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New Guest Experiences Coming to Disney’s Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts at Walt Disney World Resort

New Guest Experiences Coming to Disney's Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts at Walt Disney World Resort

New Guest Experiences Coming to Disney’s Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts at Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort continues to invest in the guest experience of its resort hotels and will soon be offering enhanced dining options, added event areas and more guest rooms at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Work has begun on a new 15-story tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort that will bring an additional 500 rooms with suites and concierge level services. The new tower, overlooking Lago Dorado, the resort’s centerpiece lake, will offer a rooftop dining experience with panoramic views of popular nighttime fireworks from nearby Disney theme parks.

“For many of our guests, magical memories begin at one of our 27-themed resorts each and every day,” said Joshua D’Amaro, senior vice president of Disney Resort Hotels and Transportation. “At Walt Disney World Resort, we continue to expand our portfolio and invest in new resort developments that allow even more guests to be immersed in all that a Disney resort has to offer.”

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will also reimagine its current resort rooms and transform its landscape with floating gardens and an island oasis connected by a series of bridges to other areas of the resort. The transformation will stay true to the resort theme, reflecting the vibrant spirit of adventure that lived within the Spanish explorers of North America.

The addition of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort tower will bring the number Walt Disney World Resort rooms to nearly 30,000 within its 27 resort hotels.

Coming to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will feature a new waterfront dining area and a retail shopping area, creating a new landscape from the resort’s current marketplace, Centertown. The new centralized location will offer the resort’s guests more convenient access to services, amenities and dining.

Reservations for Walt Disney World Resort rooms can be made by calling 407/W-DISNEY (934-3463) visiting or at DisneyWorld.com or contacting a travel agent. Rates vary depending on the season and room type.

Disney Parks Launches 10th Annual Moms Panel Search Today

Disney Parks Launches 10th Annual Moms Panel Search Today

Disney Parks Launches 10th Annual Moms Panel Search Today

Today, Disney Parks kicks off the 10th annual search for applicants to join the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel. Moms, dads, grandparents, and guardians of all walks of life can serve as panelists for this award-winning, online trip-planning forum.

Disney Parks is seeking seasoned Disney vacationers with diverse backgrounds to lend fresh insights to the Disney Parks Moms Panel that offers advice to guests looking to plan their ultimate Disney getaway. The search is on for new panelists who can answer questions in any of the four languages now used on the forum – English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Adults who have experience with and a passion for Disney vacations are encouraged to apply now through September 14 by visiting www.momspanelsearch.com.

The Disney Moms Panel began in January 2008 as a simple, question-and-answer forum with only 12 members focused solely on the Walt Disney World® Resort. Today, the Disney Moms Panel is a multilingual resource that has tripled in size with a diverse array of enthusiastic panelists with extensive knowledge of Disney vacation destinations and offerings, including Disneyland® Resort, Disney Cruise Line®, Disney Vacation Club, runDisney and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Over the years, more than 145 moms, dads and grandparents have participated on the panel and have answered more than 300,000 Guest questions.

“With this being the 10th year of our global search for Disney Parks Moms Panelists, I’m always in awe to see so many passionate and inspiring applicants share their Disney memories and emotional experiences as they vie for a spot on the Panel,” said Leanne O’Regan, Director of Content Relations for Disney Parks.  “Since 2008, the Panel has replied to hundreds of thousands of questions providing personalized answers and often sharing fun stories that help guests with their individual planning needs.”

Panelists tap into their own real-life experiences to thoughtfully answer a wide array of questions. Whether the questions are about visiting as a family on a tight budget, a parent of a child with special needs, or families traveling in groups looking to plan the ultimate getaway, there is truly a panelist for everyone.

How to Apply
Disney Parks will accept applications for the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel from noon EDT on September 7, 2016, through noon EDT on September 14, 2016. Visit www.momspanelsearch.com to enter. The application process includes a series of written questions and essays in the first round; additional questions and essays along with a video submission in Round 2; with the final round being a phone interview. Applicants selected to be panelists for the Disney Parks Moms Panel will be announced in January 2017. Those selected must be available to attend a training session at Walt Disney World® Resort in December 2016.

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #157 w/ Special Guest WALLY WINGERT (Voice Actor, Flick’s Musical Adventure, The Riddler, Garfield Show, The Tonight Show, Avenger’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and more!) on DizRadio.com

WALLY WINGERT (Flick’s Musical Adventure, Avenger’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Tonight Show, The Garfield Show, Batman Arkham Asylum, Return of the Caped Crusaders, Voice Actor and more!)

WALLY WINGERT (Flick’s Musical Adventure, Avenger’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Tonight Show, The Garfield Show, Batman Arkham Asylum, Return of the Caped Crusaders, Voice Actor and more!)

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September 1, 2016 – Show #157

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we go on an adventure as we welcome WALLY WINGERT (Flick’s Musical Adventure, Avenger’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Tonight Show, The Garfield Show, Batman Arkham Asylum, Return of the Caped Crusaders, Voice Actor and more!) He talks voice acting, his favorite roles, vintage toys, upcoming projects and more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team as Paige steps into the musical world with the Magical Music Review. We have Cody taking a stroll down this week’s Hollywood Walk with more on Wally Wingert and Nathan puts on the gloves and tells you what happened This Week in Disney History. And let’s not forget the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2 with Caitlin!

There is news hot off the D-Wire with information on the Disney Channel, Star Wars Rogue One, Disney Blu-Ray, The Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Tower of Terror and more!

Special Guest, Voice Actor, WALLY WINGERT

Special Guest, Voice Actor, WALLY WINGERT

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #155 w/ Special Guest JIM “THE ROOKIE” MORRIS (The Real Life Inspiration Behind the Disney Film The Rookie, Major League Baseball Veteran, Speaker) on DizRadio.com

Show #155 w/ Special Guest JIM “THE ROOKIE” MORRIS (The Real Life Inspiration Behind the Disney Film The Rookie, Major League Baseball Veteran, Speaker) on DizRadio.com

Show #155 w/ Special Guest JIM “THE ROOKIE” MORRIS (The Real Life Inspiration Behind the Disney Film The Rookie, Major League Baseball Veteran, Speaker) on DizRadio.com

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August 18, 2016 – Show #155

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we head into America’s pastime with JIM “THE ROOKIE” MORRIS (The Real Life Inspiration for Disney’s Film The Rookie, Major League Baseball Veteran, Motivational Speaker, and more) to the show! Jim talks about his career, his life, Disney approaching him to make a movie about his life, Motivational Speaking, Children, Dreams and so much more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Nathan dusts off the books and tells you what happened This Week in Disney History while Caitlin gives you the latest rundown from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2. Jason goes down into The Vault with another Blu-Ray and DVD you want to add to your collection and Cody takes a stroll down The Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest Jim “The Rookie” Morris. And let’s not forget Randy with the latest from Disney Multi-Media.

 JIM “THE ROOKIE” MORRIS (The Real Life Inspiration Behind the Disney Film The Rookie, Major League Baseball Veteran, Speaker)

JIM “THE ROOKIE” MORRIS (The Real Life Inspiration Behind the Disney Film The Rookie, Major League Baseball Veteran, Speaker)

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GoGo Squeez® Becomes Official Applesauce Of Walt Disney World Resort And Disneyland Resort

GoGo Squeez® Becomes Official Applesauce Of Walt Disney World Resort And Disneyland Resort

GoGo Squeez® Becomes Official Applesauce Of Walt Disney World Resort And Disneyland Resort

GoGo squeeZ®, the leading brand of 100 percent fruit in a pouch, today announced it has been named the Official Applesauce of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. GoGo squeeZ’s applesauce pouches will be available in locations throughout both resorts.

Since its launch in June 2008, GoGo squeeZ has been committed to providing families with all-natural on-the-go snacks. GoGo squeeZ has proven that it is possible for on-the-go snacks to be made with simple, natural ingredients that are nutritious and delicious, allowing kids to squeeZ more goodness into each day — even while on vacation!

“At GoGo squeeZ, we make it easier for kids and families to be a little healthier and happier every day, and there is no better place to do that than at Disney Parks,'” said Bill Graham, President, Materne North America Corp., the maker of GoGo squeeZ pouches. “With our delicious and nutritious applesauce squeezers, we’re delighted to provide families with some ‘Goodness on the Go’ as they enjoy their Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort experience.”

In addition to availability throughout Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, GoGo squeeZ is a sponsor of several events held at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort where GoGo squeeZ applesauce pouches may be sampled. GoGo squeeZ is the presenting sponsor of all runDisney Kids Races, a fun way to engage kids early in healthy activities as part of Disney’s race weekends. GoGo squeeZ is also a sponsor of the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and of all Disney Social Media Moms Celebrations, an annual influential blogger conference.

“Families are always on the go when visiting Disney Parks and Resorts, and we’re delighted to team up with GoGo SqueeZ to provide this convenient and healthy snack option for our guests,” said Cathy Cline, vice president, Disney Corporate Alliances and Operating Participants.

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Two New Holiday Event Packages Are Now Available at Walt Disney World Resort

Two New Holiday Event Packages Are Now Available at Walt Disney World Resort

Two New Holiday Event Packages Are Now Available at Walt Disney World Resort

Available just in time for the 2016 holiday season, groups can now enjoy two new event offerings at Walt Disney World Resort including the Winter Wonderland Escape package available at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and the Holiday Memories offering available at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. From gatherings of family and friends to corporate and social groups, it has never been easier to celebrate the holidays – with a touch of Disney magic.

Available December 2 through December 29, the new event packages include immersive theming and specially designed menus offering an affordable way for teams, organizations or families to experience the wonder of the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort.

At Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center, guests will enter an elegant ballroom and find themselves transported into a world of snow-capped evergreens and larger-than-life snowflakes through the Winter Wonderland Escape package. Available for groups of 20 to 200 guests, the customizable holiday experience offers lunch and dinner menus featuring festive holiday fare such as Herb Panko-Crusted North Atlantic Cod, Turkey Meatballs tossed with Maple-Granny Smith Apple Gastrique and Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake.

Classic holiday merriment abounds through the Holiday Memories package at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center where guests will be immersed in a classic atmosphere featuring red, green and gold tables decorated with assorted ornaments and flickering candlelight. Lighting projections will illuminate the walls with holiday gifts, candy canes and holly, adding a joyful tone. Available for groups of 20 to 80 guests, this holiday event offers lunch and dinner menus featuring festive bites such as Carved Maple-Glazed Turkey with Thyme Jus, Mama’s Pot Roast with Pan Gravy and a variety of holiday dessert selections.

Catch NEW Holiday Packages for Disney Resorts this Season

Catch NEW Holiday Packages for Disney Resorts this Season

Pricing for both event options start at $45 inclusive* per person** for lunch and $70 inclusive* per person** for dinner.  Additional enhancements are available to customize event experiences including culinary action stations with renowned Disney chefs, festive performances by a string trio or small group of carolers, or an appearance by a beloved Disney character such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed in their best holiday attire.

In addition to these exciting new event offerings, guests can also enjoy other seasonal activities available at Walt Disney World Resort including Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party available select nights at Magic Kingdom Park or the popular Candlelight Processional at Epcot. ***

These affordable new holiday event packages are just two of many customizable options available at Walt Disney World Resort, offering unique locations, décor, culinary experiences, group activities and character appearances. With more than 700,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, Walt Disney World Resort also features four theme parks, two night nighttime entertainment districts, three championship golf courses, world-class spas and endless recreation opportunities for meeting attendees and their guests.

To learn more about hosting a Disney holiday event visit www.disneymeetings.com or call 321-939-7129.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #154 w/ Special Guest NIKKI HAHN (Disney’s Adventures in Babysitting, Jesse, American Horror Story, Pretty Little Liars, Jimmy Kimmel Live) on DizRadio.com

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #154 w/ Special Guest NIKKI HAHN (Disney's Adventures in Babysitting, Jesse, American Horror Story, Pretty Little Liars, Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #154 w/ Special Guest NIKKI HAHN (Disney’s Adventures in Babysitting, Jesse, American Horror Story, Pretty Little Liars, Jimmy Kimmel Live)

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August 11, 2016 – Show #154

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we are back at the tail end of Summer and to help kick off this week we go on a Babysitting Adventure as we welcome NIKKI HAHN (Disney’s Adventures in Babysitting, American Horror Story, Jesse, Pretty Little Liars, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) to the show! Nikki stops in and talks about the reboot of this classic film, upcoming projects, being part of many fan favorites, green hair, karate class, s’mores and more!!

In addition the D-Team here to entertain and Nathan dusts off the books and tells you what happened This Week in Disney History while Cody takes a stroll down the Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest Nikki Hahn. Paige is back from working at Walt Disney World and bringing you some magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review while Jason takes us into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD you want to add to your collection. And let’s not forget Randy with the latest from Disney Multi-Media.

Show #154 w/ Special Guest NIKKI HAHN

Show #154 w/ Special Guest NIKKI HAHN

There is news hot off the D-Wire from Fantasmic, the Main Street Electrical Parade, Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Tower of Terror, Animal Kingdom, Disney Channel, Doc McStuffins, Girl Meets World, Disney XD, Bizardvark, Disney Junior and more!

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #153 w/ Special Guest CARLY SCHROEDER (Melina on Lizzie McGuire, Firewall, Gracie, Prep School, Ghost Whiperer, Eye of the the Dolphin, Law & Order SVU and more) on DizRadio.com

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #153 w/ Special Guest CARLY SCHROEDER (Melina on Lizzie McGuire, Firewall, Gracie, Prep School, Ghost Whiperer, Eye of the the Dolphin, Law & Order SVU and more)

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #153 w/ Special Guest CARLY SCHROEDER (Melina on Lizzie McGuire, Firewall, Gracie, Prep School, Ghost Whiperer, Eye of the the Dolphin, Law & Order SVU and more)

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July 7, 2016 – Show #153

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we are back from our summer vacation and here to kick into summer with CARLY SCHROEDER (Melina on Lizzie McGuire, Firewall, Gracie, Prep School, Ghost Whiperer, Eye of the the Dolphin, Law & Order SVU and more) here on the show! Carly stops in and talks about Lizzie McGuire, fondest memories, what she is doing this summer, her favorite set memories, upcoming projects, fans and more!

In addition no show is complete without the magical D-Team as Nathan dusts off the books and uncovers what happened This Week in Disney History. You have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know. Caitlin gives you the rundown and the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2 and Jason dives deep into The Vault uncovering a new Blu-Ray or DVD you must add to your collection. And let’s not forget Cody taking that stroll in this week’s Hollywood Walk with more about our guest while Randy explores the latest from Disney Multi-Media for you. We have Paige on location with the Magical Music Review and all kinds of fun.

CARLY SCHROEDER (Melina on Lizzie McGuire, Firewall, Gracie, Prep School, Ghost Whiperer, Eye of the the Dolphin, Law & Order SVU and more) on DizRadio.com

CARLY SCHROEDER (Melina on Lizzie McGuire, Firewall, Gracie, Prep School, Ghost Whiperer, Eye of the the Dolphin, Law & Order SVU and more) on DizRadio.com

There is news hot off the D-Wire just in time for summer from Disney Springs, the Disney Channel, Disney XD, Star Wars, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Frozen, Finding Dory, Toys, Magic Kingdom and more.

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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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #152 w/ Special Guest JIM FANNING (Author of The Disney Book, Disney Historian, Researcher, Contributor to D23 Online, Writer and more) on DizRadio.com

#152 w/ Special Guest JIM FANNING (Author of The Disney Book, Disney Historian, Researcher, Contributor to D23 Online, Writer and more) on DizRadio.com

#152 w/ Special Guest JIM FANNING (Author of The Disney Book, Disney Historian, Researcher, Contributor to D23 Online, Writer and more) on DizRadio.com

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June 2, 2016 – Show #152

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we take a note from Uncle Walt with a foot in the past and a foot into the future as we welcome Disney Author, Historian, Researcher and more, JIM FANNING (Author of The Disney Book, Disney Historian, Researcher, Writer, Contributor to D23 Online) to the show! Jim talks about Disney’s rich past, it’s future, his career, How to be a Disney Historian, The Disney Book, his online articles, favorite films and television from the past, animation and so much more!

In addition no show is complete without the magical D-Team as Nathan dusts off the books and uncovers what happened This Week in Disney History. You have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know. Caitlin gives you the rundown and the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2 and Jason dives deep into The Vault uncovering a new Blu-Ray or DVD you must add to your collection. And let’s not forget Cody taking that stroll in this week’s Hollywood Walk with more about our guest Jim Fanning while Randy explores the latest from Disney Multi-Media for you.

There is news hot off the D-Wire from Disney Springs, STK, Pandora Jewelry, Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot, Star Wars, the Ultimate Collector’s Edition, Props, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, New Disney Clothing, UGG Disney Boots and more!

JIM FANNING (Author of The Disney Book, Disney Historian, Researcher, Contributor to D23 Online, Writer)

JIM FANNING (Author of The Disney Book, Disney Historian, Researcher, Contributor to D23 Online, Writer)

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Applications Now Open for the Tenth Annual Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE

Applications Now Open for the Tenth Annual Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE

Applications Now Open for the Tenth Annual Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE

High school students nationwide can now apply to be among 100 students selected to participate in the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the innovative, outside-the-classroom, mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort. The 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy will mark the program’s 10th year.

Steve Harvey, syndicated radio and television personality, along with ESSENCE and Walt Disney World Resort will host selected Dreamers during a four-day power-packed career and educational exploration in March 2017. “Giving back is important to me, and especially to our youth – our future leaders, entrepreneurs, and aspiring artists,” said Harvey. “We’ve seen more than 900 committed students come through the program, and I’m excited to find the next 100. The tenth anniversary will be special, and I encourage all high school students to take a minute of their time to apply for this incredible opportunity.”

For nearly a decade, Disney Dreamers Academy has helped to inspire young minds from across the country by fueling their dreams and showing them a world of possibilities as they prepare for the future. Each year, students participate in hands-on, full-immersion workshops related to a variety of career paths, ranging from animation to zoology. Each participant learns important skills, such as communication techniques, leadership values, and networking strategies.

The event takes place in the very magical and creative setting of Walt Disney World Resort. Dreamers are taken both on stage and behind the scenes, where Disney theme parks become vibrant ‘classrooms,’ leading to career discoveries, the pursuit of dreams and fun memories to cherish for a lifetime.

“We’re excited to welcome back Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE for the tenth year,” said Tracey D. Powell, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts vice president of deluxe resorts and Disney Dreamers Academy executive champion. “This program is unique for the opportunity it affords teens to be inspired and motivated to accomplish their goals. By applying for Disney Dreamers Academy, high school students from across the country are taking an important step forward that can influence and change their lives forever.”

Disney Dreamers are exposed to celebrity motivational speakers and special guests who share their stories and provide insight on how to achieve success and DREAM BIG. Dreamers have the opportunity to cultivate relationships with other students from across the nation while they gain first-hand knowledge from Disney experts and world-renowned entrepreneurs and executives.

ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks added, “ESSENCE has been honored to help identify the next generation of big dreamers and welcome them to Walt Disney World Resort for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This tenth year will be no exception, and we’re delighted to further play a role in setting our future leaders on the path to success.”

Applicants to the Disney Dreamers Academy program must answer essay questions about their personal stories and their dreams for the future. Students are selected based on a combination of attributes, including strong character, positive attitude and determination to achieve their dreams.

Select Disney Dreamers, along with a parent or guardian, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, where they will participate in life-changing sessions and be  surrounded by the creativity and innovation represented in Disney theme parks around the world. Disney Dreamers Academy will take place March 2017.

Applications are open to U.S. high school students, ages 13 to 19, through Oct. 31, 2016. A distinguished panel of leaders will judge the applications, and winners will be announced towards the end of 2016.

For more information regarding applications, interested applicants can visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com, or follow the Dreamers on Facebook.com/DisneyDreamersAcademy or Twitter.com/DreamersAcademy

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #170 w/ Special Guest KATIE LEIGH (Gummi Bears, Dumbo’s Circus, Muppet Babies, Dungeons and Dragons, Darkwing Duck, Adventures in Odyssey and more!) on DizRadio.com

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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 […]

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