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The Disney Cruise Line has
announced that a new show, Toy Story - The Musical, will replace Hercules
- A MUSE-ical Comedy in the entertainment lineup aboard the Disney Wonder
Disney's Animal Kingdom cast member Darren Scott Snyder was
killed in the massive traffic accidents due to smoke and fog on Interstate
4 last week.
The Tampa Bay Rays (no longer the "Devil Rays") plan to hold
another series of three regular-season games at Disney's Wide World
of Sports Complex.
While the Walt Disney World
Marathon was another runaway for Brazilian Adriano Bastos, the Half
Marathon was a nail-biter, with Chad Johnson edging out teammate C. Fred
Joslyn by just one second.
We had a small update
on the installation of iHome alarm clocks at the Contemporary and Grand
There's been lots of construction
is going on around the resort, including exterior work at Disney's Old Key
West Resort, a new DVC kiosk at the Magic Kingdom, and some work on the
Courtyard Pool at the Grand Floridian Resort.
Monday's Orlando Sentinel ran
a story as a "Sentinel Exclusive" stating that Disney is building
a Disney Vacation Club resort adjacent to the Contemporary Resort. Since
we've been reporting that fact since August
2006, it's uncertain what part of the story is an exclusive.
The new Pixar Play Parade will debut at Disney's California Adventure
at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, March 14.
The Mad Tea Party and Grizzly River Run both closed for last-minute
This week's Park Update is a little brief because Update editor Adrienne
Vincent-Phoenix was in Atlanta attending the America's Mart gift show.
For those Disneyana collectors out there, Adrienne has detailed all
the great new Disney merchandise that will be released in the coming
year in her
The annual NFFC Strictly Disneyana
show and sale will take place Sunday. More details and a discount coupon
are available at the NFFC web
site. Steven Ng will be attending the NFFC Show and Sale in Anaheim
this Sunday for a few hours. He will have his portable recording equipment
with him, so look for him if you want to record a message for the podcast.
You can find him or follow his adventures on his Twitter
The Walt Disney Company will be holding its annual meeting of shareholders
on March 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It's likely that, for the first time
in five years, MousePlanet will not provide on-site coverage of the meeting.
According to the proxy
statement, Disney CEO Bob Iger had a pay increase of 7 percent, up to
The first image from The Princess and the Frog appears on the last page
of Disney CEO Bob Iger's letter to shareholders in the company's Annual
Report. (It is not on the back page of the report, as we stated on the
Enchanted will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 18.
Disney signed a video-on-demand
deal with Cogeco cable, the second-largest cable provider in Ontario
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