Dec 22

Every Role a Starring Role – Dapper Dan (Disney Parks Video)

Today Disney Parks continued the long running series of Every Role a Starring Role @ the Disneyland Resort. This video talks to a Dapper Dan.

Every Role a Starring Role – Dapper Dan

Dec 22

Club Penguin Holiday Mobile Events, App & Programming (Disney News Release)

DISNEY’S CLUB PENGUIN MAKES MAJOR HOLIDAY MOBILE PUSH WITH EVENTS, APP, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING: “WE WISH YOU A MERRY WALRUS”

Club Penguin Continues Mobile Expansion with Launch on Android and

New Holiday Special Premiering on Mobile and Digital Platforms First

Holiday Special will also be featured in Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

 

Burbank, Calif. December 19, 2014: Disney Interactive today debuted new mobile offerings for the #1 virtual world for kids, Disney’s Club Penguin. The Club Penguin app launched for Android on the Google Play Store, and a new original holiday television program, We Wish You a Merry Walrus, isavailable for download on iTunes ($2.99 HD and $1.99 SD) and on Apple TV.

Since the Club Penguin app launched on iOS last December, mobile has become a significant and growing platform for Club Penguin, with 25 percent of Club Penguin players now coming from mobile and tablet devices.

To join in the festive fun, players can take part in the Merry Walrus celebration running in-world through December 29. The holiday special also inspired a float in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, which will air on ABC on December 25 at 10:00 am ET.

Club Penguin App
Now available for both Android and iOS, the Club Penguin app lets players experience the #1 virtual world for kids on tablet and mobile devices, offering a massive multiplayer community like no other. To celebrate the launch, Club Penguin is offering a special promotion on clubpenguin.com and for Android users: buy a one-month membership and receive a code for a bonus one-month membership to gift to a friend. The full app description can be found here.

 

We Wish You a Merry Walrus Holiday Special
Set on Merry Walrus Eve, the story follows a seafaring penguin named Roofhowse who arrives at Club Penguin Island only to find himself wrapped up in an unexpected festive adventure! Following a magical Blue Crystal Puffle, Roofhowse and his new friends journey to the fabled Merry Walrus Island and learn that they must band together to stop their favorite holiday celebration from being silenced forever.

 We Wish You a Merry Walrus is produced by Disney Interactive Labs, Disney Club Penguin, and Factory, an award-winning UK-based production company. The director is Tobias Fouracre (Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Koala Brothers), creative producer is Matt Danner (The Looney Tunes Show, Xiaolin Showdown), and the writers are Martin Olson (Phineas and Ferb) and Christopher Painter (Tom and Jerry Tales).

 We Wish You a Merry Walrus will also air on Disney Channel internationally and will be translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch.

Club Penguin In-World Merry Walrus Celebration (Dec. 18 – Dec. 29)
To get Disney Club Penguin fans in the spirit, the online destination is hosting a special in-world party, the first ever Merry Walrus celebration, through December 29. Players participate in Merry Walrus’ quirky traditions to celebrate giving. The whole island will become a decorated winter wonderland where players take part in mini-quests to spread festive cheer, which include decorating the tree to festive food fights, and searching for six blue crystal puffle ornaments hidden around the island. Players will be rewarded for their efforts with items and at the end of the final quest and Merry Walrus will appear to present members with their very own blue crystal puffle, which they can keep as a souvenir after the party ends. Players will also be able to donate their virtual coins to the annual global Coins For Change initiative to help unlock projects funded by a $1 million donation from Club Penguin to charitable causes around the world.

As the world’s largest virtual world for kids, players can log in to explore the colourful online world in the form of a penguin character where they can play games, chat to other penguins, design and build an igloo home and adopt small pets called puffles. Club Penguin has built an unrivalled global reputation with an unwavering commitment to online safety with features consisting of cutting-edge word filter technology, live moderation, and an ad-free environment. The Club Penguin app is also available on iOS with mobile players enjoying the same gameplay and social features found in the online world. Club Penguin is played in more than 190 countries and since launch over 220 million penguins have been created.  Visit www.clubpenguin.com

Dec 22

A video featuring photos of Arendelle from #Frozen @ #Disneyland on Friday 12/19

A video featuring a look at my pictures from Friday December 19, 2014 at Disneyland of Arendelle in Storybook Land. First from Casey Jr then from the Canal Boats. Also a look at the Frozen Fun preparations at Disney California Adventure.

If you would like to visit the full picture set visit our Disneyland Resort Picture section

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Dec 21

#Epcot Holidays Around the World 2014 – Mariachis & Dancers #WDW

For the 2014 Holidays Around the World celebration at Epcot in Walt Disney World there are three new additions, one in Morocco, China, and Mexico.

Mexico: Mariachis and Dancers
Disney Description: Celebrate a Feliz Navidad and join in the color and excitement of the music, dances and traditions of a Holiday Fiesta!
Geek’s first impressions: I thought this addition was a good upgrade from the LosTres Reyes Magos (Three Kings). It mixes the traditional story/history lesson with music and dance. While not as impressive and immersive as the Viva Navidad! event at Disney California Adventure it was a very well done show and an enjoyable addition to the holiday offerings at Epcot.

The performance takes place along the World Showcase Lagoon with this as the backdrop.

The performance takes place along the World Showcase Lagoon with this as the backdrop.

A scroll with some background on the traditions of Christmas in Mexico

A scroll with some background on the traditions of Christmas in Mexico

The Epcot Mariachi Cobre group provide the narration and music.

The Epcot Mariachi Cobre group provide the narration and music.

Two dancers join the festivities.

Two dancers join the festivities.

Epcot Holidays Around the World - Mexico - Mariachis and Dancers

Epcot Holidays Around the World - Mexico - Mariachis and Dancers

Children are invited to participate.

Children are invited to participate.

Epcot Holidays Around the World - Mexico - Mariachis and Dancers

A summary of my December 2014 Walt Disney World Trip Posts

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