Today, Edie Falco visited Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. She was visiting Walt Disney World Resort with her family. Edie recently signed on to star as General Ardmore in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels.
Pandora – The World of Avatar is a unique partnership between Walt Disney Imagineering, James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment that brings to life the vivid, authentic experience of an alien world. The land celebrates the magic of nature, where guests can walk among floating mountains and wonder at bioluminescent fauna and flora. Guests also can fly on the back of a banshee during an exhilarating ride over the vast moon of Pandora on the Avatar Flight of Passage attraction, or journey deep into the rainforest to see the Na’vi Shaman of Songs in the Na’vi River Journey attraction.
In celebration of Earth Day today, Disney announced Natalie Portman will narrate a new Disneynature feature film debuting exclusively on Disney+, Dolphin Reef.
According to Disney, Dolphin Reef will follow a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin named Echo who can’t decide if he’s quite ready to grow up and take on new responsibilities. (Same, Echo. Same.) Even more magical, the film will be narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman.
Disney+ launches in the U.S. on November 12, 2019! Stay tuned for more details!
Radio Disney is throwing a real-time live party for its most passionate fans, evolving music’s biggest event for families to the newly rebranded “ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration” (for the past six years known as the “Radio Disney Music Awards”). Actress, singer, songwriter, Hollywood Records and Republic Records recording artist Sofia Carson (Disney Channel’s “Descendants,” Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”) is set to host the exciting music and star-filled event. For the first time, it will be a live telecast, originating from Los Angeles, on SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (8:00 p.m. EDT/re-airing at 8:00 p.m. PDT), on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW, with a simulcast on Radio Disney. Multiple Emmy® and Producers Guild Award nominee Casey Patterson Entertainment (“Lip Sync Battle” and “MTV Movie Awards”) will executive produce the show.
The ARDYs will celebrate the biggest and rising stars in music, television and movies and create an event designed to inspire and entertain today’s families. Beginning May 20, and during the live ARDYs show, fans will be invited to be part of the planning for the live telecast. By visiting the DisneyNOW app, the Radio Disney app or online (Disney.com/ARDYs), fans can participate in polls that will help determine certain elements of the show.
Returning sponsors of the 2019 ARDYs include Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, KRAFT® Macaroni and Cheese Shapes, Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker 2 video game on the Nintendo Switch system and The Walt Disney Studios.
“We’re creating a next-level celebration of music to entertain and inspire families and over the next many weeks, we’ll bring our fans into the celebration planning, getting their opinions during pre-production and bring it all to life, live, during the show,” said Phil Guerini, vice president, Music Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide and general manager, Radio Disney Network.
Casey Patterson is a six-time Emmy and three-time PGA Award-nominated executive producer who has created a wide array of groundbreaking programming. Patterson recently produced and directed legendary country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn’s star-studded tribute celebration in Nashville. Patterson’s credits include “Lip Sync Battle,” “MTV Movie & TV Awards,” Dwayne Johnson’s “Rock The Troops,” Bill Murray’s “A Very Murray Christmas” on Netflix, “One Night Only: Alec Baldwin,” “Time and Punishment: A Town Hall Discussion With Jay Z,” “The Concert of the Century” at the White House, “The Concert for New York City,” “Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special” and “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: A Fairytale of New York.”
If you are planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort between May 31 and June 23, 2019, you will need a reservation and theme park admission. You can obtain a reservation by either staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel or by obtaining a reservation on May 2 at Disneyland.com. There is no additional cost to make a reservation, but reservations are subject to availability.
Specific details on how to make reservations will be available on the Disney Parks Blog and Disneyland.com on May 2 at 8 a.m. PT. You must have a Disney Account to register for a reservation so be sure to create one before registration opens at 10 a.m. PT.
Guests looking to guarantee a reservation to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge today can get one by staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23, 2019. Click here to book your stay or call (714) 520-5060 now!
*Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23, 2019 will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay. One reservation per registered Guest. Each Guest is required to have valid theme park admission. If the hotel reservation is cancelled, the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation will be cancelled. Access to certain experiences in the land are subject to capacity and other factors. Additional restrictions apply.
The Margarita Cupcake is now available at Sprinkles at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort and in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort! This special treat features key lime cake frosted with ultra-premium blanco tequila and infused key lime buttercream, finished with a fleur de sel rim. Hurry! This cupcake is only available through May 5!
During your visit you can also try The Lemon Meringue Cupcake which features graham cracker-lined fragrant lemon cake filled with tart lemon curd topped with toasted meringue. This cupcake is available through April 28!
You can also try the Lemon Meringue Ice Cream which is available through April 30 and features tart lemon curd ice cream loaded with homemade marshmallow cream and graham cracker crumble.
Sprinkles is a bakery located in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort and in The Town Center at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. They are known for their popular gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily with unique flavors and high-quality ingredients. For more information, click here.