Rundisney Is ‘glowing’ About The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror 10-miler Weekend Medals

ATM8067953If you are one of the more than 16,000 runners ‘dropping in’ to participate in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend , October 3-4, at Walt Disney World Resort , then we have a little motivation to help you with your training.
From the youngest runners in the runDisney Kids Races to the most experienced runners in the Disney Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the 10-Miler, we often hear, “it’s all about the ‘bling’.” With that in mind, we are excited to share what waits for you at the finish lines of this year’s events.


There will be no tricks, just treats when kids receive the Halloween-inspired Donald Duck medallion for participating in the diaper dash, 100m, 200m 400m and 1-Mile races.
Be careful of hitchhiking ghosts if you are participating in the Disney Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run. New this year, the medallion glows in the dark!
And nothing can be more fitting than the 2014 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler medal, featuring The Hollywood Tower Hotel . Not only does this medal glow in the dark, the elevator moves up and down.
Now, if you are not running race weekend or just hearing about runDisney, I invite you to check out runDisney.com , register for an upcoming link event and put a little ‘bling’ around your neck.
runDisney is ‘Glowing’ About The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend Medals by Robert Hitchcock: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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Apple Iwatch And Disney – Business Insider

Want to buy food while you’re at the park? Just scan your wristband and enter a PIN. Tired of scrambling for your hotel key? Simply tap the wristband to your door. The wristband is connected to a credit card and is capable of replacing your wallet, keys, and theme park tickets throughout Disney’s sprawling campus. It essentially acts as a digital ID that you wear around your wrist. The sensors within the band are also contextually aware and can detect where you are. Here’s how Bajarin described one experience: But these RFID bands also had proximity features so when we were on a ride like Splash Mountain where they take a picture of you as you start the downward slide, it automatically sensed from our bands we were on the ride and that picture was automatically sent to our Disney picture site as well. Bajarin notes this mobile identity aspect could be crucial for the success of the iWatch.
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Get Frozen live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios…IN SUMMER!

The all new event kicks off universal vacation July 5th at Disneys Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, and will run until the ground starts cooling off on September 1st. The all new summer program is just one of the many ways that Frozen is slowly taking over the world. Earlier this year, Anna and Elsa made their premiere at EPCOTs Norway pavilion. The duo then moved to Princess Fairy Tale Hall at Magic Kingdom where they commanded 3 hour wait times to get a photo with the two. The Disney Hollywood Studios Celebration will be filled with tons of great new activities, as well as all new merchandise and food selections. Heres the official line up from Disney: Olaf on Summer Vacation Olaf the snowman is having the time of his life on his very first summer vacation! He chimes in throughout the day to keep everyone updated on all his adventures. Plus, you can pick up your very own Take-Along Olaf from locations in the park, so he can join you on your summer vacation. And when you share your photos with Olaf on social media, be sure to tag them with #OlafSummerVacation .
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Daily World Cup Coverage Expanding In Downtown Disney District At Disneyland Resort

nullIf you’re a World Cup fan, you probably already know that the matches are televised daily at ESPN Zone in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort . You may have even seen fans lining up outside ESPN Zone prior to kickoff.


Now the Downtown Disney District is offering an additional option for viewing the competition. Matches will be televised on a jumbo 10-by-16-foot outdoor LED screen in the Downtown Disney District common area, between ESPN Zone and Earl of Sandwich .
When the World Cup semi-finals, third place and finals matches arrive on July 8, 9, 12 and 13, Downtown Disney District World Cup festivities will also feature a DJ and additional special activities for fans. Keep watching the Disney Parks visit Blog for future announcements about upcoming World Cup activities and follow @DisneylandDTD and @ESPNZoneAnaheim on Twitter!
Daily World Cup Coverage Expanding in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort by John McClintock: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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My Disney Top 5 – Walt Disney Resort Hotel Restaurants (more Mouse) By Chris Barry

Photo by J. Jeff Kober. So if California Grill is so unforgettable, why is it that I put Artist Point as my number one choice, you may ask? There’s a http://luciasdisney.tumblr.com rather simple answer. When I think about meals that I just can’t wait to have in anticipation of a trip to Walt Disney World, Artist Point comes to mind first. The food blows me away every time. The wine list does the same. The service is always on point. Everything is just awesome.
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Scientists Find Experimental Support For Killer Whales’ Ability To Learn New Dialects

Scientists Find Experimental Support for Killer Whales’ Ability to Learn New Dialects


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A team of scientists from Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) and SeaWorld San Diego has provided the strongest evidence yet that killer whale dialects are learned.
The study found that juvenile male killer whales are capable of learning new call types when they undergo a change in social association.
Killer whales have vocal repertoires that scientists call ‘dialects’ because they’re composed of calls unique to particular social groups. Discovering how whales develop these dialects hasn’t been possible in the wild because of the inherent challenges in tracking an individual whale’s vocalizations and behavior regularly and for extended periods of time.
The HSWRI study took advantage of the unique habitat at SeaWorld that was outfitted with multichannel video and eight hydrophones. This environment allowed the researchers to record and analyze main page the calls made by individual whales over a five-year period.
Learning whether social association affects the calls of killer whales sheds important light on how wild populations of whales interact. Scientists still don’t know if and how populations of killer whales can merge. The data from this study give clues about how that might occur.
To find out more about this and other research projects at SeaWorld visit http://www.seaworld.com/truth.
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#disneykids: First Flight On Dumbo The Flying Elephant

So far, we’ve shared several different “firsts” to experience at Disney Parks in our new #DisneyKids blog series but today’s may be our most popular – a first flight on Dumbo the Flying Elephant . This attraction is for everyone – and that’s part of what makes it a special “first” memory for so many guests.


Keep your #DisneyKids suggestions coming in and let us know what was special, memorable or even life changing about your first ride at Disney Parks in the comments.
Also, you can find more fun for little ones – as well as special offers designed with your family in mind on our special preschool page .
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Disney Channel “girl Meets World” Premieres Tonight | Disney Dreaming

The Disney Channel world premiere of Girl Meets World starts at 9:45pm ET/PT. Heres a description of the Boy Meets World spin-off show premiere: When Maya leads a rebellion in class, Riley joins in to try to be like her much to her father, Corys, dismay. Guest starring: William Daniels as Mr. Feeney and Jackee Harry as the woman on the subway. You can also check out the first episode of the show for http://halloweensummer.blog.com/ free on iTunes. Find out what we thought of the episode here . Also tune in for a new Jessie tonight as well as the Disney Channel Original Movie Zapped ! Top Celebrities:
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Disneyland Park Guests To Create The Story Of ‘legends Of Frontierland: Gold Rush!’

What if you could bring the Wild West to life in Frontierland? What if you could be anyone you want to be – a peacekeeper, an outlaw, a merchant, a miner, an heiress – the possibilities are endless! If you’ve ever imagined what life in Frontierland at Disneyland park would be like, you’re about to have the chance to write the first chapter of the story when “Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush!” opens July 9.


Here’s the setting:
Frontierland and its neighbor, Rainbow Ridge, are in the midst of a good, ol’ fashioned land feud. Rainbow Ridge – a once-booming mining town – has dried up, and they have their eyes set on Frontierland. The steady, hardworking folk in Frontierland want to keep the town safe and free of rougharound-the-edges, opportunistic types. Rumors are spreading that gold has been discovered in mines belonging to Frontierland, and there is even a rumor that Frontierland itself sits on the motherlode! Whether or not the rumors are true, the folk in Rainbow Ridge have one thing on their minds: take over Frontierland! Thus, the struggle begins …
“Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush!” will be a whole new way to experience a land in a Disney theme park. Instead of watching the story unfold, guests will be part of the story themselves – naming, creating and developing their own characters and influencing the direction and action of the story’s first chapter. The story will involve web site entertainment, merchandise, food and more – throughout Frontierland.
Show your Disney Side and choose your alliance when the fight for Frontierland begins July 9! Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more details and updates as the story unfolds, and choose your side with the hashtags #MyFrontierland and #MyRainbowRidge.
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Randall Reed, Planet Ford Sponsors Best Buddies’ Disney World, Universal Orlando Magical Journey – Your Houston News: News

Randall Reed, Planet Ford sponsors Best Buddies’ Disney World, Universal Orlando magical journey

He did a really good job of keeping me calm on all of the really scary rides, Reed said. In the evening, the excitement didnt stop. The kids enjoyed marshmallow roasts and smores outside their Disney Wilderness Lodge cabins. They had a huge, family-style barbecue with celebrity guests on hand, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and various other Disney characters. The Reed family, Planet Ford and various donors contributed to create this fairytale journey. Thanks to all the contributors and Chuck Kramer, partner at Randall Reeds Planet Ford in Humble, for making this weekend possible. You orlando vacation packages all rock! said Reed. Our team at Planet Ford is so happy that we were able to help make this wonderful wish a reality, said Kramer, general manager/operating partner. Everyone worked hard, including the students, and it paid off. They had a blast and will have life-long memories that they will forever cherish. Typically, these students, who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, are unable to go on school trips without their parents due to their special needs.
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Walt Disney World Resort Update (Walt Disney World Resort Update) by Marie Rossiter

Book through June 6, 2014. Offer Details: Save from 30 percent (for 15 nights) to 35 percent (for 6+ nights) at select Disney’s BoardWalk Villas, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (standard view), Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Save from to 20 percent (for 1&ndah;5 nights) to 25 percent (for 6+ nights) at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort Villas, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas Kidani Village and Jambo House, and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (courtyard/club rooms) & Villas Save up from 15 percent (for 15 nights) to 20 percent (for 6+ nights) at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music and Disney’s Pop Century Resort Save from 10 percent (for 15 nights) to 15 percent (for 6+ nights) at Disney’s Art of Animation Family Suites Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is NOT included in this discount. Discounts for U.K. Residents 2014 Free Dining offer for U.K. residents 2014 Free Dining offers for U.K. residents have been released. From the information posted on the Virgin Holidays website, it appears the 2014 program offers free Quick Service Dining Plan plan when booking at a Moderate resort, and free Dining Plan when booking at Deluxe resorts, Old Key West or Saratoga Springs. There are also offers for a free $200 Disney Gift Card and/or a 14-day ticket for the price of a 7-day ticket depending on travel dates.
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Sea Rescue Gets Nominated For An Emmy!

Sea Rescue Gets Nominated for an Emmy!
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Congratulations to Sea Rescue for its Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Children’s Series! This is the show’s first Emmy nomination. Winners will be announced in June so stay tuned!
Be sure to catch a new episode this weekend. The SeaWorld Rescue team has its hands full when a feisty sea lion they name Kyle arrives with a serious eye injury. Then, when a harbor porpoise beaches in Canada, rescuers quickly learn he’s in desperate shape and it’s going to take 24/7 care to get little Levi back to health.
The Wildlife Docs is new too! See what it takes to perform an otter root canal as visit our website Puba, an Asian small-claw otter at Busch Gardens, needs some serious dental work. Then, did you know alligators make some of the best mothers in the wild? Witness the maternal instinct of a mommy alligator.
Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during “Litton’s Weekend Adventure” and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows.
They are part of the #1 rated block on Saturday mornings and are consistently rated #1 in the top ten U.S. markets including the four largest: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. Currently in its third season, Sea Rescue has been seen by more than 120 million viewers.
Time is subject to change so be sure to check your local listings. For more information about Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs visit http://www.seaworldkids.com .
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