#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News & Rumor Round Up for the Week of October 12, 2018

This week Walt Disney World announces the “Ultimate Disney Christmas Package” for 2018, Disneyland Resort officially cancels plans for its fourth hotel and the teaser trailer is released for Disney’s live-action Aladdin.  Take a look!

 

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Sneak A Peek At This Year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package

Tina Fey Visits with Vampirina at Walt Disney World Resort

Stars of Disney Channel’s ‘Coop & Cami Ask the World’ Visit Walt Disney World Resort

Tom Sawyer Island at Magic Kingdom Closing for Refurbishment This Month

Sister Hazel to Replace Smash Mouth at Epcot This Weekend

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake Now Available at Sprinkles at Disney Springs

Three New Stores Coming to Disney Springs This Month

City Works Eatery & Pour House Coming to Disney Springs in 2019

New Lobby, Restaurants and Other Amenities Now Open at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

 

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DISNEYLAND RESORT

Disneyland Resort Officially Cancels Plans for 4th Hotel

New Pedestrian Bridge Added to New Parking Structure at Disneyland Resort

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple Closing at Disneyland Park

Salt & Straw Now Open at Downtown Disney District

 

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OTHER NEWS

Blake Lively Celebrates Halloween at Disneyland Paris

Disney Cruise Line Wins Top Award in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

The Walt Disney Company Announces New Organizational Structure for its Media Networks Business

The Walt Disney Company Donates $1 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Support Communities Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Forbes Ranks Disney Among World’s Best Employers for 2018

Disney’s New #DreamBigPrincess Global Video Series Launches 

Teaser Trailer Debuts for Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

Freeform’s ‘Kickoff To Christmas’ New Month-Long Programming Event Starts Nov. 1

Life-Size 2 Premieres December 2 During 25 Days of Christmas on Freeform

Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ Home Release Dates Announced


‘Life-Size 2’ Premieres December 2 During 25 Days of Christmas on Freeform

Freeform’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event will be a lot brighter as Tyra Banks reprises her iconic role of Eve in the highly anticipated sequel “Life-Size 2,” SUNDAY, DEC. 2 at 9:00–11:00 p.m. EST. Television’s biggest event of the year, “25 Days of Christmas,” airing DEC. 1 – 25, brings viewers a season full of festive specials, classic holiday movies and returning favorites.

Grace Manning (Francia Raisa) is the 20-something CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll. Grace is also in the middle of her quarter-life crisis, realizing she is in over her head as CEO. To make matters worse, her wild-child ways are causing the company’s stock to plummet. With the help of her young next-door neighbor, Grace’s old Eve doll (Tyra Banks) magically awakens to help get Grace back on track and give her the confidence to be the woman and leader Eve knows Grace can be.

“Life-Size 2” is executive produced by Tyra Banks and Stephanie Allain. The film is written by Cameron Fay and Stacey Harman, and directed by Steven K. Tsuchida. “Life-Size 2” stars Tyra Banks, Francia Raisa, Gavin Stenhouse, Shanica Knowles, Hank Chen and Alison Fernandez.


New Comedy ‘Coop & Cami Ask The World’ Premiers Tonight on Disney Channel

Multi-talented young actors Dakota Lotus and Ruby Rose Turner lead the ensemble cast of “Coop & Cami Ask the World,” Disney Channel’s new live-action comedy. The series follows the antics of middle-school siblings Coop and Cami Wrather, who co-host a popular online show while balancing life, family and friendship, premiering FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, on Disney Channel (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), in the DisneyNOW app and on Disney Channel VOD (12:01 a.m. local). The second episode will be available immediately following the series’ premiere (9:00 p.m. EDT) in the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel YouTube.

Made for kids and families, the live-action comedy follows Cooper (Lotus) and Cameron (Turner) Wrather, two middle-school siblings who co-host Coop’s online show “Would You Wrather.” With the help of their little brother Ollie and Coop’s best friend Fred, the duo present out-of-the-box questions and results to the show’s millions of followers (aka Wratherheads) who help them solve life problems – both mundane and madcap. Every day is an adventure in the Wrather’s hectic household, which also includes their older sister Charlotte and mom, Jenna. Whatever the question or result, Coop and Cami tackle adolescence and everyday family situations with humor and heart.

Also starring are Olivia Sanabia (“Just Add Magic”) as their older sister Charlotte; Albert Tsai (“Dr. Ken”) as Coop’s best friend Fred; Paxton Booth (“The Toy Box”) as their little brother Ollie and Rebecca Metz (“Better Things”) as their mom Jenna.

In the premiere episode, Cooper and Cami are preparing for their school dance when they learn their mom is ready to start dating again, now that it’s been two years since their father passed away. Much to their chagrin, her first date happens to be with their principal. Not sure what to do, they turn to the Wratherheads for advice, asking “Would you Wrather have your mom date the principal or take your mom to the school dance?”

Series creators Boyce Bugliari and Jamie McLaughlin (“The Haunted Hathaways”) serve as executive producers and showrunners. The multi-camera series is also executive produced by Dan Cross & Dave Hoge (“The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex,” “The Thundermans”). Greg Schaffer (“Lab Rats: Elite Force”) is co-executive producer.

Season one of the series will include a new music video, a series of live-action shorts and interactive challenges.

The second episode will be available in the DisneyNOW app and on Disney Channel YouTube immediately following the premiere episode (9:00 p.m. EDT). In the second episode, Cami’s chances to win the class election for social chair are at stake when Cooper accidentally reveals that she still sleeps with her childhood stuffed Hippo named Ho-ho during one of their live segments.

The series is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.


Sneak A Peek At This Year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package

Today Disney gave a sneak peek of this year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package.  This package offers guests exclusive access to some attractions, holiday experiences, a special dining opportunity, and more during the holiday season.

Guests who purchase this package will enjoy a five-night stay at a select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotel (checking in on Dec. 17 and checking out on Dec. 22, 2018), 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option and some exclusive experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort during their stay.

Take a look at the yuletide offerings included in this festive package:

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  • Exclusive Nighttime Access to Toy Story Land on Dec. 17 – Spend time at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Toy Story Mania. The land will celebrate its’ first holiday season with special decor guests can’t miss.
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  • Celebrate the Season at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on Dec. 18 – Ring in the holiday season with a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park.
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  • Exclusive Nighttime Access to Select Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions on Dec. 19 – Enjoy exclusive nighttime access to Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest and Dinosaur plus an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
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  • Exclusive Early Morning Access to shopping at World of Disney Store & Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail Experience on Dec. 20 – Shop at World of Disney at Disney Springs, and visit this year’s Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail, to enjoy hot chocolate and cotton candy.
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  • Enjoy an Exclusive Holiday Themed Buffet Dinner Event at Epcot on Dec. 21 – Enjoy a holiday-themed buffet dinner event in World Showplace Events Pavillion.

Because theme park admission is included in this package, guests will be able to truly enjoy the holidays at our theme parks, with all our other guests including “A Frozen Holiday Wish” at Magic Kingdom Park, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays at Epcot, Flurry of Fun festivities and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Diwali holiday additions to UP! A Great Bird Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and much more. Be sure to check out the Holiday Events & Celebrations site for full holiday vacation-planning details.

This Walt Disney Travel Company package includes a 5-night stay at select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotels plus 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option. This offer may be booked between October 22-December 2, for travel occurring December 17-22.

For example, you can wrap up this package starting at $175 per person, per night, for a family of four in a garden view room at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. That’s a total package price of $3,500.

Price based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Valid Theme Park admission is required to attend Theme Park events included in this package. Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by December 31, 2019. Special event ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only valid on December 18, 2018. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes 3-bedroom Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.


Raven’s Home Remix Musical Premieres Tonight on Disney Channel

Actress, singer and series executive producer Raven-Symoné leads the multitalented “Raven’s Home” cast in a dynamic musical episode, “Raven’s Home: Remix,” about self-empowerment and self-expression. Directed by Paul Hoen (“ZOMBIES,” “Camp Rock 2,” “Let it Shine”) and choreographed by Will “WilldaBeast” Adams (“America’s Best Dance Crew,” “Glee”), the episode premieres FRIDAY, OCT. 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, in the DisneyNOW app and DisneyVOD. It features eight original songs and dance numbers performed by the cast: Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum, Sky Katz and Anneliese van der Pol.

The “Raven’s Home” musical episode will usher in the series premiere of “Coop & Cami Ask the World” (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel.

In “Raven’s Home: Remix,” Booker sets out to land the starring role in the school’s musical about a boy who loves playing basketball and performing hip-hop. When Raven has a vision of Booker receiving a standing ovation, she’s convinced he’s perfect for the role and encourages him to go for it. However, when Nia discovers the part requires someone who is great at basketball and can rap – two things Tess excels at – she tries to convince Coach Spitz to let Tess audition for the role. When he refuses because Tess is a girl, a determined Nia takes a stand to prove girls can do anything boys can do.

The original songs featured in “Raven’s Home: Remix” were written and produced by The Heavyweights; the GRAMMY® nominated production team composed of  Jamie Jones, Jack Kugell and Matt Wong; along with songwriter Hanna Jones. The multi-platinum team has delivered hit songs that have collectively amassed over 35 million units sold, including music featured in “Descendants 2” and Disney’s “ZOMBIES.”
The”Raven’s Home: Remix, The Musical Episode”digital soundtrack features original songs from the episode and will be available for download and at streaming services Oct. 7 (9:00 p.m. PDT) on Walt Disney Records.

“Raven’s Home” stars Raven-Symoné, who reprises her role as Raven Baxter from the iconic comedy “That’s So Raven” (2003-07); Issac Ryan Brown as Booker Baxter-Carter; Navia Robinson as Nia Baxter-Carter; Jason Maybaum as Levi Grayson; Sky Katz as Tess; and, reprising her “That’s So Raven” role, Anneliese van der Pol as Chelsea Daniels.

Since premiering in July 2017, “Raven’s Home” is Disney Channel’s #2 series in Total Viewers, Kids 6-11, Kids 6-14 and Tweens 9-14, behind only “Andi Mack.” Since its debut, “Raven’s Home” has generated nearly 75 million views across all social and digital viewing platforms, including 49.3 million total video views on social media and 25.3 million views on VOD.

The second season of “Raven’s Home” is executive produced by Raven-Symoné, Dava Savel and Michael Feldman (writer/producers on “That’s So Raven”). The series was created by Michael Poryes and Susan Sherman, and developed by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas. “Raven’s Home” is a production of It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-G parental guideline.


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