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August 01 2014

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A Perfect Recipe For National Lasagna Day July 29

LTF806844Yes, it?s a little warm site web to crank up the oven, but in honor of National Lasagna Day, we?re proposing that you do just that and make a generous pan of this lasagna Bolognese from the chefs at the new Trattoria al Forno opening this fall at Disney?s BoardWalk . The leftovers are delish. ?Trattoria al Forno is true Italian cooking,? says Chef Lenny DeGeorge , executive chef, Concept Development, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. ?We?ve challenged ourselves to come up with authentic recipes that will wow our guests ? this restaurant is the next chapter in Disney dining.? It?s the attention to quality and detail that sets Trattoria al forno apart, says Chef Lenny. ?We?ve got an authentic prosciutto slicer, we?re making cavatelli pasta in-house, pickling peppers, making mozzarella, and serving spectacular pizza pies,? he says. One of his favorite menu items is the charcuterie, with special cured meats such as hard salami with fennel pollen. DeGeorge grew up in an American-Italian family, but says it was a trip to Italy that forever changed his thoughts on cooking Italian. ?Italian food isn?t about lots of ingredients, less is more,? says Chef Lenny. ?True marinara is simply the best tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and time, lots of cooking time.? This is the recipe at Trattoria al forno, and they add a little house-made chicken stock to fortify the meat dishes. ?I think Italians will approve,? says Chef Lenny. His lasagna recipe, below, is ?moist, rich, and nothing like the Americanized version most of us grew up eating,? says Chef Lenny. Trattoria?s signature dishes like pasta carbonara will be made with fresh eggs, Romano cheese and guanciale (salt-cured pork cheeks), not the Americanized version with bacon, cream and peas. The chicken Parmesan is pounded paper thin, breaded and deep fried, with a side of long, flat ribbons of fresh tagliatelli pasta. ?We?re paying more attention to our guests? refined palates,? he says. Lasagna Bolognese from Trattoria al Forno at Disney?s BoardWalk Serves 8 to 10 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Lasagna 1 box no-boil lasagna noodles 2 cups shredded whole-milk mozzarella, divided 1 cup shredded Parmesan, divided For turkey Bolognese: Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onion, and garlic and sauté, breaking up turkey, until turkey is cooked through. Drain any grease from pan and add crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Use water to rinse tomato can and add to pan, stirring well. Add sugar, oregano, basil and crushed red pepper, stirring well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer 30 minutes, covered, stirring often. For Alfredo sauce: Combine half and half and garlic in a large saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil. Dissolve cornstarch in water; whisk cornstarch mixture into boiling half-and-half, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer mixture 3 minutes, whisking frequently. Stir in Parmesan, salt, and pepper. For ricotta filling: Combine ricotta, Parmesan, eggs, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; stir until well combined. For lasagna: Preheat oven to 350°F. Ladle half of Alfredo sauce in the bottom of a 9×13-inch glass-baking dish. Top with 3 lasagna sheets. (Pasta will expand to cover filling.) Ladle half of turkey Bolognese on top. Top with 3 lasagna sheets. Gently spread half of ricotta filling over lasagna sheets and top with 1 cup shredded mozzarella. Top with 3 lasagna sheets. Top with remaining Bolognese and 3 more lasagna sheets. Spread with remaining ricotta mixture and top with 1 cup shredded mozzarella. Top with 3 lasagna sheets, remaining Alfredo sauce, and shredded Parmesan. Wrap pan tightly with a double layer of aluminum foil. Bake 1 hour, 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes more. Let rest at least 15 minutes before slicing. Click here to download our keepsake recipe card. A Perfect Recipe for National Lasagna Day July 29 by Pam Brandon: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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July 31 2014

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Disney To Benefit From Marvel's Expansion Into Tv - Yahoo Finance

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Disney to Benefit from Marvel's Expansion into TV By Zacks Equity Research 6 continue reading this.. hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done After attaining success in the film business, media giant The Walt Disney Companys ( DIS ) Marvel Studios forayed into the world of television last year with Agents of SHIELD. The show was a spin-off from The Avengers and has also added Agent Carter recently, which will be screened on the U.S network, ABC. Agent Carter will have Hayley Atwell who will replay her role from Captain America. Though Agents of SHIELD faced many hurdles in the first season, Marvel intends to build on this new development as it recently penned an agreement with Netflix, Inc.
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Before 'Star Wars' film reboot, a new animated 'Rebels' - Yahoo News

Now we want a look that's a bit more old school," says Joel Aaron, the show's special effects supervisor. View gallery Actor Taylor Gray, who voiced the character Ezra Bridger in "Star Wars: Rebels", pictured As a result, the animation has more of a vintage look, with lines that are not as crisp as in other computer-generated series. Spaceships take geometric shapes that seem less than aerodynamic. "It's good if it looks cartoonish," says animation director Keith Kellogg. That said, if a jump does not look realistic enough, it's back to the drawing board. Kellogg says he spends hours making various gestures and expressions to help his team of artists. Those artists recycle various animated movements, but change small details -- the angle of a head, the color palette, the decor -- to keep it fresh. No "Star Wars" series would be complete without the iconic light sabers. Aaron watched the epic battle scene in the first film between Darth Vader and Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi countless times for inspiration. At that time, some of the special effects were done with bits of string.
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Film industry workers worry about future of local jobs | StarNewsOnline.com

He calls the news the sole "bright spot" of the week as he questions whether he will have to switch careers if the small incentive programs fails to attract projects after the current program expires at year's end. Unlike many film crew members, Henderson won't be packing up and moving immediately after the current incentive sunsets at year's end. His wife, currently in her 18th year of teaching, still has two years left of working here in her retirement plan before she can move. Having previously traveled for film work in years past, Henderson, said that isn't an option at this point in his life. "I traveled for work before I had kids," he said. "And while I have the option to go on the road, I want to be here with my family." While it is unclear what effect the proposed budget will have on the local film industry heading into next year, there is still quite a bit of filming left to be done in 2014. CBS' "Under the Dome" only wrapped production on its second season, airing 10 p.m. Mondays, two weeks ago and a select number of crew, like Henderson, are still winding down the show's presence. Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," which employs around 150-200 crew members, is projected to film through December, as it continues production on expanded 18-episode second season. ABC's 10-episode murder mystery series "Secrets and Lies" started production in the region July 24 and will shoot through Thanksgiving .
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July 30 2014

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Rock ?n? Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Turns 15 At Walt Disney World Resort

ROCKCOA1564614521Today we?re celebrating the anniversary of one of my favorite attractions ? Rock ?n? Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith . The attraction originally opened its doors at Disney?s Hollywood Studios on July 29, 1999. In case you haven?t experienced it yet, the attraction lets you tour G-Force Records, the music studio where Aerosmith is holding a recording session. When the band heads out to a show, they invite you to travel to the show in a url super-stretch limo that speeds from 0-57 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Better yet ? each limo is equipped with an audio system consisting of 125 speakers, 24 sub-woofers and more than 32k watts of audio amplifier output power and each car broadcasts different Aerosmith songs. In honor of today?s anniversary, here are 15 fun facts about the attraction: The attraction?s grand opening on July 29, 1999 featured a dedication ceremony with Aerosmith. The giant electric guitar that serves as the attraction?s icon measures 40 feet tall. There are more than 900 speakers throughout the attraction. The attraction?s track measures 3,403 feet. Elements of the attraction were manufactured as far away as Netherlands and Germany. Aerosmith band members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry took part in re-recordings for the attraction. The entire band appears in the attraction?s preshow film. The band?s manager who appears in the preshow was played by actress Illeana Douglas. The DJ who is ?broadcasting live? from the Aerosmith concert is classic rock DJ Uncle Joe Benson. The look of the super-stretch limo was influenced by the 1962-era Cadillac. Each super-stretch limo can fit 24 passengers. Each guest is surrounded by five speakers ? four around the head and one subwoofer under the seat. Each vehicle features a different Aerosmith song or medley. Tracks are: ?Nine Lives?; ?Sweet Emotion?; a ?Back in the Saddle?/?Dude Looks Like a Lady? medley; a ?Love in an Elevator?/?Walk This Way? medley; and a ?Young Lust?/?F.I.N.E.?/?Love in an Elevator? medley. Guests experience a g-force between 4-5 entering the first inversion on the track. The attraction was the first coaster at Walt Disney World Resort to feature multiple inversions. Rock ?n? Roller Coaster opened at Walt Disney Studios Park (Paris) in 2002. There, it?s called ?Rock ?n? Roller Coaster avec Aerosmith.? Which is your favorite song to take a ride to? Tell us in the ?Comments? section below. Rock ?n? Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Turns 15 at Walt Disney World Resort by Jennifer Fickley-Baker: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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July 29 2014

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Rumkins Bar & Grill Hires New Chef From Walt Disney Resorts - Thenewsherald.com

continue Special dishes include Rumkins chicken, which is grilled chicken topped with a mojito marinade, and Rumkins bar burger, which is basted in rum butter with cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce and onion straws. The restaurant also offers several specialty rum drinks in honor of the bars namesake. Thayer said he is slowly making changes to the restaurants menu to offer a more Caribbean flair to pair alongside items hes already added, like Rumkins chicken and buffalo chicken wontons. He is also working on a separate gluten free menu and offering flatbread entrees. In addition to its new chef, Rumkins is offering new entertainment options, including free salsa lessons at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The restaurant also hosts DJ Stoch on Friday nights, and on Saturdays,live local bands play classic rock and top 40s music. Rumkins is open 3 p.m.
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School board OKs overnight trips - Toledo Blade

A tribute to legendary Disney and Hanna-Barbera animation master Iwao Takamoto, written by his daughter and illustrated with rarely seen drawings and photos. For anyone, everyone, who grew up with Hanna-Barbera, this is a treat. -- Jerry Beck, Animation Historian Friendswood, TX (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 As kids turn to the summer fun of new cartoon features and beloved classics, TotalRecall Publications announces a new book that expands the colorful history of animation. Multi-award-winning Living with a Legend by Leslie E. Stern offers touching personal stories about her acclaimed stepfather, Iwao Takamoto, who designed such animation masterpieces as Scooby-Doo, Astro, Mutley, and Dino for Hanna-Barbera. He directed Charlottes Web and worked on classic films such as Lady and the Tramp and Cinderella early in his career at Disney. Iwao Takamoto is considered a legend in the animation industry. Recruited by Walt Disney as the first inmate released from California's Manzanar concentration camp for Japanese Americans during World War II, he contributed to a number of Disneys early classics. Takamoto helped design Lady for Lady and the Tramp and the lovable mice in Cinderella, as well as worked as a master animator on Sleeping Beauty and 101 Dalmations. When asked to join the start-up company Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera were creating, Takamoto leapt at the chance.
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The trips include the speech team going to Columbus and other locations for tournaments; the band going to Walt Disney World for a performance in late November; orchestra has a performance scheduled for Cleveland in February; and vocal music group and AP English have trips out of state. Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement , click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ . Your e-mail:
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July 28 2014

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This Weekend: New Episodes Of "sea Rescue" And "the Wildlife Docs"

This Weekend: New united states Episodes of "Sea Rescue" and "The Wildlife Docs" by Staff Catch new episodes of Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs this weekend! On Sea Rescue, two harbor seals come into SeaWorld San Diego with terrible injuries and the team must work hard to nurse Sharky and Roxy back to health. Then, a little known phenomenon called natural seepage affects hundreds of seabirds and other marine life but fortunately, help is at hand. On The Wildlife Docs, Samantha, an older female chimp at Busch Gardens Tampa, must undergo medical treatment before she can celebrate her birthday. Then, the park?s animal experts are called to help with a mother bear and her two cubs. See how the team helps the bears and gives them a new start in life. Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during ?Litton?s Weekend Adventure? and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows. They are part of the #1 rated block on Saturday mornings and are consistently rated #1 in the top ten U.S. markets including the four largest: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. Currently in its third season, Sea Rescue has been seen by more than 120 million viewers. Time is subject to change so be sure to check your local listings. For more information about Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs visit www.seaworldkids.com .
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?the Music Of: Nashville? Gets Toes Tappin? At Disneyland Park

MON686315 Last weekend, we kicked off an all-new entertainment experience at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Disneyland park. ? The Music of: Nashville ? is bringing the music from the ABC hit show to life every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. With the help of popular headliner The Kelly Rae Band and others, this concert experience treats fans of ? Nashville ? to some of their favorite tunes from the show along with fun behind-the-scenes stories and more. So check out ?The Music of: Nashville? for yourself cheap disney world packages every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, and don?t miss ?Nashville,? Wednesdays this fall 10|9c on ABC! ?The Music of: Nashville? Gets Toes Tappin? at Disneyland Park by Erin Glover: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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July 26 2014

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Disney Getaway Doubles As Baseball Mega-challenge For Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs | Mlive.com

Jaguars open camp amid renovations on, off field - Yahoo Sports

The Bay City-based travel baseball teams head to Kissimmee, Fla., this weekend to take part in one of the nation's premier events, hosted by Walt Disney World at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. "Honestly, they seem more excited about taking on the best teams in baseball than they are about Disney," Riverdawgs vice president Mark Krzysiak said. "But they'll take advantage of that opportunity." With a wonderland for children as the backdrop, the Riverdawgs are prepared to play some serious ball. Both the 10U and 12U squads earned their way to the World Series, breaking through a ceiling while making Riverdawgs history. "In travel baseball, this is like Williamsport," Krzysiak said. "This is the tournament every team is trying to get to for ages 9-14. We've been trying for eight years and have never been close." Both squads are enjoying monumental success on the travel circuit in 2014. The 10U squad has captured nine tournament championships, including the Michigan Major Elite crown and earned a bid to the Disney World Series with its No. 2 ranking in the Midwest. The 12U team qualified for the World Series with a runner-up showing in the Super NIT.
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Jacksonville finished 4-12 last year, the team's third consecutive losing season. Despite the on-the-field woes, there has been plenty of optimism surrounding the team since. It has a lot to do with Khan's commitment, general manager Dave Caldwell's personnel decisions and Bradley's leadership. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, left, talks to members of the Fulham FC soccer team during t The scoreboards are part of it, too. The city and the Jaguars just completed a $63 million renovation to EverBank Field. The upgrades include massive scoreboards, two pools that overlook the field and 20 pricey cabanas. Khan donated $20 million to the project, bringing his investment total to $31 million since buying the team for $770 million in November 2011. Khan already funded projects to revamp the locker room, the weight room and the training orlando packages room. ''I know people are talking about us,'' Caldwell said.
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Disney's 'Big Hero 6' to Premiere at Tokyo Film Fest - Yahoo Celebrity

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"sea Rescue" And "the Wildlife Docs" Are New This Weekend!

"Sea Rescue" and "The Wildlife Docs" are New This Weekend! by Staff Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs are new this weekend! On the Emmy-nominated Sea Rescue, two California sea lions have fishing line wrapped around their necks and it looks like a death sentence for these unfortunate animals until the SeaWorld rescue team steps in to help. Then rescuers help a stranded, sunburned bottlenose dolphin in Florida and they must provide months of round-the-clock care to get him better. On The Wildlife Docs A mysterious growth inside Horst, an orangutan at Busch Gardens Tampa, has the Wildlife Docs concerned and a crucial procedure must be done to get him back in the swing of things. Then, watch the clever way The Wildlife Docs work with the meerkat medical check-ups while creating a brand new habitat for these cute and cunning critters. Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally http://halloweensummer.blog.com/ on ABC on Saturday mornings during ?Litton?s Weekend Adventure? and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows. Sea Rescue has been rated #1 in its timeslot in a number of major US markets and the shows have surpassed viewership of over 180 million. Time is subject to change so be sure to check your local listings. For more information about Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs visit www.seaworldkids.com . *The Wildlife Docs airs on Sunday in some markets.
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July 25 2014

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First Look At New Cars Land Pinstriping Merchandise At The Disneyland Resort

pppppp362111What?s summer without a road trip? Where did my travels take me? Well, most recently Radiator Springs in Cars Land at the Disneyland Resort . If you?re planning to cruise through Cars Land yourself this summer, here are a few things that are rolling into locations that you should keep an eye out for. The click new car culture couture lifestyle collection featuring ?Pinstriping by Ramone? can be found at Ramone?s House of Body Art . You?ll love the fine pin-striping detail that appears on adult and youth tees, fleece, hats and more, bringing Disney?Pixar ? Cars ? characters like Mater , Lightning McQueen and Sally to life with a little bit of an edge. Need something to help you get your motor running in the morning? Check out these brand new mugs detailed in a metallic paint finish that will surely help shift gears to a productive and successful day! Look for them on store shelves towards the end of summer. Something else you might want to are the Kitschy Piston Cup and Decal inspired collections which you will find on tees, tanks, beach towels, tumblers, hats and more at Radiator Springs Curios. If pins are more your speed, then be sure to race in to pick up the new Mystery Collection, available now. What will drive home with you? First Look at New Cars Land Pinstriping Merchandise at the Disneyland Resort by Michelle Harker: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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July 24 2014

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Man Accused Of Molesting Girls At Disney's Typhoon Lagoon | News - Home

'Star Wars' car and a Doomsday doll are toys of Comic-Con | The Detroit News

Detroit News PhotoStore IT'S ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PLACES TO VISIT THIS TIME OF YEAR BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY SEVERAL YOUNG GIRLS WERE TOUCHED INAPPROPRIATELY THERE BY THIS MAN. THE ALLEGED CRIMES ALL HAPPENED IN A WAVE POOL AT DISNEYWORLD'S TYPHOON LAGOON. AS LOCAL 6'S KRISTIN GIANNAS EXPLAINS HOW HE WAS CAUGHT. ACCORDING TO THIS REPORT, A WITNESS SAW THE KISSIMMEE MAN GO UNDER WATER AND REACH FOR ANOTHER VICTIM BEFORE HE WAS ARRESTED AND TAKEN HERE TO THE JAIL. YOUR NAME? PERRY STILES. HE MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE A JUDGE THIS AFTERNOON. 54-YEAR-OLD PERRY STILES OF KISSIMMEE IS ACCUSED OF TOUCHING FOUR PEOPLE IN THE WAVE POOL AT DISNEY'S TYPHOON LAGOON.
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Lang Comments The 'Hot Wheels Life-Sized Darth Vader Car' will be at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego. (Jeffrey Moustache / Mattel Inc.) Los Angeles When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the skys the limit for the designers at Mattel. Inside the colorful design center a Hot Wheels-themed universal studios orlando vacation packages shuttle bus transports employees from Mattels parking garage the designers have spent the past year working on 10 toys created especially for the Comic-Con crowd, including a replica of the Batmobile from the upcoming game Batman: Arkham Knight and a 9-inch-tall action figure of Superman killer Doomsday. We dont have to worry about retail. We dont have to worry about margins, said Doug Wadleigh, Mattels senior vice president of global brand marketing for boys and entertainment. We dont have to worry about operational efficiencies. We only have to worry about creating the coolest toys for our fans. Period. It also offers some escape from Mattels reality these days. Like other toy makers struggling in this digital, video-centric age, the company is trying to remain relevant in the retail world. Core brands like Barbie have seen less of a demand, with a 14 percent drop in sales in the first quarter of this year.
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July 23 2014

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Catamaran Water Fun In Costa Rica With Adventures By Disney

crrrrr938993 Another beautiful day out here in Costa Rica as we continue to share our Adventures by Disney journey with you! Over the past few days, our teen photographers have taken some breathtaking images with their Nikon cameras, zip lined through the tropical rainforest and white-water rafted through the raging waters of the Tenorio River. Today we ventured out into the Pacific Ocean for our catamaran excursion. With the secluded beaches surrounding us, we felt like we were on our own private island! The teens looked forward to snorkeling, paddle boating and using their Nikon CoolPix AW cameras to snap some awesome underwater photos. Speaking of photos, I captured this action shot just before they all went overboard! As we headed under the sea, our teen photographers had fun taking photos of each other as they snorkeled around the pristine blue waters of the ocean. Besides all the wonderful activities that we enjoyed in the ocean, the teens became one with nature as they shot some incredible photos of the natural beauty that Costa Rica is known for. Courtney perfectly captured the bright reds and the water droplets on these flowers. Faris put his zooming skills to use with this amazing shot of a dragonfly. Check back for my next post of our teen-focused trip as we continue to explore this incredible region with Adventures by Disney! Catamaran Water Fun in Costa Rica with Adventures by Disney by David Roark: Originally posted [source] on the Disney Parks Blog
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July 22 2014

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Disney Reaches Tentative Deal With Unions For Starting Wage Increase | News - Home

- Walt Disney World reached a tentative agreement for a contract with six unions representing thousands of employees, Disney officials said on Friday. The contract would include wage increases, raising the starting wages to $9 an hour once the agreement is ratified. Disney officials said wages will go up to $9.50 an hour in 2015 and to $10 an hour in 2016 as part of a contract that will run through 2020. Quick Clicks The agreement with the Services Trades Council Union will affect more than 20,000 cast members. Cast members will vote on the agreement before it is ratified, Disney officials said. Copyright 2014 by ClickOrlando.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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4-year-old goes to Disney thanks to Make-A-Wish foundation

Mason is in remission for kidney cancer. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A four-year-old's dream is coming true thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Mason Greeson and his family left for Disney World on Monday morning. Two years ago Mason was diagnosed with Wilm's tumor, which is a form of kidney cancer. Mason is in remission now. Mason had no idea he was leaving for Disney World until he arrived at the airport and saw the Mickey and Minnie balloons. "He knew he was going to Disney but he didn't know when, we just said we're gonna get to go to Disney so he's still not sure. I don't think he fully gets it like he knows we're going but I don't know if he understands site web all the hoopla people are taking his picture and he's like what's going on, 'I thought we were going on vacation,'" Mason's mom Kristin Greeson said.
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July 21 2014

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"sea Rescue" And "the Wildlife Docs" Are New This Weekend!

"Sea Rescue" and "The Wildlife Docs" are New This Weekend! by Staff Catch new episodes of Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs this weekend! On Sea Rescue when a rarely seen pygmy sperm whale washes up in bad shape on the New Jersey coast, rescuers are shocked to discover how much ocean trash this unfortunate animal has swallowed. Then, a monsoon blows a flock of pelicans off course, causing them to land in the scorching Arizona desert and even a crowded public swimming pool. On The Wildlife Docs when a baby kangaroo's mother is no longer able to care for him, Busch Gardens? dedicated animal care team steps in to raise him by hand. Then, see what happens a little over a year after Rukyah, the youngest of three Malayan tigers, is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. It?s nothing short of a miracle. Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during ?Litton?s Weekend Adventure? and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows. They are part of the #1 rated block on Saturday mornings and are consistently rated #1 in the top ten U.S. markets including the four largest: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. Currently in its third season, Sea Rescue has been seen by more than 120 million viewers. Time is subject to change so click be sure to check your local listings. For more information aboutSea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs visit www.seaworldkids.com .
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Disney's Animated Series ?the 7d? Launches With Solid Ratings | Animation World Network

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On Tuesday, July 8, a second episode introducing recurring guest stars Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno grew by double digits among key measures, including by 17% in Total Viewers (638,000 vs. 546,000), by 19% in Kids 2-11 (438,000 vs. 369,000), by 11% in Kids 6-14 (411,000 vs. 369,000), by 17% in Kids 6-11 (357,000 vs. 305,000). On Friday, The 7D posted series-ratings highs in Total Viewers (721,000), Kids 6-14 (467,000/1.3 rating), Boys 6-14 (246,000/1.3 rating), Kids 6-11 (376,000/1.6 rating), Kids 2-11 (468,000/1.2 rating) and Boys 2-11 (243,000/1.2 rating). For its week-long premiere click here. event, The 7D out-delivered year-ago time period averages by 12% in Total Viewers (591,000 vs. 526,000), by 24% in Kids 2-11 (388,000 vs. 312,000), by 13% in Kids 6-11 (313,000 vs. 277,000) and by 9% in Kids 6-14 (380,000 vs.
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Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Posted: 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 Disney World monorail shut down by weather-related power outage; passengers evacuated Sponsored Links LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. About 120 passengers were evacuated from a Walt Disney World monorail Sunday evening due to a weather-related power outage. The monorail stopped on a stretch of track between the Transportation and Ticket Center and Disneys Wilderness Lodge. Workers spent about 30 minutes trying to restart the monorail to return it to a station to unload the passengers, officials said. Once those measures proved unsuccessful, the Reedy Creek Fire Department spent an hour evacuating the passengers from the monorail using a special stairwell device and other vehicles equipped with platforms, Fire Chief Bo Jones said. No one was injured, and there were no medical emergencies. Once lowered to the ground, the passengers were escorted to busses provided by Disney.
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Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. Union officials said Walt Disney World has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest union group that raises starting hourly pay from a little over $8 to $9 this year. The agreement announced Friday raises starting hourly pay to $9.50 next year and $10 in 2016. Union members will vote whether to approve the proposed contract on Aug. 1. The contract covers 21,000 full-time workers at the Florida-based theme park resort, which has around 45,000 full-time and 25,000 part-time employees. Union officials said the contract freezes employee health care costs in 2015. Disney World and union officials have been negotiating since March, when the previous contract expired.
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July 19 2014

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Summer Nights To Savor: Epcot Presents A Nighttime Transformation

Something magical happens as the sun sets over Spaceship Earth . All of Epcot takes on an ethereal radiance. After all, day or night, you?re under the magic spell of Walt Disney Imagineering at a Disney Park , so evenings bring on their meticulous skills in lighting your way through another chapter of your Epcot ?story.? Your night for spectacular attractions and entertainment Even if you?ve never visited universal studios vacation packages Epcot before, try to picture it all in your mind?s eye. The sun is disappearing into ribbons of gold and red clouds as you enter Test Track . Your vehicle speeds to a furious pace. It bursts from the show building and zooms you around the track, the lights of Epcot flashing in all directions. You take in a few more attractions and it?s off to World Showcase. Each pavilion is bathed in its own special glow. This is a particularly special night for you. Magical things await, things you?ve never experienced before and they each involve tasty treats. But it?s still a little early and you?d like a quick meal now, so you enjoy fish and chips at the United Kingdom pavilion (nothing seems to compare to them). Your night for IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party World Showcase Lagoon shimmers in the evening lights, as if in anticipation of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth ? the nightly fireworks, laser and music extravaganza. Here?s the nice part: You?re assured a wonderful view because you?ve booked the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party. In addition to experiencing the show from a fantastic vantage point, you?re going to enjoy delectable desserts served with coffee, tea or even a sparkling wine. Mmm. The chefs have outdone themselves on this evening?s dessert masterpieces. Food always tastes better when they make it. How do they do it? Even though you shouldn?t, you decide to fill another dessert plate with those little chocolate thingies ? so soft, so rich. Better save some room though. There?s more to enjoy later. As the IllumiNations finale fills the entire sky with the glorious spectacle that could only happen at a Disney Park, you breathe a contented sigh. Because you also booked the Epcot After Hours Wind Down , you don?t have to make your way to the exit with the throngs of other guests. Your night for Epcot After Hours Wind Down For this, your first time to try this brand-new Epcot experience, you?ve chosen Spice Road Table in the Morocco pavilion as your restaurant. The buzz has been good. As a fan of tapas, it?s the chance you?ve been waiting for. (Incidentally, you might also want to visit Spice Road Table at other times of the day. If you happen to be a Walt Disney World Passholder , you have another reason to visit: a 30% discount off the regular menu now through September 17, 2014!) A sense of calm falls over you as the cast members welcome you. Warm, friendly conversation murmurs in the elegant, intimate Spice Road Table dining room, where you are seated with a lovely view of World Showcase Lagoon. Since Epcot After Hours Wind Down includes a wine flight, you are presented with three superb international wines, each with its own flavors and scents of fine fruits and spices. You sip a little of each, comparing the ?personalities? of each wine. Three hot, tempting tapas are placed before you. Tonight, one of them is a lamb slider. Lamb has such a delightfully distinctive taste ? and this is a fabulous way to enjoy it. Two petite Moroccan Lamb Sausages are completely different from the sliders but equally superb in preparation and presentation. But your favorite is the Harissa Chicken Roll, a blend of exotic spices of the east with chicken nestled in a light crusty roll. There?s no hurry. You savor each morsel, the wine cleansing your palate between every few bites. Authentic music plays in the background. The stars shine over Epcot through the picture windows. A great way to top off the evening. Perhaps most comforting of all is your leisurely stroll along World Showcase promenade, the desserts, tapas and wine adding a light spring to your step. It?s just you and a handful of other delighted guests ? ambling through the peaceful pavilions toward Spaceship Earth in the distance. It?s as if this world is here just for you. And you know what? It is. Summer Nights to Savor: Epcot Presents a Nighttime Transformation by Greg Ehrbar: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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Disney Takes Unusual Promo Route With Japanese 'big Hero 6' Animation | Boston Herald

With more than 5,000 fans expected to attend, Disney is teasing several of the studio's upcoming animated movies at the D23 Expo, a three-day celebration of all things Disney at the Anaheim Convention Center. On the animation front, the studio will showcase Walt Disney Animation Studios' computer-generated adventure "Frozen" and Pixar's prehistoric comedy "The Good Dinosaur" during a Friday presentation, as well as the "Finding Nemo" sequel "Finding Dory," the manga-style Marvel adaptation "Big Hero 6" and the new Mickey Mouse short film "Get a Horse!" (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) 1 Mark Schilling more.. TOKYO -- As a tie-in to "Big Hero 6," the first-ever Disney-Marvel animated feature, Disney is collaborating with the release of a manga in Japan based on the pic's story. Called "Baymax" -- the pic's Japanese title -- the manga will be serialized in Magazine Special monthly comic mag starting on Aug. 20. A prequel, "Episode 0," will appear in Weekly Shonen Magazine on Aug. 6. Both comics are the work of Haruki Ueno, who is also responsible for "Phi Brain: Saigo no Puzzle" ("The Last Puzzle"), a popular mystery manga that debuted in Magazine Special. The comic features the title robot, Baymax, and its boy companion, Hiro, whose adventures unfold in the fictional city of San Fransokyo.
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Disney's Animated Series ?The 7D? Launches with Solid Ratings | Animation World Network

On Tuesday, July 8, a second episode introducing recurring guest stars Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno grew by double digits among key measures, including by 17% in Total Viewers (638,000 vs. 546,000), by 19% in Kids 2-11 (438,000 vs. 369,000), by 11% in Kids 6-14 (411,000 vs. 369,000), by 17% in Kids 6-11 (357,000 vs. 305,000). On Friday, The 7D posted series-ratings highs in Total Viewers (721,000), Kids 6-14 (467,000/1.3 rating), Boys 6-14 (246,000/1.3 rating), Kids 6-11 (376,000/1.6 rating), Kids 2-11 (468,000/1.2 rating) and Boys 2-11 (243,000/1.2 rating). For its week-long premiere event, The 7D out-delivered year-ago time period averages by 12% in Total Viewers (591,000 vs. 526,000), by 24% in Kids 2-11 (388,000 vs.
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July 17 2014

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Sea Rescue And The Wildlife Docs Are New This Weekend!

Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs are New this Weekend! by Staff Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs are new this weekend! On the Emmy-nominated Sea Rescue, after saving a sick sea lion from a rocky beach in San Diego, the SeaWorld rescue team finds her strong maternal instincts provide comfort to younger sea lions in its care. Then, a dehydrated and malnourished dolphin strands on a beach near the U.S.-Mexico border and the SeaWorld rescue team springs into action to help. On The Wildlife Docs it?s read a busy day at Busch Gardens Tampa. Vets make an early morning house call on the Serengeti Plain to aid a gazelle. Then they give a check-up to a Golden Conure back at the Animal Care Center. Training sessions are going on with the lions, elephants, hippos and orangutans. The educators are making enrichment items for the gorillas. Back at the ACC, Dr. Dominique and Dr. Nancy are trying to decipher if a grey kangaroo has pneumonia while Dr. Pete is performing surgery on an owl. Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during ?Litton?s Weekend Adventure? and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows. Sea Rescue has been rated #1 in its timeslot in a number of major US markets and the shows have surpassed viewership of over 180 million. Time is subject to change so be sure to check your local listings*. For more information aboutSea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs visit www.seaworldkids.com . *The Wildlife Docs airs on Sunday in some markets.
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July 16 2014

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Disney Monorail Evacuated After Possible Lightning

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Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Disney monorail evacuated after possible lightning Associated Press, AP 10:38 p.m. EDT July 13, 2014 Epcot Monorail 99 CONNECT 6 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENTEMAILMORE LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex, adding no one was hurt. Several Twitter users reported the evacuation just after 6 p.m. Literally stuck on a monorail at disney, lighting struck and we immediately stopped. I'm convinced that I'm going to die elizabeth clayton (@emc_clayton) July 14, 2014 Spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler told The Associated Press there were thunderstorms around Walt Disney World when the elevated train stopped Sunday afternoon. She says a mechanized lift helped get passengers down.
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Outage: Monorail train evacuated at Disney in Florida | Boston Herald

More >> Authorities said their death appeared suspicious, but are not releasing the cause of death at this time because the case is under active investigation. More >> PHOTOS: United Flight 232 crash-lands at the Sioux Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989 File photo of the United Flight 232 before it crash-landed at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa. On July 19, 1989, at 1516, a DC-10-10, N1819U, operated by United Airlines as flight 232, experienced a catastrophic failure of the No. 2 tail-mounted engine during cruise flight. More >> On July 19, 1989, at 1516, a DC-10-10, N1819U, operated by United Airlines as flight 232, experienced a catastrophic failure of the No. 2 tail-mounted engine during cruise flight. An Iowa man has died in http://disneydarkside.weebly.com what authorities believe was a motorcycle crash. More >> An Iowa man has died in what authorities believe was a motorcycle crash. More >> Branstad does not want to host immigrant children Gov.
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A Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex. She says no one was hurt. Spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler told The Associated Press there were thunderstorms around Walt Disney World when the elevated train stopped Sunday afternoon. She says a mechanized lift helped get passengers down. "Due to weather, there was a power outage on the monorail. There's currently one train on the system without power and all the guests are now off the train," she said in a subsequent emailed update. Wahler says the cause of the power outage wasn't immediately known. She says there was no fire and all got down calmly. Author(s):
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Disney World Monorail Evacuated After Outage | National News - Wgal Home

Monorail-Disney "It wasn't a jolting stop, but it did stop really fast -- the monorail glided to a stop," Lily said. Without the air conditioner running, the train car got pretty hot over the next 90 minutes. As they waited for firefighters to help them off, the stranded visitors passed the time by chatting with each other and messaging friends. No one seemed to panic, Lily said. Firefighters later managed to pop open the top hatch of the train car -- but opted to escort passengers out through the doors, using a lift. That actually disappointed Lily. "I kind of wanted to go through the top, I thought it'd be fun," she said. Despite the mishap, Lily said she'll definitely be back -- especially after getting free passes for the inconvenience. And for a teen who visits Disney World at least three times a year, the experience was actually pretty http://annawilcoxflorida.wix.com/yummydisneydining cool.
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Man's Fingertips Severed on Disney World Ride - Injured

on July 11, 2014 11:10 AM A tourist's fingertips were severed after an accident on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride Thursday, with many legal questions yet to be answered. The injured man, a UK resident whose name has not been released, lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers on his right hand. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the injury occurred after the victim was holding on to the outside of the boat during the ride. Was the man properly warned, and should Disney cover the damage? Keep Your Hands Inside the Ride Although amusement park warnings may seem like white noise after about the 12th time or so on Space Mountain, they serve a very important legal function. A Disney spokeswoman told the Sentinel that on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, guests are warned to "keep hands and feet inside the ride." The queuing area also contains signs that alert guests to "remain seated with hands, arms, feet and legs inside vehicle." Operators of amusement park rides most likely owe a duty to riders to properly warn them of the safest way to enjoy the ride. It's currently unclear whether the injured rider heard or disregarded the audio and printed warnings on the Disney ride, but the strength of his future claim against the park may depend on whether a court finds him negligent. Comparative Fault in Fla.
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First Peek At Trattoria Al Forno, New Restaurant For Disney?s Boardwalk

fpataf071514With opening planned for December, we?re sharing the first details for Trattoria al Forno, the new restaurant for Disney?s BoardWalk . A ?trattoria? is company website an Italian restaurant serving simple food, and ?al forno? is Italian for ?food baked in an oven,? and this new spot will showcase Old World techniques, including handcrafted mozzarella made daily, cavatelli (small dumpling-shaped pasta) and a variety of Neopolitan-style pizzas baked in wood-burning ovens. Neopolitan pizzas, by the way, are pizzas in the classic style of Naples, Italy, with simple tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. A beautiful Italian flywheel slicer slices paper-thin Italian meats, served with a variety of olives and caponata. Satisfying pastas, velvety seasonal risottos and fresh seafood and vegetables will celebrate the delectable diversity of Italian cuisine with authentic ingredients and recipes from Italy?s various regions. Italy is just half the size of Texas but has wonderfully diverse cuisine, and Trattoria al Forno will showcase dishes from Italy?s various regions ? for instance, braised beef Bolognese with house-made cavatelli from Bologna, semolina tagliatelli carbonara from Latium (more specifically Rome), pork chop alla Milanese named after the city of Milano. And you?ll find classic Italian favorites: chicken breast alla Parmagiana with tagliatelle pasta; shrimp with garlic, capers and anchovy butter with polenta; whole roasted fish with roasted vegetables; baked lasagna; grilled steak; slow-cooked lamb shank with polenta; and eggplant rollatini. A seasonal risotto will always be on the menu, and vegetarians will appreciate the ruffled campanelle pasta with green beans, roasted potatoes and Genovese pesto. Add a classic Italian dessert with an after-dinner cappuccino for a perfect ending. Look for tiramisù, lemon panna cotta with almond crunch and berries, gelatos, and the signature bomboloni (Italian donut holes) with dark chocolate and vanilla gelato. Wines will be 100 percent Italian from historic wine regions including Tuscany, Veneto and Piedmont, with over 60 offerings by the bottle and more than 25 wines by the glass ? Chiantis, Super Tuscans and fine Italian white wines such as Prosecco, Pinot Grigio and Moscato. Signature cocktails and Italian beers and sodas round out the drink menu, with a signature-blend Italian coffee roasted just for Trattoria al forno. We can?t wait to share more information and photos, stay tuned. Reservations will be accepted in several weeks ? we?ll be sure to let you know the date. First Peek at Trattoria al Forno, New Restaurant for Disney?s BoardWalk by Pam Brandon: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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