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May 2, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Seven Dwarfs Mine Train' Dedication, 'Girl Meets World' Premiere Date Announced, Special 'Star Wars' Day Event

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
A special dedication ceremony for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train took place at Magic Kingdom Park this week, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs announced that the “crowning jewel” of New Fantasyland, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, officially opens on May 28.
April 11, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disneynature's 'Monkey Kingdom,' CGI Ride-Through of 'Seven Dwarfs Mine Train' and 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Trailer

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
"Bears" hits theaters on Friday, April 18, and Disneynature’s already getting ready for next year with the announcement of their latest film, "Monkey Kingdom," this week. The story will spotlight the gripping reality of a newborn monkey and its mother struggling to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop—a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia, alongside a rich cast of forest characters.
February 22, 2014

Disney News This Week: Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer, 'Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade' Costumes Revealed, Yahoo-ABC News Network Online News Leader for 24 Consecutive Months

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Earlier this week, a brand-new trailer for Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy"—in theaters August 1—was released. The story finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain; but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.
August 1, 2013

Tokyo Disneyland Explores New Waters with 'Jungle Cruise' Revamp

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
One of the most beloved attractions at our parks around the world is the "Jungle Cruise." A fan favorite since the original opened at Disneyland in 1955, each trip down the world’s most famous rivers offers excitement and humor – and now, guests at Tokyo Disneyland are in for a special treat. Tokyo Disney Resort recently announced that the "Jungle Cruise" will undergo a wild transformation in 2014, with new lighting and show effects, an exclusive musical soundtrack, and a special after-dark “night cruise” for a unique take on this classic attraction.