. They claimed that the colorful bathing robes and towels can create a positive effect on the minds of the kids and they will instantly start cooperating with their parents during a bath.

The bathing towels for kids which the company has launched recently can also wipe off the water quickly from the tender skin of the kids, the owners of Fabricexpress.net claimed during a recent press conference. The bathing towels have a soft texture and provide complete care for skin. The gentle-on-the-skin Disney bath towel products now carry illustrations of popular cartoon characters, which are the favorite characters of kids around the world. Dave Fu, a manager of Fabricexpress.net, recently told that they will soon be launching many more new designs for arraying more choices in front of their prospective customers.

Dave Fu, the product manager, was recently interviewed by the press when he said that the Disney themed kids towels are specifically designed for nagging or stubborn kids who hate to take a bath.

“We know kids are moody and they don’t simply like the bathing towels and robes that their parents. Since adult bathing robes have relatively boring designs and color schemes, we decided to launch these creatively designed bathing towels”, he told the press.

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway) on DizRadio.com

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel's Bunk'd, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway)

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway)

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March 9, 2017 – Show #168

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we head on off to camp with none other than TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney’s Bunk’d, Billy Elliot on Broadway, YouTube Sensation)! Tessa stops in and talks about being on the hit Disney Channel Show Bunk’d, her favorite episodes, memories, jokes and more. In addition she talks about her love of Harry Potter, Charities we works with and so much more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Paige is here with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. We have Cody taking a stroll on the Hollywood Walk with more about Tessa Netting. And you have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know.

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on Pandora, Beauty and the Beast, Disney Channel, John Stamos, Disneyland, California Adventure, Food and Wine Festival, Chef Goofy, Star Wars, Avatar and more. 

Tessa Netting (Hazel on Disney's Bunk'd)

Tessa Netting (Hazel on Disney’s Bunk’d)

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Swarovski Brings Crystal Enchantment To Disney’s Spectacular New Beauty And The Beast

Swarovski Brings Crystal Enchantment To Disney's Spectacular New Beauty And The Beast

Swarovski Brings Crystal Enchantment To Disney’s Spectacular New Beauty And The Beast

Celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will hold its World Premiere in Los Angeles on March 2, in association with Swarovski. Beauty and the Beast (in cinemas March 17) is set to be a stunning cinematic event sparkling with thousands of Swarovski crystals, and this empowering new adaptation has inspired a bold and beautiful new jewelry line by Atelier Swarovski.

Swarovski manufactured the glass bell jar, based on Disney’s original design, and provided the 2,160 crystals used on Academy Award winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran’s design for Belle’s iconic yellow dress. Swarovski crystals were used in the opening scene on the dress worn by Madame de Garderobe, the Prince and Maestro Cadenza’s costumes and the crystal house also supplied vintage jewelry.

Jacqueline Durran commented: “Swarovski crystals were an important addition to the Prince’s costume and Belle’s yellow dress. For the Prince, crystals were a key element in recreating an 18th century coat – for the character to be wearing a coat covered with sparkling stones seemed the perfect way to represent his opulence. For Belle, the crystals were part of Garderobe’s finishing touch to the yellow gown, when added to the dress’s golden print they provided the final magical flourish.”

Academy Award-nominated set decorator Katie Spencer flew to Swarovski’s headquarters in the Austrian Tyrol to work with the company’s master cutters to manufacture the Bell Jar, based on Disney’s original design. The delicate frozen etching effect was carried out by an artisan craftsman in London. Decorating the top of its ornate dome is a bespoke-cut crystal finial shining with 543 facets. Further crystal embellishment to the set includes several music boxes made by Maurice, Belle’s father.

Katie Spencer commented: “Working with Swarovski was an incredible experience. Their crystals bring that extra touch of magic, especially to the beautiful centerpiece that is the Bell Jar. Swarovski’s technical team in Austria were so passionate, and their expert craftsmanship and dedication really shine through in the end result.”

The Atelier Swarovski collection will be available in stores and online from February 2017.
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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #167 w/ Special Guest WILLIE AAMES (Charles in Charge, Eight is Enough, Wonderful World of Disney, Bibleman, Runaway on the Rogue River) on DizRadio.com

#167 w/ Special Guest WILLIE AAMES (Charles in Charge, Eight is Enough, Wonderful World of Disney, Bibleman, Runaway on the Rogue River)

#167 w/ Special Guest WILLIE AAMES (Charles in Charge, Eight is Enough, Wonderful World of Disney, Bibleman, Runaway on the Rogue River)

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March 2, 2017 – Show #167

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we go back in time to those childhood days as we welcome WILLIE AAMES (Charles in Charge, Eight is Enough, Bibleman, Wonderful World of Disney, Runaway on Rogue River) to the show! Willie stops in and discusses his many roles on television, memorable theme songs, current projects, his many Disney memories and more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Paige is here with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. We have Cody taking a stroll on the Hollywood Walk with more about Willie Aames and Jason goes deep into The Vault with another blu-ray and DVD you must add to your collection. You have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know and Caitlin is back with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2.

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on The Disney Channel, Debby Ryan, Christian Slater, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, Epcot an more!

WILLIE AAMES

Show #167: WILLIE AAMES

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #166 w/ Special Guest TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat) on DizRadio.com

#166 w/ Special Guest TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat)

#166 w/ Special Guest TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat)

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February 23, 2017 – Show #166

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we take a ride in the Gnome Mobile looking for That Darn Cat as we welcome TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat) to the show! Tom discusses his career, memories working on these classic films, Walt Disney himself, his fans and more.

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Paige is here with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. And let’s not forget Randy with the latest from Disney Multi-Media

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on The Disney Channel, MikiLabs, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines, Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, Star Wars, Han Solo, Chewbacca, The Lion King Live Action Film, James Earl Jones, Donald Glover, Disney Junior, and more!

TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat)

TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat)

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Disney Cruise Line Offers Families a Chance to See the World and Explore Magnificent New Destinations in Summer 2018

Disney Cruise Line Offers Families a Chance to See the World and Explore Magnificent New Destinations in Summer 2018

Disney Cruise Line Offers Families a Chance to See the World and Explore Magnificent New Destinations in Summer 2018

In summer 2018, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to destinations in Italy and Ireland. Disney Cruise Line takes guests on a grand tour of Europe with visits to the Mediterranean, northern Europe, Norway and Iceland. Plus, adventures continue with sailings to Alaska, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Bookings open to the public on Feb. 23, 2017. More details on 2018 itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2018 page of disneycruise.com.

New sailings from Rome and Barcelona

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line guests can experience the rich culture of Barcelona and inspiring history of Rome as bookend experiences in a single cruise.

In Rome, guests can explore the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican, and sample authentic local cuisine. Barcelona offers beautiful beaches, the market streets of Las Ramblas, the artistic architecture of Gaudi and the famed Sagrada Família church.

On June 16, 2018, the Disney Magic will sail a seven-night cruise from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome). Ports of call include Marseilles and Villefranche, France; and Genoa (Milan), Livorno (Florence, Pisa) and Naples, Italy.

On June 23, 2018, the Disney Magic will sail a seven-night itinerary from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona. Ports visited on this cruise are Naples, Livorno (Florence, Pisa) and Genoa (Milan), Italy; and Cannes and Marseilles, France.

First-time visits to Milan, Italy

Disney Cruise Line will call on Genoa, Italy for the first time in 2018, as part of three special sailings from Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome). The historic port town of Genoa, located on the Italian Riviera, is a gateway to the beautiful metropolis of Milan and the picturesque locale of Portofino. Milan is a global capital of fashion and design, featuring top-name designer stores, boutiques, open-air markets and art galleries.

A 10-night Mediterranean itinerary sailing from Barcelona on July 7, 2018, calls on Genoa, as well as other popular ports in Italy, France and Spain.

First-time visit to Cork, Ireland and first seven-night British Isles

The Disney Magic will call on Cork, Ireland for the first time as part of Disney Cruise Line’s first-ever seven-night British Isles cruise, departing on Sept. 2, 2018. Additional ports visited on this sailing include Dublin, Ireland; Greenock, Scotland; and Liverpool, England.

Cork is home to a vibrant culinary scene and a plethora of pubs, shops and cafes. It invites visitors to connect with Ireland’s ancient past, with historic sites like Blarney Castle, where visitors can kiss the famed Blarney Stone.

Throughout the summer, the Disney Magic’s tour of Europe continues with engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, British Isles and the Mediterranean.

Return to Alaska                  

In 2018, the newly re-imagined Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the summer season, opening up a world of breathtaking natural vistas, magnificent glaciers and awe-inspiring wildlife. A variety of five-, seven- and nine-night itineraries will depart from Vancouver, Canada, with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Tracy Arm Fjord.

Southern Caribbean special sailing

The Disney Fantasy will embark on a special 11-night southern Caribbean itinerary departing June 30, 2018, visiting tropical destinations, renowned for beautiful sun-kissed beaches, including Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico and the Disney private island, Castaway Cay.

Castaway Cay: More opportunities to explore Disney’s exclusive private island

Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, is consistently a top-rated destination. In 2018, the Disney Dream will sail a series of cruises that include two stops at Castaway Cay so guests can have twice the fun in the sun and enjoy even more of the pristine island paradise.

On June 6, 20, and July 4, the Disney Dream will sail from Port Canaveral, Fla., on four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, plus two stops at Castaway Cay.

On June 1, 10, 15, 24, 29, and July 8, the Disney Dream will sail from Port Canaveral, Fla., on five-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, plus two stops at Castaway Cay.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #165 w/ Special Guest JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito) on DizRadio.com

Show #165 w/ Special Guest JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito) on DizRadio.com

Show #165 w/ Special Guest JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito) on DizRadio.com

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February 16, 2017 – Show #165

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we continue with Love in the air for Valentine’s Day as we go Bananas with JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito). Joaquin stops in and talks about his love of Herbie the Love Bug, filming this live action classic, his favorite scenes, his Father’s Legacy as Panchito and more.

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 Jason goes deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD you must add to your collection. Cody takes a stroll down this week’s Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest Joaquin Garay III, and Caitlin is here with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2. And let’s not forget Domenic as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash.

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on Walt Disney World Transportation, Rivers of Light, Animal Kingdom, Disneyland, Feld Entertainment, Disney on Ice, Disney Channel, Tangled, Disney Junior, Freaky Friday on Broadway, Walt Disney Productions, Spider-Man, Alex Ross, Marvel Entertainment and more!

JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito)

JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito)

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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“Beauty and the Beast” to Become a Brand-New Stage Spectacular Aboard Disney Cruise Line

"Beauty and the Beast" to Become a Brand-New Stage Spectacular Aboard Disney Cruise Line

“Beauty and the Beast” to Become a Brand-New Stage Spectacular Aboard Disney Cruise Line

A tale as old as time gets ready to take the stage with “Beauty and the Beast,” a brand-new musical production inspired by Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic. The show will expand upon the most imaginative elements of the highly anticipated live-action and classic films and delight Disney Cruise Line guests aboard the Disney Dream, beginning this November.

Audiences will once again fall in love with the enchanting fairytale as they embark on a sweeping journey to discover the power of transformation through true love and courage. This new production of “Beauty and the Beast” celebrates the romance, adventure and magic of the live-action film, weaving in the charm and nostalgia of the award-winning animated feature.

“Beauty and the Beast” will bring the timeless fable to life like never before, featuring a style of theater that interlaces classic storytelling elements with cutting-edge technology, to create a unique, theatrical experience in the 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre. An innovative take on the story will transform renowned songs into spectacular, show-stopping numbers, and lavish costumes and puppetry will bring a fresh perspective to beloved characters.

Re-imagining a tale as old as time

Drawing inspiration from the live-action film, the stage musical uses the scenic motif of a music box to guide spectators through the story. Set designer, Jason Sherwood (“Paint Your Wagon,” “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular”), worked in concert with video designer, Aaron Rhyne (“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular,” Broadway’s “Anastasia”), to create a transforming set that will take audiences on a magical journey through the music box, from Belle’s provincial French town to the Beast’s mysterious castle.

To bring “Beauty and the Beast” to the stage, Disney assembled an all-star creative team, led by director and choreographer Connor Gallagher (“Tangled: The Musical,” “Found”). Gallagher collaborated with writer Sara Wordsworth (“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular,” Broadway’s “In Transit”) and a talented collection of Broadway artists to create an imaginative, new approach to this iconic story.

Through a combination of high-definition projections, dynamic scenery and a little bit of Disney magic, this new interpretation of “Beauty and the Beast” will create a visual panorama that reaches beyond the stage and into the audience. Complementing the immersive set, lighting design by four-time Tony Award-nominated, Japhy Weideman, punctuates the powerful emotions of the classic tale. 

Orchestrating a song as old as rhyme

“Beauty and the Beast” features songs from the original animated film’s award-winning soundtrack by acclaimed composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman. Complementing the score, the show also includes two of the new songs created for the live-action film by Menken and lyricist Tim Rice, “How Does a Moment Last Forever” and “Days in the Sun.” Enchanting arrangements and orchestrations by Matt Castle and Frank Galgano (“Into the Woods”) will bring a unique musical identity to the production.

Beloved songs like “Belle,” “Something There” and “Beauty and the Beast” will receive a musical makeover that reflect the show’s stylized approach, while songs like “Gaston” and “Be Our Guest” will leap to the stage as joyful and exuberant production numbers.

One of the most iconic songs in the Disney canon has been completely re-imagined for the stage. “Be Our Guest” is becoming a multi-course French dinner rooted in imagination and fantasy. Rousing choreography and dazzling visual effects will fill the stage during this full-fledged spectacle.

Unveiling the magic of the enchanted objects

Blurring the line between costuming and puppetry, costume designer Sarah Cubbage (Broadway’s “Skylight”) and puppet designer Lake Simons (“Etiquette Unraveled”) joined forces to give life to the enchanted objects of “Beauty and the Beast.” Beloved characters like Lumiere, Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth are realized in an unprecedented way, using innovative puppetry and elaborate costumes to bring these characters to life in their true scale.

“Beauty and the Beast” will debut during the Disney Dream voyage departing Nov. 6, 2017, joining an incredible lineup of Broadway-style stage productions aboard the ship, including “The Golden Mickeys” and “Disney’s Believe.” The Disney Dream sails three- and four-night cruises to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral, Fla.

The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures live-action film “Beauty and the Beast” premieres in theaters March 17, on land and at sea aboard Disney Cruise Line ships.

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

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Disney Music Group Holds 2 Titles In The Top 5 On The Billboard 200 Chart: Walt Disney Records’ Beauty And The Beast And Moana Original Motion Picture Soundtracks

March 21, 2017

Two Disney Music Group soundtracks hold Top 5 positions on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending March 16.  The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack has entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 3, with 57,000 album equivalents and Moana is No. 5 with 52,000 album equivalents, according to Nielsen Music. Beauty and the […]

Britney Spears and Academy Award-Winning Actress, Reese Witherspoon Celebrate Newly Opened Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs

March 20, 2017

Planet Hollywood, America’s preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, opened its Orlando flagship location, Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs and held a week-long celebration with International Mega Star, Britney Spears and Academy Award-Winning Actress, Reese Witherspoon. On Monday, March 13, 2017, pop-sensation Britney Spears kicked off the Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs […]

The House of Worth Presents Belle by Worth, a New Fragrance Inspired by ‘Beauty and the Beast’

March 18, 2017

The House of Worth, a prestige global fragrance designer, announces the exclusive arrival of Belle, a new limited-edition women’s scent inspired by the central character in Walt Disney’s new live action adaptation of the classic tale “Beauty and the Beast”, now premiering worldwide.  With the aim of raising awareness of conscious beauty and literary empowerment in the 21st […]

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #169 w/ Special Guest BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience Attraction, Celebrity Photographer, Director) on DizRadio.com

March 17, 2017

DisneyBlu’s at DizRadio.com March 16, 2017 – Show #169 It’s Time D-Heads! This week we go into the future and get shrunk down to the size of a leprechaun with BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk the Audience Attraction, Celebrity Photographer, Director). Brian stops in and celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with us by discussing this long lost […]

Dole and The Walt Disney Company Help Parents Encourage Healthier Eating through the Magic of Disney Characters and Storytelling

March 16, 2017

The Walt Disney Company and Dole Food Company continue their multi-year healthy living initiative with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, featuring consumer promotions, digital integrations, in-store activities and Disney-branded fruits and vegetables. The ongoing collaboration serves as part of a nutrition alliance aimed at helping parents encourage their kids and families to make healthier food […]

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