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Walt Disney World Resort Unveils Bold New Vision for Downtown Disney Plans Include New and Enhanced Shopping, Dining and Other Experiences

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (June 27, 2008) – Walt Disney World Resort today unveiled a new vision for Downtown Disney, with extraordinary new shopping, dining and other experiences including a completely re-imagined Pleasure Island. Also planned are numerous enhancements to popular Downtown Disney locations, as well as additional theming and storytelling brought to life by Walt Disney Imagineers.

“We are committed to offering guests new and exciting experiences they can only have at Walt Disney World Resort,” said Downtown Disney Vice President Kevin Lansberry. “Our bold new vision for Downtown Disney reflects the feedback we receive from our guests each and every day and will enable us to continue to offer the high-quality entertainment that is our hallmark.”

Over the next year, the 120-acre entertainment-shopping-dining complex will add a number of one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences for guests. Downtown Disney will even get its own iconic attraction, in the form of a giant, tethered balloon that will take guests 300 feet into the air to view the amazing vistas of Walt Disney World Resort. Other new experiences include:

·In fall 2008, guests will enter a world of prehistoric creatures at T-Rex: A Prehistoric Family Adventure. The dinosaur-themed family eatery will serve up pizzas, pastas, seafood and more, and will feature life-size animated dinosaurs that dwell among bubbling geysers, waterfalls and a fossil dig site.

*Also this fall, a design-your-own t-shirt store from Hanes will add to the growing collection of merchandise guests can personalize at Downtown Disney.

*E-brands Restaurants, an Orlando-based, multi-concept restaurant group, will premier its newest concept at Downtown Disney in spring 2009. The high-energy, casual eatery will feature authentic Central and South American cuisine, specialty drinks and live music along the waterfront.

Guests also will enjoy a brand new mix of shopping and dining experiences at Pleasure Island as it is transformed over the next two years.

Our guests tell us they want additional shopping and dining experiences at Downtown Disney,” added Lansberry. “We are currently considering a number of unique concepts from around the globe as we re-imagine Pleasure Island and look forward to sharing our progress over the coming months.”

To make way for the new offerings, all of the clubs currently on Pleasure Island will close on Sept. 27. Other locations on Pleasure Island, including Raglan Road, Fuego by Sosa Cigars, Curl by Sammy Duval, Orlando Harley-Davidson and outdoor food and beverage locations, will remain open during the transition.

To complement these new experiences, many popular Downtown Disney locations will undergo enhancements.

*Beginning this summer, Portobello Yacht Club will be transformed into a Tuscan Country Trattoria. The refreshed menu features authentic Italian dishes and signature favorites and a re-designed interior along with an outdoor dining space.

*This fall, Goofy’s Candy Company will add a special new room that will enable families to host one-of-a-kind birthday parties at Downtown Disney.

*The Marketplace Stage will be completely replaced with a larger, covered stage this fall to welcome even more entertainment to Downtown Disney and serve as a new premier venue for Disney Magic Music Days.

*Fulton’s Crab House will update its interior fixtures and furnishing and exterior in Spring 2009. The enhancements include a refreshed third floor deck dining area to offer additional Disney guests and larger private parties the traditional Fulton’s experience.

*Next year, Wolfgang Puck Café will update its interior fixtures and furnishings and will feature an enclosed glass patio offering guests a year-round outdoor dining experience.

These efforts come on the heels of recent enhancements at World of Disney, Wolfgang Puck Express, Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, Earl of Sandwich and Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant.

End of Spring Special Promotion – Epcot Flower & Garden Combo Pack Including Bonus Festival Guide

Hi everyone!

Now that summer is officially here, we are offering a special “ End of Spring” Combo Pack featuring “Jeff Lange Experiences Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival” DVD and “JWL Media Presents Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival” Windows Screensaver/Photo CD.
While supplies last we are also including the festival guide pictured above with each order! This is a 24 page full color “ Fun in the Sun” guidebook that was given out during this years Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. It makes an ideal companion to the new DVD and Screensaver!

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Independence Day Sparkles Across Walt Disney World Resort With Star-Spangled Pyrotechnics Performances

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A popular July 4th tradition at Walt Disney World Resort will continue this year as star-spangled salutes to America’s independence are presented all across the Florida Vacation Kingdom.

Here’s some of the fireworks fun scheduled for July 4 this year:

* A Fourth of July “Concert in the Sky” will light up the night at Magic Kingdom in honor of Independence Day. Featuring a magnificent display of aerial fireworks, dazzling pyrotechnic effects and dynamic music, the show, entitled “Disney’s Celebrate America!-A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky,” is a grand tribute to the United States, its people and traditions. The special show is scheduled for 9 p.m. Magic Kingdom also will feature two performances of the “ SpectroMagic” nighttime parade, first at 10:30 p.m. and then again at 12:30 a.m. that same night.

* A holiday-inspired finale will be added to Epcot’s nightly fireworks extravaganza, “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” The park’s American Adventure pavilion also will feature enhanced entertainment throughout the day, with visits from historic characters who will share their stories. American Adventure also will feature additional performances of its signature musical group, Voices of Liberty, performing patriotic classics.

* Disney’s Hollywood Studios will present a special July 4th fireworks show at 9 p.m., with skyrockets and patriotic music filling the air at the showbiz-themed park. The park’s popular “Fantasmic!” show, featuring fireworks, animation, dancing waters and Disney characters, will be presented on July 4 at 10:30 p.m.

* Downtown Disney will present July 4th fireworks at 10:30 p.m. for the revelers, shoppers and diners enjoying the nighttime entertainment district.

All New Release – Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics DVD

Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics DVD

6 June 2008 Continue reading All New Release – Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics DVD

Buy it Now – Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Tomorrowland” attractions. This second volume in the series features the following:

Mission to Mars (1992)

Join your Audio-Animatronic host, Mr. Johnson for a pre-flight briefing from mission control! Continue your journey as you board your rocket and experience liftoff, followed by entry into Hyperspace. Upon arriving at Mars, probes are launched to show the Martian landscape up close. Will you survive the meteor shower that damages the ship?

Delta Dreamflight (1992)

Explore the history of flight through whimsical scenes of barnstormers to modern day air travel. Fly over 1930’s Tokyo and Paris before landing in the present age.

Mickey’s Mart (1991)

A complete tour of this original Tomorrowland gift shop, featuring all of your favorite character displays and merchandise of the era!

Wedway PeopleMover (1991)

Join the “commuter computer” ORAC-1 for a relaxing tour of Tomorrowland. Highlights include: the Epcot architectural model, Skyway, RYCA-1, Space Mountain (with lights on), Grand Prix Raceway, Star Jets and more!

Carousel of Progress (1993)

Experience the joys of living through the advent of electricity and other technological advances during the 20th century via a “typical” American family. This version of the attraction features the Sherman Brothers song “Best Time of Your Life” (Now is the Time).

RYCA-1: Dream of a New World (1991)

Enjoy this rare look at the Space Mountain post show featuring a diorama of life on another planet.

Skyway to Tomorrowland (1992)

Soar high over Fantasyland enroute to Tomorrowland in this nighttime flight on the Skyway!

Relive these Tomorrowland Classics year after year or experience the  magic for the first time by purchasing a copy of “Jeff Lange Remembers  Tomorrowland Classics”.

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